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Tunisia Tour

Kaleidoscope of Cultures and Landscapes

TUNISIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the cultural diversity of Arabs and Berbers, with a French twist
  • Explore the bustling souks
  • Enjoy scenic drives across the stunning Atlas Mountains dotted with Berber villages
  • Visit Roman-Carthaginian towns

Travel to Tunisia and meet the diverse people who make this country so exotic. 

Lead by by historian Mohamed Halouani

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Berber Village, Sned Mausoleum

ITINERARY - Tunisia Tour

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Day 1-2 : Meet in Tunis
Visit the medina of Tunis, National Museum of the Bardo, Carthage Archaeological Museum and the Moorish village Sidi Bou Said.

Day 3 : Tunis -Bizerte & Utica - Tunis
An excursion to Bizerte and Utica (Roman-Carthaginian towns).

Day 4: Dougga-Kairounan
We visit the most prestigious Roman site in Tunisia, Dougga (UNESCO).

Day 5: Kairounan-El Jem-Kairounan
Kairouan, once the Arab capital for all of North Africa and one of Islam's most sacred cities. Kairounan is an important religious pilgrimage site and, for history lovers, one of the highlights of Tunisia. This bustling city is jam-packed with some of the country's best examples of Islamic architecture, from grand mosques and tombs with ornate decoration to the Medina back alleys lined with candy-colored houses. Visit the great mosque Sidi Oqba, the oldest place of worship still in use; and the barber Mausoleum with superb Andalusian decor.

This afternoon a return to Imperial Rome visiting El Jem's splendid amphitheater, archaeological museum and the Villa Africa, one of a kind representing the roman art.

Day 6-8: Sbeitla-Tozeur
Enroute to Touzeur visit the old byzantine city of Sufetula. Then a marvelous journey through the desert to Tozeur. We'll have two full days to explore Tozeur town, its Palmerie and its surrounding desert villages.

Day 9: Douz-Matmata
We depart to Douz, gateway to the impressive Sahara Desert. Then travel to Matmata where we see the famous troglodytes (underground villas used by the Berbers).

Day 10-11: Chenini - Douiret - Ksar Ouled Soltane - Tataouine -Djerba Island
En-route to Dierba Island, we visit the Berber villages of Chenini and Douirt, then drive to Ksar Ouled Soltane to tour the 15th century granary (the slave quarters in George Lucas' Star wars films). Continue to the Causeway to visit Guella Village, known for its pottery. Next day is full day touring Djerba.

Day 12: Sfax-Mahdia
En-route to Mahdia we visit the Dar Jallouli Museum in Sfax.

Day 13: Hammamet
We visit the Medina of Mahdia with its old narrow streets, the Cairo square, the old Fatimid mosque and the cemetery, then drive towards Monastir, once a Phoenician settlement, to visit Ribat, the best preserved Arab fortress built in Tunisia in approximately 786 A.D.

Next is a stop in Sousse to explore the Medina and its monuments. 

Day 14: Hammamet-Tunis
We'll viist Hammamet in the morning, a pleasant beach town in the southeast of the northern Peninsula of cap Bon.  This afternoon return to Tunis. Enjoy a leisurely last afternoon. You may like to explore the souk for shopping or relax at the hotel. Take some time to savor the beauty!

Day 15: Tunis - Depart

 
TOUR LENGTH
15-day trip begins and ends in Tunis
2018 DATES
April 6-20
Follows our Morocco tour & Precedes our Lebanon tour

September 26-October 10
Precedes our Morocco tour
LAND COST
$4560
ACCOMMODATIONS
7 nights 4 star heritage/ boutique hotels
8 nights 5 star heritage hotels
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