Guided tour

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Half-Day Tour

4.1 / 5

10 reviews

Marrakech Palaces and Monuments Half-Day Tour

From US$ 48.63 per person

Explore Marrakech on a 3-hour tour, and learn the history of Morocco’s Red City at its main palaces and monuments. Go to one of the largest mosques of the western Muslim world, see the gardens of Bahia Palace, visit the Saadian Tombs, and more.

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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

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the medieval streets of Marrakech, Morocco's Red City
  • See one of the largest mosques of the western Muslim world
  • Marvel at the ornate mausoleums of the Saadi Dynasty
  • Go to the Bahia Palace to see intricate tile work
Full description
Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Marrakech, exploring the medieval streets and enchanting gardens and palaces of Morocco’s “Red City.” Founded in 1062, it’s the 2nd oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities, and among its finest attractions is the Koutoubia, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques of the western Muslim world. Marvel at the 225-foot minaret and masterful architecture that evokes the Giralda of Seville. See the 19th-century Bahia Palace, built in 7 years by 1,000 craftsmen from Fez. Intended to be the greatest example of Moroccan and Islamic architecture in the world, a haphazard arrangement of secret apartments open onto the inner courtyards, set in the center of a 2-acre garden. The only sections open to the public are the apartments of the Sultan’s favorite concubine, the Council Chamber, where you can admire the tiled walls and illuminated cedarwood ceiling, and the Central Courtyard, paved with marble, intricate zellij tiles, and ornate fountains. Next, go to the Saâdian Tombs, dating back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansu, and admire the pure architectural lines and delicate decorations of cedar wood and stucco in the marble mausoleums of about 60 members of the Saadi Dynasty.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up for hotels centrally located in Marrakech
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Enjoyable tour, nice sights to see.

Once we finally started the tour it was very good. The pick up was a little late but nothing to worry about they came to my riad so I had no need to be concerned. Overall the tour was good with some great sights to see but it was slightly marred by the local guide who was very nice but was quite content to speak mainly in Arabic which was for the benefit of the two others on my tour who were from Tunisia. We did go to a local herbal shop and were demonstrated all they had to sell but for me we just spent too long in here listening to a sales pitch which wasn't part of the tour I was there for.

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January 1, 2016

Madr was great

The guide explained everything

October 14, 2016

informative

Again booked German, get English tour. Nice and open-minded guide who brought us to a pharmacy at the end of his tour. German was then spoken fluently.

September 24, 2016

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