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"Timeless Splendor: Fez Medina's Ancient Heritage Unveiled"

1. "Timeless Splendor: Fez Medina's Ancient Heritage Unveiled"

Your experienced and knowledgeable guide (English; French; Spanish) from samitrip will pick you up from your hotel or riad at 10am to explore the Fes medina and its souks. You will have the opportunity to see the world famous tanneries, the oldest university in the world and the superb Koranic school, and to visit the city ramparts and the pretty entrance and exit gates of the medina, as well as a breathtaking panoramic view of the old town. visit the ceramics factory, the royal palace and the mellah (Jewish quarter). You'll begin the tour with the guided walking tour of the medina itself, a unesco World Heritage Site, a maze of 9,600 winding, winding alleys and the largest urbanized pedestrian zone in the world. Here we will first visit Place Seffarine where you can see (and hear!) the metalworkers who play there play in the traditional way using copper, brass and pewter. Passing through the winding corridors, you will visit the famous tanneries, then Al Quarawiyyine University, the oldest university in the world and very important for Islam. It has been gloriously decorated and recently restored to its former glory. From stacked vegetables in the souk of Attarine to the exquisitely decorated medersa, then you will visit Nejjarine square and its beautiful mozaic, blue and white public fountain, the carpentry museum and its caravanserai. Your trip will continue with a visit to the city walls of Fez with an air-conditioned car, to see the old ramparts and many pretty Babs to the South Tower, a French-built fortress built on a hill overlooking the medina and offering stuning view. of the old town and surrounding area, then drive to a ceramics factory where you can see the potters doing their trade and using the kilns to make their ceramic wares. Here you will also have the chance to see traditional blue and white Fassi pottery at unbeatable prices as well as other designs in a myriad of colors. Next, head to the mighty Dar El Makhzen, the royal palace of Fez with its seven enormous bronze entrance doors. Then a short drive to the magnificent Bab Boujloud, the huge main gate of the medina, engraved on one side in blue tiles for Fez and on the other in green for Islam. At the end of the day, your samitrip guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

2. 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.

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.

Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. 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. Finally, at the end of the tour, you will head back to your accommodation.

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.

From Casablanca: Fez private Guided Tour with Lunch

6. From Casablanca: Fez private Guided Tour with Lunch

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Hassan II Mosque, Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Casablanca 20450 Morocco Hassan II Mosque, Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Casablanca 20450 Morocco Weather permitting. Round trip travel time is approximately 7 hours. Stop At: Aben Danan Synagogue, Fes Morocco The Aben Danan Synagogue, built in the 17th century, is the flagship building of the Jewish community in Morocco, linked to a famous family of rabbis. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Bab Bou Jeloud, Fes Morocco Bab Boujloud is one of the most beautiful gates of the medina built in the 12th century with its blue and green colors restored in 1912. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), Fes el-Bali Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030 Morocco The mosque and university of al-Qarawiyyin is the oldest university in the world founded in the 9th century where about 500 students studied different courses like theology, low Quranic, low Islamic,,,,,,,, etc. . Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Chouara Tannery, Hay Lablida Chouara, Fes 30030 Morocco The Chouara tannery is an essential place to discover the traditional manufacture of Moroccan leather. and If you like leather, this is the best place to discover and explore the making of the original leather. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Royal Palace of Fez, Avenue Omar Ibnou Khattab, Fes 30004 Morocco The Royal Palace of Fez was built in the 13th century, the palace was restored several times during the Alaouite dynasty in the Moorish style the place has 85 hectares and a huge garden named Lalla Mina Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Art D'Argile, N 41 Hay Lala Yakout Rue N3 Ain Nokbi, Fes 30030 Morocco Pottery is an ancestral art of the city of Fez, it is the ideal opportunity to discover how artisans create mosaic patterns. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Borj Sud, Avenue Borj S, Fes Morocco The Borj Sud, a former military base dating back to the 14th century, offers a panoramic view of the city of Fez, it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes Morocco The Mellah, created in 1435, is the oldest Jewish quarter, it still preserves the traces of the architecture and the marks of the Jewish families who have resided there for centuries. Duration: 15 minutes

Fes, Berber and Middle Atlas Day Trip

7. Fes, Berber and Middle Atlas Day Trip

Start your day heading out to explore the Middle Atlas. First stop is Imouzzer, a small village known for their apple festival. Stop at Dait Aoua, a famous lake in the region. Admire the beauty of the surrounding oak trees and cedar.  Ifrane is a small unique city established by the French in 1930 — visit the various highlights of this community. Gaze upon the Lion Stone in seasonal conditions: glistening with snow by winter, and baking in summer. Enjoy some free time to have a delicious lunch. Track down some barbary apes (Barbarian Monkeys), and after lunch you will head to the cedar forest. Explore the Azrou, a Berber village, as the men lead their flocks, grind flour, and practice their trades. This tour concludes by dropping you back at your hotel in Fes.

Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca

8. Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca

This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Hassan II Mosque, Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, asablanca 20450 Morocco If time permit Stop At: Fontaine Nejjarine, Fes Morocco The Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts and see traditional tools used by artisans, carpets, barbarians, and musical instruments. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Bab Bou Jeloud, Fes Morocco One of the most beautiful gates in the city. Built-in the 12th century, it is covered with blue and green ceramics and is the most convenient access door to enter Madinah. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Aben Danan Synagogue, Fes Morocco See Ibn Danan synagogue, the largest and oldest synagogues in North Africa. The date of its construction goes back to the Moroccan Sultan Al-Rasheed Ben Ali Al-Sharif. The building was renovated in 1870 and the Jewish community fought to preserve it. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), Fes el-Bali Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030 Morocco This university and the mosque located in the heart of the city. It has been classified by UNESCO as the oldest educational institution operating continuously in the world. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Chouara Tannery, Hay Lablida Chouara, Fes 30030 Morocco If you are a leather fun this is the best place for you to discover and explore how they make the original leather Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Art D'Argile, N 41 Hay Lala Yakout Rue N3 Ain Nokbi, Fes 30030 Morocco The pottery is one of the very old arts in the city of fes and this is a big chance to see and explore how they make all the mosaic designs Duration: 30 minutes

Fes Cultural Day Tour

9. 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. 

Sefrou and Bhalil Day-Trip: from Fes

10. Sefrou and Bhalil Day-Trip: from Fes

You are starting at 10:00 AM by picking you up from your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle. The first stop will be Sefrou, known for its waterfalls, and unique land formations. Here the driver will give you your free time to explore and wait for you in the car, Our driver will help you to find a guide in sefrou if you would like to stroll the town with a guide. where you can admire the shrine of Sidi-Al Bousserghine, Explore the town while learning about the architecture, the religious influences, and the history. Visit the rich plant life of Oued Aggay. Grab lunch at a restaurant in Sefrou, before driving the road that climbs into the olive country. Bhalil and the famous cave paintings will provide you with a rich insight into the region's history. Then visit a local family to drink mint tea and learn about the local daily life. After finishing your day trip in Sefrou & Bhalil, your driver will drive back to fes and you will take a stroll around Fes By car and see The Historical Monuments before dropping you back at your Hotel.

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based on 122 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.

Our tour was excellent from start to finish. Our driver, Mustafa, was very welcoming and spoke excellent English. He answered any questions we had. Our guide at the Roman ruins was also name Mustafa, and was also very good. He explained the history and was very knowledgeable. In Meknes our guide was Rashid. He was wonderful. He knew everything about everything. He took his time and answered our questions. We would want all the same people for any future trips.

A guide is necessary to tour the Medina in Fez, which is a wonder but a maze in which the unwary or brash tourist will get hopelessly lost. It is the heart of that city and a living representation of a centuries old way of life. My tour was somewhat limited because of my ageing knees, which made going up and stairways with no banister difficult, but our excellent and personable guide paced it so I was able to appreciate an amazing three hours.

Fascinating excursion inside the Medina. Visiting both the monuments of the city and artisans and shops. Very good and very kind guide, who speaks good Italian, who took us for a walk for 4 hours.

The guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we asked. He took us for lunch to a local place and it was very good. I highly recommend this tour and guide.