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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. 

From Tunis: Kairouan & El Jem Day Trip with Lunch

2. 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.

Douz 2-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek

3. 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.

Tunisia: 5-Day Private Discovery Tour

4. Tunisia: 5-Day Private Discovery Tour

Discover the highlights of Tunisia in this comprehensive private 5-day tour. Relax, as your meals and accommodation throughout the tour are catered for including delicious traditional breakfasts and lunches and dinners in various stunning locations.  On the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel in Tunisia and will visit 'El Jem', a well-preserved Roman amphitheater. You will then head to Kairouan to visit the 9th century Aghlabid basins and then head on to marvel at the spectacular Grand Mosque, the oldest in North Africa. Your expert guide will provide an overview of the history and Tunisian traditions and you will spend the night in Tozeur.  On the second day, you will visit the breathtakingly beautiful Chebika and Tamerza waterfalls before heading to see the natural spectacle of the Mides Canyons. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour in the Palm Groves before heading to the desert, where you can see the movie set where they filmed star wars - perfect for any film fans! Afterward, you will head to Douz with a stop to view the salt lake on the way. At Douz, you can see the famous winding lanes of the souk markets and enjoy either a camel or quad bike tour through the desert sands.  The third day is for heading into the Sahara desert, an incredible arid landscape full of tall dunes. Enjoy lunch looking out over the plains before checking in to the luxury desert campsite. The evening here will be spent enjoying delicious traditional food and listening to drumming as you warm yourself around the campfire.  On the fourth day of the trip, you will head to Matmata to visit the 'Troglodyte' Berber town. Here you can see the famous underground structures where many people still reside today. Continue onwards to  Ksar Hadada to visit the ancient castle there before stopping by Chenini to visit the '7th Asleep' mosque and museum. You will then spend a restful evening in Tataouine.  The last day will involve you indulging in some shopping at the winding Jara Souk where you can purchase some souvenirs from this amazing trip. You will be dropped back at your hotel, satisfied in the knowledge that you have truly discovered the real Tunisia. 

Tunisia: 3-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek from Douz

5. Tunisia: 3-Day Sahara Desert Camel Trek from Douz

Day 1.  Following an early pick-up at your accommodation in Douz, meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek. Enjoy riding the camel with fascinating views of the golden dunes and the amazing landscape, which changes as the day progresses. At midday, have a break for lunch and while the chef will prepare a delicious meal, you have the opportunity to take photographs of the impressive desert. After lunch, your journey continues to the desert camp for an overnight stay. Spend the night under the starry Saharan sky with the sound of drumming around the fire following an impressive Berber dinner. Day 2.  In the early morning, enjoy the charming sunrise and have a Berber breakfast. Then ride the camel and see some rather beautiful panoramic views. At midday, return to camp so you can watch how to prepare a traditional Bedouin lunch. This style of food is unique. Soon after a tasty lunch, you will ride the camel until sunset and see the amazing sunset on top of the golden dunes. Finish a fine day, with a marvelous dinner near the campfire, under millions of stars.  Day 3. Wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a tasty breakfast with the view of an amazing sunrise. Ride the camel to discover the incredible sides of the beautiful desert. At midday, you will have a traditional healthy lunch along the famous flatbread prepared on open fire. Continue to ride the camel through the remarkable dunes and fantastic landscape. Your Tunisian desert adventure will wind to a close, with a camel trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Douz awaits.

From Tunis: Half-Day Mornag Wine-Tasting Tour

6. From Tunis: Half-Day Mornag Wine-Tasting Tour

Tunisia is known worldwide for making crowd-pleasing and award-winning wines. Head straight into the heart of this beautiful wine region on a half-day tour. Learn about how the Tunisian wine industry came to be from your guide. Hear about how the foundation for production was established.  Begin the day with pickup from your hotel in Tunis before heading off toward Mornag. There, enjoy a wine tasting, as well as a wine and cheese pairing. Afterwards, you will be taken on a guided tour of the charming vineyards of Mornag. Your next wine experience will be a guided cellar tour, where you can take in the ambience created by a huge collection of soon-to-be wines aging in barrels and tanks. When you've had your fill of touring and tasting, take the chance to purchase your favorite wine or other goodies. For any and all wine enthusiasts, this outstanding tour and tasting experience should not be missed.

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

7. 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.

Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said & Bardo Museum Private Tour

8. Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said & Bardo Museum Private Tour

Start the day with pickup at your Tunis hotel. Make the 25-minute trip to Carthage in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, and spot some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way. Explore the city with your guide, taking in ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Learn about how Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed homes, sewage systems, and the remains of the city walls. After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, whose exhibits 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. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Tunis.

From Tunis: Overnight to Kairouan, El Jem, Monastir & Sousse

9. From Tunis: Overnight to Kairouan, El Jem, Monastir & Sousse

Depart Tunis for Kairouan in an air-conditioned van and explore last two 9th-century Aghlabite Basins which were among the greatest waterworks of the Middle Ages. Proceed to the 7th-century Great Okba Mosque, the oldest mosque in North Africa. Nearby is the Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), known for its minaret and beautifully tiled courtyards. Walk through the hustle and bustle of the medina (old city) and take a picture of the camel at "Bir Barrouta." Enjoy lunch on your own and free time to explore the medina.  Regroup and travel approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to El Jem and admire its monumental amphitheatre. Built in the mid-3rd-century AD, it is the largest Roman monument left in Africa, and ranks 3rd in the Empire after those of Rome and Verona. One of the last large amphitheatres built during the Roman era, its architectural design is an improvement over that of the Colosseum of Rome. After the tour, continue to a guesthouse for dinner and overnight.  The following day, enjoy breakfast in the hotel before travelling 40 km to Mahdia. Visit the Skifa Kahla, a massive fortified gate that survives the original Fatimid city, and spend time exploring the souk (market). Regroup and travel 1 hour and 15 mintues to Monastir to visit its grand cemetery where Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia’s first president, was put to rest.  In Monastir, admire the old Ribat (fortress) which has been used as a location for films such as "Life of Brian" and "Life of Christ." Eat lunch in a local restaurant before travelling 20 km to Sousse. Wander through labyrinthic streets to visit the Grand Mosque, the Ribat, and the Dar Esid, a Tunisian Family House museum. Along with its enchanting medieval Islamic history, Sousse wears another hat as a modern resort filled with hamams and beautiful beaches. Visit the El Kantaoui port before meeting the driver for the return transfer to Tunis.

Tunis: Private Full-Day Tunisia Highlights Tour

10. 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 Tunis Governorate

The pickup at the hotel was right on time, which was a great start! We were driven to the point where we met Abdul, our guide, and our camels. The three hour camel ride to the camp was amazing - so peaceful. The camp was very well equipped and they did everything to make sure we were comfortable, including setting up beds outside, so we could sleep under the stars. The evening camel ride into the dunes was again wonderful, though very different from the morning ride. On our turn, we watched the traditional bread being cooked, followed by a delicious dinner. After a great night under the stars, we enjoyed a camel ride back to the pick up point.

Chekib was really nice and the trip around the old city was quite insightful. We really enjoyed going through the old city and its narrow streets. We have learn past to modern history, culture and traditions of Tunisia. I highly recommend the tour for anyone visiting Tunis and would like to know more about the Medina

The mosque in Kairouan and the coliseum African are amazing. The mosaic museums in El Jem and Sousse are beautiful. Thanks to our guide and our driver to make this trip interesting and safe.

Fahmi was a professional and knowledgeable guide, and he made the entire excursion very pleasant for me and my partner.

The guide was very knowledgeable. Very kind and even helped find parking. Provided good recommendations.