Morocco: Fès

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Morocco

Fès

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Fès is the oldest of the country’s imperial cities and the symbolic heart of Morocco— while here, you’ll stay in a five-star palace overlooking the ancient walled city. A full-day tour starts at the archaeological remains of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site known as “Morocco’s Pompeii.” Visit Moulay Idriss, an important pilgrimage site for Moroccans thanks to the town’s founder, Moulay Idriss el Akhbar, a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed. Meknes, an imperial city under the rule of Sultan Moulay Ismail, has been compared to the finest European cities of its time, with 50 palaces, 20 gates, and a 28-mile-long city wall waiting to be explored.

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3 days, 2 nights Trip Includes 

Trip Includes

  • Two breakfasts and one lunch (day 2)
  • Accommodations in a luxury hotel
  • Full-day tour of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, and Meknes with an expert, local guide
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the departure point, including a transfer from Fès-Saiss Airport upon your arrival
  • Basic travel insurance coverage
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the CW staff
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Day 1

Fès

Arrival in Fès

Upon arrival to Fès-Saiss Airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel in Fès. There are no meals or activities included on this day; however, there are a variety of restaurants within the hotel from which to choose. You may also wish to indulge in a hammam (Turkish bath) or massage in the sumptuous spa.

Hotel Palais Jamaï

Fès-El Bali, Morocco

A former princely palace overlooking the ancient walled city (medina) of Fès. Amenities include three restaurants, a piano bar, a heated outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and tennis court.

Day 2

Fès

Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, and Meknes guided tour

This morning, you meet your guide in the lobby of the Hotel Palais Jamai at 9:00 a.m. and depart by minibus for a 1-hour drive to the archaeological site of Volubilis, (Oualili in Arabic), formerly one of the Roman Empire’s most remote outposts and now considered “Morocco’s Pompeii.” You tour the site’s most impressive monuments, including the triumphal arch, capitol, baths, and basilica, as well as the stunning mosaics. Next, you continue to the nearby town of Moulay Idriss (also known as Zerhoune), a holy site that contains the tomb of the founder of Morocco’s first imperial dynasty. Your final stop today is the former imperial city of Meknes, which has been referred to as “the Versailles of Morocco.” Not quite as popular as its more famous sisters, Fès and Marrakesh, Meknes has an air of quiet self-sufficiency and authenticity. You enjoy a lunch of traditional Moroccan cuisine, followed by an exploration of the city’s main attractions, including the Mellah (Jewish quarter), Bab el-Mansour (the lavishly decorated main gate to the city), and the exterior of the Great Mosque (Medersa Bou Inania), before reaching the impressive granaries, vaults, and horse stables (Heri es-Souani and Agdal Basin). The city tour concludes in the late afternoon with an hour transfer by minibus back to Fès and the Hotel Palais Jamai. Dinner is on your own this evening, and you are free to choose from the dining venues within the hotel or venture out into the neighboring medina (ancient city) of Fès with suggestions from your guide.

Hotel Palais Jamaï

Fès-El Bali, Morocco

A former princely palace overlooking the ancient walled city (medina) of Fès. Amenities include three restaurants, a piano bar, a heated outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and tennis court.

Day 3

Fès

Departure

Following breakfast this morning, you may continue on to other travels or meet your group in the hotel lobby for the Morocco: Fès to Marrakesh tour.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual activities, sites, and accommodations may vary due to season, special events, weather, or transportation schedules. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience. If you are currently booked on a CW adventure, an itinerary has been sent to you for your exact departure date. Please call CW at 800.464.9255 if you have any questions about the exact itinerary or hotels selected for any of our tours.

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