Algeria Tour

North African Mystique.
Our Algeria tour is an amazing experience of beauty, ancient sites and intrigue.

Algeria is a vast country of breathtaking scenery, well-preserved Roman ruins, pre-historic cave paintings and a strong Berber culture. Our Algeria tour will take you from the sweeping shoreline to the majestic mountains, through the huge wilderness of the Sahara desert into the palm-fringed oases.

Stroll the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Casbah, the old walled city and a masterpiece of architecture. The Casbah remains one of the world’s most mythical labyrinths.

Of course the Algeria tour visits the Bardo Museum (housed in Moorish-style villa) containing some of the masterpiece mosaics found in various archaeological sites.

Some additional highlights include the Roman ruins of Timgad, the former Roman port of Caesarea, the oases town of Bou Saada and the Kasbah of Algiers. We do not forget the marvelous city of Constantine, the city of gorges and bridges!

This fascinating tour offers the experienced traveler an alluring blend of art, history, culture and scenery.

Travel to Algeria, soak up the history and meet the diverse people who make this country so exotic.

ALGERIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the marvelous city of Constantine
  • Explore the Kasbah of Algiers
  • Enjoy scenic drives dotted with Berber villages
  • Visit Roman ruins of Timgad & the Roman port of Caesarea
  • The oases town of Bou Saada

Post Tour Extension:

Explore the amazing pre-historic rock art and cave painting in Tassili n’Ajjer, a national park in the Sahara Desert located on a vast plateau in southeastern Algeria ( at the borders of Libya, Niger and Mali).

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  • 1
    Day 1 : Meet in Algiers

    You will be met at the airport and transfer to hotel.

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    Day 2: Algiers Sightseeing

    Full day tour of Algiers including Place des Martyrs, the 17th century El Djedid Mosque, the Place of Emir Abdelkader, the neo-Moorish Grande Poste, and the Bardo Museum.

    Stroll the UNESCO Casbah, the old walled city.

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    Day 3: Algiers - Djemila - Constantine

    Drive to Setif, one of the most important cities of eastern Algeria. Here we visit the archaeological museum which contains superb archeological collections. Visit "Ain El Fouara" with its very popular statue among the Sétifiens. We head to Djemila, (1 hr drive), one of North Africa’s most monumental sites. The wheel-rutted streets of ancient Cuicul, founded by Emperor Nerva Trajan in the 1st century to house his veterans, are lined with colonnades and a clutch of elaborate houses, Byzantine churches and ancient temples.

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    Day 4: Tiddis - Annaba - Constantine

    Drive to Tiddis, a rarely-visited, Roman town, clinging in terraces to the side of an ochre mountain. It is one of Algeria's most beautiful ancient sites, in spite of its miniature size, boasting all the trappings of a Roman town: paved streets, a temple of Mithras, a wonderful arch, cisterns and a minute forum.

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    Day 5: Constantine

    Enjoy a full day tour of Constantine. It is called the "City of Bridges," a dramatic city of precipitous cliffs and deep gorges and the lofty setting for one of Algeria's most labyrinthine Casbahs. Delightful Palace and Gardens of Ahmed Bey, the Ottoman ruler, then the Monument of Sidi M'Cid (WW I Memorial), the Mosque of Emir Abdelkader, as well as the Opera House. We also drive up to Arch de Triumph Monument.

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    Day 6: Constantine - Medracen - Timgad

    We drive to the late 3rd century royal tomb of Medracen, which houses the remains of the Numidian royalties. For lunch, we enjoy BBQ skewer (beef, mutton, chicken, turkey with salads.

    Then continue to the well-preserved Roman town of Timgad (ancient Thamugadi) and deserving to be called “Pompei of Africa” planned by Emperor Trajan around 100 AD. Spend the day exploring the colonnaded streets, temples, public buildings, villas and fine museum.

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    Day 7-8: Timgad - Lambaesis - Bou Saada

    Visit the nearby city of Lambaesis, A Roman garrison town boasting a Temple of Aesculapius, a fine Capitolium, a set of baths, an Arch of Severus and, the highlight, the Praetorium of the Third Augustan Legion.

    Visit of the famous Dinet’s Museum, the handicraft center of Bou Saada and the huge religious complex of El Hamel, still a big center for Sufis.

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    Day 9-10 Bou Saada-Laghwat-Ghardaia

    We travel through the Essaoura steppe via the city oasis of Laghwat, in the Amour Range of the Saharan Atlas. Continue to Ghardaia. A full day visit of Ghardaia, one of the five Mozabite towns that occupy the M’Zab Valley.

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    Day 11-13: Oran-Tlemcen

    A short flight to to Oran, a city located on the Mediterranean in the west of Algeria and home of Rai music, Yves Saint Laurent and a strong Spanish population. We visit the Bey's Palace, the 14th century fort of Merinid Sultan Abou Hassan, and some fine colonial architecture such as the majestic train station, the theatre and the Cathedra of Santa Cruz. Afterwards continue to Tlemcen. A full day visit to Tlemcen, the Islamic capital of culture in 2011.

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    Day 14: Algiers–Cherchell – Tipaza – Algiers

    A full day excursion outside Algiers, first visiting Tombeau de la Chrétienne (Mausoleum of Mauritania), one of North Africa’s most enigmatic archaeological survivals.We continue to the Roman town of Cherchell, the World Heritage site of Tipasa.

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    Day 15: Depart Algiers

    Transfer to airport.

  • Trip Length

    15-day trip begins and ends in Algiers

  • Dates

    May 25-June 8 and September 28-October 12, 2021
    Follows our Tunisia Tour
    Post Tour Extension to Tassili n'Ajjer - June 8-11, 2021 & October 12-15, 2021

  • Land Cost

    2021: $4450 per person based on minimum 4 people; Single Room Supplement: $890
    2021 Extension: $1690 per person based on minimum 4 people; Single Room Supplement: $225

  • Accommodations

    First Class and Deluxe Hotels

  • Group Size

    6-12 people

  • Included Meals

    14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches

  • Reading List

    Algeria Reading List
    North Africa Reading List
    Algeria Article - World Archaeology Magazine - June/July 2019

  • Extend Your Trip

    Tunisia
    Morocco

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Constantine, Constantine Province, Algeria

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Bou Saadar

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