Explore the historic landmarks and architecture of one of the most scenic cities in Morocco during this full-day excursion to Fes.
Depart the pier in Casablanca for the approximately four-hour drive north to the Imperial City of Fes–el-Bali via the coastal town of Al-Muhammadiyah, the Imperial City of Rabat, Khemisset and Meknes.
30 Minutes Before Event Time
This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately three hours over uneven surfaces, and a four-hour drive with a comfort stop in each direction between the pier and Fes. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Expect crowded conditions during your visit. The tour sequence may vary.
Upon arrival, explore the Jewish Quarter, or ‘Mellah’, the karaouine, medina and souks, famous tanneries, exquisite mosques and medersas, and the famous Fes Pottery Kilns. A brief stop is then made at the Méchouar of the impressive King’s Palace, or ‘Dar el Makhzen’, to admire the seven magnificent bronze gates before continuing on to the BorjSud for a panoramic view of the medina
Next, take a walking tour through the labyrinths of the ancient Fes Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the highlights to be seen are the colorful es-Sabbaghine with its ‘Street of the Dyers’, the impressive el-Quarawiyyin Mosque, the Souk el-Attarine, the el-AttarineMedersa, a school of Koranic learning, the Kissaria and Draz Quarters, the tanneries, and the University, where a brief photo stop is made.
Leaving the medina, drive to the 16th-century Potters’ Quarter, or ‘Fakhkharin’, located near the present-day Bab Ftouh in an area called Guerouaoua. Upon arrival, observe the artisans at work and browse their unique clay ware for sale.
Your tour concludes with a drive around the magnificent ramparts with their Babs, then up to the 16th-century Saadien Watchtower at the North Borj Museum for a final look at this ‘City of 1001 Nights’ before commencing the approximately four-hour return drive to Casablanca.