Fes walking tour (1 day)

 

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Overview:

This Fez sightseeing tour will allow you to discover the main attractions of the oldest imperial city of Morocco including the medina of Fez, the colourful souks, the oldest university in the world still in operation.

Visit the leather tanneries and walk the maze of narrow streets, explore the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, discover the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bou Inania Medersa, and more.

 

Main Highlights:

  • Explore the oldest medina in the Arab world with its colourful streets
  • Meet local artisans and visit Fez leather tanneries
  • For lunch, treat yourself to a local dish such as couscous or tagine
  • Visit Al Quaraouiyine, the oldest university in the world still working
  • Explore the narrow streets lined with shops selling fruit, spices, Berber carpets, and other Moroccan crafts
  • Visit the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, discover the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bou Inania Medersa and more

 

What is included:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4 Toyota Prado Tx or Deluxe Van and fuel
  • Pick up from and drop-off to your hotel in Fez
  • English/French/Spanish Italian speaking driver
  • Licensed English/French Spanish/Italian speaking local guide
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks or visits whenever you wish

 

What is not included:

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

 

Know before you go:

  • You can ask us if others are interested in sharing the car
  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old, whilst we do not charge children under 5
  • These prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rate
  • We require a 30% deposit of the total price to book the car, while the balance is payable to the driver
  • This Fez sightseeing tour can be customised to be more personal and special
  • Departure at 9 am and the tour ends around 5 pm.
  • The order of the attractions depends on the location of your riad or hotel and you can consult with your guide

 

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Itinerary:

Enjoy a full 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 artifacts. 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.

 
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