Casablanca & New Year in Marrakesh

CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH, ESSAOUIRA & ATLAS MOUNTAINS

28 Dec 18 - 04 Jan 19
Starting From
€ 779

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at 07:30 hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Air Malta flight to Casablanca, Morocco departing at 09:30 hrs. Upon arrival at 11:55 hrs, your private coach will take you to the 4* Oum Palace Hotel for check in and room allocation. Soon afterwards, please join you tour leader and the English-speaking local guide for a free afternoon city tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. This is where money is being made, where young Moroccans come to seek their fortunes and where business and the creative industries prosper. The city’s handsome Mauresque buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, are best admired in the downtown area. Visitors who spend time there, in the Quartier Habous, are sure to get into the local swing of things and realise that this old pirate lair is looking towards the future, embracing the European-flavoured urban sophistication that has underpinned life here for the past century. Return back to the hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast a full day excursion to Rabat awaits you. Located on the Atlantic, Morocco’s political and administrative capital is also one of the so-called Imperial Cities. Visit the Kasbah Kasbah of the Udayas located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river and then make your way toward the Mohammed V Mausoleum. During your free time visit the oldest part of the city with its hundreds of traditional shops and cafes that you can visit and explore. Late in the afternoon return to Casablanca for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast and checkout, your private coach will embark on its route towards the city of Marrakesh. Upon arrival at the 4* Blue Sea Primtemps Hotel. Check in and room allocation will follow. In the afternoon, join the tour leader for an afternoon horse drawn carriage tour. Such tour takes you to the new quarters of Marrakech know as ‘Gueliz’ Visit the famous Majorelle Gardens and Yves Saint Laurent Museum before return transfer to the hotel. Dinner (optional) and overnight

After breakfast, today, join the tour leader for a full day excursion Marrakech. As an old imperial capital, Marrakesh is a city steeped in ancient artistry that continues to thrive, kept alive by the modern craftspeople of the souqs and the contemporary art and design scene of the ville nouvelle. You will start such tour with a visit to the most impressive Ali Ben Youssef Medersa and the Koutoubia minaret. Then head towards the Bahia Palace home to a riot of tilework and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings. After lunch (extra) and some free time continue your way towards the medina. Wrapped within kilometres of powder-pink pisé ramparts, the medina is Marrakesh’s show-stopping sight of crowded souqs, where sheep carcasses swing from hooks next door to twinkling lamps, and narrow, doodling ochre-dusted lanes lead to nowhere. The main artery into this mazy muddle is the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it’s carnival night every night. Stroll between snail vendors, soothsayers, acrobats and conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city’s frenetic pulse. The party doesn’t end until the lights go out. Return to your hotel in time for a special New Year’s Eve Dinner (optional) and celebrations before overnight.

Today, after a late breakfast, enjoy a relaxing day within Marrakesh. Enjoy the hotel amenities or head towards the Medina by public transport (extra) and start this new year immersed in a different culture amidst vibrant colours, sounds and smells. Dinner (optional) back at the hotel and overnight

After breakfast join the tour leader for a trip to Essaouira. Known as the ‘Wind City of Africa’, it attracts plenty of windsurfers, but the majority of visitors come here to wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques, relax in some of the country’s cafes and watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. Return to Marrakech in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast join your fellow group members on an excursion to the nearby Atlas Mountains. The drives take you to Ourika Valley, a wonderful Berber village nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. A trip to the Ourika is an opportunity for you to discover the breath-taking views of the Berber villages and some amazing landscapes. Late in the afternoon return to Marrakech for some free time before dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast and checkout, head towards Casablanca’s airport for your direct Air Malta flight back to Malta departing at 12:55 hrs.

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€779€879
Twin€799€899
Single€949€1049
Child (under 12 years sharing with 2 Adults)€499€549

Excursions

 AdultChild
Rabat €39€39
Horse Drawn Carriage inc. Majorelle €35€39
Marrakesh €30€30
Essaouira €39€39
Atlas Mountains €39€39
CasablancaFreeFree
Total for all excursions€182€182

Price Includes

  • Return direct Air Malta flight to Casablanca
  • 23Kgs Check in Luggage & 10Kgs Hand Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 2 Nights at the 4* Oum Palace Hotel (or similar) in Casablanca on Bed & breakfast basis
  • 5 Nights a the 4* Blue Sea Primtemps Hotel (or similar in Marrakech on B&B Basis
  • Tour Leader
  • Insolvency Fund Protection

Not Included

Half Board Supplement
6 x Dinners & NYE Dinner: €80

Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package and Half Board Supplement are taken