Imperial Cities of Morocco

    2023 Imperial Cities of Morocco | 8 Days, 7 Nights | Casablanca | Rabat | Meknes | Fez | Marrakech | Escorted Tour | Offer Expires December 15, 2022

    Imperial Cities of Morocco with Gateways International

    Price: $2,169CAD Per Person

    (Price per person, based on double occupancy. International airfare not included.)

    Departure Date: January 15, 2023
    Return Date: January 22, 2023

    Photo: Traditional Courtyard in Marrakech, Morocco

    Delve deep into the history and vibrant culture of Morocco’s Imperial cities as you trace the path left by ancient civilizations. On this escorted tour, begin in the capital of Rabat, visit Meknes en route to Fez and revel in the architecture, traditions and colours of Marrakech. Morocco’s distinct landscape and heritage offer an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of North Africa.

    Highlights

    • Tour of Casablanca with visit to Hassan II Mosque
    • Tour of Rabat with visit to Mohamed V Mausoleum
    • Tour of Volubilis and Meknes
    • Full-day tour of Fez
    • Full-day tour of Marrakech with visit to souks
    • Diffa Fantasia dinner in Marrakech

    Package Includes

    • Total 7 nights accommodation at 5-Star hotels
    • 2 nights each in Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech
    • 1 nights in Rabat
    • Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach
    • Porterage for luggage
    • All entrance fees and tours as per itinerary
    • Continental breakfast and dinner daily, lunch as indicated
    • Hotel taxes and service charges

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Tips to guides and drivers and other gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Items not mentioned above
    • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.

    Photo: Colourful streets of Rabat, Morocco

    Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat

    Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Welcome, assistance and transfer to join the group for the sightseeing of Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco. Visit the exterior of the great Hassan II Mosque, Mohamed V square, the United Nations place, the central market, the habbous sector and the residential area of Anfa before strolling along the Aïn Diab coast dotted with swimming pools and restaurants. Enjoy lunch on your own, and then departure to Rabat, the white imperial city. Visit of the administrative capital of Morocco with the Hassan tower, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah of Oudayas and the Medina. Late in the afternoon, check-in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

    Hotel La Tour Hassan or similar

    Day 2: Rabat - Meknes - Fez

    After breakfast, depart to Fez with visit of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Meknes. Lunch on your own, and enjoy a visit of this city known as the “Moroccan Versailles", founded at the end of the 17th-Century by Moulay Ismail. Sightseeing of Meknes will include Bab Mansour, the most preserved gate in Morocco, Hari Souani and the old medina. Arrive in Fez, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

    Hotel Fes Marriott Jnan Palace or similar

    Photo: Traditional Moroccan Faience Pottery Dishes Plates

    Day 3: Fez

    Your whole day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the most ancient, cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. Visit of the medieval medina, the Medersas, the Karaouine mosque and the famous Nejjarine fountain. Lunch on your own, then continue your visit through the old medina where you will see different craftsmen still operating in the old oriental tradition. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

    Hotel Fes Marriott Jnan Palace or similar

    Day 4: Fez - Beni Mellal - Marrakesh

    After breakfast, depart to Marrakesh, crossing the Atlas region and passing through Immouzer du Kander and Ifrane, a charming ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest. Stop at Beni-Mellal to enjoy a moment of relaxation. Independent lunch and continuation to Marrakesh. Little by little, the red earth landscapes of the country contrasting with the clear blue sky and the eternal green palms will emerge.

    Check-in at your hotel, dinner and overnight.

    Hotel Kenzi Rose Garden or similar

    Day 5: Marrakesh

    Your entire day will be spent visiting Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South" with the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace and the Menara gardens. Return to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the souks, the winding little streets and the Djemaâ El Fna place with its various and non-stop entertainment: storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more. This evening, enjoy the Diffa Fantasia dinner, served under caïdal tents at the famous "Chez Ali" restaurant while enjoying fantasia performance with camel and horses shows, folkloric and belly dancers. Overnight at your hotel.

    Hotel Kenzi Rose Garden or similar


    Photo: Vendors at the world-famous souk in Marrakech

    Day 6: Marrakesh - Casablanca 

    After breakfast, enjoy your morning at leisure to further explore the unique atmosphere of Marrakesh, or to relax by the pool. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, depart to Casablanca. Arrival at your hotel, check-in. Dinner and overnight.

    Hotel Kenzi Tower or similar

    Day 7: Casablanca 

    After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure to explore Casablanca on your own.

    Hotel Kenzi Tower or similar

    Day 8: Casablanca - Home

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.

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    Terms And Conditions

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Airfare is subject to availability and is only included if indicated in the itinerary summary. All services are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, it is 100% non-refundable. A fully non-refundable deposit of $350 CAD/USD (dependent on the currency of the booking) per person is due upon confirmation of a land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date. Due to COVID, depending on the date of travel, more flexible booking terms are possible. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL non-refundable payment will be required at time of booking. Full terms and conditions of your tailor-made package will be advised at time of actual quotation and booking. Terms and conditions outlined in the remarks section of invoicing at time of booking and supersede cancellation terms outlined elsewhere. NOTE ON SIGHTSEEING: Sightseeing is indicated as per the itinerary. We have made every effort to verify the availability of sightseeing stops on the specific days visits are requested. However, due to special seasons, sometimes on short notice, particular estates, sights, museums and gardens may be closed on the day they appear on your itinerary. If travelling with guided arrangements, your guide will advise and adjust the itinerary as necessary. If you are on a self-drive tour, it is recommended that you verify opening times before setting out. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS Accommodation, All prices displayed in this brochure are based on standard rooms at the hotel selected unless otherwise noted. All hotel rooms have private facilities. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar category without notice. In the event of a downgrade, a proportional rate adjustment will be made. Special requests made by your travel agent on your behalf for particular rooms, room location, bed types etc., other than those published in our brochure are never guaranteed and may be subject to additional charges and are at the discretion of the hotelier or contractor. Airfare International airfare and domestic airfare is included in packages as noted in specific itineraries. There are some itineraries that do not include any airfare in the package price. All package pricing is exclusive of airport departure taxes which will be calculated separately at time of booking. Transfers As indicated in the itineraries, passengers will be met by local representatives at each airport upon arrival, and transferred to your hotel by coach, private car or taxi. Taxes and Service Charges Gateways International package pricing includes compulsory hotel taxes and service charges. Airport and departure taxes are not included in any package pricing and must be calculated separately. Local City Taxes Local city taxes are NOT included in any Gateways International package and must be paid locally at each hotel, where applicable. This occurs throughout Europe and now in some South American countries such as Argentina. This is subject to change at any time and is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Gateways International Packages do NOT include: Gratuities, items of a personal nature and items not itemized in itineraries are not included. All arrangements are subject to availability at time of booking. Published rates are not valid during conventions, important events and certain festivals. Rates for such events are available upon request. Contact your TTAND specialist for further details. INSURANCE All passengers are STRONGLY URGED to take out sufficient travel insurance coverage to protect themselves against cancellation prior to departure or during travel. In the event of a passenger becoming ill during travel, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveller’s responsibility and they shall not be entitled to any refund. Please discuss your travel insurance options with your travel agent to ensure adequate coverage prior to booking your tour. No refunds for any unused services will be refunded for any reason. NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS. Travellers should be aware that different living standards and practices may exist outside of Canada including but not limited to: provision of utilities, air conditioning, accommodations, services of all kinds, food and food preparation and water quality. Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu Falls and the Amazon. We suggest that all travellers consult with a physician or travel health clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departure to determine if you require vaccinations. Requirements for entry into a country are changing daily; some include quarantine upon entry, other require proof of specific COVID-19 vaccination. Please work closely with your travel agent to confirm you have satisfied all requirements. RESPONSIBILITY Gateways International Tailor-made Tours, division of The Joy of Travel Ltd. and/or its agents, act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel including services pursuant and/or in connection with the tours described in brochures, online and for the customized tours they promote and sell. Gateways International acts only as an agent in making arrangements with airlines, hotels, ground operations, car rental companies and other independent parties and thus cannot be held responsible for these suppliers’ acts or omissions. The services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their ability may be limited by their tariffs, condition of carriage, tickets, vouchers and international conditions and agreements. Gateways International is not responsible for any loss, damage, illness, injury, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, anxiety, or fear from: (A) The act, omission or negligence of any travel service supplier whose product their clients purchase. (B) Theft, strike, lockout, mechanical failure, governmental restrictions, weather conditions or any other cause beyond our control. (C) The client’s failure to obtain and carry all the required documents, including visa, passport, tourist card, proof of immunization, valid driver’s license. (D) The client’s failure to adhere to schedules for missed flight connection. (E) Personal injury or death. (F) Unauthorized statements or acts or misinterpretations made by any travel agency or its employees relating to the standards, quality, services, and inclusions of the vacation programs described in this brochure.

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