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

  • Casablanca – Rabat – Fes – Volubilis – Meknes – Marrakech – Essaouira – Safi –
    Oualidia El-Jadida

    Guaranteed Departure Tour

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco, 10 days/9 nights
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DAY 1. Casablanca airport – Hotel (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

Visit the famous Hassan II mosque, the landmark mark of the city with the tallest minaret in the world (210 metres (689 ft)). Visit the museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only one in the Arab world, and Synagogue Beth El.
Visit the Street of 7 synagogues and Jewish school. Stop next at Ain Diab Corniche, which is one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Complete the city tour with the visit of Mohammed V Square in the city center.

Dinner and overnight Grand Mogador Marina in Casablanca.

DAY 2. Casablanca – Rabat – Tangier (BD)

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. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads dynasty (12th century). Stop next at 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.

Optional 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 Cesar hotel in Tangier.

DAY 3. Tangier – Fes (BD)

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. Optional 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.

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

Dinner and overnight at Zalag Park Palace in Fes.

DAY 4. Fes (city tour) (BD)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Enjoy a guided full day city tour of Fes. Begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Stop next at The Ibn Danan Synagogue. Visit 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 after that. Your next stop is Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries. Optional 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 Zalag Park Palace in Fes.

DAY 5. Fes – Ifrane – Beni Mellal – Marrakech (BD)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to Marrakech, “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it. The journey takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Stop first in Ifrane, a charming town and ski resort. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 metres (5,460 ft) in elevation.

Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Colorful Moroccan style lanterns lamp.

Ifrane experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa, -24 °C in 1935.
Expect to find animals like the threatened Barbary Macaque and local tree species such as the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane.

Arrive at Beni Mellal where you will stop for an Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Beni Mellal is an important economic centre in Morocco in the areas of petrochemical production, textile manufacturing as well as agriculture. Late in the afternoon, arrive at your hotel in Marrakech.

Dinner overnight in Adam Park hotel Marrakech.

DAY 6. Marrakech (city tour) (BLD)

Breakfast in the hotel.

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

Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech.
Stop first at the Mellah, which refers to the area where the Jewish community resided. In cities all over Morocco, Mellahs flourished and became small cities within cities. At its peak in the 1500s, the Mellah in Marrakech included bakers, jewelers, tailors, sugar traders, artisans, craft people, outdoor markets, fountains and synagogues. Still operational in the Mellah is the Lazama Synagogue which is open to the public, and adjacent to the Mellah, is the Jewish Cemetery.

Stop next at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Stop next at the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style.

Stop next at the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. Lunch in the hotel. Continue the tour with the world famous Jema El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina.

Dinner in at Chez Ali Restaurant with fantasia showOvernight in Adam Park hotel Marrakech.

DAY 7. Marrakech – Ourika – Marrakech (BD)

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, 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. 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 your own at leisure.

Dinner and overnight in Adam Park hotel Marrakech.

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

Continue to Essaouira, which is another charming town in Morocco. Essaouira is a relatively small, easily navigable beach city. Essaouira has got 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.

Optional lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit the Mellah end some of the synagogues and the tomb of Rabbi Chaim Pinto.

Dinner and overnight at Essaouria Hôtel des Îles.

DAY 9. Essaouira – Safi – Oualidia – Casablanca (BD)

Breakfast in the hotel.

View of Oualidia. Luxury Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Oualidia 

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. Optional lunch at a local restaurant.

After the visit of 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. Oualidi is the 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, energise and sooth in equal measure. Transfer to Casablanca via El Jadida for overnight.

Dinner and overnight Grand Mogador Marina in Casablanca.

DAY 10. Departure (B)

Departure transfer to Casablanca airport

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: 16 Feb 2019
Tour dates: 17 Feb – 25 Feb 2019

Land Package Rates:

$1,799 US per person in DBL room
$2,230 US per person in SGL room

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in double/twin & singles rooms
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Dinner with fantasia show in Marrakech.
  • Modern A/C Motor-Coach for the transfers and tours
  • English speaking escort guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • International flights
  • Departure taxes, fuel surcharge or airport improvement fees
  • Insurance – cancellation and health – premium is non refundable
  • Lunches en route except for the above mentioned under included services
  • 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.
Hotels:
  • Casablanca – GRAND MOGADOR MARINA
  • Tangier – CESAR HOTEL
  • Fes – ZALAGH PARC PALACE
  • Marrakech – ADAM PARK
  • Essaouira – DES ILES OR ATLAS
Note:
  • 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.