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  • Casablanca: 4-Hour City Discovery Tour with a Local

    1. Casablanca: 4-Hour City 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. E...

    I was so lucky to get Bennis, who must be one of the best tour guides ever. This tour is part walking and partly by car and Bennis was very happy to show me everything I wanted to see. I felt at home and Bennis was so generous with his knowledge and time. We walked through the old and new Medina as well as visiting the beaches and the main squares. Bennis treated me to a typical morning breakfast in Casablanca and we chatted about life without rushing and with Bennis sharing information and wisdom. Wonderful experience. I mentioned that I wanted to visit Mosque Hassan II and Bennis arranged it so that I could go during the visit and not losing any time of the tour. Then Bennis and the driver were kind enough to drop me off at a good local restaurant. So grateful for this tour...met lovely people and learnt so much about Casablanca and the history of Morocco.

  • Casablanca: City Tour

    2. 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 cat...

    Not much to see but friendly guide made the most of Casablanca & was informative during stroll along beach promenade.

  • Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour

    3. 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 residentia...

    This is a nice tour to see the highlights of Casablanca, especially if you have limited time. The tour guide was very nice and informative. The driver was accommodating as well.

  • Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca

    4. 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 ...

    We had a wonderful tour with such a professional guide Abdul. He was extremely knowledgeable, insightful, generous and patient. This was a fantastic way to see Casablanca. We loved it. Our driver, Assiz was very good and courteous too. Netta & Col Australia

  • Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

    5. Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfer

    If you have between four and six hours’ layover in Casablanca and want to get to know this vibrant city, then this private tour with an airport transfer is for you. Your multilingual chauffeur will pick you up at Casablanca Mohamed V airport in an air-conditioned car for a half-day tour around the highlights of the city.   Start with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque for a 45-minute guided tour of the largest mosque in Africa. Then, visit the Ain Diab Corniche, one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Explore its scenic promenade bordering the seafront of the city dotted with stylish resorts and hotels. Drive through the Anfa and Maarif districts to admire their elegant modern architecture. Then, head in the direction of Hubous, a neighborhood built during the French colonial period.   Finally, visit the Central Market, that attracts all visitors to Casablanca. Always crowded, this ...

  • Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfers

    6. Casablanca: Layover Sightseeing Tour with Airport Transfers

    See the most important sights of Casablanca on a sightseeing layover 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. First, get picked up from the airport by your guide with the convenient transfer service. Then, set off to explore the cultural, historical and economic center of Morocco. Get an overview of the city and its most characteristic areas, including the maze-like streets of the medina. Also, go to the colorful Habous Quarter and more.  Finally, get dropped off back at the airport in time for your connecting flight.

  • Casablanca Airport: Transfer to Fez with Guided City Tour

    7. Casablanca Airport: Transfer to Fez with Guided City Tour

    After passing through the arrival gates, you'll meet with your multilingual chauffeur who will be holding your name on a welcome board. From there, sit back and relax in your private air-conditioned car or minivan, depending on your group size. Upon your arrival to Fez you will meet your local guide to begin your tour of the city. You'll begin by making your way to the University of Kairaouine, the oldest university in the world which is located in the heart of the Medina. During your tour you'll enjoy panoramic views of Fez, including the gateway to the Royal Palace and other schools such as the Madrasa Bouanania and the Madrasa Al-Attarine. Afterwards, visit the fountain at the Nejjar Tannery, the Mellah or Jewish Quarter, and the 17th-century Ibn Danan Synagogue. Whilst touring inside the Medina, you'll also take a break for lunch. Once you have finished exploring the Medina, your g...

  • From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

    8. From Casablanca: Full-Day Casablanca & Rabat Guided Tour

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from hotel in Casablanca by your chauffeur/guide. Ride in an air-conditioned vehicle to Rick’s Cafe, a replica of the set from the film Casablanca. Enter the world of Rick of IIsa come to life. Head to the waterfront for a guided tour of the Hassan II mosque. Appreciate the interior and exterior of the largest mosque in Morocco. Marvel at the soaring minarets which anchor the city skyline. Drive along Casablanca’s Corniche. See the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods as well as the grand avenues lined with a mix of modern and Moorish styles. Stop at L'Eglise du Sacre Coeur, a Catholic landmark in the heart of Casablanca. Cruise past the Royal Place in the Hubbous quarter. Leave the city for a trip to Rabat at 12:30 pm, a roughly 45-minute drive from Casablanca. Discover the sights of Rabat including the Royal Palace, the Marin...

  • From Casablanca: 3-Day Private Tour to Chefchaouen and Fez

    9. From Casablanca: 3-Day Private Tour to Chefchaouen and Fez

    On your first day, visit the Bab Boujloud, a blue, decorated gate leading to the magnificent old Medina, then see the mosque and University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest educational institution operating continuously in the world. Schools such as the madrasa Bouananiya were built by Sultan Abu Anan Fares, and the Attareen School established by Sultan Osman II Abu Said.  Explore the Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts and see traditional tools used by artisans, carpets, barbarians, and musical instruments. Pass by the Chouara Tannery and see the city tannery. Visit the mellah of the Jewish Quarter and the Ibn Danan synagogue, the largest and oldest synagogues in North Africa.  On the second day, travel to Chefchaouen old city and medina. This beautiful blue city is one of the biggest tourist attractions. The next day, depart to Casablanca and discover the landscape along the way.

  • From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Tour to Merzouga and Fes

    10. From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Tour to Merzouga and Fes

    Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi n'Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Roses Valley – Dades Valley – Dades Gorges

    After pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, start your tour to Ouarzazate. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters (7,415 feet) and pass through several Berber villages. Stop for lunch before visiting the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

    Next, continue to Ouarzazate and see the Taourirt Kasbah, the Cinema Museum, and the palm grove of Skoura. Visit the Kasbah Amridil before continuing your journey to the Dades Valley via the Valley of Roses. In the evening, arrive in the town of Boumalne Dades for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

    After breakfast, depart to visit the gorges and the palm grove of Todra. Then, head along the ...

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What people are saying about Hassan II Mosque

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 77 reviews

This tour -- and our guide Bennis Hicham -- was exactly what we wanted: tour inside the Hassan II Mosque (one of few permitting non-Muslim vistors) and visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism (only one in Arab World). Bennis was extremely knowledgeable and added numerous "extras" consistent with our interests. If interested in the intersection of the three great Abrahamic religions, don't miss the tour! We would recommend him wholeheartedly.

We had a wonderful tour with such a professional guide Abdul. He was extremely knowledgeable, insightful, generous and patient. This was a fantastic way to see Casablanca. We loved it. Our driver, Assiz was very good and courteous too. Netta & Col Australia

It is great to see corners with a local that you would otherwise not be able to see.

Abdel was a good guide. Very knowledgeable and good conversationalist.

Excellent service. Great driver and guide. I highly recommend