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From Malaga: Tangier Day Tour with Bazaar Shopping and Lunch

1. From Malaga: Tangier Day Tour with Bazaar Shopping and Lunch

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on a day trip from Malaga to Tangier. Take a short ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar then enjoy a bus and walking tour of the old city, kasbah, and medina. Haggle for a bargain at a typical Moroccan bazaar and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, Depart from Malaga to the port of Tarifa to embark on a 45-minute ferry crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar. Arriving in Tangier, a local guide joins the group to lead the way on your day trip. Begin a panoramic bus tour, leaving the port and crossing the modern city, and passing the palace of the King of Morocco to reach one of the best viewpoints over the Strait of Gibraltar. From here see the Spanish coast and the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Arriving in the old city, disembark the bus to visit the kasbah, medina, souks, and a typical Moroccan bazaar, where there is a large range of Moroccan handicrafts on offer. Try your hand at bartering with the locals and pick up a souvenir to remember your Moroccan experience. After visiting the old city on a walking tour of its narrow streets and squares, enjoy a typical Moroccan lunch and music at a local restaurant. After lunch, return to the port to board the ferry back to Spain, where a coach will be waiting to return you to Malaga.

From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

2. From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry to spend the day in the lively city of Tangier and get a feel for life in Morocco. Upon arrival in Africa, meet a local guide and take a minibus tour through the city and continue to see rural sights such as the Caves of Hercules and the amazing Cape Spartel promontory. Return to the vibrant city center to explore the bustling alleys of the medina and discover the most important corners of the historical city center. Enjoy lunch and go for a camel ride if you wish to experience the city from a different perspective. Return to Spain on the ferry and be back in time for dinner.

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

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

Embark on a guided day trip from Tarifa in Spain to the Moroccan city of Tangier by ferry. See the iconic Hercules Caves, visit the Mendoubia Palace, and enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch paired with a mint tea. Onboard the ferry at the port in Tarifa, sit back, relax and enjoy the calming effect of the sea. Make sure you have your camera with you, as you don't want to miss photo opportunities of the scenery as you sail. First, alight the ferry at the port in Tangier. Next, visit the iconic lighthouse Cape Spartel, where you can admire one of the best views of the Strait of Gibraltar and see the Caves of Hercules, the kasbah, the medina, and the souk. Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture as you visit a traditional souk market. Walk around and feel the bustling atmosphere, smell the sweet aroma of mixed spices, and admire the bright traditional carpets on sale from local artists. Marvel at the bright white Mendoub Palace and admirer this 10-acre property. Listen as your guide tells you about the history as you walk around this impressive palace. Get to know this wonderful Moroccan city as your guide tells you about its history and traditions. Next, enjoy a traditional lunch at a Moroccan restaurant. Taste dishes such as Harira soup, beef, and lamb skewers accompanied by couscous. Listen to live Moroccan music as you end your lunch with Moorish pastries as your dessert paired with traditional Moroccan tea. End your day on a high as you board the ferry at the port of Tangier Ville to board the ferry back to Tarifa.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

4. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, this tour will take you high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier and arrive by 5:00 PM.

From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

5. From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

Enjoy a day trip from Seville to Tangier. Transfer to the ferry aboard an airconditioned vehicle. Save time with an express ferry from the charming village of Tarifa to Tangier. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, take a sightseeing tour, and eat a local lunch.  Depart from Seville and journey to the beautiful village of Tarifa to catch the fast ferry to Tangier. Upon arrival, discover the cosmopolitan flavor of a city that combines the cultures of Africa and Europe.  Take a panoramic city tour by bus and visit the Cap Spartel promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Visit the Caves of Hercules, where ancient Greek and later Roman mythology believed the demi-god slept before his eleventh labor.  Return to the city center to enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Explore the narrow streets of the Medina and discover its most picturesque spots. Return to the port for the journey back to Seville in the late evening.

Tangier: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

6. Tangier: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

The two routes offered on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allow you to get to know the thousand-year-old city of Tangier and its surroundings. Enjoy the seafront of the beach, the kasbah, and the small streets of the medina. Pass through the modern part of the city, as well as the famous caves of Hercules and Cape Espartel, a meeting point between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. With a ticket valid for 48 hours, take your time discovering all the wonders Tangier has to offer, both within the city and surrounding it. • Historical Route (approximately 1 hour): drive through the historical center of the city, stopping at all of Tangier's most important landmarks, from the medina to the modern part and the international city. A total of 10 stops are made, starting and ending at the Port of Tangier. Stops: Port, Place 9 Avril, Palais Moulay Hafid (1), Tombeaux Phéniciens, Palais Moulay Hafid (2), Place Faro, Sahet El Oumane, Tanger City Mall, Vila Harris, Monopolio, Marina • Espartel Route (approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes): route through the outskirts of the city, departing from the Port of Tangier. Discover the surrounding forest areas, the Caves of Hercules, and the famous Cape Espartel, where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean converge.  Stops: Port, Socco Alto (1), Parc Perdicaris (1), Cap Spartel (1), Grottes d´Hercule, Cap Spartel (2), Parc Perdicaris (2), Golf, Socco Alto (2)

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

7. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

Visit Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the 18th-century kasbah, a central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan-style menus. The market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs – it’s often very busy, but worth a visit for the bargains. On your walking tour with your driver, explore the kasbah which was built by Moulay Ismail and is now practically a ruin next to the Great Mosque. Visit the charming main square and the souks that sell an array of goods.  If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you will feel the difference between it and the main Arabic feel of the town. Afterward, discover the waterfalls of Akchour, a natural beauty, and the small breathtaking waterfalls. A local tour guide is provided at Akchour.

Casablanca: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train

8. 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.

Tangier Highlights Private 6-Hour Tour

9. Tangier Highlights Private 6-Hour Tour

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Tangier on a private sightseeing tour and discover all its main attractions, from bustling markets to historic caves. You will first drive to Malabata Cape (East Tangier) for a great orientation view of the city. Look over at Europe on one side and Africa on the other. Drive through the new city to Spartel Cape (West Tangier), considered the most northwesterly point of Africa, and where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean. The next stop will be the Caves of Hercules, inhabited since the Neolithic period. According to legend, the caves were once the home of Hercules, who created the Straits of Gibraltar with a single blow of his hand. Discover the old face of the city, starting with the Kasbah, where artists and writers have gathered for centuries. Go to the Archaeological Museum, before walking through the colorful streets of the Medina to Mendoubia Gardens and Saint Andrews Church. Experience the electric atmosphere of the Berber market of Sidi Bouabid, where you will have some free time to shop before your drop-off.

The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

10. The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

Begin this private tour by visiting the lovely city of Tetouan in the northern part of Morocco. The city's name means 'the eyes' or 'the water springs'. It is one of the most important ports in Morocco and offers numerous attractions for tourists and travelers from all over the world. You will have a little walking tour in Tetouan, as well as visit the Boulevard Mohammed V in Tetuan and the Royal Palace. Afterwards, enter the medina and explore its narrow maze-like streets. Then, return to Tangier and continue your private tour. Visit the famous Gran Socco Square, where Mohammed V gave a historically significant speech about the independence of African countries.

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What people are saying about Tangier

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,339 reviews

It was our first time ever in Morocco. We booked this trip to go to Chefchaoun. Anas was our driver who was really nice.. welcoming .. knowledgable and speaks multi languages. For the trip : he took us from the hotel on time, on the road he passed by to very nice restaurant for a coffee break and when we reach to our destination he handed over the group to another tour guide born and raised in Chefchaoen “Abdul Nour”. Abdul was super knowledgeable and has strong storytelling style. He is a local and hosting us felt very close to the real culture of the town. He was funny and he was patient with us and he was a very good photographer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I recommend is trip to everyone in thid app - Saeed, Rauda, Nada from

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!

One of the best tours I had in Morocco. This tour takes you to a hidden gem of a nature park on the way to Chefchaouen. It's a lovely place with crystal clear waters. Chefchaouen was amazing, a calm medina that lets you cool down even on the busiest days. People were genuinely nice and welcoming. They respected the personal space of visitors instead of breathing down there neck to sell stuff. Extraordinary experience. As for the tour operators everything was so we'll organized. Our guide Omar did marvelous job of giving an unforgettable experience. Thankyou Omar and the driver who even returned the sournirs I left in the van the next day . I hope to visit again sometime

The trip with our driver was very good ; then we got another guide at Chefchaouen that gave us a lot of insight and resourceful information regarding the city’s story . I recommend

Youseff was great with my family . He made us feel really welcome and gave us many highlights of beautiful Tangier . I highly recommend !