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Highly recommend taking this tour if you're in Marrakech! Amazing guides, happy to help and no opportunistic selling :)
We paid £11 each for this trip to Viator who squeezed us onto a coach full of Thomson clients most of whom will have paid £16 each. Thomson customers checkout Viator at home before booking with your holiday company in location. The walking tour of palaces and monuments was excellent value partly because our £11 included transport to and from the medina, entrance fees into the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and a Museum but moreover for the outstanding guide. This ageing rockstar or self confessed last hippie in Marrakech was very informative and highly entertaining
Well worth doing, the 2 guides were friendly and informative. Quite a bit of walking involved but you get to sample a lot of different parts of Marrakech, places you wouldn't normally walk down yourself.
Our guide was excellent. He took our group of four married couples to areas of the Souk which we would not have normally had the confidence to visit on our own at night. Every aspect of the local diet was thoroughly explained - herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, nuts, couscous, bread, tea and meat - the lot. The walk through the Souks at night was unforgettable; we felt safe at all times and was the best introduction to Marrakech we could have hoped for. Thoroughly recommended. Five star
Vinay Shanker S
It was an excellent tour and good value for money. We had 2 guides with us on the tour who took turns to explain the history of the monuments. The palace was amazing with the lovely ceiling and tiled floors. Covered a lot of monuments and they even dropped us back at the square when we requested instead of our hotel.
This is a great value tour. The sites visited do get busy with lots of tourists so it really helps having a tour guide. Our guide was interesting and informative and we covered a lot of sites during the morning. As I was staying in the medina I was picked up from a central location very near Djemaa El Fna which worked out very well. I would recommend this tour for first time visitors to Marrakech.
Excellent tour, very interesting mixture of palaces and monuments. Very knowledgeable guide - highly recommended
Guide proved to be an interesting character who gave a real personal aspect to the areas we visited combined with a fascinating insight into the religious and historical background of Marrakech. A most like able and interesting gentleman
Despite the fact there isn't a plethora of historical sights to see in marrakesh the guides were extremely helpful and informative and provided an entertaining tour
I really enjoyed the tours. The tour guide was very informative when he spoke about monuments, also the history of them.
This trip was definitely worth the price. I booked it after arriving in Marrakech so I had compared the price with the local tour operators and it was less than I could get there. The guide was knowledgable and gave a lot of incidental information that was very useful. He spoke good English and gave a good insight into modern Morocco as well as the history that we were viewing. The French speaking tourists were given a separate guide. Unlike a lot of other tours, I could not have done this myself.
Picked up early from my hotel and then had to wait a while to join a larger group for the tour. Tour guide was very monotonous and seemed to be going through the motions. Could have done this tour myself with a half decent guide book.
Be aware that this tour is the same route as the morning of the full day tour Marrakesh Discovery
The description said hotel pick-up/drop-off was part of this tour - not true! We didn't get to see much as we spent so much time at Koutoubia Mosque.
The main problem with the tour was that the hotel we stayed in has 2 receptions but no one at the tour company told me this when I phoned to confirm as requested. In consequence we waited at the reception where we were dropped off throughout our stay and missed the tour on the allotted date. Fortunately the tour company fitted us in on the next day's trip but this was with the Discovery of Marrakech group and did not give us the full tour on which we were booked. I think you should ensure that the local office advise tourists which reception they will collect from to avoid confusion for future travelers!
Michelle D F
Not a bad tour. I was quite annoyed by the tour guide who felt that we should have spoken French. We felt as if we were an inconvenience because we spoke English.
Robert Albert B
Late collection,guide difficult to understand,not enough visits to the important places. The visit was padded by visits to carpet vendor etc andwas cut short by about 2 hours
We were picked up nearly 20 minutes late. We first visited the well-known mosque and the tour guide gave very little information on the mosque itself. He spent more time focusing on religion, some minor historical facts and pronunciation of vocabulary.
We then went to the tombs and the tour guide carried on about religion rather than discussing the tombs. Feeling a little alienated since our religious beliefs were not the same as his very strong beliefs, we left after the tombs rather than continue to listen to him harp on about religion.
The tour guide missed the opportunity to give us information on each site. He couldn't have told us about the architecture or what the inside of the mosque looked like -- anything about the site rather than telling us we all came from Adam and all worshiped the same god etc.
The trip was on time, but there was lot of un-neccessary walking through dirty markets and constant uncomfortable remarks by the tour guide. An experience not to be repeated!