Tunisia Cultural Tours

Tunisia Trip

We welcome you to our various Tunisia tours. Tunisia's 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 unique interest travelers from around the globe. If group tours are not for you, Sarah Tours will give you the choice of a customized trip to Tunisia that lives up to your expectations. Join our small group tours; you will fall in love with Tunisia


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What is the best time to visit Tunisia? Spring or fall is good. Our cultural tours of Tunisia are an in-depth spiritual and historical introduction to this biblical destination. Nestled in North Africa and only a few miles from Sicilia. Tunisia is the best Mediterranean destination for first-time visitors to know about ancient history, biblical events, The land of the Punic Wars, and the rivalry between two biblical superpowers, Carthage and Rome. If you love natural landscapes in perfection, archeological sites, world heritage towns, ancient history, Islamic architecture, joyful life, and hospitable people, then Tunisia's cultural and gastronomic tours are 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 you, 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 within your budget. Enjoy every minute of this cultural tour 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 and special dining to discover the authentic staples of Tunisian cuisine.

You will visit with a small group or individually if you prefer customized tours to the capital of Ifriqiya. For five centuries, Kairouan was a great learning center for the diffusion of Arabo-Muslim civilization. Kairouan bears a unique witness to the first centuries of this Islamic settlement in Tunisia with a thriving civilization and a new architectural and urban development style. 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 into 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 and narrow and winding streets; as in most of the North African Capitals, a fortifying wall will 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 represents Muslim art's most ancient sculpted facade. 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 customized Tunisia tour. 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. Welcome to Tunisia

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 of Tunis and its satellites. Our first exploration of this unique cultural and historical walking tour starts with a visit to the Medina of Tunis*, one of the first Arab-Muslim towns of the Maghreb (698 A.D.). With its souks, urban fabric, 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 the 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 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 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 has come to an end. Tonight, we will treat ourselves to a typical Tunisian restaurant with live music. Please return to 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*, which covers an area of approximately 75 ha. A local archeology guide will give us a special tour of the Dougga site. These monumental ruins of an entire city with all its components testify to more than 17 centuries of history. They are outstanding examples 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. Kairouan remained Maghreb's principal holy city despite transferring the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century. Kairouan's rich architectural heritage includes the Great Mosque, 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 stadium in North Africa, a huge arena that could hold up to 35,000 spectators, 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. Our first stop will be Sousse, an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909) and 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. We visit the Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis in the afternoon. 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 by 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

Hotels Used:

DEPARTING FINISHING SEATS TOTAL IN USD
Sat 4 May 2024 Sat 11 May 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 11 May 2024 Sat 18 May 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 18 May 2024 Sat 25 May 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 25 May 2024 Sat 1 Jun 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 1 Jun 2024 Sat 8 Jun 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 8 Jun 2024 Sat 15 Jun 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 15 Jun 2024 Sat 22 Jun 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 22 Jun 2024 Sat 29 Jun 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 29 Jun 2024 Sat 6 Jul 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 6 Jul 2024 Sat 13 Jul 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 13 Jul 2024 Sat 20 Jul 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 20 Jul 2024 Sat 27 Jul 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 27 Jul 2024 Sat 3 Aug 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 3 Aug 2024 Sat 10 Aug 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 10 Aug 2024 Sat 17 Aug 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 17 Aug 2024 Sat 24 Aug 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 24 Aug 2024 Sat 31 Aug 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 31 Aug 2024 Sat 7 Sep 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 7 Sep 2024 Sat 14 Sep 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 14 Sep 2024 Sat 21 Sep 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 21 Sep 2024 Sat 28 Sep 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 28 Sep 2024 Sat 5 Oct 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 5 Oct 2024 Sat 12 Oct 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 12 Oct 2024 Sat 19 Oct 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 19 Oct 2024 Sat 26 Oct 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 26 Oct 2024 Sat 2 Nov 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 2 Nov 2024 Sat 9 Nov 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 9 Nov 2024 Sat 16 Nov 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 16 Nov 2024 Sat 23 Nov 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 23 Nov 2024 Sat 30 Nov 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 30 Nov 2024 Sat 7 Dec 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 7 Dec 2024 Sat 14 Dec 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 14 Dec 2024 Sat 21 Dec 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 21 Dec 2024 Sat 28 Dec 2024 Available $2185 RESERVATION
Sat 28 Dec 2024 Sat 4 Jan 2025 Available $2185 RESERVATION

Cost per person: $2185 USD

Single supplement: $285 USD

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