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  • Offered Daily

  • 8 Hours

  • From 65 € (price varies by group size)

 
 

Treasures of Tunis

 Explore Medina, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

 

 

 

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Tour description

Enjoy a guided visit to Medina. Built during the 7th century, the Medina is the historical and cultural heart of modern Tunis, and a great place to get a feel for life in the city. Here, take a guided stroll through the labyrinth of narrow allies packed solidly with shops selling everything from tacky t-shirts and stuffed camels to high quality handicrafts.

 

Following your guided tour, some free time is made available to browse the bustling souks.

 

After that, continue to the impressive Ruins of Carthage where according to legend, the city was founded in 800BC by the Phoenicians, and it was from here that Hannibal began his journey. Later it was destroyed by the Romans in 146BC, and then founded again by Julius Caesar to eventually become the Empire's second largest city outside Rome. In these extensive remains we find impressive Baths of Antonius Pius and the amphitheatre, the Punic ports as well the Carthage Museum.

Then enjoy the drive along the coast to the scenic village of Sidi Bou Said, set high on a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Tunis. Its maze of cobbled streets with old stone steps makes it a delightful place to go for a stroll. Gleaming white-washed walls are dotted with ornate, curved window grills that are a local trademark, all painted the same deep blue, and colourful arched doorways that open onto small courtyards filled with geraniums and bougainvillea. There will be ample time to stroll and admire the typical architecture and local handicrafts, or to relax in one of the local tea houses with some refreshing mint tea before returning to your hotel

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