MEKNES AND VOLUBILIS DAY TRIP FROM FEZExplore an Imperial city and Roman ruins on a full-day tour from Fez to Meknes and Volubilis. Travel through rolling vineyards and olive trees as you cross the Saiss plains to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and then explore vibrant souks and local markets in Meknes’ old town. Visit a revered shrine to Moulay Idriss I and walk between the crumbling arcades of Volubilis, a UNESCO-recognized 2nd-century Roman settlement whose mosaics, monuments and gates are a vivid glimpse into Morocco’s ancient history.
HIGHLIGHTSMeknes and Volubilis day trip from Fez Cross the fertile Saiss plains and admire rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes Soak up the atmosphere in Place el-Hedim and explore the souks in the old town Explore Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, one of Morocco’s holiest towns Discover the UNESCO-listed town of Volubilis, a 2nd-century Roman settlement This tour ensures you’ll see the best of Meknes and Volubilis while receiving undivided attention from the guide.
ITINERARYFollowing a morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Fez, meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle for the 1-hour drive to Meknes, one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. On 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. It was here, in the late 8th century, that Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam to 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. Dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, the Roman ruins here are considered the best-preserved in Morocco. 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.
- Additional info Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Spoken languages (English)
Cancelation policy :Flexible: Cancel up to 3 Days in advance for a full refund
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks