Marrakech & Fez Twin Centre

Two Contrasting Imperial Cities

About Marrakech & Fez Twin Centre

Summary

Two authentic, contrasting cities - stay in traditional riads, travel by 1st class train or private transfers. 

START - Marrakech / FINISH - Fez [or v/v]

Activity code: MOHO01

Duration: 7/8 Days

If you aren't sure which of Morocco's premier ancient cities to visit then why not stay in both? This holiday is a popular twin centre break which includes the Imperial Cities of Marrakech and Fez. Depending upon how you wish to travel and how much time you have available you can also fit in a third city, for example Casablanca or Rabat (located approximately half-way).

We cannot recommend this holiday highly enough as it includes two of Morocco's most fascinating cities and stunning scenery. We include all transport, guided city tours and a choice of stunning riads (or hotels). A fantastic introduction to Morocco!

Highlights of our Morocco Twin Centre Holiday

  • MARRAKECH - Nestled on a large plain at the foot of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, the ancient city of Marrakech is the perfect place in which to begin your visit of Morocco. Surrounded by its original fortified city walls Marrakech entices you into its midst to explore its palaces, gardens and bustling souks, all within the historic medina. Don't miss the unique experience  of Marrakech's main square - the Djemma El Fna - busy in the day and thriving in the evening. As well as the medina there is entertainment to be had in chic night spots and delicious meals to be savoured in top restaurants.
  • FEZ - described as 'the most perfectly preserved and working mediaeval city in the world' Fez's atmosphere and topography contrasts with those of Marrakech. Historically, the first of the Imperial Cities and made up of three centres, Fez deserves a couple of days of any visitor's time in Morocco. The city has adapted to modern life without losing its traditions and many of its habitants have almost the same way of life as they had back in the 13th century. Fez is renowned for its cuisine so you'll find that several hotels now organise cookery courses.
  • RIADS - These little jewels are often hidden away down a side street or alleyway in the heart of the medina. Riads are houses with no windows on the outside; instead the windows face inwards to a central courtyard patio or garden. They vary in size and number of rooms but all offer a much more traditional experience than large, chain hotels.

Why book with Rediscover the World ?

Accommodation: we have personally chosen the riads in this itinerary; all of them offer high quality accommodation. You may prefer a small and friendly property or one of the luxurious boutique-style riads or perhaps a deluxe hotel with lots of facilities to enjoy during your stay, (please let us know if you'd prefer alternative accommodation).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service. Private transfers with our trusted drivers are also included between Marrakech and Fez (either for the full journey or to/from train stations if using the excellent Moroccan railways).

Extra Information: We're on hand to book activities and additional sightseeing, particularly in Marrakech - such as hiking, cookery classes, golf or quad biking.

What's included in your Morocco Twin Centre holiday?

  • 6/7 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Private round trip airport transfers
  • Private transfers and/or train tickets between locations
  • Private half day guided city tour of Marrakech
  • Private half day guided city tour of Fez
  • All local taxes.
  • full 24 hour representative services.

Flights are available to book through us with a wide range of airlines, from various UK airports. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will be fully ATOL protected.

We recommend the following accommodation on this holiday:

  • Marrakech: - Riad el Zohar, Riad Mur Akush, Riad Kniza, Riad Hikaya
  • Fez: - Hotel Barcelo Medina, Riad Myra, Dar Chrifa

Contact us now to book this recommended holiday for any dates.

Itinerary

  • Example Itinerary (train)

    • Day 1 - Arrive into Marrakech; private transfer to your accommodation.
      • Stay at a riad of your choice for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
    • Day 2 - Private half day guided tour of Marrakech
    • Day 3 - Optional extra sightseeing and activities (e.g. cookery course, day hike)
    • Day 4 - Private transfer to Marrakech railway station; depart on first class train to Fez - journey time is approx. 7 hours.
      • Private transfer on arrival in Fez to your riad. Stay at a riad of your choice for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
    • Day 5 - Private half-day guided city tour of Fez.
    • Day 6 - Optional extra sightseeing and activities (e.g. guided day trip to Meknes & Volubilis)
    • Day 7 - Private transfer to Fez airport or take the train back to Marrakech for an overnight stay
    • Day 8 - Private transfer to Marrakech Airport; depart Marrakech.

    NB. it is also possible to stay in Rabat for one (or more) nights in between, we can include additional transfers and accommodation (e.g. Riad Kalaa).

  • Example Itinerary (transfers)

    • Day 1 - Arrive into Marrakech; private transfer to your accommodation.
      • Stay at a riad of your choice for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
    • Day 2 - Private half day guided tour of Marrakech
    • Day 3 - Optional extra sightseeing and activities (e.g. cookery course, day hike)
    • Day 4 - Private transfer to Fez through Mid Atlas Mountains - journey time is approx. 7 hours.
      • Stay at a riad of your choice for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
    • Day 5 - Private half-day guided city tour of Fez.
    • Day 6 - Optional extra sightseeing and activities (e.g. guided day trip to Meknes & Volubilis)
    • Day 7 - Private transfer to Fez airport for flight home

    NB. it is also possible to stay in the Mid Atlas for one (or more) nights in between, we can include additional transfers, a visit to the Cascades d'Ouzoud and an opportunity to see the Barbary Apes plus accommodation in either Ouzoud or Azrou.

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices are on request as these depend on your chosen accommodation and room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

    NB: Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports either out to Marrakech and home from Fez or vice versa. Travelling to/from the same airport in Morocco would usually mean adding an extra night at the departure location as well as the return train tickets (or transfers).

    All transport is included in this holiday.

    City Tours include an English-speaking guide, all transport, entry fees to historic monuments (including the incredible Ben Youssef Medersa, Saadian Tombs & Bahia Palace), an exploration of the souks and focal points of the medinas in both locations.

Reviews

"Thank you for one of the best holidays I've had in years! Everything went smoothly from start to finish. All the transfers were waiting for us on time and were very friendly and efficient. Both the hotels were excellent with an incredibly high level of service. It was wonderful to be able to explore these fascinating cities, knowing that our accommodation and travel requirements had been arranged so expertly for us. I have no hesitation in recommending your company and hope to travel to other destinations with you in future."

R Passfield-Taylor, UK, June 2018

"We are just receovering from our trip to Morocco, we had a great time. Thanks to you and your company everything went according to plan. The riads were luxurious, the receptionist very helpful, the drivers excellent & the guides extremely informative & friendly. Well done."

J & P Legge, UK, June, 2015

"Thanks for arranging all the logistics of our holiday and for the stunning Riads which you booked us into in Marrakech and Fez. Everything went well and we had a great holiday with good food and excellent weather."

A Caspersz, UAE, October 2013

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