Duration: 11-13 hours
Departs: Malaga, Spain
Price from USD 161.78
Visit Tangier on a day trip from Spains Costa del Sol, and get to know the color and hubbub thats typical of Morocco! Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, and then explore the city on a walking tour, venturing around a souk and exploring the alleyways around the casbah of Tangiers medina. Dine on Moroccan delicacies for lunch, and spend the afternoon admiring the seafront sights from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Summer tours also include visits to vantage points at the Roman necropolis, Cape Spartel and Cave of Hercules.
Numbers are limited to 20 on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.
Start your small-group day trip with a pickup from the meeting point, and then travel to the ferry port for your high-speed crossing to Morocco, just across the Strait of Gibraltar.
After roughly 45-60 minutes, step onto dry land and travel to the exotic city of Tangier, on Moroccos northernmost tip. Your first stop is one of the citys smaller souks, where locals trade vegetables, fruits and spices. Soak up the buzz and hear tips for haggling for souvenirs as you jostle past stalls heaving with spices. Work your way to a street lined with Moroccan jewelers, and learn about the lavish wedding rituals where elaborate jewels are worn.
Continue to the old walled city, known as the medina, and explore its atmospheric alleyways lined with tea houses and shops. Pose for photos in front of the citys whitewashed casbah, and watch a snake charmer try to hypnotize a snake on the street. Call in at a bakery to see some of the popular Tangier breads and pastries, and then enjoy a well-earned stop for lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant. The menu changes on each tour, but couscous and tagine are typical dishes served.
Feeling revived, head to a bazaar to see a colorful array of carpets and handicrafts. Practice your bartering skills while browsing for souvenirs, and then return to your coach to finish exploring the city. Look out for attractions such as the seafront promenade and Boulevard Mohamed V the vibrant street that runs from the medina to Tangier Ville Nouvelle and pass Severo Ochoa Institute, the Spanish school in the heart of the city.
If you are taking the tour between November 1 and May 31, return to port and travel back to the Costa del Sol. Alternatively, if you are visiting during the summer months, stay in Tangier for another few hours to visit the citys old Roman necropolis and Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea joins the Atlantic Ocean. Relax with a mint tea, and then travel to the Cave of Hercules for a photo stop in the sand dunes. Enjoy free time for a camel ride (own expense), or simply sit and soak up the views before returning to port. Both tours finish with a drop-off at the start point.