Medina, Fes

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  • Fez Medina Guided Tour

    1. Fez Medina Guided Tour

    After a pick-up at your hotel or riad in Fez, head out on a guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with shops selling fresh fruits, spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and numerous other art and craft items from Morocco. Visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (note that non-Muslims are not permitted to enter). Take in other sites including the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bouaanania Medersa, dating from the 13th century and the Batha Palace, which is now a museum of arts and traditions.

    We had a lovely experience. Our guide Ahmed is a cheerful and helpful man full of energy, proud of Fez. He is probably the best tour guide in Fez. We had a lot of fun and learned many things. This tour is perfect for getting an overall view of Fez, with a focus on the medina ofcourse. On your own, it is impossible to see the whole medina and its surroundings, let alone find your way in the medina. Therefore, I can really recommend this tour! To the team: thanks again from Abdul, Basma, and Jamila (Gregory, Lieselotte, and Laurence).

  • From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

    2. From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

    Discover one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the remains of the former capital of the kingdom of Mauretania on a full-day tour from Fez. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Fez, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2,000-year-old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco's holiest cities. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the compact town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then, transfer to the city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. Go into the Medina and see some of the monumental city gates and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Tour the city walls, and stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Visit the Museum of Mo...

    Fantastic day trip. Very easy to arrange this trip. The guide and driver showed up promptly at our Riad and provided excellent service in a nice air conditioned van. Our visits to Volubilis, Mecknes, and Moulay Idress were very informative. The guides provided at Volubilis and Mecknes were excellent. After visiting the Medina at Fes the day before, the Medina at Mecknes was not as inspiring and would suggest trying to spend more of the time at Volubilis. Overall, would highly recommend this tour.

  • Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

    3. Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

    Dive into the culture of Morocco with a unique cooking workshop in a Moroccan riad for small groups of no more than 10 people. Discover the authentic way of life in the medina, and enjoy a hands-on experience in the art of Moroccan cuisine. This activity has 2 options: a 4-hour cookery workshop including a souk visit, and a 2-hour cookery workshop only. If you choose the 4-hour option, the first step will take you out into the medina. Here, get a taste for the bustle of everyday life in Morocco, and gain insights into the different foods and local customs with the experienced team. Next, return to the cookery school, or simply start there on the 2-hour option. Then, delight in a hands-on cooking workshop where the chef will guide you through a 2-hour culinary experience. Round off your cooking class with a relaxing lunch or dinner under the citrus trees in the central courtyard, and t...

  • Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    4. Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Start your guided tour of Fes at the historic gates of Bab Bou Jeloud. Enter the medina of Fes el-Bali and discover the Islamic schools of the Madrasa Bou Inania and Al-Attarine Madrasa. Go to the University of al-Qarawiyyin and visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. Look at its collection of traditional tools, furniture, carpets and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  Following lunch in the medina, learn how leather is processed just as it was centuries ago at one of the tanneries. Get a look at the Royal Palace, and then drive to the Bab Ftouh cemetery for a panoramic view over the medina.

    The Nabil guide was great. He fought her a lot about the city, Islam and culture. Helped us negotiate in many times. Took us in all places we wanted.

  • Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

    5. Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

    After your pick-up in Casablanca at your hotel or at the harbor, you'll start the drive of about 3 hours to the holy city of Fez, where you will meet your guide.  Start the visit at Bab Boujloud, one of the gates which lead into the medina. Visit some of the beautiful ancient buildings such as the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, Koran schools for religious studies, and the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine. Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  After a lunch break in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the medina, continue to the famous tanneries, where the leather is still processed as it was hundreds of years ago. Observe the workers from a lookout, and learn about the different workings, and even bargain for a new bag or belt afterward.  Outsi...

  • Fez: Medina Guided Tour

    6. Fez: Medina Guided Tour

    Meet your guide in front of your riad or hotel and then journey to Bab Boujloud, one of the ornate gates which welcome travelers into the Medina. Visit ancient buildings such as Meders of Bou Inania, El Attarine, (two prominent Koran schools), and the University and Mosque of Karaouine. Admire the harmonious geometrical details which adorn these magnificent buildings. Learn about traditional artisan work at the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. See where artisans employ techniques passed down from generation to generation in order to make tools, carpets, furniture, and musical instruments. After a lunch break at one of the hundreds of phenomenal restaurants in the Medina, make your way to one of the city’s famous tanneries. Observe the workers from a lookout and see how leather has been processed for centuries. Talk with a tanner and get in-depth insight into the different ste...

    The guide took us to places announced in the tour description, but was also very open to what kind of experiences we were looking for. A really good way of learning about Fez, Morocco and Moroccan lifestyle.

  • Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    7. Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    You will begin your tour at Bab Boujloud, the ornate blue gate leading into the Medina. From here you will head to the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, which includes a beautiful esplanade where the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music concerts takes place each year. You will then visit foundouk Najjarine, which houses the "Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts". You will be surprised here by the collection of the traditional tools used by craftsmen, as well as the Berber carpets and musical instruments. Next up will be the Qaraouiyine Mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the Medina. UNESCO has named it the oldest continuously functioning educational institution in the world. You will then tour the souks of Fez, along the river and inside the walls of the town. Whilst here you will be free to enter into one of the foundouks (workshop of craftsmen) to ex...

    really good guide to help show us around the best of fez and some things as a tourist once could miss so worth a morning with tour guide.

  • From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Tour to Merzouga and Fes

    8. From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Tour to Merzouga and Fes

    Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi n'Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Roses Valley – Dades Valley – Dades Gorges

    After pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, start your tour to Ouarzazate. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters (7,415 feet) and pass through several Berber villages. Stop for lunch before visiting the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

    Next, continue to Ouarzazate and see the Taourirt Kasbah, the Cinema Museum, and the palm grove of Skoura. Visit the Kasbah Amridil before continuing your journey to the Dades Valley via the Valley of Roses. In the evening, arrive in the town of Boumalne Dades for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

    After breakfast, depart to visit the gorges and the palm grove of Todra. Then, head along the ...

  • From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

    9. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

    Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After ...

  • Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

    10. Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

    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 arch...

    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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What people are saying about Medina, Fes

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 401 reviews

What a wonderful, unforgettable experience. Ahmed our guide is such a lovely person, on top of being a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. He takes his work seriously and while he is with you, you have nothing to worry about. You are in good hands and he goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is a success. Shokran Ahmed!

Amazing full day tour of Fes. I really enjoyed learning in depth about the history of the city, visit several different artisans, go to a scenic viewpoint that I wouldn't have found on my own, and get a thorough visit of the maze that can be the old Medina. Thanks to our guide and driver, it was an unreal day!

Awesome experience, our guide was so knowledgeable and kind. Navigating the Medina with him as two female travelers made us feel safe. Definitely book.

Very beautiful city! Highly reccomd this tour, our Guide was very knowleageble of the Medina and our tour was private just me and my partner

Kamal was very good and a great guide. He know a lot and showed us the important parts of the city and the history.