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  Tunisia
  Discover this northernmost country of Africa, which for over 3000 years has witnessed the passage of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantine, Turks, Spanish and French.  They came as fugitives or adventurers, to conquer or to claim, warriors and missionaries, traders and farmers each leaving a part of their story in stone or mosaics on the hills of Carthage, the threshold of the Sahara.

DAYS  8 days / 7 nights
DEPARTURE  Tunis 
HOLIDAY TYPE  Private Tour 
DEPARTURE DATES      Daily (tailored to suit) 
                                     
 
ITINERARY   
   
Day 1
Tunis - Hammamet
Welcome to Tunisia.  Arrival transfer to your hotel. (D)
Day 2

Day 3
Hammamet - Sousse - Sfax - Gabes
Today travel to Sousse via El Djem, one of the best preserved Roman monuments in Tunisia.  Continue to Sfax - the capital of the south.  Visit the impressive Tunisian Maritim Oasis at Gabes, the old town and famous spice markets.  (B,D)
Day 4
Gabes - Djerba
This morning visit the exotic island oasis of Djerba.  See Bhriba, one of the oldest synagogues in the world.  Visit Guellala, a Djebian village famous for it's pottery.  Afternoon at leisure. (B,L,D)
Day 5
Djerba - Matmata - Douz - Kabili
Depart for Matmata, the first Berber village and the fascinating troglodyte homes.  This afternoon depart to Douz, gateway to the desert.  OPTIONAL camel ride.  Continue to Kebili the most important of the Nafzaoua Oasis bordering on Chott El Djerid, the largest salt pan of the Sahara.  (B,L,D)
Day 6
Kabili - Tozeur
Morning departure to Tozeur via Chott el Djerid.  Visit the old town and the traditional Museum of Art and Culture.  Afternoon at leisure or take an OPTIONAL tour to Chebika and Tamerza to the age old Berber vilages.  (B,L,D)
Day 7
Tozeur - Hammamet or Tunis
Today depart for Gafsa via Metaoui.  Visit the city and the famous ancient Roman pools then onto Sbetila and ancient Sufetula.  Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kairouan, visit the great Mosque and old Medina. (B,L,D)
Day 8
Tunis departure
Departure transfer to the airport (B)
   
Inclusions
  • Private transfers and touring in A/C transportation
  • Daily breakfast, dinner and 4 lunches
  • Escorted throughout by English speaking guides
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Travel notes
   
Notes
  • Optional visits to War Graves available.
  • Alternative options in Tunisia including combinations with Egypt are available


   

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