Guided sightseeing tour of Marrakech including landmarks
Visit the medina
You guide will meet you at your accommodation with your driver to start the city tour from the prestigious mosque of LA KOUTOUBIA, one of the wonders of art Almohade that is located in the center of the city, where formerly was a stone palace called "Ksar AL HAJJAR "
Later, we will head to the Saadian Tombs, one of the most visited places in Marrakech. These tombs date from the late sixteenth century and are located in a closed garden accessed through a small corridor, a mausoleums of great beauty, decorated with mosaics, and different tombs that keep buried sultans, warriors and servants of the Saadi dynasty.
After visiting this place we will go to the Bahia Palace, built in the s. XIX as residence of the Sultan. Bay means bright, in fact in the s. XIX Moroccans thought they had built the greatest palace of all time. To get there, we will cross the street market of the Kasbah, the Jewish Quarter (El Malah), the Souk of the Species and Badia Palace. We will take a short walk through the souk of Marrakech. And finally the Jemaa el fna square, which is the central square of Marrakech and the most important place in the medina. Where is the public life of marrakech develops both day and night. The best of Jemaa el Fna square is the transformation that is going on during the day.
Madrasa de Ben Youssef, built in the sixteenth century was one of the most important Koranic schools where the students lived in austere cells while finishing their religious studies. The most beautiful part of the visit confers in its inner courtyard with its architecture and mosaics, in harmony with the central pond used to perform the ablutions before the prayer. Here visitors will find an extreme tranquility, after having gone through the bustle of the streets of the Medina.
Marrakech Museum: building open to the public since 1997. The Museum of Marrakech is one of the most interesting visits in the city. The main part of the museum is its patio (with a large lamp) and the rooms arranged around it. In these rooms the museum's collection is exhibited, mainly composed of ceramics, weapons, carpets and other traditional Moroccan objects. Inside the building you can also visit the traditional hammam and a temporary exhibition hall. (Optional)
Souk and Guilds Of Marrakech: entering through Jemaa el Fna Square and crossing the souk for its dozens of labyrinthine streets. Here you can buy all kinds of clothes, spices, food, crafts and typical products. In the souk you will find artisans grouped by guilds: dyers, basket makers and ironmongers are some of the trades that come together in the souk of Marrakech.
- Professional art historian guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan in case of need
- Ideal for families with children
- Lunch and drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
I did not book this tour! The tour I booked was a full day tour with admissions to the historic buildings and landmarks and included lunch. I had to change the dates for the tour and was booked onto this one without being notified it was different. I didnt realize this until we met our guide and made us pay for everything. He was very rude and clearly stated that "he is just a guide" and that "all he cares about is telling us about the landmarks". He kept spitting whenever he was talking too. I had to stand a few feet away from him, though i don't think this was intentional - just how he was. I had to use a ATM machines to withdraw money to pay for everything which I am going to claim back against Viator and put a complaint. He didn't show us the Museum either, nor did we get a free bottle of water. He wanted to finish the tour bang on 12.30pm and said he is only with us for 3 hours and that's it. The minivan had wi-fi onboard advertised but this wasn't working either. Can someone at Viator please let me know how to make a complaint about this?