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Plunge into the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco on a full-day trip to Tangier from Seville. Alongside your guide, you’ll travel to the African continent while absorbing views of the Bay of Tangier and the Strait of Gibraltar. On arrival in Tangier, you’ll plunge into the whitewashed cascade of buildings on a guided walking tour; see the opulent Dar el Makhzen palace, stroll the narrow streets of the medina and learn about the history and culture of the Moroccan metropolis. Lunch and round-trip transfers from Seville hotels are included.
After pickup from your Seville accommodation, board an air-conditioned coach destined for Tarifa, where you’ll climb onto an awaiting ferry. As you cruise from the European continent to Africa, admire gorgeous views of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Bay of Tangier.
On arrival in Tangier — a whitewashed city enclosed by the ancient walls of the Medina — you’ll disembark and begin a guided walking tour of Medina’s labyrinthine streets. Hear of the Moroccan city’s history and culture as you visit glittering landmarks such as the opulent Dar el Makhzen palace.
Revitalize with lunch in a local restaurant before returning to the ferry to enjoy gorgeous coastal views of Spain and Morocco.
We started the tour bright and early at 6:30am, where our Spanish tour guide, Luis, picked us up from a designated meeting point. Our drive to Tarifa was pleasant - with only 6 of us in a small van it was quite nice getting to know our fellow travelers, but it was especially great to have Luis as our driver because he kept us informed of everything from history of the region to what to expect in Tangier.
Once we arrived to Tarifa, we had some free time to explore the city and/or grab coffee before crossing the straight in the ferry. Luis gave our group great advise on how to go through passport control relatively quickly basically, as soon as you board you should head to passport control to get your passport stamped.
Once in Morocco we were all met by our tour guide, Rashid, who was very nice and spoke several languages, including Spanish, English, Arabic, and other languages. Rashid was very personable, but he kept picking on two poor fellow travelers who were planning on staying in Morocco for reasons beyond their control. Rashid took our group to ride camels by the beach two euros per ride, Hercules Caves, an organic pharmacy where we were basically pressured into buying oils and ointments, the Medina of Tangier, and the Market. Although we did have some free time to explore the city a bit, we were basically taken to all the spots that you feel the pressure for buying the products. My only recommendation is to either be ready to spend and negotiate the price or just wear sunglasses and pretend you're not looking at the merchandise because if you do then you will not be left alone.
All in all, the tour gives you a great opportunity to cross over the Straight of Gibraltar and get a taste of Morocco. This tour was designed for those of us who had never been to Morocco, but wanted to see how it would be like once in Tangier. We felt rushed in Tangier by the tour, but then again this was only a day trip and we knew what to expect from this tour. We want to go back to Morocco and actually explore it to its full potential.
P.S. The only reason why we gave this tour five stars was because of our Spanish tour guide, Luis, who went above and beyond on his attentiveness and especially for giving us great tips. Great job Luis!
Great trip! The tour guides Carlos and Rashid were very knowledgable and helped make the long trip enjoyable and very informative. Highly recommend!!
Excellent experience. Our guides, Carlos and Rasheed, were wonderful. A long but memorable day!
This tour was perfect! I was a little worried at first reading some reviews but there’s nothing to fear. Everything was so organized and clean bus when we were picked up. Morocco was incredible !!! Thank you Carlos and Rasheed ;)
Had a great time! The drive there was filled with interesting facts and the tour in the Tangier was equally great.
The tour was terrific - our guide Carlos was thorough,attentive and organized meeting the needs of a small group 11 of diverse individuals and age groups. The mini bus was spotless and the drive to and from Seville to tarifa was done safely and professionally. Long day though - 16 hours- but broken up well with walks, short rides,camel ride, some shopping.loved the drive around the neighbourhoods of tangier - just gave us a sense of how both rich, middle class and poor live. Moroccan guide spoke 5 languages and was very engaging.Only recommendation is for via tour to communicate a few days before the tour regarding pickup - appreciated that Carlos did send an email the day before - but when you are travelling in a new country earlier notice is better. This is the thirdviatourvwe have booked in the past few years - always professional and knowledgeable leaders!
This tour was amazing!
Carlos and Rahsid were great guides. The trip is long but worth it in my opinion. I liked having a guide for my first trip into the narrow and twisty streets of the Casbah and Medina - Im sure I wouldnt have risked it without one, or a GPS and a Map and... well, you get the idea. We had a lovely lunch and time to shop. Yes, there were stops to get a demonstration no obligation to buy. Ours were a Berber weaving shop - great video opp, and a pharmacy where we learned about Moroccan oil and creams. The street vendors are persistent, but dont yell at you like other places.
My suggestions if you are thinking of booking, is to bring along a snack or a sandwich. You leave before breakfast and you get home just at the tail end of dinner. For the tour company, I suggest finding a way to add a meal on the way home, and perhaps a stop for breakfast pasteries. Some of our group okay, maybe just me were pretty starving when lunch time came.
Note: not for people with mobility issues. Tangier is not wheelchair friendly, and Im not sure how much value a walker would have on the cobblestones. Also most shops and restaurants have stairs.
Thanks for the great day!
Good value for the price. Everything went as planned. I felt I got a good feel for Tangier
We so enjoyed our trip! We had a small group of around 10 to 12 and got to know all the people well, which enhanced our trip. We felt very safe, we were driven to the ferry, which took around 2 hours or so, escorted on to the ferry and met at the other side in Tangier with another guide. All of the guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. The authentic Moroccan lunch was very nice and the tour of Tangier with an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide was a delight. We were taken to an area and were able to ride camels which was different and fun. Going through the straights of Gibraltar was something we will both remember. Going from the continent of Europe Spain to the continent of North Africa Tangier was something we thought we would never do in our lifetime. We expected to be hit up by people selling items, but did not expect it to be so intense. We were taught the word for no thank you and we used these words a lot. I would have liked to looked at some items, but didn't since I knew I would be swarmed it I did.
I would say the biggest downside was being taken to a rug manufacturer and pressured to buy an expensive rug, when there was so little time and the expense involved. We were all people on vacation and the expense and shipping would be huge. All agreed it was such a waste of time, we all wanted to see much more of the area and not be pushed into the demonstration, this almost ruined the trip for us. Also, the driver reached her maximum hours allowed driving and we all had to wait for a new driver. I would have thought by the time we started out trip she would have known she was going to reach her maximum and needed to do some prior planning to prevent all from having to wait after 10:00 at night, when we were tired and wanting to get back to our hotel rooms.
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