Experience Algeria Tour – 8 Days

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    Experience Algeria Tour – 8 Days

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    • 8 Days / 7 Nights
    • Algeria
    • Pickup: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
    • Drop-off: Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport
    Tour Details

    This 8 days Algeria tour takes you to experience Algeria with its spectacular historical and cultural attractions including ancient Roman ruins, basilicas, museums and much more.

    Departure & Return Location

    Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport

    Included In This Trip

    • Algeria Tour Manager
    • English-Speaking Translator
    • Private Transportation and Driver
    • All Entrance Fees to Historical Sites
    • Bed and Breakfast Meals
    • Security Escorts Where Needed (As Determined By Tour Manager)
    • All Domestic Flights
    • Letter of Invitation Required for the Tourist Visa

    NOT Included In This Trip

    • Visas
    • International Airfare
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal Spending
    • Lunches & Dinners
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    What to Expect

    Here are some highlights of what you will see and experience on the Experience Algeria Tour

    • Explore Ancient Roman Ruins That Will Take Your Breath Away
    • Marvel at a Plethora of Beautiful Mosaics
    • Explore Important Religious Sites Including the Cathedral of St. Augustine and Many Ancient Basilicas
    Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Algiers

    Welcome to Algeria! Arrive in Algiers and transfer to your hotel for two nights.

    Depending on your arrival time, you will take an orientation walking tour of downtown Algiers including the Grand Post and Corniche.

    If you have an early morning arrival, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah in the afternoon.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 2Algiers / Chercell / Tipaza / Tomb of the Christian / Annaba

    After b breakfast, you will depart for Cherchell, which was once the capital of the Numidian kingdoms. Take a guided tour of the museum, before traveling next to the UNESCO World Heritage Roman site of Tipaza, which is arguably one of the most picturesque Roman cities in North Africa. Stroll down the ancient Roman road next to the clear Mediterranean Sea and get a glimpse of what it would have been like to live in this Roman settlement. Here you will visit the museum and the archeological site, which includes the largest basilica in North Africa.

    On your way back to Algiers, you will explore the pyramid-like structure of the Tomb of the Christian (Royal Mausoleum of Mauritania).

    Return to Algiers for an evening flight to Annaba and transfer to your hotel.

    Accommodations: 3★ or 5★ options

    Day 3Annaba / Constantine

    Start the day with a trip to the museum, the site of Hippo Regius, and the Cathedral of St. Augustine. Explore large Roman mosaics and antiques found in the region that are on display at the museum. The archaeological site hosts a large Roman forum and the famous Basilica of Peace where St. Augustine was bishop in the 5th century.

    The Catholic Cathedral of St. Augustine built between 1881 and 1900, is located on top of a hill overlooking the site. Visit the Cathedral and pay particular attention to the stained glass windows which retell the story of Augustine’s life.

    In the afternoon, travel to Constantine which is often referred to as the City of Bridges. Here you will spend the night.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 4Constantine / Tiddis / Constantine

    After breakfast, travel to the hillside Roman site of Tiddis, which offers excellent views over the surrounding region. You will begin by walking through a triumphal arch to a paved Roman road. Follow the path to visit the Sanctuary of Mithras, the Christian basilica, Roman homes, water tanks, and a small forum.

    Later in the afternoon, return to Constantine for a city tour. Located above the Rhumel Gorge, Constantine has a view that is sure to impress. Some of the sites you will visit may include the Museum of Cirta, the suspension bridges, the Kasbah, and the Palace of Ahmed Bey.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 5Constantine / Timgad / Lambaesis / Constantine

    You will want to get an early start today to travel south to the historical and archaeological sites of Timgad and Lambaesis. Before you reach Timgad, stop at Medracen (Ancient Numidian Tomb), which is 58 meters in diameter and 19 meters tall.

    Continue to the UNESCO site of Timgad, begun by Emperor Trajan in AD100, where you will discover the library, temples, amphitheater, arch of Trajan, forum, houses, and basilicas. There is a fantastic museum at the site with grand mosaics found in the region.

    On your return to Lambaesis, you will stop to visit the large ancient Roman legionary base.

    Return to Constantine for night.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 6Constantine / Djemila / Setif / Algiers

    Begin the day with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Djemila, meaning ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic. The site lives up to its name as it is uniquely situated amongst rolling hills. You will have a guided visit of both the museum and the historic site. Explore the forum, basilicas, baptisteries, Arch of Caracalla, Temple des Septimes, well-preserved Roman market, and theatre.

    Your next stop will be in Setif to tour the archaeological museum, which hosts the grand Roman mosaic ‘Triumph of Dionysos’.

    Return to Algiers for night.

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

    Day 7Algiers

    Enjoy a full-day city tour of Algiers and explore the historic sites and museums. If you missed the Kasbah on Day 1 you will wind your way through the narrow streets to learn about its unique history. In the afternoon your visits may include the Museum of Archaeology & Islamic Art and the Bardo Museum. If you are interested in art, you may also want to visit the Museum Des Beaux-Arts.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 8Departure from Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport

    If you have time before your flight, you will take an additional guided city tour in Algiers. Your guide will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

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