Morocco Land Tour & Mediterranean Cruise (14 days)

Aromatic tagines, palm-spotted, red-earthed landscapes and limitless generosity define the home of the Maghreb. Any visit, whether one week or one month, will give you a glimpse of the friendliness, vibrancy and flavour of this Berber-Arab-Spanish-Portuguese-French melting pot.

Included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • All “drinks” as described for cruise portion
  • 2 domestic flights (Barcelona to Casablanca return)
  • 4  transfers

Not Included:

  • International airfare to and from the destination, please contact us for the best available prices from your home city.
  • Travel Insurance is not included, but available, please contact us for the best options for your family.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary below.
  • Tours not mentioned in the itinerary below.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Day 1:  Saturday – arrive in Barcelona and transfer to the Port to board your Cruise. Ship departs at 6:00 p.m.

Day 2:  Sunday – Day at Sea – enjoy the cruise ship!

Day 3:  Monday – Tunis, Tunisia

Ship is in port from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Day 4:  Tuesday – Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Ship is in port from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Day 5:  Wednesday – Olbia, Italy

Ship is in port from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Day 6:  Thursday – Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Ship is in port from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Day 7:  Friday – Nice (Ville franche), France

Ship is in port from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Day 8:  Saturday – Barcelona, Spain

Once disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for you flight to Casablanca.  Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 9:  Sunday – Travel to Rabat From Casablanca we will travel to Rabat to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco or relax in your hotel for your upcoming adventure. This evening, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your tour manager Overnight: Rabat

Day 10:  Monday – Rabat Sightseeing then Travel to Fez This morning, enjoy a city tour of Rabat. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. En route to Fez, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. This evening, upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Enjoy a short bus tour of the imperial city of Fez conducted by your tour manager on the way to the hotel Overnight: Fez Meals: Breakfast

Day 11:  Tuesday – Full Day in Fez Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide can know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. This tour also takes you to the Attarine Medersas, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Nejjarine Fountains. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina where you will get a chance to walk through one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine Optional: Full Day Fez (AM) Optional: Moroccan Dinner with Entertainment in Fez Medina (PM) Overnight: Fez Meals: Breakfast

Day 12:  Wednesday – Travel to Marrakesh This morning, depart for Marrakesh, a day-long journey taking you through the ever-changing landscape of the Moroccan valleys and Atlas Mountains along the way. Kindly note that this will be the longest coach ride of your tour. You will depart Fez in the early morning and arrive to Marrakesh in the early evening. Included will be sufficient rest stops for your comfort and a break for lunch. Your journey begins with beautiful views of the mountains around Ifrane and ends in the dry flatlands around Marrakesh, allowing you to experience the depth of the countries terrain. This evening, enjoy a short bus tour of the “Red City” Marrakesh, conducted by your tour manager en route to your hotel. Over the coming days you will have ample opportunity to explore this city including the famous Jaama El Fna Square and wide boulevards lined with restaurants and cafes Overnight: Marrakesh Meals: Breakfast

Day 13:  Thursday – Morning Tour of Marrakesh After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, the beautiful Bahia Palace, as well as the opportunity to shop for Moroccan spices and herbs. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Jaama El Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to relax eat a traditional lunch and watch couscous being made as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens Tour with Lunch (PM) Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM) Overnight: Marrakesh Meals: Breakfast

Day 14:  Friday – Travel to Casablanca & City Tour After breakfast, travel to Casablanca and transfer to your hotel. Later this afternoon, tour Casablanca. Your half day sightseeing includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, currently the second largest Mosque in the world and the beautiful Corniche seaside. Take a moment to catch your breath at the end of your Moroccan adventure to admire the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, say goodbye to your tripmates and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant on the Corniche* Overnight: Casablanca Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15:  Saturday – Depart for home Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that the farewell dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner.

 

October prices starting from:

Inside               $2,700.00 Canadian

Oceanview      $2,922.00 Canadian

Balcony           $3,425.00 Canadian

Suite                $3,425.00 Canadian

Above pricing includes taxes where stated. In Canada, GST/HST included. Country taxes that must be paid locally are not included.  Prices listed were correct at time of publication.  Prices can change to reflect exchange rate changes. Custom World Vacations reserves the right to amend prices at any time without prior notice.  All vacations are subject to availability.

 

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