A private 15-hour day trip from Casablanca to the see the historic Roman ruins of Volubilis and the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun! Volubilis was the Roman Empire’s farthest-flung capital, and today the site of its impressive ruins is also home to the Volubilis archaeological museum. Nearby is the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, home to Morocco’s most sacred shrine. Moulay Idriss was the religious and secular founder of the first Arab Islamic kingdom in the Maghreb. It’s said that five pilgrimages to his shrine are spiritually equal to one pilgrimage to Mecca.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel, cruise ship dock, or other location specified by you.
This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility issues. We’ll be walking around the ruins of Volubilis, most of which are accessible only by foot.
Approximately 3 hours 15 minutes via A2
Located in the beautiful and fertile Moulay Idriss Zerhoun area, the ruins of Volubilis stand as testament to more than 10 centuries of history which began in the 2nd century BC until the foundation of Fès in the late 8th century AD. Today one can wander the historic ruins and see evidence of a sophisticated ancient city complete with residences, bakery, olive presses, civic buildings, impressive arched entrances and stunning mosaic floors.
Five kilometers from Volubilis is another important site in Morocco. Situated north of Meknes at the base of Mount Zerhoun, the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is regarded as holy by many Moroccans. The town is home to the Mausoleum of Idriss I, the town’s founder, and also to Morocco’s only mosque that has a round minaret.