This is a wonderful entry into View Morocco’s Morocco Excursions and is particularly recommended for students of history. This Excursion will take you on a trip through Imperial Cities and seaside towns and along the way your guide will talk you through the history of the synagogues, the mosques, the palaces, the cemeteries, the Mellah’s… and much, much more!
How To Get There And Get Back
You will need to meet us in Casablanca. At the end of the tour, we will drop you off in Marrakech or back in Casablanca.
We look forward to seeing you on our 9 Day Jewish Heritage Tour!
Starting at Casablanca (where you can see the Jewish Synagogue and the Beth-El Temple), we’ll head over to Rabat (an Imperial City featuring the Hassan Tower), through to Meknes, the Roman ruins at Volubilis, on to Fes and Sefrou, Essaouira and finally to Marrakech (with its Jewish Mellah) for a couple of days.
When you arrive we'll pick you up from the airport and take you for dinner at a kosher restaurant in Casablanca itself.
There is also the opportunity for you to visit the historic Jewish Synagogue, Temple Beth-El, with its stained glass windows and artistic styling.
You may also get the chance to to visit Temple Em Habanim and Neve Chalom if there is time!
Tonight, you will stay here in Casablanca.
After you have had your breakfast, its time to take a tour of Casablanca.
You will get to visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the first of its kind, along with, the Mellah (which includes the Jewish Cemetery), the Mosque of Hassan II and many other fascinating areas of historical interest.
We will then make the trip to the Imperial City of Rabat.
As the days draws to a close, we'll show you to your riad or hotel where you can bed down for the night.
After a morning exploring the Imperial City of Rabat (including the Hassan tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Palace Of Rabat and the Necropolis and Kasbah at Chellah), its time to hit the road and travel to Fes. On the way, we will stop off at the Roman ruins at Volubilis and the Imperial City Of Meknes.
When we get to Meknes, we can show you around the old Islamic Medina, Bab El Mansour, Hedim Square and the Jewish Quarter to name a few!
When we leave Meknes, we will take the road to Volubilis, a UNESCO protected site that dates back to the Roman period. Our guides will take you through the wonderful history and story of the ruins.
Tonight, you will spend the night in Fes, in a boutique hotel or in a riad.
We will spend today on a guided tour of Fes's history, monuments and culture.
Founded by Idriss I in the 8th Century, Fes was the capital of Morocco until 1925. We will take a tour that takes you through many Jewish heritage sites, including synagogues, cemeteries, mosques, the Mellah plus palaces and gardens and the home of Maimonides.
On your fifth day, we'll take you on a guided tour of the city of Sefrou.
Sefrou, known as "Little Jerusalem" (or sometimes, "the capital of cherries") is recognised for its Jewish population and for the harmony between the Muslim and Jewish communities there (they are known to practice their religions in tandem).
Market day in Sefrou is every Thursday.
In the afternoon, we'll return to Fes and use the afternoon to explore the Batha Museum, the Jnane Sbil Gardens & Andalusian Garden , Bou Inania Medersa.
Tonight, we'll stay in Fes again.
After you have eaten your breakfast, we'll make our way toward Marrakech.
We'll make a stop at the beautiful Ifrane University and explore for a short while, before continuing on our way to Zaouia Cheikh (a magnificent dam) and then on to Hotel Paris in Beni Mellal.
When we arrive at Marrakech, we will show to your riad or boutique hotel where you will spend the night.
Our day in Marrakech will be taken up with historical tours, palace and garden visits plus Jewish Heritage sites.
Attractions include the Majorelle Gardens, Rahba Kedima, El Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the Jewish Mellah and the Lazama Synagogue,
At the end of a busy day, you will be glad to relax in your riad or hotel!
Today, you can spend your time as you wish. Explore the souks, the medina or the old quarter in your own time and at your own pace.
Or, if you'd like to join us for some more culture, then we can take on an exploration of La Mamounia Gardens, show you where to find a Hammam/Spa or show you Abderrazzak Benchaabane’s Palmeraie Gardens and Museum.
You can spend the evening as you please.
A visit to Essaouira is on the cards today and you'll get to spend some time on the Atlantic coast taking in the fresh air and exploring the culture of this colourful city.
Essaouira is full of artists and hosts a pilgrimage to visit the grave of Rabbi Haim Pinto every year. Many houses there still have the Star of David painted above their doors.
When we have finished taking in the delights of Essaouira, we will take the bus back to Marrakech for our final night of the trip.
This is your last day with us. After breakfast, we will drop you at your airport.
Trek and Tour Prices
Group of 2-4 people: 1190 Euros/person
Group of 5-8 people: 990 Euros/person
Group of 8-12 people: 800 Euros/person
- All transfers with English speaking drivers
- All accommodation (on a Bed & Breakfast basis)
- Guides to explore each site
- Camels on the dunes plus dinner and breakfast
- Lunches and dinners