CASABLANCA & RABAT
(02 Days / 01 Night)
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat – Casablanca
At your arrival at Casablanca port, transfer to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of its oldest cities. Begin the city tour with the Kasbah of the Udayas. This kasbah is a fortification constructed on a hill, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Kasbah of the Udayas was constructed during the realm of the Almohads. Stop next at Mohammed V Mausoleum. This Mausoleum is home to the tombs of the current king’s grandfather, King Mohammed V, and his two sons King Hassan II and Prince Moulay Abdellah. Inside the mausoleum, mosaics rise from the marble floor to a ceiling of gold leaf and hand-carved cedar wood, while the three ground-floor tombs are carved from white onyx. Next to the Mausoleum, stop at Hassan Tower, which is the towering minaret of the Hassan Mosque. The construction of the site began in 1195. Late in the afternoon, return to Casablanca for overnight.
Day 2: Casablanca (city tour) Transfer to the Port
After breakfast, start discovering this economic capital of the kingdom and its largest city. Mentioning the word “Casablanca” stirs emotions as most people have seen the famous Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman movie or read stories about Casablanca’s role in the history of Africa and Europe. Although Casablanca was the French colonial administrative center in the early 20th century, today it is the economic capital of the kingdom and home to over 5 million habitants. The full day city tour of Casablanca will include a visit to the splendid Hassan II mosque: a breathtaking landmark of the city. The grand mosque was built in 1993 with a blend of traditional Moroccan architecture and new technology that coasted over $800 million. The mosque was built in 6 years by over 30.000 craftsmen and was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. Hassan II mosque is the second largest in the world after the Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca and has the tallest minaret in the world with 210m. Continue along to Ain Diab Corniche where some time walk along the cost line is highly appreciated. Go on to the Habous charter, the oldest area in Casablanca and the setting of the Royal Palace. In the afternoon, transfer to your cruise.