4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location:Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

Navigate Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina and visit other city highlights with a local guide on this half-day walking tour. Visit the grand Bahia Palace and hear fascinating stories of sultans and slaves from your guide. Head into the medina to sample some freshly baked bread and finally, admire photographs of Marrakech from a century ago and learn more about the city’s rich culture at the Photography Museum of Marrakech.

This small-group tour is limited to seven people for a more intimate experience.


  • Half-day walking tour of Marrakech’s medina and major attractions
  • Experience the chaotic energy of Marrakech’s medina without worrying about getting lost thanks to your local guide
  • Witness the spectacle of Djemaa El-Fna with its multitude of vendors
  • Enjoy guided tours of Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum of Marrakech
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures more individualized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour takes you to some of Marrakech's most fascinating cultural attractions and gives you the chance to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the medina without getting lost!

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What You Can Expect

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

Experience Marrakech

Begin your small-group walking tour of Marrakech in Djemaa El-Fna, the bustling central square in the medina. Your local guide will lead you through the maze of souqs -- or markets -- and vendors and escort you through the confusing alleyways of the medina, the old part of Marrakech. Instead of having to worry about finding your way around, you'll be able to marvel at the many carpet shops, spice stalls and artisans you pass.

Your first stop is Bahia Palace (Palais de Bahia). Wander the numerous rooms and courtyards and admire the mosaics, woodwork and fountains as your guide shares tales of the sultans who once lived here with their wives, concubines and slaves.

Next, head back into the medina with your guide and stop at a local bakery. See how locals prepare their own bread at home but bring it here to be baked. You'll get to taste some of the delicious bread on offer before moving on to another spot in the medina where the traditional dish tanjia is prepared.

Continue your tour at the Photography Museum of Marrakech, which has a collection of 4,500 photos that offer a glimpse of life in Marrakech a century ago. Admire stirring portraits of locals, village scenes and images of the Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains that will give you a better understanding of Marrakech's history and culture.

Finish your educational and exciting 4-hour walking tour of Marrakech back in Djemaa El-Fna, where your guide can give you directions back to your hotel or you can continue exploring the mesmerizing medina on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was a great idea at the start of our visit to Marrakech. We did it on the first morning, and met our guide Mustapha at the Café de France in the main square at 9AM. It allowed us to get our bearings on the first day. The tour lasted about 4 hours and provided a fascinating first taste of the Medina of Marrakech. Our group was small, only 5 of us in all, which was great because we could ask questions. Our guide was very nice, with excellent English, and made the tour very interesting. He provided enough detail to keep us interested but without bewildering us.
Among other things, we visited the Bahia Palace where you should watch out for the storks nesting on the pillars in front of the Palace! They provide a great photo opportunity. Inside, the palace there are some super friendly cats wandering around which I found charming. We also visited a bakery where locals bring their bread to be baked in a huge oven, and a pharmacy that sold spices and oils where we were given mint tea and offered a short massage for a few dirhams. A tour of the souks was particularly fascinating, as we watched tradesmen of all kinds making goods from leather and metal. The guided walk through the souk provided us with the only opportunity to go in there without being constantly pestered by the stallholders!! The tour finished up in the Museum of photography, where a lovely exhibition of photographs depicted Moroccan culture over the years. Overall, I would happily recommend this tour and our lovely guide. We all enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was excellent thanks to our guide who went beyond his call of duty to show and explain everything to us! I would recommend it to anyone who visits Marrakech-step one to understanding this incredible city! Other tours were nowhere near as informative and fun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Mustafa was a great guide. Totally recommend the tour to walk around and know about the city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We are very happy that we took half-day walking tour of Marrakech’s medina and major attractions on our first day. Our guide Mustapha shared his big knowledge about Marrakech and Marroco. We highly reccomend our guide Mustapha and the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Very nice tour, the guide explained everything we saw and knew much about the city history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide Latif was excellent. He was very informative, helpful, kind and funny and along with the history told us many personal stories too about his time growing up in Marakesh. Also recommended some excellent restaurants and helped us with bookings.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Mustafa was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. Took us to a spice trader in the souk on request and we got some excellent saffron and spices. One of the highlights of our stay in morocco!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The walking tour was well worth the money. Our guide is a Marrakech native and very informed on the culture and history. Must be in good shape to walk for three hours. Was able to see all of the historical aspects of the city. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

very good tour, the guide was very knowledgeable, spoke good English and took the time to explain many interesting aspects of Moroccan life. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

My friend and I were given a tour by the wonderful Mustapha. He was very friendly and knowledgable. We had such a fun time and would recommend this tour to anyone going to marrakech for the first time. It gives you a great idea of the city so that you can go back and explore more on your own.

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