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From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

1. From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry to spend the day in the lively city of Tangier and get a feel for life in Morocco. Upon arrival in Africa, meet a local guide and take a minibus tour through the city and continue to see rural sights such as the Caves of Hercules and the amazing Cape Spartel promontory. Return to the vibrant city center to explore the bustling alleys of the medina and discover the most important corners of the historical city center. Enjoy lunch and go for a camel ride if you wish to experience the city from a different perspective. Return to Spain on the ferry and be back in time for dinner.

Tarifa: Tangier Day Trip by Ferry with Lunch & Moroccan Tea

2. Tarifa: Tangier Day Trip by Ferry with Lunch & Moroccan Tea

Embark on a guided day trip from Tarifa in Spain to the Moroccan city of Tangier by ferry. See the iconic Hercules Caves, visit the Mendoubia Palace, and enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch paired with a mint tea. Onboard the ferry at the port in Tarifa, sit back, relax and enjoy the calming effect of the sea. Make sure you have your camera with you, as you don't want to miss photo opportunities of the scenery as you sail. First, alight the ferry at the port in Tangier. Next, visit the iconic lighthouse Cape Spartel, where you can admire one of the best views of the Strait of Gibraltar and see the Caves of Hercules, the kasbah, the medina, and the souk. Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture as you visit a traditional souk market. Walk around and feel the bustling atmosphere, smell the sweet aroma of mixed spices, and admire the bright traditional carpets on sale from local artists. Marvel at the bright white Mendoub Palace and admirer this 10-acre property. Listen as your guide tells you about the history as you walk around this impressive palace. Get to know this wonderful Moroccan city as your guide tells you about its history and traditions. Next, enjoy a traditional lunch at a Moroccan restaurant. Taste dishes such as Harira soup, beef, and lamb skewers accompanied by couscous. Listen to live Moroccan music as you end your lunch with Moorish pastries as your dessert paired with traditional Moroccan tea. End your day on a high as you board the ferry at the port of Tangier Ville to board the ferry back to Tarifa.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen & Panoramic of Tangier

3. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen & Panoramic of Tangier

Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, this tour will take you high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier and arrive by 5:00 PM.

From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

4. From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

Enjoy a day trip from Seville to Tangier. Transfer to the ferry aboard an airconditioned vehicle. Save time with an express ferry from the charming village of Tarifa to Tangier. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, take a sightseeing tour, and eat a local lunch.  Depart from Seville and journey to the beautiful village of Tarifa to catch the fast ferry to Tangier. Upon arrival, discover the cosmopolitan flavor of a city that combines the cultures of Africa and Europe.  Take a panoramic city tour by bus and visit the Cap Spartel promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Visit the Caves of Hercules, where ancient Greek and later Roman mythology believed the demi-god slept before his eleventh labor.  Return to the city center to enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Explore the narrow streets of the Medina and discover its most picturesque spots. Return to the port for the journey back to Seville in the late evening.

From Malaga: Tangier Day Tour with Bazaar Shopping and Lunch

5. From Malaga: Tangier Day Tour with Bazaar Shopping and Lunch

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on a day trip from Málaga to Tangier. Take a short ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar then enjoy a bus and walking tour of the old city, kasbah, and medina. Haggle for a bargain at a typical Moroccan bazaar and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, Depart From Málaga to the port of Tarifa to embark on a 45-minute ferry crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. Arriving in Tangier, a local guide joins the group to lead the way on your day trip. Begin a panoramic bus tour, leaving the port and crossing the modern city, and passing the palace of the King of Morocco to reach one of the best viewpoints over the Strait of Gibraltar. From here see the Spanish coast and the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Arriving in the old city, disembark the bus to visit the kasbah, medina, souks, and a typical Moroccan bazaar, where there is a large range of Moroccan handicrafts on offer. Try your hand at bartering with the locals and pick up a souvenir to remember your Moroccan experience. After visiting the old city on a walking tour of its narrow streets and squares, enjoy a typical Moroccan lunch and music at a local restaurant. After lunch, return to the port to board the ferry back to Spain, where a bus will be waiting for you to take you back to Malaga.

Tangier: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

6. Tangier: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

The two routes offered on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allow you to get to know the thousand-year-old city of Tangier and its surroundings. Enjoy the seafront of the beach, the kasbah, and the small streets of the medina. Pass through the modern part of the city, as well as the famous caves of Hercules and Cape Espartel, a meeting point between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. With a ticket valid for 48 hours, take your time discovering all the wonders Tangier has to offer, both within the city and surrounding it. • Historical Route (approximately 1 hour): drive through the historical center of the city, stopping at all of Tangier's most important landmarks, from the medina to the modern part and the international city. A total of 10 stops are made, starting and ending at the Port of Tangier. Stops: Port, Place 9 Avril, Palais Moulay Hafid (1), Tombeaux Phéniciens, Palais Moulay Hafid (2), Place Faro, Sahet El Oumane, Tanger City Mall, Vila Harris, Monopolio, Marina • Espartel Route (approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes): route through the outskirts of the city, departing from the Port of Tangier. Discover the surrounding forest areas, the Caves of Hercules, and the famous Cape Espartel, where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean converge.  Stops: Port, Socco Alto (1), Parc Perdicaris (1), Cap Spartel (1), Grottes d´Hercule, Cap Spartel (2), Parc Perdicaris (2), Golf, Socco Alto (2)

From Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

7. From Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

On this 7-hour excursion from Tangier you’ll head high up into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, a town with a stunning walled medina, and originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen and features a kasbah built in the 18th century, a central mosque, and cafés with authentic Moroccan menus. The busy market offers a mix of traditional Moroccan wares and souvenirs, with some excellent bargains. The town itself is easy to explore. The kasbah, built by Moulay Ismail, is now practically a ruin and located next to it is the great mosque. Although the old medina is small, you’ll find souks offering an array of goods. If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you’ll get a feel for the difference in style between it and the main Arab town.

From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

8. From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

Explore the smaller towns of Northern Marocco on a day trip from Tangier. Visit Chefchaouen and take a tour of its famous colorful streets. Then, stop off in Tetouan and learn about the city's Andalusian roots. Admire views of the Rif Mountains on the journey. Start with pickup from your hotel in Tangier. On the drive to Chefchaouen, which lasts approximately two hours, there'll be time to stop for a coffee or tea and admire views of the Rif mountain range. Arrive in Chefchaouen and start exploring the so-called Blue Pearl of Morocco. Take a tour of its iconic medina, featuring traditional architecture and vibrant blue facades. Learn about the town's history as you visit other sites including the Jewish Cemetery. Before returning to Tangier, you'll have time for a stop in Tetouan to explore the ancient city at your own leisure. Visit the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the rich history and cultural significance of the town. The tour will end with drop-off at your hotel in Tangier.

Casablanca: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train

9. Casablanca: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Casablanca, at which point you will be taken to the train station to board your high-speed train to Tangier. Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver in Tangier will be waiting for you outside the train station, with a placard stating your full name. From here, you will begin touring around Tangier and its surroundings, including the Spartel Cape and the Hercules Caves. From this point you will receive exceptional views of both the strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. You will then visit the Kasbah district next to the port, and the old Medina, complete with its craftsmanship shops and the magnificent Minaret. You will have the opportunity to pass by the Grand Socco, where multiple small hotels have previously accommodated famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens and Paul Bowles.

Tangier Highlights Private 6-Hour Tour

10. Tangier Highlights Private 6-Hour Tour

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Tangier on a private sightseeing tour and discover all its main attractions, from bustling markets to historic caves. You will first drive to Malabata Cape (East Tangier) for a great orientation view of the city. Look over at Europe on one side and Africa on the other. Drive through the new city to Spartel Cape (West Tangier), considered the most northwesterly point of Africa, and where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean. The next stop will be the Caves of Hercules, inhabited since the Neolithic period. According to legend, the caves were once the home of Hercules, who created the Straits of Gibraltar with a single blow of his hand. Discover the old face of the city, starting with the Kasbah, where artists and writers have gathered for centuries. Go to the Archaeological Museum, before walking through the colorful streets of the Medina to Mendoubia Gardens and Saint Andrews Church. Experience the electric atmosphere of the Berber market of Sidi Bouabid, where you will have some free time to shop before your drop-off.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,339 reviews

Well organised, good communication. Good driver. Great guide who happily adjusted his tour to adapt to what his group and individual members of it were interested in and wanted to spend time on while moving through the announced schedule. Driver and guide generous with their time and effort. Cheerful, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable work. A great day. The whole group was very happy with the tour. Recommended warmly.

The company was very professional. Our plane got delayed which we explained to them and they were very understand and waited until we arrived. Our chaffeur which unfortunately I have forgotten his name was so lovely that we used him as transport whenever we needed him. I will definitely recommend this company

The xaeun tour group is top, I recommend. The excursion went very well, the driver Yassin and the guide Abdul were really super nice. Thank you and see you soon.

Enjoyable trip. Be sure to spend time in the blue city. Our driver was very accommodating and showed us and explained many things along the way.

wonderful experience, to be recommended. The guide Shisha very kind and at our disposal.