Islamic Civilization From Istanbul to Morocco
Day 1 : Istanbul ( 4 nights)
Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to hotel , check into your rooms
Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel: Full day tour of the main monuments : the Hippodrome, the center of social and political life of Constantinople, the Blue Mosque, lined with tiles of Iznik, the only one with six minarets, Lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans ostentatious. In the evening back to the hotel, dinner and overnight
Day 3 : Istanbul
After breakfast, departure for the crossing of the Bosphorus by the suspension bridge for a tour discovering the Asian side, the heart of the modern city. Lunch and return to Europe. Afternoon walk by boat on the Bosphorus. Admire the pretty ‘ yalis ‘ wooden homes Ottoman nobles. Back to the old town to visit the Egyptian Bazaar, souk of spices and oriental specialties, frequented by Istanbul’s. Dinner Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel, departure for a day tour of the island princesses.Lunch on site and carriage ride around BUYUK Ada. Back at the hotel, dinner and overnight .
Day 5 : Casablanca (1 night)
Reception at Mohamed V Casablanca airport and transfer to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight..
Day 6 : Casablanca
Breakfast at the hotel
First step of the discovery of the economic capital of Morocco, the majestic Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world!The Corniche it an other place lighthouse. It constructed in the 20s, it alternates beaches, swimming pools, coffee and other places of entertainment very popular with the Casablanca weekend lunch. Another curiosity: the United Nations Square, together with arches of colored stone, in the heart of the White City where converge all main thoroughfares. After we take the road to Essaouira, check in the hotel.Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : El Jadida (2 nights)
Breakfast at the hotel.
El Jadida was a citadel , built in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese. Small port quiet fishing , its medina is very original. The beaches in the area of El Jadida are known for their freshness and their beauty!
Facing the ocean , walk on the ramparts of El Jadida is amazing ! Climb on the ramparts of the bastion of the Holy Spirit, above the door of the sea and head towards the turn of the Angel where a beautiful view over the roofs of the city awaits.
Lunch. At the heart of the old city, close to the mosque and the Church of the Assumption, you will meet the famous Portuguese tank of El Jadida. This magnificent building was part of the Portuguese castle.
Back to MAZAGAN BEACH, dinner and overnight.
Day 8 :Essaouira ( 1 night)
Breakfast and departure to Essaouira, one of the essential steps for your visit to Morocco. A Commercial City, Essaouira is full of charm through its narrow streets, its port and especially its medina,a UNESCO World Heritage. Essaouira is shared between its maritime past and its “new town”, tourism and culture. On arrival in the city, we will have free time to explore the city by stroll on the docks to watch the fishermen and their catch of the day, photographing the colorful fishing boats … .We will have lunch in one of the authentic restaurants offering seafood and enjoy the view of the sea.
After lunch, visit the medina, where local artists sell crafts and marquetry, a specialty that uses various inlaid wood on boxes. Marquetry is a specialty of Essaouira. Check in at the hotel free time.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 : Agadir ( 1night)
Breakfast at the hotel, departure to AGADIR.
One of the largest resorts in Morocco where many tourists come, attracted by an exceptionally mild climate throughout the year. On arrival check inn at the hotel and free time , afternoon tour of the city of Agadir : the port, the Kasbah , the old neighborhoods ( FOUNTY and Talborjt ) , the Residential neighborhoods, two large Mosques home of the argan tree , the craft complex : the leather factory , manufactures clothing, slippers ….
In the evening back to the hotel dinner and housing.
Day 10 :Marrakech ( 1 night)
Breakfast at hotel , departure to Marrakech, City millennium , art and culture. This city has always fascinated tourists for its climate , its environment , its history and the friendliness of its people. Arrival at the hotel, breakfast on site, free time to rest.
Afternoon, we will explore the botanical treasures of Marrakech. Visit the famous Majorelle garden where you can see his influence and reflecting its colorful history and French influence through the exotic plants and architecture. Then plunge into the orchards and olive groves of the Menara Garden before ending your tour with a carriage ride in the city. In the evening back to the hotel dinner and overnight.
Day 11 : Marrakech – Casablanca
Breakfast, departure to Casablanca Mohammed V airport.
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