Overview

Tunis - 2 nights
Tabarka 1 night
Hammamet 2 nights
Tozeur 2 nights
Douz 1 night
Sousse 2 nights

Grand Tour of Tunisia

Introducing new 2020 departures, visit 'Roman Africa’ on a comprehensive journey around the scenic North, medinas, the Sahara and the coast of Tunisia

Following the Roman’s victory in the Third Punic Wars, which ended with the destruction of Carthage, they established the province of ‘Africa’, their first outside Italy, which became the ‘bread basket’ of the Empire and an ideal location for retired soldiers.

This comprehensive tour encompasses many aspects, taking into account the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Berber and French influences. Whilst the main towns on the coast reveal the influence of invading forces, the interior rewards exploration at the ‘Holy City’ of Kairouan, Roman settlements and, of course, the dramatic landscapes of the Sahara.

The seven UNESCO World Heritage sites visited are the medinas of Tunis and Sousse, the archaeological site of Carthage, the amphitheatre of El Djem, Kerkouane for its Punic architecture, Kairouan and the impressive site of Dougga that was once a Roman town on the fringes of the empire.

Key Features

Culture & Countryside 
Jules Verne Sightseeing
7 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guide 
Group Size: 4 – 25

Special Event

The Ribat of Sousse

A lecture on Tunisia’s history from a university professor in Sousse’s Ribat, one of Tunisia’s most famous and best preserved monastic fortresses. 

Day 1 Fly from Heathrow to Tunis for two nights at the Tunisian 5-star El Mouradi Gammarth.

Day 2 Visit the remains of Carthage, the picture postcard village of Sidi Bou Said, the Bardo Museum and Tunis Medina. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Travel to the Medina of Beja and then to the port of Tabarka. Overnight in the Tunisian 4-star Hotel El Mouradi Hammam Bourguiba. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit Bulla Regia with its underground Roman villas. Travel to Dougga with its fine temples and baths. Travel to Hammamet. Two nights at the 5-star Radisson Blu Hammamet. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Visit Cap Bon, Hammamet medina and the Carthaginian Kerkouane. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the Roman site of Thuborbo Majus. Continue to Tozeur for two nights at the Tunisian 4-star El Mouradi Tozeur. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Visit Tozeur medina and Dar Cherait museum. Optional excursion (bookable locally approx. £25) by 4x4 to the Sahara sand dunes, Nefta and the rock formation of Onk Jemal where Star Wars was filmed. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Travel through the largest salt lake in Tunisia, Chott El Djerid to Douz and visit the Sahara museum. Overnight at the Tunisian 4-star Melia Mouradi Douz. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Travel to Matmata to explore the Berber troglodyte houses. Continue to El Djem’s Roman amphitheatre (4 hrs). Two nights at the international 5-star Mövenpick in Sousse. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Visit the ‘Holy City’ of Kairouan including the Great Mosque of Sidi Oqba, the Mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi and the medina. In Sousse explore the old town and enjoy an afternoon lecture at the Ribat of Sousse. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Return flight to London or extend your stay in Sousse. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Tunisian hotel ratings normally equate to one category lower by British standards.
On occasion alternative hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.

2019

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
Tunisair from Heathrow

Date Price
September 21 £1345
October 19 £1295
November 16 £1225

2020

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
Tunisair from Heathrow

Date Price
January 25 £1195
February 1 £1225
March 7 £1245
April 18 £1295
May 9 £1345
September 5 £1395
September 19 £1395
October 10 £1345
November 7 £1245
November 21 £1225
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability on these dates:
2020: All dates

Single supplement £150
(Apr-Oct 2020 £175)

Extension Options

Extra nights – Sousse
Mövenpick Sousse (per night) £35
(Apr/May £45; Sep/Oct £60)
Single supplement £20
(Jan-Mar/Nov £15)
Half board £15

Privately Guided

Add £745 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £250
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £35

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 9 lunches and 9 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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