In fact, the 4 hours tour of Tangier covers most of the highlights of the city listed below. However, you can fully customize your tour with your guide, therefore you can choose what to visit and what not to visit in those 4 hours.
Discover the true soul of Tangier on this unforgettable 4-hours-private-tour, perfectly planned for tourists on a short stay in Tangier or visiting the city during a cruise trip. Not only plunge with our local guide into the charming history and the lively culture, of the Medina (the old town) and the Kasbah (the fortress), but also prepare your senses for an overwhelming experience in the frenetic souks and squares, and explore the city’s architectural heritage resulting from a harmonious blending of the Moorish and Western styles.
As a matter of fact, you can spend all your time in the Medina, experiencing what is listed above. Or, instead, you can split the 4 hours between the Medina and an excursion to the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Tangier whose itinerary includes the lighthouse of Cap Spartel, a camel ride (or just taking photos), and Hercules cave.
Most of our guides are fluent in at least 2 of the languages listed below.
(1) Please advise at the time of booking.
(2) Our agents will suggest the most authentic Moroccan restaurants to you.
If you choose this option, you'll be picked up by car to get you closer to the Medina. The entire time of the tour will be spent within the historical walls of the old town. Likewise, when the tour ends, a car will be used to drop you off.
Tangier (ancient Tingis) was the capital of "Roman Morocco" or Mauritania Tingitana, and it’s at the same time the meeting point of a lot of different things: The Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Africa and Europe, the Orient and the Occident, and the three Abrahamic religions. It is this unique blend among other features that have made Tangier the magical city we know today and that we would like you to explore with us during this private tour of 4 hours.
Upon meeting you, you will be welcomed by your tour guide having at your disposal a comfortable, Wi-Fi fitted air-conditioned, private vehicle for a ride that will take you first from Tangier’s bay, if the pick-up is from the port, up to the city center through Boulevard Mohamed V, Avenue Pasteur, and then Place De France. The ride will continue until you reach the main entrance of the Medina: Bab Fahss.
Once there, you’ll be immediately immersed in the historical heritage and the cultural prosperity of Tangier’s old town: the Medina. You will feel as if you have time-traveled back several centuries to a medieval time when the community still operates according to ancient norms and traditions. Hammams (public baths), communal ovens, fountains, squares, craftsmen, markets and cafes are all still working and remind us of a glorious era of Tangier.
The walking tour of the Medina will let you have direct contact with the friendly locals; and by strolling down the Medina’s labyrinthine alleyways, the tour will take you through the most important landmarks of the city such as the Grand Socco, the Petit Socco, and the Kasbah. You will also visit monuments that are considered architectural masterpieces decorated with mosaics, ornamental stucco, and wood carvings such as the Great Mosque, Dar El Mekhzen located in the Kasbah, and the American Legation, which is the only American national monument located outside of the United States, and the place of a large library specializing in North Africa, many paintings from Americans, Europeans, and Moroccans, and several small models recreating some historic battles. The real bonus here is the “Paul Bowles” wing, named for the American author who called Tangier home for 50 years and died here in 1999.
Upon request and if time allows, we can add to the itinerary Moïse Nahon synagogue, any Jewish cemetery in Tangier, St. Andrew's Anglican Church, as well as any art gallery you would like to visit.
Just before the end of the tour, you will be left with some free time to scout for handcrafted souvenirs at bazaars (IF YOU WANT), or simply to sip on a mint tea in a traditional café and learn about mint tea rituals.
The drop-off after this tour will be wherever you like within Tangier area.
If you choose this option, with the help of our professional guide, you can set the time you want to spend in the old town (Medina) and choose the places you prefer to visit accordingly. The remaining time of the tour will be spent on the Atlantic coast excursion.
If you decide to see a bit of everything during this 4 hours tangier tour, in most cases, you’ll start with a ride that will take you first from Tangier’s Bay up to the city center through Boulevard Mohamed V, Avenue Pasteur, and then Place De France. The ride will continue until you reach the Predicaris Park passing by the royal residence. The park is named after Ion Perdicaris, an interesting figure in Tangier’s history. The park’s terrace offers the best opportunity to take in the breathtaking view over the Strait of Gibraltar and Southern Spain.
Your next stop will be Cap Spartel, the most North-Western point of mainland Africa and also the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The lighthouse of Cap Spartel tops a promontory and gloriously guards the entrance of the Straits of Gibraltar since 1864. Limitless opportunities for photos are to be seized in Cap Spartel, and you can have your breakfast while enjoying the view.
Afterward, a drive along the Atlantic coastline to the south of Cap Spartel will get you to Achakar beach, on the sands of which you will meet the camels. You can ride those lovely animals, which is completely safe for you and for them of course, or just enjoy their company and take some memorable photos with them, it’s your call.
If you’re familiar with Greek mythology, you might remember the 12 Labors of Hercules. In fact, Lixus (near Larache, south of Tangier) is rumored to be the basis for Hercules’ Eleventh Labor, the apples of Hesperides or the golden apples. It was after he retrieved the golden apples that it is thought Hercules rested where your next destination is: Hercules Caves. The myth has persisted long enough to make the sea grotto the attraction number one in Tangier.
At the end of the Atlantic coast excursion, we will be back to the city, either for a drop-off or to start the tour of the Medina.
Ayisha BrownJul, 23, 2022
Very concise tour, a bit of everything, that’s what this tour is about and it's exactly what we wanted! This was my first visit to morocco; I know it’s not ... more
Very concise tour, a bit of everything, that’s what this tour is about and it's exactly what we wanted! This was my first visit to morocco; I know it’s not enough at all. I’ll come back for sure.
R-AyalaJul, 13, 2022
Ojalá fuéramos con el tour de día completo de Tánger, no es que me arrepienta de este tour, pero habíamos llegado tarde ese día desde España y no tuvimos tiempo de ... more
Ojalá fuéramos con el tour de día completo de Tánger, no es que me arrepienta de este tour, pero habíamos llegado tarde ese día desde España y no tuvimos tiempo de hacer un tour de 7 horas por Tánger. Soy el tipo de persona que prefiere tomarse su tiempo mientras hace turismo, eso es todo. El grupo quedó totalmente satisfecho con el servicio. Los recomiendo fuertemente.
Anne Marie HJun, 15, 2022
La visite détendue de la vieille ville était exactement ce que nous voulions. Un beau véhicule est venu nous chercher à notre quai de croisière, puis nous sommes ... more
La visite détendue de la vieille ville était exactement ce que nous voulions. Un beau véhicule est venu nous chercher à notre quai de croisière, puis nous sommes d'abord montés à la casbah, puis nous sommes descendus lentement en visitant tous les monuments et lieux intéressants jusqu'à ce que nous ayons terminé au port. Le guide parlait un français parfait, et il était compétent et divertissant. C'était parfait!
Daniela CeresettiMay, 25, 2022
Quando siamo arrivati all'aeroporto, siamo stati accolti dalla guida turistica con in mano un cartello con il mio nome. Abbiamo iniziato subito con l'escursione ... more
Quando siamo arrivati all'aeroporto, siamo stati accolti dalla guida turistica con in mano un cartello con il mio nome. Abbiamo iniziato subito con l'escursione costiera. Sono state prima le grotte di Ercole, il giro in cammello, poi il punto d'incontro e il faro. Io e le ragazze abbiamo apprezzato così tanto l'escursione, specialmente il cammello sulla spiaggia; ci siamo divertiti così tanto. Poi siamo andati nel centro storico, non abbiamo visto tutto, la maggior parte di noi non era interessata ai musei; eravamo più interessati a camminare nei vicoli e ad avere alcune conversazioni culturali con la guida, e anche a cercare souvenir. Abbiamo fatto una pausa per il tè, poi siamo stati lasciati nel nostro hotel nelle vicinanze. Consiglio vivamente questo tour e anche lattif tours.
Leonie GzMar, 09, 2022
Wir hatten so viel Spaß während der Tour. Es sagt 4 Stunden, aber unser Fahrer und Guide blieben geduldig mehr als 5 Stunden bei uns, da wir zusätzliche Zeit für das ... more
Wir hatten so viel Spaß während der Tour. Es sagt 4 Stunden, aber unser Fahrer und Guide blieben geduldig mehr als 5 Stunden bei uns, da wir zusätzliche Zeit für das Mittagessen und den Kauf von Souvenirs brauchten. Danke, Abdul, und die Anleitung.