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Medina, Tunis

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Tunis: Medina Guided Walking Tour

1. 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. 

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

2. 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.

Tunis Port: Medina and City Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

3. Tunis Port: Medina and City Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

Start your morning early and leave your cruise ship to meet your guide at the port. Then, head to the old medina of Tunis, the beating heart of the city. Take the time to stroll through the medina's narrow and magical alleys. Admire its unique architecture and visit its most important monuments, learning about their history from your professional guide. Before returning to the port, spend some free time and exploring and shopping.  At the end of the tour, you'll be taken back to the starting point at the port.

Tunis Governorate: Full-Day Tour

4. Tunis Governorate: Full-Day Tour

Set off to explore Tunis and its surroundings. The getaway will start with the Old Medina, the economic heart of the city, and a monument classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the narrow alleys and discover the monuments, the history, and the unique architecture of this site. Visit the famous Zitouna mosque, the Medresas, and the Kasbah. Then, head to the Bardo Museum, the richest in the world in terms of the Roman mosaics collection. Meet Virgil, Neptune, and learn more about the civilizations that occupied Tunisia. In the afternoon, discover the ruins of Carthage, the Punic city invaded by the Romans. Admire these monuments and discover the hill of Byrsa, the Punic port, the Antonine Baths, and other UNESCO World Heritage sites. At the end of the day, take advantage of free time to stroll in the alleys of Sidi Bou Said, with its white walls and blue doors which dominate the bay of Tunis.

From Tunis Port: Tunis, Carthage, & Sidi Bou Said Tour

5. From Tunis Port: Tunis, Carthage, & Sidi Bou Said Tour

After getting picked up early in the morning, your adventure will begin with the old medina of Tunis, this UNESCO World Heritage site which represents the economic and religious heart of the Arab-Muslim civilization. Get lost in the labyrinthine alleys with your guide, admire the unique architecture, and learn more about the monuments. Visit the awe-inspiring madrasas, the Zitouna mosque, and the famous Kasbah. Then, enjoy some free time and a break for your midday meal before heading to the archaeological site of Carthage. Visit the hill of Byrsa, the Punic port, the thermal baths of Antonine and other sites, and admire this heritage which reflects the power of the Romans. At the end of the afternoon, take advantage of some free time to stroll through the cobbled streets of Sidi Bousaid. Admire these white walls and blue windows and enjoy a good tea at the “Café des Délices”.

Tunis: Private Full-Day Tunisia Highlights Tour

6. Tunis: Private Full-Day Tunisia Highlights Tour

Start the day with pickup at your hotel in Tunis. Make the 25-minute trip to Carthage in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, spotting some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way. Explore the city with your guide, marveling at ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed five-story homes, sewage systems, and the remains of city walls that once stretched 21 miles across Byrsa Hill. After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean Sea. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, the exhibits of which display Roman mosaics, early Islamic ceramics, and rare Phoenician artifacts. Make the final stop of the day in the Tunis Medina, the city’s UNESCO-listed old city. Follow your guide through the narrow streets to the Zitouna Mosque, a traditional cap-makers market, and Tunis' colorful perfume market. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Tunis.

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What people are saying about Medina, Tunis

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Fahmi was a wonderful guide. We had some troubles with our rented car and he even helped us with that and finding a parking spot. He made sure to adopt the tour to our needs and showed us some real cultural insights and some hidden gems in the city. He truly went above and beyond

Hassan was an amazing guide. On another tour, we did a small part of the medina but Hassan showed us much much more. He was very eager to please us and to attend to our interests and needs. We highly recommend. Very happy with our experience. Thank you Hassan.

Excellent experience thanks to Lamjed who knew how to make us discover the medina with little anecdotes and allowed us to dive into the history and culture of the city of Tunis.

Interesting tour of the modern and ancient city. The spectacular guide. He knows how to tell the story, point out the special points of the city

Top guide, very detailed and yet very entertaining. All requests have been met. Gladly again and again!!