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Morocco

2 tours from £3,740pp

The gateway to Africa celebrates a rich history of treasure and luxury. World renowned for its shipping ports and trade routes, Morocco once held the key to global trade. Its stories and climate make the country popular with travellers, historians and holidaymakers, with much to uncover through all the senses. 

Medinas filled with a labyrinth of lanes, alleys, medieval architecture and ornate carvings are the essence of vibrant cities such as Marrakech and Fez. A treasure trove of culture, crafts and local delicacies, and oozing an old-world atmosphere, this is where you’ll get a true taste of your surroundings. Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca, was of course the inspiration for the 1942 film of the same name. It contrasts some of the other major cities with its fusion of French-colonial design and Moroccan influence; here, creativity and fortune blossom. 

Moroccan cuisine is unique, due to its influence from both Mediterranean and African settlers over time. Aromatic spices and hearty dishes such as tagine make this a dream destination for food lovers, whilst mint and green tea are part of traditional, everyday culture.  

A spectacular country to explore, with majestic skylines made even more beautiful by the contrasting climate, you’re sure to be left wanting more. 


Sue Rollin
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Stroll labyrinthine alleyways laced with the aroma of spice and perfume, take in architectural wonders of heart-stopping beauty and surrender to the timeless romance of this captivating city, where Africa, Europe and the Middle East converge.

  • Return flights from London to Marrakech
  • 6 nights’ bed and breakfast at the 4-star Riyad el Cadi
  • 4 evening meals and 3 lunches
  • Guided visits to sites listed in the programme
  • Detailed programme and study notes
  • Services of your expert lecturer and Tour Manager
  • All entrance fees, taxes and gratuities for coach drivers and waiters

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Mandy Shaw
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Explore the traditional Amazigh (Berber) crafts of Morocco as we travel along ancient trade routes and through colourful cities, embracing the weavers, embroiders and craftspeople practicing traditional techniques and lifestyles throughout this wonderful country.

  • Return flights from London to Marrakesh with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • Travel by air conditioned coach
  • 14-nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 7 dinners and 4 lunches
  • Entrance fees to cultural sites
  • Eco-dyeing workshop
  • Traditional craft demonstrations
  • Hand-sewing workshops with our expert
  • English-speaking Amazigh/Berber guide
  • Experienced local Tour Manager

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Morocco Highlights

Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Admire Morocco's 'blue city' ChefchaouenView Tour
  • Visit Marrakech Museum, housed in a 19th-century palaceView Tour
  • Capture the landscape of the High Atlas Mountains View Tour
  • Explore Morocco's capital city - Rabat View Tour
  • Stroll through Marrakech's MedinaView Tour

Local Information

  • Capital Rabat
  • Language Arabic
  • Currency Moroccan Dirham
  • Tip 7-10%
  • Time Zone GMT+1
  • Electricity Two pin plugs. 220V.

Must See

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou

View Tour

Key Information

Morocco by rail

Morocco boasts one of the most diverse climates in the world: ranging from the intense heat of the Moroccan Sahara to the Middle Atlas, where temperatures can drop to as low as -24C. Furthermore, its geography ranges from snowy mountains, to lush, green forests, to stone villages built upon sand. Morocco is a remarkable country and travelling across it by rail is the most immersive way to experience it.

Fantastic cities

Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca, was of course this inspiration for the 1942 film of the same name. Moroccan cities are lauded for their very western appearance in an otherwise African setting, a rather strange but brilliant spectacle. The majestic skylines are made even more beautiful by the contrasting climate that can be seen in the city’s background.

Food and drink

Moroccan cuisine is unique, due to its influence from both Mediterranean and African settlers over time. The incorporation of spices into meat-based dishes shows Morocco’s African roots, while the prominence of couscous hints of a Spanish influence. A famous Moroccan dish is tagine, which is the name of the hearty stew as well as the interesting clay pot that it is traditionally cooked in.

Rich cultural history

With its snake charming, stone castles and open markets, the enchanted city of Marrakech resembles something out of an Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves tale. Despite the city resting upon sandy terrain, its backdrop is that of snowy mountains, making Marrakech both a cultural and visual treat.