Explore the old and new city of Tangier on Morocco’s northern coast and learn about the civilizations that have helped shape the port city, from the Romans to the Moors, via the Arabs, French and Portuguese.
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Duration 6 hours
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Explore the many cultures and traditions of Tangier
See the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean
Visit the Caves of Hercules, inhabited since Neolithic times
Wander the maze like streets of the Medina see artisans at work
Go to the Anthropological Museum, where exhibits describe the pre-history, pre-Roman, Portuguese and Arab influence on the city
Discover the first public American building outside the US at the American Legation
Go to the Parc de la Mendoubia where Mohammed V gave a speech in support of Moroccan independence in 1947
Take a 6-hour grand tour of Tangier to explore the traditional and modern face of the city with an expert guide. Discover a city of many cultures from the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus.
Start by visiting Tangier Port and the outskirts of the city, crossing the modern town with its large boulevards and exclusive areas of large villas, celebrity homes and palaces, including the summer residence of the Moroccan royal family.
Continue to Cape Spartel at the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar, and see the lighthouse that marks the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Stop to ride or take pictures of camels, before visiting the Caves of Hercules, inhabited since the Neolithic period. According to legend, they were once the home of Hercules, founder of Tangier, who created the Straits of Gibraltar with a single blow of his hand.
Next, explore the old face of Tangier, and walk through the historic Kasbah, home to the Dar-el-Makhzen (Sultanate Palace) and Museum of Moroccan Arts and Antiquities in the former Sultan’s apartments. Continue to the maze-like Medina, where tanners work on leather goods and artisans make handicrafts from wood and silver.
Visit the Archaeological Museum or the American Legation, the first American public property outside of the United States. Admire the Parc de la Mendoubia (also known as the Grand Socco) where Moroccan independence was fermented, and vendors sell a variety of second-hand goods. Explore the colorful streets at leisure, before driving back to the port at the end of your tour.