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Jewish Tours of Morocco

Imperial Cities & Jewish Heritage

For over 31 years, the professional travel agents at MKT by Sarah Tours have been planning all-inclusive tours for families, groups and individuals, and we’ll be happy to do the same for you !

Tour Itinerary:

Casablanca – Rabat – Fes – Meknes –  Marrakech – Essaouira – Casablanca

 

Thursday :

CMN – Casablanca

Distance: 30 km     duration: 30 min

Welcome to Morocco!  arrival to Med V airport in Casablanca, after collecting your luggage, our agent who will accompany you to your airport-hotel shuttle.

– Check-in at the hotel

– Free time to relax

– Minha

– Arvit

– Kosher dinner

 

Friday :

Casablanca – Rabat

Distance 90 km  duration 1h 10min

 

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Check-out 10:30 a.m.

– Visit of Casablanca city

Discover the legendary city of Casablanca and its Jewish heritage during this visit.

Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a guided tour of Africa’s largest mosque. Then visit beth El Temple, the most beautiful synagogue in the country. Don’t miss the colorful stained glass windows, gigantic chandeliers and unique architecture with gold and white plaster.

Visit to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism which was opened in 1997. It is considered the first museum in the city of Casablanca, and the only Jewish museum in the Arab region, admire the collections of photographs and relics that highlight the religious traditions and way of life of Jews in Morocco. It’s time to stroll through the Jewish cemetery in Casablanca. Stroll along the alleys and observe the well-maintained white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Delve into Jewish history by visiting the Casablanca mellah

And discover the old food market where kosher butchers are still located. Explore the Em Habanim and Neve Shalom synagogues, the city’s two main places of worship, before stopping at the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Finally, visit the ledge of Ain Diab, one of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. Explore the picturesque promenade that borders the city’s waterfront dotted with stylish resorts and hotels

– Kosher lunch box

– Departure to Rabat

– Check-in at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the community hall

 

Saturday :

– Breakfast at the community hall

–  Shaharit

– Walking tour of the capital:

Explore the capital of Morocco, a destination unknown to many tourists

Discover the main sights in Rabat on a half-day tour. Visit the Chellah, a necropolis complex built by the ancient Romans in the former province of Mauretania Tingitana. On the outskirts of Rabat, this site is the most ancient human settlement on the mouth of the Bou Regreg River. Continue your tour to see Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture. Next, visit the 12th-century Kasbah of the Udayas named Al Mahdia in reference to the original leader Al Mahdi Ben Tumurt. Originally this Kasbah was a Ribat (a military defense) but in 2012, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, explore the ancient ramparts and shops in the old medina. Inside the ramparts of the old town. The Mellah, with its narrow alleys and colourful courtyards, is now home to some Jewish families. Continue to sell as the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, a famous 18th-century scholar and cabbalist known in the Jewish world for his biblical commentary entitled « hahayyim »

– Lunch at the community hall

– Arvit

– Seoudah chelichit at the community hall

– Return to the hotel

 

Sunday :

Rabat – salé – Meknes–Fes

Distance 207 duration km 2h40

 

– Breakfast at the community hall

–  Shaharit

–  Visit of the Jewish cemetery of Salé and the tomb of Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar (ohrhaimhakadoch)

– Departure to Meknes at 12h00 Distance 155km  Duration 2h00

Departure to Meknes, Moroccan imperial city nicknamed « Moroccan Versailles » Meknes was the capital of Morocco by Moulay Ismail at the end of the 17th century.

Lunchtime (lunch Box Kosher)

Arrival and visit of the city of Meknes at 14h00

The visit will include Bab El Mansour, Bab Khmiss, SahhrijSwani and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes (the only Moroccan mosque that non-Muslims could enter). The Jewish heritage is visible through Hebrew epitaphs dating from the Christian era. In addition, Greek inscriptions still appear in local synagogues. Old Mellah (the Jewish Quarter) is known for its historic Jewish street names and New Mellah is home to eleven synagogues, eight of which are still in use. Don’t miss the tomb of Rabbi David Benmidan, you will have the chance to see Talmud Torah Syngagoue and the Jewish Quarter and Cemetery. Afterwards, you will visit the ancient Roman city of Volubilis

– Departure to Fes

– Arrival to the hotel

–  Arvit

– Dinner at the Hotel

 

Monday :

Fes

– Breakfast in hotel

–  Shaharit

– City tour

-Lunchtime (lunch Box Kosher)

Once in Fez, the first stop on the tour is the Bab Jelloud gate, one of the doors leading to the medina. Admire the intricate architecture of the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, both Koranic schools for religious studies, as well as the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine.

Next is the famous Nejjarine wooden arts and crafts museum. Here, learn about traditional tools, carpets, furniture, and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.

Continue to the famous tanneries, where leather is still transformed as it was hundreds of years ago.

Watch workers from a gazebo and learn about this ancient craft. Chat with locals and learn the art of bartering while shopping for handcrafted leather bags and belts.

Hear stories about Morrocan royalty at the Royal Palace in Fez and photograph the beautiful Bab Fettouh gate

Visit to the Danan Synagogue Built in the 17th century by a wealthy Moroccan merchant, this synagogue is one of the most important in North Africa. Yet although it is one of the jewels of Moroccan Jewish culture,

Venture outside the medina, where the royal palace is located. you can admire all Moroccan art through this monument. there are multiple doors and a large square with manicured green spaces. The king comes to spend a few days a year there. the royal palace cannot be visited.

– Return to hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the Hotel

 

Tuesday

Fes – Marrakech

Distance: 532km   Duration: 6h

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Marrakech at 9:00 am

– Kosher lunch box

Arriving on the red city and setting up at the hotel, After a delicious kosher lunch You will meet your local guide for a visit around the medina, you will see the stalls of the old walled city before going to the Bahia Palace to discover its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will then walk around the Jewish quarter (« Mellah »), where you will notice the difference in the architecture of the neighborhood. You can discover the hidden Saadian tombs, built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1557, and also visit some of the shops of the souk to buy spices and the famous argan oil of Morocco

You will finally arrive at the Koutoubia Mosque, completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199), before discovering the electric atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the place and the busiest market in Africa. You can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice by watching snake charmers, henna tattooists and water merchants.

 

Wednesday :

Marrakech

– Breakfast at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Visit to Marrakech city jewish quarters

You will start your tour with a walk through the alley ways of the16th century Jewish Mellah quarter, a distinct district in the medina with a great historical importance. It is here where Jewish settled in Marrakech and practiced trades and craft. You will visit the Lazama Synagogue, the main synagogues remaining in the Mellah quarter and certainly the most picturesque with its striking blue and white colors.

Then you will visit one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the country Located in the originally Jewish district of Mellah, the Jewish cemetery of Miaara testifies to the long history of the Jewish community of Marrakech.More than 500 years old, this vast space contains tombs of a simple appearance and of varying sizes, dating back centuries and a few years.

On the left are numerous anonymized tombs, evidence of the epidemics that have plagued the city forcing a rapid burial of bodies.

– Lunchtime (Kosher lunch box)

Join the last site of the tour, the Majorelle Garden. Discover this site developed at the beginning of the 20th century by the French painter Jacques Majorelle and familiarize yourself with this huge peaceful garden bought by Saint Laurent in 1980. Explore the lush gardens and learn more about how Saint Laurent prevented the demolition of the site and protected the garden.

– Back to the hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the Hotel

 

Thursday

Marrakech –  Essaouira – Marrakech

Distance: 291 km     duration: 2h 41 min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Marrakech at 8:30 am

– Arrival to Essaouira city

– Kosher lunch box

Essaouira is a very popular destination for travelers staying in Marrakech. You will discover a completely different aspect of Morocco. The old port, the ocean-front old Medina and the white beach only adds to the discovery of a beautiful Jewish city of North Africa. In the early1950s : The Jewish community represented 65% of the population of Essaouira with 1600 people. You will discover the Jewish heritage all around the city.

Essaouira (formerly « Mogador ») is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

Time to discover this former Portuguese fishing village, you will visit the port of Essaouira, the Kasbah, the old mellah, gate of the navy “bab el marsa”, the craft center, place Moulay Hassan and Essaouira beach.

Also a visit to Slat Lkahal Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery will organized for this day.

Many of Essaouira’s painted houses still have the Star of David above the doorways of Jewish homes. The home of Rabbi Haim Pinto and the synagogue have been preserved as a historic and religious site.

– Departure to Marrakech hotel 5 pm

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the Hotel

 

Friday

Marrakech – Agafay desert

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

This half-day tour offers you a first-hand experience of life in the desert with a quad bike, dromedary (also known as the Somali camel) ride, To the south of Marrakech lies the Agafay Desert, offering ease of access from the city. As you arrive you will be welcomed by your crew who will talk you through how to use an ATV. Once you’re fully versed in using your machine, you’ll begin by following your quad-bike guide who will take you to see some of the stunning landscapes around the desert of Agafay.

– Lunchtime (Kosher lunch box)

On the way back you can get some rest and take some pictures accompanied by Moroccan tea, before you meet a local camel guide who will take you on your next adventure. You will have the opportunity to dress in the traditional clothing of the Nomads, before you depart on camel back to catch the beautiful sunset over the big rocky desert.

– Check-in at hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the community hall

 

Saturday

Marrakech

– Breakfast

– Shaharit

– Free time to visit the town

– Lunch at the hotel

– Free time to visit the town

– Arvit

– Seoudah chelichit at the community hall

– Return to the hotel

 

Sunday

Marrakech – Casablanca

Distance 244 km  duration 2h 50min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Marrakech at 9:00 am

– Kosher lunch box

– Visit to Habous in the morning

Visit the old district of the Habbous district near the Royal Palace of Casablanca and explore this part of the old town built during the French colonial period and take a walk around the markets with artisans and olives

–  Visit to the Morocco Mall in the afternoon

Ranked among the largest shopping malls in Africa, Morocco Mall offers visitors an interesting comparison to Casablanca’s traditional markets. Shops such as Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton line the aisles, and outside you can enjoy a magnificent view of Casablanca’s Corniche.

–  Hotel Check-in

–  Arvit

–  Dinner kosher

 

Monday :

– Breakfast at the hotel

–  Shaharit

– Transfer to Casablanca International Airport for your return flight with many stories of Jewish, Arab and Berber days and nights.

Casablanca – Marrakech – Essaouira – Rabat – Meknes – Fes – Casablanca

 

Sunday :

CMN – Casablanca

Distance: 30 km     duration: 30 min

Welcome to Morocco!  arrival to Med V airport in Casablanca, after collecting your luggage, our agent who will accompany you to your airport-hotel shuttle.

– Check-in at the hotel

– Free time to relax

– Minha

– Arvit

– Kosher dinner

 

Monday :

Casablanca – Marrakech

Distance 244 km  duration 2h 50min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Check-out 10:30 a.m.

– Visit of Casablanca city

Discover the legendary city of Casablanca and its Jewish heritage during this visit.

Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a guided tour of Africa’s largest mosque. Then visit beth El Temple, the most beautiful synagogue in the country. Don’t miss the colorful stained glass windows, gigantic chandeliers and unique architecture with gold and white plaster.

Visit to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism which was opened in 1997. It is considered the first museum in the city of Casablanca, and the only Jewish museum in the Arab region, admire the collections of photographs and relics that highlight the religious traditions and way of life of Jews in Morocco. It’s time to stroll through the Jewish cemetery in Casablanca. Stroll along the alleys and observe the well-maintained white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Delve into Jewish history by visiting the Casablanca mellah

And discover the old food market where kosher butchers are still located. Explore the Em Habanim and Neve Shalom synagogues, the city’s two main places of worship, before stopping at the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Finally, visit the ledge of Ain Diab, one of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. Explore the picturesque promenade that borders the city’s waterfront dotted with stylish resorts and hotels

– Kosher lunch

– Departure to Marrakech

– Check-in at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Arvit

–  Kosher dinner

 

Tuesday :

Marrakech

– Breakfast at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Visit of Marrakech city

Arriving on the red city and setting up at the hotel, After a delicious kosher lunch You will meet your local guide for a visit around the medina, you will see the stalls of the old walled city before going to the Bahia Palace to discover its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will then walk around the Jewish quarter (« Mellah »), where you will notice the difference in the architecture of the neighborhood. You can discover the hidden Saadian tombs, built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1557, and also visit some of the shops of the souk to buy spices and the famous argan oil of Morocco

You will finally arrive at the Koutoubia Mosque, completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199), before discovering the electric atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the place and the busiest market in Africa. You can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice by watching snake charmers, henna tattooists and water merchants.

– Lunchtime (lunch box kosher)

Join the last site of the tour, the Majorelle Garden. Discover this site developed at the beginning of the 20th century by the French painter Jacques Majorelle and familiarize yourself with this huge peaceful garden bought by Saint Laurent in 1980. Explore the lush gardens and learn more about how Saint Laurent prevented the demolition of the site and protected the garden.

– Return to the hotel

– Arvit

– Dinner at the hotel

 

Wednesday :

Marrakech and Agafay desert

– Breakfast at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Visit to Marrakech city jewish quarters

You will start your tour with a walk through the alley ways of the16th century Jewish Mellah quarter, a distinct district in the medina with a great historical importance. It is here where Jewish settled in Marrakech and practiced trades and craft. You will visit the Lazama Synagogue, the main synagogues remaining in the Mellah quarter and certainly the most picturesque with its striking blue and white colors.

Then you will visit one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the country Located in the originally Jewish district of Mellah, the Jewish cemetery of Miaara testifies to the long history of the Jewish community of Marrakech.More than 500 years old, this vast space contains tombs of a simple appearance and of varying sizes, dating back centuries and a few years.

On the left are numerous anonymized tombs, evidence of the epidemics that have plagued the city forcing a rapid burial of bodies.

– Lunchtime (lunch box kosher)

This half-day tour offers you a first-hand experience of life in the desert with a quad bike, dromedary (also known as the Somali camel) ride, To the south of Marrakech lies the Agafay Desert, offering ease of access from the city. As you arrive you will be welcomed by your crew who will talk you through how to use an ATV. Once you’re fully versed in using your machine, you’ll begin by following your quad-bike guide who will take you to see some of the stunning landscapes around the desert of Agafay.

On the way back you can get some rest and take some pictures accompanied by Moroccan tea, before you meet a local camel guide who will take you on your next adventure. You will have the opportunity to dress in the traditional clothing of the Nomads, before you depart on camel back to catch the beautiful sunset over the big rocky desert.

– Back to the hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the Hotel

 

Thursday

Marrakech –  Essaouira – Marrakech

Distance: 291 km     duration: 2h 41 min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Marrakech at 8:30 am

– Arrival to Essaouira city

– Kosher lunch box

Essaouira is a very popular destination for travelers staying in Marrakech. You will discover a completely different aspect of Morocco. The old port, the ocean-front old Medina and the white beach only adds to the discovery of a beautiful Jewish city of North Africa. In the early1950s : The Jewish community represented 65% of the population of Essaouira with 1600 people. You will discover the Jewish heritage all around the city.

Essaouira (formerly « Mogador ») is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

Time to discover this former Portuguese fishing village, you will visit the port of Essaouira, the Kasbah, the old mellah, gate of the navy “bab el marsa”, the craft center, place Moulay Hassan and Essaouira beach.

Also a visit to Slat Lkahal Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery will organized for this day.

Many of Essaouira’s painted houses still have the Star of David above the doorways of Jewish homes. The home of Rabbi Haim Pinto and the synagogue have been preserved as a historic and religious site.

– Departure to Marrakech hotel 5 pm

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the Hotel

 

Friday :

Marrakech – Rabat

Distance: 324 km     duration: 3h 40 min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Marrakech at 9:00 am

– Kosher lunch box

– Arrival and visit of Rabat city

– Visit the capital:

The coastal capital of Morocco since 1912, the lively cultural epicentre of Rabat has a population of just over one million. This modern and unspoiled city is full of fascinating historical sites, and this guided tour is a simple and relaxing way to admire them

On arrival in Rabat, head to the impressive Hassan Tower, a minaret of an unfinished mosque, which began construction in 1195 and stopped after the death of Caliph Abu Ya’qûb al-Mansûr in 1199.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah of oudayas before heading to the ancient medina of Rabat, an area of the city surrounded by ramparts with winding streets lined with fountains, palaces, markets and mosques. Stroll along the ramparts of El Mechouar Palace, a royal palace under high surveillance surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Then enjoy a boat ride. Breathe in the fresh air while enjoying an exceptional view at bouregreg Marina

– Check-in at hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the community hall

 

Saturday :

– Breakfast at the community hall

–  Shaharit

– Walking tour of the capital:

Explore the capital of Morocco, a destination unknown to many tourists

Discover the main sights in Rabat on a half-day tour. Visit the Chellah, a necropolis complex built by the ancient Romans in the former province of Mauretania Tingitana. On the outskirts of Rabat, this site is the most ancient human settlement on the mouth of the Bou Regreg River. Continue your tour to see Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture. Next, visit the 12th-century Kasbah of the Udayas named Al Mahdia in reference to the original leader Al Mahdi Ben Tumurt. Originally this Kasbah was a Ribat (a military defense) but in 2012, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, explore the ancient ramparts and shops in the old medina. Inside the ramparts of the old town. The Mellah, with its narrow alleys and colourful courtyards, is now home to some Jewish families. Continue to sell as the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, a famous 18th-century scholar and cabbalist known in the Jewish world for his biblical commentary entitled « hahayyim »

– Lunch at the community hall

–  Arvit

– Seoudah chelichit at the community hall

– Return to the hotel

 

Sunday :

Rabat – salé – Meknes–Fes

Distance 207 duration km 2h40

– Breakfast at the community hall

–  Shaharit

–  Visit of the Jewish cemetery of Salé and the tomb of Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar (ohrhaimhakadoch)

– Departure to Meknes at 12h00 Distance 155km  Duration 2h00

Departure to Meknes, Moroccan imperial city nicknamed « Moroccan Versailles » Meknes was the capital of Morocco by Moulay Ismail at the end of the 17th century.

Lunchtime (lunch Box Kosher)

Arrival and visit of the city of Meknes at 14h00

The visit will include Bab El Mansour, Bab Khmiss, SahhrijSwani and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes (the only Moroccan mosque that non-Muslims could enter). The Jewish heritage is visible through Hebrew epitaphs dating from the Christian era. In addition, Greek inscriptions still appear in local synagogues. Old Mellah (the Jewish Quarter) is known for its historic Jewish street names and New Mellah is home to eleven synagogues, eight of which are still in use. Don’t miss the tomb of Rabbi David Benmidan, you will have the chance to see Talmud Torah Syngagoue and the Jewish Quarter and Cemetery. Afterwards, you will visit the ancient Roman city of Volubilis

– Departure to Fes

– Arrival to the hotel

–  Arvit

– Dinner at the Hotel

 

Monday :

Fes

– Breakfast in hotel

–  Shaharit

– City tour

-Lunchtime (lunch Box Kosher)

Once in Fez, the first stop on the tour is the Bab Jelloud gate, one of the doors leading to the medina. Admire the intricate architecture of the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, both Koranic schools for religious studies, as well as the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine.

Next is the famous Nejjarine wooden arts and crafts museum. Here, learn about traditional tools, carpets, furniture, and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.

Continue to the famous tanneries, where leather is still transformed as it was hundreds of years ago.

Watch workers from a gazebo and learn about this ancient craft. Chat with locals and learn the art of bartering while shopping for handcrafted leather bags and belts.

Hear stories about Morrocan royalty at the Royal Palace in Fez and photograph the beautiful Bab Fettouh gate

Visit to the Danan Synagogue Built in the 17th century by a wealthy Moroccan merchant, this synagogue is one of the most important in North Africa. Yet although it is one of the jewels of Moroccan Jewish culture,

Venture outside the medina, where the royal palace is located. you can admire all Moroccan art through this monument. there are multiple doors and a large square with manicured green spaces. The king comes to spend a few days a year there. the royal palace cannot be visited.

– Return to hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the Hotel

 

Tuesday

Fes – Casablanca

Distance: 345km   Duration: 3h: 55

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Fes at 9:00 am

– Kosher lunch box

– Visit to Habous in the morning

Visit the old district of the Habbous district near the Royal Palace of Casablanca and explore this part of the old town built during the French colonial period and take a walk around the markets with artisans and olives

–  Visit to the Morocco Mall in the afternoon

Ranked among the largest shopping malls in Africa, Morocco Mall offers visitors an interesting comparison to Casablanca’s traditional markets. Shops such as Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton line the aisles, and outside you can enjoy a magnificent view of Casablanca’s Corniche.

–  Hotel Check-in

–  Arvit

–  Dinner kosher

 

Wednesday :

Casablanca – CMN

– Breakfast at the hotel

–  Shaharit

– Transfer to Casablanca International Airport for your return flight with many stories of Jewish, Arab and Berber days and nights.

Casablanca – Marrakech – Fes – Rabat – Casablanca

 

Monday

CMN – Casablanca

Distance: 30 km     duration: 30 min

Welcome to Morocco!  arrival to Med V airport in Casablanca, after collecting your luggage, our agent who will accompany you to your airport-hotel shuttle.

– Check-in at the hotel

– Free time to relax

– Minha

– Arvit

– Kosher dinner

 

Tuesday :

Casablanca – Marrakech

Distance 244 km  duration 2h 50min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Check-out 10:30 a.m.

– Visit of Casablanca city

Discover the legendary city of Casablanca and its Jewish heritage during this visit.

Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a guided tour of Africa’s largest mosque. Then visit beth El Temple, the most beautiful synagogue in the country. Don’t miss the colorful stained glass windows, gigantic chandeliers and unique architecture with gold and white plaster.

Visit to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism which was opened in 1997. It is considered the first museum in the city of Casablanca, and the only Jewish museum in the Arab region, admire the collections of photographs and relics that highlight the religious traditions and way of life of Jews in Morocco. It’s time to stroll through the Jewish cemetery in Casablanca. Stroll along the alleys and observe the well-maintained white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Delve into Jewish history by visiting the Casablanca mellah

And discover the old food market where kosher butchers are still located. Explore the Em Habanim and Neve Shalom synagogues, the city’s two main places of worship, before stopping at the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Finally, visit the ledge of Ain Diab, one of the city’s most fashionable neighbourhoods. Explore the picturesque promenade that borders the city’s waterfront dotted with stylish resorts and hotels

– Kosher lunch

– Departure to Marrakech

– Check-in at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Arvit

–  Kosher dinner

 

Wednesday:

Marrakech

– Breakfast at the hotel

–  Shaharit

–  Visit of Marrakech city

Arriving on the red city and setting up at the hotel, After a delicious kosher lunch You will meet your local guide for a visit around the medina, you will see the stalls of the old walled city before going to the Bahia Palace to discover its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will then walk around the Jewish quarter (« Mellah »), where you will notice the difference in the architecture of the neighborhood. You can discover the hidden Saadian tombs, built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1557, and also visit some of the shops of the souk to buy spices and the famous argan oil of Morocco

You will finally arrive at the Koutoubia Mosque, completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184-1199), before discovering the electric atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the place and the busiest market in Africa. You can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice by watching snake charmers, henna tattooists and water merchants.

– Lunchtime (lunch box kosher)

Then your tour continues with a walk through the alley ways of the16th century Jewish Mellah quarter, a distinct district in the medina with a great historical importance. It is here where Jewish settled in Marrakech and practiced trades and craft. You will visit the Lazama Synagogue, the main synagogues remaining in the Mellah quarter and certainly the most picturesque with its striking blue and white colors.

Then you will visit one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the country Located in the originally Jewish district of Mellah, the Jewish cemetery of Miaara testifies to the long history of the Jewish community of Marrakech.More than 500 years old, this vast space contains tombs of a simple appearance and of varying sizes, dating back centuries and a few years.

On the left are numerous anonymized tombs, evidence of the epidemics that have plagued the city forcing a rapid burial of bodies.

Join the last site of the tour, the Majorelle Garden. Discover this site developed at the beginning of the 20th century by the French painter Jacques Majorelle and familiarize yourself with this huge peaceful garden bought by Saint Laurent in 1980. Explore the lush gardens and learn more about how Saint Laurent prevented the demolition of the site and protected the garden.

– Return to the hotel

– Arvit

– Dinner at the hotel

 

Thursday

Marrakech – Fes

Distance: 532 km     duration: 6h

– Breakfast in hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Marrakech at 8 am

– Kosher lunch box

Once in Fez, the first stop on the tour is the Bab Jelloud gate, one of the doors leading to the medina. Admire the intricate architecture of the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, both Koranic schools for religious studies, as well as the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine.

Next is the famous Nejjarine wooden arts and crafts museum. Here, learn about traditional tools, carpets, furniture, and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.

Continue to the famous tanneries, where leather is still transformed as it was hundreds of years ago.

Watch workers from a gazebo and learn about this ancient craft. Chat with locals and learn the art of bartering while shopping for handcrafted leather bags and belts.

Hear stories about Morrocan royalty at the Royal Palace in Fez and photograph the beautiful Bab Fettouh gate

Visit to the Danan Synagogue Built in the 17th century by a wealthy Moroccan merchant, this synagogue is one of the most important in North Africa. Yet although it is one of the jewels of Moroccan Jewish culture,

Venture outside the medina, where the royal palace is located. you can admire all Moroccan art through this monument. there are multiple doors and a large square with manicured green spaces. The king comes to spend a few days a year there. the royal palace cannot be visited.

– Hotel Check-in

– Arvit

– Dinner at the Hotel

 

Friday :

Fes – Rabat

Distance: 207 km     duration: 2h 30 min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Departure from Fes at 9:00 am

– Kosher lunch box

– Arrival and visit of Rabat city

– Visit the capital:

The coastal capital of Morocco since 1912, the lively cultural epicentre of Rabat has a population of just over one million. This modern and unspoiled city is full of fascinating historical sites, and this guided tour is a simple and relaxing way to admire them

On arrival in Rabat, head to the impressive Hassan Tower, a minaret of an unfinished mosque, which began construction in 1195 and stopped after the death of Caliph Abu Ya’qûb al-Mansûr in 1199.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah of oudayas before heading to the ancient medina of Rabat, an area of the city surrounded by ramparts with winding streets lined with fountains, palaces, markets and mosques. Stroll along the ramparts of El Mechouar Palace, a royal palace under high surveillance surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Then enjoy a boat ride. Breathe in the fresh air while enjoying an exceptional view at bouregreg Marina.

– Check-in at hotel

–  Arvit

–  Dinner at the community hall

 

Saturday :

Rabat

– Breakfast at the community hall

–  Shaharit

– Walking tour of the capital:

Explore the capital of Morocco, a destination unknown to many tourists

Discover the main sights in Rabat on a half-day tour. Visit the Chellah, a necropolis complex built by the ancient Romans in the former province of Mauretania Tingitana. On the outskirts of Rabat, this site is the most ancient human settlement on the mouth of the Bou Regreg River. Continue your tour to see Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture. Next, visit the 12th-century Kasbah of the Udayas named Al Mahdia in reference to the original leader Al Mahdi Ben Tumurt. Originally this Kasbah was a Ribat (a military defense) but in 2012, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, explore the ancient ramparts and shops in the old medina. Inside the ramparts of the old town. The Mellah, with its narrow alleys and colourful courtyards, is now home to some Jewish families. Continue to sell as the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, a famous 18th-century scholar and cabbalist known in the Jewish world for his biblical commentary entitled « hahayyim »

– Lunch at the community hall

–  Arvit

– Seoudah chelichit at the community hall

– Return to the hotel

 

Sunday :

Rabat – CMN casablanca

Distance: 90 km     duration:1h 10 min

– Breakfast at the hotel

– Shaharit

– Transfer to Casablanca International Airport for your return flight with many stories of Jewish, Arab and Berber days and nights.

 

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