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Morocco and Tunisia: The Imperial Cities (13 DAYS/ 11 NIGHTS)

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Morocco, a North-African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian, and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry, and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Well known cities to visit: Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fes.

Next stop on your trip is Tunisia, the North-African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus ancient artifacts and relics at the Carthage National Museum.

Noted cities not to be missed: Tunis, Carthage, Hammamet, and Sousse.

 

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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Morocco, a North-African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian, and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry, and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Well known cities to visit: Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fes.

Next stop on your trip is Tunisia, the North-African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus ancient artifacts and relics at the Carthage National Museum.

Noted cities not to be missed: Tunis, Carthage, Hammamet, and Sousse.

 

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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All about the Morocco and Tunisia: The Imperial Cities (13 DAYS/ 11 NIGHTS).

Morocco, a North-African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian, and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry, and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.

Well known cities to visit: Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fes.

Next stop on your trip is Tunisia, the North-African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus ancient artifacts and relics at the Carthage National Museum.

Noted cities not to be missed: Tunis, Carthage, Hammamet, and Sousse.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Private transfers between airports and hotels.

  • 11-nights accommodations at listed hotels, including all taxes and service charges.
  • Meals as indicated. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing includes entrance fees.
  • The services of an English-speaking Tour Guide/Escort.
  • Baggage handling and porterage.
  • The services of a professional Tour Host.
  • Tour Warranty.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare from USA gateway
  • Domestic airfare: $250.00 per person (Casablanca/Tunis -Coach)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for your local guides and drivers
  1. Day 1 U.S. Departure:

    Transatlantic flight to Casablanca, Morocco.

  2. Day 2 Arrive Casablanca:

    Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local Tour Host, then escorted to Kenzi Basma hotel.

    Overnight in  Kenzi Basma hotel  (Deluxe)

    Hyatt Regency Casablanca (Luxury)

  3. Day 3 Casablanca/ Rabat:

    Enjoy a brief tour of Casablanca, where an elegant blend of Art Deco and Neo-Moorish buildings line spacious avenues. Continue to Rabat, where the bustling Medina still resembles the town created ages ago, and home to the minaret of Hassan Tower.  Sightseeing includes the Mohamed V mausoleum, the striking and evocative Oudayas Kasbah, and the Ramparts of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. (B, L)

     

    Hotel:  Le Diwan M Gallery hotel (Deluxe)

    Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace (Luxury)

  4. Day 4 Rabat/ Meknes/ Volubilis/ Moulay Idriss/ Fes:

    Depart for Meknes chosen by Sultan Moulay Ismail as his imperial capital at the end of the 17th century.  The city was built with 20 gates, more than 50 palaces, and 15 miles of surrounding walls. En-route we stop at the remarkable Roman ruins of Volubilis, with its mosaics and temples. Proceed to Moulay Idriss, the cliff-high holy city of Islam. (B, L)

    Hotel: Barcelo Fes hotel  (Deluxe)

  5. Day 5 Fes:

    Today we explore Fes, the oldest Imperial City, founded in 790 A.D. Existing between the Middle Ages and today, the soul of Morocco stimulates the senses with its visual details, haunting sounds, and rich aromas, preserved throughout the centuries. Fes’s medieval Medina, Karaouiyne Mosque, Attarine and Abou Inania Medrassas (Islamic Universities) and the intriguing and dazzling tiled Nejjarine Fountain.

    Dinner with show. (B, L, D)

    Hotel: Barcelo Fes hotel  (Deluxe)

  6. Day 6 Fes/ Beni Mellal/ Marrakech:

    Depart for Marrakech across the Middle Atlas Mountains, stopping in Benni Mellal, the largest town in the Middle Atlas, for lunch.  Giant cedar forests, volcanic mountains, strings of lakes and plains producing oranges, olives and sugar cane line the road.  Along the way visit Ifrane, a ski resort full of Alpine chalet with red tiled roofs. (B,L)

    Overnight at Opera Plaza hotel  (Deluxe)

    Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa (Luxury)

  7. Day 7 Marrakech:

    The “Jewel of Morocco” and the “Pearl of the South”.  Your tour includes the Koutoubia Mosque 230 feet high, the lavishly decorated Tomb of Saadien Dynasty, the Bahai and Badii Palaces and the Dar Si Said Museum.  After lunch, proceed to the Djemaa El Fna Square, famous for its unique outdoor entertainment, and to the lively Medina with its colorful souks and markets.

    Dinner with show. (B ,L,D)

    Overnight at Opera Plaza hotel  (Deluxe)

  8. Day 8 Marrakech/ Ourika Valley/ Marrakech:

    Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, we explore the natural sights of the Valley of Ourika at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and discover the charm of a Berber village. (B, L)

    Overnight at Opera Plaza hotel  (Deluxe)

  9. Day 9 Marrakech/ Casablanca/ Tunis:

    Transfer to Airport for your departure flight to Tunis. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to El Mouradi Africa Hotel. (B, D)

    Overnight in El Mouradi Africa hotel  (Deluxe)

    Movenpick Hotel Du Lac Tunis (Luxury)

  10. Day 10 Tunis/ Carthage/ Sidi Bou Said/ Hammamet

    “Delenda est Carthago”, said the ancient Romans. Carthage, a rival city, would have to be destroyed. So, it was done. Stones were scattered, its soil, made sterile with salt. Relive the glorious Carthaginian era by traveling through the hot mineral baths of Antonin and the amphitheater. Proceed to the Bardo museum one of the finest archeological museums in the world. Stop at the medina, a treat for those who like to take strolls and try their hands at local bargaining. Visit Sidi Bou Said, a meeting place for artists, a captivating and enchanting village that offers a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Tunis.  (B, L, D)

    Overnight in Hammamet at Sentido Le Sultan hotel  (Deluxe)

    Hasdrabal Thalasso & Spa Yasmin Hammamet Hotel (Luxury)

  11. Day 11 Hammamet/ Nabeul/ Kelibia/Kerkouene/El Haouaria/ Korbous/ Hammamet:

    This excitement begins this morning with a visit to the old city of Hammamet. Proceed to Nabeul, a craft center that’s famous for its pottery, ceramics, embroidery, and ironwork. Next stop is Kelibia, a colorful fishing port. Continue to Kerkouene to see the finest Punic ruins in Tunisia. Explore the town of El Haouaria and its local cave system. These so-called “Roman” caves, were actually started by the Carthaginians. The yellow sandstone cliffs of the area were carved out and the stones were sent to Carthage and surrounding towns to be used as a building material. The last stop is the hot springs of Korbous to relax and admire the landscape. (B, L, D)

    Overnight in Hammamet at Sentido Le Sultan hotel  (Deluxe)

    Hasdrabal Thalasso & Spa Yasmin Hammamet Hotel (Luxury)

  12. Day 12 Hammamet/ Kairouan/ El Djem/ Sousse/ Port El Kantaoui:

    Departure to the holy city of Kairouan. Visit the great mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture with a forest of marble columns gathered from neighboring Roman ruins. Its monuments, witnesses to its past glory, are a delight for visitors: mosques, zaouias, irrigation ponds, ruins of a princely palace in Reeqqada outside the main city. Proceed to El Djem Coliseum, which is as grand as the one in Rome. It could seat 35,000 spectators in its heyday. You will explore the underground tunnels that used to house the gladiators, animals, and slaves that were sent into the arena to entertain the masses. Continue to Sousse to visit the city’s medina and ribat founded in the 9th century BC. Sousse has long stood as the center of trade and industry, the city first became a walled fortress during the Byzantine rule in the 6th century AD, but the current walls were built by the Aghlabites in the middle 9th century AD. Overnight at Port El Kantaoui, this veritable crown jewel of an integrated and modern Tunisian tourism is unique in its style. (B, L, D)

    Overnight at Sousse Palace  (Deluxe)

    Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse (Luxury)

  13. Day 13 Port El Kantaoui/ Tunis - Departure:

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

    (B)

Hyatt Regency Casablanca (Luxury)
Casablanca

Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace (Luxury)
Fes

Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace (Luxury)
Fes

 

Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa (Luxury)
Marrakech

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

 

Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa (Luxury)
Marrakech

Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa (Luxury)
Marrakech

Movenpick Hotel Du Lac Tunis (Luxury)
Tunis

Hasdrabal Thalasso & Spa Yasmin Hammamet Hotel (Luxury)
Hammamet

Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse (Luxury)
Port El Kantaoui

Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse (Luxury)
Port El Kantaoui

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  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • New York, NY (JFK)
Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
July 19, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Available
$4,899
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Available
$4,899
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019
Available
$4,899
N/A
April 20, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Available
$4,899
N/A
July 19, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Available
$3,990
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Available
$3,990
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019
Available
$3,990
N/A
April 20, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Available
$3,990
N/A
July 19, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Available
$5,099
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Available
$5,099
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019
Available
$5,099
N/A
April 20, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Available
$5,099
N/A
July 19, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Available
$4,190
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Available
$4,190
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019
Available
$4,190
N/A
April 20, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Available
$4,190
N/A
July 19, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Available
$2,990
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Available
$2,990
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019
Available
$2,990
N/A
April 20, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Available
$2,990
N/A
July 19, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Available
$3,899
N/A
October 11, 2019 - October 23, 2019
Available
$3,899
N/A
December 14, 2019 - December 26, 2019
Available
$3,899
N/A
April 20, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Available
$3,899
N/A

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