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Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez

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Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visit three historic destinations on a full-day, private tour from Fez to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, and Meknes, an itinerary that includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This 8-hour tour combines guided visits and independent time: you’ll have a guided tour of the ancient, Berber-Roman city of Volubilis and a private driver throughout the day, as you continue to the holy town of Moulay Idriss and Meknes' fascinating medina and kasbah.
  • 8-hour tour from Fez with a private driver
  • Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Volubilis
  • Independent time to explore Moulay Idriss and Meknes
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Fez
  • Ideal choice for families
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Guide in Volubilis and in Meknes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Professional Driver
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Tipping ( optional )
Entrance Fees

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Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

One of our team will pick the travellers up from their accommodation
Start with pickup at your Fez accommodations for a 9am departure, then begin the 49-mile (79-km) trip to Volubilis, UNESCO-listed ancient site that was once a thriving Roman outpost. Visit the partially-reconstructed ruins on a guided tour, from the Roman baths to the basilica, triumphal gate, and the Capitoline Temple, where Volubilis worshiped a trio of gods: Juno, Jupiter, and Minerva.

The next stop is Moulay Idriss, a holy city that was closed to non-Muslim visitors until 2005, where you’ll find a historic mosque and the only round minaret in Morocco set against a scenic, mountain landscape.

Continue to the Imperial City of Meknes, whose medina and fortified kasbah are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the monumental gates that pass through the city walls, then take in the city’s main landmarks, from the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail to El Hedim Square, a sprawling plaza at the center of the medina. If desired, you’ll have time to visit the Dar Jamai Museum, a historic palace that now houses a remarkable collection of traditional Moroccan arts, including saddles, needlework, and elaborate carpets.

Following your time in Meknes, begin the return trip to Fez; the driver can make a final stop at one of Fez’s scenic overlooks on the way to your hotel, where this tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Volubilis
Volubilis is one of the main stops on our day trip, where we will explore with a guide the Roman ruins that will fascinate you with the culture and history.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Moulay Idriss
Moulay Idriss, the Holly city of Morocco and Meknes, where you will have a magnificent view of the Medina
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Meknes Medina
The tour begins with a tour of the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. Continue exploring the city by the stables (Rua), attics (HERI), and Stud. Stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco for a long time. Exit through the famous Bab Mansour El on the vast square Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art "Dar Jamai" offers a wide variety of handicrafts for you to see
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dar Jamai Museum
The museum is a part of the visit, to get to know more about the culture of Meknes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Fes Desert Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez.
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What is the social distancing policy during Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip from Fez.

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star-5
the trip was super amazing .. the guide...
ordinaryq8y
, Jul 2018
the trip was super amazing .. the guide was really nice and helpful with a good history knowledge
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It's worth seeing the three cities...
Adeel M
, Jul 2018
It's worth seeing the three cities together rather than just picking one or two. They are close enough together that the drive isn't painful. Volubilis is for those interested in seeing ruins, it is remarkable to imagine the city as it was. Our guide, unfortunately, while informative, was not the most enthusiastic, and that dulled our spirits a little bit. His accent and speech weren't all that clear and as he was trying to avoid the crowds, the whole thing felt rushed. Moulay Idriss is a powerful experience but non-Muslims aren't allowed in the shrine so that might be a bummer for some. For Meknes, it would be best to avoid Fridays since most things are closed, and maybe consider taking a horse and carriage tour to make more of it than just a lunch stop.
star-5
the places were absolutely beautiful...
Monica O
, Nov 2016
the places were absolutely beautiful! the guide was very friendly and hospitable!

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