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History Lovers Day Trip: Meknes and the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

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  • Starting point: Fez
  • Duration: Approx. 8 hours
  • Distance : 120 KM

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Embark on an unforgettable journey from Fes to the wonders of Meknes and Volubilis with Medina Travels. Explore the well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit the holy town of Moulay Idriss. Discover the Bab Mansour gate, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the vibrant medina of Meknes. This tour offers a blend of history, architectural marvels, and cultural immersion, creating an enriching adventure.

Activities

  • Photography

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

This is the perfect tour for history enthusiasts or those looking for a leisurely day trip from Fez. The ruins of Volubalis have well maintained paths that are easy to navigate. The city of Meknes is like a small version of Fez and the visit to Moulay Idris requires a limited amount of walking.

  • Explore the historical wonders of Meknes and Volubilis, Morocco with a Medina Tours guide.
  • Visit the ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover the holy town of Moulay Idriss, an important Islamic pilgrimage site
  • Explore the Imperial City of Meknes, known as the "Versailles of Morocco"
  • See the Bab Mansour gate and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes

Itinerary

Departing from Fes, you’ll explore the remarkable destinations of Meknes and Volubilis. Throughout the tour, a knowledgeable guide from Medina Travels will provide insights into each site’s significance.

 

First, visit the ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and step back in time. Marvel at the well-preserved Roman baths, mosaics, and triumphal arches. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this once-thriving city.

 

Next, stop at the holy town of Moulay Idriss, an important Islamic pilgrimage site. Explore the labyrinthine alleyways and admire the green-tiled pyramids of the Zaouia. Then, head to the Imperial City of Meknes, known as the “Versailles of Morocco.”

 

In Meknes, discover the Bab Mansour gate and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Explore the vibrant streets of the medina, with its souks and bustling squares, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

 

After a tasty lunch (not included), we’ll depart Meknes around 4 o’clock, arriving back at your hotel in Fez at approximately 5 o’clock.

 

The journey to Meknes and Volubilis promises a blend of ancient history, architectural marvels, and cultural immersion. It’s an opportunity to witness past civilizations’ legacy and appreciate their profound impact on the rich tapestry of Moroccan heritage.

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History Lovers Day Trip: Meknes and the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

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