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Fès is a northeastern Morooco city, often referred to as the cultural and gastronomic heart of Morocco. During private cooking classes, learn to prepare dishes such as Moroccan mezzes, tagine (tajine), bisteeya (pastilla), and traditional Moroccan mint tea. Then explore Fez el-Bali ("Old Fez") and its medieval medina, crammed with narrow streets, tiny squares and busy workshops. Visit the 11th-century Chouara leather tannery, the 15th-century Jewish quarter and Mesbahai Medersa, with medieval Marinid architecture.

Continue to Rabat, Morocco's sophisticated seaside capital with beautiful Andalusian Gardens. Visit its landmark Kasbah of the Udayas, perched on a hill above a scenic estuary. Next, visit Marrakesh, a beautiful city with bustling souks (markets), and upscale restaurants. Take an excursion to the High Atlas Mountains to visit a Berber market and lunch at Kasbah Tamadot. Another day, visit Essaouira, a whitewashed port on the Atlantic coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10 DAY MOROCCO TOUR FOR FOODIES…
And, take cooking classes, market tours and unique dining experiences.
 

What We Love
  • Learn to prepare Moroccan dishes as well as traditional Moroccan mint tea.
  • Visit the spice souks, stocked with saffron, cumin and other ingredients. 
  • Visit Marrakesh, a beautiful city of pink buildings, bustling souks and upscale restaurants.
  • Enjoy a private tasting tour of the city's lively main square with tantalizing food stalls.
  • In Essaouira, sample fresh seafood at stalls lining the port. 
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour and designed for maximum outdoor experience.
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.

Morocco for Foodies

Fez, Marrakesh
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Casablanca/ Fez Begin in Fez, the intellectual, religious and gastronomic heart of Morocco. During private cooking classes, learn to prepare dishes such as Moroccan mezzes, tagine (tajine) and bisteeya (pastilla), as well as traditional Moroccan mint tea.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 – Culinary & Culture Tour
Fez During private cultural touring, explore Fez el-Bali ("Old Fez") and its medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crammed with narrow streets, tiny squares and busy workshops. See centuries-old mosques and universities, as well as the open-air tanneries. Afternoon private cooking class
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 3 – Volubilis Wine & Olive Tour
Fez Morning excursion to winery and olive oil tasting. Afternoon cultural touring in Volubilis. Also visit a local ceramic studio. If desired, visit other studios for traditional carpets, copperware, leatherwork and zellij tilework. Also tour Fez el-Djedid ("New Fez") to see the Royal Palace, and explore the mellah, the largest Jewish quarter in Morocco.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 4 – Meknes Winery Tour
Fez Today, enjoy a private excursion to Meknes, a former imperial capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for cultural touring and to taste wines at a local winery and sample olive oil from a local press.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 5 – Souks of Rabat
Marrakesh Continue to Rabat, Morocco's sophisticated seaside capital. Stroll through the beautiful Andalusian Gardens, and visit the landmark Kasbah of the Udayas, which perches on a hill above a scenic estuary. Perhaps stop for lunch or mint tea and pastries at an atmospheric cafe. Continue to Marrakesh, a beautiful city of pink buildings, bustling souks (markets), and upscale shops and restaurants.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 6 – Culinary & Culture Tour
Marrakesh During private touring, explore exquisite Moorish gardens and architectural highlights such as Jardin Majorelle, Jardin Menara, the Palmeraie and the Bahia Palace. See important historic monuments and districts, including the Jewish quarter, Koutoubia Mosque, and Ali ben Youssef Mosque and Medersa.

Enjoy a private tasting tour of Djemaa el-Fna, the city's lively main square, which transforms each evening into a multisensory pageant of energetic street performances and tantalizing food stalls. Visit the spice souks, which are stocked with locally harvested saffron, cumin and other ingredients. Learn about Moroccan sweets during a private lesson.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 7 – High Atlas Mountains Tour
Marrakesh Today, take a private excursion to the High Atlas Mountains to visit a Berber market and local home. Also enjoy lunch reservations at Kasbah Tamadot, an acclaimed luxury resort in a scenic location among the hills. Another day, take a private excursion to Essaouira, a whitewashed port on the Atlantic coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 8 – Culinary & Culture Tour
Marrakesh Full-day city tour and Moroccan sweets cooking class
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 9 – Culinary Tour
Marrakesh Full-day private excursion with touring en route or flexible cultural and culinary touring in Marrakesh. During private touring in Essaouira, explore the impressive fortifications and medina, and sample fresh seafood at stalls lining the port. Alternatively today, opt to remain in Marrakesh to continue your cultural touring.
Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 10 – Depart
Casablanca Take a private transfer to the airport in Marrakesh or Casablanca and connect with your onward flight.
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Royal Air Maroc run direct scheduled flights daily from London Heathrow to Casablanca, and twice-weekly flights to Tangier, and British Airways fly from Heathrow to Casablanca, Marrakesh and Agadir. In addition to these, EasyJet from Gatwick and Manchester, and with Ryanair from Luton and Stansted. EasyJet also fly from Gatwick to Agadir, Ryanair from Stansted to Fez serve Marrakesh and Agadir from Gatwick and Manchester. Flights typically take around three and a half hours.

When to go Due to the varied geography, the best time to travel Morocco depends greatly on where you are going. In general, spring (April and May) is the best weather across Morocco. In the Saharan region--and to a lesser extent the plains cities--midsummer should be avoided. However, the hottest months are lovely for a visit to the coastal cities, like Essaouira and Rabat. Winter months are very cold in the mountains, which can be hard since many hotels don’t have heating. Desert days are warm and clear during the summer, but temperatures at night can plummet. It is important to consider Islamic holidays when you travel to Morocco.