Tangier Tour Guide: Private Medina Walking Tour

Tangier Tour Guide: Private Medina Walking Tour

Discover the true soul of Tangier on this private walking tour. With your Tangier private guide, the 3-5 hours are going to be unforgettable. In addition, the tour is perfectly planned for tourists on a short stay in Tangier or visiting the city during a cruise trip. So, plunge with your local guide into the charming history and the lively culture of the Medina (the old town) and the Kasbah (the fortress). 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.

You can take this private walking tour of Tangier as part of a day trip to Tangier from Spain or during your cruise ship stop in Tangier. In these cases, our guide will meet you when you arrive at Tanger Ville Port. Please note that the port is one of several meeting points specified for this tour.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Medina of Tangier, Tangier Morocco

Once in the Medina, you’ll be immediately immersed in the historical heritage and the cultural prosperity of old Tangier Medina. In other words, on this Tangier walking tour, you are going to be like you have time-traveled back to medieval times.
The walking tour of Tangier Medina will let you have direct contact with the friendly locals; and by strolling down the Medina’s labyrinthine alleyways, your Tangier tour guide will take you through the most important places to visit in Tangier such as the Grand Socco, the Petit Socco, and the Kasbah. In addition, 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, and the American Legation which you would not want to miss while visiting Tangier.
In the end, you will be left with some free time to scout for souvenirs, upon request, or simply to sip on a mint tea in a traditional café and learn about mint tea rituals.

Stop At: Place du Grand 9 Avril 1947, Tangier 90000 Morocco

During this old Tangier walking tour, you’ll make a stop at this historical square. The place is a must see in Tangier, commonly known as Grand Socco, and it divides Tangier Medina from the Ville Nouvelle area of Tangier. As the word Socco/Zoco may suggest, the square used to be a market. Hectically, it hosted Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany when he was visiting Tangier on 3 March 1905. Consequently, the stopover worsened tension between the Germans and the French. Also, among other events, it ultimately led to World War I. Furthermore, the plaza is also the location where King Mohamed V delivered his independence speech and the symbol of his arrival to the city on April 9, 1947 when Tangier was under international control.

Nearby places to see in Tangier: St Andrews Church of Tangier

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Petit Socco, Tangier Morocco

During your private walking tour of tangier, you’ll make a stop at this interesting square. The little plaza is locally known as Souk Dakhel or Petit Socco, and was once home to many notable writers and affluent people in the city like Paul Bowles, Jean Genet, Tennessee Williams, and Mohamed Choukri. Today, it is among the top things to see in Tangier, the facades of its Hispano-Moorish buildings are freshly painted, tourists abound, and if you don’t know where to go in Tangier, just pick a chair in Petit Socco and people-watch over a mint tea.

Nearby places to visit in Tangier: Moise Nahone Synagogue

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tangier Casbah, Place de la Kasbah, Tangier 90030 Morocco

Continuing with your Tangier private walking tour, you will mostly approach the Kasbah (the fortress) through either of the two gates, Bab Haha or Bab El-Assa. Then, you’ll find yourself in Place du Mechouar (often referred to as Place de la Kasbah). The Kasbah was a place for the local leader to live and a defense when the city was under attack. Thus, the Kasbah has high walls and it was built overseeing the bay, on a hilltop, so that it could be more easily defended. Hence, the Kasbah is among the most beautiful places in Tangier and should be part of any day tour of Tangier.

Tangier places to visit near Kasbah: The Terrace of Bab Bhar

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Musee de la Kasbah, Place de la Kasbah, Tangier 90030, Morocco

The Kasbah Museum or the Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures has been housed since 1922 by the Kasbah Palace known as "Dar-Al-Makhzen" or the Sultan's Palace in Tangier. The building occupies the eastern part of the Kasbah of Tangier. The site has undergone before the successive constructions of the residence of the Portuguese governors "Dorons Praefecti" between 1471 and 1661, then a larger "Upper Castle" which was the residence of the English governors from 1662 to 1684.

Any Tangier day tour itinerary should contain the Kasbah museum visit, exploring the museum's artifact collection is among the top things to do in Tangier.
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OPEN ALL WEEK [EXCEPT TUESDAYS] FROM 10:00 TO 18:00.
ADMISSION PRICES: 20 DIRHAMS FOR ADULTS - 10 DIRHAMS FOR CHILDREN - 5 MAD FOR CHILDREN LESS THAN 12 YEARS.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Gran Mezquita de Tanger, Tangier Morocco

The Great Mosque is also part of your Tangier walking tour. It was rebuilt in the nineteenth century and now occupies the former heart of the Medina of Tangier. This location of Tangier Medina, was once home to several notable religious structures from diverse civilizations. With your private Tangier tour guide, you'll discover how it transitioned its status multiple times across various places of worship.
Make sure not to miss the intricate ornamental gate of the Grand Mosque when visiting Tangier. As you capture memorable photos, your tour guide will provide insights into various architectural elements of this significant monument in Tangier.

List of things to see in Tangier - Walking tour of Tangier: The Grand Mosque

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tangier American Legation Museum, __8 Rue d'Amerique, Tangier 90000 Morocco

The schedule for the private walking tour of Tangier includes a notable American monument situated on Moroccan land. It's worth noting that Morocco holds the distinction of being the first country to officially recognize the newly formed United States back in 1777. Subsequently, the Sultan of Morocco generously provided a location for one of the early US embassies.
This five-story mansion has been transformed into a museum showcasing the rich history and enduring connection between the United States and Morocco through a collection of artifacts. The structure stands as a splendid example of Moroccan-influenced architecture, making it one of the most beautiful places in Tangier.
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Opens: Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closes: Sundays and Moroccan holidays. The fee is 50 Dirhams/person. The guided tour is 100 Dirhams/person.
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Things to do in Tangier - Day trip to Tangier: The American Legation

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: St. Andrew's Church, Rue d'Angleterre, Tanger, Morocco

[Optional] Perched on the outskirts of the medina, adjacent to the vibrant Grand Socco, stands an impressive Anglican Church, embodying a beautiful testament to the coexistence of Christianity and Islam.
Keep in mind that this church was constructed by a Muslim emperor who presented it as a gift to the British monarch. It's a unique church, and you'll be amazed by its architecture.
Enhance your walking tour of Tangier by strolling through the serene gardens, serving as the peaceful resting ground for numerous members of the church's international community, before stepping inside the church itself.

Tangier private walking tour - Tangier day tour: St. Andrew's Anglican Church

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Moshe Nahon Synagogue, Rue Cheikh al Harrak, Tangier Morocco

[Optional] Accompanied by your Tangier tour guide, you will be led through the enchanting alleys of the Tangier Medina to discover a concealed treasure nestled in the Jewish quarter. Dating back to 1876, the Moshe Nahon Synagogue was built by Moïse Jacob Nahon, a distinguished scholar and educator hailing from a significant Jewish lineage in Tangier.

In the realm of places to visit in Tangier, the Moshe Nahon Synagogue stands as a testament to history and heritage. No longer serving as a place of worship, this historical site transformed after a period of neglect. Today, it has evolved into a museum that eloquently preserves and displays artifacts, offering a poignant glimpse into the rich historical tapestry of the Jewish community's heritage in Tangier.

What to see in Tangier in one day - Tangier sightseeing: Moshi Nahon Synagogue

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide."
"A moderate amount of walking is involved."
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 3 To 5 Hours
Start location: 1: Grand Socco, Pl. du 9 Avril 1947, Tanger, Morocco
2: Port de Tanger Ville, Blvd. Mohamed VI, Tanger 90000, Morocco
3: Grand Hôtel Villa de France, Rue d'Angleterre, Tanger, Morocco
4: El Minzah Hotel, 85 Rue de la Liberté, Tanger 90000, Morocco
5: Hôtel Continental, 36 Rue Dar Baroud, Tanger 90000, Morocco
6: Place du Tabor, Tangier, Morocco
7: Palais Zahia Hotel & Spa, 76 Rue de la Marine, Tangier, Morocco

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Private walking tour of Tangier (exclusive to your group)
  • Private Medina-native Professional Guide
  • [For an extra] FRS round-trip ferry tickets from Tarifa could be arranged (visit latiftours·com)
  • 100% Customizable
  • Our guide will be meeting you within the closest area of the Medina of Tangier or inside the Medina

Not Included

  • Food and drinks (we can arrange an authentic Moroccan lunch for you - visit latiftours·com)

Facilities


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