9 Day | Jewish Group Tour of Morocco

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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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