Tangier day trip from Seville
Discover the charm of Morocco on a full day trip from Seville. Pass by the impressive strait of Gibraltar enjoying amazing views before you arrive in the Mediterranean old port of Tangier. Stroll in the bustling bazar, full of life, locals and exotic souvenirs that will make you dream of your trip to Africa.
- Discover Africa in a comfortable day trip
- Learn about the Andalusian, Moorish, colonial and Moroccan architectural influences in this city.
- Ride a camel on the beach and learn the cave of Hercules.
- Enjoy the rich and flavorful Moroccan cuisine in a traditional local restaurant.
You will begin the day with a hotel pickup and a beautiful and relaxing drive to the port town of Tarifa where you will board a ferry to Tangiers. Enjoying the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and keeping a lookout for the dolphins that often accompany us.
Upon arrival in the Tangiers you will taken on a sightseeing tour, in and around the city. You will witness not only the older and more historical sites, but also how the influences from outside have shaped this city into a modern and thriving hub of commerce and trade.
We will drive along the Atlantic coastline to Spartel Cape, the most North Western point on the African mainland, and one of the focal points of Tangiers. The lighthouse was built in 1864 as part of the international agreement zone, cooperatively with nine European nations and the American and Moroccan government.
Continuing along the Atlantic coast we stop at what is know as Hercules cave, these caves date back to the Neolithic period, the cave is partially man-made and natural. The construction of these caves is a marvel of engineering, considering the crudity of tools that these people would have had at the time, and leaves us wondering, did they have help? You also have the option at this time to take a ride on a camel along the beaches.
Returning to the city we stop for lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant, enjoying the diverse and very flavorful and typical cuisine of the region. After lunch we will begin a walking tour of the city starting in the Kasbah, with its beautiful museum (The sultan’s Palace), giving you an insightful look into the history of the area from prehistoric times to the 19th century. After which we will show you to the Medina, where you will experience a typical Moroccan market, getting to interact with the friendly locals and perhaps also visiting a local bakery.
Prior to heading back and board our return ferry we will have some free time to shop for some souvenirs, take some last minute photos or perhaps just relax and have a drink.
Once we arrive back in Tarifa we will return to Seville and drop you off at your hotel to dream of your Moroccan adventure.
- Schedule: Monday to Sunday at 8:00
- Duration: 12-15 hours
- Group size: 1- 10 people (private tour with a supplement)
- Meeting point: Hotel pick up
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Expert guide in Tangier
- Driver in Tangier
- Guided visit of Tangier, Hercules cave &Cap Spartel
- Museum & cave entrance & other tickets (subject to the opening hours)
- Round ferry tickets
- Optional Camel ride
- Ferry cancelations y route changes
- Please check the visa requirements for your country.
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8 reviews for Tangier day trip from Seville
Steve Marco (verified owner) –
A very quick trip to Morocco. Early morning pickup by our driver Valdo, 2.5 hour drive to Tarifa, Spain, 1 hour ferry and your are in Tangier. Meet by our guide Bashir and our driver Achmed. Drive through the city to Cap Spartel, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Oceans, beautiful views and on a clear day you can see Gilbraltar.
Next to the Caves of Hercules where they found cuts showing mill grind stones from 4000 years ago. From there back into the city and yes we hit the Casbah! https://youtu.be/bJ9r8LMU9bQ
Wandered through the old streets, had a great tour of an old mosque turned into a museum, watched them bake bread in the communal ovens of the village bakery. Had a marvelois traditional lunch at La Terraza De La Medina. Tradition harira soup, a savory Moroccan soup made with dried legumes — lentil, chickpeas, fava beans. Then a tangine of chicken and a other of chicken, couscous and vegetables. All delicious, finishing with mint tea and a sweet pastry.
Next a wander through the Souk in Medina. A little bargaining a little shopping, some small trinkets, all good.
Back to the ferry terminal and a reverse trip back to Seville. A very long but enjoyable day! All arranged through Not Just A Tourist #notjustatourist.
Thanks a lot Steve for this wonderful report and FUN video. 🙂 A pleasure to share with you our loveliest corners.
We had an amazing day! Enrique, a wonderful driver picked us up near our Airbnb and drove us to Tarifa, chatting with us about Spain along the way. He was kind and helpful getting us to the ferry. He gave us some useful tips including to jump in the immigration line as soon as we got on the boat to get out passports stamped quickly so we could enjoy the ferry ride. Those at the end of the line had to spend the whole boat trip waiting in line. We were among the first off in Morocco and met by a wonderful guide and driver in Morocco. The guide spoke 5 different languages- we communicated in both English and Spanish. He was amazing. Very kind, thoughtful and full of stories about his country and it’s history. It was very interactive-we asked lots of questions and he tailored things to our interests. We saw the Hercules caves -Impressive! We went to the farthest northwest top in Africa-he took some great photos of the 3 of us and waited patiently as my son stopped to pet all the cats and dogs we crossed paths with. Then we headed back into the old part of town. There were many tourists in large groups -and we felt incredibly fortunate to have just the three of us and our guide. After wandering for a while and hearing great stories we stopped for lunch. The food was wonderful and the service amazingly friendly…could not have been nicer. Then off again to explore the markets -we stopped to get Henna painted on our hands -the store owner was a friendly woman who called her friend to come do it. She served us wonderful mint tea while educating is about Henna and painting crest designs on an arm/hand. Our guide then took us to a great natural skin product place where we bought various types of cactus oil and Árgan oils. Again such a wonderful experience. We had one last cup of tea with our guide and heard back to the ferry. What a special day! We were the first off the ship, sailed through customs ( again thanx to Enrique’s suggestions -others waits an hour to clear customs). We fell asleep in the drive home as the sunset turning the sky above Sevilla a beautiful pink and purple at 10 pm ! Am incredible day we will never forget!
Thanks so much for sharing this epic day with us. I would say crossing the windy strait of Gibraltar from Europe to Africa on one day is a kind of adventure that is hard to forget and if everything from the driver, drive, guide, and weather works out then it turns out into magic. Very glad we could make this happen. We hope to have you back in Morocco for a longer trip through the desert and the mountains too.
The tour to Tangier was excellent. Baldo, our driver to Tarifa and Bilal, our guide in Tangier, did a great job. Even though the available time at Tangier was reduced due to the cancellation of our 11am ferry (bad weather so we took the 1pm), Bilal managed to show us all the places included in the tour, have time for a nice lunch on a typical Moroccan restaurant and take us back to the port on time to take the ferry back to Spain. We even had time to ride a camel on the beach. All the pre-tour communication with Mahsa was timely, very clear and took out any questions we could have. We hope to return to Seville and no doubt we’ll seek to arrange our tours with Not Just a Tourist. Highly recommended!
Lee S –
Fantastic time in Morocco! Our driver Fran picked us up right on time for the drive to the port. He spoke only a little English and I speak only a little Spanish but despite the language differences he managed to communicate the information we needed to know about the ferry transfer to Morocco. The driver was also friendly and drove very safely.
Our guide in Morocco (Bashir) was excellent and told us a lot about the history of the country. One word of advice- pack some snacks or eat something on the ferry because lunch is not until 3.
Once back in Spain, our driver picked us up right where he said he would and we got back to Seville around 11.
Thanks a lot Lee for your wonderful feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your day trip to Tangier with our little team at Not Just a Tourist. We hope to have you back and explore more.
Everything about this trip was fabulous! Luis the driver in Spain, Hassan the tour guide in Tangier, the driver in Tangier, the restaurant owner and waitstaff where we had lunch were all punctual, prompt, courteous, friendly, professional, and knowledgable. We highly recommend this tour! It was a trip of a lifetime, and everybody was so nice.
David Patrick R –
We took a day trip from Seville to Tangier, and it was an excellent experience. The person who booked the trip by phone was courteous and helpful in getting the trip on a day that we could fit it into our schedule. On the day if the trip, the driver arrived on time. He didn’t speak much English but our friends were fluent in Spanish, so communication was not a problem. He drove us the 2.5 hours to Tarifa and picked us up there for the return to the hotel. He also made sure we secured our ferry tickets and made it to the boat for the crossing. On arrival in Tangier, our guide and his driver met us for the tour. The guide spoke 5 languages, including English and Spanish. He was friendly and professional and full of information. The driver was also helpful and friendly as we navigated the tour route. The highlight of the tour was the walk through The narrow streets of the old Bab Kasba. We walked through the narrow streets of the old quarters and browsed old shops. We also had an excellent lunch at a restaurant in the old quarter. Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the day and the interesting mix of modern and ancient.
My husband and I throughly enjoyed our day trip to Tangier! It was a once in a life time experience and our guide really opened up the world to us. The back streets of the Medina were especially fascinating. Our guide was very knowledgeable which was great. We took the optional camel ride and I’d highly recommend it – when else will you get to ride a camel ?! The guides were all very professional and everything from pickups to the ferry went without a hitch. We didn’t even mind the rain!
Rebecca Avery –
Thank you for organizing and coordinating the tours for us.
Our trip today was incredible. Because of your organization and putting the right people in place, we were able to experience another culture and world so different from ours.
Our driver, Manuel, was wonderful and such a lovely man. We would like to be neighbors to he and his wife ?. He not only drive us to Tarifa,,but walked with us through the town. Then ushered us to the ferry, waited for us to return, and took us back to our hotel. Mohammad, our guide in Tanger was very well versed on the world on which he was raised, and offered us insights into the past and present of his culture and country. Very enjoyable