Meknes and Roman Ruins Day Trip
On this Day Trip to Meknes and Volubilis, you’ll learn about 17th-century sultan Moulay Ismail’s grand ambitions for Meknes while seeing his royal kasbah and the impressive mausoleum that houses his tomb and visit the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved ancient Roman city in Morocco. A worthy detour along the way takes you to the holy town of Moulay-Idriss, which has Roman baths, an aqueduct and a grand mausoleum, with some fine viewpoints over the hilltop town.
Your full day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip will start at 8:00am from your accommodation in Fes. After boarding your private vehicule with an English-speaking driver, you will travel west to the Imperial city of Meknes. Driving across the plain you will see vast acreages of vineyards which produce good quality wine, much of which is exported to France. You will have up to three hours in Meknes to explore the town including the expansive souks, the fascinating historical sites and to take lunch.
After lunch our journey takes you 30 km north to the hillside settlement of Moulay Idriss. The town is one of the country's most important spiritual sites and a place of pilgrimage as it is the site of the tomb of Moulay Idriss, a prominent Moroccan saint in the late 8th century and a great grandson of the prophet Mohammed.
Visit World Heritage Site of Volubilis, there are a number of vantage points to take photographs of the town. Volubilis is the site of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in Morocco, particularly noted for its superb mosaic floors; it has fabulous views of the Rif mountains.
Return To Fes
Finally, your Day Trip to Meknes, Moulay Driss Zerhoun and Volubilis will come to its end. Return to Fes and dropp of at your accommodation.
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Fes
- English speaking driver
- Local guides in Meknes & Volubilis
- Free time and stops to explore sites and to stretch your legs
- Flexible and customized stops
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