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Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

1. 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.

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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.

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Fes: Medina Ramparts Minivan Tour

3. 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 22 reviews

Very nice tour :)

We had a very nice trip with Abdul .... he spoke German very well and we could say what we wanted to see and what not. About the medina, the craft, the bakery, the local breakfast (bean soup), the lunch in a local (not tourist) restaurant, the many streets with their countless shops, the Koran school and the much information from Abdul, close this tour an experience. Whether you wanted to buy something was up to you and the locals were all very friendly. The city tour by car to the viewpoint and the Royal Palace rounded off the whole thing. It was a very successful day for us.

Wonderful day, Moamed the guide spoke perfect Italian and he was really kind and helpful, we were able to visit all the most beautiful and suggestive places in the city, thanks also to the driver, Fes is lovely, I recommend it

Great tour to get to know Fez

Guide spoke good German. We got a very good overview of the city, felt safe (3 young women) and welcome. No business was pushy, our questions were always answered and our wishes answered. This guide gladly again!

The Nabil guide was great. He fought her a lot about the city, Islam and culture. Helped us negotiate in many times. Took us in all places we wanted.

Our guide had a very good knowledge of German and was able to answer all of our questions about both the city and Morocco.