1. Morocco
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  3. Fes
  4. Volubilis

Private Tour: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip from Fez

Product ID: 142527
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Discover thousands of years of Moroccan heritage on this private Meknes and Volubilis day trip from Fez. Admire ancient vineyards and olive groves on your journey across the mighty Saiss plains and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail with a guide.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
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Live guide
Spanish, English, French

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Experience

Highlights
  • Watch traditional musicians and storytellers in Place el-Hedim
  • Explore the hillside settlement of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
  • Wander through the souks of the Old Town
  • Marvel at 2nd and 3rd century Roman ruins at the UNESCO-listed site of Volubilis
Full description
Following a morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Fez, meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle for the 1-hour drive to Meknes, one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. En route, drive across the fertile Saiss plains and admire the vineyards and olive groves for which the region is famous. During your 3-hour visit to Meknes, visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail — the resting place of one of Morocco’s most powerful leaders. Listen as your guide shines a light on the 18th-century sultan’s life and admire the grand stables, once home to his 12,000 horses.

Continue on to the bustling Place El-Hedim and follow your private guide through the busy souks. Enjoy lunch at your leisure at one of the local cafes or restaurants (own expense) in the Old Town. After lunch, drive out to the hillside town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, widely considered to be the most significant religious site in Morocco. See the shrine where Moulay Idriss I is interred and gain insight into his life and achievements from your guide.

Head onward from here to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Volubilis — an ancient Roman settlement and admire the alleyways, gates, monuments and mosaic floors. Take in panoramic views over the mighty Rif Mountains from your vantage point high on the hillside, then hop back into your vehicle for the return journey to your accommodation in Fez, where your tour will come to an end.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks