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Day One: Sunday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Monday
ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA

  • Arrive at Casablanca International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on your own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • 2:00 p.m. Meet your tour educator and other group members 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 to relax, unpack and settle in.
  • LaDa’at Focus An Inside Look at Moroccan Culture: Welcome dinner and orientation with your tour educator.

Overnight: Casablanca

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Day Three: Tuesday
CASABLANCA TO FES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out and depart the hotel.
  • Visit the famous Mosque of Hassan II (the third largest mosque in the world).
  • Continue to the ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded in the 3rd century B.C.E., the town became an important outpost of the Roman Empire.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Depart for  , 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 at the hotel.

Overnight: Fes

Day Four: Wednesday
THE MYSTERIES OF FES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa’at Focus A Historical Journey Through Time with your tour educator.
  • 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 at a restaurant 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

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Day Five: Thursday
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.
  • LaDa’at Focus Urban versus Rural with your tour educator.
  • 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 walk 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: Friday
RABAT TO MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and drive to Marrakech.
  • LaDa’at Focus Marrakech – An Oasis with your tour educator.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Begin your visit in Marrakech with a panoramic tour of the city.
  • Enjoy a 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 el Azama Synagogue, the synagogue of the Mellah.
    • The 19th-century Bahia Palace.
  • Check into the hotel with time to freshen up and prepare for Shabbat.
  • Optional Shabbat services at the Bet-El Synagogue.
  • Shabbat home hospitality dinner with members of the local Jewish community.

Overnight: Marrakech

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Day Seven: Saturday
SHABBAT IN MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa’at Focus The Veneration of Saints in Morocco and Its Transfer to Israel with your tour educator.
  • 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: Sunday
THE OURIKA VALLEY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart Marrakech for a half-day tour to the Ourika Valley.
  • LaDa’at Focus Berber Civilization and Culture with your tour educator.
  • 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.
  • Festive farewell dinner and group reflection at a restaurant.

Overnight: Marrakech
Day Nine: Monday
RETURN TO THE USA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer on your own to the Casablanca International Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.

9 Day Jewish Group Tour of Morocco

2015                       Land Only

Dec 13                   $4170

On request – Please Call 888-811-2812

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