Kairouan & El Djem - Day Trip from Tunis, Sousse or Hammamet

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Tour Number

Activity Level

283903


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), Spanish (basic), German (fluent), Arabic (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

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

Itinerary

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

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

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.

What’s Extra

Entrance fees to sites & museums, lunch, beverages.

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour was excellent. I have no observations. Everything went perfect. Good attitude, friendly, on time. I would recommend him to anyone.
Patricio Pinto

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