- - Tangier was once an international city and is still one of the most vibrant cities in Morocco.
its port, dominated by the old medina, is the main link between Africa and Europe.
Upon arrival, meet, assist and depart to Cape Spartel light house and the nearby Hercules Caves which are associated with the Greek legend of Hercules being the one who separated Africa from Europe. We will be passing by the La Montagne residential district surrounded by eucalyptus and umbrella pine trees and sumptuous mansions standing side-by-side with opulent Hispano-Moorish style villas, mostly built by the foreigners who lived there when Tangiers was an international zone. From this spectacular site, we will enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic ocean, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Spanish coast only 14km (9 miles) away.
Afterwards we will proceed to Tangier downtown and the city Kasbah where we will visit the Sultan s Palace Museum housing Islamic and prehistoric Arts collections.
After lunch break, we will start our walking tour in the old town with its colourful markets and bazaars. Here we will have the opportunity to visit the Grand Socco square, a huge permanent market located at the entrance to the medina, where local farmers come to sell their fruits, vegetables and poultry and the Petit Socco, a lively and very popular spot with its little cafes and old hotels which accommodated previously many famous artists, rock stars and writers such as Henri Matisse, Eugene Delacroix, Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowles.
On completion of our visit, we will return to Tangier port to board our boat departing mid afternoon.