Bahia Palace Tours

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The name of the Bahia Palace nods to its greatness: "Bahia” translates as “Brilliance.” Part of Marrakech’s UNESCO-listed medina and located on the northern edge of the Mellah (the Jewish quarter), the palace was the 19th-century residence of Si Ahmed ben Musa (or Ba Ahmed), the Grand Vizier of Marrakech.
 
The Basics
Bahia Palace is one of Marrakech’s most popular attractions. It’s often visited during Marrakech sightseeing tours, as well as day trips to Marrakech from cities including Essaouira, Agadir, or Casablanca. Guided tours typically visit the Petit Riad; Grand Riad; the Grand Courtyard, where Ba Ahmed lived with his four wives, 24 concubines, and numerous children; the Room of Honor; and the Harem.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an admission fee to visit the palace.
  • It’s best to visit with a guide, as there is no visitor information available.
  • Plan to spend about an hour.
  • Most areas of the palace are wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
Bahia Palace is located at the southern end of Marrakech’s medina, close to the Mellah Jewish quarter. Taxis stop right outside the palace, or else it’s an around 15 minutes’ walk from Jemaa el-Fna square.
 
When to Get There
The palace is open daily, but it can get busy. Plan to visit before 10am to avoid the crowds.
 
Architectural Highlights of the Bahia Palace
This richly decorated masterpiece is one of Marrakech’s most magnificent buildings. The palace showcases a mix of Islamic and Moroccan architectural styles, with dazzling floor-to-ceiling embellishments, including intricate mosaics, inlaid wooden ceilings, molded stucco, and gilded finishes. Highlights include the grand marble-paved courtyard with its beautiful zellij tile-work lining the walkways; and the harem, a series of rooms encircling a vast courtyard, where the ladies of the house once congregated.
Location
Address: 5 Derb el Arsa Riad Zitoun Jdid, 5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
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Marrakech City Tour: Private Half-Day Guided Tour

Discover the best of Marrakech with a private driver, from Moorish palaces to royal tombs and the winding paths of Jardin Majorelle. Traveling in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan, you’ll find some of the city’s most beautiful places, learn about local history, then go deep into the palmeraie, a sprawling grove of palm trees at the edge of the city. Choose between a guided trip that includes a walking tour of the old city and a driver-only excursion, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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$18.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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Marrakech Medina Walking Tour, Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

Discover the maze-like souks, foods and must-sees of Marrakech’s medina neighborhood on this 4-hour walking tour. With a local guide, roam the atmospheric souks around Djemaa El-Fna and visit the Bahia Palace, where the gilded pavilions and harem hosted sultans and their concubines. Sample fresh-baked bread at a communal bakery, see ‘tanjia’ ovens where locals bring clay-pot stews to be cooked, and head for the Marrakech Museum of Photography to view its stunning photographs of old and modern Morocco. Numbers are limited to seven people for a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$67.08 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour of Marrakech

Maximise your time in Marrakech with a private full-day tour tailor-made for you. Soak up the atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna square, explore the maze-like souks, and visit attractions such as Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, the Menara gardens, and the Saadian Tombs. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Marrakech Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Navigating the sights of Marrakech’s medina can be daunting and time-consuming without a guide. This private half-day walking tour ensures you see key attractions such as the souks, Koutoubia Mosque, and Djemaa El Fna without getting lost or wasting time, and features a personal guide and customizable itinerary so you can tailor your sightseeing to suit you. Ideal for first-timers wanting a personalized city overview, with medina hotel pickup included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$138.79 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour of Marrakech

See Marrakech highlights on a 4-hour, private tour of the city’s medieval streets, Islamic landmarks, and colorful markets. With a personal guide to lead the way, you’ll get an insider’s glimpse of the Imperial City, and enjoy the flexibility of a private tour. Take in the elaborate gardens at Bahia Palace, Jemaa el-Fnaa, the Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and more, including pickup and drop-off at your Marrakech hotel. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$77.49 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-Day Private Marrakech Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

Spend a morning sightseeing and shopping in Marrakech with the assistance of a private guide and driver. Stroll around the magnificent Majorelle Garden, marvel at the opulent Bahia Palace, then head into the maze-like souks to shop for spices, handicrafts, jewelry, and leather goods.
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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Jewish Heritage and Moorish Splendor: Private Guided Marrakech Tour

Walk the winding alleys of The Mellah, Marrakech’s 16th century Jewish quarter, and discover historic synagogues and Moorish architecture in a fascinating neighborhood. With a private guide to lead the way and share stories from The Mellah, you’ll also visit Bahia Palace, bustling souks, and Jemaa el-Fnaa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s full of life and culture. This private tour offers flexibility and a personalized experience, as well as convenient pickup and drop-off at hotels in Marrakech.
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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Marrakech Guided Half-Day Tour

Explore the Marrakech medina and Djemaa el Fna on a half-day tour that goes deep into the maze of vendors, markets, monuments, and narrow streets at the historic heart of the city. With the option to add visits to some top city sites, this tour is a great first taste of the notoriously hard-to-navigate medina, and the perfect way to get oriented in Marrakech.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$57.83 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Guided City Tour: Discover the Authentic Marrakech

Uncover the enchanting mystery of Marrakesh's souks and sights on a private 5-hour tour of Morocco’s vibrant capital city. With a knowledgeable guide, visit magnificent Moorish landmarks like the Medersa ben Youssef, and marvel at the opulent decor of the Bahia Palace. Pleasure your palate with a delicious Moroccan lunch; explore the picturesque Jewish Quarter of the city; and absorb the effervescent atmosphere of the UNESCO-listed Jemaa el Fna Square, replete with snake charmers and enticing food stalls.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$98.31 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Marrakech Full-Immersion Day Tour with Lunch

Get under the skin of Marrakech’s ancient medina and historical highlights on this full-day tour, including lunch. With a knowledgeable local guide, stroll through the tangled lanes and souks; take in the sights, sounds and aromas of vast Djemaa El Fna; and explore the ornate pavilions and gardens of the beautiful Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. Savor lunch at a medina restaurant and take snaps of top Marrakech attractions such as Koutoubia Mosque.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$60.14 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Agadir Day trip to Marrakech

Enjoy a day trip to the red city to explore the beautiful monuments, from Bahia Palace to Koutobia mosque followed by free time in the market and the Jamaa El Fana square. Start your trip from 7 in the morning and return to your hotel around 8 in the evening.
  • Duration: 22 hours
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$69.40 USD
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  • Duration: 22 hours
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Private Day Trip to Marrakech from Casablanca

Discover the Imperial City of Marrakech on this full-day tour from Casablanca and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Visit Marrakech landmarks including Koutoubia mosque and the Majorelle Garden; admire architectural wonders such as Bahia Palace and Grand Badi Palace; and soak up the atmosphere in the famous Djemaa El Fna square.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$115.50 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Full-Day Marrakech Discovery Tour with Lunch

With just one day to discover Marrakech, this small-group tour ensures you maximize your time and make the most of your guide. Admire Marrakech landmarks including Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, and Lazama Synagogue; learn about Berber culture at the Tiskiwin Museum; then visit the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa Square to explore the souks and enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$104.10 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Marrakech City Guided Day Tour with Lunch

Discover Marrakech highlights on a full-day, guided tour that explores history, architecture, and Moroccan cuisine. Visiting the city with a local guide is a great way to get your bearings in the maze-like Medina, or old city, learning the stories behind each site you visit. See the towering minarets at Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa, and two beautiful gardens hidden in the middle of the city, pausing for a lunch of traditional tagine in a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Marrakech Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Discover historic sites, architecture, and a vibrant old city on a full-day tour of Marrakech that takes in the city’s highlights, with breakfast, lunch, and round-trip hotel transfer included. Exploring the maze-like medina alongside a local guide means you can walk through back alleys and markets with confidence, from the Marrakech leather auction and Bahia Palace to the snake charmers of Jemaa el-Fnaa. This small-group tour is limited to 15 participants for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$69.40 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Marrakech History & Memoirs

Discover some of Marrakech’s most beautiful buildings and hidden treasures on this 3.5-hour morning tour. With a local guide, admire top Marrakech attractions including the Koutoubia Mosque with its sublime minaret; and the pavilions, courtyards and perfumed gardens of the Bahia Palace. Hear historical anecdotes from your guide as you explore, and round off your tour with visits to the decorative Saadian Tombs and Tiskiwin Museum, home to a fascinating exhibition on the ancient Saharan caravan routes between Marrakech and Timbuktu.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$39.32 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Marrakech City Tour Highlights Half-Day Tour

Explore the city of Marrakech and see its main attractions on this guided half-day tour. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque (the largest mosque in the city), the Saadian tombs, the opulent Bahia Palace and its gardens, and finally Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic college. The tour includes a short break for tea.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$13.88 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Marrakech Medina By Night

The next time you come on a private tour of Djemma el Fna, ensure the judicious use of your night by feeling the windy streets of the medina, alongside the historic mosque.  The irresistible atmosphere of Djemma el Fna is further highlighted by the maze of stalls, which after the dark, presents a pleasant environment for exploration.  With the presence of a personal guide that keeps you safe and on track, you can rest assured of a rewarding night venture, including rich tastes of indigenous and international foods, good music, and great dances that you do not get before sunset.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$23.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech

See the sights of the city on this small group city tour. Visit the The Palais Bahia, built in the 19th century to be the grandest palace of the time, the museum at the Palais Badi, the lavish Saadien Tombs, Madrasa Ben Youssef which is the largest madrassa in Morocco, and the Marrakech Museum, plus have a local guide show you around the labyrinthine souk.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$34.70 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Marrakech City Tour

Immerse yourself in Morocco’s most intriguing city on a full-day tour of Marrakech, and discover ancient tombs, soaring architecture and a vibrant local culture. Take in the soaring minaret of Koutoubia Mosque and the 15th-century Saadian Tombs; walk the elegant arcades and luxuriant gardens of Bahia Palace. Experience the vibrant hustle of Jemaa El Fna, and rub shoulders with snake-charmers and dancers, artisans and acrobats in a broad public square that’s the perfect slice of Marrakechi life.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$78.65 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Marrakech Monuments, Medina, Souk and Tenniers Leather

See Marrakech with a professional art historian as your personal guide. This private day tour provides insider knowledge about the most important historical monuments, palaces, holy grounds, tombs, and gardens in the Red City of Morocco. During your walking tour, enjoy personalized commentary as your guide offers insights on the culture and history. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$104.10 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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3-Day Private Tour to Erg Chebbi Dunes, Atlas Mountains and Todra Gorges from Marrakech

The Erg Chebbi dunes are one of the most spectacular sites in Morocco’s vast Sahara desert, but it’s at least a full-day drive Marrakech. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and stop as many times as you like to take photos. Journey through the Atlas Mountains, passing the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, Rose Valley, Todra Gorge, and Ouarzazate. At Erg Chebbi, take a thrilling trek through the dunes on a camel, then spend a night at a traditional camp in the desert.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$300.72 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Half-Day Private Historical Walking Tour of Marrakech

The 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh—Morocco’s former capital—is brimming with history. But most travelers miss out on key details. During this in-depth, history-themed tour, you’ll cover centuries of architecture, traditions, and events. Travel comfortably between sights by foot or in a climate-controlled minivan, with hotel pickup. Highlights include 12th-century markets in the Kasbah, the ruins of a 16th-century palace, and the city’s Jewish quarter.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$30.07 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Marrakech Premium Full Day City Tour

Go from the architecture of the Marrakech Old Town to artist-designed gardens and a vast palm grove on a small-group Marrakech tour that includes some of the city’s most fascinating sites. With a later departure than many tours, you can enjoy a leisurely morning and arrive in the Marrakech palmeraie in time for sunset, when late afternoon light illuminates thousands of slender palm trees at the edge of the desert.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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$75.18 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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