Inside Tangier

Inside Tangier with Architectural Digest

The white-walled city of Tangier, Morocco—known as the “Door of Africa,” as it sits on the tip of the continent, facing Europe across the Strait of Gibraltar—has long been cloaked in romance and mystery. In the 20th century, it attracted artists and writers like Paul Bowles and Bob Dylan, as well as spies, gamblers and royals. Today, its greatest charms are hidden within private preserves belonging to its longtime residents and newer habitués, who have created special retreats that flourish in this magical Mediterranean subtropical climate. Their houses and gardens mix Moroccan craftsmanship, European colonial influences and elements of the sea to create a unique Tangerine style. For an exclusive look behind the closed doors of this ancient port town, join this intimate Insider Journey, hosted by Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley and Architectural Digest‘s Alison Levasseur, and explore Tangier’s environs in the company of some of its most interesting and innovative inhabitants, at homes featured in the pages of AD.

Plus: Combine this trip with our-back-to-back experience with Architectural Digest in Marrakech.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Architectural Digest to give you unmatched access to Tangier. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Spend time with legendary Italian horticulturist and writer Umberto Pasti in his villa, which contains an extensive collection of North African textiles and objects, as well as at his celebrated garden Rohuna, located in the countryside outside the city. With one of the greatest collections of botanical species in Africa, Rohuna has been recognized as a masterpiece of sustainable horticulture.
  • Meet interior designer Frank de Biasi for dinner in the gorgeous riad he restored in the medina, which has been featured in international design publications.
  • Visit the beautifully restored Dar Ouezzane of famed British antiques dealer and host of the BBC’s The Extraordinary Collector Gordon Watson, who will invite you for a memorable meal in his treasure-filled retreat in the “palace district.”
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over lunches and dinners at some of the greatest estates on Tangier’s Old Mountain, including the homes of designers Veere Greeney and Nicolò Castellini Baldissera.
  • Tour the American Legation, the oldest continuously operated diplomatic property and only national historic landmark outside of the U.S.—with interiors that mix American colonial touches with Moroccan crafts.
  • Enjoy special guided shopping experiences at Tangier’s top boutiques, which showcase contemporary Moroccan fashions and housewares, as well as in favorite galleries in the souk to discover antique textiles, carpets, ceramics and jewelry.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions to Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, Dar Ahlam or beyond (with the purchase of Indagare membership). Plus: You’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    May 14 - 19, 2023
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Style Mavens

This Journey's Host


Alison oversees residential project submissions at AD and directs the much-anticipated annual AD 100 list of the industry’s best. With the AD editors, she created AD at 100: A Century of Style, a new collection celebrating AD‘s centennial in 2020. Alison holds a special passion for gardens, and she is a graduate of Cornell University and the Sotheby’s Works of Arts course in London.


After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels and has scouted in Tangier many times. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, was released in the fall of 2021.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    May 14 - 19, 2023
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    AD's Alison Levasseur and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • Five nights’ accommodations at Fairmont Tazi Palace Hotel in a Deluxe Room
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from Morocco, Visa fee and any Covid-testing fees
  • Meals not specified and premium or alcoholic beverages; optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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