Tangier guided shore excursion delivered to you by First Morocco Tour is the perfect plan for you to embark on a journey to Tangier, the pearl of the North and the meeting point of Europe and Africa. The city may look young but its history is very old, it stretches back to the 5th century.
Join us on a Tangier half day shore excursion and get buckled for an exotic ride down Tangier’s old Medina. The clash of cultures makes Tangier unlike any other city in Morocco and the old tangled Arab, French and Spanish quarters turn the city into a vibrant mixture of fascinating architecture, tradition and culture.
As soon as you arrive in the port of Tangier, you’ll be met with personalized assistance as part of this city shore excursion. You’ll start with a panoramic drive downtown, including Mohammed VI Avenue. Then, you’ll continue on a coastal drive to the Caves of Hercules and make a photo stop at Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Tangier half day shore excursion is the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Hike to Tangier’s Kasbah located on a hilltop and escape the crowded Medina, before you dive into the calm vibes of the Kasbah. Once you are there, a panoramic view of the ocean will reveal itself, allowing you to catch a glimpse of Gibraltar- provided it is a clear day. This is one of the very few spots in the world where you can see two continents at once! While you are there, do not miss Dar El Makhzen which used to be a royal palace in the 17th century and now serves as a museum.
Stroll down the Medina street leading to The Grand Socco, a traditional shopping center for the locals. It is the perfect destination for those who seek a raw and in-depth Moroccan experience and would like to enjoy local atmosphere. The Grand Socco also displays the Moroccan housing architecture, colorful and dynamic alleyways, and a lifestyle stuck between the present and the past.
On your Tangier guided tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Caves of Hercules, one of the most famous sites not only in Tangier, but in Morocco too! Located just 15km west of Tangier, the caves provide views across the Strait of Gibraltar and have a spectacular lighthouse to explore. The name of the Caves comes from a Greek legend, which says that a Greek hero spent some time in the caves. Follow the set of steps into the cave, until you are greeted by a hole in the cave wall facing the ocean. Apart from the fact that the hole offers a phenomenal view of the ocean, it is also particularly special because it takes the shape of the continent of Africa!
At the end of your half-day shore excursion of Tangier, re-board the vehicle at the Medina’s Marine gate and return to the cruise ship.
Tangier is a unique and fascinating destination for its varied history. The Spanish, French, British, and others colonized the city, leaving it with an international flavor. Once considered an international zone, Tangier is home to a mixture of culture and architecture that can’t be found anywhere else.
Tangier is an ancient city with a rich mix of cultures and nationalities. This is mainly due to its strategic location. Tangier sits on the Strait of Gibraltar, making it the gateway to Europe and home to different cultures and religions.
Many beautiful locations throughout the city were used as filming sites for different scenes. For example, in The Living Daylights, Timothy Dalton’s character is seen racing across rooftops – an iconic scene set against the backdrop of Bab el Assa.
The sprawling Tangier Beach is a popular spot for locals to swim, sunbathe and play soccer. Along the promenade and corniche beyond the beach, there are ample opportunities to enjoy cafes and bars. The city beach is well-kept with fine white sand – perfect for relaxing or taking a stroll. However, water pollution, unfortunately, makes it unsuitable for swimming.
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