Medina, Meknes

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

    1. 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.

  • From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss & Meknes Full-Day Trip

    2. From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss & Meknes Full-Day Trip

    Get picked up from your hotel or riad at 10 AM in a comfortable, air-conditioned car. Drive through Ain Lah, Zagotta, the attractive Dam Achahad, and Rif mountains. Make several stops to enjoy the landscape, fresh air, and capture incredible photos. Arrive at Volubilis, the famous well-preserved Roman city. Learn about the history and culture of the Romans by exploring the ruins of the Arch of Caracalla, Basilica, and the Capitoline Temple. Spend some free time to stroll around on your own and capture more amazing photos. Hop back into the car, and drive towards your next stop, the holy Islamic town in Moulay-Idriss. Find out how this settlement was built by Moulay Idriss I. Admire the panoramic views, elongated squares, and the green-tiled pyramids of the Zaouia as you stroll through a labyrinth of clean alleyways. Next, continue on to Meknes where you will stop for lunch in a local r...

    We started the trip with Volubilis where we spent about 2-3 hours, given so much to see. Then we headed to Moulay Idriss, it was a slightly rainy day so did not get to venture much; we did manage to see the mosque for a little bit. from there we drove to Meknes; there we went to a shop where jewelry is made on brass/copper with silver work (prices were a little high), we went to the square of Meknes with snake charmers, monkeys (i.e., a mini Jam el F'na of Marrakesh). Our driver was Zakaria, who guided us and gave us history and background of the places we visited. He drove safely, and we enjoyed chatting with him, sharing history of our countries. Overall, a very good tour.

  • Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

    3. Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up at 10.00AM from your accommodation in Fes. From there you will start driving through the magnificent changing landscapes of the Moroccan countryside. Your first stop will be to the mesmerizing Chahed River, a beautiful landscape with captivating views. From there you will advance towards Volubilis, the ancient Roman Ruins which date back to the 3rd century B.C. Once there you will be able to glimpse the old Roman Empire, and admire the captivating architecture and majestic designs while taking some pictures of Arch of Caracalla. Your second stop will be to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a sacred little village in which you can enjoy some free time to go into the deep history of the beautiful town, the home of Idriss I. He was the first Moroccan ruler, and was the one who brought Islam to Morocco. Here you will be able to walk through the ancient windy s...

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

    4. 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 ...

  • From Fez: Volubilis and Meknes Day Trip

    5. From Fez: Volubilis and Meknes Day Trip

    Start your guided tour with pickup from your accommodations in Fez. Discover the archeological ruins of Volubilis and the Meknes Medina with its famous historical gates. Stop at Volubilis first and discover the incredible ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, as your guide tells you the history of this beautiful place. Next, proceed to the city of Meknes, one of the four Moroccan imperial cities, also know as the Ismaili city of Morocco. Inside the medina alleys, discover the famous Bab Khmiss and El Mansour gates. The gates are amazing examples of Islamic architecture. Finish your tour with drop-off back at your accommodations.

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What people are saying about Medina, Meknes

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 48 reviews

We started the trip with Volubilis where we spent about 2-3 hours, given so much to see. Then we headed to Moulay Idriss, it was a slightly rainy day so did not get to venture much; we did manage to see the mosque for a little bit. from there we drove to Meknes; there we went to a shop where jewelry is made on brass/copper with silver work (prices were a little high), we went to the square of Meknes with snake charmers, monkeys (i.e., a mini Jam el F'na of Marrakesh). Our driver was Zakaria, who guided us and gave us history and background of the places we visited. He drove safely, and we enjoyed chatting with him, sharing history of our countries. Overall, a very good tour.

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.

Had a fantastic day out doing this tour to Volubilis and Meknes, definitely recommend it... had no idea Morocco home to 2000 year old Roman ruins, was truly very informative and enjoyable. Unfortunately, did this tour on a Friday so afternoon in Meknes was a bit restricted, but still very worthwile. Just seeing the beautiful and monumental Bab Mansour is enough! We had a fanatstic driver, Mustafa, who was as knowledgeable as he was enthusiastic!We loved it - thank you!

Driver was nice, car is comfy. Overall a very pleasant trip.

A guide of very high level pleasant and full of humor.