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Tangier Half-Day Guided City Tour

1. Tangier Half-Day Guided City Tour

Take a half-day tour to discover the history and culture of Tangiers. After pickup from your hotel, start your tour of the city and its surroundings. Visit Spartel Cape and the Hercules caves to enjoy an exceptional view of the strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to the Kasbah district next to the port, and explore the traditional handicraft shops of the old medina.   Stop to admire the magnificent minaret, overlooking the sea. Enjoy 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. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Tangier Highlights Private 6-Hour Tour

2. 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.

Tangier: Food Walking Tour

3. Tangier: Food Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and begin walking through the winding streets of the Old Medina of Tangier, the beating heart of Moroccan cosmopolitan culture. Listen to fascinating anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of food in the region. The food in Tangier is delicious, rich, and varied. Taste a fresh juice, dates, cheese, olives, fresh fruits, mint tea, and a complete main meal. Begin the tour in the morning at Sour Maagazine. Meander through the city for 3 to 3.5 hours and 2.5 to 3 miles, stopping at more than 6 spots for tastings along the way. Upon completion of the tour, savor a tasty full meal in a traditional local restaurant. The tour ends at Cafe El Hafa.

Tangier City Sightseeing Shore Excursion

4. Tangier City Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Following pickup from the Tangier Ville port, you'll begin with a tour of the city and its surroundings. Following that, visit Spartel Cape and the Hercules Caves, which provide an exceptional view of both the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. From there, continue to the Kasbah district next to the port and explore the traditional handicraft shops of the old medina. You'll then stop to admire the magnificent minaret overlooking the sea, before taking 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. At the conclusion of your tour, you'll be dropped off back to the Tangier Ville port.

Tangier: Chicken and Olives Tagine Cooking Experience

5. Tangier: Chicken and Olives Tagine Cooking Experience

Receive an immersive food- and tea-based Experience based on storytelling, authentic sharing, and household techniques in making Moroccan bread from scratch, mint tea, and dishes like Chicken Tagine. Our Guests typically leave transformed by our efforts in providing authentic, warm Experiences that touch the heart. From the moment that Guests arrive their welcome is communicated. Dates and milk accompany an orientation to the Experience, followed by a word from the Owner. Then it's aprons on! Cooking of our Tagines involves step-by-step cooking guidance and stories from the life of the Experience Leader as well as support on the practical side from our Experience Assistants. Once the Tagines are simmering on their stoves, we move to bread-making from scratch. Stories and fun here, too. From the Bread Experience it's on to our beloved Tea Ceremony and a cup of tea few will forget! Herbs accompany the mint and green tea, complementing both the humor and depth that surround the significant "rhythm" of Moroccan life. Completing the Tagine involves steps involved toward a visual presentation that appear in photograph after photograph (if you don't bring your phone or camera, no worries - our Team takes photos of every stage of the Experience). Naturally things conclude with a Dining Experience with your Experience Leader and Assistants enlivening conversation and sharing. The enjoyment of the dish, too, involves its own surprises in terms of sumptuousness! All around an Experience that consistently ranks among the best in the Mediterranean basin!

Tangier: Private Full-Day Tour

6. Tangier: Private Full-Day Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Tangier. From there you will take a ride through different neighborhoods and surrounding areas, including several stops at amazing viewpoints and a short break at Cape Spartel where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. You will then visit the mythical Caves of Hercules, before enjoying a 15-minute camel ride. The second portion of the tour consists of an extensive walk through the maze of narrow streets and alleyways of the Kasbah (fortress). This will provide you with an insight into the rich architectural heritage, including a 15th-century city wall and numerous buildings of Arab-Andalusian style that have inspired great artists and painters (such as Eugène Delacroix and Henri Matisse). Afterwards, you will head for the medina (old town), which represents a major center of interest and will help you get a taste of the local culture and lifestyle through the ambiance of its busy markets and streets. It is also home to an important Jewish and Christian heritage, of which you will learn about during your tour. This tour also provides the opportunity to experience genuine Moroccan cuisine as well as the vibrant atmosphere of the souks, where craftsmen and merchants make and sell their traditional items. At the conclusion of your cultural experience, your driver will return you to your hotel.

Tangier and Asilah Full Day Tour from Tangier

7. Tangier and Asilah Full Day Tour from Tangier

See the best that Tangier and Asilah have to offer on a full-day tour that combines history and the present-day. Start the tour at the port or any other place of your choice. For the first 1.5 hours, you will take a panoramic tour through different areas of the new Tangier, showing you the various sections of different communities that lived in the city during the international administration (1923-1956). Next, drive through residential sections with their hundreds of luxurious residences and palaces, and end up at Spartel Cape, a meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. You will continue to the Caves of Hercules for a visit. Then drive along the Atlantic Coast for 45 minutes to get to the beautiful fishing town of Asilah, where you will enjoy an hour-long walking tour in the ancient casbah built by the Portuguese in the 15th century. You will have some free time at the end and continue back to Tangier and visit the market place, its souks, and the medina, ending with a mint tea in Socco Chico Square. Walk back to the minibus or van and drive back to the port or to the hotel, where your tour ends.

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What people are saying about Tangier

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 347 reviews

Our guide, Jamel and driver, Mustavo, were absolutely amazing! They came with a plan, but modified it based on our wishes. Jamel is interesting and his English was easy to understand. Mustavo was an excellent, cautious driver. We saw the Kasbah, marketplace, Hercules caves and many parts of the city. At our request, Jamel recommended a restaurant for lunch. We were able to sample 10+ dishes and were treated like royalty by the staff.

A nice experience in Tangier, the guides very concerned about us, attentive, friendly and respectful! Super recommended! Time well spent in the city, and they adapt very well to the language, whether it is English or Spanish! Fantastic experience!

Safed is an amazing guide and went out of his way to help us. Because of my planning error, we arrived at a different ferry terminal than he and he scrambled to make our day work. Great experience despite our errors.

Mustafa and Mohammed were the best! No rush, no hurry. Nice and funny guys!

It was delicious and interesting. Local food with a local.