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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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from $86.24 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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
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
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 +1 855 275 5071
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
Traveler 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.
Inclusions
Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (Mini Van). • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation. • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
Departure details
Traveler 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
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    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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MrKokss
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Great trip, superb driver!
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 October 13, 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 November 10, 2019
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J.J.
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Day trip to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknès
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 October 13, 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 November 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sara V
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Fantastic people, fantastic cities
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 October 13, 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 November 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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An unforgettable souvenir!
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Amazing experience
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Highly Recommended
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