OverviewYou will start this tour by visiting The Medina, the largest in Morocco. Due to its immense size, in 1976, it was subdivided into some twenty smaller Medinas and is now declared as a world cultural treasure from UNESCO. This follows with a visit to the Medersa Bou Inania, which was the largest school in Fez and the most costly. You will then go to Nejjarine Square. Then you will see the Karaouyine Mosque (outside view only), one of the oldest religious teaching centres, with a university tradition dating back to the 10th century. You will then visit the Tanneries, the colourful tanners quarter, spread out along the banks of the Oued Fez. Finally pass trough the modern city before your transfer back at your hotel.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Know More about this tourYou will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Fez in an air-conditioned minibus. A bilingual guide (English and French-speaking) will accompany you on this tour.
The Tour highlights include:
Andalusia Mosque: This stunning Andalusia mosque is easily definable by its imposing green and white minaret. Built at the end of the 9th century by a woman, its wood carvings are exquisite.
Tanners’ District: One of the main attractions of Fez, the tanners’ quarters is where leather is produced using the same centuries-old methods. You can get a bird’s eye view from the raised platform and watch the entire process.
El-Attarine Madrasa or the Medersa Attarine: Visit Fez’s most popular attraction, the El-Attarine Madrasa in the heart of the city, built in 1325. See the fine examples of Merenid craftsmanship around the madrasa, especially the stucco and cedar wood carvings on the ceiling.
Karaouine Mosque: One of the biggest religious structure in Morocco, this mosque lies in the heart of the medina. The university attached to the mosque has been the centre of Islamic learning in Morocco for more than 1000 years.
Azouia Moulay Idriss: The tomb of Moulay Idris is a highly revered shrine. At the entrance, women pass offerings through a hatch, which is also as close as a non-Muslim can get.
Place Nejjarine: A beautiful fountain can be seen at the Place Nejjarine, a square deep in the heart of the medina. It is also home to the Nejjarine Museum of Wood and carpentry and showcases Fez’s renowned wood-carving tradition. See exquisite furniture, thrones and objects of everyday use. Nearby is the souk of the carpenters.
Gates: Royal Palace, Bab Boujloud: The Bab Boujloud gate is the most famous gate in Morocco. It is also the main entrance to the Medina. See the striking blue and green colors that cover either side of this monumental gate. The Royal Palace is one of the most elegant structures in Morocco with a huge and impressive gate.
Tombs of the Merenid Dynasty: Get spectacular views over the city from this resting place of the Merenid Sultans who played a crucial role in making Fez the cultural and religious capital of Morocco. The ruins are a great place to take in the sprawling vistas of the Medina below.
District of the potters: See where the world-famous cobalt blue enameled pottery is made.
Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel in Fez.
Inclusions for Fez Sightseeing Tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions for Fez Sightseeing Tour
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.