Magical Morocco & Egypt
Casablanca to Cairo
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 10 nights in premium accommodation
- Four nights cruising the Nile River on the MS Royal Lily
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
- 26 meals - 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
- Daily bottled water, as well as soft drinks, beer or wine with dinner on board the MS Royal Lily
- Transfers, port charges, tipping, visas and entrance fees
- All flights within Morocco and Egypt
Travel & Accommodation
From spices to handmade rugs, brass lamps to leather goods, find everything and anything amid the bustle of Fez Medina.
Djemaa El Fna
Marrakesh's main square is a whirlwind of activity, with open-air restaurants, live music and acrobatic performances.
Cruising the River Nile
The perfect way to absorb the secrets of this historic waterway and its surroundings is aboard a River Nile cruise.
Map & Itinerary
- Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
- Prices include transfers, meals, tipping and flights as per itinerary
- On all departures, extra charges apply to enter the Pyramids, the Mummies Room in the Egyptian Museum and certain tombs at the Valley of the Kings and Queens
- Limited water bottles are provided on a daily basis and limited soft drink or alcohol is provided on the cruise with dinner
- Please note, some restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol
- Prices are for land, cruise and flights as specified only
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Today you will arrive in the legendary city of Casablanca. We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Here, during a Welcome Reception, you’ll meet your fellow guests and Tour Director.
Stay: Mövenpick Casablanca or similar
Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez
This morning, set off on a city tour of Casablanca. Your first stop is Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa with its impressive 210-metre-tall minaret. A visit to the League of Arab States Park and the Mohammed V Square rounds off your city tour. Continue on to the nearby city of Rabat, Morocco’s capital, and after some free time to enjoy lunch along the river front, set off on an exploration of the city. Hop back onto your coach for the drive to Meknes. Here, discover the iconic gateway of Bab Mansour, which is adorned with green and white zellij tiles as well as panels engraved with passages from the Koran. You'll also enjoy a visit to the Hari Souani Granary before continuing on to Fez.
Stay: Two Nights, Fez, Barceló Fès or similarDaily :
Indulge your taste buds with a tasting of Moroccan coffee and sweets.
Fez was founded more than 1,200 years ago and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited medieval settlements in the world. Fez is divided into distinct parts: the typical old walled city (Fez-el-Bali) and a French-built new town area (Ville Nouvelle). The old town enjoys World Heritage status and has an entirely car-free centre, as the twisting streets and alleys are too narrow for cars. Walking through this area you’ll pass spice markets, food stalls, tanneries, guilds and souks. During your time in Fez, you’ll visit the University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest existing, continually operating university in the world. Afterwards, stop in at Bou Inania, an educational institute which also doubles as a mosque.Daily :
Today, you'll head through the desert towards Marrakesh. En route, stop at the Swiss-style village of Ifrane. With its picturesque chalet-houses with red pointed roofs, carefully manicured parks and alpine-resort atmosphere, Ifrane is now known as the Switzerland of Morocco. Enjoy some time here to take some photos and stretch your legs. After time back on the road, stop at Beni Mellal, a town nestled at the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Pass by an array of Berber villages as you close in on Marrakesh, an oasis city boasting a heady mix of ancient ramparts, secret tombs, lush gardens and colourful souks.
Stay: Three Nights, Marrakesh, Radisson Blu or similarDaily :
This morning, we will set off on a tour of two of Marrakesh’s most iconic attractions - the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens. It is clear why Bahia Palace is translated from Arabic to mean 'brilliance'. The palace and gardens showcase the finest examples of Moroccan and Islamic architecture. Admire stained-glass windows, zellij mosaics, painted wooden ceilings and marble-paved courtyards. Moving on to the Majorelle Gardens, wander through gardens which took French artist Jacques Majorelle over 40 years to create. Plants from across the world, collected during his travels, make up this eclectic garden. The afternoon is yours, so enjoy your time on your own terms. Perhaps explore the medina, or sit back with a refreshing cup of mint tea and watch local life unfold.Daily :
Today is free to relax or set off on a select experience. You might like to join a Moroccan cooking class, or enjoy a guided discovery of the riads hidden away in Marrakesh's medina. This evening, we will celebrate our Moroccan adventure with a Farewell Dinner accompanied by traditional entertainment in the form of belly dancers and live music.Daily :
Farewell Morocco as you board your flight to Cairo where, upon arrival, you’ll enjoy free time.
Stay: Four Nights, Marriott Cairo HotelDaily :
This evening, meet your Egypt Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.Daily :
This morning we’ll visit Giza where we’ll see the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. With the head of a human and body of a lion, the mythical Sphinx is the most recognisable statue associated with ancient Egypt. Walk through the emerald green gardens of Al Azhar Park before enjoying lunch overlooking the views of Cairo. This afternoon, the choice is yours, with a range of select experiences on offer. Perhaps take in a tour of Coptic Cairo, including the Church of St. Sergius – believed to be built upon a shelter the Holy Family used during their time in Egypt. Or, choose to dine like a local at a traditional restaurant, from falafel, to Mahshi (vegetables stuffed with rice), and shawarma.Daily :
This morning is yours to continue your discovery of Cairo. Perhaps explore Memphis and Sakkara. Later, set off on a Cairo city tour which includes admission to the Egyptian Museum. Home to the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic artefacts, with more than 160,000 pieces on display, come face-to-face with genuine Tutankhamen treasures and antiquities. Later, take a stroll through the colourful Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where you may stumble upon memorable keepsakes.Daily :
After breakfast this morning, be transferred to the airport to take an included flight from Cairo to Luxor. Once in Luxor, head for the water where you will embark the MS Royal Lily. Enhancing the sights of your Nile River cruise, delight in an intimate experience with great service. After settling in and enjoying lunch, this afternoon you will discover Karnak Temple, the largest religious building ever constructed. You’ll also explore the impressive Luxor Temple. Built in approximately 1400 BC and once the capital of Egypt, Luxor Temple was dedicated to the veneration of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and held Egypt’s most important religious festival – the annual Opet Festival. Tonight, indulge in a Captain’s Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: Four Nights, MS Royal LilyDaily :
Today, enjoy the chance to visit the monumental Colossi of Memnon twin statues before taking in the West Bank of the Nile, the world’s largest open-air museum. Here, you’ll journey to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Also known as the 'Gateway to the Afterlife', the Valley of the Kings and Queens was once a royal burial ground for pharaohs, queens, priests, and chosen elects. Relax in comfort, with afternoon tea, as you sail to Edfu via Esna.Daily :
Be escorted to the Temple of Edfu by stepping aboard a horse drawn carriage, a distinctly unique mode of transport.
Tonight, you’ll attend a Galabeya party. Popular in the Egyptian culture, you’ll enjoy authentic music and food while perhaps wearing traditional pharaonic attire.
On the banks of the Nile this morning, visit Edfu temple. A sandstone temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus, this temple is fabled to be the site of historic festivals and celebrations. You’ll then cruise onwards to Kom Ombo, where you’ll enjoy lunch on board. Afterwards, visit the Kom Ombo Temple, an unusual double temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon god. Back on board, enjoy afternoon tea en route to Aswan.Daily :
Aswan, Abu Simbel
Sail around Kitchener’s Island by felucca.
Today is sure to be a highlight as you fly to Abu Simbel and visit the imposing temples. Once buried under centuries of sand, lost to the world until 1813, marvel at the two awe-inspiring temples considered masterpieces of ancient Egypt. Later, board a traditional wooden sailing boat and drift alongside this island home, turned botanical garden. Keep an eye out for the beautiful trees and luscious plants native to Aswan. This evening, enjoy dinner followed by a Nubian folkloric show. Popular in Egypt, Nubian music is performed in Arabic and relies on drum beats, clapping, fiddles, lutes and various other percussion instruments.Daily :
Aswan, Cairo, Depart
Today in Aswan, bid farewell to the MS Royal Lily before taking in the High Dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk. Later, board your included flight back to Cairo where your tour comes to an end.Daily :
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