8-day Private Jewish Tour of Morocco
Jewish culture is embedded within the Moroccan culture. These two cultures, to an extent, are intertwined. Co-existing with Muslim Moroccans, the Jewish community played a vital role in shaping what Morocco is today.
This tour will take you through ancient history and heritage. You’ll have the chance to admire what makes both of these cultures special. The ever-charming Marrakech, the colorful Fes, and the scenic desert will leave you in beautiful awe.
You will begin your adventure in Casablanca and go through every Moroccan-Jewish key-spot. Your tour guide will unfold mysteries, as they hold untold stories to these eternal landmarks.
- Discover Casablanca’s landmarks and learn about Moroccan-Jewish heritage.
- Roam the Royal Rabat and explore its Jewry.
- Explore Meknes’ holiest landmarks.
- Enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech and Fes.
- Take part in a Moroccan cuisine cooking class.
- Delight in various Moroccan meals.
- Enjoy a camel ride through Morocco’s rugged nature.
- Be a part of a guided tour through Kasbah Des Oudayas.
After you arrive at Casablanca’s International Airport. In order to reach the hotel, you may transfer on your own or arrange a transfer at an additional cost. Your tour educator and our staff members will meet with you in the hotel’s lobby at 2:00 pm.
Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco’s westernized city. You’ll be taken through a panoramic tour of Casablanca and wander through its streets and neighbourhoods.
You will then enjoy a guided visit to Morocco’s Museum of the Jews. After admiring Morocco’s glorious Jewry heritage, you’ll be taken to your hotel where you will relax. You’ll overnight in Casablanca, at your hotel, after a delicious dinner at Rick’s Café – Costs not Included.
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you’ll start your journey heading towards Fes. First, you’ll visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. The latter remains as a UNESCO world heritage site. It was founded in the 3rd century B.C.E and served as one of the Roman Empire’s most important outpost. You’ll have a personal lunch en route to Fes, Morocco’s aromatic city and home to many Jewish rabbis and scholars.
You’ll check into your hotel and have dinner at your own pace.
On this day, you’ll have an in into Fes’ untold story – your tour guide. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the medina of Fes from the Sud tower.
After enjoying an aerial view of the city, you’ll be taken on a guided tour through Fes’ Jewish Quarter (El Mellah). You will also have the chance to visit the Ibn Danan Synagogue and feel its holiness. Right after, you’ll visit Fes’ Jewish cemetery where some of the city’s most beloved Jewish scholars are buried. You’ll then go through the medina and visit its key-spots – includes the Madrasa Bou inania, The Museum of Wooden Arts, Fes’ aromatic tanneries, and stop shops where local craftsmen showcase their works. You’ll have a personal lunch en route before returning to your hotel.
You’ll have the evening at your leisure and delight in dinner before day 5 – and that’s going to be Royal.
You’ll have breakfast at your hotel and depart from Fes heading towards Meknes. North of the Middle Atlas, Meknes is located on a fertile plain. This holy city was the former residence of the Sultan.
You’ll visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, who had previously named Meknes to be Morocco’s capital, during his reign in 1672. You’ll catch a glimpse of the Royal Stables before departing to Rabat.
En route to Rabat, you’ll have a personal lunch. Once you arrive, a guided tour of the city will take place and you’ll visit the Royal Palace along with Hassan II and Mohammed V Mausoleums. These two rulers have worked together in favour of the Jewish community, and they have played a vital role in embedding the Jewish culture and community in Morocco.
Before checking into your hotel, you’ll enjoy a guided walk through the amazing Kasbah Des Oudayas, located in the mouth of the Bou Regreg river. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner on your own and overnight in Rabat.
Before checking out of your hotel, you’ll have a delicious breakfast and head towards the magical Marrakech. You’ll have lunch on own, en route and enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech. You’ll be visiting the main spots of this lively city: Bab Agnaou, the Saadian Tombs, The Slat-AlAzama Synagogue, the Dar Si Said, and the Bahia Palace.
At your hotel, you will have the opportunity to freshen up and relax to prepare for Shabbat (optional Shabbat services at the Bet-El Synagogue). You’ll have a personal dinner and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. You’ll overnight in Marrakech.
On this day, you’ll visit Jacques Majorell’s green masterpiece, Majorelle Garden. Delight in the artist’s work, and become one minute after – you’ll take part in a Morocco home cooking course before having a personal lunch.
You’ll be taken to Marrakech’s most lively square, the Djemaa-El-Fna. Get amazed by the snake-charmers and musicians that entertain the joyous huddle. You’ll have dinner back at your hotel, where you’ll overnight.
On day 8, you’ll be taken to visit Berber villages and indulge in a half-day tour of Morocco’s natural wonders. Courtesy of Moroccans, you’ll have a calm camel ride through the Valley’s amazing landscapes.
Last-minute shopping will be done in Marrakech, browse at your leisure and purchase what catches your interest. You’ll dine at your hotel and overnight.
You’ll have your last hotel breakfast before you check out. Your flight to the U.S.A leaves on day 9 and you’ll arrive on the same day.
Good to know
- 7 Nights Accommodation at the Hotels mentioned above on BB Basis.
- Attend Shabbat Services in the Synagogue & enjoy Shabbat meal with Jewish Community.
- 6 Kosher Dinners & 6 Kosher Lunches Included.
- Air Conditioned Mercedes Minivan with Eglish Speaking Driver and Wifi on Board.
- 7 nights of selected hotel accommodation.
- Expert Signature Morocco Guide who is knowledgeable about Jewish Heritage.
- Porter service at hotels.
- Admissions to Monuments
What’s not included.
- Personal expenses: cables, telephone calls, WiFi usage, laundry.
- Tips and gratuities - an entirely a personal gesture.
- Airfare to and from the departure point.
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony supplemental costs – requested.
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.
- You can wear clothes that are adequate to each season in Morocco.
- You can check information about the weather in Morocco.
- Not camels, we’ve got plenty.
- You may want to bring a pack to help you carry extra snacks and your bottled water. And, of course, a camera to make amazing moments immortal.
If you are to cancel your tour, your cancellation request must be written, either via fax or email.
In some cases, you are entitled to a partial refund. A standard fee will apply, as it is clearly outlined on your receipt, and Signature Morocco must receive your original voucher before your refund applies.
The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:
- More than 40 days : 10% deposit retains + transaction fee.
- More than 30 days: 25% of the total will be charged.
- More than 15 days: 50% of the total will be charged.
- More than 08 days: 75% of the total will be charged.
- 7 days or less : 100% of the total will be charged.
No-show cases will not yield a refund.
You will be refunded once Signature Morocco has received the funds back from its suppliers (i.e. hotels, transport companies, service providers)
Unfortunately, you can not.
Reservations are required in order to have a guaranteed spot on all of our tours.
Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.
You will be notified if the tour changed due to unwanted circumstances.