Marrakech, Morocco

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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • City tour of palaces and monuments in Marrakech
  • Visit Bahia Palace
  • See Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech
  • Stop at the Saadian Tombs
  • Round-trip hotel transportation included
Start your 3.5-hour tour with a hotel pickup or in central Marrakech. Then, set off to discover some of Marrakech’s most notable palaces and monuments, as well some lesser-known treasures.
Head for the Koutoubia Mosque, Morocco’s biggest mosque and one of the largest in the world. Take in the Hispano-Moorish, 12th-century exterior as your guide recounts its history, and admire the centerpiece — the 253-foot (70 meter) minaret, topped by a spire and orbs.
Continue to the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century sultans’ residence. Built to outshine all other palaces, this lovely complex comprises ornate pavilions, gardens and a harem. Stroll around the mosaic-coated halls and perfumed courtyards as your guide shares tales of the sultans who lived here.
Next, visit the Saadian Tombs, a series of royal burial chambers dating from the 1500s. Admire the marble and cedar-domed chambers and learn how the tombs were unearthed in 1917.
Finally, visit the Tiskiwin Museum, a double riad (traditional courtyard house) with an exhibition covering the ancient Saharan trade routes between Marrakech and Timbuktu.
View the arts and crafts on show, including Berber clothing, jewelry and carpets, and then finish your tour at the original start point.

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T
, Dec 2017

The guide's English was a little difficult to understand, went on a little bit too much on certain historical aspects. The sights were good didn't need the herbalist shop visit towards the end.

A
, Dec 2017

Unorganized. Rushed.

G
, Dec 2017

The tour proceeded in a downpour. No consideration was given to reschedule as you could not leave the taxi. Complete waste of time.

a
, Nov 2017

This tour was not the best, but good enough to get you familiar with the area to later go sightseeing on your own. I felt the tour guide didn't give a lot of information and didn't see a whole lot. However it was just ok to me.

V
, Oct 2017

Great tour, lovely efficient guide. Monuments were beautiful and the history fully explained. There was a bit of walking which was great as it took you through non touristic parts outside the medina wall. We stopped at a cake shop to sample some of the local cakes. Also stopped for lunch at a designated restaurant which had a mixture of tourist and locals there. The food was actually some of the best I had in Morocco and you were able to enjoy wine with your meal which is rare in the medinas in Morocco. The pace of the tour was quite relaxed and the length perfect. Also one person was not picked up due to a mix up and the tour guide changed the schedule slightly to allow her to join the tour pretty much from the start which I thought was excellent service.

A
, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

A
, Sep 2017

Superb Abdul was very attentive to us all spoke 4 foreign languages. We visited many of the key sites and he was a wealth of information. Cannot wait for my next tour this afternoon which if yesterday,s tour is anything to go by will be equally enjoyable.

H
, Apr 2017

Very nice! Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. His English was clear and I was happy he showed us some shops where my mother, sisters and I were able to get some natural products for the hair and skin.

G
, Mar 2017

Great tour with a very friendly and informative guide, took us to the major sites in and around Marrakech.
Would highly recommend as a great introduction to Marrakech.

E
, Jan 2017

Guide was lovely and spoke in several languages, definitely knew his stuff as well. Learnt a lot and saw some beautiful places, would highly recommend!


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