Sights & Scents of Tangier

Discover the colourful markets, souks, and the historic Medina and Kasbah.

Highlights

  • Walk the Kasbah and Medina of Tangier
  • Spend 5 hours with our local guide who will share with you the unique appeal of this Gateway to northern Africa
  • Visit the markets and souks for a flavour of local life
  • Fabulous lunch in a local environment (price not included)

ALL TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AS PRIVATE TOURS FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY/GROUP/PARTY

Trip Profile

Duration:
1 Day
Best Time To Visit:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov
Tour Dates/Days:
Flexible
Group Size:
Min: 2
Max: 20
Grade:
Moderate
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Tour Summary

TOMA & COE will shield you from the tourist trappings, instead taking you into the authentic heart of a fascinating North African coastal city with a fabulously rich cultural heritage.

We take the short boat trip from Tarifa, Spain to Morocco and this bustling destination. You’ll have the opportunity to visit aromatic food and spice markets, beautiful artisan weaving factories and wander around the hidden alleyways and busy plazas that make Tangier the atmospheric, memorable city that it is.

Most of the tour is done on foot (a total of approx. 3 miles) so please wear comfortable shoes.

You will need your passport as we will be crossing into Morocco.

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Itinerary

Ferry trip from Tarifa to Tangier.

Guided Tour of the city stopping at food and spice markets, artisan weaving factories and the off-the tourist-trail streets.

Saint Andrew’s church, an Anglican church that contains a wonderful array of culturally sensitive details and treasures. Before the main altar one can read the Lord’s Prayer written in Arabic and the hymn boards are decorated with the Jewish Star, a present from the Jewish community on Tangier.

Option for lunch on the roof terrace of an exclusive boutique hotel The Nord Pinus (not included in price).

Free time for photography and shopping.

N.B. The Itinerary varies according to walking ability, day of the week and time of the year (market opening times) but we always endeavour to show our guests as much of Tangier as possible.

Arrival:

Departs from pick up point at 9.30am.

You will need your passport as we will be crossing into Morocco

Departure:

You will arrive at your drop off point at approximately 8.30pm.

This is dependent on the sailing times of the ferry.

Prices

Please enquire for prices

As TOMA & COE is a bespoke travel agency working with private clients and small groups, prices may vary slightly according to the time of year.

Costs are based on double occupancy/a minimum of two guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Tangier worth visiting?
Yes, Tangier is worth visiting for its varied history. Influenced by Spanish, French and British colonisers, the city still retains its own Arabic feel. Once considered a truly international spot, Tangier is a unique north African city.

Do women have to cover up in Tangier?
It is not expected that foreign women would be covered from head to foot. However, to be respectful to the culture, tops that cover shoulders down to elbow and do not show cleavage would be preferable (and also help prevent sunburn). When entering a religious premises, the hair should be covered by a scarf.

For all genders, shorts and skirts should not be too short or tight.

How long is the ferry crossing from Tarifa to Tangier?
The ferry crossing from Tarifa to Tangier takes from 1 hour to 80 minutes, depending on the available ferries.

Can you do a day trip to Tangier from Spain?
Absolutely! From the Costa del Sol, a day trip to Tangier is a great way to experience a taste of Morocco. A short ferry trip from Tarifa and you’re in Tangier and enjoying a different culture.

What is special about Tangier?
A crucial trading post between the continents of Africa and Europe, the port city has an interesting and diverse history and culture. In its heyday, Tangier was a popular place to stay for literary and artistic greats such as William Burroughs, Truman Capote and Cecil Beaton.

Reviews

★★★★★

My wife was a little apprehensive about visiting Tangier, but what a great day and great experience! We will return to Spain next year, and will definitely spend time with TOMA & COE again… as client and as friends.

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