Full-Day Volubilis and Meknes Private Tour from Fez

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Full-Day Volubilis and Meknes Private Tour from Fez
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Discover two UNESCO sights in one day: the unearthed Roman city at Volubilis and the Imperial City of Meknes.
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In Brief

Location:
Fes, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
6 to 7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco

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.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Omega Tour, Fes 30000 Morocco

After a morning pick up at your hotel in Fez, we will hit the road heading west. You decide which route we take: the highway, or take 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.

Our first stop will be the ruined Roman city of Volubilis. French archeologists 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 we 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 our stop in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun we will go to a panoramic view point, visit the town center, and get lunch, a snack, or a beverage.

Our 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 Ismail massive stables, capacious granary, and cavernous underground prison. We will also visit Moulay Ismail mausoleum (one of the only mausoleum 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, we will take the highway back to Fez. We will drop you off at your hotel in the late afternoon/evening.


Duration: 7 hours

Inclusions

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English Speaking Driver
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup.

Exclusions

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Volubilis
  • Entry/Admission - Omega Tour

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel or riad in Fez

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

I truly enjoyed this trip with omega tours through viator.it wad a private tour so the pace was my choosing.salim was great.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
My guide could tell I was feeling down that day so he bought me a chocolate bar to cheer me up. Then when we arrived back to Fez he even took the time to show me a few things I missed whilst there, so I wouldn't go home with a bad impression of the city. I am highly impressed. Great company to take a tour with. Definitely recommend!
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
My wife and I booked a day trip from Fez to see Volubilis and Meknes. Mostafa, our driver, arrived on time and emphasized that we could be flexible with time and itinerary. I mentioned that we take lots of pictures, and we would want time to do that at our planned stops also, sometimes I would want him to stop the car between our destinations so that I could take pictures in the countryside. He was fine with this and he never expressed irritation or impatience. Overall he was very courteous and had good suggestions for what we should see. Regarding the destinations: Volubilis was well worth the visit if you have any interest in Roman ruins, and we enjoyed Meknes. We also had the option to stop and walk in Moulay Idriss, but we declined, instead stopping at a nearby overlook for pictures of the town from a distance. Our driver apologized several times for the weather, as it reached 104F that afternoon 20 degrees warmer than usual, but I can't count this against the tour. The one odd thing about the trip was that our driver's instruction sheet said that we requested a day trip to Casablanca. It's possible that he was kidding my wife and I disagree on this. We discussed destination just as we left our riad, and he was fine going to Volubilis and Meknes instead, where he also knew the places that we should visit.
• Submitted 24 Jun 2017
Best Viator tour I've done. The guide was excellent and a breathe of fresh air compared to many of the guides in Morocco who can be pushy or take you to places where they expect you to buy souvenirs. This tour was incredibly comfortable and the guide was extremely easy going letting you take your time wherever, stop anywhere, or even add any stops in the cities/areas that you're visiting. I had lots of fun and found the guide knowledgable and friendly. This is really the best way to take trips through Morocco. The locations were all beautiful and culturally unique in their own way and I felt like I saw a lot of Morocco that many people wouldn't. Landscapes were absolutely spectacular. Its such a different side of Morocco than I had imagined.
• Submitted 13 May 2017
This is one of the best Viator tours I have ever taken. It was a four tour of Fez, Volubilis and Meknes. I enjoy photography and informed the guide. He, in turn, made sure that he took me to all the best locations during the drive and within the city to capture the best photos possible. It was simply amazing. Although this was very reasonable in price, I would have paid twice as much if I had known it would be this fantastic. If you take this tour, do NOT sign up for any other tour in Fez. You will not need it. Finally, always make sure you ask for a culture tour with no shopping. Also, pick your own restaurant rather the more expensive one they select if you want to save money.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
If you want to take your time and fully explore the sites, this is the tour for you. It was me and the driver, who picked me up at my Riad in the medina right on time. There were no time restrictions at locations or when we returned to Fes. It was a great day!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017
The trip overall was very interesting. Our driver, Isham, was very informative and respectful and happy to make as many stops as we required. He had a good knowledge of all the places we visited and passed this on in very good English. He did not take us to any stalls or shops and dropped us off at a square in Meknes for us to buy our lunch and look around for an hour.
• Submitted 27 May 2017
Should a Full day Private Tour do the following???? Here's what happened with Omega Tour and my Driver 1 Driver never asked if which route we wanted to take under what you can expect section 1 Driver was stopped by Police and took 15 minutes 2 Driver brings you to Volubilis and tells you that I need to purchase the ticket off to the left when the ticket was included - They later purchased it 3 Then driver says - off to the left is town of Moulay - Irdiss Zerhoun. We drive to the top of the city and he says, would you like to see anything here? I thought to myself, WHAT'S HERE? ARENT YOU THE DRIVER????? 4 We arrive to Meknes and he points out the gate and says he can't park here, so remember this gate. 5 minutes later we park and he says, OK, how much time do you want? I DONT KNOW?? What is here? Where are the things to see?????? How can I possibly know how much time I need in Meknes if I haven't seen the city or you hhaven't pointed out where I need to go to see them??? Oh, by the way, THE TOUR says you can enjoy the Masoleum, and the Mosque.... THEY ARE CLOSED AND HAVE BEEN FOR FOUR YEARS. So I finish seeing the prison which i had to pay for, and find my way back to the doors on my own. 5 By now, the day is a COMPLETE waste. I FIND ANOTHER tour company to CALL MY driver to tell him to pick me up in the parking lot. He can tell I am NOT enjoying this. He schedules a meeting for me to meet the owner of OMEGA TOURS. Omega tour owner tells me that the tour is only responsible for entry fees to Meknes and Volubilis and transport. i FLEW in a PLANE from Fez to Marrakesh for less money. WASTE. OMEGA tour and my driver were VERY DISAPPOINTING. Go elsewhere. Then why call it a full day private tour??? Instead of a taxi ride???
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017

In Brief

Location:
Fes, Morocco
Country:
Morocco
Duration:
6 to 7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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