5 days / 4 nights
Highlights of Tunisia
Take a step back in time during this five-day tour through the splendid Mediterranean country of Tunisia. Visit impeccable Roman ruins, charming seaside villages, important Islamic monuments and distant desert escapes. The country’s history is sure to impress, and the heritage of its past is as alive now as ever. With the country’s impressive infrastructure and modern hotels, your stay here will offer you the comforts of home. Join this memorable Tunisian trip and discover the best of North Africa! Highlights Tunis: Tunisia’s laid-back capital boasts beautiful Islamic architecture and neighbours the famous ruins of Carthage. Sidi Bou Said: A Mediterranean dreamland, this town is full of white walls and beautifully blue accented doors and windows along with endless views of the Mediterranean. Kairouan: Founded in the 7th century, Kairouan is considered the Islamic capital of Tunisia. Tozeur: This desert town is a gateway to mountain oases and desert adventures.
Assistance on Arrival Daily Full Breakfast Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary All entrance tickets as per itinerary All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary
Air Tickets (International / Domestic) Visa and Insurance Hotel Taxes Suggested optional activities/ tours if any. Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc. Portages at airport Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc Beverages of any kind
ARRIVAL TUNIS – HAMMAMET (70kms – 1 hr)
Arrive at Tunis–Carthage Airport, where your professional guide and driver will be waiting for you to start your first day of discovery. Depending on your flight arrival time, the first visit will be to the Bardo National Museum, located in an Old Beylical castle in the middle of the old city of Tunis, renowned for its rich collection of mosaics. After that, you will be transferred to Hammamet, one of the country’s main coastal cities. Check in to your hotel in Yasmine Hammamet, where you’ll have dinner in the evening. (Depending on your flights' times, lunch is included either on your arrival day, or on your departure day.) Overnight in Hammamet
HAMMAMET – KAIROUAN – TOZEUR (420kms – 7 hrs)
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to Kairouan. Upon arrival to the holy city, take a walking tour with your guide through the old Medina. Visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan, located in the middle of the Medina and built by the Arab general Uqba Ibn Nafi in 670 AD. The site attracts thousands of local and international visitors for its magnificent architectural and spiritual value. Then visit the impressive ancient engineering site of the Aghlabid basins, where two large water basins and a few cisterns have survived the passing of centuries as they helped conserve and distribute decades of scarce drinking water resources. Lunch is included and will be in Kairouan. Then head down south to Tozeur and enjoy the evening at your hotel. Overnight in Tozeur
TOZEUR – CHOTT DJERID – DOUZ (130kms - 2 hrs)
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing, exploring the surroundings on your own, or joining an optional tour. You have the chance to take a morning 4X4 ride to discover a beautiful oasis. Drive through the desert, admire the occasional dry salt lakes and arrive at the stunning mountain oasis of Chebika and Tamerza Canyon. After a delicious lunch, you can opt for another 4X4 ride to visit the site of the Star Wars filming location found in the middle of the Sahara Desert, only a couple of minutes from Tozeur. Lunch is included. The optional activities mentioned are not included. After lunch back in Tozeur, drive through the biggest salt lake in the country, Chott el Djerid, admiring the outstanding never-ending view of white and pink mirages, also used as a filming site for Star Wars. On your arrival to Douz, the ‘gateway to the Sahara’, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Douz
TOZEUR – CHOTT DJERID – SOUSSE (130kms – 2 hrs)
Have a tasty breakfast at the hotel and head towards the old village of Matmata. The area contains one of the best preserved, still inhabited troglodyte houses, carved by Tunisian Berbers in the middle of the surrounding earth. A filming site of the Star Wars movie is also open for visitors in Matmata. The next stop is at the village of El Djem, home of the Roman amphitheatre of El Djem, the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world, built around 18 centuries ago, and exceptionally well-preserved up to this day. The site was mainly used for spectator events, namely gladiator battles. After a local lunch in El Djem, continue to the Mediterranean town of Sousse, and enjoy some free time at the harbour of El Kantaoui. Overnight in Sousse
TOZEUR – CHOTT DJERID – DOUZ (130kms – 2 hrs)
After breakfast, your will head directly to Sidi Bousaid, in the capital of Tunis. This charming village is known for its indigo blue windows and doors, white walls and, set at an altitude of over 100 metres, it features dazzling views over the Mediterranean Sea. Your next stop is at the neighbouring archaeological site of Carthage, located on a magnificent coastline. Although the ancient city was destroyed by the Romans, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features excavations of homes, baths and sewage systems. The other significant site in the area is the Carthage amphitheatre, built towards the first century AD and later rebuilt by the Romans. The theatre today hosts some 30,000 visitors at the yearly International Music Festival of Carthage. Then, depending on your flight time, you will either have lunch or go directly to the airport, with assistance for departure. Breakfast included.
Sun Palm Douz or similar or similar
Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar or similar
Hotel El Mouradi Palace Sousse or similar, Hotel Mehari Hammamet or similar or similar
- Above rates are subject to availability.
- Cancellation charges as per company policy.
- The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
- In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
- In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
- Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.
Languages English, Spanish, German, French, Italian. Others No includes: 4x4 ride to Chebika and Tamerza: Adults & 4x4 ride to Ong Jmel on day 3 Guide options Guide type: Guide Requirements Flight details needed in order to confirm transfers. Minimum Age: 2 years old.
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