A pilgrimage to the Jewish and Moorish sights - Private tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

163960


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No. you must be 4feet tall

Friendly: Yes.
you must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

French (fluent), English (fluent), Arabic (fluent)

The Jewish and Moorish sights with a private guide


Many jews settled in Morocco in 3th BC and their population increased a century later . In 1492 , Morocco knew floods of jewish refugees because of the Spanish inquisition . Here they enjoyed stability, peace and progress . They excelled in Education , arts , handicrafts, trade and occupied many political positions . They got mixed with the rest of the Moroccan society and shared the same rights of justice. Therefore;it is not a surprise that Morocco used to have the largest jewish community in the Islamic World. You will be picked up from your hotel or riad to the kasbah quarter where you will visit the Saadian graveyard known as the Alambra of Marrakech. We will continue to the the Jewish section "the Mellah"where we will enjoy a walk in its amazing spices market and its authentic alleys to visit one of the oldes synagogues of Marrakech Medina . Finish your tour by visiting a store of genuine fresh Moroccan spices and fragrances.

Itinerary

The Medina;The kasbah quarter ;The Saadian Tombs ;the Mellah district ;the synagogue:The spices market.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel;riad ,at the post office in the big square or at any place agreed upon with the guests

End location: Hotel or The big square Jamaa El Fna.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

comfortable AC van with a good driver

What’s Included

Other: An English and French speaking Guide ; AC comfortable van with a good driver

Estimated Local Cash Needed

900 MAD - to pay for lunch for two poeple

What’s Extra

Other: Monuments fees ,drinks and or any items and purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.

Restrictions

I am an official tour-guide at the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism.I am also a licensed professional driver but i usually use private tourist vehicles with a driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Unfortunately, the Jewish community in Marrakech is extremely small. As such, there is not much to visit after going to the Jewish Cemetery. However, I took the tour on a Friday and was lucky that the guide brought me to the one remaining synagogue where a custodian was preparing for services and provided us with a tour of the main chapel and the women's Mikvah where the water supply comes exclusively from rainwater and is heated by firewood.
Claudia Queen

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Private tour guide Mohamed (Simo)

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