Tangier
11/17/2019 12:00 AM
11/17/2019 12:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Tangier City Visit - 4 Hours
Meet your Car and Guide at the port of Tangier near the gangway.

Duration : 4 hours.

Points of Interest : Cape Spartel, Caves of the Oracle of Herakles, Souks, the Medina...


PRICES INCLUDE: Private circle trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle - according to family or group size - from Tangier’s Port. Private guided sightseeing excursion and all related entrance fees as listed in the itinerary. An English-speaking Licensed National Guide throughout. Light refreshment.
 
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Medical or accident insurance outside of the vehicle. Gratuities to guides and driver. Any expenditure of a personal nature. Bottled or gaseous water en-route, nor anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
 
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT TRAVELERS BRING:
Hygienic ‘wipes;’ camera and ziplock bags for sensitive lenses; sunglasses, sunscreen.
Tetouan and Chaouen - 12 Hours
Meet your Car and Guide at the port Tangier near the gangway.

Duration : Approximately 12 hours.

Points of Interest : Tetouan : Mellah (Jewish quarter), Hassan II Square, the traditional walled Medina, the Museum of Moroccan Art, the Handicrafts School, Bab el Oukla ...

Chaouen : El Masjid El Andalous , Square of Ouatta el Hamman, the Palace El Makhzen, the medina ...


PRICES INCLUDE: Private circle trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle - according to family or group size - from Tangier’s Port. Private guided sightseeing excursion and all related entrance fees as listed in the itinerary. An English-speaking Licensed National Guide throughout. Light refreshment.
 
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: medical or accident insurance outside of the vehicle. Gratuities to guides and driver. Any expenditure of a personal nature. Bottled or gaseous water en-route, nor anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
 
IT IS RECOMMENDED TRAVELERS BRING WITH THEM: hygienic ‘wipes;’ camera and ziplock bags for sensitive lenses; sunglasses, sunscreen.
Tetouan City Visit - 6 Hours
Meet your Car and Guide at the port Tangier near the gangway. Transfer to the city of Tetouan for a day trip.

Duration : Approximately 6 hours.

Points of Interest : Tetouan :
Mellah (Jewish quarter), Hassan II Square, the traditional walled Medina, the Museum of Moroccan Art, the Handicrafts School, Bab el Oukla ...

PRICES INCLUDE:
Private circle trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle - according to family or group size - from Tangier’s Port. Private guided sightseeing excursion and all related entrance fees as listed in the itinerary. An English-speaking Licensed National Guide throughout. Light refreshment.
 
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Medical or accident insurance outside of the vehicle. Gratuities to guides and driver. Any expenditure of a personal nature. Bottled or gaseous water en-route, nor anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
 
IT IS RECOMMENDED TRAVELERS BRING WITH THEM
Hygienic ‘wipes;’ camera and ziplock bags for sensitive lenses; sunglasses, sunscreen.
Tangiers: Half Day City Tour

Tangiers lies at the point where two great seas, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet and two great
continents, Africa and Europe. Enjoy the Kasbah, the Medina old part of the town, the Souk market, Cape Espartel and the Bazars.

4 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Tangier or Tangiers (Tanja
in Berber and Arabic, Tánger in Spanish, and Tanger in French), is a city of
northern Morocco. It lies on the North African coast at the western entrance
to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean
off Cap Spartel. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tétouan Region.

 

Tingis is an ancient Phoenician
town. According to Berber mythology, Tangier was built by the son of Tinjis,
named Sufax. Tinjis was the wife of the Berber hero Antaios. There are other
versions of Tangiers founding - Greek legend ascribes its foundation to the
giant Antaeus, whose tomb and skeleton are pointed out in the vicinity, or to
Sufax, son of Hercules by the widow of Antaeus. The cave or grotto of Hercules
is only a few miles from the city. Hercules slept there before attempting one
of his 12 labours.

 

When Morocco became a French
protectorate in 1912 the future of Tangier was still a matter of controversy.
France, England and Spain decided to look for an acceptable compromise. On December
18, 1923, Tangier was declared an international zone , controlled by eight countries
and monitored by a Mendoub (Sultan's representative), where political and military
neutrality was compulsory and where there was complete economic freedom.

 

We start the tour driving
thgrough the hill with its splendid villas, the Governor's residence and the
King's Summer Palace to Cap Spartel where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
meet. After a visit and a photo stop leave for Hercule caves and continue to
the city center. The small flatroofed houses, the sprawling bazaars, the prayer
towers, the bearded men in their flowing robes and the veiled women, yes suddenly
you are immersed in Eastern culture. During the course of the day you will have
the opportunity to ride a camel, watch a snake charmer and visit the Kasbah
and its Mosque and the Zooks which are Arab markets where you can bargain over
prices of leather goods, brass, pottery, jewellery, rugs, carpets, blanquets
and other locally made merchandise.

Tangiers: Full Day City Tour

Tangiers lies at the point where two great seas, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet and two great
continents, Africa and Europe. Enjoy the Kasbah, the Medina old part of the town, the Souk market, Cape Espartel, Malabata Cape, the beach promenade, the
Bazars and moroccian lunch.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Tangier or Tangiers (Tanja
in Berber and Arabic, Tánger in Spanish, and Tanger in French), is a city of
northern Morocco. It lies on the North African coast at the western entrance
to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean
off Cap Spartel. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tétouan Region.

 

Tingis is an ancient Phoenician
town. According to Berber mythology, Tangier was built by the son of Tinjis,
named Sufax. Tinjis was the wife of the Berber hero Antaios. There are other
versions of Tangiers founding - Greek legend ascribes its foundation to the
giant Antaeus, whose tomb and skeleton are pointed out in the vicinity, or to
Sufax, son of Hercules by the widow of Antaeus. The cave or grotto of Hercules
is only a few miles from the city. Hercules slept there before attempting one
of his 12 labours.

 

When Morocco became a French
protectorate in 1912 the future of Tangier was still a matter of controversy.
France, England and Spain decided to look for an acceptable compromise. On December
18, 1923, Tangier was declared an international zone , controlled by eight countries
and monitored by a Mendoub (Sultan's representative), where political and military
neutrality was compulsory and where there was complete economic freedom.

 

We start the tour driving
thgrough the hill with its splendid villas, the Governor's residence and the
King's Summer Palace to Cap Spartel where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
meet. After a visit and a photo stop leave for Hercule caves and continue to
the city center. The small flatroofed houses, the sprawling bazaars, the prayer
towers, the bearded men in their flowing robes and the veiled women, yes suddenly
you are immersed in Eastern culture. We also drive through the beach promenade
and boulevard to the Malabata cape. During the course of the day you will have
the opportunity to ride a camel, watch a snake charmer and visit the Kasbah
and its Mosque and the Zooks which are Arab markets where you can bargain over
prices of leather goods, brass, pottery, jewellery, rugs, carpets, blanquets
and other locally made merchandise.

Tangiers: Full Day Excursion to Tetouan

We drive for around 45 minutes to the charming town of Tetouan located in the North coast of Morocco and near the Spanish city of Ceuta. We visit the Kasbah, the Medina (Unesco world heritage site), the Souk and the Handicraft School. Moroccian lunch.
 

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Tetouan is situated in
the midst of greenery. A belt of orchards, planted with orange, almond, pomegranate
and cypress trees, encompasses dazzlingly white houses that cling to the Dersa
hillside. Nearby the somber, dim Rif Mountains emphasize the pleasant colours
of the urban site that dominates the fertile Martil Valley.

 

Founded around 1305 by the
Merinid Abou Tabit, the town served as a base for operations against Sebta (Ceuta)
and later became a pirates lair. The town was repopulated in the 16th century
by the Moslems and the Jews who had been chased away from Andalusia.

 

The Christian reconquest
of Spain came to its conclusion when Granada fell in 1492. Large numbers of
Muslims and Jews who were driven out of the city and made homeless crossed the
straits into Africa, settled in Tetouan and rebuilt the town. Architecture in
Tetouan is a harmonious and fascinating blend of Arabic and Spanish styles reflecting
the town's bicultural ancestry. Spanish culture still plays a significant part
in the life of the city. Andalusian music has remained dominant and trade with
Ceuta, the Spanish town situated in North Africa and located 30 minutes drive
from Tetouan. In 1913 Tetouan became the capital of Spain's protectorate until
independence in 1956.

 

Leaving the former international
city of Tangier, drive through the fertile countryside over a narrow pass in
the hills to arrive at Tetouan. Visit the Kasbah, walled Medina, the Museum,
the Souks, the Handicrafts school and watch the snake charmer. Refreshment will
served and at lunch, enjoy a typical folklore music show and one of the many
national dishes of Morocco like Harira and Kuskus.

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