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

1. 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.

From Tunis: Kairouan, El Jem, & Sousse Day Trip with Lunch

2. From Tunis: Kairouan, El Jem, & Sousse 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.  Up next, climb back into the vehicle and be transferred to the El Jem amphitheater, one of Tunisia's most visited sites.  Discover all about this monument, built in the 3rd century and still the largest Roman monument left in Africa. Marvel at its architecture. Finally, visit the Sousse Old Medina and the Port of El Kantaoui. Head back to Tunis and be dropped off at your accommodation in the city.

Tunis Governorate: Full-Day Tour

3. 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: Overnight to Kairouan, El Jem, Monastir & Sousse

4. 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 amphitheater. 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 amphitheaters 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 minutes 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 Port: Medina and City Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

5. 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.

From Tunis: Bulla Regia & Dougga Archaeologial Tour & Lunch

6. From Tunis: Bulla Regia & Dougga Archaeologial Tour & Lunch

Immerse yourself in the historic and cultural legacy of the Roman Empire in Tunisia and explore millennia-old monuments on this guided tour of the ancient towns of Dougga and Bulla Regia. Dougga & Bulla Regia Tour Itinerary Having been picked up from your hotel in Tunis at 8 am, you'll board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and begin your excursion to the archaeological sites of Dougga and Bulla Regia. After around a two-hour drive through Tunisia, you'll reach the first stop on your itinerary: Bulla Regia, one of the country's most important Roman archaeological sites. You'll embark on a guided tour of this important historic site, during which you'll learn all about the origins and history of the ancient Punic, Berber and Roman settlement as you discover some of its best-preserved ruins, which include incredible colorful mosaic floors. Next, you'll make your way to Dougga, located a little over an hour away. On reaching the historic town, the first thing you'll do is enjoy a well-earned break with a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant to build your energy for the rest of your tour. With happy taste buds and full stomachs, you'll continue on your route, visiting Dougga's Roman theater, constructed in the 2nd century CE. Did you know that this enormous venue could seat more than a third of the town's population when it was built? Follow your English-speaking guide around the ruins of Dougga, which has been called the best-preserved Roman town in North Africa, admiring the Square of the Rose of the Winds, the market, the capitol temple, the forum and the baths. The excellent condition of the structures and the fascinating explanations of your guide will transport you straight back to Tunisia under the Roman Empire. At the end of a full day of sightseeing, you'll begin your return journey to Tunis, where you'll be dropped back off at your hotel at around 4 pm.

From Tunis: Day Trip to Beja, Testour and Dougga with Lunch

7. From Tunis: Day Trip to Beja, Testour and Dougga with Lunch

In the vicinity of Beja, a few kilometers to the east of the region, lies the village of Testour. This small village is the best witness of the Andalusian occupation for certain regions of Tunisia. Here, between the alleys, you will feel a strong Andalusian presence that manifests itself in the urbanistic composition, the Western architectural style, and the crafts still exercised in the village. The next stop of the day will be the archaeological site of Dougga. The World Heritage Site of Ancient Thugga is a Roman archaeological site in Tunisia. An Area of 60 hectares offers both a beautiful landscape of plains that extend on the flanks of the surrounding hills and ruins of Punic, Numidian, Roman and Byzantine monuments that tell you the story of an ancient city as well. Before the end, a little to the north-west of Téboursouk, on the flanks of Jebel Ghorra, the park of Djebba was arranged to facilitate you the hike. Take time to admire the waterfall and take pictures in the wilderness with breathtaking panoramic mountain scenery.

Oudhna & Zaghouan Day tour with Lunch

8. Oudhna & Zaghouan Day tour with Lunch

Zaghouan aqueduct , the Roman Water Temple and The archaeological site of Oudhna are must-visit sites in understanding Tunisia's legendary history. Discover them with an expert English-speaking guide. Your day trip will begin at 8 am, when you'll be picked up from your hotel in Tunis. After around a thirty minute drive, you'll arrive at the first stop on your itinerary: The archaeological site of Oudhna is located 30 kilometers south-west of Tunis, in the valley of Oued Miliane, known since Antiquity for its fertile soil. Human occupation of the region dates back to pre-Roman times, but the foundation of the town took place at the end of the first century B.C. when a new colony was created, inhabited by veterans of the 13thRoman legion. This colony, which was named Uthina, reached its peak during the second century AD, especially under Emperor Hadrian. In medieval times, the new occupants of the site did not create a new town and merely exploited the existing ancient monuments. This period turned over large quantities of Islamic ceramics, which date mainly from the 10th-11th centuries. This site is among the largest and most important archaeological sites in Tunisia and counts dozens of monuments, only a few of which have been unearthed. Among the most important are the capitol, the main temple of the city which was dedicated to the Capitoline Triad: Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. This sacred building is made up of three distinct temples: the main one, dedicated to Jupiter, flanked by two secondary ones, those of Juno and Minerva, all of which open onto the forum. In addition to the temple, set up on the first floor and considered among the largest temples in North Africa, there are also two other floors. After lunch you can Explore the Roman aqueduct of Zaghouan. In the second century, under the rule of Emperor Hadrian, the Roman Empire found itself facing a problem (as was often the case) in northern Africa: they lacked a reliable water supply. In response, they decided to build an aqueduct connecting a water source at Zaghouan with the ancient city of Carthage. Much of the aqueduct remains standing today and you'll get to explore this incredible masterpiece of engineering while your expert guide explains its construction and design processes, which were well ahead of their time. After exploring the ancient aqueduct, you'll continue on your tour to the outskirts of the modern city of Zaghouan, where you'll find another important archaeological site. This time, you'll visit the famous Roman Water Temple, which was also constructed under the orders of Emperor Hadrian. As you admire the elegant curved portico, your guide will reveal the significance of this sacred spring and why it was so venerated in ancient times. Following your tour of the Water Temple, you'll be taken to a restaurant in central Zaghouan, where you'll be served a delicious traditional meal of typical Turkish specialities. The fusion of Mediterranean and Arab cuisines will make for a truly mouth-watering meal!

From Tunis: Full-Day Cape Bon Tour

9. From Tunis: Full-Day Cape Bon Tour

NABEUL: -After pickup from your hotel, start your tour with a visit to the Archeological museum of Nabeul. Also known as Neapolis in ancient times. City of Nabeul famous for its colorful pottery and bustling weekly market (Friday mornings). Tours of local ceramics manufacturers can be interesting and worth a look at the massive kilns. Make no mistake about it, though; these tours are thinly veiled attempts to encourage tourists into the showrooms. Much of the same thing can be found in each store. KELIBIA: - This quiet fishing town continues to survive mainly on its fishing fleet and as a service center for the surrounding farmland. The fabulous old fort overlooking the harbor has nearly 2500 years of history contained within its walls. KERKOUANE: - Kerkouane’s small museum displays the beautiful Punic jewelry made of gold and other precious metals, as well as other artifacts. Kerkouane is the first Carthaginian site in Tunisia to produce more than a few funerary objects. HAOUARIA: - During the Roman era, sandstone blocks were quarried from the length of the coast to build Carthage and other nearby Roman towns. The interconnected Haouaria caves are the most picturesque of these grottoes

From Tunis: Day trip to Kesra and Maktaris with Lunch

10. From Tunis: Day trip to Kesra and Maktaris with Lunch

Kesra: experience the village of kesra on a hill of 1200 m above sea level. This Berber village considered the highest in Tunisia is characterized by a Berber architecture based on the construction of large blocks of stone. This village is well known for the quality of spring water cascading by creating, with the greenery of the plains, a beautiful landscape. We advise you to visit the museum of arts and popular traditions of the village. It offers you a beautiful collection of traditional clothes and jewels. Next station, enjoy the archeological site of Makthar (the ancient Maktaris) is home to a unique collection of Roman and Numidian monuments.

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4.5 / 5

based on 17 reviews

BEST experience ever!!!!!!!!! Fehmi and the agence Yahoo Travel tailored the perfect trip for us. I’ve been travelling for 30 years and I’ve never experienced that. The level of knowledge and friendliness from these people is above excellent.

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.

The tour is quite diverse and very enjoyable. The guide is very knowledgeable and friendly, which made the tour even more special. Highly recommended!

Highly recommend! Really great small tour with lots of history and culture. Pick up and drop off at hotel made it most convenient.

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