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Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

1. Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

Your private, half-day excursion through bustling Marrakech begins after meeting your guide in front of the Café de France, an iconic landmark on Marrakech’s main square. Over the course of the day, you’ll discover the majesty and vibrancy of Marrakech’s medina, beginning with a jaunt across the Jemaa el-Fnaa square to the Koutobia Mosque. Gaze at the mosque’s massive minaret, the largest in Marrakech, as your expert guide informs you of the stunning building’s history. Onwards, you’ll head towards the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. Marvel at the ornate carvings in a Hispano-Moorish style that frame the crypts of the 16-century royal family. Afterwards, head to the equally ornate Bahia Palace, a 19th-century royal dwelling intended to be the most splendid palace of its time. Gaze at the elaborately-painted ceilings, beautifully-manicured gardens replete with fruit trees, and elaborate stucco patterns adorning almost every surface of the building. To cap the tour off, you’ll wander through the buzzing souks, with their wide array of local artisans and craftspeople, your guide showing you insider tips about the best stalls. The tour ends back at the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where hundreds of locals meet every day to enjoy the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, and performers of each and every sort.

Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

2. Marrakech: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

Spend a full day visiting the most iconic attractions in Marrakech. Following a pickup from your accommodation, explore one of Morocco's largest and most beautiful mosques — Koutoubia.  Continue the tour to the Bahia Palace and admire its beautiful gardens filled with fruit trees and sweet-smelling flowers. Then, head over to the peaceful enclosure in the Kasbah to see the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Next, get ready to see Morocco's most famous souks and experience the daily hustle and bustle of the city before visiting Djeemaa El Fna, Marrakech's bustling market place filled with merchants from the Souk region. After soaking up the colorful atmosphere of the market, there'll be free time for you to buy lunch.  After your lunch break, visit the Majorelle Gardens, designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. Enjoy this haven of peace in the city of Marrakech and explore the magnificent tropical garden with its fountains, pools, bamboo forests, cacti, and much more. Then make your way to the Menara Gardens, the famous summer residence of Sultan Abderrahmane, and gaze in awe at the beautiful orchards and olive groves. Before returning to your hotel, enjoy a tour of the historical city walls of Marrakech.

Marrakech: 3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour

3. Marrakech: 3-Hour Palace and Monuments Tour

Meet your guide in front of the famous restaurant, Cafe de France, in the main square. Your tour begins with a visit to Bahia Palace, the crown jewel of Marrakech and a monument of breathtaking magnificence. Learn about the palace's construction and the skilled artisans who continuously worked to complete the edifice. From the palace, take a stroll to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 11th-century, and gaze at the mosque's imposing minaret. Hear about how the iconic landmark was the inspiration for religious buildings found all over the world. Afterward, head out to the Saadian Tombs, located just outside Marrakech. Discover what important family and notable officials rest here and hear about the restoration of the tombs.   Before concluding your tour, take a walk through the vibrant souks. Take in the aroma of the spice section, and be impressed by the intricate designs of the jewelry, leather, lanterns and other products of the souk. Finnish by Jemaa el-Fna Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to witness acrobats, storytellers, musicians, and snake charmers.

Marrakech 3-Hour Tour with an Expert Guide

4. Marrakech 3-Hour Tour with an Expert Guide

Admire stunning palaces and centuries-old monuments on a 3-hour guided tour of Marrakech. Your itinerary will include what you would like to see and recommendations from your guide. Discover the fragrant gardens of the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and its 70-meter-high minaret and the recently discovered Saadian tombs. On a visit to the Bahia Palace you’ll be able to enjoy a walk through the beautiful gardens, filled with fruit trees and fragrant flowers. Built in the 19th century, the palace was designed to be the largest of its time. Continue to the Saadian tombs, and admire the cedar wood domes and marble columns. Your last stop on this guided tour will be the Tiskiwin Museum, housed in a riad, and featuring collections of Moroccan art, jewelry, baskets and carpets.

Marrakech: Historical Discovery Tour

5. Marrakech: Historical Discovery Tour

Spend the morning discovering the lively and labyrinthine city of Marrakech and learn about its most fascinating sights and historical events. Start your half day tour either in the morning or afternoon to discover the charming red city Marrakech. A professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation with a new, comfortable and air-conditioned car. Explore the most beautiful and historical places in Marrakech with a local and professional guide who will be pleased to let you know more about Marrakech, its famous monuments and marvellous gardens, as well as its history and traditions. Visit a local market and enjoy the colorful part of this magical city. Before you return to your hotel, visit a local herbalist for a presentation of spices and plants used in traditional Moroccan medicine.

Marrakech: Half-Day Medina Markets Tour

6. Marrakech: Half-Day Medina Markets Tour

Follow your guide to discover the markets in Marrakech's Medina where Arab and Berber cultures explode with color, noise and originality. Smell spices, taste olives, touch leather goods and buy local handicrafts. Visit the open-air Jemaa el-Fna square with its juice stalls, snake charmers, story tellers, jugglers, local musicians and dancers. Admire palaces and monuments while learning about the sublime architecture and enchanting history of Marrakech. Visit the Saadian tombs, Bahia palace and the stunning Koutoubia Mosque.

Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

7. Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

Explore the Imperial Cities souks, and monuments. See the impressive Hassan II Mosque, Old city of Rabat, Roman ruins at Volubolis, the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls and more on a 7 day tour. Head off to the Djemaa el-Fna, the centre square of the medina. Take a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Stroll through Majorelle Gardens and the peaceful site of the Menara Garden. Head to the coastal city of Casablanca. Walk around the Habous district with its small squares and maze-like narrow streets. Explore the colourful Habous Quarter, the Mehkma (Tribunal), the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque. Journey to the capital Rabat and visit the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. Drive to the Berber town of Meknes, before taking a short drive to the mediaeval city of Fez. Begin your guided tour of the Fes medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. Visit foundouk Najjarine which houses the ‘Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. See the Qaraouiyine mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the Medina. Depart with a drive back to Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls, leading up to the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you can walk down along the cascades. Enjoy free strolling and shopping time in the old medina on your final day before departure at the airport.

Marrakech: Guided Walking Tour with Hotel Drop-off & Pick Up

8. Marrakech: Guided Walking Tour with Hotel Drop-off & Pick Up

9.30 am After breakfast, start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco” on a full-day guided tour with a local guide and driver. In order to, Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and Art, of this Wonderful walled pink city. During, Marrakech Guided Tour, Be sure that you will see the best Marrakech attractions. Including Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia with its great square tower and shining copper globes, The Ben Youssef Madrasa one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa with its outstanding achievement of the Moorish architecture, the Saadian tombs, the alleys of the Medina, and visit the most interesting handicrafts quarters. For example, the leather auction, tinsmiths, coppersmith and see an enchanting show of arts and crafts in the souks. Before, we relive the old atmosphere at the Bahia Palace. (Break for lunch) After lunch, stroll through the souks. So as to, see hundreds of handicrafts, mosques, traditional bakeries, old lodging houses. Moreover, fountains carved of wood. Enjoy free time to wander at Jemma el-Fna square the traditional meeting place for musicians, storytellers, snake charmers, and entertainers with performing monkeys make it a very lively hub of activity. Finally, around 16.00 pm back to your hotel/riad in Marrakech

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based on 94 reviews

What an amazing experience and our tour guide, Jadil….I think that was his name, sorry…was so incredible. He gave so much of himself to guide us around the city of Medina. He was kind, informative, looked after our safety, laughed, and laughed again. A true gentleman and professional. We got great history lessons, great cultural lessons and therefore we learned so much from him. Never to be forgotten!!!!

Mohammad is a great guide. Very nice, very available and very professional. Just the Essential (we don't have a full head of it) and it answers all your questions.

Great tour and very informative! Showed all highlights and faces some additional tips for the rest of the stay. Definitely recommend!

Mohammed was attentive and very educational, lots of interesting and cultivating information, a big thank you.

Super prepared and helpful guide. The tour was done in both English and French and he was super!