When your cruise ship docks in Casablanca, enjoy a shore excursion to see the best sights of nearby Rabat — Morocco’s ancient capital. Meet your private guide at Casablanca’s port and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle for the 1-hour journey north along the coast to Rabat.
On arrival, begin with a tour through the city. Take in top attractions such as the esplanade of the Royal Palace — the official residence of the King of Morocco — and Chellah, an abandoned fortress dating back to the 12th century.
Sit down to lunch at your leisure (own expense) at one of the city’s traditional restaurants or in a cafe on the marina, then continue on to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Widely considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, the mausoleum houses the tombs of the Moroccan king Mohammed V and his son.
Continue on to the historic Hassan Tower, a Rabat landmark of red sandstone nestled among the ruins of a 12th-century mosque. Head to the Bou Regreg River and stop to visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Islamic fortress built during the reign of the Almohads.
Spend time admiring the kasbah’s impressive gardens, then hop back in your vehicle and relax on the coastal drive back to port in Casablanca, where your tour will come to an end.