On this guided tour of Fez, you will walk through the alleys of the city’s authentic medina, discovering its Koranic schools `medersas” like Attarine and Bounania, etc… You will also visit fountains and Andalusian style palaces, mausoleums ( Sidi Ahmed Tijani, Moulay Idriss II,etc. ), and the Al Karaouiyine University, the world’s oldest university. Observe the age-old craftsmanship in the several theme souks and numerous craft workshops, including the famous tanners’ quarter, the cabinet builders’ quarter and the weavers’ quarter. Lunch will be served in a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the heart of Fez’s medina.
Fes Sightseeing Tour
We will meet you at your riad/hotel in Fez at 09:00 am time might change during the seasons, we begin our tour at the Royal Palace with its superb bronze doors (seven in general. Then, with its old architecture, we visit Morocco’s first Mellah (Jewish district). We’re about to start our Fez walking tour through the maze of the Fez medina (UNESCO World Heritage). Begin at Sebbaghine, with its vibrant dyers’ lanes, then continue to Seffarine, passing through the winding alleys of the magnificent Mosque el-Quarawiyyin and the University, before taking a trip back in time to the beautiful Souk el-Atterine, filled with scented spices and vegetables. Visit the excellent Medersa el-Atterine, as well as the Quarters, mosques, and tanneries on the Oued Fez’s bank.
Continue to el Najjarine with its woodwork and Plaza fountain painters. We pause for lunch nearby, then proceed to Dar Batha Museum for a tour through Moroccan arts before rejoining our car for the ride to Bab Boujloud.
For the time being, we’ll visit the 16th century Potters’ Region (Fakhkharin), located not far from Bab Ftouh in the Guerouaoua zone, to observe the specialists work in their ovens and possibly purchase some of their unique clayware.
Back in our car, now for a tour of the superb walls with their spectacular Babs “doors” then we will stop at the sixteenth-century Saadian watchtower at Borj Nord for yet another panoramic view. So much history and so many moments to capture on video before returning to our car and driving to your lodging.