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Take a step back in time during this six-day tour through the splendid Mediterranean country of Tunisia. Visit impeccable Roman ruins, charming seaside villages, important Islamic monuments and distant desert escapes. The country’s history is sure to impress, and the heritage of its past is as alive as ever. With the country’s impressive infrastructure and modern hotels, your stay here will offer you the comforts of home. Join this memorable Tunisian trip and discover the best of North Africa!
Tunis: Tunisia’s laid-back capital boasts beautiful Islamic architecture and neighbours the famous ruins of Carthage.
Sidi Bou Said: A Mediterranean dreamland, this town is full of white walls and beautifully blue accented doors and windows along with endless views of the Mediterranean.
Kairouan: Founded in the 7th century, Kairouan is considered the Islamic capital of Tunisia.
Tozeur: The desert town is a gateway to mountain oasis and desert adventures.
Sousse: This seaside town is a great spot to relax on the beach and wander around the upscale Port El Kantaoui.
- Operated with English/French/ German/ Italian/Spanish-speaking driver-guide on a shared basis
- 5 nights’ accommodation
- 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
- Shared transportation as indicated in the itinerary
- Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Tunis-Carthage International Airport
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary: Bardo National Museum, Great Mosque of Kairouan, Aghlabid basins, El Djem, Carthage site.
- Meet and greet upon arrival at the airport
- Local Hotel Tax
- Tips or visa fees
- International or domestic flights
- Personal expenses
- Optional excursions as noted in the itinerary: 4X4 ride to Chebika and Tamerza, 4X4 ride to Ong Jmel
- Meals or drinks not listed
- Any type of personal or travel insurance
- Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
- Depending on your flights’ times, lunch is included either on your arrival day, or on your departure day
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, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1 Hammamet
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Golden Tulip Taj Sultan Hammamet or similar 5*
Day 2 Tozeur
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar 4*
Day 3 Douz
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Sun Palm Douz or similar 4*
Day 4 Sousse
- Deluxe Hotel Category = El Mouradi Palace Sousse or similar 5*
Day 5 Tunis
- Deluxe Hotel Category = El Mouradi Gammarth or similar 5*
- Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL TUNIS – HAMMAMET (70km – 1hr)
Arrive at Tunis–Carthage Airport, where your professional guide and driver will greet you and direct you to the transfer to Hammamet, one of the main coastal cities of this beautiful country. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, relaxing in the hotel or exploring the beautiful surroundings in Yasmine Hammamet. End the day with dinner at your hotel.
Overnight in Hammamet
Day 2 : HAMMAMET – KAIROUAN – TOZEUR (420km – 7hrs)
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to Kairouan. Upon arrival at the holy city, take a walking tour with your guide through the old Medina. Visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan, located in the middle of the Medina and built by the Arab general Uqba Ibn Nafi in 670 AD. The site attracts thousands of local and international visitors for its magnificent architectural and spiritual value. Then visit the impressive ancient engineering site of the Aghlabid basins, where two large water basins and a few cisterns have survived the passing of the centuries as they helped conserve and distribute decades of scarce drinking water resources. Lunch is included and will be in Kairouan. Then head down south to Tozeur and enjoy the evening at your hotel.
Overnight in Tozeur.
Day 3 : TOZEUR – CHOTT DJERID – DOUZ (130km – 2hrs)
Start with breakfast at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing, exploring the surroundings on your own, or joining an optional tour. Lunch is included. Then, back in Tozeur, drive through the biggest salt lake in the country, Chott el Djerid, admiring the outstanding never-ending view of white and pink mirages, also used as a filming site for Star Wars. On your arrival to Douz, the ‘gateway to the Sahara’, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Douz.
Day 4 : DOUZ – MATMATA – EL DJEM – SOUSSE (432km – 5hrs)
Have a tasty breakfast at the hotel and head towards the old village of Matmata. The area contains one of the best-preserved, still inhabited troglodyte houses, carved by Tunisian Berbers in the middle of the surrounding earth. A filming site of the Star Wars movie is also open for visitors in Matmata. The next stop is at the village of El Djem, home of the Roman amphitheatre of El Djem, the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world, built around 18 centuries ago, and exceptionally well-preserved up to this day. The site was mainly used for spectator events, namely gladiator battles. After a local lunch in El Djem, continue to the Mediterranean town of Sousse for your last night in the country.
Overnight in Sousse.
Day 5 : SOUSSE – TUNIS (140km – 2hrs)
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to the beautiful Port El Kantaoui harbour for a quick visit before you head back to Sidi Bousaid, in the capital of Tunis. This charming village is known for its indigo blue windows and doors and white walls. At an altitude of over 100 metres, it features dazzling views over the Mediterranean Sea. Your next stop is the neighbouring archaeological site of Carthage, located on a magnificent coastline. Although the ancient city was destroyed by the Romans, this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site features excavations of homes, baths and sewage systems. The other significant site in the area is the Carthage amphitheatre, built towards the first century AD and later rebuilt by the Romans. The theatre today hosts some 30,000 visitors at the yearly International Music Festival of Carthage. After a tasty lunch, head towards downtown Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, located in an old Beylical castle in the middle of the old city of Tunis, and renowned for its rich collection of mosaics. Continue with a visit and free time in the ancient Medina of Tunis before you head to the Hammamet area to check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Tunis.
Day 6 : DEPARTURE TUNIS
Begin your last day with one last breakfast at the hotel. Then, depending on your flight time, enjoy your free time at the hotel at leisure before transferring to the airport, with assistance for departure.