6 days Jewish tour from Casablanca

6 days Jewish Heritage tour from Casablanca


Embark on a transformative 6-day Jewish tour from Casablanca, delving into the rich tapestry of Jewish heritage in Morocco. Beginning in the vibrant city of Casablanca, you’ll explore historic synagogues, such as the ornate Ettedgui Synagogue, and delve into the city’s Jewish Quarter, steeped in centuries of tradition. Your 6 days Jewish Heritage tour from Casablanca continues to the picturesque city of Fes, where you’ll marvel at the stunning architecture of the Mellah and visit the revered Ibn Danan Synagogue. Along the way, savour the flavours of Moroccan cuisine, experience the warmth of Berber hospitality, and immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Morocco’s Jewish heritage. With expert guides leading the way, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of history, culture, and spirituality.

Highlights of the 6 days Jewish Heritage tour from Casablanca

  • Explore Casablanca’s vibrant Jewish community, with visits to synagogues and kosher dining options.
  • Sightseeing includes landmarks like Havasu District, United Nations Square, and the iconic Hassan II Mosque.
  • Journey to Rabat and Sale, exploring Chellah, the Kasbah of Udayas, and the birthplace of Rabbi Hayim ben Moses Atar.
  • Discover the Mellah district and visit the Tomb of Rabbi David Benmidan.
  • Explore Fes’s medieval Jewish history, including the abodes of Rabbi Isaac Al-Fasi and Maimonides.
  • Discover Sefrou, known as “Little Jerusalem,” and explore its Mellah.

Suggested itinerary for the 6 days Jewish tour from Casablanca:

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat

Experience the vibrant tapestry of cultural heritage in Casablanca, boasting Morocco’s largest Jewish community, teeming with congregations, active communities, and a plethora of highly recommended kosher dining establishments. Begin your 6 days Jewish tour from Casablanca upon arrival at Casablanca Mohammed V Airport. Embark on a captivating sightseeing adventure commencing at Havasu District, followed by an exploration of the iconic United Nations Square and the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque, ranked as the second-largest mosque globally.

Delve deeper into the city’s rich history by venturing into the Mellah, the renowned Jewish Quarter adorned with temples and synagogues such as Bethuel, Em Habanim, and Neve Shalom. Depart for Rabat and Sale, where the allure of antiquity awaits. Begin your exploration with a visit to the atmospheric Chellah and the storied Kasbah of Udayas, nestled alongside the ancient Medina. Immerse yourself in the historic ambience of Meller, where echoes of Jewish heritage still resonate through its narrow streets and bustling courtyards.

Continue your 6 days Jewish Heritage tour from Casablanca with a visit to Serre, the birthplace of the illustrious 18th-century scholar and Kabbalist Rabbi Hayim ben Moses Atar. As dusk descends, retreat to Rabat for an evening of culinary delights and restful repose, completing an enriching day filled with cultural immersion and historical discovery.

Day 2: Rabat – Meknes

Embark on a journey to Meknes, hailed as Morocco’s imperial gem and often likened to the majestic splendour of Versailles. Prepare to be captivated by its grandeur as you explore notable landmarks including the imposing Bab El Mansour, the bustling Hedim Square, and the revered Moulay Ismail Mosque, a testament to the city’s rich architectural heritage.

Immerse yourself further in Meknes’s cultural tapestry with a visit to the historic Mellah district, where echoes of centuries-old traditions resonate amidst charming streets and quaint synagogues. A highlight not to be missed is the poignant pilgrimage to the sacred Tomb of Rabbi David Benmidan, a revered site steeped in spiritual significance.

Upon departing Meknes, journey back in time as you traverse the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, en route to the storied city of Fes. Upon arrival, indulge in a seamless check-in experience before savouring a sumptuous dinner that tantalizes the senses with the flavours of Moroccan cuisine. Retire for the evening to luxurious accommodations, reflecting on the day’s adventures amidst the timeless ambience of Fes.

Day 3: Fes Medina Jewish Guided Tour

Fes, a city steeped in the tapestry of medieval Jewish history, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of its luminaries. Notably, it served as the esteemed abode of two towering figures in Jewish scholarship during the 12th century, Rabbi Isaac Al-Fasi and Maimonides, between 1160 and 1165. Their presence imbued Fez with an intellectual vibrancy that continues to resonate through the ages.

A visit to Fez is incomplete without paying homage to its rich Judaic heritage. Delve into the sacred sanctuaries of the synagogue, where echoes of centuries-old prayers linger amidst the hallowed halls. Journey further to the Sahroud cemetery, a serene resting place where revered figures such as Rabbi Rahou Harroch and Rabbi Rafael Moshe Elbaz find eternal repose, their legacies etched into the very fabric of Fez’s storied past.

As the day draws to a close, retreat to the comfort of your hotel in Fes, where the echoes of history intermingle with the tranquillity of the present. Rest assured, your overnight stay promises respite and rejuvenation, setting the stage for continued exploration of Fes’s timeless allure.

Day 4: Sefrou – Bhalil

Toaday our 6 days Jewish tour from Casablanca will take you on a journey to Sefrou, affectionately hailed as the capital of cherries, where nature’s bounty intertwines with a rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Situated to the south of Fes, Sefrou holds a special place in Moroccan history, earning the moniker of “Little Jerusalem” due to its sizable Jewish population and thriving religious community. Remarkably, upon Morocco’s independence, a rabbi from Sefrou was elected to parliament, underscoring the deep-rooted connections between faith and governance in this enchanting city.

As you traverse the labyrinthine streets of Sefrou, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of its Mellah, which occupies half of the historic town. Along the way, make a stop at Bhalil to marvel at the town’s captivating cave dwellers, a testament to the enduring traditions that have shaped the region’s identity.

Experience the warmth of Moroccan hospitality as you are graciously invited to lunch at a local family’s home, a poignant symbol of interfaith dialogue and communal harmony that epitomizes the spirit of Sefrou. Here, in this city of unity, Muslims and Jews coexist in peaceful cohabitation, embracing one another’s traditions and customs with open hearts and minds.

As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to the enchanting city of Sefrou and journey back to Fes, carrying with you the indelible memories of a day filled with cultural discovery and heartfelt connections forged across religious boundaries.

Day 5: Free morning in Fes – Back to Casablanca

Indulge in a leisurely morning at your own pace, whether within the tranquil confines of your Riad or amidst the vibrant bustle of Fez’s Medina, where ancient alleyways beckon the promise of hidden treasures and authentic Moroccan experiences. 

As the sun begins its ascent, bid farewell to the enchanting city of Fes and embark on a scenic drive back to the cosmopolitan hub of Casablanca. Along the journey, let the rhythmic hum of the road serve as a backdrop to reflections on the memorable moments and cultural insights garnered throughout your sojourn in Morocco.

As afternoon hues paint the sky, arrive back in Casablanca, where the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition awaits. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the city’s dynamic atmosphere or seek solace in the comforts of your accommodations, take this time to savour the final moments of your Moroccan adventure, knowing that the memories forged will linger long after your departure.

Day 6: Drop off at Casablanca airport

As your Moroccan 6-day Jewish tour from Casablanca draws to a close, it is time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and warm hospitality that have defined your journey. Prepare for departure as you are gracefully transferred to Casablanca airport, where the bustling terminals serve as gateways to new horizons and fond memories remain etched in the heart.

Reflecting on the myriad experiences and cultural encounters encountered throughout your travels, take a moment to cherish the connections forged and the stories shared in this captivating land. As you embark on your onward journey, carry with you the spirit of Morocco, its vibrant tapestry of traditions, and the timeless allure of its landscapes, knowing that the memories woven here will accompany you on the next chapter of your adventures and our 6 days Jewish Heritage tour from Casablanca ends.


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Included in the 6 day Jewish tour from Casablanca

  • All hotel/riad transfers.
  • Private travel from Casablanca in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • All dinners and breakfasts.
  • All accommodations during the 6 days Jewish tour from Casablanca.

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