Guided tour

Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

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Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

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Discover the culture of Marrakech across various historic quarters of the city. Visit colorful souks with their tinsmiths, dyers, herbalists stalls, and workshops.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover tucked-away corners of Marrakech on a private history and culture tour
  • Explore the city's most historic quarters with a personal guide to show the way
  • Learn the fascinating history behind the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, and Jemaa el-Fna square
Full description
Your private, half-day excursion through bustling Marrakech begins after meeting your guide in front of the Café de France, an iconic landmark on Marrakech’s main square. Over the course of the day, you’ll discover the majesty and vibrancy of Marrakech’s medina, beginning with a jaunt across the Jemaa el-Fnaa square to the Koutobia Mosque. Gaze at the mosque’s massive minaret, the largest in Marrakech, as your expert guide informs you of the stunning building’s history. Onwards, you’ll head towards the Saadian Tombs, sealed for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. Marvel at the ornate carvings in a Hispano-Moorish style that frame the crypts of the 16-century royal family. Afterwards, head to the equally ornate Bahia Palace, a 19th-century royal dwelling intended to be the most splendid palace of its time. Gaze at the elaborately-painted ceilings, beautifully-manicured gardens replete with fruit trees, and elaborate stucco patterns adorning almost every surface of the building. To cap the tour off, you’ll wander through the buzzing souks, with their wide array of local artisans and craftspeople, your guide showing you insider tips about the best stalls. The tour ends back at the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where hundreds of locals meet every day to enjoy the storytellers, musicians, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, and performers of each and every sort.
Includes
  • Local, professional guide
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (the majority of monument entry fees are $7.00)
  • Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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Meet your guide in front of Café de France, in the Jemaa el-Fnaa main square.

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Superb visit with lots of little anecdotes about the city, its history, its inhabitants. The guide let us choose what we wanted to visit, so we chose the Bahia Palace. We did a big city tour, from the great mosque through the Jewish quarter. We stopped at a very pleasant herbalist. Then the guide brought us back to the main square from where we started. thank you!

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July 25, 2021

Our guide Mohamed was very attentive. We had made a last minute reservation and only one English group was available. He took the time to translate us into French when we did not understand. He even provided us with traps to avoid in the main square. We highly recommend it.

February 25, 2020

We booked the tour the day before and we had confirmation straight away with details of where to meet. We had no issue with finding our guide who was really friendly and knowledgeable. He made the effort to chat to everyone in the group and accommodated everyone well. The places we visited were really good and worth seeing. Our guide knew a lot about the history of the city and answered any questions that we had. The tour was just the right length of time and the guide dropped us back in the main square and recommended the best places for lunch. Super tour and we were both really impressed with this!

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November 8, 2019

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