(Tunis, El Kef, Kairouan, Sousse)
Explore the highlights of Tunisia. It's the smallest country in North Africa, yet Tunisia offers variety of landscapes and sights- from Mediterranean beaches to the Sahara desert, from ancient souks to Star Wars film sets. Start off in the capital city of Tunis where you'll explore the medina, the ancient city of Carthage and the Bardo Museum which houses one of the most important collections of mosaics in the world. Spend a day exploring the Roman cities of Bulla Regia and Dougga. Continue down to the holy city of Kairouan where you will discover the city with your private guide. Explore the one of the largest Amphitheatres anywhere in the Roman - El Jem. See the ancient city of Thuburbo Majas before returning to Tunis for your flight home.
A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.
This 12 room hotel is a converted traditional house located right in the Tunis Medina. It features whitewashed and tiled surroundings, with latticed windows. The many-levelled mansion is a surprise after the narrow street, with inner courtyards providing light, space and shade.
Private Guide & Driver.
Enjoy this day of touring beginning with a visit to the National Museum of Bardo. This museum holds an extensive collection of ancient Roman mosaic, considered one of the largest, complete collections in the world. Next, visit the Medina of Tunis, exploring the narrow souk lined streets before heading to lunch. Next, head out to visit the ancient city of Carthage. Explore the ruins which surround this once prosperous Roman city including stops at the Tophet, the Phoenician cemetery, the Punic Harbours, Antonin's Bath, the Carthage Museum and the Saint Louis Cathedral. Continue from here to the village of Sidi Bou Said, boasting spectacular breathtaking views of the Gulf of Tunis.
Depart from Tunis and travel to one of the best preserved Roman historical sites in all of Tunisia, Dougga. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Dougga is an outstanding example of ancient Roman architecture, with numerous well preserved columns and structures spread across this 65 hectare site. Next, head out to explore the archaeological site of Bulla Regia, known for its semi-subterranean housing, and outstanding collection of Roman mosaics.
Leklil Hotel is a 3-star property in the town of El Kef
Enjoy breakfast, bright and early in the morning before departing toward the city of Makthar. Formerly known as Mactaris during the reign of the Roman Empire, this ancient location is littered with ruins of Roman architecture. Explore the many arches, amphitheatres and temples of this once occupied city, before traveling to the holy city of Kairouan.
Set out to Kairouan for a walk through this holy Islamic city, founded in 671 by Okba Ibn Nafâa. It centralized location, proved beneficiary in adding to its renowned reputation for unique, elegant carpet manufacturing, which feature across a wide range of mosques. Visit the impressive Mosque Sidi Okba, founded in the 7th century; this marvel reflects the greatness of the Islam Empire during this era. Visit the Aghlabiden pool, the city's main water reservoir, followed by a stop at Saint Abou Zemaa El Balaoui, also known as the "prophet Berber". Explore the old town (Medina) and enjoy walking through its characteristic markets (the souks).
La Kasbah is seated in Kairouan, the focal point for many Muslim pilgrims traveling from around the world. With a simple, Arab-influenced layout and design, the hotel is host to 94 rooms, 2 junior suites, and a presidential suite. Each promises all the amenities of home as well as international phones. Rakada, the hotel restaurant, promises a menu with all sorts of dishes from around the world. Dine a la carte at Sofra. Pass the time lounging by the pool or sipping Turkish coffee at the cafe.
Depart for El Jem, a once thriving Roman agricultural region, with its grandiose Colosseum, second only in size to that of Rome, attests to the area's great wealth during the Roman reign. The sight of this amphitheater rising in the distance like a Colossus is both wondrous and slightly strange as the present surroundings give no hint of its former importance. It was the scene of games and circuses during the ancient Roman times, with a capacity of holding 35000 viewers. Next, depart to Mahdia, the first capital of the Fatimid dynasty, situated on a rocky peninsula, 1500m in length and less than 500m in width. Upon your arrival a time slot is allocated to explore the Medina. Upon completion of the tour, a transfer is provided to Sousse.
El Mouradi Palace is an Arabian style hotel which offers high standard accommodation and leisure facilities.
After breakfast, the tour begins with a visit to Zaghouan. This quaint town is famed for its roses, which were originally cultivated by Muslim refugees whom departed Spain in the 17th century. Zaghouan is also known as the source location of water used to feed the city of Carthage, via aqueduct, during Roman times. Next, depart to Tuburbo Majus, or Colonia Julia Aurelia Commoda, as it was referred to during the Roman era, which was originally a Punic town converted into a Roman veteran's colony. Continue to Tunis, stopping along the way to take photos of some ancient Roman aqueducts.
The Golden Tulip Carthage Tunis hotel is on dazzling Gammarth Bay, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, combining Business and Leisure. We have chosen this oasis of calm, tucked amid greenery, for the splendid views as well as nearby ancient sites.
VISA/PASSPORTA passport is required. For U.S. and Canadian passport holders, a visa is not necessary for stays of up to 90 days.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the embassy of Tunisia for the most up to date visa informationHEALTHHealth insurance is essential. Medical facilities are poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/tunisia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Tunis. Government: Republic since 1959. Gained independence from France in 1956. Language: The official language is Arabic. French is the second language, English, German and Italian are spoken mainly in tourist resorts. Religion: The principal religion is Islam; there are small Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish minorities. Time: GMT + 1. Electricity: 220/110 volts AC, 50Hz. Electric plugs have two round pins (as in continental Europe). Telephone: Country code +216. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements with international mobile phone companies exist. Internet: E-mail can be accessed from Internet cafes in most towns and all resorts.
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