full day fez medina walking tour
Today's journey is nothing but a great opportunity to gain insight into one of Morocco's gem; a Medieval Medina is a genuine open-museum and is nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage; with countless masterpieces of architecture, historic buildings and truly magnificent palaces.
Throughout this delightful Fez guided-tour, discover the oldest city in a whole new way.
per adult from
5 to 7 hours
What's included :
- Professional local guide
- Transport by an air-conditioned vehicle fuel included
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Professional driver
What's excluded :
- Entrance fees to historical monuments
- Lunch and drinks
- Tips and personal purchases
- Entry/Admission - Medina of Fez
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Medina of Fez, Fes 30000 Morocco
After an early traditional breakfast, at 9:30 am, you will be invited to one of the world's largest walled and historical cities in the world.
We'll start our cultural, historical visit of the old medina; It's called "Bab Boujloud", There is a huge gate, one of the most popular gates in Morocco, a sight of the ornament glittering mosaic tiles you will not miss to explore this imperial city.
It's also called the blue gate, This is the key to understanding the complexity of the architecture of the world.
Bab Boujloud is a beautiful gate which leads to Fez el Bali (Old Fez). The gate was built in 13th century by Almoahad dynasty and renovated 100 years ago in 1913.
We will lead you to see the local market of the medieval old medina, the colors of the fresh fruits, vegetables & spices, the different faces & traditional clothing as well.
next we'll visit, Madrasa Bouanania, which showcases the fascinating beauty of the Marinid architecture. It's an ancient school where young boys were taught about the Islamic faith.
Our next stop will be the gates of the Royal Palace, which will be one of the most beautiful places in the world.
the royal palace, or Dar el Makhzen, still home to the king when in town.
Next on our journey, we will stop at the Jewish neighborhood called "Mallah" which was built in 1438 with very splendid and splendid architecture. After, we will visit the oldest and most famous synagogues in North Africa, Ibn Danan synagogue that dates back to the 17th century, it was built by Mimoun Ben Sidan
Next, travel by car to one of the Fortresses for a great panoramic view. Then, stop by a local pottery and mosaic co-operative to see first hand the craft of Fes' famous pottery.
Later we will take you to visit
ESSEFFARINE PLACE: Around this nice place are the stalls of diamond and boilermakers which have been established for centuries. Fes is the first hand diamond producer of Morocco.
ZAOIA OF MOULAY IDRISS:
This shrine houses the tomb of king Idriss, who is considered the founder of Fez and is the most revered sanctuary of Morocco. It was built in the center of the city under the reign of Moulay Ismail at the beginning of the 18th century.
Qarawiyyine is one of the oldest and most famous mosques in the Western Muslim world. It is the first Moroccan university frequented by Ibn Khaldoun. Al-Qaraouiyine founded in 859 by a lady called Fatima alfihriya
NEJJARINE MUSEUM OF WOOD ARTS AND CRAFTS:
Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, located within a restored funduq - a building
that ounce provided accommodations for traveling merchants a caravanserai for tracking
in adition to the famous Nejjarine fountain in the heart of the medina.
These places of the world, the tanneries, which are still in use today, are a unique sight that allow tourists to glimpse of the past.
In the tanneries where you can watch how leather was made centuries ago and how
Moroccans maintain this tradition. After the tanneries, you'll stop for lunch in one of the best
traditional Moroccan restaurants.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from their accommodations
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.