Rabat UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Rabat UNESCO sites

Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

1. 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

2. 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: Private Guided City Walking Tour

3. 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.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

From Fes or Meknes: Rabat Sightseeing Private Day Trip

6. From Fes or Meknes: Rabat Sightseeing Private Day Trip

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Fes or Meknes and travels via the highway to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. As you enter the city, admire views of the coastline and the distinctive red walls which line 5 km of the capital. Follow your guide through the Medina and into one of the city’s most authentic souks. Wander though the colorful stalls, soaking up the unique sights, smells, and sounds that surround you while mingling with the locals going about their day. Next, visit the Oudayas Kasbah, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Listed site which dates back to the twelfth century. Later, head to the Hassan Tower to marvel at its four facades, decorated in shades of pink and gray. After the tower, see the remains of the Old Mosque and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan architecture which is home to an array of valuables. From here, travel to the Royal Palace where you can learn about the king of the Merinides dynasty. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before the return journey to your accommodation.

De Casablanca: 7-Days Imperial cities of Morocco

7. De Casablanca: 7-Days Imperial cities of Morocco

Day 1: Casablanca Upon your arrival in Casablanca, You will find your driver waiting for you in front of the airport. Day 2: Casablanca- Rabat - Volubilis - Fes 9:00 am, after your breakfast, you will drive to Rabat. Discover Rabat, one of the four Imperial Cities and the Capital City of Morocco. Visit the Kasbah of Oudayas, the Hassan Tower, the Royal Mausoleum, and Chellah Roman ruins before heading to Volubilis, sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco and it was declared as Unesco World Heritage site. Reach Fes in the evening to end this day full of surprises, discoveries, and dinner. Day 3: Fes Visit the spiritual and cultural capital of the Kingdom. The city is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its intricate winding architecture of alleys, souks, and courtyards. See the Bouanania Medersa, Quaraouiyine Mosque, and Foundouk Al Najjarrine. After Lunch, you will continue the tour with the famous tanneries. Day 4: Fes - Merzouga Drive through the 4 seasons road. During winter, you will truly experience the four seasons since you will drive across the snowy Middle Atlas mountains before reaching the hot and dry Sahara Desert in less than 4 hours. At your arrival in Merzouga, enjoy the sunset over the endless sand dunes during a camel ride before reaching your camp for a Berber dinner and drums around the fire camp. Day 5: Merzouga - Ouarzazate Explore the surroundings of the sand dunes and visit the Gnaoua (local brotherhood) Village before heading to Ouarzazate. See the amazing Dades Valley with its uniques round rocks that look like they were melted and the Roses Valley before reaching Ouarzazate at the end of the day. Day 6: Ouarzazate - Marrakech Drive to the famous Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou. A UNESCO World Heritage centuries-old fortress where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Drive to the Kasbah Telouet, a fortress built at 2000m altitude near the Tiz'n'Tichka pass. Reach Marrakech, the pearl of the South enjoy an afternoon at leisure to recover from this wonderful yet intense adventure. Day 7: Marrakech to Casabanca Visit the most famous of all imperial cities known for their beautiful climate, the charming position at the feet of the high Atlas Mountains. Marvel at the beautiful 12th C Koutoubia mosque, the Menara Garden, the Jamaa El Fna square, and the Majorelle Garden. Head back to Casablanca at the end of the afternoon to end this unforgettable journey.

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What people are saying about Rabat

Overall rating

3.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Rashid was the Best guide I have ever experienced, he was professional , extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun. He knows everyone in Tangier and was able to spirit me through all the sights around central Tangier, The only confusion and caution I would suggest to fellow travellers is the get your guide instructions to get to your location are not clear. You must get to the train station and take the train on your own and once you get to Tangier your guide is waiting for you. I had an amazing day with Rashid. It made up for the confusion initially. Highlights included seeing the hotel Matisse stayed in, seeing the caves of Hercules seeing the place where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet. I could never have accomplished that much on my own. I petted a baby camel, learned about historical figures like Fatima the woman that started the first university centuries ago and the different dynasties of Morocco. All because of wonderful Rashid. I highly recommend him

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!

Rabat is a beautiful city and thanks to our guide Mohamed we were able to visit the most evocative places of this place, from the mosque, to the royal gardens and finally the medersa where we had the typical Moroccan tea in a small seaside bar eating typical Moroccan sweets. The private transfer that picked us up at the hotel and followed us throughout the day, facilitating our travel around the city, was very convenient.

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.

El guía muy amable y conoce su trabajo. Nos dió tiempo para fotos, almorzar y con calma.