Tangier: 4-Hour City Sightseeing Shore Excursion
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3 hours
With only a few days in in Tangier I had hoped to see its sites and learn a bit about the city but after taking this tour not only were these goals met in full but I also experienced the character and soul of this wonderful place. Omar brought to life the history, the culture and the heart of these wonderful people. We were picked up in a modern, clean, Mercedes van at our hotel for the trip to Asilah and Cape Spartel feeling comfortable and safe at all times with Monsif’s driving. Later we had a delightful traditional lunch at a local restaurant in Tangier. The meal was inexpensive and very good. In the afternoon we continued in Tangier from the Medina to the hills overlooking the city with its beautiful views. The tour was in English which Omar had a perfect command and was very accommodating to mold the tour to our tastes and interests. I have been on many tours around the world and this ranks as one of the best. I would recommend him and this tour to anyone.
The overall experience was very good. It was easy to book and follow up with. We were picked up at our hotel & taken to the train station. Our driver spoke English and helped navigate a slight issue with our train tickets (that was later resolved promptly) The train was comfortable and very smooth. There was a concession car but I didn't visit it. There is no WI-FI on the train at all. Our tour guide (Abdul Salamasri) & driver met us as we got off the train with a very clear sign with our names on it. The car was clean, fairly new and very comfortable. The driver was very safe. Abdul spoke great American English and we had a wonderful tour. We went out to the countryside to see Hercules Grotto as well as where the Atlantic and Mediterranean meet. Then we explored the kasbah and surrounding area.
This tour was brilliant. Muhammed the guide was friendly, knowledgeable and highly welcoming. My partner and I felt that we had seen everything Tanjier has to offer. Any question we asked was answered with a high level or knowledge and understanding. The lunch we had was in a chosen one, but the food was superb and the staff very friendly. Prior to the trip we read reviews that stated the guide didn't help with street vendors and harassment but Muhammed took care of every awkward situation, of which there were only 2. I have recommended this tour to friends and will be booking more tours with Muhammed on our next trip to Morocco. Excellent tour, excellent guide, can not speak highly enough.
There was a mix up with the ferry times so we arrived earlier than anticipated. Trying to contact the tour operator was extremely difficult as their phone automatically went to an answer machine with no ability to leave a message. Eventually we found each other via emails but it was very frustrating. Needed a mobile contact number to avoid this in future. That said, the tour was very good once we met up with the guide! Highly recommended.
Excellent 6 hour tour. Everything was worth seeing. Comfortable, went at our own pace, not rushed. When we were drawn to something, the guide gave us the freedom to explore, or we could ask to see something and he took us there, such as a beautiful Jewish Synagogue down a tiny alley in the Médina which we never would have found on our own.