BRET’S TABLE is collaborating with MOROCCAN SAHARA TOURS to offer culinary tours in Marrakech, Morocco. Guests will visit markets, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and participate in cooking classes as well as tea, olive oil, wine, and cheese-making demonstrations.

No two tours are exactly the same but each will be an unforgettable experience. For those interested, a trip to the Sahara Desert is also available. Since Paris is less than 4 hours by air, why not spend another 6 days in Paris, the City of Lights, or travel on to Lyon, or Nice for more Bret’s Table culinary adventures.

Day 1: Upon arrival at the Marrakech Menara Airport guests immediately experience the vibrancy of this North African city as you enter the 950-year-old Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.It is here, in this ancient Medina, that you will find Riad Baya, home for the duration of your visit. You will be greeted with the typically warm Moroccan hospitality you will quickly come to recognize! Dinner is served on the terrace at Riad Baya tonight.

Day 2: After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, a certified tour guide will meet you at Riad Baya for a walking tour of the Medina.

A good way to orient yourselves in the neighborhood, you will visit historical sites, shop in the labyrinth of souks (markets), and visit Jmaa el Fna, the main square in Marrakech. You’ll stop for lunch and a glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice along the way, returning to Riad Baya mid-afternoon. Tonight, you will visit a farm outside of Marrakech where you will prepare and enjoy your own traditional Moroccan meal.

Day 3: After a traditional Moroccan breakfast at Riad Baya, you will visit a women’s cooperative where traditional goat cheeses are made. Learn about Moroccan cheesemaking processes and enjoy a picnic with local items. You’ll return to Riad Baya in the afternoon where you will be free to explore or enjoy the sunshine on the terrace on your own. Tonight, you will enjoy a street food walking tour. A certified guide will show you hidden food spots tourists aren’t likely to find on their own. Along with the 6+ food stops you’ll make along the way; you’ll also enjoy a behind the scenes experience at a local bread oven. Not only will you eat well, but you’ll discover a lot about the food culture of Marrakech.

Day 4: After breakfast you’ll head to the seaside village of Essaouira, one of the filming sites for Game of Thrones (Slaver’s Bay), is a 2 ½ hour drive from Marrakech. You’ll enjoy multiple experiences throughout this coastal city all, of course, with a heavy focus on food.

Start with breakfast and a tea making lesson, grilled fish and seafood in the port, a short tour of the city, and specialty tajines and pastries on the way back to Riad Baya. You will explore the ramparts, port, and medina of this whitewashed village of Essaouira. You’ll arrive at Riad Baya in the evening.

Day 5: After breakfast you are free to explore Marrakech on your own. Visit museums, gardens, shops, coffee shops, or spend the day at the spa or the terrace — it’s up to you! We’ll arrange transportation for you. Dinner is served on the terrace at Riad Baya.

Day 6: After breakfast you will depart Marrakech with a suitcase full of memories and any goodies that caught your eye at the market or on our sightseeing travels.