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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Morocco: Imperial Cities 2021


8 days from $3,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Explore exotic Morocco, dining in an authentic riad, navigating the lively medina of Marrakech and meeting the Berber people in their village beneath the Atlas' peaks.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore Fez el-Bali, Morocco's cultural heart, on a guided walk through its winding alleyways and myriad souks
  • Tread the ancient Roman paths at Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to marvel at soaring arches and vivid, well-preserved 2,000-year-old mosaics
  • Savor the cuisine and sights of the beautiful "Red City" of Marrakech
  • Experience authentic Berber hospitality with a visit to a village at the foot of the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains

Itinerary at a Glance

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

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. Proceed to a winery outside Meknes for a memorable lunch set among the region's sunbathed vineyards and olive groves. Next, head to the city of Meknes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco's imperial cities, it was built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail. 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. Later, discover Fez el-Jadid (“New Fez”), 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 female professor who leads a fascinating discussion about the role of women in modern Morocco.

Hotel Sahrai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Rabat | Roman Ruins of Volubilis

After breakfast, drive to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Morocco’s largest and most impressive Roman ruins, with excellently preserved mosaics. Continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and view the 12th-century Moorish Hassan Tower. Visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of modern Morocco, and visit Oudayas Kasbah; its gate is considered among the most beautiful in the Moorish world.

Story Rabat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
Marrakech | The “Red City”

Drive 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 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 view the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, a landmark Islamic religious structure in Marrakech. Stroll through Djemaa el-Fna square, where fire-eaters, mime artists and street musicians perform.

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. Admire majestic views of snow-capped peaks as you hike to a picturesque village and spend time with local Berbers in their homes. Learn about daily life while savoring traditional Berber bread and mint tea. Afterward, have lunch before returning to Marrakech. Your farewell dinner tonight is held at a luxurious former palace.

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

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Explore Paris: Stopover Package

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3 days from $2,495 per person

Single Supplement from $1,095 per person

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to spend two nights in Paris before or after your journey.

 

Accommodations:

Relais Christine from $2,495, Single Supplement from $1,095
The Peninsula Paris from $2,995, Single Supplement from $1,595

International air not included.

3 Days

Arrive and settle into your luxurious hotel, ideally located in the heart of Paris. The next morning, set out on a half-day city excursion of your choosing, accompanied by your own private guide and driver. Take in iconic sites including the Eiffel Tower and stunning Notre Dame Cathedral, walk the galleries of the incomparable Louvre Museum, soak up the artistic history of the Montmartre district, or simply go where inspiration takes you. Spend the afternoon exploring the City of Light at your leisure; a complimentary Paris Museum Pass allows you free access to more than 50 museums and monuments throughout the city. Depart the next morning for your onward flight.

Relais Christine
The Peninsula Paris
Meals: Breakfast (Days 2-3)


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

  • 2021
  • Feb 16 - Feb 23
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    Single Supplement
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    $3,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
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  • Sep 07 - Sep 14
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    Single Supplement
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    $3,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,595
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  • Oct 01 - Oct 08
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    Single Supplement
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    $4,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
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  • Oct 29 - Nov 05
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    Single Supplement
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    $4,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
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  • Dec 18 - Dec 25
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    $4,295
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    $1,795
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Journey Details

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.

Long drives should be expected on this itinerary. This is the only way to experience the magical scenery that this exotic country has to offer.

The maximum guest capacity for 2021 Connections journeys has been temporarily reduced to 18 and may revert to 24 at A&K’s discretion due to changes in COVID-19-related requirements.


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