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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.

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.

Fes Cultural Day Tour

3. 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 culenary 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. 

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.

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What people are saying about Nejjarine Fondouk

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 381 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!

Tour was great, our guide showed us the entire town and we had plenty of time for questions and to visit the tanneries. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Fes.

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!!

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!!

Very nice guide. The guide was a local and knew about every corner in the almost 10000 alleys of the medina. Highly recommended!