Best of Tunisian History Tour - 8 Days | Mosaic North Africa
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    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Best of Tunisian History Tour – 8 Days

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    • 8 Days / 7 Nights
    • Tunisia
    • Pickup: Tunis-Carthage Airport
    • Drop-off: Tunis-Carthage Airport
    Tour Details

    The Best of Tunisian History tour will take you back thousands of years as you explore the ancient history in Carthage. Take a tour through time to explore major archaeological and historical sites to discover the rich history of Tunisia. In 8 days, you will visit ancient Roman cities, an underground Numidian capital, a roman amphitheater, marvel at the largest mosaic collection in the world, Roman temples, the 4th holiest city in Islam, renown medinas, old-walled city, a citadel, plus more!

    Departure & Return Location

    Tunis-Carthage International Airport

    Included In This Trip

    • Private Transportation and Driver
    • Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide
    • Accommodations in Half-Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
    • All Entrance Fees to Sites and Museums

    NOT Included In This Trip

    • Visas
    • International Airfare
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal Spending
    • Lunches
    • Drinks (Water is Included in the Vehicle During Transportation)
    • Tips
    What to Expect

    Here are some highlights of what you will see and experience on the Best of Tunisian History Tour

    • Explore the Finest Roman and Islamic History in Tunisia
    • Go Back Hundreds of Years in Ancient Carthage
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Enjoy Tunisian Hospitality and Culture
    Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Tunis

    Upon arrival in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel.  If you have an early arrival, you will visit the historic Tunis medina. The ancient Medina (old city) and ‘souk’ is the traditional market of Tunis.  You will make your way through narrow lanes and alleyways stumbling upon local artisans such as copper, leather and wool workers and intricately designed carpets. You will also pass by the famous Zitouna Mosque.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

    Day 2Tunis / Bardo Museum / Carthage / Sidi Bou Said

    After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to the Bardo Museum for a visit. This museum contains a vast collection of important Mosaics from the Roman period.  There are numerous rooms in this world-class institution offering artifacts from the Punic to Islamic period.  This is one museum that you will not want to miss!

    After lunch, we visit the ancient archaeological site of Carthage, once the largest ancient cities in northern Africa. This site holds ruins from many eras of history: the Punics, Romans, Vandals and Byzantines all made claim to this area at some point. We then continue to the quaint village of Sidi Bou Said, built on and around several hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We will explore its beautifully paved lanes and spectacular sea views.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

    Day 3Tunis / Dougga / Bulla Regia / El Kef

    After breakfast you will travel to Dougga, the Roman Archaeological site. This enormous site is one of the best preserved Roman ruins in Tunisia, and it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site overlooks the vast regions surrounding it and it’s not uncommon to see locals herding their sheep through the Roman ruins.

    Continue north to Bulla Regia where you will find some of the best-preserved Roman villas that were built underground. After your visit travel to El Kef for night.

    Accommodation: 3★ Hotels or Guesthouse options

    Day 4El Kef / Makthar / Sbeitla / Kairouan

    After breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of Makthar where you will find a historic basilica and large baths. Your next visit will be the archaeological site of Sbeitla. As you explore this site you will see numerous ancient church sites along with intricately designed baptisteries, temples, baths, and the Arch of Diocletian. Sbeitla also has a museum which contains a variety of mosaics and other objects found at the site. 

    Afterwards, you will depart for the famous and important Islamic city of Kairouan. You will have time to relax in the evening.

    Accommodation: La Kasbah 5★ Hotel

    Day 5Kairouan / El Jem / Sousse

    This morning we will visit the grand mosque Okba Ibn Nafaa and the mausoleum of the Berber companion of Mohammed.  Afterwards, you may be interested in a visit to a carpet-making workshop where you can observe, admire, and learn about this incredible artisan work.  There is an ancient medina with winding streets, which is well worth the visit!

    Afterwards, we will depart for El Jem. The Roman Coliseum in this city is one of the best preserved in the world. It was constructed between 230 and 238 AD and is believed to at one time have hosted between 30,000 to 45,000 spectators. Take time exploring this enormous structure and do not forget to go down to the rooms where the gladiators waited their upcoming battle.  There is a museum in the town that hosts a plethora of mosaics.  After your visit, we will travel to the gorgeous seaside town of Sousse.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

    Day 6Sousse / Thuburbo Majus / Zaghouan / Hammamet

    After breakfast, you will visit the historic sites of Sousse. During the trip you will wander through the ancient medina, explore the Ribat and tower, the archaeological museum of Sousse, and the catacombs. There is also a beautiful walkway along the coast.

    After lunch you will depart for Thuburbo Majus, a Roman site that has a small coliseum, baths, and various Roman houses allowing one to imagine life in a quintessential Roman African city. Next continue to the mountainside Roman site of Zaghouan, where you will find a temple of the ‘water god’. When you are ready, finish the day in Hammamet or Nabeul. 

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

    Day 7Hammamet / Cap Bon / Tunis

    After breakfast, you will visit the coastal towns of Hammamet and Nabeul, which are known for its sandy white beaches, crystal clear blue sea water, and beautiful gardens.

    Afterwards, continue your exploration of picturesque peninsula Cap Bon with a stop at Kerkouane, the ancient Punic town. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will also see Houaria (the tip of Cap Bon) and Korbous (a natural hot spring). Return to Tunis for night.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★, or 5★ options

    Day 8Departure from Tunis-Carthage International Airport

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for departure thus bringing to a close an unforgettable Best of Tunisian History tour.