White washed buildings sitting along the waterfront in Tangier

Tangier Tours and Travels

About Tangier

Situated just across the Strait of Gibraltar from the South of Spain and brimming with stunning, white-washed houses, Tangier, also referred to as Tangiers, is a busy seaside town in the North of Morocco. Characterised as a 'Gateway to Africa', this important city, that was once a favourite haunt for the likes of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowles and was used as a backdrop in the recent film Spectre, has a stunning mix of European and African influences pervading every corner. Glide through endless souks, admiring the plethora of treasures, before settling down to some mint tea and tagine.

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The city's Medina is where a lot of the action takes place. It comes with all of the usual accoutrements found in a port city as well as tea houses, which are perfect for catching your breath and indulging in some people watching. The Place de France, a focal point of the new town, also provides travellers with the opportunity to kick back, absorb the gorgeous views of the sea and engage in some conversation with the locals.

For those looking for a dose of culture, the former British consulate has now been transformed in to the Museum of Contemporary Art and showcases the work of a number of modern Moroccan artists. Tangier also boasts a beautiful kasbah that can, and should, be explored extensively. The Grand Mosquee is also well worth visiting for its grandiose architecture and historical significance. Its transformation from a Roman temple to a Portuguese cathedral to a mosque, then back to a church, then back to a mosque again makes for some pretty fascinating viewing.

Tangier Tours

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Tangier Hotels

If you are planning a Tangier holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Riad Dar Sultan Tangier

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Riad

Dar Sultan offers an exotic, warm and colourful atmosphere. The house is 300 years old, lovingly restored in the purest Franco-Moroccan style. A breakfast consisting of a range of Moroccan delicacies is served each morning from 8:30 until 10:30. Guests can unwind in the evenings with a spa treatment or by taking a seat in the hotel's library. Dar Sultan is a charming guest house, the first approved in Tangier, located in the historic district of the Kasbah, a few hundred meters away from the nearest beach.

Tangier Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Tangier.

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