TOUR TO TUNISIA

8NIGHTS & 9 DAYS TO TUNISIA

Our Tunisia tour reveals a bounteous country that has played a highly significant role in world history. Home to a civilization that rivalled the Roman Empire, Carthage was eventually conquered and resettled into a sprawling metropolis. The influence of the Roman Empire still lingers in the many temples and theatres that are still standing. The world as it once was shines through smaller details, such as visible ridges carved into stone streets where chariot wheels made their mark. It is no wonder that this land held such appeal for so powerful an empire; the beautiful lakes and hills make for a beautiful oasis. It seems that the land has so much to offer that the residents of Matmata have taken full advantage by building their homes right into the sandstone hillsides. A country so spectacular in natural beauty is only made more alluring by architectural crowning achievements, such as the remains of massive aqueducts that once ran for a whopping 80 km.

Day 1 : Tunis

Upon arrival at Tunis airport, you will be met and transferred to Tunisia Palace hotel, or similar for check in, dinner and overnight (D)

Day 2 : Bardo Museum – Carthage – Sidi-Bou-Saïd

Today, you will visit the Bardo National Museum, one of the best archaeological museums of the Mediterranean, located in an old 18th century palace that once belonged to the Beys, former Turkish rulers of Tunisia. The Bardo Museum is particularly known for its beautiful collection of Roman-Byzantine mosaics, the world’s largest. Afterwards drive to Carthage with the famous roman and Carthaginian ruins, the Punic harbors, the roman villas and the fabulous archaeological museum, also visit the picturesque village of sidi-bou-saïd and stroll in the white and blue streets. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Dougga – Kairouan –

Today, you head towards Dougga, the ancient Numidian-roman city, considered as the best preserved archaeological site in Tunisia, you will discover the theater, then the Forum and the capitoline temple dedicated to Jupiter, the baths of Caracalla and the market place. After Lunch you will drive to Kairouan. Arrive in Kairouan, check-in your hotel La Kasbah or similar. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Día 4: El valle del Jordán,

Después del desayuno, salida hacia la parte sur del Mar de Galilea para visitar el sitio bautismal Yardenit bautismo donde se llevará a cabo para todos los interesados en el lugar. Continúe hacia la antigua ciudad bíblica de Beit Shean con sus nuevas excavaciones de los períodos romano y bizantino. Conducimos a través del Valle del Jordán hacia el sur, a Jericó, donde vemos el Monte de la Tentación y el Árbol de Sicómoro que subió Zaqueo para ver a Jesús. Dirígete a un baño en el Mar Muerto. Salida hacia Jerusalén para cenar y pasar la noche.

Day 4 : Kairouan – El Jem – Sousse

This morning, you start with Kairouan, visit the Islamic monuments, the Grand Mosque, the mausoleum of the Barber and the Medina. After lunch, drive towards El Jem and marvel the unique roman amphitheater and the fascinating collection of mosaics at the museum. Afterwards drive to Sousse and check-in your hotel Iberostar Diar Al Andalous for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Sousse – Monastir – Sousse

After breakfast, you will visit the famous archaeological museum of Sousse, #2 in Tunisia with his extensive collection of Roman mosaics, then take a walk through the old town and its souks to marvel the Souks. After lunch, continue to Monastir, one a punic commercial harbor and one of the earliest Islamic towns in Tunisia, explore then the Ribat, a 8th century fortress built by the Arabs sheltering the National Museum for Islamic art. Visit then the mausoleum of former President Habib Bourguiba and his family. Return to your hotel in Sousse. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Oudna – Zaghouan

After breakfast, drive North of Sousse to Oudna/Uthina, recently excavated with a fine amphitheater and multi-story temple. Continue to the rosy-hued Roman town of Thuburbo Majus. Here you will see the forum, palestra, and peristyle houses with well-preserved mosaics. Afterwards head to Zaghouan, with its monumental nymphaeum at the source of the 90-km aqueduct that supplied Carthage with water from its terminus at the La Malga cisterns. At the end of the day, driv to Tunis and check-in your hotel Tunisia Palace for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Tunis – Al Haouaria – Kerkouane – Tunis

Today, you will travel following the steps of the earliest Phoenician seafarers who established the first trading center in Tunisia around the 8th century B.C. Drive throught the Cap Bon area through the mountains and valleys till you reach Al Haouaria where the early Carthaginians quarried the sandstone to build their houses, you will visit the largest quarries in the Carthaginian times then you will visit Kerkouane, considered the only historical city that has left only punic and Carthaginian architectural heritage, such as houses and bathtubs, temples and streets. Lunch in route. In the afternoon, return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D).

Day 8 : Medina of Tunis

After breakfast, drive North of Sousse to Oudna/Uthina, recently excavated with a fine amphitheater and multi-story temple. Continue to the rosy-hued Roman town of Thuburbo Majus. Here you will see the forum, palestra, and peristyle houses with well-preserved mosaics. Afterwards head to Zaghouan, with its monumental nymphaeum at the source of the 90-km aqueduct that supplied Carthage with water from its terminus at the La Malga cisterns. At the end of the day, driv to Tunis and check-in your hotel Tunisia Palace for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Tunis – Airport

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back to the US. (B)

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