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Madrasa Bouanania, Fes: 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. 

Fez Old Medina Adventure: 4-Hours To Guided Tour

2. Fez Old Medina Adventure: 4-Hours To Guided Tour

Full-Day Exploration of Fez's Old Medina Embark on a comprehensive adventure through the enchanting Old Medina of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this full day guided tour. Begin your day with a warm welcome from your knowledgeable guide who will lead you through the labyrinthine streets and unveil the secrets of this historic city. Highlights: - Historic Sites: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, and the tanneries, immersing yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders. - Cultural Immersion: Wander through bustling souks, witness traditional craftsmanship, and engage with locals to experience the authentic culture of Fez. - Gourmet Adventure: Delight your taste buds with a culinary exploration, savouring local delicacies during a lunch break at a traditional Moroccan restaurant. - Artisan Workshops: Gain insight into traditional crafts at artisan workshops, where skilled craftsmen demonstrate age-old techniques in pottery, carpet weaving, and more. Itinerary: 1. Meet-Up: Begin your day at the designated meeting point in the Old Medina, where your guide will provide an overview of the day's itinerary. 2. Historical Landmarks: Explore the Bou Inania Madrasa and Al-Attarine Madrasa, marvelling at their intricate architecture and historical significance. 3. Tanneries Visit: Witness the traditional tanneries of Fez, where leather has been processed for centuries using methods passed down through generations. 4. Cultural Encounter: Stroll through the vibrant souks, interact with locals, and absorb the lively atmosphere of the market. 5. Lunch Break: Enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of authentic cuisine. 6. Artisan Workshops: Visit artisan workshops to observe skilled craftsmen in action, creating traditional handicrafts. 7. Culmination: The tour concludes, leaving you with the option to either return to your accommodation or explore the Old Medina further at your own pace. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, and it's advisable to dress modestly, respecting the local customs and traditions.

A guided tour of the historic Fez Midina

3. A guided tour of the historic Fez Midina

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Fez, Morocco's cultural treasure trove. Your adventure begins with a warm welcome from your local guide who will lead you through the city's labyrinthine streets. Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and unique traditions of this ancient city. Highlights: Explore the UNESCO-listed Medina of Fez, one of the world's largest living medieval cities. Wander through centuries-old souks, where the scent of exotic spices and the vibrant colors of artisan goods will captivate your senses. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountain, and the tanneries to witness traditional craftsmanship. Savor authentic Moroccan cuisine at a local restaurant and indulge in a feast for your taste buds. Your guided adventure will provide you with an in-depth understanding of Fez's heritage and way of life. As the tour concludes, you'll have the opportunity to either return to your accommodation or continue to explore this enchanting city at your own pace. Book your Fez journey today for an immersive experience that promises to create lasting memories.

Fes Medina Guided Tour with Real Fes local

4. Fes Medina Guided Tour with Real Fes local

Although getting lost is part of your travel experience in Fes, I recommend you to sign up my local walking tour to have a general knowledge about Fes with an organised route and professional introduction. I offer half-day (3 hours) and full-day (5-6 hours) guided tour in shared or private group. These guided tours cover most of the famous historical and touristic sites. It helps you to discover Fes medina in a short time. In half-day tour, we will spend 3 hours in the old medina. We meet up in my guest house at 10am.* We start the tour from the principal door Bab Bouljoud (Blue gate). Then, we walk along the main street Talaa Kebira, pass by local souk, herbal shops and variety of handicraft shops. We stop to see the water clock and Bouanania Medersa in the way. Keep walking down to the street, we visit those well-known historial sites including Mosque and University Kairaouine, Andalusian Mosque, Nejjarine Fountain, Musée Najjarine. There are some remarkable markets, such as Henna souk and Attarin market, will be also passed through. After that, we stop at place Seffarine to see bronze handicraft production and Saffarin Madrasa. Chaouwara Tannery, the largest tannery in Fes, should not be missed. In the end, we go back to Mosque and University Kairaouine and dismiss. In full-day tour, apart from the 3 hours visit in medina, Jewish Quarter and King Palace are also included, and spent the rest of time outside medina with transportation. We will visit factory of mosaic and pottery to see their production progress. We will enjoy panorama view of Fez in Bab Guissa and Marinid Tomb. I am a licensed official tour guide in Fes. I was born and grew up in Fes so that I understand my city very much. It is my pleasure to introduce my beautiful city and share locals’ life to the people around the world! See you in the tour soon! *For shared tour, hotel pick up & drop off with surcharge, please contact us for more information *For private tour, hotel pick up & drop off will be offered, please send us message about your hotel name and address after booked.

Fes: Historical and Cultural Sightseeing Tour - half day

5. Fes: Historical and Cultural Sightseeing Tour - half day

Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour in Fes, which is the oldest of Morocco’s four “Imperial Cities”. One of the most famous buildings is that of the University of Al Kairaouine, also written as al-Quaraouiyine and al-Qarawiyyin (in Arabic: جامعة القرويين). It was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859. It is considered by some to be the oldest degree-granting university in the world. The university doubles as a functioning mosque and non-Muslim visitors are not allowed inside the grounds. The main gates and some other entrances are open and may be looked into, but not entered. The medieval city of Fes El Bali or “Old Fes” remains complete and is unspoiled. During your tour of this part of the town, you can visit the exotic Bou Inania Medersa, again from the outside, Dar Bath in the medina, which is a former palace turned into a museum in 1915, with an amazing collection of traditional artefacts. It has a fantastic Andalusian-style garden at its entrance, with varying types of plants, aromas, and sounds, plus mosaics and a water fountain. Inside, you’ll find fine woodcarvings, Moroccan tiles, embroidery, carpets, and even a ceramic collection from the 14th century. Fes is also famous for the tanneries, though you might wish to have a scarf to cover your nose as the smell can be very strong. But the leatherwork is often exquisite and can be found all over the medina. The Dar Al Mekhzen is the entrance to the Royal Palace and the workmanship and precision of the gigantic doors made of brass and gold, surrounded by zellij tilework and carved cedar wood is stunningly beautiful.

100% Fez historical tour with expert guide official Mustafa

6. 100% Fez historical tour with expert guide official Mustafa

Embark on an immersive historical journey through the heart of Fez, led by our expert guide, Mustafa. Your adventure begins as Mustafa welcomes you and fellow travelers at Garden Batha, the iconic Blue Gate, at 10:30 AM. Traverse the narrow, winding alleys of the ancient city, delving into the rich history of Fez since its foundation. Explore the renowned Bou Inania Madrasa, a masterpiece of architecture adorned with intricate tilework. Continue to the tanneries, where the traditional craft of leather-making unfolds before your eyes. Discover the vibrant hues of dyed hides laid out to dry, immersing yourself in the city's age-old traditions. Visit local artisan workshops, witnessing skilled craftsmen creating traditional handicrafts. The journey unfolds to historical landmarks, including the Museum of Woodworkers, the Mosque and Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, and the historical Foundouk of the Fighters, displaying various traditional works of the city. Explore the historic Al-Attarine Madrasa and the Mosque and Mausoleum of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. Optionally, choose to enter the historical Al-Attarine Madrasa for an additional fee, offering insights into the ancient architecture of Morocco. Mustafa will guide you through the historical School of Tanners and the School of Cooks, each providing a unique perspective on the city's heritage. The journey continues to the Mosque and Mausoleum of Sidi Ahmed Tijani, Dar Dheb Shawara, and the lively Seffarine Square. Conclude the 3-hour tour at the serene R'cif Square, ending your historical exploration enriched with insights into Fez's captivating past. Please note that this tour is dedicated to providing a 100% historical experience, with minimal emphasis on commercial activities. While passing by some historical landmarks, adjacent shops may be encountered, but there is no obligation to make any purchases.

"Discover Old Fez Amidst the Maze with a Guide"

7. "Discover Old Fez Amidst the Maze with a Guide"

Discover the captivating beauty of Fes Old Medina with our guided tour, where history and culture come alive in every step. Immerse yourself in the bustling labyrinth of narrow alleys, hidden courtyards, and breathtaking architecture that dates back centuries. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the iconic landmarks, such as Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, and, sharing fascinating insights along the way. Explore the ancient Chouara Tannery, where the traditional art of leather-making unfolds before your eyes (Entry ticket not included). Delight in the intricate craftsmanship displayed at the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts. Capture the essence of Fes as you witness the grandeur of Bab Bou Jeloud (Blue Gate) from the outside. The tour also includes a visit to the revered Moulay Idriss II Mausoleum and the iconic Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University (Entry ticket not included), representing the heart of Islamic learning. Your journey concludes at the meeting point, where you'll have the perfect opportunity to explore more of Fes at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Old Medina or head back to your accommodation, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable cultural experience.

Fez Medina Exploration Guided Walking Tour through History

8. Fez Medina Exploration Guided Walking Tour through History

Discover the Hidden Treasures of Fez Medina: Guided Walking Tour Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Fez with our immersive guided walking tour. Begin your adventure at the historic Old Medina, where the very essence of the city comes to life. Our expert guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets, unveiling the rich history and cultural tapestry that defines this UNESCO World Heritage site. Highlights: - Historical Landmarks: Visit iconic landmarks, including the Bou Inania Madrasa, Chouara Tannery, and Al-Attarine Madrasa. Marvel at the intricate architecture and learn about the historical significance of each site. - Cultural Insights: Immerse yourself in the local culture as you interact with artisans, traders, and residents. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the souks and witness traditional crafts being practiced. - Hidden Gems: Explore lesser-known gems tucked away in the labyrinthine alleys. Discover charming squares, secret gardens, and centuries-old fountains that hold stories of Fez's past. - Local Cuisine: Delight your taste buds with a visit to a local eatery, where you can Savor authentic Moroccan cuisine. Experience the Flavors of tagines, couscous, and traditional sweets. Itinerary: 1. Meeting Point: Gather at the designated meeting point in the Old Medina, where your guide will provide an overview of the tour. 2. Historical Exploration: Begin your journey through the historic landmarks, with insights and anecdotes from your knowledgeable guide. 3. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the bustling souks, interact with locals, and witness traditional craftsmanship. 4. Lunch Break: Enjoy a break at a local eatery to relish the Flavors of Moroccan cuisine. 5. Hidden Gems: Explore the lesser-known corners of the Medina, discovering hidden gems and architectural marvels. 6. Conclusion: The tour concludes back at the meeting point, leaving you with the option to further explore the Medina or return to your accommodation. Embark on a memorable adventure, gaining a deeper understanding of Fez's past and present with our guided walking tour through the enchanting Old Medina.

Fez: Walking Tour - Explore the Medina with Shaymae

9. Fez: Walking Tour - Explore the Medina with Shaymae

Discover true Moroccan culture with me in the largest and oldest Medina in the world! Many people want to visit it but not everyone can explore it, We are here to help you with that, Hiba and Shaymae, our Guides, will show and explain to you the history and culture of Fez where traditions, sounds, smells and tastes meet together. By taking part in this tour, you can visit the most attractive places safely and with the peace of mind that you are not going to get lost because you will be accompanied by a local person. During the tour, we will also visit the most important souks where you will have the opportunity to explore the typical Moroccan culinary culture and buy handmade products from local craftsmen. The tour starts in Bab Bouljoud one of the most important gateways to the Medina easily accessible by car or cab. The 7 places we will visit are the attractions you absolutely cannot miss if you visit the Medina of Fez: - Place as-Seffarine square where craftsmen work copper and brass - Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque the oldest university in the world - Henna souk for centuries the marketplace for cosmetics - The traditional Medina tanneries (Fee entrance 50 Dh not included) - Nejjarine Wood Museum (Fee entrance 20 Dh not included) - Tala'a Kebira and Tala'a Sgira the most important streets in the Medina

Fes Medina: Legendary Guided Tour

10. Fes Medina: Legendary Guided Tour

Embark on a mesmerizing Fez medina guided tour, starting with convenient pick-up from your hotel or riad. Immerse yourself in the bustling narrow streets adorned with vibrant shops showcasing an array of fresh fruits, aromatic spices, exquisite Berber carpets, and captivating Moroccan handicrafts. Discover architectural marvels like the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri, and the ancient Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (Please note that entry is only permitted for Muslims). Delight in other notable landmarks such as the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bouaanania Medersa, a remarkable 13th-century educational institution, and the Batha Palace, now transformed into an enchanting museum showcasing art and traditional culture.

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I really enjoyed the tour with Mustafa! He was explaining everything very interesting of the historical things and cultural examples. Also he told us some insights about the street signs meaning and different quarters. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see the most of Fez in a short time with quality insights! Thank you:)

The guide Mostafa was excellent, professional and attentive, he took us on a tour of the medina of Fez, where he knew all the places, and told us the history and anecdotes. Congratulations !! Highly recommended 👍

Great walking tour of Fes! Mostafa was very friendly and informative. Showed us around the main sites of the busy Medina and was more than happy to give recommendations and answer questions 😊

Great walking tour of Fes! Mostafa was very friendly and informative. Showed us around the main sites of the busy Medina and was more than happy to give recommendations and answer questions 😊

Mostafa is an excellent guide! He accompanied us throughout the city, making us see it with completely different eyes from how it had seemed to us during a solo tour