Marrakech City Breaks for 2016/2017
If you’re looking for an alternative to European city breaks, may we at Co-operative Travel suggest Marrakech? A uniquely historic and exotic destination, last minute Marrakech city breaks are richly infused with Moroccan spice, with undertones of continental glamour - a heady adventure for all.
Marrakech city breaks offer an exotic cultural experience, which captivates your senses from the moment you arrive. Marrakech package city breaks are available in a range of boutique hotels and guest houses which are all very family focussed. Couples looking for romantic city breaks should look for deals in traditional riads - with a multitude of authentic features, they are romantic, luxurious and cheap.
With a minimum of 7 hours sunshine, even in winter, Marrakech is a year-round destination. In the shadow of the Atlas mountains, the city is at its hottest and driest in the summer months, with a high level of humidity. The rest of the year it is pleasantly warm with occasional showers (which are unlikely on short weekend breaks). The best time to book bargain city breaks to Marrakech is late spring and autumn. In the winter, cheap weekend breaks are widely available, but be aware that while the days are still warm, the nights are extremely cold.
All cheap Marrakech city breaks should include the Djemmaa el Fna – one of the most famous town squares in Africa. By day it’s a busy arena populated by dancers, acrobats, snake charmers and fire eaters, and by night, it bustles with food stalls, the air infused with a thousand exotic spices. On Marrakech package city breaks, make sure also to visit the ancient walled medina, with its labyrinth of streets and colourful souks.
You will also find historic and beautiful mosques, palaces and other heritage buildings in Marrakech, including Ben Youssef Medrassa, Koutoubia Mosque, El Badi Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the City Walls. Marrakech also has many lush fragrant green spaces, including Majorelle Gardens, home to the Museum of Islamic Art. At Co-operative Travel we offer the widest choice of bargain city breaks to Marrakech.
Booking Ahead – Marrakech City Breaks 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Marrakech city breaks in 2017/2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017/2018 city breaks to Marrakech has many advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive Marrakech holiday for next year and save money now.
Marrakech - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: The beautiful and scenic city of Marrakesh is one of the major cities in Morocco and has been a popular tourist destination for travellers around the world. A city break to Marrakech offers the opportunity to explore the traditional markets, grand palaces, fascinating galleries and fine dining restaurants - whether you’re planning on a family holiday or a holiday with friends, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your city break to Marrakech.
Ideal Time to Go: Marrakech is known to have a semi-arid climate which provides dry summers and wet winters. To get cheaper city breaks to Marrakech, we recommend visiting between March and May as these months are just outside of the high season. This means the weather will be getting warmer, the hotel rates will be cheaper and there will be fewer tourists.
For those who want a sun-soaked city break in Marrakech, then you should visit around July and August as these are the hottest months and provide the most amount of sunshine. Although it may be more expensive at this time of year, you can also find more festivals and events happening in the summer.
Weather: The semi-arid climate of Marrakech means you can expect dry summers and wet winters. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures reaching a toasty 29°C, whereas the coldest months are December to February with temperatures dropping slightly to 13°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Marrakech from the UK can take around 3-4 hours, whereas connecting flights may take longer.
Time Difference: Same time as the UK.
Currency: Moroccan Dirhams (MAD or Dh)
Fun Fact: Marrakech is also known as the ‘Red City’, due to the colours of the walls which surround the Old Town District.
Top Tip: If you are travelling to Marrakech during the summer, then be prepared for desert-like temperatures. The city can get very hot so it’s important to stay hydrated and dress appropriately.
Places to Visit on Your Marrakech City Break
Marrakech is full of exotic locations, all of which have something different to offer. Here are a few of our recommended places to visit during your city break in Marrakech:
- Djemmaa el Fna – explore the vibrant public square which is home to a variety of stalls, musicians, fortune-tellers and much more. This is the largest square in Africa and has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
- Koutoubia Mosque – be amazed by the most iconic landmark in Marrakech. This beautiful mosque has a 70m tall spire which can be seen from miles away. Take a trip to this location and you’ll have plenty of opportunities for photographs and sightseeing.
- Bahia Palace – built in the 19th century, this palace shows a superb example of the Arab and Islamic architectures. The interior has been decorated beautifully and features stunning stained glass windows. Take a trip to this palace and see what the Bahia Palace can offer you.
How to Get There
Direct holiday flights and connecting flights to Marrakech are available at airports all over the UK. Major airports such as Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London offer both direct and connecting flights to Marrakech. Connecting flights may take longer than direct flights.