Dates & Prices

2018 Dates Air & Land Land Only  Single Supp
  Jan - Apr $2795 $1795 $240
  Jul - Nov $2795 $1795 $240
  Dec $2795 $1795 $240

 

2019

 

       
  Jan - Apr $2795 $1795 $240
  Jul - Nov $2795 $1795 $240
  Dec $2795 $1795 $240
         

9 Day Jewish Heritage

Day One: DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA

  • Arrive at Casablanca International Airport.
  • 2:00 p.m. Meet your tour Driver in the hotel lobby.
  • Begin with a panoramic tour of Casablanca and its diverse neighborhoods.
  • The Glory of Moroccan Jewry: Guided visit through the Museum of the Jews of Morocco, for a glimpse into the rich and colorful world of Moroccan Jewry.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Relax, unpack and settle in.
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Casablanca

Day Three: CASABLANCA TO FES 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out, depart the hotel and continue to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded in the 3rd century BCE, the town became an important outpost of the Roman Empire. 
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Depart for Fes, the most extensive medieval city in the Arab world, and the home of Jewish scholars and rabbis for hundreds of years.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Fes

Day Four: THE MYSTERIES OF FES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Take in a panoramic view of the Medina of Fes from Borj Sud.
  • Enjoy a guided visit through the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) of Fes and visit the Ibn Danan Synagogue.
  • Visit the famous Fes Jewish cemetery, where some of the city's legendary rabbis are buried.
  • Continue on a guided walk through the Medina, where the famous Jewish scholar Maimonides once lived. Our visit includes:
    • A glimpse of local craftsman at work in their shops as they weave, embroider, carve and chisel today as they have done for centuries.
    • A tour of the Madrasa Bou Inania, founded in the years 1351-56. The madrasa is one of the few religious places in Morocco accessible to non-Muslim visitors. 
  • Lunch en route and continue with:
  • A visit to the Museum of Wooden Arts in the beautifully restored former Caravan Stop.
  • A look into the University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin, considered by the Guinness Book of Records, UNESCO and many historians as the oldest continuously operating, academic degree-granting university in the world.
  • Visit the Tanneries of Fes, which give the Medina its unique flavor and smell.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

 

 

Overnight: Fes

Day Five: ROYAL RABAT

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and depart Fes for Meknes, located on a fertile plain, north of the Middle Atlas and the former residence of the Sultan.
  • Arrive in Meknes and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, who established his royal capital here during his long reign (1672-1727).
  • Continue with a visit to the Royal Stables.
  • Depart for Rabat.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Arrive in Rabat and take a tour of the city, including a drive around the walls of the Royal Palace and a visit to the Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II, two rulers who worked hand-in-hand with the Jewish community.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the Old Walled City and the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas.
  • Continue to the hotel for check-in.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rabat

Day Six: RABAT TO MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and drive to Marrakech.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Begin your visit in Marrakech with a panoramic tour of the city.
  • Guided tour of Marrakech, including:
    • Bab Agnaou, one of the gates of the Medina.
    • The Saadian Tombs, built in the 16th century as a mausoleum for many Saadian rulers and entertainers.
    • The Slat al-Azama Synagogue, the synagogue of the Mellah.
    • The 19th-century Bahia Palace.
    • The Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts.
  • Check into the hotel with time to freshen up and prepare for Shabbat.
  • Optional Shabbat services at the Bet-El Synagogue.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Seven: SHABBAT IN MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the famous Majorelle Garden, created by the orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle.
  • Take part in a Moroccan home-cooking workshop.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Explore Marrakech's enormous marketplace and experience the Djemaa El Fna Square, one of the most colorful and mysterious sites in all of Africa, with its snake-charmers, street vendors, musicians, jugglers, fortune-tellers and storytellers.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Eight: THE OURIKA VALLEY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart Marrakech for a half-day tour to the Ourika Valley.
  • Drive through the beautiful, lush, green valley and visit a Berber village.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Ride a camel for a trip into the past when they were the main mode of transportation in the region.
  • Return to Marrakech with free time for last-minute shopping, packing or relaxation.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Nine: RETURN TO THE USA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Casablanca International Airport.
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.
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