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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 City Private Walking Tour with a Guide

2. 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

3. 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.

Full-Day Fez Handicraft Tour

4. Full-Day Fez Handicraft Tour

On this Fez guided tour, you spend your time discovering Moroccan Berber art as well as spending time with local crafters and artists. You'll start in the Fes Medina and its narrow alleys where blacksmiths and carpenters do business, at this souk you'll explore woven Berber carpets and other Moroccan handicraft items made by local craftsmen. Moving to Seffarine Place located near Quarantine university you can select plenty of chiseled trays, teapots, jars and innumerable other objects. Next, you'll visit the Batha Museum with its excellent collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts. Then it's off to  Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts which was Opened in 1998. Furthermore, you’ll discover the oldest and the biggest fascinating tannery in Africa founded in the 9th century. Then you'll have a class at a ceramic pottery school to learn more about the culture and heritage of Morocco. You'll also enjoy a class in scarf making before being back dropped back at your hotel in the early evening.

Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

5. 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.

Fez: Private City Tour

6. 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.

Fes Cultural Day Tour

7. Fes Cultural Day Tour

Visit the blue gate known as Bab Boujloud. Take amazing pictures of the Jewish Quarter of the city, built in 1438. Gaze upon the Ibn Danan synagogue, one of the oldest buildings of its kind in North Africa. Hear of the history of the synagogue in Fes-Mellah.  Explore the King's palace, paying close attention to the beauty of the marble and copper gates. Discover the culinary delights for yourself, as the tour gives you free time for your own lunch. Wander the streets of Fes, browsing at various shops lined with fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, and handcrafted items. Admire Islamic mosques, one founded in 859, and another founded in 1351-56. Learn the history the religion has in this region and the many aspects of the devout lives. 

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What people are saying about Nejjarine Fondouk

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 586 reviews

We did this tour in December 2022, and Kamal was an excellent guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area and shared lots of history during our tour. It was pouring all day and Kamal was nice enough to let me share his umbrella until I was able to purchase my own. We stopped by local business to see how bronze crafts, Argan oil, and Agave threads were made by local craftsmen and women. We toured the beautiful Madrassa and saw the Kouarren mosque from the outside. We visited the tanneries and had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards we headed to see the kings palace, Jewish quarter, and a local Mosaic institute. I appreciated that Kamal ensured us that we were not obligated to purchase anything at any of our stops. We also appreciated that we were not bothered by fake “guides” when we were with Kamal. If you’d like a tour of the city without being accosted at every corner by people who want to “guide” you, then definitely book a tour with Kamal.

Our guide Kamal took us through a journey across the complex streets of the Medina, straight to the heart of its best. It was a unique experience where we could feel the beauty and understand the history behind all that amazing place. Worthy and we felt safe all the time. The best decision to make it as a tour so no fear of getting lost or approached intrusively by anyone inside there. Highly recommended and thanks to Kamal for the great experience!!

The tour and our guide Kamal were outstanding. Kamal is one of the most genuine and kindest guide I've ever come across. He knows the Fez medina and it's people inside out! Our day in Fez was the highlight of our amazing vacation in Marocco and Kamal played a really big part in that

Kamal was an amazing tour guide. He took the time to take us through all the interesting places and shared details . It was really nice tour and I strongly recommend this tour

Interesting walk and great induction to the local culture, habits and history.