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Overview

Moroccan Escape

Your escorted tour of Morocco is an escape from the crowds typically found at busier times of the year. Begin your vacation with a welcome dinner in legendary Casablanca. Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to the capital-city Rabat—once the haven for 16th-century pirates—and take a drive to see the massive medieval battlements and Royal Palace. Throughout the week, you’ll encounter incredible historic and cultural sites. Marvel at the architecture and history of Meknes—the 11th-century military settlement, turned into an impressive city in the Spanish-Moorish style by the legendary Sultan Moulay Ismail. On your guided sightseeing tour, you’ll see the monumental gated walls that surround the city, elaborate mosques, the palace, and visit the Royal Stables—built by the Sultan to house 12,000 royal horses.

Continue to Fez, considered to be Morocco’s spiritual and artistic center, and see the magnificent entrance to the Royal Palace. Drive through the old Jewish quarter, travel to the traditional entrance to Old Fez at Bab Bou Jeloud, and follow your Local Guide through the labyrinthine streets of its Medina and the remarkable architecture of the Medersa Bou Inania. Next stop is the vibrant oasis of Marrakesh. Explore the “Red City” amid its sandstone walls and buildings with your Local Guide. You’ll visit Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs (or Badia Palace), the Djemaa El-Fna town center and colorful marketplace. Return to Casablanca for a panoramic drive to visit the Hassan II Mosque. Then, top it all off with a delicious farewell dinner to celebrate your Moroccan Escape!

Highlights of Moroccan Escape

Price Details US

All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Related Option Title

January & March 2020 Travel

UNESCO Sites

Historic City of Meknes|Medina of Fez|Medina of Marrakesh|Rabat (Modern Capital and Historic City)

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $931*
18 guests in a party: $248*

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO Welcome to Casablanca! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)


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Day 2

CASABLANCA–RABAT–MEKNES–FEZ Capitals Past and Present Scenic drive along the Barbary Coast en route to Rabat.
RABAT Orientation drive of Morocco’s capital city.
MEKNES Guided sightseeing of the former capital features the monumental gates, mosque, Royal Palace and the Royal Stables.
FEZ Dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 224 mi / 360 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Travel the Mediterranean coastline of North Africa along the Barbary Coast and explore this country that is a true melting pot of cultures from the South of Sahara, France, Spain and many more.


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Day 3

FEZ The Heart of Morocco FEZ Guided Sightseeing includes the Medina and Medersa Bou Inania. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Discover a lively city akin to Disney’s Aladdin, bursting with vibrant hues and fragrant aromas. Fez’s ancient history comes to life in this part of the town surrounded by high walls, separating the maze of over 9.000 alleys from the outside world.



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Day 4

FEZ–MARRAKESH Marvelous Marrakesh Scenic drive through the country en route to Marrakesh.
MARRAKESH Dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 332 mi / 535 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION The city walls constructed in clay and chalk have given Marrakesh the nickname the “red city”. Marrakesh is one of the four Imperial Cities of Morocco, it’s rich culture and fascinating landscape have made it popular not only as a tourist destination, but also as a film location.


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Day 5

MARRAKESH The Spice of Life MARRAKESH Guided sightseeing includes Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the Djemaa-El-Fna square. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Marrakesh is a magnificent feast for the senses, from its spice markets to it historic sites, including the intricate designs of Bahia Palace and marble masterpiece of the Saadian Tombs. Steeped in rich heritage and vibrant artistry, Marrakesh endures as a city of artisans who keep its ancient traditions alive.




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Day 6

MARRAKESH–CASABLANCA As Time Goes By CASABLANCA Guided panoramic drive includes a visit to Hassan II Mosque. [LF] Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 174 mi / 280 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
ART & ARCHITECTURE The Hassan II Mosque is one of the most recognizable buildings in Casablanca, if not the whole of Morocco. An architectural and artisanal work of art, using both tradition and technology, its stunning 689 ft minaret dominates the skyline from its prestigious position on the Atlantic coast.



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Day 7

CASABLANCA Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Barcelo Casablanca This modern hotel on central Boulevard d'Anfa is in an ideal position to visit the old town, the impressive Hassan II Mosque, and the vibrant market with its endless multi-colored carpet of spices, flowers, and local produce. Rooms are air-conditioned and have a minibar. Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar or taste Moroccan or Spanish cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Casablanca 139 Blvd d'Anfa First-Class
2 Barcelo Fez Medina A hotel that combines comfort and functionality which can be seen in its modern rooms decorated in a contemporary style with designer furniture. Fez 53 Avenue Hassan Ii First-Class
3 Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Located in the central L'Hivernage district, just a few minutes away from the bustling Medina, this 503-room resort embodies the soul of Ahmed Al Mansour Eddahbi, Sultan of the Saadian dynasty, offering contemporary luxury in an oasis style setting. The property's five restaurants offer a fine selection of international, Mediterranean and Moroccan delicacies and the rooftop bar and lounge serves delicious cocktails and snacks under starry skies. Leisure facilities include a spa, wellbeing center and three swimming pools with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. Marrakesh Av. Mohamed VI Superior First-Class
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