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Fez Medina Guided Tour

1. Fez Medina Guided Tour

After a pick-up at your hotel or riad in Fez, head out on a guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with shops selling fresh fruits, spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and numerous other art and craft items from Morocco. Visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (note that non-Muslims are not permitted to enter). Take in other sites including the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bouaanania Medersa, dating from the 13th century and the Batha Palace, which is now a museum of arts and traditions.

Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

You will begin your tour at Bab Boujloud, the ornate blue gate leading into the Medina. From here you will head to the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, which includes a beautiful esplanade where the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music concerts takes place each year. You will then visit foundouk Najjarine, which houses the "Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts". You will be surprised here by the collection of the traditional tools used by craftsmen, as well as the Berber carpets and musical instruments. Next up will be the Qaraouiyine Mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the Medina. UNESCO has named it the oldest continuously functioning educational institution in the world. You will then tour the souks of Fez, along the river and inside the walls of the town. Whilst here you will be free to enter into one of the foundouks (workshop of craftsmen) to explore on your own. You will then see the city’s tannery, a fascinating place that is the largest tannery in Africa. Next, you will visit the Mellah (or Jewish Quarter), as well as the old Ibn Danan Synagogue. Following a break, it will be time to visit the Marinids Tombs. From here you will enjoy a panoramic view over all of the white houses of the Medina.

Fez: Guided Day Tour

3. Fez: Guided Day Tour

09.30 am pick up from your stay, in comfortable Air conditioning Transportation. Firstly, Begin the Fez tour at Bab Boujloud, the ornate blue gate leading into Fes medina. Discover the Royal palace gate made of copper, marble, and small pieces of zellij ( Mosaic). After that, visit the Jewish Quarter, Janan Sabil garden. To, benefit from healthy fresh air. Also, exploring attractive Fez Remparts and panoramic view at old musée Borj Nord & Borj sud. Finish outside Medina tour by apprentice school of Fez pottery and mosaic. (Break for lunch at a local restaurant). Following that, visit the largest Tannery- Chouara in Africa where worker produces high-quality of leather using just natural. Then, Visit Islamic schools beginning by University and Mosque Al- Qarawiyyin, which has Special Prestige and an incredible influence On Fes’s Development. Next, move to other schools. For example, Madrasa Bouanania was founded in AD 1351–56 excellent examples of superb Marinid architecture. Moreover, Madrasa El-Attarine, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, Nejjarine Fountain ... and more. During, the Fez Guided day tour, We are flexible, if you need to discover special places or historical sites. Finally, back to your stay.

Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

4. Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

You will begin your guided Fes tour as you are picked up from your accommodation. From here you will begin driving towards the captivating sites and old monuments of this ancient city. Your professional guide will begin by taking you to the ancient core of Fes, the old Medina. Here you can wander through the old narrow streets which are lined with small traditional shops selling the most mesmerizing handicrafts and Moroccan handmade items. You will walk through the alluring charm of the Medina, being able to admire its colorful streets and rich tapestry of life. You will soon find yourself at the largest and oldest tannery in Africa, the impressive “Chouara Tannery”, where real leather is being naturally shaped and colored. You will then continue your tour to the ancient schools of Fes. Founded in 859 A.D. by Fatima Al-Fihri, the school is an incredible example of spectacular Arab architecture. You will then visit some old Quranic Schools such as “Medersa Bouanania" and “Medersa Al-Attarine”, which was created by Sultan Uthman II Abu Said. Following this, you will visit the magnificent “Zaouia Moulay Idriss II", the spectacular and sacred shrine of the founder of the Fes Medina. Next, you will move to the Nejjarine Museum of wooden arts and crafts, where you can enjoy seeing decorated tiles, musical instruments, and intricately carved cedar eaves overhead. After a break for lunch, you will leave the ancient part of the old city to begin discovering some other magical wonders. You will visit the marvelous Royal Palace, which contains the tremendous Seven Gates and was perfectly made with the most captivating copper. Moving on, you will travel to the old Jewish Quarter “Mellah” and the Jnane Sabil Gardens. Here you can get some fresh air and admire the beautiful centered Moroccan fountains. Your guided tour will later end after you visit the northern and southern protective towers of Fes, allowing you to achieve the most fascinating panoramic views over the entire Medina.

From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

5. From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

Discover one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the remains of the former capital of the kingdom of Mauretania on a full-day tour from Fez. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Fez, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2,000-year-old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco's holiest cities. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the compact town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then, transfer to the city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. Go into the Medina and see some of the monumental city gates and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Tour the city walls, and stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts, before the afternoon transfer back to Fez.

Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Start your guided tour of Fes at the historic gates of Bab Bou Jeloud. Enter the medina of Fes el-Bali and discover the Islamic schools of the Madrasa Bou Inania and Al-Attarine Madrasa. Go to the University of al-Qarawiyyin and visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. Look at its collection of traditional tools, furniture, carpets and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  Following lunch in the medina, learn how leather is processed just as it was centuries ago at one of the tanneries. Get a look at the Royal Palace, and then drive to the Bab Ftouh cemetery for a panoramic view over the medina.

Fez: Middle Atlas Mountains Excursion

7. Fez: Middle Atlas Mountains Excursion

Your Middle Atlas day trip will begin from Fez, from where you will head towards Ifrane. You will discover that the landscape varies with altitude, and after crossing the agricultural plain of Saiss with its olive trees, you will arrive to a fruit-growing region. The region grows apples, pears, apricots, and peaches, and is located around Imouzzer Kandar at an altitude of 1,000-1,300 meters above sea level. You'll then ascend further to some majestic cedar forests, which sit at 1,500 meters. Moving up higher to 2,000 meters above sea level, the landscape plateaus to give way to a vast steppe landscape. Each season has its charms and colors, with spring between March and May according to the altitude being especially beautiful.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

8. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After breakfast you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets and many other local crafts. For lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4 : Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll make a short stop in Ifrane to enjoy a walk along the cascades. Relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head to Marrakech.  Day 5 : Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch break, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6 : Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

Fez: Guided Fez, Meknes, and Volibulis Tour

9. Fez: Guided Fez, Meknes, and Volibulis Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Volubilis and Meknes, taking you on a historic trip through Morocco's rich and varied past. Explore the ancient imperial city of Meknes, which is regarded as the "Versailles of Morocco". You will see historic attractions such as impressive walls, monumental gates, and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail throughout your walking tour. At the height of its glory, Meknes was no less than 50 palaces, 20 gates, and a city wall measuring 45 kilometers in length. Afterwards, you'll visit Volubilis, with its impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins and spectacular mosaics. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of North Africa's most important Roman sites. Travel through the holy city of Moulay Idriss, perched dramatically against the slopes of Mount Zerhon, and enjoy Morocco's dramatic landscape. Finally, you'll discover Morocco's history and culture during a sightseeing tour of Meknes, before being returned back to your starting point in Fez at the conclusion of your experience.

Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

10. Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

Dive into the culture of Morocco with a unique cooking workshop in a Moroccan riad for small groups of no more than 10 people. Discover the authentic way of life in the medina, and enjoy a hands-on experience in the art of Moroccan cuisine. This activity has 2 options: a 4-hour cookery workshop including a souk visit, and a 2-hour cookery workshop only. If you choose the 4-hour option, the first step will take you out into the medina. Here, get a taste for the bustle of everyday life in Morocco, and gain insights into the different foods and local customs with the experienced team. Next, return to the cookery school, or simply start there on the 2-hour option. Then, delight in a hands-on cooking workshop where the chef will guide you through a 2-hour culinary experience. Round off your cooking class with a relaxing lunch or dinner under the citrus trees in the central courtyard, and taste what you've just cooked. Finally, leave the workshop with a detailed recipe sheet and your mind full of new ideas to try out back home.

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Overall rating

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based on 240 reviews

We were extremely lucky to have Redouane as our guide. The tour itself was nice and I recommend it as Fes Medina is quite chaotic and you can easily get lost. Also, walking with a guide helps avoiding people asking for money or to buy stuff as well saving a lot of time. Finally, ask for Redouane, he is extremely nice, kind and knowledgable guide. He knows a lot about the history of Fes and Morocco in general and also is extremely eager to answer to all of your questions. Highly recommend!

Recommended tour !! The guide came to pick us up in the morning by car and then take us around the city of Fes, a very prepared guide and above all very helpful, he explained to us in great detail all the places where he took us, he made us visit all the most important things in Fes and made us have lunch in a restaurant in the Medina very good !!

Very well!! Hakim (the guide) has been very attentive at all times and has explained everything to us great. We would repeat with him without a doubt! Shukram!!

During a stopover from Seville to Fez, the guide showed us everything possible and in a very professional way even in a short time. I recommend to everyone

Try to discover the Medina yourself first, but with a guide you really come to places where you would not otherwise come. Very nice experience!!