Step back in time and discover Fes, a city steeped in history and culture, a city that overwhelms the senses and offers endless opportunity for discovery, on a tour that escapes the tourist trails and gets you off the beaten track.
You’ll set off on this guided tour of the wonderful city of Fes; the former capital city of Morocco for more than 350 years and a labyrinth of shaded alleys, twisting lanes and groaning market stalls.
You will discover the treasures of Fes that aren’t usually on the tourist route, escaping the crowds to see the real side to Morrocan life here in this hive of activity.
We’ll visit the oldest university in the world, the University of Al Karaouine, a place that seems to exude dignity from the delicate, green-tiled roofs, as well as the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the world-famous Tanneries.
After a morning of exploration, there will be time for a relaxing lunch in an authentic, local hotspot, where you’ll see how the locals eat and where they themselves stop for lunch.
After lunch, you’ll visit the exquisite exterior of the Royal Palace and wander through the stunning “Mellah”, or Jewish quarter, where you can visit one of the few active synagogues in Morocco.
The tour ends with a brief visit to the ceramic factory, where you can take in the amazing panoramic view over Fes’ Medina as the sun sets a dusty, glowing orange over a city about to burst into life.
This is a spot not frequented by tourists, and one that provides real insight into a rich history, culture and artisanal craft you simply wouldn’t see or experience on your average walking tour.