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Full-Day Volubilis and Meknes Private Tour from Fez

Highlights
  • Visit two UNESCO sites in a single day: Volubilis and Meknes

  • Tour Roman ruins and explore a historic walled city

  • Travel with a professional English-speaking driver
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Full-Day Volubilis and Meknes Private Tour from Fez
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Full-Day Volubilis and Meknes Private Tour from Fez
US$116.95
Overview

Explore two UNESCO treasures in a day. Choose between the highway route or a more scenic drive through hilly olive groves and vineyards. Discover the basilica and mosaics of the Roman ruins at Volubilis, then enjoy lunch in the nearby hills of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. Your next stop is the walled city of Meknes, where you’ll see regal stables, an underground prison, and the mausoleum of Morocco’s first Arab king.

What to Expect
After a morning pick up at your hotel in Fez, you will hit the road heading west. You decide which route is taken: the highway, or the scenic route with opportunities for taking pictures of the Oulad Shaker reservoir and the surrounding rolling countryside dotted with wheat fields, olive groves, fruit trees, and vineyards.

Your first stop will be the ruined Roman city of Volubilis. French archaeologists began excavating Volubilis in the early 20th century, though half of the immense sight still remains beneath centuries of topsoil. Marvel at the famous sights, like the basilica, the triumphal arc, and the many palaces with their exquisite mosaics. The tour of Volubilis can be done either with or without a local guide.

Next you will make a quick stop in the adjacent small town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. Perched atop a hill overlooking Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun houses the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss I (745-791), the first Arab king of Morocco. During your stop in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun you will go to a panoramic view point, visit the town center, and get lunch, a snack, or a beverage.

Youur last stop will be the mighty walled Imperial City of Meknes. Smaller in comparison to the other Moroccan Imperial Cities, Meknes held the status of capital of Morocco for only 55 years during the reign of the infamous king Moulay Ismail (1634-1727). Still, Meknes’s old city offers a trove of sights for a curious visitor: Moulay Idriss’s massive stables, capacious granary, and cavernous underground prison. You will also visit Moulay Idriss’s mausoleum (one of the only mosques in Morocco open to tourists), the monumental Mansour Gate, the covered food market, and the El Hidem Square.

Once finished with this busy day of sightseeing, you will take the highway back to Fez. You will drop you off at your hotel in the late afternoon/evening.
Reviews (19)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great experience with a kind person

We booked a private day tour and were fortunate enough to have Amin. What a kind and accommodating person. I would highly recommend this tour company.

1  Thank jacqueline v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Awesome Tour!

Just finished a full day private tour with Amine. He was an awesome guide. Always checking to make sure we were satisfied. The tour was well organized and we had plenty of time to see all the sites. We went to a nice place for...More

1  Thank spinuzzi
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very well run tour

I e-mailed enquiries about day trips to Volubilis and Meknes to several tour agencies and selected Omega tours based on the feedback here and the fact that I got a prompt, well written detailed reply in English. The tour lived up to expectations. Our guide...More

Thank IanP99
Reviewed 24 May 2018
Day trip to Volubilis/Moulay Idris/Meknes from Fez

I did a solo one day trip from Fez to Volubilis/Moulay Idris/Meknes. I chose this company given the good reviews and reasonable price compared to other companies (80 euros or ~120 Canadian). You are paying for a personal driver and the ability to visit the...More

4  Thank ajz1988
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent Excursion

We had been recommended this tour by our hotel manager. She certainly wasnt wrong because the quality of the content and its presentation was second to none. Our driver for the day was a very informative gentleman called Jamal, who went out of his way...More

3  Thank Baldrick26
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