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No Shopping, Full-Day, Guided Tour of the Historic Medina of Fez

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  • Starting point: Fez
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Distance : 6 KM

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Experience the vibrant tapestry of sights, sounds, and aromas on a fascinating day tour through the Medina of Fes, Morocco. Step into the labyrinthine alleys, where time seems to stand still, and embark on a journey through centuries of history and culture. Immerse yourself in the bustling souks, where artisans skillfully create and display their traditional crafts.

With a knowledgeable Medina Travels guide leading the way, this immersive tour provides an authentic and enriching experience, unveiling the hidden treasures and captivating stories that make the Medina of Fes an unforgettable destination.

While you are welcome to purchase souvenirs during the trip, your guide will not take you to any shops, nor will they receive a commission on any of your purchases.

Activities

  • Photography
  • Walking

Price Includes

  • Licensed, multilingual guide
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
  • Pickup and drop off from your hotel or riad
  • Transportation

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Personal souvenirs

What to Expect

The Fez medina is filled with cobblestone streets and steep, narrow alleys. This trip includes up to 6 hours of walking, so wear comfortable shoes suitable for the terrain. In summer, keep an eye on the weather as it can get hot; don’t forget to bring sun protection.

  • Guided by knowledgeable Medina Travels guide
  • Tour of the city ramparts by car
  • Visit the Jewish quarter and synagoge
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Fes from Burj Sud
  • Immerse yourself in bustling souks and witness artisans creating traditional crafts
  • Discover architectural gems like Al-Qarawiyyin University and Bou Inania Madrasa
  • Marvel at intricate designs of plaster, tile, and woodwork
  • Visit lively tanneries and witness the leather-making process
  • Experience the vibrant colors of street yarn dyers
  • Admire panoramic views of Fes from above
  • Unveil hidden treasures and captivating stories

Itinerary

Royal Palace

Marvel at the majestic Royal Palace with its ornate golden gates, perfect for capturing memorable photos. Don’t miss the opportunity to admire the exquisite Moroccan craftsmanship.

Melah

Discover the rich history of the Melah, the Jewish quarter, as you visit the synagogue.

Fes Jdid

Make sure to look around while we quickly walk through this bustling market filled with an array of traditional Moroccan clothing.

Burj Sud

Enjoy a panoramic view as you drive to Burj Sud, a magnificent castle that offers breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape. Let the beauty of the scenery captivate your senses.

Ramparts tour by car

Experience the city’s historical charm on a captivating ramparts tour by car, where you can witness the architectural wonders and learn about the fascinating stories that shaped the enchanting city of Fez.

Bab Boujloud

The stunning blue gate that marks the entrance to Fes’s historic medina. With your knowledgeable guide, step into a world of wonders as you venture into the bustling heart of the city.

Medersa Bou Anania

Your first stop inside the medina is Medersa Bou Anania, an architectural marvel adorned with intricate tilework and exquisite craftsmanship. Learn about the history and significance of this religious school, which once hosted prominent scholars and students.

The Tanneries

Experience the captivating sights and smells of the Tanneries, where the age-old leather-making process unfolds before your eyes. Observe the skilled artisans tending to the colorful vats of natural dyes, and learn about the traditional techniques still used to produce high-quality leather goods.

Break for Lunch (not included)

Take a break from your cultural exploration and enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring the flavors of the city.

es Seffarine

Wander through the vibrant alleys of Fes and arrive at es Seffarine, where skilled brass workers craft beautiful brassware and other metal goods using traditional methods. Marvel at their expertise and creativity.

es-Sebbaghine Street

Walk along the colorful street of Dyers at es-Sebbaghine, where fabrics come to life through traditional dyeing techniques. Admire the vibrant colors that decorate the shops and add a touch of vibrancy to the city.

El-Attarine Souk

Delve into the heart of Fes’s souk culture at El-Attarine souk, filled with a plethora of spices, textiles, and local handicrafts. This bustling marketplace provides an authentic Moroccan shopping experience.

Great Mosque and al-Qarawiyyin University

Visit the iconic Great Mosque, an architectural marvel that reflects the city’s deep-rooted religious heritage. Next to the mosque, you’ll find al-Qarawiyyin University, founded in 859 AD and recognized as the oldest continuously functioning university in the world.

Tomb of Moulay Idriss II

Conclude the tour with a visit to the tomb of Moulay Idriss II, the founder of Fes and an esteemed Islamic figure. This holy site holds great significance for locals and pilgrims alike, offering insight into Moroccan religious history.

Place el-Najjarine

Soak in the ambiance of Place el-Najjarine, a historic square surrounded by stunning architecture. Explore the beautifully restored wood museum. Take a moment to reflect on your day tour and bask in the enchanting atmosphere of Fes.

Tour Conclusion

At the end of the tour feel free to continue exploring the city’s charming streets or allow us to return you to your accommodation, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable adventure in Fes. The tour offers an enriching experience filled with captivating sights, fascinating traditions, and the timeless allure of this intriguing Moroccan destination.

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