8 Day History and Heritage Tour of Tunisia

Take a step back in time during this eight-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 now as ever. With the country’s impressive infrastructure and modern hotels, your stay here will lack none of the comforts of home. Join this memorable Tunisian trip and discover the best of North Africa!

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$1,636

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Operated with English/French/ German/ Italian/Spanish-speaking driver-guide on a shared basis
    • Shared transportation as indicated in the itinerary
    • Inbound/Outbound transfers from/toTunis-Carthage International Airport
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary; Bardo National Museum, Dougga, Roman Capitol
    • and Theatre, Great Mosque of Kairouan, El Djem, Aghlabid basins
    • Meet and greet upon arrival at the airport Tunis-Carthage International Airport
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    What's excluded :
    • 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
    • Camel ride in Douz
    • Meals or drinks not listed
    • Any type of personal or travel insurance

  • Day 1: Day 1 : ARRIVAL TUNIS

    Stop At: Tunis-Carthage International Airport, 1080 Tunis Cedex، Tunis, Tunisia
    Arrive at Tunis–Carthage Airport, where your professional guide and driver will assist and transfer you directly to the hotel in Tunis, the capital city of this beautiful country and its greatest metropolitan area. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring the beautiful surroundings. In the evening indulge in a delicious dinner.
    Overnight in Tunis
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = El Mouradi Gammarth or similar 5*

    Day 2: Day 2 : TUNIS – SIDI BOU SAID – CARTHAGE – HAMMAMET (102km - 2hrs)

    Stop At: Golden Tulip Taj Sultan, Yasmine Hammamet 8050, Tunisia
    Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to the picturesque Sidi Bou. This charming village is known for its indigo blue windows and doors, white walls and, set at an altitude of over 100 metres high, it features dazzling views over the Mediterranean Sea. Your next stop is at the neighbouring archaeological site of Carthage, located on a magnificent coastline. Although the ancient city was destroyed by the Romans, this UNESCO 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. Lunch and dinner is included.
    Overnight in Hammamet area

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = Golden Tulip Taj Sultan Hammamet or similar 5*

    Day 3: Day 3 : HAMMAMET – DOUGGA – KAIRAOUN (321 km-5 hrs)

    Stop At: Rue Sidi Abdelkader, Rue De La Kasbah, Kairouan, Tunisia
    Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel before you head towards another one of Tunisia’s rich archaeological sites. Dougga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awarded for containing the best-preserved small Roman town in North Africa. The site contains the heritage of a variety of civilisations, such as Roman, Punic and Byzantine. Its most significant monuments are the exquisite Roman Capitol and Theatre. After a local lunch, transfer to Kairouan, the ‘capital of Islam’ in Tunisia. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Lunch and dinner is included.
    Overnight in Kairouan
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = Kasbah Kairouan or similar 5*

    Day 4: Day 4 : KAIRAOUN – TOZEUR (294 km- 4hrs)

    Stop At: Hôtel Ras El Ain Tozeur, Bp 141, Tozeur 2200, Tunisia
    After breakfast, take a walking tour with your guide through the old Medina of Kairouan. 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 centuries as they helped conserve and distribute decades of scarce drinking water resources. After lunch, head south via Gafsa to arrive at Tozeur, the city of palm trees. Lunch and dinner is included.
    Overnight in Tozeur
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar 4*

    Day 5: Day 5 : TOZEUR

    Stop At: Hôtel Ras El Ain Tozeur, Bp 141, Tozeur 2200, Tunisia
    Start with a delectable 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 and dinner is included.
    Overnight in Tozeur
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar 4*

    Day 6: Day 6 : TOZEUR – CHOTT DJERID – DOUZ (130km-2hrs)

    Stop At: Sun Palm Douz, Zone Touristique Bp 98, Douz 4260, Tunisia
    After breakfast, on the way out of Tozeur, visit the centre of this small town and spot the intricate architectural designs on the façades of the houses. Then 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’, indulge in a delicious lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Lunch and dinner is included.
    Overnight in Douz
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = Sun Palm Douz or similar 4*

    Day 7: Day 7 : DOUZ – MATMATA – SOUSSE (432km-5hrs)

    Stop At: El Mouradi Palace, Zone touristique Port El Kantaoui، Hammam Sousse 4089, Tunisia
    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. Lunch and dinner is included.
    Overnight in Sousse
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Deluxe Hotel Category = El Mouradi Palace Sousse or similar 5*

    Day 8: Day 8 : DEPARTURE SOUSSE

    Stop At: Tunis-Carthage International Airport, 1080 Tunis Cedex، Tunis, Tunisia
    Begin your last day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Then, depending on your flight time, visit the high-end leisure harbour of Port El Kantaoui accompanied by your guide. Enjoy the relaxing surrounds while sipping on Tunisian coffee or fresh juice and shop for souvenirs, before transferring to the airport, with assistance for departure.
    Breakfast included.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    AirportAirports
    • Carthage Airport, Tunis Tunisia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by Tunisie Voyages

Activity ID: V-253996P8

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