“After touring so much, I was looking for some peace. I found Morocco, and it was perfect. Everything I wanted to feel about peace, I found it there. Skepta
“A Great King, Great City”
The whole history of Morocco is inscribed on the walls of the 4 Morocco imperial cities Tour from Marrakesh:
Marrakesh and the Jemaa el Fna square, Rabat and the Hassan tower, Meknes and the Bab el Mansour gate, Fes and the Najjarines fountain, all listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Exoticism guaranteed:
Let yourself be intrigued by the mysteries !
Go back in medieval time in this private imperial cities tour from Marrakesh and live the experience of your life
What you expect ?
- Transfer from/to airport
- 7 night accommodation in 4 stars hotel or Riad
- 7 Breakfast
- Transport by private car or private minivan
- Private driver
- Professional guides in all imperial cities
- Monument entrance fees
- Free cancellation, no questions asked
- We understand that plans change and the unexpected can happen, so you can cancel your experiences up to 10 days before they start!
- Our assistance 24/7
Why you should go in the imperial cities Tour?
Go back in the medieval time and let yourself be intrigued by the mysteries of the Kingdom of lights on a Private guided Imperial cities Tour. Discover all the history of Morocco inscribed on the walls of the 4 imperial cities: Marrakesh, Rabat, Meknes and Fez. In addition, we will make you live an authentic experience, meet the “real world”, go to places frequented by residents, discover their neighborhoods, their restaurants, explore the destination as a local.
What the Big Deal ?
As a bonus for our customers: the guided visit of Roman ruins of Volubilis, also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is included in the Imperial Cities Tour.
Private Imperial Cities Tour from Marrakesh
Go in footsteps of the Kings
You go in the footsteps of this king who has 500 concubines and 12000 horses or this other stake and righteous who only wanted the glory of the Lord by building Fez while this vizier by palace intrigues proclaimed himself regent of the king, he built the Bahia palace for his favorite, no less than 150 rooms. Other kings, not fearing death during their lifetime, built their tombs and excelled at it: the Saadian Tombs. Casablanca modern city does not escape tradition, and a great King offered him a masterpiece of Arab-Muslim architecture: the great Hassan II Mosque which can hold 25,000 people inside and 80,000 outside!
What you expect in this Private imperial cities tour from Marrakesh?
> Visiting In Marrakesh the Bahia Palace and Souk
> Paying an morocco evening whit folklore and diner
> Visiting old city of Fez
> Visiting the unique hospital in the world devoted exclusively for Donkey
> Visiting Meknes and Bab el Mansour gate, the most photographed gate in Morocco
> Visiting the roman ruin of Volubilis
> Visiting Rabat and Kasbah Oudaya and Mohamed V mausoleum
> Paying visit Hassan II mosque in Casablanca
> Our assistance 24/7 and more
Day 1 : Marrakesh airport arrival
“I believe that Marrakesh ought to be earned as a destination. The journey is the preparation for the experience. Reaching it too fast derides it, makes it a little less easy to understand.”
― Tahir Shah, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
At your airport Marrakech arrival, Pick- up from airport to your hotel or Riad. Night in hotel or Riad
Day 2 : Marrakesh Visit ( UNESCO world heritage)Marrakesh
Meet the unexpected
I have been told of an oasis city that the sun floods with its light and does not leave until it is entrusted to the moon. A city where the olive trees, orange trees and roses of its gardens rival paradise. A city of lights, a happy city that knows how to welcome its guests and make them happy.
This city is Marrakesh! And if Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there.
After breakfast in hotel, day devoted to historical Marrakesh visit: Bahia palace, Saadiens tombs, the colorful souks , optional lunch then visit the Jemaa El Fna place, a UNESCO heritage site,
Wat’s Jemmaa el Fna square by Juan Goytosolo
*Agora, theatrical performance, point of convergence: open and plural space, vast field of ideas, peasants, shepherds, roundworms, merchants coming from bus stations, taxi ranks, drowsy car rental stops: merged into an idle mass, absorbed in the contemplation of the daily hustle and bustle, supported by license and heedless of the terrain, in a continuous and capricious movement: immediate contact between strangers, oblivion of social constraints, identification in prayer and laughter, temporary suspension of hierarchies, joyful equality of people. » Juan Goytosolo. Optional Majorelle Gardens visit (12 $ payable in spot)
Night at hotel
Day 3 : Marrakesh – FezFes
“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on FEZ.“
After breakfast, Crossing to the Middle Atlas mountains, Berber villages, the cedars forest, arrival to Fez the oldest imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence: night in hotel or Riad
Day 4 : Fez historical Visit ( Unesco world heritage)
Get lost in the holy cityMedina of Fez
Fez is not easily engaged To reach it, it is necessary to return by the main entrance, at once visible and veiled, of the sacred. Because Fez is a sanctuary. It is so moreover that soufis, these initiated of the Islam, always called her: Zaouïa. The traveler who came by far knew that by arriving near the city, it is to his founder and to his very patron saint that he asked for the hospitality. For him, Fez is the city of Moulay Idriss. Many of fassis still know by heart what the commentators report as being the words, during the inaugural prayer, during the saint: ” Ô Seigneur, You know that I did not build this city by vanity, by desire of fame or by pride. But I would want that you are liked there, that Your Book is Read to it and Your Law applied as long as will last the world. Ô Seigneur, guide towards the good those who live there and helps to carry out him, veil for them the sword of the anarchy and the dissidence … ”
After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, a Unesco World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities.
Home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch on your own. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. You will visit the unique hospital in the world reserved exclusively for donkey.
Return to hotel and overnight.(4* hotel or Riad: an a aristocratic house (B,B)
Day 5 : Fez – Meknes- Volubilis (UNESCO world heritage)Meknes Medina
“it is a place made for painters … the beautiful abounds … the beautiful runs the streets, I am stunned by all that I saw, I am at this moment like a man who dreams. ”
Eugene de Lacroix said of Meknes in 1832
Breakfast, guided visit to MEKNEs, a Unesco World Heritage, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modeled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV.
– MEKNES One of Morocco’s most beautiful historical cities. its twenty two Km of town wall, monumental gates. The 17th century sultan Moulay Ismail wanted to create a royal capital here that would rival Versailles. He had an army of bricklayers, blacks slaves and several hundred captured Christian build 120 km of town wall, dream palaces, stables for 12,000 horses, hanging gardens watered by a four-hectare pond and immense storage sheds. After almost a century of construction, he left one of the most beautiful cities in Moorish-Arabic style.
The tour of this “Moroccan Versailles” includes Bab El Mansour gate, the most photographed monument and considered as the finest gateway in Morocco. First we will pass through the triumphal arch Standing at sixteen meters high with an eight meter long arch,
-The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stretched out over 40 hectares, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco.
The Romans began building the city of Volubilis around 40 AD in order to keep control of this North African region. Night in Meknes.
Day 6 : Meknes – Rabat – Casablanca ( Unesco world heritage)Rabat
“The past is buried deep within the ground in Rabat, although the ancient walls in the old city are still standing, painted in electrifying variations of royal blue that make the winding roads look like stream-lets or shallow ocean water.”― Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for Rabat, capital of Morocco. Arrival and guided visit the Mausoleum Mohammed V, the grandfather of the present king. It is built in traditional style. Hassan Tower twin of the Giralda in Sevilla in Spain (built at the same time and by the same Monarch, as well as the Koutoubia minaret in Marrakesh). A wonder of medieval Moorish world with its great minaret left unfinished when its founder died in 1199. Then visit of the esplanade of the Royal Palace and the Kasbah Oudaya on the seafront where Robinson Crusoe was locked up before escaping to Brazil.
Optional lunch then departure for the city of Casablanca. Arrival and exterior visit the Mosque Hassan II (inside visit 12€ payable in spot) , one of the largest religious building in the world, panoramic tour. Overnight in Casablanca night in hotel
For those looking for a taste of old Hollywood glamour, an optional trip to Rick’s Cafe is a must. This beautiful bar and restaurant was inspired by the Rick’s Cafe from the film Casablanca and the decor does its best to live up to it. Serving American, French and Moroccan food, head along on a Sunday to enjoy the evening jazz session and pop up to the 1st film for a free screening of the legendary “Casablanca movie”. You don’t meet SAM the pianist but certainly you listen the famous song “As time goes by”.
Day 7 : Casablanca – MarrakeshAfter breakfast route to Marrakesh, arrival and check’in at your hotel or Riad, rest of the day at your disposal to do whatever you please, whether it be shopping at the fabulous souks or simply relaxing by the poolside at your hotel.
Day 8 : Marrakesh airport TransferMarrakesh
“Anyone who is used to travel knows that there always comes a day when hi have to leave”. Paulo Coelho
According to flight hours, transfer to Marrakesh airport.
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