Marrakech: Historical & Cultural Walking Tour - full day

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Discover Marrakech's wonders with a local guide. Tour the vibrant Medina and explore some of the city's iconic monuments including Bahia Palace, Mederssa Ben Youssef, Saadian Tombs & Le Jardin Secret.

Highlights

  • Discover the architectural wonders of the Koutoubia Mosque & the Saadian Tombs
  • Marvel at the stunning mosaics of the iconic Ben Youssef Medersa & Bahia Palace
  • Find serenity in le Jardin Secret, a oasis of palaces and gardens in the Medina
  • Take in the medina’s plethora of sights, sounds & smells in its vibrant markets
  • Delve into Marrakech's vibrant history, diverse culture, & defining architecture

Description

After meeting your licensed local guide who will guide you through Marrakech, You will be able to visit the following places according to time and your preferences: El Bahia Palace was built for Ahmed Ibn Moussa between 1894 and 1900. There are 160 rooms in the palace around little courtyards, which were, according to rumour, chiefly occupied, by an increasing number of concubinesThe palace which is surrounded by an eight-hectare garden, is decorated by stucco panels, zellij, tiled floors, carved cedar ceilings, shiny marble finishes and painted ceilings. The Saadian Tombs, dating from the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur, house the remains of about sixty members of the Saadian Dynasty. Rediscovered in 1917 and carefully restored, these tombs have become a prominent attraction in Marrakech, serving as the final resting place for members of the dynasty from the Dra’a Valley beyond the high Atlas Mountains. Ben Youssef Mederssa, was founded by Sultan Abou el Hassan (1331–49), but rebuilt in the 1560s, under the Saadians. The school is where some 800 students learned the Koran by the heart. This is undeniably one of the most stunning and beautifully decorated buildings in all of Morocco. It has very fine examples of typical Moroccan styles; zellij tiling, stucco plasterwork and carved cedar-wood. Le Jardin Secret, a hidden oasis of palaces set within a magnificent garden nestled at the heart of the medina and is a truly outstanding example of Islamic art, science and architecture. Take a leisurely walk through the greenery, appreciate the colourful flowers, and enjoy the calming sounds of fountains. Le Jardin Secret is a quiet sanctuary that perfectly blends with the city's lively atmosphere, offering a moment of calm in the midst of urban hustle. Your sightseeing adventure culminates in the lively souks - the vibrant heart of Marrakech! Here, you will discover a variety of traditional handicrafts, spices, medicinal remedies, and local entertainment. Explore iconic items such as babouches, leather goods, garments, pottery, tagine dishes, and silver jewellery. Don't forget that bargaining is a common practice, adding a sense of fun and excitement to your shopping experience.

Includes

Licenced experienced local tour-guide Free time to explore sites of interest Personalised service

Important Information

  • A limited number of Spanish and Italian-speaking guides are available in Marrakech, and though we make efforts to accommodate these preferences, if all such guides are unavailable, you will have the option to choose between English or French-speaking guides instead. So, please consider this before booking. Your understanding is appreciated!
  • Your tour guide who will accompany you throughout the tour will go inside each monument with you to give you a guided tour with free time to explore on your own and to take photos.
  • Your entry tickets per person: Bahia Palace: 70 dh / Madrassa Ben Youssef: 50 dh / Saadian Tombs: 60 dh / Le Jardin Secret: 100 dh

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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