Things to do in Rabat

Our most recommended things to do in Rabat

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

1. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

Join a 3-day tour from Marrakesh that covers the highlights of Morocco's historic imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, and spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel. Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Enjoy a quick city tour around Fez before heading to your half-board hotel for the night. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built in the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools, and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Spend the night in a local riad. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

2. Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

Travel from Casablanca on a full-day trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The city tour begins at Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, with a stop to admire the exterior. The palace houses the prime minister’s office, the Imperial College, the Ahl Fas mosque, a small racetrack and the barracks of the Black Guard. See the Mohamed V University and walk past the Hassan Tower. Visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum and marvel at the tiles decorating the walls of the burial chamber. Continue on to the Kasbah. Walk along the Rue des Consuls, the architecturally most interesting street. Browse the shops lining Souika Street, the busiest shopping street in Rabat’s medina.

Rabat: Private Half-Day City Tour

3. Rabat: Private Half-Day City Tour

Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel or riad in Rabat at 9 AM and begin your private city tour. Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing experience in an air-conditioned vehicle that takes you to all the major historic sites in this green city. During your tour, visit Mohamed V Avenue, the Kasbah of the Udayas, the Royal Mausoleum, and Hassan Tower. Take a stroll in the medina and get a feel for local life. Once you've worked up an appetite exploring the city, savor a Moroccan lunch in a traditional restaurant. After the lunch break, get dropped off at your hotel, riad, or any location of your choice in Rabat.

Rabat: Cooking Class in a Family Home

4. Rabat: Cooking Class in a Family Home

If you want to get to know true Moroccan hospitality and experience some culinary indulgences, this cooking class at Haja’s home is perfect for you. A licensed and enthusiastic guide will accompany you during this 4-hour activity that is sure to be the highlight of your trip to Morocco.   Start by accompanying your guide to the local market. They will provide you with all kinds of explanations regarding the products you need, traditions, and customs. Feel free to ask questions and share your culinary experiences⁠—the more you interact, the more you’ll discover.   Then, arrive at Haja’s home, where she will welcome you with open arms. Over the next few hours, Haja will teach you how to cook a tasty meal of local dishes. Choose between a traditional Moroccan cooking class or a session of Moroccan pastries and cakes. Cooking with Haja is a unique social experience during which she’ll share stories about food, her family, and her life.   Once your masterpieces are ready, savor the real taste of Moroccan cooking around a lunch served with a lot of love.

Rabat: Private Guided City Walking Tour

5. Rabat: Private Guided City Walking Tour

Explore the city of Rabat on a private guided walking tour. See the main historic sites of the capital city of Morocco, such as Kasbah of the Udayas and Hassan Tower, with insights from your guide to the city's history. Meet your guide in central Rabat and begin your private city tour. Enjoy an exciting sightseeing experience that takes you to all the major historic sites in this green city while learning about its history. During your tour, stroll down Mohamed V Avenue. Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Kasbah of the Udayas. Admire the exterior of the Royal Mausoleum and the imposing Hassan Tower. Take a stroll in the medina and enjoy the bustling pace of local life. Once you've worked up an appetite after exploring the city, you can choose a place to purchase lunch with your guide, before heading back to your accommodation in the city.

Rabat: Walking Food Tour

6. Rabat: Walking Food Tour

Go on a 4-hour culinary expedition through the city of Rabat with a foodie tour guide. Come on an empty stomach and meet your local guide at Gare Rabat Ville. Begin walking through the winding streets of the Old Medina of Rabat, the beating heart of Moroccan culture. Listen to fascinating anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of food in the region, where the food is delicious, rich, and varied.   Meander through the city, stopping at more than 6 spots for tastings along the way. Taste fresh juice, dates, cheese, olives, fresh fruits, and mint tea. Your last stop will be to savor a tasty full meal in a traditional local restaurant.

From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

7. From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

After pickup from your hotel at 9:00, you will drive for 1.5 hours to reach the ancient city of Volubilis Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are the many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, and it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Enjoy a visit to this incredible ancient Roman city with its houses, baths, oilery, government buildings, and the scenic views it offers over the valley. Next, drive 40 minutes to  Meknes, where you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, explore the markets and narrow streets of the centuries-old Medina where you will visit Dar Jamaï Museum, built in 1882 by the powerful Jamaï family, two of whom were viziers to Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I, the palace building has been a museum since 1920. Its collection includes traditional ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and cedarwood craft. The Andalusian garden and courtyard are shady, peaceful spots dotted with orange trees. . You will also see the royal stables, the Bab Al Mansour Gate, and the main square. You will then be driven back to Rabat, where you will be dropped off around 6:30 PM.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

8. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Embark on a 6-day trip around Morocco and discover everything that the country has to offer. Depart from Casablanca and enjoy the unique opportunity to explore ancient cities, historic monuments, and natural landscapes. Enjoy accommodation in 4-star hotels and breakfasts included. Day 1: Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city at 14h, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2: Rabat - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, drive towards the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3: Fez After breakfast, you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets, and many other local crafts. For lunch, you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4: Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech. Overnight stay in Marrakech. Day 5: Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6: Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

Rabat: Guided Bike Tour

9. Rabat: Guided Bike Tour

At 9:00 am meet your guide after getting your bike from our bicycle workshop and get introduced to the city on a bike. Rabat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as being an Imperial city, it is classified as a Green City and is home to joyful architecture, history, and culture. Get introduced to the unmissable attractions in Rabat which is a city rich in history, and full of hidden treasures in the most ecological way. you will be strolling Rabat city and enjoying its attractions, you will be seeing the Oudaias Kasbah, admire Hassan Tower, Rabat's must-see sight – along with the neighboring mausoleum – this iconic tower looms 44m above the Bou Regreg estuary. It was originally part of an ambitious Almohad project to build the world's second-largest mosque, both sit inside the manicured gardens of Jardin Tour Hassan, and pass through Avenue Mohamed V which hosts a wealth of French colonial architecture, and are a pleasant place for a stroll. you will be also witnessing the defensive wall separating the modern city from the medina. this walled medina by the sea on the other side was the full extent of the city. Built on an orderly grid in the 17th century, it is small enough to be easily explored in a few hours. Be Green, and get on one of our bikes for a 100% ecological guided tour accompanied by our guide who will show you the hidden wonders of this city with plenty of charm.

From Rabat: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train with Guide

10. From Rabat: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train with Guide

Depart from Rabat Agdal railway station on a high-speed train to Tangier. Upon arrival, meet your driver and guide for the day who’s waiting for you just outside the train station holding a sign with your name. From here, begin your adventure around the fascinating city of Tangier and its surroundings, which has been a gateway between Africa and Europe since ancient Phoenician times. With your expert local guide, visit the Spartel Cape, a 1000 feet high promontory with breathtaking views across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Next, discover the wonders of Hercules' Caves and listen to the legends of this Greek hero who is believed to have rested here. The tour returns to the hustle and bustle of the city and onto the Kasbah and Old Medina. Wander around the vibrant shops, full of stunning craft work and handmade souvenirs. Visit the imposing Minaret, as well as the Grand Socco, a large marketplace which once accommodated famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, and Paul Bowles. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at the train station for your return ride to Rabat.

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What people are saying about Rabat

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 26 reviews

We had an amazing unforgettable experience with Rida! All of the tours in Fez, The Blue City, Rabat, and Casablanca were well coordinated with each of the local city guides, riads/lodging partners, highly educational and authentic. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone wanting to do a cross country tour around Morocco in a short amount of time. If you appreciate local food as we do, you can always ask for recommendations and the crew will introduce you to their favorite spots for food & drink. They can also introduce you to boutiques specializing in authentic local specialty goods in an otherwise confusing Medina shopping setting -- one of the most exciting purchases for us was a colorful berber rug in Fez. Exploring the Blue City was the highlight of this trip for its stunning architecture and unique monochromatic buildings and houses. Thanks for all of the photos you helped us capture!

We’ll-planned itinerary allowed us to see and experience a lot of what these cities are and offer. The riads where we stayed were clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. The local guides were outstanding. The walks with them were fun and informative. The first thing they always did was talk with us about the plan for the walk and ask if we had changes or suggestions. As the walk progressed, they were flexible in terms of adding stops as time permitted. There was a lot of driving during the 3 days. The driver was excellent, he made regular stops for food/drinks, bathroom and photo breaks. Also, he stopped along the road to show/explain to us geographical and/or historical landmarks. Because of all of the above, the road trip wasn’t overwhelming. Highly recommend this experience.

Mr Fettah was very knowledgeable and informative throughout the whole tour! We started in Rabat Ville train station and walked to Mohammed 5th avenue, St Peter's cathedral, Hassan tower, old medina streets and Kasbah of Oudayas. Mr Fettah explained everything in such a detailed manner which showed how he was passionate about explaining the history and cultural aspects. Very lovely and entertaining tour. Would definitely recommend it for anyone visiting the city for the 1st time!

A wonderful (mostly) walking tour of Rabat. We got to know the city very well. Isham was an excellent guide, courteous, considerate, and very knowledgeable. We saw all that we expected to see and more. The tour was fun and engaging.

We had a delightful visit in a private home and a hands on experience with a charming lady who is a fabulous cook! The meal we shared after class was as good or better than any restaurant meal we’ve had in Rabat!