Tunisia Cultural Heritage Tour

Tunisia Trip

Tunisia cultural heritage tours reveal the rich past where different successive Mediterranean cultures had a strong presence. Sarah Tours offers group tours to Tunisia for small groups and special interest travelers from around the globe for 2020 and 2021. If packaged tours are not for you, Sarah Tours will give the choice to a totally customized tour to Tunisia that lives up to your expectations. Join our small group tours, you will fall in love with Tunisia


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This cultural heritage tour of Tunisia is an in-depth spiritual and historical introduction to this biblical destination nestled in North Africa and only a few miles from the Sicilia. It is best for first-time visitors to know about ancient history, biblical event and rivalry between two BC superpowers namely Carthage and Rome. If you love natural landscapes of perfection, archeological sites, world heritage towns, ancient history, Islamic architecture, joyful life, and hospitable people then this cultural and gastronomic tour is for you. Travel in a small group escorted by knowledgeable guides who can offer an open chest of knowledge hidden in this unique destination. Tunisia, a land endowed by the unsurpassed beauty God has bestowed on it is today at the tip of your fingers to explore and enjoy. We have worked hard to hand-pick historical and interesting sites for you in the most comfortable way of travel, time-efficient and at your budget. Enjoy every minute of this Islamic trip to Tunisia. It is indeed an active spiritual trip, a study tour and at the same time a leisure vacation to treasure for a lifetime. We also offer fun encounters with Tunisian musicians for music lovers, special dining to discover the authentic staples of Tunisian cuisine.

you will visit with a small group or individually if you prefer customized tours the capital of Ifriqiya for five centuries, Kairouan was a place of outstanding learning center of diffusion of Arabo-Muslim civilization. Kairouan bears unique witness to the first centuries of this Islamic settlement in Tunisia with a thriving civilization, a new style of architectural and urban development. The inscribed site of Al Qayrawan is a serial property that includes the medina (Old City) and its neighborhoods, the water reservation Basins of the Aghlabids Dynasty and the Gates and markets, schools and Sufi Zawiyas. The medina (54 ha) and its suburbs (20 ha) are an urban ensemble presenting all the components of a North African Arab-Turkish town. Taking a guided tour at Kairouan is like stepping in an ancient sophisticated world of arts and crafts with a zest for life.

The medina comprises juxtaposed dwellings divided into quarters separated by medieval blind alleys, narrow and winding streets; as most of the North African Capitals, a fortifying wall will serve to protect the city from intruders. Kairouan ramparts extend over more than three kilometers. The medina contains some remarkable monuments including the Great Mosque, an architectural masterpiece that served as a model for several other Maghreban spiritual and cultural centers. The Mosque of the Three Doors that represent the most ancient existent sculpted facade of Muslim art. The Basins of the Aghlabids Dynasty, an open-air reservoir formed by two communicating cisterns that date back to the 9th century, constitute one of the most beautiful hydraulic ensembles conceived to provide water to the town. Join our group tour or contact us for a Tunisia customized tour just for you. Our cultural, music and cuisine Tunisia tours will live up to your expectations with even more rewarding travel discoveries and incentives. Dance to the rhythm of Tunisian music and dine in the best of Tunisia restaurants.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Tunis Airport

Welcome to Tunis, your cultural tour to Tunisia starts here. Upon your arrival at Tunis Airport, you will meet our representative who will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Tunis colonial town. Your historic walking tour of the city is scheduled for tomorrow. The remainder of today is at leisure to relax and acclimate. Dinner and accommodation will be at your hotel.

Day 2: Cultural guided tour of Tunis

Meet your local guide after breakfast who will take you on a walking tour Tunis and its satellites. Our first exploration of this unique cultural and historic walking tour starts with a visit to the Medina of Tunis*, which is one of the first Arab-Muslim towns of the Maghreb (698 A.D.). With its souks, its urban fabric, its residential quarters, monuments, and gates, this ensemble constitutes a prototype among the best-conserved cities in the Islamic world. Our next stop is the Bardo Museum, famous for its fine collection of mosaics. The Punic vestiges, the array of Roman mosaics, and unique sculptures in this museum are truly astounding! In the afternoon we have a tour of Carthage*. Founded by the Phoenicians, Carthage is an extensive archaeological site, located on a hill dominating the Gulf of Tunis and the surrounding plain. Metropolis of Punic civilization in Africa and the capital of the province of Africa in Roman times, Carthage has played a central role in Antiquity as a great commercial empire. During the lengthy Punic wars, Carthage occupied the territories that belonged to Rome, which then destroyed its rival in 146 AD. The town was rebuilt by the Romans on the ruins of the ancient Phoenician City. We continue to Sidi Bou Said, a splendid Moorish village perched atop a headland. Our cultural and historic visit to Tunis comes to an end. tonight, we will treat to a typical Tunisian restaurant with live music. Return our hotel for comfortable accommodation. (B, D)

Day 3: Travel to Dougga and Kairouan

After breakfast, we will take off to Kairouan. In the morning we visit the archaeological site of Dougga/Thugga* covers an area of approximately 75 ha. An archeology local guide will give us a special tour of the Dougga site. These monumental ruins of a complete city with all its components are a testimony to more than 17 centuries of history. They are an outstanding example illustrating the synthesis between different cultures: Numidian, Punic, Hellenistic, and Roman. In the afternoon, we will continue onto Kairouan, the landmark of Islamic history in North Africa. Dinner and accommodation will be at your hotel. (B.D.).

Day 4: Travel to El Jem and El Kantaoui Port

This morning we tour the holy city of Kairouan with our local guide to explore cultural and historic sites. Founded in 670, the city flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Despite the transfer of the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century, Kairouan remained the Maghreb's principal holy city. Kairouan’s rich architectural heritage includes the Great Mosque, with its marble and porphyry columns, and the 9th-century Mosque of the Three Gates. In the afternoon we depart for El Jem*, with impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheater which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem. This 3rd-century monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome. Continue to Port El Kantaoui. Dinner will be at a harbor restaurant to enjoy the fresh catch Tunisia staples. Accommodation will be at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 5: Visit Sousse and travel to Hammamet

Today, we will travel to Hammamet visiting Sousse and other highlights in between. Our first stop will be Sousse, which was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909) and is a typical example of a town dating from the first centuries of Islam. With its kasbah, ramparts, medina (with the Great Mosque), Bu State Mosque, and typical ribat (both a fort and a religious building), Sousse was part of a coastal defense system. Next, we get to Hammamet, to visit the Spanish fortress and the Medina. (B, D)

Day 6: Explore Hammamet and Kerkuane - Tunis

In the morning, We drive to the coastal town of Nabeul, the main center of the Tunisian pottery industry. Then we head to Kelibia, to visit the recently restored fortress overlooking the harbor. In the afternoon we visit the Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis*. This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result, was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenician-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning. tonight, you are invited to a farewell dinner at a traditional Tunisian restaurant with music and dance. (B, D)

Day 7: Tunis Airport

In the morning we will take you to the airport for our flight home or your next exciting destination. We hope you have enjoyed every component of this Tunisia cultural tour. Come back and see us again on another tour to explore the best of Tunisia's active tours. (B)

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums
  • Transportation in Deluxe vehicles
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily

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