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Morocco: Imperial Cities 2020


8 days from $3,995 per person

Limited to 24 guests

Explore exotic Morocco, dining in an authentic riad, navigating Marrakech by horse-drawn carriage, and meeting the Berber people in their village beneath the Atlas' peaks.

A&K Advantages

  • Spend three nights in action-packed Marrakech
  • Explore Meknes and Volubilis, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, to unveil Morocco’s unique culture and past
  • Whisk between Fez and Marrakech on a convenient flight, relishing more time in the beautiful "Red City"
  • Get to know the local Berber people with a visit to a mountain village

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Casablanca, Morocco
DAY 2
Casablanca | Fez via Rabat
DAY 3
Fez | The Medieval City
DAY 4
Fez | Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Imperial Meknes
DAY 5
Marrakech | The “Red City”
DAY 6
Marrakech | Palaces & Performers
DAY 7
Marrakech | Atlas Mountains
DAY 8
Depart Marrakech

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DAY 1
Arrive Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Gather tonight for a special welcome reception and dinner at a local restaurant.

Le Casablanca Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Casablanca | Fez via Rabat

Explore the towering Hassan II Mosque, a wildly intricate building that holds 25,000 worshipers. Soaring above the ocean, its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and explore the 12th-century Moorish Hassan Tower. View the Mohammed V Mausoleum, founder of modern Morocco, and visit Oudayas Kasbah; its gate is considered among the most beautiful in the Moorish world. Continue to Fez, arriving at day’s end at your boutique hotel set on a scenic hilltop.

Hotel Sahrai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Fez | The Medieval City

Step back in time into ancient and remarkably untouched Fez el-Bali (“Old Fez”), the cultural heart of Morocco. Wander among the 9,000 lanes, alleys and souks that shape its old quarter, where locals conduct their day-to-day business. See an elaborate mosaic-tiled fountain in Nejjarine Square. Later, discover Fez el-Jadid (“New Fez”), built in the 13th century. Fez el-Jadid is home to the mellah, the old Jewish quarter, with its wrought iron-decorated windows and carved wood balconies. Tonight, dine at a traditional Moroccan riad with a special guest who shares insight into Moroccan life.

Hotel Sahrai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Fez | Roman Ruins of Volubilis & Imperial Meknes

After breakfast, drive to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Morocco’s largest and best-preserved Roman ruins, with excellently preserved mosaics. Continue to the city of Meknes. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco, it was built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail to rival the court of Louis XIV. Return to Fez to enjoy your evening at leisure.

Hotel Sahrai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
Marrakech | The “Red City”

Fly to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon. Considered the “Pearl of the South,” Marrakech was once the capital of an empire that stretched from Spain to Senegal, and is sometimes known as the “Red City” for the distinctive hues of its brick buildings.

Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
Marrakech | Palaces & Performers

Discover Marrakech’s ancient Medina, the old walled section of the city. Explore the Dar Si Said (Museum of Moroccan Arts), a former palace. Continue to El Badi Palace and the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, the most perfect Islamic religious structure in North Africa. Stroll through Djemaa el-Fna square, where fire-eaters, mime artists and street musicians perform. Return to your hotel by private horse-drawn carriage.

Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Marrakech | Atlas Mountains

Today, choose to remain in Marrakech or enjoy a full-day excursion to the High Atlas Mountains. Visit a picturesque village at Imlil Valley, meeting with local Berbers and spending time with them in their homes. Afterward, have lunch before returning to Marrakech. Your farewell dinner tonight is held at a charming, traditional riad.

Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Depart Marrakech

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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3 days from $2,795 per person

Single Supplement from $1,595 per person

International air not included.

3 Days

Arrive and settle in to the luxurious, haute-couture-inspired Peninsula Paris, located just steps from the Arc de Triomphe. The next morning, set out on the half-day city excursion of your choosing, accompanied by your own private guide and driver. Take a driving tour of the city’s highlights, including the Eiffel Tower and stunning Notre Dame Cathedral; explore the galleries of the incomparable Louvre Museum; soak up the artistic history of the Montmartre District; or walk the marbled halls and manicured grounds of the palace of Versailles. Alternatively, go with your driver and guide wherever inspiration takes you. Spend the afternoon exploring the City of Light at your leisure, with a complimentary Paris Museum Pass that allows you free access to more than 50 museums and monuments throughout the city. Depart the next morning for your onward flight.

Peninsula Paris
Meals: Breakfast (Days 2-3)


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2020
  • Feb 15 - Feb 22
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  • Aug 22 - Aug 29
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  • Sep 08 - Sep 15
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  • Oct 17 - Oct 24
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    $4,295
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    $1,695
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  • Nov 14 - Nov 21
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  • Dec 19 - Dec 26
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy Class from $155
Fez/Marrakech

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 8:00 p.m. on Day 7.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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