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  • 7 nights' accommodation using selected hotel
  • 7 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English-speaking local tour guid
  • Da'at tour educator  accompanying the group from arrival to departure
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerar
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
  • Porterage at the hotels
  • Mineral water on the bus throughout

Day One: Sunday
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Monday
ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA

  • Arrive at Casablanca International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on your own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • 2:00 p.m. Meet your tour educator and other group members in the hotel lobby.
  • Begin with a panoramic tour of Casablanca and its diverse neighborhoods.
  • The Glory of Moroccan Jewry: Guided visit through the Museum of the Jews of Morocco, for a glimpse into the rich and colorful world of Moroccan Jewry.
  • Return to the hotel to relax, unpack and settle in.
  • LaDa'at Focus An Inside Look at Moroccan Culture: Welcome dinner and orientation with your tour educator.

Overnight: Casablanca

Day Three: Tuesday
CASABLANCA TO FES
 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out and depart the hotel.
  • Visit the famous Mosque of Hassan II (the third largest mosque in the world).
  • Continue to the ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded in the 3rd century B.C.E., the town became an important outpost of the Roman Empire.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Depart for  , the most extensive medieval city in the Arab world, and the home of Jewish scholars and rabbis for hundreds of years.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Fes

Day Four: Wednesday
THE MYSTERIES OF FES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus A Historical Journey Through Time with your tour educator.
  • Take in a panoramic view of the Medina of Fes from Borj Sud.
  • Enjoy a guided visit through the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) of Fes and visit the Ibn Danan Synagogue.
  • Visit the famous Fes Jewish cemetery, where some of the city's legendary rabbis are buried.
  • Continue on a guided walk through the Medina, where the famous Jewish scholar Maimonides once lived. Our visit includes:
    • A glimpse of local craftsman at work in their shops as they weave, embroider, carve and chisel today as they have done for centuries.
    • A tour of the Madrasa Bou Inania, founded in the years 1351-56. The madrasa is one of the few religious places in Morocco accessible to non-Muslim visitors.
  • Lunch at a restaurant en route and continue with:
    • A visit to the Museum of Wooden Arts in the beautifully restored former Caravan Stop.
    • A look into the University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin, considered by the Guinness Book of Records, UNESCO and many historians as the oldest continuously operating, academic degree-granting university in the world.
    • Visit the Tanneries of Fes, which give the Medina its unique flavor and smell.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Fes

Day Five: Thursday
ROYAL RABAT

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and depart Fes for Meknes, located on a fertile plain north of the Middle Atlas, and the former residence of the Sultan.
  • LaDa'at Focus Urban versus Rural with your tour educator.
  • Arrive in Meknes and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, who established his royal capital here during his long reign (1672-1727).
  • Continue with a visit to the Royal Stables.
  • Depart for Rabat.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Arrive in Rabat and take a tour of the city, including a walk around the walls of the Royal Palace and a visit to the Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II, two rulers who worked hand-in-hand with the Jewish community.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the Old Walled City and the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas.
  • Continue to the hotel for check-in.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rabat


Day Six: Friday
RABAT TO MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and drive to Marrakech.
  • LaDa'at Focus Marrakech - An Oasis with your tour educator.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Begin your visit in Marrakech with a panoramic tour of the city.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, including:
    • Bab Agnaou, one of the gates of the Medina.
    • The Saadian Tombs, built in the 16th century as a mausoleum for many Saadian rulers and entertainers.
    • The Slat el Azama Synagogue, the synagogue of the Mellah.
    • The 19th-century Bahia Palace.
  • Check into the hotel with time to freshen up and prepare for Shabbat.
  • Optional Shabbat services at the Bet-El Synagogue.
  • Shabbat home hospitality dinner with members of the local Jewish community.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Seven: Saturday
SHABBAT IN MARRAKECH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus The Veneration of Saints in Morocco and Its Transfer to Israel with your tour educator.
  • Visit the famous Majorelle Garden, created by the orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle.
  • Take part in a Moroccan home-cooking workshop.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Explore Marrakech's enormous marketplace, and experience the Djemaa El Fna Square, one of the most colorful and mysterious sites in all of Africa, with its snake-charmers, street vendors, musicians, jugglers, fortune-tellers and storytellers.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Eight: Sunday
THE OURIKA VALLEY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart Marrakech for a half-day tour to the Ourika Valley.
  • LaDa'at Focus Berber Civilization and Culture with your tour educator.
  • Drive through the beautiful, lush, green valley and visit a Berber village.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Ride a camel for a trip into the past when they were the main mode of transportation in the region.
  • Return to Marrakech with free time for last-minute shopping, packing or relaxation.
  • Festive farewell dinner and group reflection at a restaurant.

Overnight: Marrakech


Day Nine: Monday
RETURN TO THE USA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer on your own to the Casablanca International Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.


  • Tour rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 15 full paying participants. 
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers and the tour educator are included.  
  • Hotels are subject to confirmation. If the hotels listed cannot be confirmed, we will use other hotels on the same level.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin (not full- or queen-size) beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Tour Educator: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities included for restaurant and hotel staff only (for guides and drivers, see below).
  • Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of the incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach. Please check with your individual carrier with regard to permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.



Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. Airfare may be purchased from us for travel originating in the United States. 
  • Supplemental cost for Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony (to be advised upon request).                 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls, Wi-Fi usage and postage are not included.
  • Guide and Driver Gratuities (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants):
      • For a group of 15-19 passengers:
        $10 per participant per day for the Da'at tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver  
      • For a group of 20 passengers and more:
        $8 per participant per day for the Da'at tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver
         


    Additional Information

    • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
    • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S., you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
    • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
    • Holidays and Museum Closures: Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
    • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.


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