Private tour

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

4.5 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: YAHOO TRAVEL
Private tour

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

Activity provider: YAHOO TRAVEL
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From US$ 129.12 per person

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Discover the largest Roman monument left in Africa, the El Jem amphitheater, on a guided tour from Tunis. Enjoy the last-standing 9th-century Aghlabite Basins and explore the Sousse Old Medina.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel in Tunis
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit the Aghlabite Basins and learn about the Kairouan era
  • Marvel at the architecture of the El Jem Amphitheatre
  • Witness the largest Roman monument left in Africa
  • Stroll through the Medina and spend free time shopping
  • See the beautiful Great Okba Mosque and Sidi Sahbi
Full description
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.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional, local guide
  • Gratuities; it is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You must remove your shoes in the mosques and places of worship
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

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The vehicle was clean and comfortable. The driver did an excellent job of driving and maneuvering thru the tight streets. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The sights were great and worth the long drive. The high pressure of the carpet store was a little overwhelming. Otherwise good trip.

March 25, 2023

The mosque in Kairouan and the colosseum in El Jem are well worth seeing. Just know that most of the tour is driving to the sites from Tunis. If you want to spend more time experiencing either city consider an overnight trip. But I was happy with the tour overall.

March 25, 2023

This tour was amazing. We enjoyed not only visiting historic sites but exposures to local food and people. The guide and driver were very friendly and showed great hospitality. They gave us flexibility under limited time of visit. We felt totally happy with the whole tour.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 232257