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The Most FES-cinating English Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 01, 2020

Hi and a big welcome to the largest Medina in the world. My name is Abdou. I was born and raised in Fes, Morocco. I'm an authorised and qualified tour guide. I also hold an M.A. degree in English, which is very crucial to pass the information to my guests with great fluency and ease. Fes is a mysterious and fascinating city with a lot of hidden secrets; and I'm very passionate about sharing these secrets and events with my guests.  I not only have a broad knowledge of Fes history, traditions and culture, but I have also designed a tour whereby my guests will be involved in sharing these values with locals; which they wouldn't be able to do if they were on their own. I take tourists through the  back and very narrow twisting alleyways which are not listed in GPSs and Maps. In this tour, you will discover the gems of Fes and find out the incidents and events that took place in every corner.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Jump with me into a time machine and travel 1200 years back in History. My name is Abdou Rahim. I was born and grew up in the historical car-free medina of Fes. I'm a Professional Tour Guide (licensed by the Ministry of Tourism). I love to show tourists our historical sights and attractions, but most of all, l love to tell them why they are important, to relate relevant stories and events to these sights. I like to capture their attention and make them feel as though they are part of the story. l have met tourists from all parts of the world , which helped me understand their cultures, traditions, and customs. It taught me how to deal with them with courtesy and respect.
During this tour, we're going to stop by the famous historical sites of Fes such as:
Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and University ( from outside)
Sidi Moussa  or chouara leather Tannery
Al-Attarine Madrasa (from outside)
 Place Seffarine
Fabrics Dyers square
Moulay Idriss Mausoleum
Kifah kissariya
Al Attarine Stree
 
The tour will end at the main road leading to the Blue Gate. (Talaa Kbira)
Equipped with a fluency in English, a good knowledge of history and a fair sense of humour, your FES tour with me will be FEScinating.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    3269+96G, Place Istiqlal, Fès, Morocco
    3269+96G, Place Istiqlal, Fès, Morocco
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    Just outside Batha post office by the ATM.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Avenue de La Liberte
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Place Seffarine
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mosque and University Kairaouine
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Rue al attarine
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Chouara Tannery
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mosque and University Kairaouine
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Moulay Driss 1er
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Molay Driss
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Mausoleum of Sidi Ahmed al-Tijani

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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JAN STANAKIS 20 Apr 2024
Santiago

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We walked with Abderrahime through a “Time Machine,” from modern times, down, down through the centuries in the medina, to the beginning of the City of Fes in 808. The history along the way was so very interesting. From the beginning, we felt that Abderrahime was both a friend and a teacher. His English was perfect, and the tour was perfect. 10 out of 10!
Mario 20 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Wonderful tour: so interesting, with the kind of knowledge you can only enjoy being there, in situ. Amazing guide, great experience.
Dr Belinda 18 Apr 2024
Sydney

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Really loved the walk with Abdulrahime. He is knowledgeable, a great communicator with a good sense of humour. He organised and paced the tour very well - so we learned about the houses, the streets, the lifestyles and culture of Fes over centuries and understood how it had developed and how uNESCo is helping with the restoration of buildings . He spent more than 3 hours with us and made sure we had a great lunch afterwards. Really appreciated his generous, engaging way of being and cannot recommend him highly enough. No sales pitches at all! Thank you
Diane 17 Apr 2024
Retford

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Really excellent tour around Fes Medina. Abdul has perfect English and his knowledge of Fes is awesome. Highly recommend going on this tour if you have a chance. There was no going into shops and being pressured to buy. He recommended a restaurant at the end it was excellent and good value for money.
Sila 16 Apr 2024
Frankfurt

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
It was an incredible tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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