Ultimate Morocco: Casablanca & Rabat
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Approximately 10 Hours
First up on this great tour is the amazing and beautiful Hassan II Mosque. This is the second-largest mosque in the Islamic world, and you'll stop for a photo opportunity to admire the immense and ornate architecture of this masterpiece of building. Another viewpoint offers vistas of the mosque, the city and the coastline -- the mosque is built to look as if it is floating on the sea.
The New Medina, or Habous Quarter, is lined with souks, shops, and a warren of alleyways. A walk through with your guide reveals a slice of Moroccan life.
Your city tour ends with a photo stop at Mohammed V Square, graced with many examples of Muslim architecture, a monumental fountain, a public garden and a statue of Marshal Lyautey.
Transfer to Rabat for lunch at a local restaurant and a guided drive into the city. Sitting on the Atlantic coastal plain, Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. It is a modern city with wide boulevards, gardens and white buildings -- a far cry from the hectic warrens of the other Imperial cities of Marrakech and Fes, but no less steeped in history with its origins going back to the 7th century. This enchanting city is home to many historic monuments and has some superbly preserved relics of its Moorish past.
The must-see Mausoleum of Mohammed V was completed in 1971, and contains the tombs of the late Moroccan king and his two sons. This is a spectacular site and is an architectural marvel, and monument to a great ruler -- a final resting place fit for a king.
Kasbah Oudaya offers a taste of what a traditional medina (Old Town) in Morocco is all about. Enjoy a Moroccan tea here before heading back to Casablanca and the ship.
Monuments and shops are closed during religious holidays. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and you must remove your shoes before entering the mosque(s). Women must cover their heads. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Bring a bottle of water from the ship.