This day trip from Casablanca offers a comprehensive introduction to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. You will visit top Rabat attractions including the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Kasbah of the Udayas.
What to Expect
After your hotel pick-up you will be driven to Rabat, the present capital of the kingdom of Morocco. The city was built by orthodox Muslim Arabs from Spain who decided to settle near the Chellah necropolis. The origins of the necropolis stretch back to the Phoenician and Roman era. You will start your city tour at Dar El Makhzen (Royal Palace) where you will only be able to see the palace from outside. This palace dates back to 1864 and presently houses over 2000 people: inside are the prime minister's offices, the imperial college, the Ahl Fas Mosque, a small race track, and the barracks of the Black Guard.
Opposite the majestic palace you will see the Mohamed V University, Morocco’s largest university. You will then walk past the Hassan Tower and visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum. 400 Moroccan craftsmen were employed to built this mausoleum. The entrance leads into the burial chamber, whose walls are decorated with Zellige (Moroccan tiles) and stucco and has a cupola covered in gold leaf. You will then go to the Kasbah of the Oudayas square, where you will see the Oudaya gate on the northern side. Next is the Rue des Consuls, the architecturally most interesting street in the Medina. Finally you will go to Souika Street, the busiest shopping street in the Medina of Rabat. The tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel in Casablanca.
- Guided tour of Rabat
- Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Local professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Onboard WiFi
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Tips and Gratuities (optional)