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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

christel s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was a good way to get familiar with the city

Yacine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

really fun must do in Marrakesh. The guide was really entertaining as well

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great excursion and excellent tour guide. A truly unique experience and worth doing.

joanna_barrington

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Met our guide, who picked us on bang on time. The tour was very informative and we were a small group of 6. He was very knowledgeable and had a brilliant sense of humour. The sights we saw were amazing, the architecture beautiful. The Medina was very busy but our guide made us all feel very safe and we had a great time.

Cat Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Highly recommend taking this tour if you're in Marrakech! Amazing guides, happy to help and no opportunistic selling :)

Ian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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

Rebecca C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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.
Highly Recommended

Jim M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

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 United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

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.

Emily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

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.

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