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Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

1. 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. 

Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

2. Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

Travel from Casablanca on a full-day trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The city tour begins at Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, with a stop to admire the exterior. The palace houses the prime minister’s office, the Imperial College, the Ahl Fas mosque, a small racetrack and the barracks of the Black Guard. See the Mohamed V University and walk past the Hassan Tower. Visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum and marvel at the tiles decorating the walls of the burial chamber. Continue on to the Kasbah. Walk along the Rue des Consuls, the architecturally most interesting street. Browse the shops lining Souika Street, the busiest shopping street in Rabat’s medina.

Casablanca Discovery Tour with a Local

3. Casablanca 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.

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.

From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

5. From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore the imperial city of Marrakech on a full-day tour from Casablanca, available as a group or private tour option. Transfer from Casablanca and travel by air-conditioned vehicle, with an estimated arrival in Marrakech at 9:30 AM. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the city's historic landmarks, starting with an exterior view of the Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its minaret towers and golden domes (the mosque is closed to non-Muslims, but you can still explore the impressive grounds). Continue to Menara Gardens and admire the pyramid-shaped pavilion, set against a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Learn the history of this 12th-century site, before going to the Saadian Tombs of the 15th century era of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Next, admire the setting and gardens of Bahia Palace, designed to capture the essence of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Break for lunch, before strolling the narrow, medieval streets of the medina. Make your way past dozens of tiny shops and artisan’s workshops to the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square. Soak up the open-air theater atmosphere and non-stop entertainment from storytellers, singers, acrobats, snake charmers, monkey tamers and more. Learn the history of the square and how it was once the site of public executions Take a scenic and relaxing drive back to Casablanca for the end of the tour services.

Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

6. 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. 

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.

Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca

8. 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).

Casablanca: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train

9. Casablanca: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Casablanca, at which point you will be taken to the train station to board your high-speed train to Tangier. Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver in Tangier will be waiting for you outside the train station, with a placard stating your full name. From here, you will begin touring around Tangier and its surroundings, including the Spartel Cape and the Hercules Caves. From this point you will receive exceptional views of both the strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. You will then visit the Kasbah district next to the port, and the old Medina, complete with its craftsmanship shops and the magnificent Minaret. You will have the opportunity to pass by the Grand Socco, where multiple small hotels have previously accommodated famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens and Paul Bowles.

Casablanca: Mohammed V Airport to City Transfer

10. Casablanca: Mohammed V Airport to City Transfer

Your driver will be tracking your flight and will be waiting for you at the airport. There are no extra charges for delayed flights. Your driver will assist you with your luggage and provide comfortable and private door-to-door transfer between the airport and your hotel or other accommodation in Casablanca. Your driver will be multilingual, courteous, professional, and police-checked. All vehicles are clean, new, comfortable, and air-conditioned and comply with all national and international insurance and safety regulations.

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What people are saying about Casablanca-Settat

Really helpful and to-the-point tour, and our guide really kind and helpful as well! We asked to go to the golden beach of casamplanca and they offered to take us without second thought! Really worthy of our money! All you need to know about Casamplanca in four comfy and restful hours!!! Many thanks once again!

This tour was a excellent with an interesting itinerary and knowledgeable guide, I learned a lot about Casablanca on this tour. Abdel was the perfect guide.

ISMAEL THANK YOU! Great day with amazing lovely guide who knows well the city and is very polite and professional!

The tour was well paced, the guide knowledgeable and was in tune with our needs.

Very well organized Very interesting visit not to be missed