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Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

1. Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

See the most important sights of Casablanca on a sightseeing and walking tour. Named "White House" by a group of Spanish and Portuguese sailors who marveled at the white houses facing the ocean in the Anfa district, today Casablanca ("Dar El Beida" in Arabic) is a bustling city of boulevards and modern infrastructure. Walk around the Habous district, where the small squares and narrow arcade streets provide a fine example of contemporary city planning mixed with the maze-like streets of the traditional medina. Continue towards United Nations Place and the majestic Mohammed V Square. Then, go to the lively Central Market and the surrounding Royal Palace. Explore the colorful Habous Quarter and the Mehkma (Tribunal). Visit the Notre Dame de Lourdes cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque to experience 2 religious epicenters of the city. End with a pleasant stroll through the residential area of Anfa and shop in the newly built Morocco Mall on the seafront. 

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Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

2. Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

Discover one of the top destinations in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa and the third-largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest at 688 feet. Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.  Equipped with a 18-mile laser directed toward Mecca, the stately mosque was created in response to the Royal will to provide the Casablanca metropolis with a great spiritual monument so as to increase the presence of faith, piety, and tolerance within the urban financial center of Morocco. Located partly on the sea over nine hectares, the Hassan II Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world, a true masterpiece of Arab-Muslim architecture. Wander through the massive building accompanied by an expert, local guide, picking up insights along the way into the mosque's historical and religious significance. 

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Casablanca: 4-Hour City Discovery Tour with a Local

3. Casablanca: 4-Hour City Discovery Tour with a Local

Your Casablanca walking tour begins at Hassan the II mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest in the world. Admire the mosque's imposing minaret, which stands at 210 meters tall, then head to the famous Rick’s Cafe, a stylish reproduction of the bar from the iconic Casablanca movie. Next, follow your guide through the picturesque alleyways of the city to reach the Medina, where you can browse the stores alongside locals going about their daily shopping. From here, visit the nearby palace of Mahkama du Pacha, a grand Moorish-style building featuring mosaics, marble columns, and carved cedar ceilings. Make your way over to the Habous quarter, also known as the New Medina, and shop for authentic Moroccan goods and souvenirs such as clothing, leather, jewelry, and food. Make a stop at a local bakery next where locals take their homemade breads and pastries to be baked. Enjoy a tasting of some freshly baked bread, then visit one of the oldest pastry houses in Casablanca, tucked in a laneway off the Souq Habous. Sample some traditional Maghribi pastries before washing it down with a coffee or mint tea at a nearby cafe.

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Casablanca: City Tour

4. Casablanca: City Tour

Begin your half-day tour with pickup from central Casablanca hotels at 8:30 AM. Meet your multilingual chauffeur, and sit back and relax in your private air-conditioned car or minivan, depending on your group size. Pass by the Old Medina of Casablanca and United Nations Square on your way to Hassan II Mosque. Spend 1 hour discovering the mosque before heading to Rick's Café, a legendary place thanks to two cinematic icons: Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. From there, make your way to the Corniche and spend 15 minutes exploring the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods, the grand avenues, and the architecture that blends modern and Moorish styles. Pass by Ain Diab and see the main public beach for Casablanca's 6.5 million population. Next, stop at the Square of Mohammed V, the pigeon-filled heart of the city, before visiting the Notre Dame de Lourdes, an amazing cathedral with stained glass walls around the church. Look out for the grotto which has a statue of Mary with flowers and candles. After admiring the cathedral, head to Habbous Square near the Royal Palace of Casablanca to discover this district in the city's old quarter, which was built during the French colonial period. Finally, stop at Boulevard Mohammed V to mingle with the local Moroccan crowds.

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Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca

5. Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca

Get to know the cultural, historical and economic center of Morocco on this Casablanca sightseeing tour. This 4-hour morning or afternoon will help you to see the most important sights of Casablanca, a name given due to the white houses facing the ocean at the Anfa district by the Spanish and Portuguese sailors who stopped there before the city was built. Today it is a modern city with boulevards and modern infrastructure. Stroll along Habbous district with its small squares and narrow arcade streets, a fine example of successful adaptation of modern town planning in style of a traditional Medina. You will be seeing the United Nations Place, Mohammed V Square, the Central Market, the Royal Palace surrounding, the Habbous Quarter, the Mehkama (Tribunal), the Cathedral Notre Dame de Lourdes, the residential area of Anfa, visit to the famous Hassan II Mosque and the new built Morocco Mall alongside the corniche (seaside).

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Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

6. Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

If you have between four and six hours’ layover in Casablanca and want to get to know this vibrant city, then this private tour with an airport transfer is for you. Your multilingual chauffeur will pick you up at Casablanca Mohamed V airport in an air-conditioned car for a half-day tour around the highlights of the city.   Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a 45-minute guided tour of the largest mosque in Africa. Then, visit the Ain Diab Corniche, one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Explore its scenic promenade bordering the seafront of the city dotted with stylish resorts and hotels. Drive through the Anfa and Maarif districts to admire their elegant modern architecture. Then, head in the direction of Hubous, a neighborhood built during the French colonial period.   Finally, visit the Central Market, that attracts all visitors to Casablanca. Always crowded, this is the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and observe true Moroccan lifestyles.   At the end of your tour, your driver will bring you back to the airport with plenty of time to catch your connecting flight.

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From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

7. From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from hotel in Casablanca by your chauffeur/guide. Ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Rick’s Cafe, a replica of the set from the film Casablanca. Enter the world of Rick of IIsa come to life. Head to the waterfront for a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque. Appreciate the interior and exterior of the largest mosque in Morocco. Marvel at the soaring minarets which anchor the city skyline. Drive along Casablanca’s Corniche. See the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods as well as the grand avenues lined with a mix of modern and Moorish styles. Stop at L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur, a Catholic landmark in the heart of Casablanca. Cruise past the Royal Place in the Hubbous quarter. Leave the city for a trip to Rabat at 12:30 pm, a roughly 45-minute drive from Casablanca. Discover the sights of Rabat including the Royal Palace, the Marinid necropolis at Chellah (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Hassan Tower, and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. Pause along the banks of the massive Bouregrag river. Step into a maze of whitewashed houses in the Kasbah of the Udayas. Return to your hotel in Casablanca around 5:30 pm.

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From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

8. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

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, 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 - Meknes - 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, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is 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 the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll make a short stop in Ifrane to enjoy a walk 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 to 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 break, 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.

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From Casablanca: 10-Day Morocco Tour

9. From Casablanca: 10-Day Morocco Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca “Arrival Morocco” Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be meet by your driver. Depending on arrival time, you will visit the city of Casablanca, "the white city" and begin with an orientation tour through its broad avenues, stroll through the narrow streets of the medina, the United Nations Square, the Place Mohammed V, the central market district Endowments, the residential district of Anfa, Boulevard of the Corniche along pools and restaurants and the Hassan II Mosque. As it is the second largest mosque in the world and indeed a beautiful work of art, it is one of the rare mosques opened to non-Muslims. Overnight in stay in a hotel/ raid. Day 2:  Casablanca / Rabat  /Chefchaouen In the morning after breakfast, leave for Rabat, the capital of the kingdom to visit the fortified Oudaya Kasbah, Hassan Tower where 4 facades are decorated differently from each other, the old mosque and the Mohamed 5 Mausoleum next to the tower. Depart towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco in the Rif Mountains. En route, you will have a few stops in the way and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif Mountains. In the evening, have a typical Moroccan food for dinner. Overnight in stay in a hotel/ raid. Day 3 :  Chefchaouen / Volubilis / Meknes / Fez After breakfast, you will have half a day to explore the blue medina of Chefchaouen and see the souks with a silk and wool weaving quarter and the main square with its cafes. Depart towards Fez and have stops on the way to visit Volubilis, the Roman Ruins, Moulay Idriss, the holy city of Morocco and Meknes, one of the imperial cities. Arrive in Fez, to the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. Check into your hotel for the night. Day 4 : Fez “ Full Day  Tour” After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll start exploring the cultural capital of Morocco. The day will start with an oriental tour in a car. The tour will include Borj North and South to see panoramic view of the whole medina of Fes, the Royal Palace, the famed Jewish quarter of the medina, ceramic factory and Bab Boujloud. You will start the guided walking tour through the narrow streets of the medina, one of the largest cities in the world. You will also visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque, the Nejjarine Fountain, Medersas founded in the 13th century, Batha Palace now a museum of arts and traditions, Chouwara Tanneries and Souk Attarine. Overnight in stay in a hotel/ raid. Day 5 : Fez / Ifran /Medilt  /Merzouga After an early breakfast, departure for the south of Morocco. Stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco and take some photos. Then, head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the Cedar Forest. Continuing to Midelt berber village, half way there have lunch in a restaurant. Continue traveling passing through Tizi n'Talghamt and Errachidia. Stop for the views of Ziz gorges and Ziz Oasis. The drive continues to Merzouga passing by Aoufous, Erfoud (famous for fossils), Rissani (famous for dates). In the afternoon, reach Merzouga. After mint tea, the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the Erg-Chebbi, where you will enjoy the beauty of a sunset on camel. After an hour, you will reach a desert camp where local people will play for you Saharan drums as you gaze at the stars. Stay overnight in a tent. Day  6 : Merzouga/ Gorges Todra / Ouarzazate Wake up early to see the sunrise on the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Afterwards shower and have breakfast. You will take a camel back and depart towards Ouarzazate, traveling through the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant colors under the shelter of the blue desert sky. You'll travel through the Ziz Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir. You'll stop for a lunch at a local restaurant in the village after a walk in Todra Gorge. Continue towards Ouarzazate through the Dades Valley, Rose Valley and then stay overnight in a hotel. Day 7 : Ouarzazate / Kasbah ait ben haddou / Marrakech After breakfast, visit Ouarzazate including the Kasbah of Taourirt and Atlas Studios movie studios. Then, visit the famous Kasbah, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and which was the scene of films like "The Gladiator," "Babel," and "Lawrence of Arabia." After a lunch break, continue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 meters above sea level. You will have a few quick stops to take pictures of the High Atlas Mountains. Check into a hotel.  Day 8 : Marrakech “Guided Tour” In the morning, you will start a private walking tour to explore the main attractions and monuments of Marrakech, the "Red City." Begin with the historical and cultural sites in the medina of Marrakech including Coranique Schools, Berber arts and artisans, museums and colorful souks. After lunch, you will do the second part of the tour with a car to visit the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens and the Bahia Palace. Overnight stay in your hotel. Day 9 : Marrakech / Casablanca In the morning, you will have agree day to explore Marrakech more or to do some activities like the hammam and spa or cooking course or an option to do a day trip around Marrakech to the mountains or the sea. See Casablanca in the afternoon. ,Overnight in your Hotel . Day 10:  Casablanca / Airport Transfer to the airport depending on your departure time.              

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Casablanca: 5-Hour Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local

10. Casablanca: 5-Hour Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local

Start your Casablanca tour with a lesson in Islam and a visit to the largest mosque in Morocco — and the 3rd largest in the world. With its minaret towering up to 210 m, the Hassan II Mosque blends Islamic architecture with Moroccan elements, Moorish influences, and urban design. Next, it’s time to learn about Casablanca’s Jewish heritage with a trip to the mellah (Jewish quarter) of the old medina. It is here that the city’s Jewish past has been best preserved, and is also where it continues to live today. Then, work your way over to a gorgeous museum inside a home, where a private collection of Moroccan artwork awaits. As you peruse the artworks, also enjoy a refreshing Moroccan mint tea. From there, travel by private transport to the imposing Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, a European-inspired church that towers over its neighbouring buildings. Finally, another private taxi transfer will take you to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, which features collections and exhibits covering 2,000 years of Jewish history in Morocco. After exploring the museum, your guide will escort you back to your hotel (or some other centrally located drop off point) via private transfer.

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What people are saying about Hassan II Mosque

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 121 reviews

This tour -- and our guide Bennis Hicham -- was exactly what we wanted: tour inside the Hassan II Mosque (one of few permitting non-Muslim vistors) and visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism (only one in Arab World). Bennis was extremely knowledgeable and added numerous "extras" consistent with our interests. If interested in the intersection of the three great Abrahamic religions, don't miss the tour! We would recommend him wholeheartedly.

We where treated very well, Abdel, the guide, was amazing - kind, helpful, telling all about the places we visiting ! It was a great day !

Very excellent trip with competent and attentive guides listening to all our concerns. I warmly recommend guide Kalidh and driver Adnan

It is great to see corners with a local that you would otherwise not be able to see.

Excellent service. Great driver and guide. I highly recommend