After breakfast at the hotel.Rabat is an elegant city as it has been serving as the capital of Morocco and the official residence of the king since theearly 20th century. Yet this capital maintains a traditional Moroccan character like all the historical cities of the country.Our morning tour begins with the fortified Kasbah Oudaya including the 17th century royal residence and its Andalusiastyle garden. Mohamed V Mausoleum, a masterpiece of the Moroccan art and craft next to which stands the medieval Hassan Tower built in the late 12th century. We leave Rabat and head inland to the city of Meknes which served as thecapital of Morocco in the 17th century for the Sultan Moulay Ismail. This king had a reputation of a ruthless warrior but hewas also a builder as during his 55-year reign, he developed Meknes from a small town into a majestic capital withgigantic ramparts, monumental gates, palaces and more than 15 miles of exterior walls. Our tour leader will take us for acomprehensive tour of the city’s highlights such as the impressive granaries and stables built by the Sultan for his cavalry,the Mausoleum of the King located inside a beautifully built mosque, the monumental gate of Bab El Mansour dominating El Hedim square and the colorful food market.
In the early afternoon, drive north towards the mountains of Zerhoun to visit Moulay Idriss, the holiest town for the Muslimsin Morocco, where the first King is buried. After that, start a walking visit of Volubilis, the Roman capital of Morocco builtover two thousand years ago when this part of the country was a Roman province.
Discovering the Roman part of the Moroccan history, you will admire one of the most beautiful collections of mosaicswhich have never been moved from their original site since their discovery in the early 20th Century.
Late in the afternoon drive back to Fes via the village of Zgouta through a different part of this scenic countryside.After this visit will go for a wine tasting at one of the most popular wineries in Morocco, followed by Lunch.
Continue to Fez By the late afternoon.Overnight stay