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Bab Bou Jeloud: Our most recommended tours and activities

Fez: Half-Day City Private Walking Tour with a Guide

1. Fez: Half-Day City Private Walking Tour with a Guide

Explore the charming city of Fez on a private tour. See the famous Bab Boujloud, the Jewish Quarter, Janan Sabil garden, and many more highlights of the city with a guide. After pickup, start the tour at Bab Boujloud, the ornate blue gate leading into Fes medina. You will discover the Royal palace gate, Jewish Quarter, and the Janan Sabil garden. Admire the attractive Fez Remparts and panoramic view at old musée Borj Nord and Borj sud. You will finish the outside Medina tour with a visit to the school of pottery and mosaic.  Next, continue to the largest Tannerie Chouara where workers produce high-quality leather. You will also visit Islamic schools like Madrasa Bouanania, Madrasa El-Attarine, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the iconic Nejjarine Fountain. During the tour, your guide will tell you the history, stories, and facts of the city. Finally, at the end of the tour, you will head back to your accommodation. 

Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. 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: Private City Tour

3. Fez: Private City Tour

Pick up at 9:30 in the morning from your hotel or other accommodation by our professional bilingual driver. You will meet your local guide for a tour around the medina and the main historical sites. The guide can provide tips on how to get around Fez, a map that plots out the day’s suggested itinerary, and tips on how to save money during the excursion. Start the visit at Bab Boujloud, one of the doors that lead to the medina. See beautiful old buildings such as Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, Koranic religious institutes, and the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine. Visit the Nejjarine Wooden Arts and Crafts Museum and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture, and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai. After a lunch break in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the medina, continue to the famous tanneries, where leather is still transformed as it was hundreds of years ago. Watch workers from a gazebo and learn about the various jobs, and even negotiate a new bag or belt. Outside the Medina, see the Royal Palace with its large square lined with palm trees. Last, but not least, climb the hill at Bab Fettouh cemetery, and enjoy the panoramic view of the houses of medina. Here you can admire some of Fez’s oldest buildings and houses before your return in the evening.

Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

4. Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

After your pick-up in Casablanca at your hotel or at the harbor, you'll start the drive of about 3 hours to the holy city of Fez, where you will meet your guide.  Start the visit at Bab Boujloud, one of the gates which lead into the medina. Visit some of the beautiful ancient buildings such as the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, Koran schools for religious studies, and the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine. Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  After a lunch break in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the medina, continue to the famous tanneries, where the leather is still processed as it was hundreds of years ago. Observe the workers from a lookout, and learn about the different workings, and even bargain for a new bag or belt afterward.  Outside the medina lies the Royal Palace with its large plaza lined with palm trees. Last, but not least, drive up the hill to the cemetery Bab Fettouh, and enjoy the panoramic view over the white sea of houses of the medina. After your visit, your driver will meet you for the drive back to Casablanca.

Fes: Medina Ramparts Minivan Tour

5. Fes: Medina Ramparts Minivan Tour

Experience Moroccan, Jewish, and Andalusian culture with a knowledgeable guide on this interesting tour around the Ramparts of Fez. Begin your oriental tour outside the walls of the Medina. Visit the Batha Palace, now a museum of arts and traditions. Head to Bab Boujloud gate, also known as the blue gate, which features intricate green and blue ceramics. Walkthrough the lively square that surrounds the gate. Next, stop in the Mellah district and gaze at the 17th-century Ibn Danan synagogue. Visit the King's Palace with its brightly colored seven doors. End the tour with a fantastic panoramic view overlooking the whole of the Old Medina.

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What people are saying about Bab Bou Jeloud

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 32 reviews

I will start with the only con, so that travelers can know in advance and be clear: If you are not looking to shop, you should ask to skip all of the craft stops. The demonstrations are ultimately sales pitches for mosaic, textiles, leather, bronze, and so on. While informative, they are also high-pressure situations no matter how often said there is “no pressure.” Our guide even stressed we could do what we wanted and could skip these as we went, that it was up to us, but we ended up going along because of politeness. If you are traveling to Fes to shop til you drop, ignore this because you’ll love it. We’re just not shoppers. That out of the way: both driver and guide were exceptional. Clean transport, courteous and knowledgeable service. The tour of Fes and all of the history was the real highlight — along with the locals lunch option we went with (rather than the fancy lunch he said was possible). This was a good value, for sure, just be clear and firm with your interests.

Many thanks to Rachid who was our guide. he is a guide with a great culture and who knew how to adapt to our family.

Very Good The very friendly guide And informed us very well throughout the Tour

Highly recommended. Housein a top guide, who grew up in the Medina.

Great. Moha was an exceptional guide. Helpful. Very professional.