The remote Berber villages of Tunisia's Atlas Mountains are about as far away from modernity as you can get.Your adventure begins the moment you leave your hotel for Tanit Med oil factory. Using the best quality olives in the area, you'll take part in a tasting session with traditional bread. Then it's on to Dar Zaghouan cottage for a cookery demonstration and lunch. Next, you'll drop by the Roman-era Zaghouan Water Temple en route to little-visited Uthina. You'll round off the day with a visit to Château Bacchus vineyard where you'll sample some fine Tunisian wines.
The past is part of the landscape in Tunisia and nowhere more so than Kairouan – the country's holiest city – and in the Roman colosseum of El Jem. You'll make a pilgrimage back in time to both during this history-drenched full day excursion.Kick off in the walled city of Kairouan. Visit Africa's second-oldest mosque and explore the crumbling medina quarter. The interior of the Great Mosque is dazzling. The ornate tiles, intricate carpets and pine-shaped chandeliers are beguiling and even the drains are beautifully decorated. Next, marvel at the elaborate tiles and stucco of the Sidi Sahbi mausoleum then wander the medina's meandering alleys of whitewashed houses with faded blue and green doors and window frames.There's a stop for lunch at midday before visiting El Jem Colosseum, the third-largest built by the Romans. During its heyday, up to 35,000 spectators would pack its steep stands to watch gladiatorial fights and chariot races.
Prepare for an adventure that takes in Tunisia's Roman roots and pirate past. You'll visit an amphitheatre to rival that of Rome with a tour of El Jem – an ancient colosseum where gladiator games once took place. Then, take to the waves for a swashbuckling afternoon at sea that includes swim stops, lunch and drinks aboard a replica pirate galley.
An evening of edge-of-your-seat adventure awaits at Medinat Alzahra dinner show. Transporting you through 3,000 years of Tunisian history, you'll see clashing swords, thundering hooves and cannonballs fly in this entertainment extravaganza. What's more, you'll get a feast of local cuisine and free flowing wine as the perfect side dish to your evening.Like a living museum, Tunisian history and heritage are very much a part of the Medinat Alzahra experience. Even the venue is special – all horseshoe arches, motifs and domes, it's every bit the ancient Moorish castle. Greeted by a Bedouin tent scene complete with purebred Arab horses, traditional bread making and even a bit of belly dancing, you'll head to the banquet hall for dinner.After a feast of traditional fare, you're led to a lakeside amphitheatre to be dazzled by a spectacular light and laser show – every flash and bang designed to represent a moment in Tunisia's past. But it's not just strobes and spotlights. You'll also watch stuntmen, sword fights and acrobats bring history to life on this unforgettable night.
There's still no better way to explore a desert than on the back of a camel. This camel caravan adventure allows you to become sultan of the sands and discover aspects of traditional country life in Tunisia.
Leaving behind the well-trodden tourist trails, this quad bike safari takes you even deeper into the Tunisian countryside. Rev and roar your way along dusty tracks and trails, and feel the exhilaration of sightseeing at a fast pace.After a quick safety briefing on how to use your quad bike, you'll be ready to grasp the adventure before you with both hands. You'll set off in a guided convoy to see all the shades and shapes of the Tunisian countryside near Port El Kantaoui.Criss-cross down different tracks and manoeuvre your quad bike over bumps and bends like a pro. By the end, you'll be ready to jump in a pool, but there's nothing quite as adrenaline-charged as a quad bike adventure.
This half-day tour provides an introduction to a few of the Sousse region's highlights. We'll kick off your morning of exploration at the whitewashed, clifftop town of Hergla. It's known for raffia artisans - who weave all kinds of designs out of this dried palm leaf - as well as being the site of ancient Horrea Caelia during the Roman period. Then, you'll swap sandy coves for the hustle and bustle of Sousse. Once you arrive, you'll head into its maze of a medina, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fine Arab architecture, unchanged for centuries.
Combining local markets and wine tasting, this full-day tour is a celebration of all the Tunisian tastes. You'll start off by haggling and wandering around one of North Africa's largest street markets – Nabeul - before heading into the wine-growing region for a tasting and lunch at Château Bacchus.Arriving into Nabeul's Friday market, you'll see an array of colourful things – from local pottery, to embroidery, mats, perfume and all the fruits and vegetables that have been piled high. Watch locals go about their daily shop, and go off in search of your own souvenirs to take home.After some free time in the market maze, you'll travel into the wine-growing region, set among scented orange, lemon and olive groves, to Château Bacchus. A freshly-prepared lunch will be served alongside a selection of wines for you to sip and slurp – but be warned, you don't spit it out in a Tunisian wine tasting.
Carthage was the capital of ancient Rome's greatest rival and the site of a titanic clash of civilisations. Today, its ruins bear testament to Rome's ultimate victory, as you'll discover during this tour, which also takes in Sidi Bou Said.Under leaders such as Hannibal, Carthage was one of the greatest powers of the ancient world. See ruins such as the Baths of Antoninus, aristocratic villas, the amphitheatre and the Tophet sacrificial site.Next, you'll visit Sidi Bou Said, a clifftop village of cobbled alleys fringed by whitewashed houses with blue doors and window shutters. The views over Tunis Bay are the icing on the cake.
Two of Tunisia's coastal cities will be in focus on this full day tour, rounded off with a typical lunch at a country farm. First up is the grand Bourguiba mausoleum in Monastir. Resting place of the late president Habib Bourguiba, known as the father of Tunisian Independence, take a look around its golden dome, surrounded by two 82ft minarets. You'll also catch a glimpse of the Ribat of Monastir. Next is Mahdia, with its foreboding El Kebir fortress on the highest point of the peninsula. Head into the spice-scented medina, breaking for a coffee in the winter sun, before lunch at a rustic farm made using ingredients grown there.
Travel in style with the full VIP service at Enfidha–Hammamet Airport. Avoid all the usual hassle as you're fast-tracked through check-in and security to enjoy unlimited drinks, snacks and more in the exclusive departure lounge. An altogether more relaxed way to round off your stay.Make your wait at the airport a breeze. The VIP service sees you sail through check-in and security with fast track – giving you more time to take advantage of the comfortable VIP Lounge and all its benefits.Inside, you've access to complimentary coffee, tea, water, soft drinks and snacks, as well as selected alcoholic beverages. What's more, there's access to TV, magazines and newspapers too, allowing you to relax right up to take off.
Bartering for bargains in Tunisia's spice-scented souks is fun, but if you want a stress-free shopping experience, head to Sousse Mall. Take advantage of our easy transport option to this sleek, modern mall full of top Tunisian fashion outlets and plenty of places to eat. And as everything has a fixed price, there's no need to haggle.