When was the last time you were a tourist in your own city? Since I moved to Tangier, I’ve been a tourist here a lot. When you move to a new place, it’s always exciting to see what all it has to offer. However, after you have lived in a place a while, things might become stagnant or you might just be busy with work, family, household chores, etc.

Whenever I visit a city, I often use the hop on, hop off buses that many companies offer to tour the city. The prices are usually relatively reasonable and you can see many things and get a lot of information in a relatively short amount of time. Then you can choose places, sites, monuments, or museums that you want to revisit.

We noticed that there is a new bus in Tangier, City Tours. It is the hop on hop off style and has two routes. One is two hours and one is one hour. They offer they tour in an audio guide in four languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, and English. It costs about $16 for both legs of the tour and the ticket is good for 48 hours.

Because we are residents, they offered us a 50% discount, so for $8, we were able to take the tour. We have been to all of the places on these tours, but there was some interesting information and it was fun to see the city and the sites from a different perspective.

I grew up in Nashville, TN and my parents still live there. Whenever I go back to visit, I go on some type of tour like Nashville Trash, Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, or visit one of the sites such as Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage.

So my advice to you is to consider being a tourist in your own city. See your city as the tourists do. You might learn something new or develop a new appreciation for where you live.



  1. So the way it works is, your ticket is good for 48 hours, you can get off the bus at whichever stop you want, and then when you are ready to move on, you simply wait for the next bus? Or are you given a set time at each stop before you must return on the bus?
    Where does one purchase the ticket? Do we just go to the port and buy the ticket there and get on the bus? They don’t seem to have a website to purchase the ticket, so based on their Facebook page I’m thinking the port is the starting point and the place to purchase the bus ticket.

    • Karen Mills Reply

      The ticket is good for 48 hours from when you purchase it. They have a website, but Tangier is not listed yet as it is so new. You can purchase the ticket on the bus, or at the kiosk at the port. There is a red building just at the entrance to the port gate on the right. The bus for each route starts and ends there, but you can get off at the various stops and get back on and continue. The bus frequency at this point is not very often, so check how often the bus runs and when the next one will return before you get off to plan your time. You will see bus stops posted around the city for the two lines. For example: Grand Socco, Roman Tombs, Socco Alto, etc. We went to the port and started and ended there without getting off the bus just to get a feel for what the tour was like.

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