Kairouan's Historic Center & the Roman Amphitheater & Villas of El Djem
An excellent day tour from Tunis, combining the most important and famous monuments of Islamic and Roman history. We visit Kairouan, with the oldest mosque in Tunisia and "Mosque of the Barber", as well as a walking tour of this picturesque town. In the afternoon, we head to El Djem to see the magnificent Roman Amphitheater, villas and masterpieces of mosaic in the El Djem Archaeological Museum.
Departure Time: 7:30 Return Time 17. 30 (approximate times, depending on season)
Price depends on the number of persons
A 2 hour drive takes us to Kairouan, the first Islamic city established by Arabs in the Maghreb in the 7th century. We visit the historic monuments of Kairouan including the Great Mosque, North Africa's oldest & most historically important mosque & the Zaouia of Sidi Sahab, also known as "The Mosque of the Barber"; We also see the Aghlabid basins and e a walking tour through the medina of Kairouan, stopping to admire the traditional houses, weaving looms, bakeries & markets. .
After lunch, to El Djem (ancient Thysdrus) to see its magnificent Roman amphitheater, which used to stage wild beast & gladiator fights. Built in the 3rd century BC, it had an estimated capacity of 30, 000. Next we visit the opulent Roman villas discovered here, including the "House of Africa" & splendid mosaics in the Archaeological Museum - startling in their beauty & excellent state of preservation.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel
End location: Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Renault Symbol or similar. New condition. Fits up to 3 adults comfortably, or 3 adults + 1 child. I can also drive a Renault minivan with space for 8 adults.
Full Day Guided Tour, Transportation (fuel, tolls, parking), Pick up and return from your hotel in Tunis, Hammamet or Sousse.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Tunisian Dinars - Approx. $25 per person, for Entrance & camera fees at Kairouan & El Djem, lunch and beverages.
Entrance fees to sites & museums, lunch, beverages.
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