Step Back into the Milenium
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Join our 6 day-tour and unveil some of the marvellous gems of Tunisia. Picturesque village Sidi Bou Said will dazzle your sight by its white and blue architecture and constantly presence of Roman heritage will display its marvel in UNESCO site of Dougga and Sufetula. Beautiful port Kantaoui will tempt you by its vibrant atmosphere and Medina in Tunis will lure you by its busy streets and square, offering the best from the Tunisian culture and traditional habits. This trip will fill your curiosity and will leave great memories for the lifetime.
Sidi Bou Said: beautiful white and blue town, located on the top of the steep cliff, tending by it marvellous view over the Mediterranean Sea
Dougga: exciting archaeological site that take you back to the ancient Roman history
Medina: one of the most well-known UNESCO Heritage site, and one of the most impressive Medinas in North Africa. Constructed during the earliest days of Islam as the cultural and educational centre, todays home to a numerous locals and shops offering the best from the Tunisian culture and tradition
- Operated with English/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian -speaking tour escort throughout the journey
- 5 nights’ accommodation
- 5 Breakfasts
- 5 Lunches
- 5 Dinners
- Pick-up/ Drop off transfers from/to Tunis International Airport on a shared basis
- Shared transportation in an air-conditioning car throughout the tour
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
- All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Sidi Bou Said, Carthage sightseeing, Medina (Day 2), Dougga tour (Day 3), Sufetula tour (Day 4), City tour of Kairouan (Great Mosque of Kairouan included; Day 5)
- Meet and greet upon arrival at the airport
- Tips or visa fees
- International or domestic flights
- Personal expenses
- Meals or drinks not listed
- Any type of personal or travel insurance
- Porterage and gratuities
- We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons.
- Late check-out, early check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms at the hotel are all subject to availability and not guaranteed.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Tunisia though a warm jumper and jacket are advisable in the cooler months. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1, 2 Tunis:
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Hotel El Mouradi Gammarth similar 5*
Day 3, 4 Kairouan:
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Hotel Kasbah Kairouan or similar 5*
Day 5 Hammamet:
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Hotel Golden Tulip Yasmine Hammamet or similar 5*
- Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL TUNIS
Upon your arrival at the Tunis International Airport, meet and greet by the guide is followed by the transfer directly to the hotel in Tunis, the capital of the country and its greatest metropolitan area. If you are tired from the journey, you can simply put your feet up in the hotel and take advantage of the available services. Otherwise, you can head out and start enjoying the wonders of this exotic city.
Overnight in Tunis.
Day 2 : TUNIS – SIDI BOUSAID – CARTHAGE – MEDINA – TUNIS (45 km – 1.15 hrs)
Wake up to the tasty breakfast at the hotel. Today you start with the discovery of unique historical sites of the country. Your first stop is picturesque village Sidi Bou Said, known for its whitewalls and blue windows and doors, and a dazzling view on the Mediterranean Sea. Trip continues to Carthage, located on a magnificent coastline. Although the ancient city was destroyed by the Romans, it still nowadays features excavations of homes, baths and sewage systems. In the same area is the Amphitheatre of Carthage, built towards the 1st century and later rebuilt by the Romans. The theatre today hosts some 30000 visitors at the yearly International Music Festival of Carthage. After lunch (not included), you will head towards downtown Tunis to visit the National Museum of Bardo, renowned for its rich collection of Mosaics and location on an old beylical castle in the middle of the old city of Tunis. The day is wrapped up by visiting the ancient Medina of Tunis. The rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Tunis.
Day 3 : TUNIS – BULLA REGIA – DOUGGA – KAIROUAN (380 km – 5.5 hrs)
The third day of this roundtrip continues to yet another one of Tunisia’s riche archaeological sites, the site of Dougga, qualified by UNESCO as a world heritage for containing of the best-preserved Roman sites in the area. After the breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to learn about this site that contains a heritage of a variety of civilizations amongst which the Roman, the Punic and the Byzantine. Its most significant monuments are the Capitol and the Theatre. After a local lunch, you will continue to Bulla Regia a Berber, Punic, and Roman town. Its surviving ruins are noted for their Hadrianic-era semi-subterranean housing, a protection from the fierce heat and effects of the sun. Many of the mosaic floors have been left in place; others may be seen at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. After the visit you will continue to Kairouan. The rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Kairouan.
Day 4 : KAIROUAN – SUFETULA – MAKTHAR – KAIROUAN (300 km – 4.45 hrs)
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your following destination. The Roman ruins of Sufetula, containing the best preserved Roman forum temples in Tunisia. It was the entry point of the Muslim conquest of North Africa. After lunch, you will head towards Makthar, a strategic fortress built by the Numidians in the 3rd century BC, chosen to control at that time the trade routes between Sbeitla, Kairouan, and El Kef. Once back at the hotel in Kairouan, spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Kairouan.
Day 5 : KAIROUAN – EL JEM – SOUSSE – HAMMAMET (240 km – 3.15 hrs)
After the breakfast at the hotel meet your guide and together walk through the old Medina of Kairouan to the Great Mosque of Kairouan, located in the middle of the centre. The site attracts thousands of local and international visitors for its magnificent architectural and spiritual value. Afterward visit the Aghlabid pools, two large basins and cisterns that persist for the centuries after they have served during decades of scarce drinking water resources. After lunch, the tour heads towards El Djem home of the Roman amphitheatre of El Djem, the second largest Roman Amphitheatre, built in 18 century. The site was mainly used for spectator events, namely gladiator battles. The day will finish by a short walk in the leisure harbour of Port El Kantaoui, where you will have opportunity to purchase some souvenirs or simply enjoy the scene while sipping some Tunisian coffee or fresh juice. Late afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Hammamet and the rest if the day at leisure.
Overnight in Hammamet.
Day 6 : HAMMAMET – DEPARTURE TUNIS (75 km – 1 h)
Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel and at indicated time you will be transferred to the Tunis International Airport to take your flight for onwards destinations.