Cultural Heritage

UNESCO Cultural and Nature Heritage Sites Tour

Location: Tunisia

A 9-night package that explores the Unesco sites from the coastal region of Tunisia, along with the regions of the south.


Day 1- Tunis

Arrival, welcome and assistance at the airport. Transfer to 5* hotel in central Tunis. Orientation, dinner and overnight in Tunis. (D)

Day 2- Tunis/Carthage/Sidi Bou Said

Visit the medina of Tunis, (which is the oldest part of the city) and within the walls of the original city of Tunis. The visit includes the opportunity to learn about Tunisia’s urban architecture, as well as an opportunity to explore the souks, or marketplace. Continue to the Bardo Museum, housed in a former palace of the Bey. The Bardo Museum holds the largest collection of Carthaginian tiles and mosaics, as well as many artefacts that reflect the ancient civilization. Lunch in Tunis area. Continue to Carthage to learn about the history of this most noted of Roman and Carthaginian in North Africa. Continue to the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, which is noted for its Andalusian style architecture. Dinner and overnight at Tunis 5*hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 3- Tunis/Hammamet/Sousse/Sfax

Departure for Sousse via the seaside villages of Hammamet and Nabeul. In Nabeul, you will have the opportunity to see the pottery makers, for which Nabeul is known. In Hammamet, you will visit the old Spanish fort and enjoy the settings that influenced painter Paul Klee. Continue south to Port El Kantaoui, a rather newly developed tourist project on the outskirts of Sousse. Lunch in Port El Kantaoui. Continue on towards Sousse, stopping en route at El Jem to see one of the largest Roman coliseums in existence. Arrival in Sfax in the late afternoon/early evening. At your leisure with dinner and overnight at 5* hotel in Sfax. (B,L,D)

Day 4- Sfax/Djerba

Departure after breakfast further south to the island of Jerba. Explore the island, including stops in the pottery village of Guellala and a visit to the “Ghriba” synagogue in Hara Saghira, which is one of the synagogues that belongs to the ancient Jewish community of Djerba, a community that dates back some 2500 years. Continue to Houmt-Souk, the main market town of the island. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy Djerba. Dinner and overnight in Djerba. (B,L,D)

Day 5- Gabes/Matmata/Kebili/Douz/Tozeur

After breakfast, you will take the ferry off the island and drive to the village of Matmata, known for its unusual troglodyte dwellings. After seeing some of this unusual architecture, continue westward to the desert villages of Kebili and then Douz, the gateway to the Sahara. Lunch in Douz. Continue traveling westward, crossing the Chott El Jerid, Tunisia’s “salt lake”. Late afternoon/early evening arrival to Tozeur, an oasis town in the western portion of Tunisia. Dinner and overnight in Tozeur. 5* hotel (B,D)

Day 6 – Tozeur/Nefta/Chebika/Tamerza/Tozeur

After breakfast, you depart early to take advantage of the sunrise in the desert. Morning visit of the “Dar Cherait” museum in Tozeur, which provides a look at Tunisia’s culture and its people. Afternoon departure by landrover to the mountain oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides. Dinner and overnight in Tozeur. Accommodation: 5* hotel (B,L,D)

Day 7- Tozeur/Metlaoui/Thelja/Gafsa/Sbeitla/Kairouan

After breakfast, depart for a new adventure by the red lizard train to visit the Thelja gorgeous. A stop for photos then back to Metlaoui, continuing to Gafsa for lunch and visit of Roman pools. Drive to Sbeitla, an ancient city of Roman and Byzantine ruins, known in Roman times as Sufetula. Continue on to Kairouan. Accommodation: 5* hotel.

Day 8- Kairouan/Tunis

Kairouan is Tunisia’s holy city, where you will have the opportunity to tour this city that became home to a flourishing crafts industry during the 14th and 15th centuries. After lunch depart to Tunis, dinner & overnight. (B,D)

Day 9- Northern Tunisia/Chemtou/Dougga/Tunis

This morning, you depart Tunis for the northwest part of the country. Taking scenic country roads, you head north and then west. Your first stop is Chemtou, with its more recently uncovered remains. From Chemtou, you head south and east, arriving to Dougga, Tunisia’s largest Roman site. Dougga, covering some sixty acres, was known as the city of temples and its existence is thought to date back to the 4th century B.C. Lunch in Thugga hotel. From Dougga, you drive back to Tunis. Dinner & overnight. (B,L,D)

 Day 10- Tunis

After breakfast transfer to the airport for return. (B)


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