You will start our Fez city tour by meeting our professional driver in the lobby of your accommodation at an already appointed time. Fez Day Tour is a time travel. As we go through it, we are literally walking through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage. The Idrissid Dynasty founded Fez in the 8th century. Nowadays, Fez is seen as the intellectual, spiritual and trade capital of Morocco. It encloses the oldest university in the world along with the famous tanneries. With an expert guide, we will enjoy a privileged and personalized devotion to marvel at one of the most evocative places in the world. The Fez Medina tour will help us explore the hidden and authentic side of the ancient city. We will fall in love with the stout posing minarets, intricately carved archways and splendid Moorish iconic architecture on its famous gates.
We will discover, with our experienced and local guide, the beauties of the millennial age gates in Fez. The first one we will cross is Bab Mahrouq Gate, whose breathtaking walls and captivating architecture, will take in a time journey. This gate on the north of the old medina will lead us to one of the highlights of this tour: an impressing panoramic sight of the old Medina upon the northern hill. The tower used to serve as a surveillance point over the Medina as it was always hard to keep under control.
You would love to bring your cameras, moments and views are worth to be frozen and remembered! Because we will discover a pottery cooperative that highlights the neat art of Moroccan pottery process. Then, we will continue to Bab Boujeloud, commonly known as the Blue Gate. it is used, to serve as the main entrance to the old medina. Its glittering mosaic tile and grand archway has made it one of Morocco’s most famed gateways / its glittering mosaic tiles and grand archways have made it one of Morocco’s most famed gateways. Strolling beneath the Blue Gate of Bab Boujloud will take us back to 1.300 years as we slowly unveil the colorful guise of the beautiful old medina. The entertaining maze-like streets will lead us to Bab Guissa through the North-Eastern side of the Medina . This gate gazes at the ancient tombs of the previous rulers on the northeaster part of Fez.
The University of Al-Qaraouine serves as the heart of the intellectual charm of Fez. Since its foundation in 859 AD, It serves as the melting pot of intellectuals and researchers from all over the world. The UNESCO considers it as the oldest continuously operating degree-awarding university in the world. An incredible woman, Fatima al-Fihria, a Lady who had fled her country of Tunisia to the kingdom of Morocco invested all of her inherited fortune to build it. The University features fascinating Andalucian ornamental details and extremely valuable documents written on gazelle parchment. Along the way, we will visit the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, the patron saint and the founder of Fez city in 789 A.D.
Our enjoyable tour continues unveiling other exciting secrets of the Medina’s lifestyle, through the vibrant Souk (public market), where alluring lanes of bazaars from Morocco’s heritage, exhibiting exotic goods and intriguing crafts, with an authentic show always amazes visitors. The genuine smiles of the sellers give a glimpse of a culture of understanding, acceptance, and coexistence. The history of Fez still persists, by our last destination, Bab Rcif Gate. It is centering the Old Medina, separating the northern and the southern banks that Fez lays on. We will drop you off at your Hotel/Riad with plenty of tales of this Glorious imperial city.