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Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes provided by Fes Desert Trips

Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes

Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Your chance to visit past glories with a visit to the important Holy village of Moulay Idriss, the stunning Roman ruins of Volubilis and Imperial Meknes city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64540P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (Mini Van).
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
  • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your accommodation in Fes.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (Mini Van).
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
  • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your accommodation in Fes.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Meknes Medina
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The day begins after breakfast when we collect you from your hotel or riad in Fes at 10 am, (though Fes Desert Trips are flexible enough to meet you at another time if more convenient, just tell us what best suits you!) It's not a long trip to drive first to holy Moulay Idriss, a pretty place balanced precariously on the edge of Mount Zerhon with dramatic views across the beautiful Moroccan countryside including Volubilis. This is a place of pilgrimage for Muslims, as it is believed that those who cannot afford to go on the Hajj in Mecca can visit Moulay Idriss five times during their lifetime to achieve equal status. The village itself is beautiful with lots of charming souks to visit, though only Muslims are permitted to enter the tomb of Idris I of the Idrisid dynasty. he ruled from only 788 to 791 AD but his dynasty is credited with converting Morocco to Islam and he was the great-great-great grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. Next is a short drive to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, called Ouallili meaning laurel flower in the Berber language, and here one is free to explore the well-preserved remains of the town, the Triumphal arch, baths, palaces and especially many beautiful mozaics of classical themes from Roman mythology. As one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa, Volubilis has UNESCO World Heritage Status. It is Volubilis that makes Meknes such a popular destination for tourists and is one of Morocco's 'must see' attractions. Then it's on to the Imperial city of Meknes founded as a military camp in the 11th century but now known as "the Versaille of Morocco", due to it's lavish design, created to mimic the royal palaces of Paris and Arabia during the 17th century by the Sultan Moulay Ismail who made it his capital. In it's heyday, Meknes was surrounded by 45 km of wall, in three defensive circles, had twenty city gates and protected over fifty palaces. Here you will see impressive crenulated battlements, gigantic city gates carved with Islamic art and containing Roman marble pillars looted from Volubilis, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail himself and the royal palace of Dal El Makhzen with it's Royal Stables, the beautiful Agdal reservoir and the nearby granaries and subterranean prison. Meknes has an old-fashioned charm and quaintness, a more relaxed atmosphere than Fes and is surrounded by stunning countryside, olive groves and vineyards. The local souks are recommended for a shopping expedition as they are rich and varied and often much cheaper than Fes. After this, Fes Desert Trips will ensure you are taken back to your accommodation in Fes.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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MrKokss
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Oct 2019 • Friends
The drive was beautiful, the driver was super friendly and helpful and had great stories. The places visited did not disappoint in the least, we had a great time! Would recommend!
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for choosing to use our services during your trip in Morocco and for taking the time to post your precious feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. Our main objective is that travelers enjoy our trips and we do everything possible to make them satisfied.
Written 10 November 2019
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J.J.
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Oct 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful day out. Everything was taken care of, the atmosphere was very relaxed and our driver was an absolute legend!
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for choosing to use our services during your trip in Morocco and for taking the time to post your precious feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. Our main objective is that travelers enjoy our trips and we do everything possible to make them satisfied.
Written 10 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sara V
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Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful tourguide who could tell us everything about Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss and the views were amazing. Would absoluteley recommend this as an activity.
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for choosing to use our services during your trip in Morocco and for taking the time to post your precious feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. We hope to welcome you again in our country and make you live a new experience.
Written 10 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Fes Desert Trips
GoPlaces97838
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Historic and beautifully furnished Riad in the heart of the medina
I had an absolutely fabulous stay here! The Riad is beautiful and right in the heart of the medina. Mohammed and Ya
mohamadazmir1
mohamadazmir1
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Pleasurable experience
Yahya was very helpful during my stay at the Riad. He showed me around the Old Medina and was in touch throughout m
681savitad
681savitad
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Highly recommended
I really enjoyed my tour in the blue city! I felt it was reasonably priced and comfortable! I recommend the day tr
Voyage70706
Voyage70706
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Wonderful trip, highly recommended!
We joined the private tours of 4 days and 3 nights desert trip, and also Chefchaouen day trip. The driver is a youn
FlyingFishBodyFlight
FlyingFishBodyFlight
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The best Riad in Fes
We had such an amazing stay with this Riad. Very close to the Medina and the hospitality was incredible. The hosts
zivag2016
zivag2016
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Great old Fes experience
Mohammad took us for a tour around Fes, the walls, Kings Palace and the nice panorama views. All was beautifull. Bu
emig33
emig33
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Lifelong memories and Nabil is simply the best!
This was hands down the highlight of our 10 days in Morocco. We feel so lucky to have met Nabil and to have been ab
bernardj433
bernardj433
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Amazing tour
It was a great trip, thanks guys for the amazing time. We recommande it to all People. Desert is a must in Morocco.
jovieg2016
jovieg2016
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Best Tour Guide in Morocco
I travelled with my spouse and our engaged best friends for 2 days with Nabil and Reeta and it was such a pleasure
SamT2575
SamT2575
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Highly recommended
The tour was amazing, we really enjoyed the day trip to chefchaouen with Madih. I recommend this agency 100%.
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far0000
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our 3 day 2 night excursion to the Sahara Desert was excellent. Our driver Mideh never got lost during our trip and
Sabkymom
Sabkymom
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Most excellent, worth every cent!
Not only do I highly recommend doing this trip but I especially reco Fes Desert Tours for the 3day/2nite luxury des
ramirom732
ramirom732
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Fes Chefchaouen Sahara
We just completed our tour of Fes, Chefchaouen and 3 days and 2 nights Fes to the desert to Marrakesh. We had Abde
virmacdom
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Great experience
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