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From Tunis: Kairouan & El Jem Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Tunis: Kairouan & El Jem Day Trip with Lunch

After being picked up from your Tunis accommodation, set off for Kairouan. Start your tour with a visit to the last 2 9th-century Aghlabite Basins which were among the greatest waterworks of the Middle Ages. Witness the monuments from the top of the Tourist Information Building as you gain an introduction to the foundation of Kairouan and its glorious age. After this, continue the tour with a visit to the 7th-century Great Okba Mosque, the oldest mosque in North Africa. Appreciate the powerful and beautiful expression of faith inherent in the 9th-century architecture. Proceed to the nearby Sidi Sahbi, to visit the 17th-19th century building known for its minaret and beautiful courtyards lined with green-blue tile work and white plaster stucco. Then, arrive at the entrance to the Medina for a guided walk through the main street and up to the mystical "Bir Barrouta". Spend some free time strolling through the Medina and shopping. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.  Finally, climb back into the vehicle and take a 1 hour and 15-minute transfer to the El Jem amphitheater - the main attraction of the tour and one of Tunisia's most visited sites.  Discover how this monumental amphitheater was built in the 3rd-century and is the largest Roman monument left in Africa, ranking 3rd in the Empire after those in Rome and Verona. Marvel at its architecture which was considered to be an improvement of the Colosseum in Rome, though it is a tiny bit smaller. At the end of the tour, begin your return journey to Tunis where you will be dropped off back at your accommodation.

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From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

2. From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

Explore the history of Tunisia on this half-day tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said from Tunis. First you’ll visit Carthage, founded in 814 B.C. The earliest settlements can still be seen on Byrsa Hill, just below the renowned Carthage National Museum. See the remains of two port basins, evidence of Carthaginian mastery of the sea. Discover the Tophet, a burial ground and a sanctuary of ancient deities.   Continue to Sidi Bou Said, a 5-kilometer drive from Carthage. This picturesque town is perched high on a cliff top overlooking the Mediterranean. Stroll through winding cobbled streets, and admire the whitewashed buildings with contrasting blue doors and ornate window grids. Wander around the boutiques and shop for souvenirs, or relax in a Moorish cafe. Afterwards you’ll be dropped off back in Tunis.

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Tunis: Medina Guided Walking Tour

3. Tunis: Medina Guided Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide at the Hôtel Royal Victoria near the Bab Bhar area of Tunis. From there, you’ll explore the city and experience all the sides of Tunis: the old and the new, the modern and the traditional. Visit Tunis University and learn about Tunisia’s pride in its modern educational system. 30% of the country’s national budget is dedicated to education. Explore the souks, a set of shops and boutiques where trading has taken place since the 13th century. Navigate the labyrinthine streets of the Medina of Tunis and see its many shops, monuments, and mosques. As you explore the city, your guide will elaborate on Tunis’ rich architectural heritage, pointing out examples of Islamic and Roman architecture. Stop by the Tourbet el Bey and see the Tunisian royal mausoleum. Stroll through the fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables at the vibrant Central Market of Tunis. 

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Cape Bon Peninsula: Full-day Tour from Tunis or Hammamet

4. Cape Bon Peninsula: Full-day Tour from Tunis or Hammamet

After pickup from your hotel, start your tour with a visit to the Archeological Museum of Nabeul. Also know as Neapolis in ancient times, the city of Nabeul was founded in the 5th century BC. The Archeological Museum was renovated in 2003, and although it is only the size of a house, it boasts an amazing collection of mosaics and other rare specimens from various archaeological sites in the region of Cape Bon. Next, head to Kelibiya to explore the fortress of Kelibia, one of the most important monuments of Cape Bon. This historic fortress is built on a massive rock 150 meters high. It is the largest and best-preserved Muslim fortress in Tunisia. You’ll also stop at the nearby port of Kelibia, the fourth largest fishing port in Tunisia and enjoy spectacular views of the fortress from there. Then discover the ruins of Kerkouane, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing on to Ghar el Kebir, to visit the caves of Haouaria. These artificial caves were dug by prisoners and slaves under the authority of the Carthaginians and Romans. The blocks of stone that were extracted were shipped by sea to Carthage, on the other side of the Gulf of Tunis. Near the end of the tour, enjoy a hike along the Ras ed-Ddar 393 meters above Cape Bon. From the summit marvel at an extraordinary view that extends all the way to Sicily on a clear day. Finally, visit the hot natural baths of Korbous before heading back to your hotel.

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From Tunis: Oudhna, Testour, Djebba, and Dougga Day Tour

5. From Tunis: Oudhna, Testour, Djebba, and Dougga Day Tour

Get a head start with an early departure from your hotel. This day tour starts with a visit to Oudhna. In the heart of this former Roman city is a well preserved archaeological site where you can explore and get a feel of the layout and size of the site from when it was a hub of activity.   From Oudhna this tour will take you to Testour, a small town located on the hills of Medjerda Valley. In Testour see the Great Mosque and its unique clock, famous for running counterclockwise. After spending time in Testour, take a break at Verger des Montagnes a working farm offering delicious local dishes and specialties. Climb up the hills and mountains for breathtaking views of the landscape before heading to the archaeological site of Dogga where you will see well preserved monuments and temples. This day tour ends with a stop in Djebba. Djebba is a small hilltop village known for its great natural and archaeological wealth. Check out the wide variety of fruit trees and have a taste before heading back to your hotel.

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Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

6. Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

On day 1, following an early pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek. Enjoy riding the camel through the fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape which will change as the day progresses. At midday, break for lunch. While the chef prepares a delicious meal, take the opportunity to take photos of the impressive desert. After lunch, continue your journey and ride the camel til sunset. Watch the amazing sight of the sun setting behind the golden dunes. Arrive at the desert camp, and sit down for a traditional Berber dinner with famous flatbread prepared on an open fire. Spend the night under the starry Saharan sky, drumming around the fire. In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise as you eat a Berber breakfast. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape, from there, your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close. Trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits.

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Tunis: Bardo National Museum and Tunis Medina Half-Day Tour

7. Tunis: Bardo National Museum and Tunis Medina Half-Day Tour

Take a half-day tour to discover the culture and history of Tunisia with a visit to the Bardo National Museum and the Media of Tunis. After pickup from your hotel, start at the museum. Located in a former palace, the Bardo National Museum is famous for its incredible collection of Roman mosaics taken from archaeological sites all over the country. Admire the stunning mosaics, and other important finds from Tunisia’s archaeological sites. Continue to the Medina of Tunis, one of the best-preserved Islamic cities in the world. Walk through the meandering streets, and discover the architectural styles of the residential quarters. Enjoy the activity and excitement of the souks. See the great Al-Zaytuna Mosque, passing through Souk Echaouchia, the traditional cap makers market, and the perfume market of Souk El Attarine. Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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From Tunis: Sousse and Monastir Sightseeing Tour

8. From Tunis: Sousse and Monastir Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Tunisian Sahel region on this sightseeing tour from Tunis. Visit Sousse and Mounastir, learn about their interesting history and wander through their centers. Depart in the morning with a pickup from your hotel. The first stop on this sightseeing tour is the city of Monastir. See the Ribat, which is the oldest fortification built by Arab conquerors in the 8th-century. After the Ribat this tour takes you to the Bourguiba mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president of the Tunisian republic. Conclude your time in Monastir with a stroll in the marina filled with quaint shops and nice cafes. Head to Sousse to enjoy lunch at a recommended restaurant with a stunning view and culinary specialties of the Mediterranean. After your tasty lunch browse through the medina. During your time in the medina gaze at the majestic minaret of the Grand Mosque of Sousse before it’s time to return to your hotel.

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From Tunis: Private North to South 3-Day Tour of Tunisia

9. From Tunis: Private North to South 3-Day Tour of Tunisia

Day 1:  Get picked up from your accommodation and head to Kairouan, the holy city. Visit the famous mosque of Okbaa Ibn Nafaa, the mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi, and Aghlabide's Basins before continuing on to the Roman ruins of Sufetula. After touring the archeological site and having lunch, head to Tozeur, known as the oasis paradise. Stroll through the alleys of the old medina before checking in to a 4-star hotel for the night. Day 2 :  Head out in the morning to discover the incredible mountain oases of the area. Make a first stop at the village of Chebika, famous for its water source that springs from the side of the mountain. Afterwards, visit the gorgeous Tamerza Waterfall and the Mides Canyons before enjoying a local lunch at a homestay. In the afternoon, journey over the sand dunes, through the old rally track, and cross the salt lake of Chott El Gharsa to reach the famous village of Mos Espa where much of the Star Wars movies were shot. Take in the intense colors of the sunset and enjoy a walk in the Mos Espa village before getting back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 3 :  Leave Tozeur early in the morning and head to the salt lake of Chott Djerid, the largest salt lake in Northern Africa. Stop to admire the sunrise and see the first rays of sunshine land on a layer of salt stretching as far as the eye can see. Continue to Douz, the gateway to the desert where you will have time to take a camel-ride or go on a quad tour in the dunes. Stroll through the Douz souk before heading to Matmata, an ancient troglodyte village. Visit a local host and enjoy a cup of rosemary tea served with olive oil and honey to tide you over until lunch. Stop for lunch on your way to the amphitheater of El Jem, an impressive Roman monument that rivals the Roman Colosseum. After touring the amphitheater, get returned to your hotel.

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Transfer from Tunis Airport to Hammamet Hotels

10. Transfer from Tunis Airport to Hammamet Hotels

Meet your driver near the orange box in the airport; they will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Climb into a comfortable vehicle and enjoy a safe and comfortable transfer from the airport to your hotel.  Take advantage of this convenient service which means you won't need to wait for a taxi or navigate public transportation when you arrive. Receive a free bottle of water during the journey.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

This tour was amazing. We enjoyed not only visiting historic sites but exposures to local food and people. The guide and driver were very friendly and showed great hospitality. They gave us flexibility under limited time of visit. We felt totally happy with the whole tour.

We had a wonderful adventure. Be aware that your guide may encourage you to buy items from her preferred vendors, who *may* be charging higher prices for a kickback. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

The amphitheatre of El Djem is so well preserved, both inside and outside. The tour was amazing, lunch and the guide helped us a lot. highly recommend

Everything was excellent, Please Ensure to Ask For Mr.Hasan as you tour guide He is the most helpful, friendly, respectful and dedicated tour guide

Femi and our driver were amazing! lovely day trip!