Fes day trip to Meknes and Roman ruins – Volubilis

Fes day trip to Meknes and Roman ruins – Volubilis

visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and spend enough time exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire , Upon arrival in Meknes, one has a magnificent view of the Medina, explore the beautiful walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. We continue exploring the city by the stables

Highlights

  • Volubilis, the largest ancient site of Morocco. A UNESCO world heritage site, the site dates back to AD40
  • Visit the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Sahrij Souani and also the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismael
  • Visit the vast square Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art “Dar Jamai” offers a wide variety of handcrafts

Included in tour

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Fuel/Gas
  • Tour in an Air Conditioned 4×4 vehicle/Minivan

Not Includes

  • Gratuities and Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Entrance fees to Monuments.

Day Trip Fes day trip to Meknes and Roman ruins – Volubilis

This morning you'll enjoy a private day trip to explore the third imperial city Meknes and the Roman ruins in Volubilis. Meknes is another imperial city in Morocco. You will visit tour the palaces, granaries, and stables of the great Moulay Ismail, who ruled Morocco for 55 years and who managed to expel the British, Ottoman Turks, and Spaniards with the help of his highly-trained army of 150,000 slaves from West Africa. Moulay Ismail's palace was meant to equal French King Louis IV's palace at Versailles. The city walls of Meknes stretch for 16 miles and are interspersed with ceremonial, fortress-style and utilitarian gates. The most spectacular gate is Bab Mansour, named after the architect, a Christian slave, converted to Islam. Also, peer into his lavish mausoleum. 
After stopping for lunch at a local restaurant in Meknes, we will take a short drive to Volubilis, the site of the largest and most well preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. The capital of the Roman province of Mauritania, Volubilis was a key Roman outpost that sent vast quantities of olives, wheat, and lions to Rome (lions were used in gladiator games in the Coliseum). The evocative ruins include a Roman olive factory and the luxurious House of Orpheus; however, the greatest treasures are the amazing mosaic floors, which have been excellently preserved.

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