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Historic Cities & Culinary Delights of Morocco

Private Travel | General interest 8 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £2150

Discover the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech. Take part in cookery classes and learn the recipes and techniques that define Moroccan cuisine.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Join three cooking classes in traditional riads
  • Stop at the Berber village of Imouzzer du Kandar
  • City tours in Casablanca, Fez, Essaouira and Marrakech
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Casablanca

Transfer to the Novotel Casablanca for 1 night. (N)

Day 2: Casablanca • Rabat • Fez

Morning tour of Casablanca then continue to Rabat where you will have time at leisure to see Oudayas garden, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. After lunch, depart for Fez and stay 2 nights at the Riad Palais D’Hôtels. (B)

Day 3: Fez

Morning cooking class at a traditional riad. Afternoon tour of Fez, visiting the medieval medina and exploring the famous souks and tanneries. (B, L)

Day 4: Marrakech

Early departure for Marrakech. En route, stop at the Berber village of Imouzzer du Kandar, the delightful ski resort of Ifrane, and Azrou, a town known for its handicrafts. Lunch at leisure in Beni Mellal. Continue to Marrakech and stay at the Riad Dar Sara for 2 nights. (B)

Day 5: Marrakech

Morning cooking class at a traditional riad. Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting the Saadian tombs, Menara gardens, Koutoubia mosque, and Bahia Palace. Continue to the souks and the famous Djemaa el Fna square. Optional evening dinner and folklore show. (B, L)

Day 6: Essaouira

Travel to Essaouira where you will visit the ramparts of Skala, the seaport and the Medina. Enjoy an afternoon cooking class at a local riad. Stay at the Riad Mimouna for 1 night. (B, D)

Day 7: Casablanca

This morning drive to Casablanca. Dinner at Rick’s Café, a restaurant designed to recreate the famous bar from the film Casablanca. Overnight at the Novotel Casablanca for 1 night. (B)

Day 8: Fly home

Transfer to Casablanca airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Standard tour:

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Palais D'Hotes Suites & Spa Fez
    Palais D'Hotes Suites & Spa Fez

    Palais D'Hotes Suites & Spa Fes is a sophisticated and traditional riad in Fez, located near the centre and about one mile from the Der Bartha Museum. Ornate stuccoed arches and mosaic columns and floors surround the central courtyard and there is a traditional hammam, outdoor pool, sauna and spa. Although it was built in 1944, the riad is constructed in a traditional Moroccan style and furnished with local fabrics. The restaurant serves Moroccan cuisine and there is a bar and terrace with views across the city. Rooms have pale walls, mosaic tiled floors and bathrooms and many of the windows are made of stained glass. Features: 13 rooms, spa, outdoor pool, hammam, sauna, restaurant, terrace, bar/lounge. Room amenities: Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar, safe.

  • Riad Mimouna
    Riad Mimouna

    Located next to the ocean, the Riad Mimouna is a traditional riad offering a peaceful setting and a large terrace with panoramic views over Essaouira's coastline. Rooms have authentic Moroccan features and modern amenities, and some rooms have a sea view. Traditional Moroccan dishes and fish specialities are served in the hotel's restaurant, and room service and a 24-hour snack service are also available. Guests can relax in the hammam or the comfortable television lounge, and Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Features: 36 rooms & suites, restaurant, large sea-view sun terrace. Room amenities: Satellite television, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Riad dar Sara
    Riad dar Sara

    A short stroll from Koutoubia Gardens and the excitement of Djemaa el Fna square, Riad Dar Sara offers spacious accommodation in two adjoining riads. The first is set around a patio with trees and a fountain, and the second features a small plunge pool. Across both is an expansive rooftop terrace with views of the medina. Guests can seek shade in a comfortable tented area on the terrace or rejuvenate in the hammam and spa. The airy guestrooms and seating areas are decorated with a combination of contemporary and traditional Moroccan furnishings. Facilities: 18 rooms, spa with hamman, indoor pool, massage room, restaurant, 24-hour front desk. Room amenities: Air conditioning, Wi-Fi.

  • Novotel Casablanca City Centre Hotel
    Novotel Casablanca City Centre Hotel

    Novotel Casablanca City Centre Hotel is located in the centre of Casablanca, close to the Casa Port railway station. The hotel has 281 rooms with a modern, contemporary feel. There is a small gym, a restaurant and a bar.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2150 per person

High season from £2150 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • What's Included
    • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Destinations on this tour

  • Casablanca

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  • Fez

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  • Marrakech

    One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, Marrakech was founded in the 11th century at the...

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  • Essaouira

    Surrounded by Portuguese fortifications, Essaouira is a delightful fishing town with a...

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  • Casablanca

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