Route to the Balkans

Bonus: Includes an 8 day journey through Morocco

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21 Nights from $ Per Person

Oceania Cruises

  Fly Cruise

  Italy, Greece & Morocco

  21 Nights

  PA13027L


Description

In addition to Italy and Greece, both of which have territory on the Balkan Peninsula, you’ll visit wonderful Montenegro and Croatia, two fully Balkan countries where the first hints of Eastern culture start to blend with European.

Explore Morocco on this all-encompassing journey from Casablanca to Marrakech

Marvel at the Mosque of Hassan II in French-infused Casablanca, discover the charming streets of the Medina in magical Meknes, uncover ancient history at the Roman ruins of Volubilis, wander through the labyrinth of twisting alleyways in Fes el Bali, relax in the lakeside settlement of Bine el Ouidane and, as the sun goes down, watch Jemaa el Fna come to life with markets and magicians in Marrakech.


BONUS: Includes Olife Choice inclusions onboard Oceania Sirena

Your Fly, Stay, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Nice, returning from Marrakech
  • 2 nights accommodation in Nice including breakfast
  • Small group full day excursion to Eze & Monaco
  • 10 night cruise onboard Sirena from Monte Carlo to Venice
  • Includes all meals & specialty restaurants, still & sparkling water, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea, Wi-Fi + more
  • 2 nights accommodation in Venice including breakfast
  • Private Venice walking tour + Murano Island lunch & glass factory visit
  • Private car transfers in Europe
  • Economy class flight from Venice to Casablanca
  • 7 night Classic Morocco tour Casablanca to Marrakech with Peregrine
  • Includes 7 nights accommodation, select meals and daily sightseeing + more
  • Port charges & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options


 

Oceania cruise itinerary

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

09 Aug 20

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Embark

8:00pm

10 Aug 20

Florence, Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno)

8:00am

8:00pm

11 Aug 20

Rome, Italy

8:00am

8:00pm

12 Aug 20

Amalfi/Positano, Italy

8:00am

6:00pm

13 Aug 20

Syracuse (Sicily), Italy

9:00am

6:00pm

14 Aug 20

Crotone (Calabria), Italy

8:00am

6:00pm

15 Aug 20

Corfu, Greece

8:00am

5:00pm

16 Aug 20

Kotor, Montenegro

8:00am

9:00pm

17 Aug 20

Dubrovnik, Croatia

7:00am

4:00pm

18 Aug 20

Venice, Italy

12:00pm

Overnight

19 Aug 20

Venice, Italy

Disembark

 

 

Classic Morocco guided holiday itinerary

Included activities

  • Casablanca - Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
  • Kasbah Les Oudayas Rabat
  • Kasbah Oudaya local drink
  • Mausoleum Mohammed V visit
  • Hassan Tower visit
  • Mausoleum Hassan II visit
  • Meknes - Guided walking tour
  • Entrance and guided tour Volubilis
  • Mausoleum Moulay Ismail visit
  • Fes - Guided walking tour & Medersa Attarine Entrance 
  • Tea making demonstration
  • Marrakech - Guided walking tour
  • Local food tasting in Marrakech

Date

Itinerary

22 Aug 20

Casablanca

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be met by a Peregrine representative and transferred to your hotel. Your adventure begins at 6 pm with an important welcome meeting. If you arrive with time to spare, then a great option for your limited time in Casablanca is to visit the art deco Villa des Arts. This gorgeous gallery dates back to the 1930s and holds numerous exhibitions of contemporary Moroccan and international art. If you are looking for a different type of cultural experience, then you can discover a unique and fascinating part of Moroccan history at the Museum of Judaism. Hotel: Hotel Kenzi Basma or similar

23 Aug 20

Casablanca – Meknes

This morning you will visit one of the most impressive sites in Casablanca – the massive edifice of the Mosque of Hassan II. Opened in 1993, and second only in size to the great mosque at Mecca, the huge building is part on land and part on sea, and in one area water can be seen through a glass floor. Later, you will leave Casablanca and drive north along the coast to Rabat, the elegant capital of Morocco and its first Imperial city. The earliest known settlement is Sala. Start your visit with a walk through the Medina and Souks, then explore the lovely walled quarter known as the Kasbah des Oudaias and enjoy an included local drink. Afterwards, continue the walk to visit Mohamed the 5th Mausoleum the vast minaret of the Hassan Mosque. In the late afternoon, continue on to Meknes, the former capital of Morocco. Hotel: Riad Ritaj or similar (B)

24 Aug 20

Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

This morning you will discover the charming streets of Meknes’ medina – the old walled section of the city. Enter via the northern gate, Bab Berdaine, and walk to the shrine of Moulay Ismail who, in the 17th century, turned Meknes from a provincial town to a spectacular Imperial city. Visit Moulay Ismail Mausoleum. This peaceful and spiritual resting place of Sultan Moulay Ismail is one of the few sacred sites in Morocco open to non-Muslims.  Take some time to soak up the atmosphere of this place before driving out of the city to the ruins of Volubilis. Volubilis was once a provincial Roman capital, a distant outpost of the empire, and the remains make an undeniably impressive sight. Upon arrival you will take a tour around the ruins with a local guide. After time spent imagining Volubulis as the bustling city it once was, continue on to the living museum of Fes for the night. Check in to your hotel in late afternoon, and perhaps spend the evening relaxing in this calming oasis, away from the buzz of the Fes streets. Hotel: Riad Tafilalet or similar (B)

25 Aug 20

Fes

Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco: vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a visual and pungent feast for the senses. It is made up of three distinct ‘cities’, or quarters, and you will stay in the elegant Nouveau Ville, or New City, which has a distinctly French character. Today head into the huge, well-preserved medieval old city, known locally as Fes el Bali, and the mother of all Medinas. Walk through the twisting streets and alleyways, passing donkeys piled high with goods, and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting, Medresse el Attarine, the tanneries and the splendid Funduk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and listen to the amazing ‘call for prayer’ from the roof of your hotel. Later in the evening, seek out a memorable dinner of one of the city’s signature dishes, the salty and sweet pastille. Hotel Riad Tafilalet or similar (B/D)

26 Aug 20

Bine el Ouidane

Bine el Ouidane is your destination today. You will drive approximately 7 hours in a comfortable private van, with frequent stops along the way. You will witness the beautiful and ever-changing Moroccan landscape as well as slow, rural life. On many occasions you will have a chance to buy fresh local fruits and vegetables, which are mostly grown in nearby villages. Today you will also experience the art of tea making. Join a local family for a cup of truly delicious mint tea and share a home cooked lunch with them too. Bine el Ouidane is a small settlement beautifully placed on the bank of the lake, surrounded by sheer rocks. Take a moment to sit back and enjoy the calmness and peacefulness of the place. Everything at this beautifully located homestay is free so remember; there is nothing wrong in sitting back on the terrace and admiring surrounding view. Hotel: Guest house l'eau vive or similar (B/L/D)

27 Aug 20

Marrakech

Today you will drive for approximately 3 hours from Bine el Ouidane to Marrakech, an ancient, exotic city wrapped in European modernity. There’s no rush as the scenery on the way is always interesting, and there will surely be calls for several photo stops. On arrival in Marrakech you will check in to your beautiful riad, or Moroccan mansion. This evening, why not head to the great square of Jemaa el Fna, one of the largest public spaces in the world and unique to Marrakech. When night falls it transforms into a hive of activity. Henna painters, performers and storytellers share the square with a street food bazaar, packed with stalls loaded with Moroccan delicacies. Hotel: Riad Challa or similar (B)

28 Aug 20

Marrakech

After breakfast today, meet your local guide and set off on a morning tour of the old medina, through the bustling souks that are the lifeblood flowing through the city. Onward, stop by the Koutoubia Mosque; its famous minaret is the prototype for others of its kind around the world. Then walk back through the streets of the old medina to Djemaa el-Fna. The rest of the day is free to explore further or shop in the bazaar. Perhaps visit Le Jardin Secret, a traditional medina garden revived for the 21st century.  For your final evening, join again with the group, and once more dine on Moroccan specialities with your old new friends in one of traditional riads in Marrakech. Hotel: Riad Challa or similar (B/D)

29 Aug 20

Marrakech

Your trip ends today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around midday and you are free to leave at any time. If you have arranged a private airport transfer, you will be advised of the pick-up time.  (B)

 

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest outside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 24 October 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Oceania OLife Ultimate inclusions are per twin twin cabin and cannot be exchanged for credit or cash onboard. Bonus onboard credit is a total per twin cabin and is not refundable, not transferrable or not redeemable as cash onboard. Onboard credit cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. All unused onboard credit is forfeit on final night.  Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge

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