Welcome to Tangier
Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has for centuries been Europes's gateway to Africa. Its blend of cultures and influences is unique in Morocco – for much of its history it wasn't even governed by Morocco.Tangier has always carried a slightly seedy allure, in part due to its time as a semi-independent international zone that attracted eccentric foreigners, artists and spies. Officially sanctioned neglect... Read More
Top experiences in Tangier
Tangier, Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol
Your Morocco day trip to Tangier begins with a scenic drive from Costa del Sol to Algecias or Tarifa, in the southern tip of Spain. From there, board a high-speed ferry to travel to Morocco across the Strait of Gibraltar (45 to 60 minutes), where your journey to the exotic Moroccan city of Tangier will continue on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Start your tour of Tangier with a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city center and continue by foot to the little souk, the medina (old quarter) and the kasbah (old fortress). Admire Morocco's rich architecture, wander around the spice markets, visit one of the local bakeries to try some tasty bread (own expense) or stop to see the snake charmer. Next, go shopping at a typical bazaar and see many types of carpets and handicrafts. Have a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant, and feast on food like couscous, tagine and other local delicacies. During lunch, be entertained with a performance by a Berber dancer. Continue with a short stop at Cape Spartel, where you can see the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean mix together. Then, sample traditional mint tea and learn about the mint tea rituals at a local shop. Next, visit the Cave of Hercules and stop by the white sand dunes that border the Atlantic. If you wish, you may ride a camel here (own expense)! Alternatively, enjoy free time to explore the beautiful area. On your way back to the ferry, admire views of the Moroccan landscape. After your cross the strait, relax on the comfortable coach ride from the Spain port back to Costa del Sol. Please note: The itinerary and schedule of this trip are subject to change from December to April due to ferry's timetables and the Ramadan holiday.
Morocco Day Trip from Malaga to Tangier
Your day trip to Tangier begins with a scenic drive from Malaga to the southern tip of Spain. Then board a high-speed ferry to travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco (45 to 60 minutes), where your journey will continue to the exciting Moroccan city of Tangier on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.Your tour of Tangier starts with a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, followed by a walking tour of the little souk, the medina (old quarter) and the kasbah (old fortress). Discover Morocco’s rich architecture, browse the spice markets, stop to see the snake charmer and visit one of the local bakeries to try some tasty bread (own expense).Then enjoy shopping at a typical bazaar, where you’ll see many types of carpets and handicrafts. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and feast on traditional Moroccan food like couscous, tagine and other local delicacies. Be entertained with a performance by a Berber dancer. After lunch, make a short stop at Cape Spartel, where you can see the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mix together, and then enjoy a sample of traditional mint tea and learn about the mint tea rituals. Next, stop by the white sand dunes that border the Atlantic. Here you have the option to ride a camel (own expense)! Alternatively, enjoy free time to explore the beautiful area.On your way back to the ferry, take in views of the Moroccan landscape, and then relax on the comfortable coach ride from the Spain port back to Malaga.Please note: The itinerary and schedule of this trip are subject to change from December to April due to ferry's timetables and the Ramadan holiday.
4 Hours Tangier Short Break Cruises Tour
We have daily departure from Tangier's cruise terminal, first one at 09:00 AM and the last one at 02:00 PM. You will be picked up from the cruise terminal of Tangier and taken in an air-conditioned minibus for a small group sightseeing tour of Tangier. One of the best official guides of the city will accompany you on this tour. first part of your Tangier's tour will be by minivan, you will explore the surrounding countryside and stop to visit the Caves of Hercules on the Atlantic, associated with the Greek hero Hercules. This striking cave resembles the map of Africa. According to Geek legend, Hercules rested here after digging the Strait of Gibraltar. This vantage point offers an exceptional view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean.Visit the Hercules Grotto, associated with the Greek hero Hercules. This striking cave resembles the map of Africa. According to Geek legend, Hercules rested here after digging the Strait of Gibraltar. This vantage point offers an exceptional view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. You will have time for camel ride and a drink stop before heading for the Kasbah , the 17th century fortified residential quarter of Tangier. It is a place of arcades, winding alleys and hidden terraces and its fortifications are remarkably well-preserved. You will get plenty of photo opportunities here. After the kasbh you will visit the the fruit and vegetable market and Tangier's Medina (Old town). you will visit the old Medina with its craftsmanship shops and a magnificent mosaic-studded minaret overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Boasting a rich Spanish heritage, the Grand Socco is a square in the heart of Tangier. Pass by the Mendoubia Park, towards the north of the Grand Socco. A little further is the famous Petit Socco with its multitude of small hotels which previously accommodated famous artists and writers such us Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, Paul Bowles. If you took the 09:00 AM departure your tour ends at 01:00 PM with a drop-off at Tangier's cruise terminal, and if you choose the 02:00 PM departure your tour ends around 06:00 PM.
12-Day Morocco and South of Spain Tour from Madrid
The southern Spanish region of Al-Andalus – or Andalucia, as it’s now known – was once ruled by the Moors and Berbers of Morocco, who created an Arabic kingdom and culture that is still prevalent today. Visit Andalucia’s old Moorish cities such as Seville, Cordoba, Ronda and Granada as well as the Costa del Sol region, and then compare their sights with Moroccan cities like Fez, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier and more! Enjoy a combination of tours and free time to see the historical cities at your own pace. Your hotels are centrally located for maximum convenience.
Tangier Shore Excursion: City Tour of Tangier
A drive along the beautiful Atlantic coast of Tangier for a camel ride. Then back to the most exiting part of the tour: the Kasbah and Medina for the cultural visit; the walking tour start with the visit of the colourful Markets (Fish, meat and vegetable market ...). The cultural visit includes the mendoubia garden, the famous Kasbah which is located at the highest point of the Medina. The former Sultan’s Palace (Dar el-Makhzen – built back 1684 by the King Moulay Ismail ). The visit to the kasbah museum of Antiquities and Moroccan Art (which is within the walls of the old palace -Closed on Tuesdays). We stroll down through the narrow streets of the medina to the Jewish section, visit of the old Jewish Synagogue and the Jewish Cemetery. End the visit with the American legation; the first American property outside America where they display now the work of American writers whom lived in Tangier as Paul Bowles, William Burroughs, Tenessee Williams and many others. A fresh mint tea at the Petit Socco which was the gathering point of the above mentioned writers and artist.
Full-Day Tour: Tangier from Seville
Depart Seville for Tarifa early in the morning, arriving around 11 am. Hop the ferry at the port to the African continent, less than 9 miles (13km) from Tarifa. View the Bay of Tangier and the Straits of Gibraltar to one side. To the other side, a motley city that looks to the future, enclosed in the white walls of the Medina. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to Tangier. Follow your local guide through the narrow streets of medina, learning about the sights along the way. Tangier is now populated by more than one million inhabitants and living day to day with this dichotomy. And yes, it is true that there are many modern buildings, the Tangier Med port project and the deafening traffic, intellectuals of past years hardly find the environment that brought them here, some places would not be alien to Matisse and Bowles, and visitors can enjoy both in the medina in front of its magnificent bay, all the delights offered by the city.This several hour walking tour will bring you to some of the most picturesque places in the city. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch as you watch the world swirl around you. Visit the Dar el Makhzen palace and see other historic and culturally significant sites. At the end of your tour, return to the port of Tangier and say farewell to your guide. Hop the ferry back to Tarifa and transfer to Seville, arriving there around 10:30 pm.