Discover Tunisia

Colosseum, Tunisia

Departures: All Year Round

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights

Cost: From $1870.00 (per person twin share)

 


 

DAY 1 Tunis Airport—Sidi Bou Said

Upon arrival into Tunis, you will be met by your driver who will take you to the village Sidi Bou Said, a lovely blue and white village perched on cliffs. Follow the cobblestone streets winding upwards with small shops selling antiques, Tunisian handicrafts and silver. Catch glimpses of the emerald sea with the mountain and the southern beaches of Tunis. Time for a local speciality; green tea with mint at the famous ‘Cafe Des Nattes’. Dinner and overnight in Gammarth, northern Tunis. (D)

DAY 2 Tunis – Carthage (UNESCO) Bardo museum – Medina (UNESCO) Port El Kantaoui

Journey to ancient Carthage today. Marvel at the ruins of the Punic and Roman empires with their baths, dwellings, temples, shrines and the fabulous naval port of the Carthaginians. Continue to the famous Bardo Museum, housed within a restored 13th century palace. It is a superb example of Arab-Moslem architecture. Later this afternoon, take in the heart of Tunis and the old Medina. Walk through the narrow alleys which wind their way through the heart of this cultural haven. See the great Mosque Zaytouna located in the centre of the old Medina, door-to-door shops selling all types of local curiosities, and many stunning houses of character which are now used as exclusive gift shops, art galleries and fine traditional restaurants. Drive to Port El Kantaoui for dinner and overnight. (B/D)

DAY 3 Port El Kantaoui – Kairouan (UNESCO) – Tozeur

Today, head out to Kairouan the Holy City. Here, more than fifty mosques are clustered within the old Medina, however the ninth century Great Mosque is the most impressive. You will have time to visit the rest of the holy city, including the Berber Mausoleum, and time for shopping in the Old Medina. Continue onto Tozeur via Gafsa. Tozeur is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. Dinner and overnight at Tozeur. (B/D)

DAY 4 Tozeur – Chebika – Tamerza Ong Jemel – Tozeur

Enjoy a 4×4 jeep safari into the mountain oases Chebika and Tamerza, as well as Ong-Jemel. Buffet lunch will be taken at the hotel, before further exploring the oases. Dinner and overnight in Tozeur. (B/L/D)

DAY 5 Tozeur – Chott El Jerid Douz

Visit the Old Town of Tozeur today, where you will be amazed at the magnificent architecture of this beautiful town. Cross the salt lake Chott El Jerid, and enjoy a brief photo stop before arriving into Douz, also known as the gateway to the desert. Later in the afternoon, you may take a camel ride into the Sahara Desert! (optional, additional cost, payable direct) (B/D)

DAY 6 Douz – Matmata – Gabes El Jem – Monastir

Head out to the village of Matmata and visit the troglodyte dwellings. Drive onwards to Gabes and take in the aromas of the traditional Spice Market. Continue to El Jem via the town of Mahres. El Jem is particularly famous for its Roman Coliseum which could accommodate 30,000 spectators. This magnificent Roman Amphitheatre is very well preserved, possibly better than the Coliseum in Rome. Continue onto Monastir and overnight. (B/L/D)

DAY 7 Monastir – Sousse (UNESCO) Port EL Kantaoui – Hammamet

Visit the town of Monasir and see the beautiful Bouguiba Mausoleum. Continue onto Sousse, and take a stroll in the Medina (old town). Drive to Port El Kantaoui. Explore the marina, shops, bars, and restaurants before continuing onto Hammamet. The afternoon is free to relax or perhaps take in some last-minute shopping. (B/D)

DAY 8 Hammamet –Tunis airport

Transfer to Tunis Airport for your onward flight. (B)

 

Departures

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Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights’ accommodatoin
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Excursion by Jeep 4×4 on day 4
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees to sites and museums as stated in the itinerary
  • Horse & carriage in Tozeur

 

How to Book

Please contact your local travel agent to make tour arrangements.

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