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Tunis: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

1. Tunis: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Start with a pickup from Tunis and head to Carthage for a guided tour. Admire ancient landmarks and sweeping views of the coast. Learn how Carthage was destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C. but that excavations since have revealed homes, sewage systems, and the remains of the city walls. Continue the tour to the picturesque Sidi-Bou-Said, famous for cobbled streets and blue-and-white houses. Soak in panoramic views across the Mediterranean. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and get a taste of regional cuisine. Finally, reach the bustling Tunis Medina, a UNESCO-listed location. Wander around the array of colorful stalls and soak up the unique mix of sights and scents. Mingle with the locals as you follow your guide towards the Al-Zaytuna Mosque at the center of the Medina. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your hotel.

Tunis: Medina, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Private Tour

2. Tunis: Medina, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Private Tour

Discover Tunis’ fascinating back-stories on a full-day, private tour with a history-loving guide. Featured highlights include the ruins of Carthage, Sidi Bou Said Andalusian Village, the Medina of Tunis, and the Bardo Museum By exploring with private transport and a personal guide, you’ll get straight to the most interesting places, making the most of your limited time in the city. - The Tour will start with a pick up from your hotel or specific address. - Visit the Tunis Medina - Visit the Bardo Museum ( on Monday the Museum is closed ) - Visit the different sites of Carthage - Visit the Andalusian village of Sidi Bou Said - Drop off at your hotel or address. During the day we will have time for you to have a break for Lunch , I will show you several places where you can choose from depending on your budget and requirement . Also on request we can visit the American WWII cemetery

Carthage: Guided Bike Tour of the Archaeological Site

3. Carthage: Guided Bike Tour of the Archaeological Site

Start the tour close to the Tophet, the first site you will visit. The meeting point is possible to access by car or train. Meet your guide and get kitted out with a bike. Then, set off to explore the most important ruins of the site including the Tophet, Punic Ports, Baths of Antoninus, Villas Romaines, Byrsa Hill, Saint Louis Cathedral, and Carthage Aqueduct. Ask the guide to stop at any point to take photos and see the ruins more closely. The tour offers several spectacular views of the sea and to the city of Tunis. Loop back round to finish the tour where you started from.

From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

4. From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

Explore the history of Tunisia on this half-day tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said from Tunis. First you’ll visit Carthage, founded in 814 B.C. The earliest settlements can still be seen on Byrsa Hill, just below the renowned Carthage National Museum. See the remains of two port basins, evidence of Carthaginian mastery of the sea. Discover the Tophet, a burial ground and a sanctuary of ancient deities.   Continue to Sidi Bou Said, a 5-kilometer drive from Carthage. This picturesque town is perched high on a cliff top overlooking the Mediterranean. Stroll through winding cobbled streets, and admire the whitewashed buildings with contrasting blue doors and ornate window grids. Wander around the boutiques and shop for souvenirs, or relax in a Moorish cafe. Afterwards you’ll be dropped off back in Tunis.

Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Medina Private Day Trip

5. Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Medina Private Day Trip

Start the day with pickup at your Tunis hotel. Make the 25-minute trip to Carthage in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, and spot some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way. Explore the city with your guide, taking in ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Learn about how Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed homes, sewage systems, and the remains of the city walls. After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant. Make the final stop of the day in the Tunis medina, the city’s UNESCO-listed old city. Follow your guide through the narrow streets to the Zitouna Mosque, a traditional cap-makers market, and Tunis colorful perfume market. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Tunis.

Carthage: Walking Tour of Archaeological Sites and Ruins

6. Carthage: Walking Tour of Archaeological Sites and Ruins

The meeting point (our agency) is accessible by car or train. Meet your guide and start the adventure. Start the tour in Tophet, the first site you will visit. Then, explore the site's most important ruins, including the Tophet, Punic Ports, Antonine Baths, Roman Villas, Byrsa Hill, St. Louis Cathedral, and Carthage Aqueduct. the guide to stop at any time to take photos and see the ruins up close. The visit offers several spectacular views of the sea and the city of Tunis. Loop around to end the tour where you started.

From Sousse: Day Trip to Carthage, Tunis and Sidi Bou

7. From Sousse: Day Trip to Carthage, Tunis and Sidi Bou

Be picked up at your accommodation in Sousse and head to Carthage. Learn about the history of Carthage and see city ruins at The Carthage National Museum. Visit the American Cemetery, where 3000 WWII soldiers were buried. The Cemetary is a few acres in size and is filled with flowers and a variety of century-old trees. Next, you’ll head to Sidi Bou, known for its blue and white streets. Here you’ll explore the alleyways of the area and see architecture that is typical of the area. Visit the Palace Nejma Ezzahra. Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, it was once the residence of Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger. Travel to Dar Alaïa at the peak of the hill in Sidi Bou Saïd. Dar Alaïa is a tribute to Ezzedine Alai. In the afternoon you’ll visit the Bardo Museum. Famous for its collection of Roman mosaics, which is the largest and richest collection in the world. Travel to Tunis and explore Tunis Medina. See Zitouna Mosque, which is the second oldest Mosque in Africa. After you visit, you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation in Sousse.

From Tunis: Unesco World Heritage Tour

8. From Tunis: Unesco World Heritage Tour

Start the tour with pick up from your accommodation in Tunis. First, drive to Carthage - a historic city located on a hill next to the Gulf of Tunis. The city was founded by the Phoenicians and contains extensive archaeological ruins. Take a tour through this Unesco listed town, learning about the central role the city played in Antiquity and in the Punic Wars.  Next, set off to explore Kairouan - another historic settlement which was founded in 670 AD and flourished under the Aghlabid Dynasty in the 9th Century. Discover the Great Mosque, the Aglabits Bassins, and Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum. Also, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the narrow streets of the old Medina. Stop for a typical lunch in a local restaurant to recharge at your own expense. After lunch, proceed to the small village of El Jem to explore the impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa. Find out about how this huge amphitheater could hold up to 35,000 spectators. Marvel at this 3rd-century monument which illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome. Finally, return to Tunis where you will be dropped back at your accommodation and the tour concludes.

Sousse: Sidi Bousaid, Carthage, Medina of Tunis Daytrip

9. Sousse: Sidi Bousaid, Carthage, Medina of Tunis Daytrip

Discover Sidi Bousaid beautiful architecture, admire the beauty of one of the highest hills of the region. Walk the narrow streets of Sidi Bousaid and enjoy the best mediterranean view. Arrive at the ruins of carthage and explore three of the greatest roman sites. Explore the ancient Medina of tunis immerse yourself in the cultural and artisanal riches of the ancient city of Tunis.

Tunis Airport to Tunis City Center Private Transfer

10. Tunis Airport to Tunis City Center Private Transfer

Meet your driver near the orange box in the airport; they will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Climb into a comfortable vehicle and enjoy a safe and comfortable transfer from the airport to your hotel.  Take advantage of this convenient service which means you won't need to wait for a taxi or navigate public transportation when you arrive. Receive a free bottle of water during the journey.

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4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

My guide, Bouthheina, was wonderful! She was a wealth of knowledge and made the areas we visited really come to life. I would have never been able to enjoy Carthage, especially, without her history lessons. And Sidi Boo Said was beautiful. This private tour was the very best part of my visit to Tunisia. Thank you, Boutheina, for your lively conversation and amazing attention to every detail to make this visit extra special!

It was an excursion that we will remember for a lifetime. Tunisia is amazing and the sightseeings that is in in excursion too..but!!!! Without Atef this excursion would be meaningless. He showed us the real heart of the city of Tunis. He was an excellent tour guide. The worlds are not enough to describe how beautiful time we have.

The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and very accommodating. The driver was excellent and considerate of the heat.

Extraordinary places, carefully kept. The tour was well organized with a well trained Italian guide Hatem ☺️

Top guide, very detailed and yet very entertaining. All requests have been met. Gladly again and again!!