Marrakech History & Memoirs

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Marrakech History & Memoirs
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Embedded within the ramparts, Marrakech tells the whole Morocco’ story through its monuments. Koutoubia minaret dating of XII century is the symbol of Marrakech. This building impresses by its pure lines. Its stripped profile presents on each part a different decoration. We continue through la Kasbah, to visit the Saadians toms, the only remaining remnants of the Saadi Dynasty that ruled the city from 1524 to 1659. Walking through the Jewish quarter to explore Bahia Palace, this must-see meaning brilliance in Arabic, is one of the best-preserved and most interesting historical sites in Marrakech: Court of honor, rooms richly decorated; large riad surrounded by citrus trees, gardens, fountains.. Close pleasantly our half day by visiting the Tiskiwin museum Founded by Bert Flint to display the best of his personal collection of Amazigh Berber artefacts with a permanent exhibition highlighting the great value of Moroccan heritage. .
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In Brief

Location:
Marrakech, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Koutoubia Mosque, Rue el Ksour, Derb Sabai, 13, Marrakech 40000 Morocco

See the famous Koutoubia Tower, the largest mosque in Marrakech with a 70 meter high minaret. The tower is a great example of Hispano-Moorish art

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Saadian Tombs, Rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech 40000 Morocco

Continue to the cedar wood domes and marble columns of the Saadian Tombs. Dating back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603), the tombs were only discovered in 1917 and their subsequent restoration have made them one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Marrakech.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palacio da Bahia, 5 Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakech 40000 Morocco

Walking through Jewish quarter Mellah to discover El Badia Palace, built at the end of the sixteenth century by El Mansour Eddahbi, this monument was a real jewel of Islamic art but the Alaouit Sultan My Ismail took all the richest of this palace to build the Meknes City, Now there remains only a huge esplanade carved gardens, planted with orange trees and surrounded by high walls full of a great history. 

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Musee Tiskiwin, 8 Rue de la Bahia Riads Zitoun, Marrakech Morocco

Close pleasantly our half dad by visiting the Tiskiwin museum Founded by Bert Flint to display the best of his personal collection of Amzigh Berber artefacts.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrances fees in Monuments and museums mentioned
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Saadian Tombs
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio da Bahia
  • Entry/Admission - Musee Tiskiwin

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you are staying inside the medina, or outside of central Marrakech, a meeting point will be provided upon tour reconfirmation

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.63 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Superb Abdul was very attentive to us all spoke 4 foreign languages. We visited many of the key sites and he was a wealth of information. Cannot wait for my next tour this afternoon which if yesterday,s tour is anything to go by will be equally enjoyable.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Very nice! Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. His English was clear and I was happy he showed us some shops where my mother, sisters and I were able to get some natural products for the hair and skin.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2017
Great tour with a very friendly and informative guide, took us to the major sites in and around Marrakech. Would highly recommend as a great introduction to Marrakech.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2017
Guide was lovely and spoke in several languages, definitely knew his stuff as well. Learnt a lot and saw some beautiful places, would highly recommend!
• Submitted 27 Jan 2017
This tour was a good way to get familiar with the city
• Submitted 26 Oct 2016
really fun must do in Marrakesh. The guide was really entertaining as well
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016
Great excursion and excellent tour guide. A truly unique experience and worth doing.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2016
Met our guide, who picked us on bang on time. The tour was very informative and we were a small group of 6. He was very knowledgeable and had a brilliant sense of humour. The sights we saw were amazing, the architecture beautiful. The Medina was very busy but our guide made us all feel very safe and we had a great time.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016
Highly recommend taking this tour if you're in Marrakech! Amazing guides, happy to help and no opportunistic selling :)
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
We paid £11 each for this trip to Viator who squeezed us onto a coach full of Thomson clients most of whom will have paid £16 each. Thomson customers checkout Viator at home before booking with your holiday company in location. The walking tour of palaces and monuments was excellent value partly because our £11 included transport to and from the medina, entrance fees into the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and a Museum but moreover for the outstanding guide. This ageing rockstar or self confessed last hippie in Marrakech was very informative and highly entertaining
• Submitted 03 Oct 2014
Well worth doing, the 2 guides were friendly and informative. Quite a bit of walking involved but you get to sample a lot of different parts of Marrakech, places you wouldn't normally walk down yourself. Highly Recommended
• Submitted 23 Jun 2014
Our guide was excellent. He took our group of four married couples to areas of the Souk which we would not have normally had the confidence to visit on our own at night. Every aspect of the local diet was thoroughly explained - herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, nuts, couscous, bread, tea and meat - the lot. The walk through the Souks at night was unforgettable; we felt safe at all times and was the best introduction to Marrakech we could have hoped for. Thoroughly recommended. Five star
• Submitted 10 Mar 2014
It was an excellent tour and good value for money. We had 2 guides with us on the tour who took turns to explain the history of the monuments. The palace was amazing with the lovely ceiling and tiled floors. Covered a lot of monuments and they even dropped us back at the square when we requested instead of our hotel.
• Submitted 17 Nov 2013
This is a great value tour. The sites visited do get busy with lots of tourists so it really helps having a tour guide. Our guide was interesting and informative and we covered a lot of sites during the morning. As I was staying in the medina I was picked up from a central location very near Djemaa El Fna which worked out very well. I would recommend this tour for first time visitors to Marrakech.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2013
Excellent tour, very interesting mixture of palaces and monuments. Very knowledgeable guide - highly recommended
• Submitted 24 Mar 2013
Great tour, lovely efficient guide. Monuments were beautiful and the history fully explained. There was a bit of walking which was great as it took you through non touristic parts outside the medina wall. We stopped at a cake shop to sample some of the local cakes. Also stopped for lunch at a designated restaurant which had a mixture of tourist and locals there. The food was actually some of the best I had in Morocco and you were able to enjoy wine with your meal which is rare in the medinas in Morocco. The pace of the tour was quite relaxed and the length perfect. Also one person was not picked up due to a mix up and the tour guide changed the schedule slightly to allow her to join the tour pretty much from the start which I thought was excellent service.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
A great collection of monuments
• Submitted 19 Nov 2016
A good introduction to Marrakech with a knowledgable guide who was willing to explain Islamic history to some curious members in our group.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2016
The tour was great. Our guide Micky is highly recommended and very funny and personal. Definitely knows his stuff about Marrakech
• Submitted 17 Nov 2015
Guide proved to be an interesting character who gave a real personal aspect to the areas we visited combined with a fascinating insight into the religious and historical background of Marrakech. A most like able and interesting gentleman
• Submitted 20 May 2014
Despite the fact there isn't a plethora of historical sights to see in marrakesh the guides were extremely helpful and informative and provided an entertaining tour
• Submitted 21 Feb 2014
I really enjoyed the tours. The tour guide was very informative when he spoke about monuments, also the history of them.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2013
This trip was definitely worth the price. I booked it after arriving in Marrakech so I had compared the price with the local tour operators and it was less than I could get there. The guide was knowledgable and gave a lot of incidental information that was very useful. He spoke good English and gave a good insight into modern Morocco as well as the history that we were viewing. The French speaking tourists were given a separate guide. Unlike a lot of other tours, I could not have done this myself.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2012

In Brief

Location:
Marrakech, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday