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Immerse yourself in the captivating city of Marrakesh, known for its ochre-coloured buildings, bustling souks, and striking minarets. Explore its medieval medina, vibrant squares, and Jemaa el-Fnaa square on a guided tour. Visit the beautiful Jardin Majorelle, once owned by Yves St Laurent. Experience the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, a stunning backdrop to Marrakesh. Explore the exquisite Saadian Tombs, showcasing Moorish architecture. Venture to Essaouira, a charming 15th-century coastal town in North Africa.
Fly to Marrakesh. On arrival, transfer to the four-star superior Hotel Opera Plaza in Marrakesh, where you’ll enjoy a five-night stay.
Marrakesh’s captivating labyrinth of bustling alleyways and well-preserved medieval walls, often featured as a film set, offers a unique experience. The morning’s sightseeing tour includes visits to the Saadian tombs, an exquisite example of Moorish architecture, and the Bahia Palace, once acclaimed as the world’s most beautiful palace. Explore the renowned souks, where skilled artisans craft intricate leatherware, jewellery, and furniture. In the evening, after hotel dinner, venture to Jemaa el-Fnaa square for a vibrant display of Moroccan culture, featuring musicians, dancers, fortune-tellers, and snake charmers in a colourful spectacle.
Today in Marrakesh, explore the city’s magnificent gardens, offering peaceful escapes from its bustling streets. Notable gardens include Jardin Majorelle, once owned by Yves Saint-Laurent, featuring bamboo, bougainvillea, and cacti. The city is surrounded by impressive 19-mile-long ramparts with well-preserved forts at intervals. These classic Moorish gates change colours with the light throughout the day. The afternoon is free for leisurely exploration or relaxation at the hotel’s excellent facilities.
Begin the day with a comfortable drive to Essaouira, a 15th-century coastal town with a well-preserved medieval citadel, charming streets, and bustling markets. The town is known for its unspoiled charm and has served as a backdrop for film productions. During the journey, you’ll witness Morocco’s changing landscape from green plains to semi-desert, passing mud-brick villages and shepherds tending their herds, with donkeys as a common mode of transport.
Today, venture into the Atlas Mountains, offering stunning views of saffron-coloured fields, wooded slopes, river-filled gorges, and peaks soaring over 3,000 meters high. After enjoying the breathtaking vistas and a brief stop, return to Marrakesh in the early afternoon, leaving the rest of the day free for you to explore the city.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight
This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:
Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.
For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229
Hotel Opera Plaza, Marrakesh
The four-star superior Hotel Opera Plaza, designed in Arab Moorish style, offers modern rooms with amenities like television, air conditioning, ensuite, safe, hairdryer, and telephone. The hotel boasts three restaurants serving international, Italian, and Moroccan cuisine, a lounge bar, café, spa, and a spacious outdoor pool set in private grounds, providing easy access to the old city’s attractions. Additional features include complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness center, 24-hour front desk, laundry service, and snacks.
*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic.
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