Highlights of Tunisia Tour – 13 Days

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    13 Days / 12 Nights

    Highlights of Tunisia Tour – 13 Days

    • 13 Days / 12 Nights
    • Tunisia
    • Pickup: Tunis-Carthage Airport
    • Drop-off: Tunis-Carthage Airport
    Tour Details

    The Highlights of Tunisia tour will take you to see many of Tunisia’s best historical and cultural attractions. Your Tunisia tour will be an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    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 Highlights of Tunisia Tour

    • Go Back Hundreds of Years in Ancient Carthage
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Enjoy Tunisian Hospitality and Culture
    • Swim in a Hot Spring on the Edge of the Sahara Desert
    • Relax on the Finest Tunisian Beaches
    Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Tunis

    Welcome to Tunisia! Arrive in Tunis and meet your English Speaking guide and private driver. Take time to rest upon arrival and if time remains explore the historic Tunis medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The famous Zitouna Mosque, spice market, and the gold souk (market) are sites you don’t want to miss. Dinner will be at the hotel.

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

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

    After breakfast, you will travel to Carthage, once the largest city in northern Africa. This site holds ruins from many eras of history, such as the Punic, Roman, Vandal, and Byzantine eras. We then continue to the quaint village of Sidi Bou Said located on surrounding hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea where we will explore its beautifully paved lanes and many spectacular sea views. You may want to have lunch here and then return to Tunis and explore the Bardo Museum. This is a world-class museum that contains a vast number of important mosaics from the Roman period. There are numerous rooms in the museum offering artifacts from the Punic to Islamic periods.

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

    Day 3Dougga / Bulla Regia / El Kef

    In the morning, travel to the enormous Roman Archaeological site in Dougga. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the best preserved Roman ruins in Tunisia. The site overlooks its vast surrounding regions. It’s not uncommon to see locals herding their sheep through the Roman ruins. You may want to take lunch before continuing on to the archaeological site of Bulla Regia to see Roman underground villas with well-preserved mosaic floors, a Roman forum, and a public basilica. Travel to El Kef to enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodation: 3★ or 4★ Half-Board options

    Day 4Makthar / Sbeitla / Kairouan

    After breakfast, you will depart and visit the Roman site of Makthar. Here you will see a Roman Forum, Trajan’s arch, a Vandal Church, and much more. Afterwards, visit Sbeitla with its numerous mosaics, churches, baptisteries, temples, baths, and the Arch of Diocletian. Do not forget to leave time to visit the museum. Then you will travel to the important Islamic city, Kairouan. Dinner will be at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Kasbah Kairouan 5★ (Half-Board)

    Day 5Kairouan / Tozeur

    This morning, we will visit the grand mosque Okba Ibn Nafaa which was established in 670AD. You will also visit the mausoleum of the Berber companion of Mohammed, and the Aghlabid pool. 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 make for a nice place to have lunch. When you have completed your visits, travel to the palm grove and Sahara region of Tozeur. Tozeur is the second largest date palm oasis in Tunisia. Dinner will be at the hotel.

    Accommodation: 3★, 4★ or 5★ options

    Day 6Tozeur / Chebika / Tamerza / Mides / Ong Jemel / Tozeur

    After an early morning, travel to the beautiful mountainside oasis village of Chebika. Chebika was once a Roman outpost, but later became a mountain refuge for the Berber people. You can hike through the Chebika canyon to the source of the mountain oasis.

    From Chebika, travel to Tamerza which is the largest mountain oasis in Tunisia. Afterwards, travel to Mides where you will have a nice panoramic view of the canyon below. The canyon was used for the filming of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The English Patient. Return to Tozeur for lunch.

    In the afternoon, explore Ong Jemel, ‘the neck of the camel‘. Travel over barren land and see the Sahara dunes and a Star Wars Mos Espa film location. Return to Tozeur for your night and dinner.

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

    Day 7Tozeur / Chott el Jerid / Douz / Ksar Ghilane

    If there is time in the morning, visit the Eden Palms Museum in Tozeur. Afterwards, travel across the Chott el Jerid, the largest salt flat in Tunisia, and across barren lands until you reach Douz. You will visit the Sahara Museum and you may want to have lunch in Douz before departing for the beautiful oasis of Ksar Ghilane. This oasis is situated right next to the Sahara dunes. Enjoy the natural hot spring or take a quad or camel trek to a Roman fort.

    Accommodations: Dar Ghilane 3★, Yadis Camp 4/5★, Zemela Camp (tented camp 16KM from Ksar Ghilane in the Sahara) Half-Board

    Day 8Ksar Ghilane / Matmata / Chenini / Djerba

    Today you will begin with a stop at Matmata and visit Troglodyte museum and homes. For Star Wars fans, this was the film location of Luke Skywalker’s interior home.  Afterwards, you will wind through the mountains past the picturesque village of Toujane.

    You will then travel to Chenini and wander through this historic Berber mountainside village. The mountaintop view is well worth the climb to the top. Once you are ready, travel to Djerba for dinner and overnight stay.

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

    Day 9Djerba Island Tour

    Explore the wonders of Djerba Island with stops at Guellela (pottery town), Houmet Souk and its markets, El Griba Synagogue (oldest synagogue in North Africa), and other sites. Perhaps you will want a fish lunch during your tour. Once you have finished the island tour, return to your hotel for rest or time at the beach.

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

    Day 10Djerba

    Today is a free day to rest and enjoy the beautiful sunshine on Djerba Island. If you want some adventure why not add a kite surfing lesson or go parasailing.

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

    Day 11Djerba / El Djem / Sousse

    Morning departure for El Djem. 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.

    Travel to Sousse and if time remains in the day perhaps you would like to see the archaeological museum, kasbah, and medina. Dinner will be at the hotel.

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

    Day 12Sousse / Hammamet / 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 13Departure from Tunis-Carthage International Airport

    Your driver will take you to the airport for your departure, thus ending your Splendors of Tunisia tour.

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