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  • Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco, 10 days/9 nights

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco, 10 days/9 nights
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Casablanca – Rabat – Fes – Volubilis – Meknes – Marrakech – Essaouira – Safi –
Oualidia El-Jadida

DAY 1. Casablanca airport – Hotel (L-D)

Arrive at Casablanca airport. Meet and greet by your escort guide, then transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon city tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco. Hassan II Mosque interior corridor Casablanca Morocco.
Hassan II Mosque interior corridor Casablanca Morocco

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit the famous Hassan II mosque, the landmark of the city with the tallest minaret in the world (210 metres (689 ft)). Follow to the museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only one in the Arab world, and Synagogue Beth El.
Stride down the Street of Seven synagogues and Jewish school. Then continue to the Ain Diab Corniche, which is one of the city’s most fashionable districts. The city tour ends at the Mohammed V Square in the city center.

Dinner and overnight Le Casablanca Hotel in Casablanca.

DAY 2. Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial Cities.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco. The Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
The Mausoleum of Mohammed V 

Enjoy the city tour of Rabat. Began with the Mellah, a Jewish quarter, and Rabbi Shalom Ezzaoui. Visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas. The Kasbah was constructed during the time of the Almohads dynasty (12th century). See Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is home to the tombs of the current king’s father and grandfather. Your last stop in Rabat is Hassan Tower, which is a minaret built in 1195.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Transfer to Tangier, the pearl of the North of Morocco and its main gate to Europe.

Dinner and overnight at Hilton City Center & Residences in Tangier.

DAY 3. Tangier – Fes (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy the city tour of Tangier. Stop first at the old town, locally called “The medina”. Visit the American legation, Dar El Oued Makhazen Kasbah, the Mendoubia Gardens, and the Grand and Petit Socco. Transfer to Cape Spartel after that, the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Spartel was known to the Greeks and Romans as the “Cape of the Vines”.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco. Chefchaouen medina in Morocco, Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Chefchaouen medina in Morocco

Visit the Cave of Hercules, which is Africa’s most north- westerly promontory with a strange sea window shaped like a map of Africa. Transfer to Chefchaouen, the “Blue City” and one of the most majestic places to visit in Morocco.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Enjoy   the   city   tour   of   Chefchaouen.  Visit Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), a contemporary of Louis XIV, before it was relocated to Marrakesh.

The massive Bab El Mansour gate, the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways was completed by Moulay Ismail’s son, Moulay Abdallah, in 1732. Continue to the Hri Souani, a complex of three different buildings which used to be granaries and stables. This amazing site has been a scene for many movies, the most famous of which is considered “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988 by Martin Scorsese. Arrive to Fes.

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Sahrai in Fes.

DAY 4. Fes (city tour) (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy a guided full day city tour of Fes. Begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. The Ibn Danan Synagogue followed by the Mellah, the Jewish cemetery and the Jewish museum.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco. Blue Gate in Fes el Bali medina, Morocco, Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Blue Gate in Fes el Bali medina, Morocco

Continue with a panoramic view of the ancient medina. Enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes. Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit the famous Al-Karaouine mosque, built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. Al-Karaouine mosque became home to the University of Al-Karaouine, which is the first university in the world and the world’s foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium. The university was built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, and, since then, it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world. In the medina, visit also a Merdersa, which is a Coranic school. Complete the city tour of Fes with the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world. The Tannery dates back at least nine centuries.

Dinner and overnight in the Hotel Sahrai in Fes.

DAY 5. Fes – Ifrane – Beni Mellal – Marrakech (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Colorful Moroccan style lanterns lamp

Early morning departure for Marrakesh, Morocco’s most memorable experience and , “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it. Founded almost 1000 years ago on the edge of the Sahara, this southern market town grew to become one of the great cities of the Maghreb and a UNESCO Heritage Site to boot. But Marrakech isn’t some petrified piece of history that tourists come to gawk at. It’s bursting with an intense density of life and a modern entrepreneurialism that puts Manhattanites to shame. This isn’t a place where you can gracefully glide through. Instead you’ll find yourself telling jokes with snake charmers, dining outdoors in the Djemaa el-Fna, discovering the latest henna tattoos and getting a hands-on scrub down in the local hammam. Pause for unexpected beauty and banter often with multi-lingual locals, because what are the chances, you’ll come this way again.

Lunch at a local restaurant in Beni Mellal.

If time permits see the Bab Agnaou, one of the gates of the Medina. Saadian Tombs were built in the 16th century as a mausoleum for many Sultans. The Bahia Palace in the 19th century was supposed to be the greatest palace of its era. Check in to the hotel with time to freshen up and get ready for Shabbat.

Shabbat services Bet-El Synagogue. Shabbat dinner hospitality at Hazzan and Mrs. Ohayon’s Home.
Overnight in Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa Marrakech.

DAY 6. Marrakech (city tour) (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Sunset over Marrakesh. Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Sunset over Marrakesh

Shabbat in Marrakesh.
Optional Shabbat services at Slat Laazama Synagogue in the Mellah, probably the oldest existing synagogue in entire diaspora still in use today.

Lunch will follow at the home of Hazzan Ohayon.

Afternoon walking tour of the Majorelle Garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle. The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Since 1980 it has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé. After Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden. The rest of the afternoon free until Havdalah. An exciting evening program as we stroll through the world famous Djamaa el-Fna Square – the heart of the city – when the square comes alive with snake charmers, magicians, fire eaters and street performers.

Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa Marrakech. 

DAY 7. Marrakech – Ourika – Marrakech (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco, 10 days/9 nights. Old village in the Atlas Mountains at sunset
Old village in the Atlas Mountains at sunset

Start your day driving to Ourika, to discover the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains on a full-day trip from Marrakech that explores broad valleys and lush orchards with views of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

We will stop for tea in Ourika Valley. Throughout the day, take in the mountains’ beautiful scenery: terraced gardens that climb steep hillsides, tumbling waterfalls, and an alpine kasbah. We return to Marrakech for half a day on our own.

Dinner and overnight in Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa Marrakech.

DAY 8. Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech (B-L-D)
Selection of spices on a traditional Moroccan market. Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Selection of spices on a traditional Moroccan market 

Breakfast in the hotel.

Continue to Essaouira which is another charming town in Morocco a relatively small, easily navigable beach city with a distinct multicultural feel, resulting from the large Portuguese, French, and Jewish populations that once called it home. Its mild climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it among Morocco’s top beach towns. Essaouira’s walled medina was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2001. Its well-preserved, late- 18th-century fortified layout is a prime example of European military architecture in North Africa. For the visitor, the mellow atmosphere, narrow winding streets lined with colourful shops, whitewashed houses and heavy old wooden doors make it a wonderful place to stroll.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit the Mellah and some of the synagogues, tomb of Rabbi Chaim Pinto.

Dinner and overnight in Essaouria at Sofitel Mogador Essaouira

DAY 9. Essaouira – Safi – Oualidia – Casablanca (B-L-D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

View of Oualidia. Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco

Transfer to Casablanca via Safi, Oualidia and El Jadida. Safi is one of the most attractive cities in Morocco thanks to its long history. The city was under protectorate by the Portuguese Empire from 1488 to 1541. During this period, the Portuguese built a fortress to protect the city.
Safi nowadays is the main fishing port for the country’s sardine industry, and also exports phosphates, textiles and ceramics. During the Second World War, Safi was one of the landing sites for Operation Torch.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

After visiting Safi, continue to Oualidia, another charming sea resort in Morocco. Oualidia is a small village on the Atlantic coast, facing a salt water lagoon and beach where ocean and coast merge. It is an ideal place to unwind. The magic of the lagoon and the tides provide a constantly-changing back veil. Poised on the edge of the ocean, in a site of great ecological importance, Oualidia will attract, captivate, energize and soothe in equal measure. Transfer to Casablanca via El Jadida for overnight.

Dinner and overnight Le Casablanca Hotel in Casablanca.

DAY 10. Departure (B)

Breakfast in the hotel.

After breakfast a transfer will be provided to the airport for your return flight home.
On your transatlantic flight back home at this time, you are so energized from your visit to Morocco and planning your next visit!

2019 Tour Dates:

Departure date:                  Tour dates: 

Mar 17, 2019                        Mar 18-26, 2019
May 19, 2019                       May 20-28, 2019
Jun 23, 2019                       June 24 – Jul 2, 2019
Sep 8, 2019                         Sep 9-17, 2019

Land Package Rates:

$3,840 US per person in DBL room
$5,630 US per person in SGL room

  • Welcome meet and assist by IBMT Tours Europe representative
  • 5 star deluxe accommodation in double and single rooms.
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • 9 lunches (include Shabbat dinner Hazzan and Mrs. Ohayon’s Home)
  • Dinners daily (include Shabbat lunch Hazzan and Mrs. Ohayon’s Home)
  • Dinner with Fantasia show in Marrakech.
  • Modern A/C Motorcoach for the transfers and touring
  • English speaking escort guide thorugout.
  • Group transfer and assistance to and from the airport
  • All entrance fees and program fees as per the itinerary
  • Porterage at airport and hotels (poterage of 1 suitcase per person)
  • All taxes
  • Lot’s of fun and a great time!
  • International flights
  • Departure taxes, fuel surcharge or airport improvement fees
  • Insurance – cancellation and health – premium is non refundable
  • Early check in – late check out
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • Transfers and assistance other than those with the group
  • Anything else not mentioned under “Included”
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any meals not mentioned above
  • Optional excursions / activities / evening outings
  • Any tips to guide / driver / restaurants / hotels
  • E. & O.E.
  • Casablanca – Le Casablanca Hotel
  • Tangier – Hilton City Center & Residences
  • Fes – Hotel Sahrai
  • Marrakech – Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa
  • Essaouira – Sofitel Mogador Essaouira
  • The hotels mentioned above might be replaced with similar ones.
  • Program sequence is subject to change without advance notice.
  • Although airfare is not included in this program, we are able to suggest economy class round trip airfares. Please note the airfare suggested is subject to change without prior notice and is not guaranteed until such time as the ticket has actually been issued.