Highlights of Tunisia, Small Group Tour

Highlights of Tunisia, Small Group Tour

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Highlights of Tunisia, Small Group Tour

5 Days Starting and ending in Tunis, Tunisia

Visiting: Tunis, Hammamet, Kairouan, Tozeur, Chott el Djerid, Douz, Matmata, El Jem, Sousse

Tour operator:

Tunisie Voyages

Tour code:

77496

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low, VERY_EASY

Age range:

Min age:2

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

Take a step back in time during this five-day tour through the splendid Mediterranean country of Tunisia. Visit impeccable Roman ruins, charming seaside villages, important Islamic monuments and distant desert escapes. The country’s history is sure to impress, and the heritage of its past is as alive now as ever. With the country’s impressive infrastructure and modern hotels, your stay here will offer you the comforts of home. Join this memorable Tunisian trip and discover the best of North Africa! This tour is operated in a small group of up to 8 passengers.

Highlights

  • Tunis: Tunisia’s laid-back capital boasts beautiful Islamic architecture and neighbours the famous ruins of Carthage

  • Sidi Bou Said: A Mediterranean dreamland, this town is full of white walls and beautifully blue accented doors and windows along with endless views of the Mediterranean

  • Kairouan: Founded in the 7th century, Kairouan is considered the Islamic capital of Tunisia

  • Tozeur: The desert town is a gateway to mountain oasis and desert adventures

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Tunis - Hammamet (70 Kms - 1 Hr)
Location: Tunis, Hammamet
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Arrive at Tunis–Carthage Airport, where your professional guide and driver will greet you and direct you to the transfer to Hammamet, one of the main coastal cities of this beautiful country. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, relaxing in the hotel or exploring the beautiful surroundings in Yasmine Hammamet. End the day with dinner at your hotel. 

Overnight in Hammamet

Day 2 : Hammamet - Kairouan - Tozeur (420 Kms - 7 Hrs)
Location: Hammamet, Kairouan, Tozeur
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to Kairouan. Upon arrival to the holy city, take a walking tour with your guide through the old Medina. Visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan, located in the middle of the Medina and built by the Arab general Uqba Ibn Nafi in 670 AD. The site attracts thousands of local and international visitors for its magnificent architectural and spiritual value. Then visit the impressive ancient engineering site of the Aghlabid basins, where two large water basins and a few cisterns have survived the passing of centuries as they helped conserve and distribute decades of scarce drinking water resources. Lunch is included and will be in Kairouan. Then head down south to Tozeur and enjoy the evening at your hotel.

Overnight in Tozeur

Day 3 : Tozeur – Chott Djerid – Douz (130 Kms - 2 Hrs)
Location: Tozeur, Chott el Djerid, Douz
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing, exploring the surroundings on your own, or joining an optional tour. After lunch back in Tozeur, drive through the biggest salt lake in the country, Chott el Djerid, admiring the outstanding never-ending view of white and pink mirages, also used as a filming site for Star Wars. On your arrival to Douz, the ‘gateway to the Sahara’, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


Overnight in Douz.


Day 4 : Douz - Matmata - El Djem – Sousse (432 Kms - 5 Hrs)
Location: Douz, Matmata, El Jem, Sousse
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have a tasty breakfast at the hotel and head towards the old village of Matmata. The area contains one of the best preserved, still inhabited troglodyte houses, carved by Tunisian Berbers in the middle of the surrounding earth. A filming site of the Star Wars movie is also open for visitors in Matmata. The next stop is at the village of El Djem, home of the Roman amphitheatre of El Djem, the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world, built around 18 centuries ago, and exceptionally well-preserved up to this day. The site was mainly used for spectator events, namely gladiator battles. After a local lunch in El Djem, continue to the Mediterranean town of Sousse, and enjoy some free time at the harbour of El Kantaoui.

Overnight in Sousse

Day 5 : Sousse - Tunis (140 Kms - 2 Hrs)
Location: Sousse, Tunis
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you directly to Sidi Bousaid, the charming village that is known for its indigo blue windows and doors and white walls. At an altitude of over 100 metres, it features dazzling views over the Mediterranean Sea. Your next stop is the neighbouring archaeological site of Carthage, located on a magnificent coastline. Although the ancient city was destroyed by the Romans, this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site features excavations of homes, baths and sewage systems. The other significant site in the area is the Carthage amphitheatre, built towards the first century AD and later rebuilt by the Romans. The theatre today hosts some 30,000 visitors at the yearly International Music Festival of Carthage. After a tasty lunch, head towards downtown Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, located in an old Beylical castle in the middle of the old city of Tunis, and renowned for its rich collection of mosaics. Continue with a visit and free time in the ancient Medina of Tunis before your departure.

Breakfast included

What's Included

TOUR GUIDE: 

  • Operated with English/French/ German/ Italian/Spanish-speaking  driver-guide on a shared basis 

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 4 nights’ accommodation  

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


Day 1 Hammamet: 

Superior Hotel Category = Mehari Hammamet or similar 5*

Day 2 Tozeur: 

Superior Hotel Category = Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar 4*

Day 3 Douz: 

Superior Hotel Category = Sun Palm Douz or similar 4*

Day 4 Sousse: 

Superior Hotel Category = El Mouradi Palace Sousse or similar 5*

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Pre- night in Hammamet on bed and breakfast basis:

Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Golden Tulip Taj Sultan or similar 5*

Post-night in Sousse on bed and breakfast basis:

Superior Hotel Category = Hotel El Mouradi Palmarina or similar 5*

MEALS: 

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • Shared transportation as indicated in the itinerary 
  • Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Tunis-Carthage International Airport 

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: 

  •  All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary: Great Mosque of Kairouan, Aghlabid basins, El Djem, Carthage site, Bardo National Museum

OTHER: 

  • Meet and greet upon arrival at the airport

What's Not Included

  • Local Hotel Tax  
  • Tips or visa fees 
  • International or domestic flights 
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions as noted in the itinerary: 4X4 ride to Chebika, 4X4 ride to Ong Jmel
  • Meals or drinks not listed
  • Any type of personal or travel insurance

Requirements

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Tunisia, though a warm jumper and jacket are advisable in the cooler months. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Please Note

  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than 19:00 hrs to be able to complete the Tunis tour before departure
  • Please note that the inbound/outbound transfers between the airport and hotel are included only as part of the package. If pre or post-night stay is booked additional transfers should be purchased separately.
  • A room upgrade is available on request with an additional supplement
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice
  • Depending on your flights' times, lunch is included either on your arrival day or on your departure day
  • We recommended arrival time be around the same as the departure (both in the morning or both in the afternoon) in order to ensure the coherence of the itinerary as in the description
  • The triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed
  • In case of Bardo National Museum closure, the visit will be replaced with the Museum of El Djem.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Hammamet: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Mehari Hammamet or similar 5*

Day 2 Tozeur: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar 4*

Day 3 Douz: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Sun Palm Douz or similar 4*

Day 4 Sousse: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = El Mouradi Palace Sousse or similar 5*

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Pre- night in Hammamet on bed and breakfast basis:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Golden Tulip Taj Sultan or similar 5*

Post-night in Sousse on bed and breakfast basis:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel El Mouradi Palmarina or similar 5*

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Hammamet: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Mehari Hammamet or similar 5*

Day 2 Tozeur: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Ras El Ain Tozeur or similar 4*

Day 3 Douz: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Sun Palm Douz or similar 4*

Day 4 Sousse: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = El Mouradi Palace Sousse or similar 5*

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Pre- night in Hammamet on bed and breakfast basis:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Golden Tulip Taj Sultan or similar 5*

Post-night in Sousse on bed and breakfast basis:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel El Mouradi Palmarina or similar 5*

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes, Inbound/Outbound transfers from/to Tunis-Carthage International Airport Please note that the inbound/outbound transfers between the airport and hotel are included only as part of the package. If pre or post-night stay is booked additional transfers should be purchased separately.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary: Great Mosque of Kairouan, Aghlabid basins, El Djem, Carthage site, Bardo National Museum

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 2 years and above

  • What do I need to bring?

    Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Tunisia, though a warm jumper and jacket are advisable in the cooler months. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, International or domestic flights are not included

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Operated with English/French/ German/ Italian/Spanish-speaking driver-guide on a shared basis

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client's arrival

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Diane  

Tunisia in 5 days

Tour covered several cities and towns. It was an e

Tour covered several cities and towns. It was an excellent way to see Tunisia for 5 days. Our guide spoke English well and offered rich historical facts. I loved every day with our guide and the itinerary was perfectly designed.

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