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The National Bardo Museum

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Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said & Bardo Museum Private Tour

1. Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said & Bardo Museum Private Tour

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, then return to Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, whose exhibits display Roman mosaics, early Islamic ceramics, and rare Phoenician artifacts. 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.

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

2. 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.

Tunis: Bardo National Museum and Tunis Medina Half-Day Tour

3. Tunis: Bardo National Museum and Tunis Medina Half-Day Tour

Take a half-day tour to discover the culture and history of Tunisia with a visit to the Bardo National Museum and the Media of Tunis. After pickup from your hotel, start at the museum. Located in a former palace, the Bardo National Museum is famous for its incredible collection of Roman mosaics taken from archaeological sites all over the country. Admire the stunning mosaics, and other important finds from Tunisia’s archaeological sites. Continue to the Medina of Tunis, one of the best-preserved Islamic cities in the world. Walk through the meandering streets, and discover the architectural styles of the residential quarters. Enjoy the activity and excitement of the souks. See the great Al-Zaytuna Mosque, passing through Souk Echaouchia, the traditional cap makers market, and the perfume market of Souk El Attarine. Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Bardo National Museum: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. Bardo National Museum: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Get the most out of your visit to Bardo National Museum with this convenient skip-the-line entry ticket and guided tour in one. Since your museum admission is valid for the site’s full opening hours, you’ll have the flexibility to arrive at a time that’s convenient for you. Skip the lines outside and immediately start discovering the museum’s artifacts that go from ancient Roman to Islamic artwork. Get to know the museum’s exhibitions during your exclusive guided tour. The Bardo National Museum is a jewel of Tunisian heritage. It is housed in an old Beylic palace dating back to the 19th century. The museum retraces, through its collections, a big part of Tunisia’s history (from prehistory to the contemporary epoch) and contains the largest collection of mosaics in the world, including the famous mosaic representing Virgil, the poet. The quality and the rarity of many of the museum’s pieces bear witness to the country’s historical richness and uniqueness.

Tunis: Full-Day Local Towns Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

5. Tunis: Full-Day Local Towns Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

The day begins with pickup from your Tunis hotel and heads off on the 25 minute trip to Carthage. Arrive in this charming seaside suburb and enjoy a guided tour, marvelling at 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 next, boasting panoramic views across the Mediterranean. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and get a taste of regional cuisine. After lunch, return to Tunis and visit the impressive National Bardo Museum where you can find Roman mosaics, early Islamic ceramics, and rare Phoenician artifacts. The final stop of the day is 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 Governorate: Full-Day Tour

6. Tunis Governorate: Full-Day Tour

Set off to explore Tunis and its surroundings. The getaway will start with the Old Medina, the economic heart of the city, and a monument classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the narrow alleys and discover the monuments, the history, and the unique architecture of this site. Visit the famous Zitouna mosque, the Medresas, and the Kasbah. Then, head to the Bardo Museum, the richest in the world in terms of the Roman mosaics collection. Meet Virgil, Neptune, and learn more about the civilizations that occupied Tunisia. In the afternoon, discover the ruins of Carthage, the Punic city invaded by the Romans. Admire these monuments and discover the hill of Byrsa, the Punic port, the Antonine Baths, and other UNESCO World Heritage sites. At the end of the day, take advantage of free time to stroll in the alleys of Sidi Bou Said, with its white walls and blue doors which dominate the bay of Tunis.

Tunis: Private Full-Day Tunisia Highlights Tour

7. Tunis: Private Full-Day Tunisia Highlights Tour

Start the day with pickup at your hotel in Tunis. Make the 25-minute trip to Carthage in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, spotting some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way. Explore the city with your guide, marveling at ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed five-story homes, sewage systems, and the remains of city walls that once stretched 21 miles across Byrsa Hill. After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean Sea. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, the exhibits of which display Roman mosaics, early Islamic ceramics, and rare Phoenician artifacts. 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. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Tunis.

Tunis: Guided Tour with Bardo Museum, El-Zitouna, and Medina

8. Tunis: Guided Tour with Bardo Museum, El-Zitouna, and Medina

Start with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation and make your way to Tunis. Explore Tunisia's economic, cultural, and political capital with a professional guide. Visit the Bardo National Museum, which is home to a vast collection of archeological artifacts and artwork from various civilizations. See the famous Roman mosaics on display at the museum. Discover other antiquities of interest from Ancient Greece, Carthage, and modern Tunisia. Next, travel to the Medina of Tunis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the El-Zituna Mosque located at the center of the Medina. Admire the structure's stunning interior and exterior design, which is the ultimate expression of Tunisian architecture, and the second-oldest mosque in Africa. Explore some of the winding streets of the Medina, which contains over 700 significant monuments and palaces. Enjoy some lunch in a local restaurant, before being returned to your hotel.

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What people are saying about The National Bardo Museum

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Exceptional experience. Private car with driver and guide. A luxury. Very well organized, the guide prepared and attentive at all times to our needs. You feel as if a friend took you in his car to visit his city, but with the preparation of a professional guide.

We had a wonderful adventure. Be aware that your guide may encourage you to buy items from her preferred vendors, who *may* be charging higher prices for a kickback. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

The museum is a marvel that goes beyond all expectations. Excellent support from the guide, always punctual and helping to better understand the wonders kept in this splendid museum

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