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Stay in a luxurious four-star hotel in Marrakech and enjoy tours of the Saadian Tombs, Jardin Majorelle, and Essaouira

Immerse yourself in the truly captivating city of Marrakech, with its intriguing markets, eye-catching minarets, and superb architecture, and experience the natural wonders of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the city's dramatic backdrop.

On this six-day adventure specially designed for solo travellers, you'll see some of the city's most incredible sights and explore the wider region with the company of an expert tour manager.

Discover the intricate Saadian Tombs, built as the final resting place for the descendants of the prophet Mohammed, Bahia palace, with its lush courtyards, marble columns and stunning mosaic work, Yves Saint Laurent's famously beautiful Jardin Majorelle, the circus-like atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fna Square, and of course the bustling souks, the lifeblood of the city for hundreds of years.

Another highlight will be a visit to nearby Essaouira, a 15th-century coastal town and one of North Africa's most attractive ports which has been used as a location for several blockbuster films, incuding Orson Welles' Othello and Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven.

Rounding off your trip is a journey into Marrakech's iconic backdrop, the soaring, snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains. You'll take a drive into the foothills with the countryside evolving from saffron-coloured fields to wooded slopes, slashed by dramatic gorges.

Throughout your stay, you'll be based at the superior four-star Hotel Opera Plaza, centrally located opposite the train station and the Royal Theatre. Decorated in an ornate Arab-Moorish style, the hotel has three excellent restaurants, a gym, a spa, and an outdoor swimming pool shaded by olive trees.

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Price includes

  • Five nights at the four-star Opera Plaza hotel
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Programme of daily tours and visits
  • Discover Marrakech on a guided tour including the medieval medina, atmospheric souks and the extraordinary Jemaa el-Fnaa square
  • Visit the stunning Jardin Majorelle, once home to Yves St Laurent
  • Experience the spectacular Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the Saadian Tombs and Essaouira
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Expert Tour Manager
  • All local taxes and transfers

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Oct 24, 2024
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 29, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,299*

* From price is per person, based on double room with sole occupancy, subject to availability and based on 24 October 2024 departure date. Other departure dates are available, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Rivera Tours Limited.

From
Thu, Thu, Jan 30, 2025
To
Tue, Tue, Feb 4, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,199*

* From price is per person, based on double room with sole occupancy, subject to availability and based on 30 January 2025 departure date. Other departure dates are available, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Rivera Tours Limited.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Marrakech
    Marrakech, Morocco

    Today you'll arrive in Marrakech where you'll transfer to the excellent four-star superior Hotel Opera Plaza, your home for the next five nights. Set in its own private landscaped grounds shaded by glossy-leaved palm trees, this luxury hotel is ideally located, allowing easy access to the sights of the old city.

    This evening you'll enjoy a relaxing welcome dinner, a chance to get to know your tour manager and fellow guests.

  2. Day
    2
    Marrakech and the Saadian Tombs
    Marrakech, Morocco

    Today you'll explore Marrakech and its labyrinth of tiny alleyways teeming with activity, spotting its classic, French colonial buildings and boulevards surrounded by remarkably well-preserved medieval walls

    This morning, you'll take a sightseeing tour, which includes as visit to the Saadian tombs, one of the world's finest examples of Moorish architecture, where classic archways are covered in gold leaf and stucco work.

    You'll also see the Bahia Palace, famed for its 50 marble columns, which was once acclaimed as the world's most beautiful palace. We also visit the famous souks or covered markets, where immensely skilled craftsmen create intricate leatherware, jewellery and furniture.

    At dusk, after dinner in the hotel, you'll visit the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where you'll get a snapshot of traditional Moroccan life, with a fantastic spectacle of musicians, dancers, fortune-tellers and snake charmers.

  3. Day
    3
    Marrakech
    Marrakech, Morocco

    You'll continue your discovery of marvellous Marrakech today, exploring some of its wonderful gardens. The city boasts a wealth of elegant gardens, some vast with olive groves and lakes, providing a haven of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    One of the prettiest parks is the Jardin Majorelle, formerly owned by Yves Saint-Laurent, where you'll see an amazing display of bamboo, bougainvillaea and cacti.

    Surrounding the city are impressive ramparts stretching 19 miles long, still largely intact with imposing forts at various intervals. The gates are fine examples of classic Moorish architecture with their pastel hues changing colours depending on the time of day and the intensity of the light.

    The afternoon is yours to spend exploring more of Marrakech at your own pace, or simply relaxing in your hotel and taking advantage of its excellent facilities.

  4. Day
    4
    Essaouira
    Essaouira, Morocco

    Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive to the delightful coastal town of Essaouira, which came to prominence during the 15th century when the Portuguese established the medieval citadel that still stands today.

    Here you'll discover a labyrinth of tranquil squares and perfectly preserved streets, lined by whitewashed houses and pavement cafes. Enjoy strolling through the markets here, where the stalls groan under the weight of colourful fresh fruit and vegetables.

    Or simply wander along the harbour, bustling with a hive of activity and where fishermen repair their nets as they have done for centuries.

    You'll then return to your hotel in time for dinner.

  5. Day
    5
    Atlas Mountain and Marrakech
    Marrakech, Morocco

    Today you'll discover Marrakech's ever-present backdrop, the soaring, snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

    This morning, you'll take a drive into the beautiful foothills, where the countryside evolves from saffron-coloured fields to steeper, wooded slopes. Dramatic peaks tower more than 3,000 metres high, carpeted with a patchwork of forests and misty plains. There'll be plenty of time to take in the spectacular vistas, including a stop to stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

    After a morning of sightseeing, you'll return to Marrakech in the early afternoon, where you'll have the rest of the day at leisure, giving you ample time to make the most of your final day in this wonderful city.

  6. Day
    6
    Departure
    Marrakech, Morocco

    You'll check out of your hotel this morning after a final breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home as your Moroccan adventure draws to an end.

Accommodation

Hotel Opera Plaza

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Marrakech, Morocco

A sleek contemporary hotel in the enchanting Red City

The Hotel Opera Plaza combines authentic Moroccan style with state of the art modern comforts, providing the perfect base to explore the wonders of Marrakech. It offers spacious and stylishly decorated rooms and suites, with a delicious complimentary breakfast provided each morning. Dining is also available in the hotel's three excellent restaurants, serving international, Moroccan and Italian fare. In addition, guests can enjoy drinks in the coffee shop or one of the hotel bars. The full service spa is on hand to help guests relax completely, and they can unwind further at the outdoor pool, sun deck and swim-up bar.

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Oct 24, 2024
To
Tue, Tue, Oct 29, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,299*

* From price is per person, based on double room with sole occupancy, subject to availability and based on 24 October 2024 departure date. Other departure dates are available, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Rivera Tours Limited.

From
Thu, Thu, Jan 30, 2025
To
Tue, Tue, Feb 4, 2025
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,199*

* From price is per person, based on double room with sole occupancy, subject to availability and based on 30 January 2025 departure date. Other departure dates are available, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Rivera Tours Limited.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: RIVMARRAKECHSOLO