Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip | Private Morocco Tours

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MEKNES AND VOLUBILIS DAY TRIP | PRIVATE MOROCCO TOURS

Book Your Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip  And Enjoy sightseeing in Meknes

Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip : our destination will be another imperial city famous as Versailles of Morocco. Under the reign of the Alaouite sultan Moulay Ismail, Meknes in the 17th century. It was the most beautiful and powerful city in Morocco since it was the capital at that time.


Meknes was once a capital of the kingdom of Morocco and Moulay Idriss is the Morocco’s first Islamic city .
If you have time in Fez, why don’t you visit Meknes and Volubilis for a day throught our Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip !
It was first founded by the Almoravids as a military settlement in the 11th century.
Throught Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip, Your guide will definitely make you immerse in this majestic city by providing  more details historical background.
Meknes is surrounding by 25km wall long and 15m of height that are puncturing by ornate huge gates such as Bab Mansour in front of it you find the prestigious Place Hdim similar to Jamaa Lafna of Marrakech. Your guide will take you to the tourist’s attractions that you will certainly enjoy In Your Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip .
Actually there are several key monuments; Dar El Jamii museum, madrasa Bouanania (Qoranic school), Moulay Ismail mausoleum, Dar El Mekhzen the Royal Palace, Agdal water reservoir Sahrij Swani, Cara subterranean prison, Royal stables, the Grand Mosque which has 11 gates and 143 arcades
Transfer back to your hotel or riad in Fez.

Tour Includes
  • Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • Professional English/French Speaking Driver
  • Entrance Fees to historical sites

Schedule

1) Departure from Fez

We’ll pick you up at your hotel or riad in the morning, Drive to Meknes, one hour away by car. Getting through peaceful fields in the Middle Atlases.

2) Visit Bab Mansour

Sight at the center of the old city, at the entrance of the old medina.
The ruler Moulay Ismail built this fascinating gate.
The zerij mozaics are amaizing, One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

3) Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail

Most of the mosques and mausoleums are not open to non Muslims in Morocco, and this is one of the exceptions.
The courtyard is so quiet, you’ll instantly understand that you entered a very sacred place.
The coffin room is prohibited to enter but the entrance room is definitely the highlight of this mausoleum.
Enjoy the beauty of the Islamic architecture!

4) Drive to Moulay Idriss, walk in the city

Moulay Idriss was once a rival for the ruler of the Muslim Empire in the 8th century and fled to Morocco after being defeated.
He established his dynasty here and that’s the beginning of the Islam in Morocco.
The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss is not open to non Muslims, but it still gives you a great impression just by looking at this hallway!

5) Visit Volubilis

The Roman ruin Volubilis is 10 to 15 minutes drive away from Moulay Idriss.
It is said that Moulay Ismail brought the stones from here to build the Meknes city and many of the Roman buildings were destroyed.
Still, you can see the pillars of temples and beautiful mosaic on the floor.
This place is also the UNESCO World Heritage site.

6) Back to hotel