Discover The Imperial Town on This Fes City Tour
On this Fes City Tour, leave your hotel around 09.30. Your guide will take you for a drive via the Mechouar to the impressive Dar el Makhzen for a short stop at the Royal Palace with its magnificent seven bronze gates. From there you walk to and through the Mellah with its intense atmosphere and fine examples of Mauro-Hispanic architecture. Then you drive to the Borj Sud to take in the panoramic view of the Medina.
You rejoin your taxi to stop at Bab Boujloud, built in 1913 and the principal entrance into Fès el-Bali. Here you start your Walking Tour of the labyrinth of the ancient Fes Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visiting the beautiful 14th-century Medersa Bou Anania (entrance fee included) – the largest Medersa built by the Merinids. (Closed Tuesdays) and the nearby Dar el-Magana which houses a clepsydra, or water clock (ongoing restoration may restrict access).
Get Deeper in Fes Medina
Now to the renowned Tanneries on the bank of the Oued Fes. Despite the strong smell, it is one of the most picturesque souks in Fez. Then you continue on through es-Seffarine and its brass workers, down the colorful es-Sebbaghine with its Street of the Dyers; and the Souq el-Atterine area of spices and groceries; to the exterior of the impressive al-Quarawiyyin Mosque and University and the el-Atterine Medersa (entrance fee included). This is considered one of the wonders of Moorish architecture- built between 1323 &1325 by Merinid Sultan Abou Said Othman. You pass by the Tomb of Moulay Idriss the second Idrissid ruler, considered to be the founder of Fez, built in the 18th century and restored in the mid-19th century to your final stop. The delightful el-Nejjarine Square with its fountain and caravanserai (entrance fee included).
Depending on your hotel you can return on foot, or rejoin your taxi for the short ride back to your accommodation in Fes after this stroll into 1200 years of history.
Half Day Fes City Tours Information:
Duration : 06 Hours – 09h30 To 15H30
Pricing: 800 Dh / 800 Euro (Price Per Tour And Not Per Person)*
* All the sites entrance fees, meals, drinks, transportation, and tips are excluded in the mentioned price above.
* The price mentioned above is for up to 04 people. More than 04 people, the price changes.
* All the tours are private.