CASABLANCA BY NIGHT
In a nutshell A panoramic tour of the modern part of this dynamic and cosmopolitan metropolis followed by a typical dinner with musical entertainment.
Good to know
- Mohammed V Square
- Arab League Park
- Moulay Youssef Boulevard
- Hassan II Mosque
- Casablanca Twin Centre
- Dinner at a typical restaurant
- We leave the port of Casablanca for a panoramic coach tour through the modern districts of the city which were built starting from the beginning of the 20th century according to an urban plan that was destined to transform the city and plan out its extraordinary growth.
- During one of the photo stops our guide takes us to see Mohammed V Square, the heart of the city and a modern Muslim architectural complex inspired by national traditions.
- We cut across the Arab League Park by coach and we drive along the Moulay Youssef Boulevard, one of the major thoroughfares of the city lined by elegant Art Deco and Neo-Moorish style houses.
- From here we reach the biggest mosque in the world after the one in Mecca: the Hassan II Mosque, which, according to the intentions of the king, symbolizes an Islam that is open to the world and to science. With a monumental 210-metre tall minaret, this mosque is a masterpiece of art and technology.
- Our tour proceeds through the wide avenues of the city centre where our guide shows us the Casablanca Twin Centre, a large post-modern complex comprising two 115-metre tall twin towers separated by an impressive marble staircase.
- We then go back to the seafront and drive along the Corniche past the trendiest clubs, elegant terraces, luxury hotels and well-equipped beach clubs, up to our restaurant. Here we are enchanted by the warm, cosy, romantic, almost sensual Moroccan atmosphere where nothing is left to chance, not even the excellent yet discreet service. Candles everywhere, Maghreb-style period decorations that are still popular today like the hand-painted inlaid ceramic art on the walls and ceilings creating an intimate atmosphere with the repetitive and relaxing rhythm of a fountain decorated with a thousand and one coloured tiles. We are embraced by the aromas and flavours of authentic local cuisine served in Limoges plates, whose secret lies in a balanced combination of sweet and salty tastes and the clever use of delicate and varied spices and aromatic herbs. Our dinner is also accompanied by Arabo-Andalusian music and a performance of a traditional dance.
- After dinner and some typical mint tea, the symbol par excellence of Moroccan hospitality, we board our coach again for our return journey along the Corniche with its lively night life. On the way back to the ship we have a last glimpse of the Hassan II Mosque, which, as the inhabitants of Casablanca say, and thanks to its magical flood lighting, looks like a divine creation resting on the ocean.
Good to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early .
- This excursion provides an overview of the locations and their main sights and does not include tours inside the mosque and the souk.
- Depending on the time of year, the tour may take place while it is still light.