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Gates and Ramparts of Fez – Private Tour

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 3 hours

  • Start time

    2:00pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Shop for the exquisite cobalt blue Moroccan pottery
  • See magnificent gates, royal ramparts and tombs of sultans

Overview

On this sightseeing tour of Fez, one of the oldest cities of Morocco, visit its magnificent gates and ramparts. These silent sentinels of time offer an insight into the stunning Moroccan architecture and design.

Four magnificent city gates were erected to guard the old Medina and feature exquisite tiles and grand designs. Tour the gates of the Royal Palace, built by the Almohad Dynasty in 13th century and learn why Bab Boujloud is hailed as the most beautiful of them all.

See the handiwork of Portuguese prisoners at the Southern Borj (tower), and enjoy panoramic views over the old city from here. Visit of the medieval tombs of the Merenid Dynasty. Located high above the city, these ruins offer an incomparable view over Fez.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Fez in an air-conditioned minibus for this Private Gates and Ramparts of Fez tour. A bilingual guide (English and French-speaking) will accompany you on this sightseeing tour. The highlights of this tour include: • Gates: Royal Palace, Bab Boujloud: The Bab Boujloud gate is the most famous gate in Morocco. It is also the main entrance to the Medina. See the striking blue and green ceramic tiles that cover either side of this monumental gate. The Royal Palace is one of the most elegant structures in Morocco with a huge and impressive gate. • Southern Borj: The Southern Tower was built between 1587 and 1609 by Portuguese prisoners to improve the defense of the Medina. The tower offers panoramic view over the Old Medina and its environs. • Tombs of the Merenid Dynasty: Get spectacular views over the city from this resting place of the Merenid Sultans who played a crucial role in making Fez the cultural and religious capital of Morocco. The ruins are a great place to take in the sprawling vistas of the Medina below. • District of the potters: See where the world-famous cobalt blue enameled pottery is made. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Fez.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Bilingual guide (English and French-speaking)
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Beverages

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    A must
    09/14/2013 Wm Alex Douglas, United States

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