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Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

From US$ 56.28 per person

Explore the beaten heart of Morocco and its surviving empire. Throughout this cultural day tour you will be introduced to real Moroccan culture, which is hidden in every corner of Fes the Old City.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French
Pickup included
Your Fes accommodation.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the holy schools and the historic University of al-Qarawiyyin
  • Learn about traditional aritsan crafts at the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts
  • See one of the Medina's famous tanneries
  • Visit the Royal Palace
Full description
You will begin your guided Fes tour as you are picked up from your accommodation. From here you will begin driving towards the captivating sites and old monuments of this ancient city. Your professional guide will begin by taking you to the ancient core of Fes, the old Medina. Here you can wander through the old narrow streets which are lined with small traditional shops selling the most mesmerizing handicrafts and Moroccan handmade items. You will walk through the alluring charm of the Medina, being able to admire its colorful streets and rich tapestry of life. You will soon find yourself at the largest and oldest tannery in Africa, the impressive “Chouara Tannery”, where real leather is being naturally shaped and colored. You will then continue your tour to the ancient schools of Fes. Founded in 859 A.D. by Fatima Al-Fihri, the school is an incredible example of spectacular Arab architecture. You will then visit some old Quranic Schools such as “Medersa Bouanania" and “Medersa Al-Attarine”, which was created by Sultan Uthman II Abu Said. Following this, you will visit the magnificent “Zaouia Moulay Idriss II", the spectacular and sacred shrine of the founder of the Fes Medina. Next, you will move to the Nejjarine Museum of wooden arts and crafts, where you can enjoy seeing decorated tiles, musical instruments, and intricately carved cedar eaves overhead. After a break for lunch, you will leave the ancient part of the old city to begin discovering some other magical wonders. You will visit the marvelous Royal Palace, which contains the tremendous Seven Gates and was perfectly made with the most captivating copper. Moving on, you will travel to the old Jewish Quarter “Mellah” and the Jnane Sabil Gardens. Here you can get some fresh air and admire the beautiful centered Moroccan fountains. Your guided tour will later end after you visit the northern and southern protective towers of Fes, allowing you to achieve the most fascinating panoramic views over the entire Medina.
Includes
  • Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional English and French-speaking driver
  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
  • Lunch
  • Personal items
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Mustafa our guide exceed our expectations. Genuine, kind and humble we felt right from the very begining that we could trust him. He clearly knows his job and he has been very informative and interactive to all our questions. But what is most imporrant about Mustafa is his character, the connenction he created with us and of course his wide and genuine smile!

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December 3, 2019

Très bien pour une première approche de la ville, qui est très étendue et dont l’ancienne médina est un véritable labyrinthe et les lieux d’intérêt très nombreux! En revanche certaines visites dont la pharmacie, les marchands de tapis ou encore la fabrique de céramique ne sont pas indispensables, je le suis sentie un peu prise au piège!

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November 12, 2019

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Good trip, we have seen a lot of Fez. Thanks to our guide Redouan! Shokran

November 22, 2019

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