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Tarifa: Tangier Day Trip by Ferry with Lunch & Moroccan Tea

1. Tarifa: Tangier Day Trip by Ferry with Lunch & Moroccan Tea

Discover the most emblematic places in Tangier on this original excursion from Tarifa. Relax with transfers and lunch included in your day trip. Depart by fast ferry from Tarifa and get to know Tangier accompanied by an FRS assistant and a Moroccan guide. Discover the modern side of Tangier and then dive into the most historical part of the city. See the kasbah, the medina, and the souk. Pass through the Mendoubia Garden and make a stop at the Roman Necropolis. Enjoy some free time for shopping and wandering around the streets of the Zoco and the medina. Enjoy lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant accompanied by live music. Try harira soup, beef kebabs, Morocco's famous couscous, and tea with a Moorish pastry. Finally, head back to the Port of Tangier Ville to board the ferry back to Tarifa.

From Tarifa: Tangier Essential Day Trip with Ferry Tickets

2. From Tarifa: Tangier Essential Day Trip with Ferry Tickets

Experience the highlights of North Africa's Tangier on a guided day trip from Tarifa. Enjoy a panoramic tour followed by free time at the Place des Cannons square where you can shop for local goods and foods. Following a ferry ride from Tarifa, start your tour by visiting some of the most significant places of Tangier accompanied by a local guide who will give you all the important details of the places you see and fill you in on local stories. After the panoramic tour, get driven to the Place des Cannons to enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. From this square, you can quickly walk to the souk (market) and the medina (non-European old quarter) for shopping and lunch. End your tour with a return transfer to the Port of Tangier to board the ferry back to Tarifa.

Tangier City Sightseeing Shore Excursion

3. Tangier City Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Following pickup from the Tangier Ville port, you'll begin with a tour of the city and its surroundings. Following that, visit Spartel Cape and the Hercules Caves, which provide an exceptional view of both the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. From there, continue to the Kasbah district next to the port and explore the traditional handicraft shops of the old medina. You'll then stop to admire the magnificent minaret overlooking the sea, before taking 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. At the conclusion of your tour, you'll be dropped off back to the Tangier Ville port.

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What people are saying about Grand Socco

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The ferry was over an hour late leaving Tarifa. Of course, that time was missing. The trip was still great! Rachid in Tanga was a fun and extremely knowledgeable guide. He can speak 7 languages, so pretty much everyone understands him. It's still a stressful tour because everything is very tight. But still recommended. It is also good to know that everyone with a passport has to wait in line to be stamped on the ship! It is also important that you get a sticker at the port of departure by which you can be recognized. So you don't have to look for anyone. :) All in all, it's a successful trip with good food and a good impression of Morocco (you get used to the vendors in the streets). Gladly again!

A nice day out, frustratingly shortened by the moving from 5pm to 3pm of the return journey by the ferry company. This left us less time for exploring than I would have liked, but obviously that’s outside the operator’s control. Our guide, Ali, was entertaining and knowledgeable. The visit to the Cave of Hercules was enjoyable, as was the stop in the Sultan’s Palace. The meal was ok, but seemed a bit bland - maybe dumbed down for tourists. Personally I like my food more intense in flavour. The ferry company host organised us well. All in all well worth doing and good value.

It was just wonderful! We were already welcomed in Tarifa at the ferry counter and accompanied throughout! In Morocco, Ali (with Omar at the wheel of the bus) took us through Tangier! With a lot of humor he told us a lot of interesting facts! He also responded individually to our wishes! Many thanks for that! Lunch was delicious and plenty, including dessert and tea! Highly Recommended! Best regards from Berlin to Tangier!

The guide in Spain didn’t speak hardly any English. It was confusing to find her in Tarifa, she was not wearing the described clothes with logo.

It was incredible! guides were awesome! I would have been lost without our guides!