Algeria Tour

North African Mystique.
Led by historian Mohamed Halouani

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 adventurous 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.


  • 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

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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: 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.

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    Day 4: Tlemcen

    A full day visit to Tlemcen, the Islamic capital of culture in 2011.

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    Day 5: Tlemcen - Oran - Annaba

    Drive back to Oran and fly to Annaba. Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Hippone, the museum and the Basilica of Saint Augustine.

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    Day 6: Annaba - Tiddis -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.

    Then, drive to Constantine.

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    Day 7-8: Constantine

    One full day visit of Constantine, called "City of Bridges."

    Next day excursion to the late 3rd century royal tomb of Medracen, which houses the remains of the Numidian royalties, then continue the well-preserved Roman town of Timgad (ancient Thamugadi) called “Pompei of Africa.” Spend the day exploring the colonnaded streets, temples,
    public buildings, villas and fine museum.

    Onward to 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. Return to Constantine.

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    Day 9: Djemila – Bou Saada

    Travel to Djemila, one of North Africa’s most monumental sites with wheel-rutted streets, Byzantine churches and ancient temples and a stunning museum. We continue to Bou Saada.

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    Day 10: Bou Saada

    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 11: 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.

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    Day 12: Ghardaia

    A full day visit of Ghardaia, one of the five Mozabite towns that occupy the M’Zab Valley.

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    Day 13: Ghardaia-Algiers

    A short flight to Algiers. Upon arrival, an orientation drive around Algiers then visit the Jardin D’essai botanical garden and Notre Dame d’Afrique Cathedral.

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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 Tunis

  • Dates

    May 29-June 12, 2020
    follows our Tunisia tour
    September 3-17, 2020
    Precedes our Tunisia Tour
    May 26-June 9, 2021
    September 26-October 10, 2021
    Follows our Tunisia Tour

  • Land Cost

    June 2020 - $5895 per person based on minimum of 4 people. Single Room Supplement: $1245
    Sept 2020 - $6075 per person based on minimum of 4 people. Single Room Supplement: $1150
    2021 - $ TBA

  • 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

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Constantine, Constantine Province, Algeria


Bou Saadar


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