Best Guided Tour of Fez - Full Day Medina Discovery Tour
Morocco Tours & Discoveries offers Monumental and panoramic Fez tours with handpicked knowledgeable licensed guides who will show you the best of Fez exploring the deep layers of Moroccan culture in general and Fez in particular. Fez is the heartbeat of Moroccan history and culture not to speak of fine arts and crafts, so having a good guide is very rewarding. Book your Fez city Tour with us, your satisfaction is guaranteed. This walking tour of Fez can be with a group or a private tour to suit your requirement. Best guide services that would meet your budget. Fez guided tour covers most of highlighted monuments museums, traditional guilds, art, and crafts galleries with best guides well versed and fluent in the language of your choice. You will explore Fez like an insider. The highlight of this tour is to be invited for a mint-tea ceremony with a Moroccan family in the Medina.Itinerary
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Fez Mellah, Fes Morocco
Your professional well trained official guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or guest house or wherever it is convenient for you. He will take you on a historical and cultural Fez discovery of the Medina and its souks, monuments and other sites like an insider. Discover the hidden treasures with one of our handpicked licensed guides.
Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King’s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.
Next, you will explore Fez el Jadid quarter, a 15th-century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sufi zaouias and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view on the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help to move all that the city produces and needs as supplies.
The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will find your way to the Sagha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next, to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.
You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemma’ine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani, a Sufi imam who played a great role in introducing Islam in black Africa. Sufism in West Africa is predominately Tijani Tarika. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
Duração: 4 To 6 Hours
Ponto de partida:
Traveler pickup is offered
Anywhere you are in Fez, Hotels, Riads, and guesthouses, Train station and more.
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.