The Most Comprehensive Day Tour of Tunis, Carthage & Sidi Bou Said including the Treasures of the Bardo Museum.
A complete tour of all the most famous sites of Tunis & environs. Included is walking tour of the center of Tunis: both the Medina & Ville Nouvelle. We will see the historic mosques & churches, squares, palaces, city gates, narrow alleyways and colourful souks with traditional handicrafts. We continue to the National Bardo Museum*, which houses the world's premier collection of ancient Roman mosaics, as well as an excellent array of exhibits spanning from prehistoric to modern times (*the Bardo is closed on Mondays). To legendary Carthage, where we will visit the Byrsa Hill, the Punic ports from where Hannibal set sail, the Carthaginian Tophet (necropolis) & the Imperial Roman Antonine Baths - which were the 3rd largest in the world. Optional visit to the WWII North African American War Cemetery. No day would be complete without a walk through Sidi Bou Said. This picturesque village is famous for its blue & white architecture & magnificent views. Return to your hotel in Tunis.
Tour Duration: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
The sequence of visits may change according to season and opening hours of museums/sites.
We start the day with a walking tour of the center of Tunis: the Medina & Ville Nouvelle. We see the historic mosques & churches, squares, palaces, city gates, narrow alleyways & colorful souks with traditional handicrafts. We continue to the National Bardo Museum, which houses the world's premier collection of ancient Roman mosaics, and other excellent exhibits. After lunch, we visit legendary Carthage. Visits include: Byrsa Hill, the Carthage Museum, the Punic ports from where Hannibal set sail, the Carthaginian Tophet (necropolis) and the Imperial Roman Antonine Baths. Optional visit to the WWII North African American War Cemetery (open Mon-Fri, free). We end with a walk through Sidi Bou Said, the picturesque village famous for its blue & white architecture, magnificent views and which has attracted artists & celebrities since the early 20th century
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up and drop off at any location in or around Tunis.
End location: Pick up and drop off at any location in or around Tunis.
Duration: 8 hours
NB: The Bardo Museum is closed on MONDAYS. On Mondays, we can replace the Bardo Museum with a visit to the remaining stretches of the impressive Roman Aqueduct which fed Carthage, near Mohammedia. Some areas of of the Tunis Medina are closed on SUNDAYS. Please notify me in advance if you wish to see the North African American War Cemetery at Carthage (open Mon-Fri) free entrance) which has excellent information about WWII in Tunisia, the North African Campaign & Operation Torch.
New car, Renault Symbol or similar.
Full Day Guided Tour
Transportation in an Air Conditioned new vehicle (Renault Symbol or similar), gas & parking fees.
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Tunisian Dinars - Approx. $25 per person: $10 for entrance tickets & photo fees to the Bardo Museum & Carthage, the rest for lunch & beverages.
Lunch, Beverages and any personal expenses.
Entrance tickets & photo fees at Carthage & the Bardo Museum are to be paid by you, as noted above.
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Moez was a delightful tour guide. He arrived on time (well before the scheduled pick-up time). He was informative, yet listened enough to know when I had enough of history. He made sure I felt comfortable throughout the day. He was very attentive to my needs and requests. Friendly, knowledgeable, and has a sense of humor. In regards to the tour itself - highly recommend. Covers the highlights of Tunis (and surroundings). Especially if you have limited time in the area.
Anna Irena Budzinski