• View of the Basilica, Volubilis, Morocco

Meknes, Volubilis & Moulay Idriss

Uncover the diverse history and culture of Morocco with a visit to Meknes, Volubilis, and Moulay Idriss, where ancient Roman ruins, historic architecture, and charming hillside towns showcase the rich heritage of this captivating region.

Embark on an enriching full-day tour from Fez to the imperial city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient medina and royal palace remnants. The city’s highlight is Bab Mansour, a magnificent ornamental gate, once the main entrance to the citadel, featuring intricate mosaic work and inscriptions. Accompanied by your private guide, visit the Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail, the enigmatic underground Qara Prison with its labyrinth of vaulted chambers, and the medina’s 16th-century streets, accessible by car. Your journey continues approximately 30km north of Meknes to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco, with a spectacular display of mosaic floors amongst its treasures. Explore ancient houses with preserved mosaics, Galen’s Thermal Baths, the Triumphal Arch, the Capitol and the Basilica. End the day, time and interest allowing, with a stop at Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, the site of the tomb of Idris I, regarded as the founder of the first Moroccan state.

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