2. "Timeless Splendor: Fez Medina's Ancient Heritage Unveiled"
Your experienced and knowledgeable guide (English; French; Spanish) from samitrip will pick you up from your hotel or riad at 10am to explore the Fes medina and its souks. You will have the opportunity to see the world famous tanneries, the oldest university in the world and the superb Koranic school, and to visit the city ramparts and the pretty entrance and exit gates of the medina, as well as a breathtaking panoramic view of the old town. visit the ceramics factory, the royal palace and the mellah (Jewish quarter). You'll begin the tour with the guided walking tour of the medina itself, a unesco World Heritage Site, a maze of 9,600 winding, winding alleys and the largest urbanized pedestrian zone in the world. Here we will first visit Place Seffarine where you can see (and hear!) the metalworkers who play there play in the traditional way using copper, brass and pewter. Passing through the winding corridors, you will visit the famous tanneries, then Al Quarawiyyine University, the oldest university in the world and very important for Islam. It has been gloriously decorated and recently restored to its former glory. From stacked vegetables in the souk of Attarine to the exquisitely decorated medersa, then you will visit Nejjarine square and its beautiful mozaic, blue and white public fountain, the carpentry museum and its caravanserai. Your trip will continue with a visit to the city walls of Fez with an air-conditioned car, to see the old ramparts and many pretty Babs to the South Tower, a French-built fortress built on a hill overlooking the medina and offering stuning view. of the old town and surrounding area, then drive to a ceramics factory where you can see the potters doing their trade and using the kilns to make their ceramic wares. Here you will also have the chance to see traditional blue and white Fassi pottery at unbeatable prices as well as other designs in a myriad of colors. Next, head to the mighty Dar El Makhzen, the royal palace of Fez with its seven enormous bronze entrance doors. Then a short drive to the magnificent Bab Boujloud, the huge main gate of the medina, engraved on one side in blue tiles for Fez and on the other in green for Islam. At the end of the day, your samitrip guide will drop you off at your accommodation.