Morocco private vacation over Christmas and New Year to explore the 4 Imperial Cities of Morocco’s former empire. Beginning in Casablanca before heading to Rabat, the modern capital, then move on to visit the medieval city of Fez and the many fascinating ruins and historical sites from the Roman period and various Islamic empires near it. Finally, you will have the chance to explore enchanting Marrakech and its beautiful landmarks before returning to Casablanca for final departure.
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Memphis Tours driver will meet you at Mohamed V Airport to escort you to your hotel in Rabat. Upon arrival to Rabat, check-in and free time to rest and Overnight.
Welcome dinner at Your Hotel in Rabat
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Fes
After having breakfast in your hotel, join your half day of the royal city of Rabat. You will visit the royal mausoleum, Hassan tower, the ancient necropolis site of Chellah and the fortress of Ouddayas. Depart to Fees through Volubilis and the small holy town of Moulay Idriss. Stop at Meknès and visit of its main touristic features such as Bab Mansour and the old Medina. Upon arrival to Fes city, your guide will give you a concise introduction of this magnificent city. Transfer to your hotel, check-in & time to rest.
Local experience: Visit of the Oulja handicrafts village which is located in Sale (Rabat) and consists of hundreds of artisans potters who offer high quality traditional products and Overnight.
Day 3: Fes Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at your hotel. Half day guided tour. The main aim of this half day tour is the exploration and the discovery of the old the medina, the exploration will start at the tanners situated just before the Andalusian quarter with its mosque. Your Walk continues on to Ess-Seffarine Square, the coppersmith and the Moulay Idriss Zaouïa which is the most visited and revered attraction in Fes. Then you’ll arrive in En-Nejjarine square and the cabinet makers’ souk. After visiting the vast Bou Inania medersa, You will have the chance to admire the Tijani zaouïa and the instrument makers' souk before arriving at the mzara of the ancient sovereign Moulay Idriss situated at the place where he took the decision to build the town. The visit ends at Bab Boujloud.
Free afternoon to shop or to discover the city by your own. (Optional) Dinner at Palais Menebhi Restaurant
The Menebhi Palace Is one of the most beautiful and ancient monuments in the imperial and historic city of Fez. The palace, the product of such devotion and expertise, was destined to play a major role in the history of Morocco. It housed the defense minister under Sultan Moulay Abdul-Aziz and was at one time the home of Marshal Lyautey.Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Beni Mellal - Marrakech
After having breakfast at your hotel, depart for the ocher city of Marrakech through the high Mountains of the Middle Atlas. On the road, visit of the beautiful city of Ifrance and the region UNESCO cedar forest where you can enjoy several colonies of Macaque monkeys.
Local experience: Tea in a local Berber home in Azrou, this experience will give you the opportunity to approach the middle atlas local inhabitants lifestyle.
Optionnal lunch at Beni Mellal and time to rest before continuing to Marrakech. Upon arrival to Marrakech you’ll have the right to a quick introduction of this breathtaking city. Transfer to your hotel, check-in and Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5: Marrakech Tour
Breakfast at your hotel. Half day guided tour of Marrakech. Start with the defining landmark of Marrakech its 12th-century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia mosque.
Palais Bahia: A 19th century palace boasts a large courtyard, beautiful fountains, tiles, ornate wall-carvings, gardens, and is an excellent spot to find tranquility and marvel at traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
Continue to the intriguing Saadien Tombs. After their amazing discovery in 1917, this breathtaking site has been carefully restored and well cared for as it has become one the most popular attractions in Morocco. You’ll also visit the Majorelle Gardens.
Free afternoon to explore the ocher city by yourself. The frenetic Djemaa El Fna square deserves your detour.
Local experience: Visit of a traditional communal bread bakery. These communal bakeries used to be part from the Moroccan daily life but, nowadays, they are disappearing.
Optional : Fantasia diner at Chez Ali Restaurant.
Magical, magnificent, enchanting the spectacle of Chez Ali is all this at once. Throughout the years, his fame has traveled the world and today it is the culmination of a successful stay in Marrakech.
Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6: Marrakech
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy a day tour in Marrakech, Morocco’s "pearl of the south". The historical sightseeing includes Menara Garden, the Saadien Tombs, Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum. Later on back to your hotel for lunch with opportunity to enjoy shopping in the souks and handicraft quarters. End up the day in the famous Djemaa el Fina, the site of non-stop entertainment in Marrakech for centuries. Finally you will be transferred back to your hotel and overnight in Marrakech.
Optional: Dinner under traditional tents at the famous Chez Ali restaurant accompanied by folkloric shows from the different regions of Morocco
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Casablanca
Breakfast at your hotel and departure to Casablanca via the highway.
Enjoy a half day guided tour in Casablanca. Places to visit are: The Hassan II mosque with its tallest minaret in North Africa. Habbous quarters, Bab Merrakch and the royal palace (exterior visit).
A farewell dinner at the Rick’s Café Restaurant Overnight at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Final Departure
After having breakfast at your hotel, check-out & transfer to Mohammed V airport depending on your flight schedule.
- Meet and greet service by an English-speaking driver at airport
- All transfers in a private, air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation for 1 night in Rabat based including breakfast
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Fez based including breakfast
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Marrakech including breakfast
- Accommodation for 1 night in Casablanca including breakfast
- Local English-speaking guide at every destination
- Half day sightseeing of Marrakech
- Half day sightseeing of Fès
- Half day sightseeing of Rabat
- Half day sightseeing of Casablanca
- 1 welcome dinner at Your Hotel in Rabat
- 1 farewell dinner at the Rick’s Café Restaurant
- Tour briefing in Rabat
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in All Hotels
- Monuments admissions as per the itinerary
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
- International airfare
- Entry visa to Morocco Lunch meal and drinks during tours
- Gala Dinner
- Personal spending
Accommodation Plan (A):
- Riva Hotel Rabat
- Barceló Fes Medina
- Dellarosa Hotel Suites & Spa Marrakech
- Iddou Anfa Hotel Casablanca
|Price Per Person|
|2-3 Pax||$ 1295|
|4-5 Pax||$ 870|
|Single Supp||$ 305|
Accommodation Plan (B):
- Golden Tulip Farah Rabat Hotel
- Pickalbatros Fes Hotel
- Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa Marrakech
- Golden Tulip Farah Casablanca
|Price Per Person|
|2-3 Pax||$ 1415|
|4-5 Pax||$ 1075|
|Single Supp||$ 475|
Prices:Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid for Christmas and New Year holidays in Morocco. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.
Children Policy:00 - 01.99 Free of Charge
02 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
Payment Policy:Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Morocco tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 50 %. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union
Morocco Entry Visa:You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Morocco and you can obtain a visa from Morocco Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Morocco airports against USD 27 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before. Some nationalities don’t need a visa to visit Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months such as United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country.
Tipping:It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it
Best Time to Visit Morocco
Morocco is often a cold country with a hot sun and anytime is the best time to visit Morocco. In a single tour, you can swim in the ocean, trekking in the mountains, and camel ride in the desert
Flying to Morocco
Royal Air Maroc (Scheduled Airlines only)
7 Hours, 45 Minutes from New York
8 Hours, 30 Minutes from Washington
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Respectful attire in Morocco and more relaxed clothing on the beaches like in Casablanca, Tangier and Agadir