Marrakech City Visit by Couch

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Tout à Marrakech est de couleur ocre rouge et respire l’authenticité d’une ville séculaire.

C’est l’une des villes les plus pittoresques des quatre villes impériales du royaume qui pétille de joie et de vie. Elle s’étale sur la plaine du Haouz face au Majestueux Atlas paré de cimes enneigées. Elle baigne dans de magnifiques jardins d’oliviers et de palmiers. Ses nombreux monuments nous racontent son histoire et son passé glorieux. Capitale prospère sous plusieurs dynasties, elle fut fondée en 1062 par Youssef Ben Tachfine, grand roi de la dynastie Almoravides, embellie et agrandie par les Almohades au XIIe. Siècle et marquée par plusieurs œuvres des saâdiens au XVIème siècle qui en ont fait une grande capitale de leur empire.

Son climat sec et ensoleillé toute l’année, son site exceptionnel et son histoire font d’elle une grande ville de tourisme culturel et de loisirs.

Rien de tel que le moyen de locomotion le plus pittoresque de la ville pour découvrir les ruelles de la médina et les avenues de la nouvelle ville.

La visite comprendra le Musée Dar Si Said, le Palais de La Bahia, puis longera les remparts de la ville pour se poursuivre dans les Jardins Majorelle puis le Guéliz et son quartier des antiquaires ; et elle sera accompagnée d’un guide conférencier pour les explications et le commentaire.

What to Expect
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Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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