TO MEKNES (INCLUDING MOULAY DRISS – VOLUBILIS) – FEZ
Today’s tour will take you through the remarkable imperial cities of Meknes, Fez and other historical sites surrounding the city.
You will have a private guide taking you all over the most important sightseeing and offer you a detailed explanation about the history of each visited part.
Your guide will be personally picking you up from your riad or hotel and taking you back to your place of residence once the tour is over.
We provide you with a professional licensed guide.
We also insure you a Multilanguage’s speaking guide to assure you a smooth communication no matter what are your origins.
Tour starts around 9AM unless you suggest otherwise, then we plan our tour depending on your availability.
After breakfast at your riad or hotel we will be heading onward to discover another imperial city which is Meknes but before we get there we will be stopping at Moulay Driss town then Oualili or Volubilis like its known.
Once we start our tour we will be making our first stop in Moulay driss, spectacular with its high defensive walls, immense gate, koranic schools, fountains, and domed mausoleum.
The Tomb of Moulay Idriss is closed to non-Muslims, but can always be seen from the terrace near the Mosque of Sidi Abdallah el Hajjam.
Some breathtaking views of the town and the mausoleum can be witnessed at this holy place.
Once this tour is over we will head to the Roman ruins of Volubilis or as it’s referred to it now by “Oualili”.
It was recently recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site for its breathtaking archeological sites standing still and proving the greatness of the Roman Empire ornamented with stunning mosaics and colorful strips.
Once this tour is over we will head to Meknes which is the second imperial city of morocco which considered being the achievements of one of the supreme Sultans in the history of Morocco, “Moulay Ismail”.
Through this visit you will be getting the chance to discover all what this imperial city has to offer with its several tall minarets, massive extension of walls and monumental gates passing through Bab el Khemis and the old medina to get to the Islamic cemetery which takes us to the entrance of the old Mellah or like it’s known “the Jewish Quarter”, and before leaving Meknes we will be stopping by one of the most important and beautiful gateway of the city which is Bab el Mansour.
Once your guided visit is over with, your driver will be taking you straight to your hotel or riad where you are spending the night and enjoying a nice typical dinner.
Tour starts around 10AM unless you suggest otherwise, then we plan our tour depending on your availability.
Your private guide will be taking you on a guided tour of the old medina of Fes which will be one fascinating experience on its own since the old medina is the largest and oldest dynamic square in the world.
It is standing still and very alive like you will witness with your own eyes once your tour begins.
You will be given the opportunity to visit the royal palace which is the oldest and largest in Morocco, then head to the Jewish quarter.
Something fascinating about this place called “Mellah” is that it is officially the first Jewish quarter in Morocco and its fortified walls are standing still until now a days.
During your tour you will be given a whole historical idea concerning the Jewish dynasty that has lived in this imperial city starting since the 14th century and more specifically since the year of 1438 when the first Mellah was officially established.
Once our Jewish quarter presentation is over we will be heading to discover more about the fascinating old medina of Fes and our next stop will be the Tanneries after we cross the fruits and vegetables outdoor market while witnessing the locals buying their daily needs for their delicious cooking then we take you to the Quaraouine University which is the Oldest existing, Continually operating and the first degree Awarding educational institution in the world according to the UNESCO and Guinness World Records, after words we head to The Moulay Idriss Mausoleum then to the Nejarine Square.
Our exploration of the old part of the medina of Fes doesn’t stop here so we will take you through the Attarine streets where you will be captivated by the diversity of the scents of oils and spices, you will also get the chance to witness a demonstration of the making of modern and traditional carpets and scarves in a local carpet manufacturing before we take you to The Madrasa Bou Inania widely acknowledged as a great example of the Merinid architecture.
Once your tour is over we will take you back to your hotel or riad in Fes where you will be having dinner and spending the night.
A lunch break is scheduled during this guided tour and your guide will offer you all the necessary suggestions.
After your lunch break we will be expanding our visit of the imperial city of Fes through the Batha Museum located in a magnificent 19th-century summer palace and rehabilitated to a museum in 1916, the Batha Museum houses a great collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts, historical and artistic artifacts which include fine woodcarving, zellij and sculpted plaster.
It also has some fine embroidery representing the Fassi culture, colorful Berber carpets and antique instruments.
Once your guided visit is done we will head back to your riad or hotel where you will be spending the night and enjoying a nice dinner.
After enjoying your breakfast we will let you enjoy a free morning in the old medina of Fez before we head back to Casablanca.
We enjoy you had a great time with our companionship and see you soon.
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We are always flexible for all your valuable suggestions.