Visit ‘Roman Africa’ on a comprehensive journey around the scenic North, medinas, the Sahara and the coast of Tunisia
Tunis - 2 nights
Tabarka - 1 night
Hammamet - 2 nights
Tozeur - 2 nights
Douz - 1 night
Sousse - 2 nights
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.
Culture & Countryside
Jules Verne Sightseeing
7 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 22
Day 1 Fly from Gatwick 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 (6 hrs) 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). Three 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 Heathrow or extend your stay in Sousse. (B)
Tunisian hotel ratings normally equate to one category lower by British standards.
On occasion alternative hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.
A Tunisian 5-star hotel located on the beach, close to Carthage. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 507 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.
A Tunisian 4-star mountain hotel in Ain Draham. Restaurant, bar, pools, spa and WiFi (free). 151 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and balcony.
A 5-star beachfront hotel, near Hammamet Beach. Restaurants, bars, pools, spa and WiFi (free). 274 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and balcony.
A Tunisian 4-star hotel located within 10-minute walk from Musée Dar Cheraït. Restaurants, bar, pools, spa and WiFi (free). 255 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and balcony.
A Tunisian 4-star hotel close to Sahara Museum. Restaurant, bar, pools, and WiFi (free - only in the lobby). 180 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and balcony.
A 5-star resort on the beachfront in the heart of city. Restaurants, bars, pools, sauna and WiFi (chargeable). 618 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and terrace or balcony.
per person in a twin/double room
Tunisair from Gatwick/ return to Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2022: all dates
Single supplement £185
Extra nights – Sousse
Mövenpick Sousse (per night) £35
(May £45; Sep/Oct £60)
Single supplement £20
Half board £15
Add £745 per person
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £35
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.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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