Modern today Tunisia has been one of North Africa’s most stable nations. As early as the 11th century BC, Tunisia began to turn her attention to Europe through commerce and trade. The Phoenicians were the first to colonize this country with its fabled city of Carthage, which was eventually obliterated by occupying Romans. Other visitors left their influence as well, including Byzantines, Arabs, Ottoman Turks, and lastly the French. The French made Tunisia a protectorate in 1883 and finally granted independence to Tunisia in 1957.
Year round Tunisia beckons visitors with warm and sunny weather, superb beaches, a rich history and culture, and a friendly and hospitable people. Come join us for a Tunisian Tour in 2014 and visit this exotic destination!
Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)
Available Anytime – $2090
Single supplement: $385
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 travelers.
Kutrubes Travel can design your individual journey in Tunisia and neighboring Mediterranean and North African countries at affordable prices. Let our years of experience make your trip an experience you’ll really enjoy!
- Meet and assist upon arrival at the airport
- 7 nights accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels on half board basis
- Coach and English speaking guide services
- Entrance fees
- Transfers from/to airport
Price Does Not Include:
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
Day 1: TUNIS
Arrival at Tunis airport where you will be warmly welcomed and assisted to your 4* hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)
Day 2: TUNIS – CARTHAGE – BARDO – SIDI BON SAID – HAMMAMET
Breakfast and departure to the ancient city of Carthage founded by a Phoenician princess. Visit the Byrsa Hill with its vestiges of Carthaginian and Roman buildings. The Antonine Baths is a huge Roman bath complex on the edge of the Mediterranean. Continue to Sidi Bou Said for a stroll in ancient Carthage, which today is the meeting place of an artist colony. Continue to Bardo, Tunisia’s National Museum with the world’s largest collection of Roman polychrome mosaics. It is housed in a 19th century Beylical palace and was the first museum to be founded in Africa. Free time at Medina. Depart for Hammamet for dinner and overnight at your 4* hotel. (B, D)
Day 3: HAMMAMET – KAIROUAN – SBEITLA – GAFSA
Depart to Kairouan. This city is known for its outstanding Arabic architecture. Visit the Great Mosque, the oldest place of worship in North Africa, and the tomb complex of Sidi Sahab, a companion of the Prophet. See the impressive pools at Aghlabid Basins, built in the 9th century, which collect and store winter rainwater. Leisure time to stroll into the ancient marketplace encircled by 11th century walls. Continue to Sbeitla for a visit to the imposing Ancient Sufetula ruins and the different temples dedicated to the gods of Jupiter, Minerva, and Juno. Drive to Gafsa for dinner and overnight at your 5* hotel. (B, D)
Day 4: TOZEUR – CHEBIKA – TAMERZA MIDES – GAFSA
In the morning, free time at the hotel. Or you can participate in an optional excursion to the mountain oases of Tamerza and Mides where many of the scenes of “The English Patient” were filmed. Tamerza is located in a fabulous setting overlooking a picturesque gorge created by a dry river. The old village of Mides once served as an outpost on the Roman frontier to the mountain oases Chebika, Tamerza, and Mides. Dinner and overnight at your 5* hotel. (B, D)
Day 5: GAFSA – DOUZ – MATMATA – DJERBA
Morning visit of the old town of Tozeur, which has changed little since the 14th century when it was built. The area is famous for the unique decorative architecture in brick. Then cross the Chott El Djerid salt desert to arrive in Douz where you can participate IN an optional camel ride. Depart to Matmata, with its strange troglodyte dwellings, used as a setting in the movie, “Star Wars.” Visit one of these troglodyte houses totally adapted to their environment and built like craters in the middle of the desert. Continue to Medenine and visit the ghorfas or ancient attics built in rocks. Next cross by boat to the island of Djerba. Visit the Gallala potters and Houmt Souk. Dinner and overnight at your 4* hotel. (B, D)
Day 6: DJERBA – GABES – EL JEM – MAHDIA
Depart to Gabes to visit the souks and spice market. Continue to El Jem to admire North Africa’s greatest Roman amphitheater dating back to 230 AD. Arrive to Mahdia for dinner and overnight at your 5* hotel. (B, D)
Day 7: MAHDIA – MONASTIR – SOUSSE – PORT EL KANTAOUI – TUNIS
Depart to Monastir to visit the Bourguiba Mausoleum, dedicated to Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia’s first president in 1957. Continue via Sousse for a short stop at Port El Kantaoui, a modern seaside resort. Departure for Tunis for dinner and overnight at your 4* hotel. (B, D)
Day 8: DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)
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