Guided tour

Marrakech: Half-Day Historical and Cultural Tour

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

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

Enjoy a 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. 

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, 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

4.8 /5

based on 205 reviews

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  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Perfect afternoon. Our guide picked us up at the front of the Cafe de France and we had a packed afternoon with so many marrocan history and culture! Our guide did every explanation in French and in English and it was a very rich afternoon! Palais Bahia was a gorgeous monument with so many history! I can't recommend enough this tour if you really wanna know the history and culture of Marrakech

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August 7, 2022

We had a brilliant experience with Abdul as our guide - he was extremely knowledgeable and we learnt so much more than just about the historical sites we visited. Worth noting that you have to pay 70 dirhams per person to enter the palace and the tombs but both are well worth it. We had English and French speaking people in our group so Abdul had to repeat himself in 2 different languages, meaning that the tour took longer but we didn't mind. He took us to a super cheap place to buy bottled water too, which was appreciated! Would highly recommend this tour as it's a fantastic way to learn about the context and significance of the places you visit.

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July 30, 2022

Rachid was a fantastic host for our group of 8 and shared his wealth of knowledge of the city and its surroundings. Starting in the square, we explored the alleyways of the Medina and up to our first stop at the palace. From there we visited the Catacombs and the Mosque.

July 16, 2022

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