Visit the history-steeped town of Tetouan near Morocco’s Mediterranean coast on this private day trip from Tangier. With a private guide, soak up the Moroccan-Spanish flavor of this mountainside town, and hear about its Andalucian-influenced past and culture. Explore the UNESCO-listed 'medina' (old quarter), considered one of Morocco's best-preserved, admire the whitewashed residences and colonial-era architecture of the new town, and enjoy free time to explore, eat, and souvenir-hunt in the souks and shops.
Private day trip to Tetouan from Tangier
Visit historical Tetouan set beneath the Rif Mountains
Walking tour of the UNESCO-listed medina and whitewashed new town
View the medina alleys of faded houses, arches, and doors
See the new town’s royal palace, mosques, and Spanish colonial-era buildings
Stroll, eat, and shop for souvenirs in the souks
Private air-conditioned transport, personalized attention from a private guide, plus hotel pickup and drop-off included
Depart your Tangier hotel by private, climate-controlled minivan with your guide and travel to Tetouan, a beautiful town set near the Mediterranean, beneath the Rif Mountains. Tetouan was the capital of Morocco’s Spanish Protectorate from 1912 to 1956, and boasts a distinctive Hispanic flavor. At its heart is a mountainside UNESCO-listed medina and whitewashed new town graced with palm-lined boulevards, mosques, and Spanish colonial-era architecture. On arrival, take a walking tour of the town’s highlights. Drink in the Spanish-infused atmosphere and enter the walled medina, still largely untouched from the 17th century. Walk the cobbled lanes past faded townhouses and painted doorways, and discover the former Jewish and Spanish quarters as you hear how Tetouan was founded here in the 1400s by Jewish and Muslim refugees fleeing Andalusia. Learn about local life and culture, and walk through the modern town to see landmarks such as the royal palace, mosques, palm-fringed squares, and Spanish-style buildings. Stop for lunch (own expense) at any of the charming restaurants and enjoy free time to shop and explore: perhaps visiting one of the interesting museums and scouring the medina for jewelry, trinkets, and other souvenirs. Your tour then concludes with a hotel drop-off in Tangier.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Nov 2017
Another so-so tour. We got ushered to the Medina, after first being given a spanish-speaking guide and then an english speaking one, thanks to the efforts of Jamal, the guide we had for the tangier city tour. The guide tried hard but had limited knowledge of the history of the city. He made an extra effort to accomodate us, but having seen many medinas, one more didn't do much for us. Driver was very nice, too.