Imperial Cities via Rail

12 days

Indicative cost excl. flights:

 

£1,900pp

3 star & low season

£3,530pp

5 star & high season

 

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Day 1
Fly into Marrakesh, where you'll be met at the airport and taken via private transfer to your riad.
Day 2
Today you have a private tour of historical Marrakesh, including the Saadien Tombs and the Badi and Bahia Palaces. Your local guide will be able to give you lots of insider perspectives.
Day 3
Marrakesh boasts beautiful, peaceful gardens and wonderful museums; today you have some free time to explore them.
Day 4
You will board a train to Casablanca, where you will then discover the incredible Hassan II Mosque with a local guide. You will then be driven to Rabat where you'll spend the next two nights.
Day 5
Your private tour of the city with a knowledgeable local guide today includes the picturesque kasbah and a visit to the atmospheric Chellah ruins.
Day 6
Take a train to the imperial city of Meknes, where you'll have a short city tour to show you the main sights of interest, followed by a wonderful wine tasting experience.
Day 7
Today you'll drive to the historical and stylish city of Fez. On the way you'll stop at the hilltop town of Moulay Idriss (a shrine to the founder of Morocco) and the Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Day 8
Today you'll have a tour of Fez el-Bali, the oldest part of the city dating back to the 9th century, including the tanneries and silk dyers. You'll also take in Fez el-Jadid which is the newer part of the city, ticking off some of the historical sites as well as the handicraft workshops that make this city famous.
Day 9
Relax, explore at your own pace, or just unwind in your riad today. If you want a trip outside the city, we can arrange a tour of the Middle Atlas and some nearby Berber villages.
Day 10
Today you'll hop on the train to Tangier, a journey which will take between four and six hours. You'll then have a private tour of the city, taking in the nearby Hercules Caves as well as the kasbah and old medina.
Day 11
You have today at leisure to do your own thing. You might consider heading to the nearby whitewashed coastal town of Asilah, or stay in Tangier to further explore the medina and stroll along the port.
Day 12
You will be transferred to Tangier Airport ready for your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The “Imperial Cities” of Morocco, the four cities that have been capital of the country (Marrakesh, Fez, Meknes and Rabat) form the backbone of a great itinerary for those interested in history, culture, and being fully immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of an ancient society. This tour also allows you to spend time in coastal Tangier as well as seeing the Hassan II Mosque of Casablanca, meaning this holiday gets so much out of Morocco in just a fortnight.

Travelling by rail in Morocco is fast, full of colonial history and a great way to see some of the beautiful scenery in between cities so we have incorporated several train journeys within this itinerary. You will also have the perfect balance between private sightseeing day tours with a knowledgeable local guide and time at leisure for you to explore independently.

3 nights Marrakesh – 2 nights Rabat – 1 night Meknes – 3 nights Fez – 2 nights Tangier


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