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.
Kairouan's old town echoes Tunisia's past, with a laidback pace compared to the country's modern side. On this tour, you'll make a pilgrimage to one of the holiest city's in the land. You'll discover history-drenched locations such as the Roman colosseum of El Jem, Africa's second oldest mosque and the medina.Kick-off in Kairouan's medina. Protected by sandstone walls, the old town offers quiet narrow streets, white-washed houses with brightly painted shutters and brick-laid archways, perfect for exploring. Next up on the agenda is the Great Mosque. Ornate tiles, intricate carpets and pine-shaped chandeliers create a blissful atmosphere.Stop for a lunch break, then finish your tour with a trip to El Jem Colosseum. During its heyday, this ancient stadium could hold up to 35,000 spectators who would watch gladiatorial fights and chariots race, a testament of what once was the great Roman Empire.
The desert sands of Tunisia are sprinkled with Hollywood stardust. This two-day tour takes you to some of the country's top silver screen settings. You'll visit ancient Roman ruins and rock-carved underground houses, cross a vast salt lake and enjoy a night in a secluded oasis at the gates of the Sahara.Begin your sandy adventure at El Jem Colosseum. This ancient Roman stadium used to seat 35,000 spectators, entertained by gladiatorial fights and chariot races. After your cultural fix, you'll head over to Matmata, for lunch and a visit to the rock-cut cave homes that starred in the Star Wars franchise. Finish the day in your very own oasis for an overnight stay in Douz, the ‘gateway to the desert".In the morning, you'll cross Chott el Djerid, a rust-washed salt lake, before hopping into a 4x4 for a ride to Onk Jemal, where you'll explore the film set city built exclusively for Star Wars. After lunch, you'll end the tour with a stop in Kairouan, for those Instagram-worthy pictures.
With an amphitheatre to rival that of Rome, El Jem makes for a fascinating trip back in time. You'll travel from Port El Kantaoui to the colosseum to have a look around. Then it's off to the museum to learn even more about the games and battles that took place there.You'll be stepping into the age of Gladiator on this half-day tour, which includes a visit to the largest colosseum in North Africa. Once you arrive, you'll have time to explore, taking in the wonder of this vast historic space and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It could once hold up to an incredible 35,000 spectators who came to cheer and jeer the games and battles unfolding on stage.You'll also have the chance to admire how El Jem, formerly Thysdrus, was hugely important during the time of the Roman Empire. Then cap off your visit at nearby El Jem Museum, where a selection of Roman mosaics and exhibitions on the games provide a captivating insight.
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.
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 snacks aboard a replica pirate galley.This UNESCO World-Heritage site of El Jem is soaked in history. You'll be captivated by its stone-cut walls, fine-tuned archways and three-floor facade, a testament of glory to what was the Roman Empire. Take a seat in the age-old stadium and admire the arena below, just like they did in times gone by.Then, we'll cast off from Monastir harbour into the Mediterranean, just as the Barbary pirates did for centuries. But while they struck fear into European coastal communities as far afield as Iceland, we'll be going out to have wholehearted fun. There'll be stops to dive into the sea for swimming and plenty of time to dry off on-board while chillin' with water drinks and munching on snacks.
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.
Many places that trade on their pirate past, but few can actually match Tunisia's authentic heritage in this department. Now you can immerse yourself in this swashbuckling world with a day at sea, which includes swimming and snorkelling stops as well as snacks and drinks on board this replica pirate galley.Your adventure begins the moment we sail from Sousse harbour into the Mediterranean, just as the Barbary pirates did for centuries. But while they struck fear into European coastal communities as far afield as Iceland, we'll be going out to have wholehearted fun. Lots of fun.There'll be stops to dive into the sea for swimming and snorkelling – and plenty of time to dry off on-board while chillin' with soft drinks and munching on snacks. As a fun morning for the whole family, this pirate adventure in a replica Barbary galley is hard to beat.
Friguia Park is more than a zoo – it's an animal kingdom where you can see and meet everything from antelopes to zebras. As you walk along elevated wooden platforms, you can observe more than 60 species of animals. This unguided morning trip – when the sun and heat have yet to move through the gears – is an ideal outing for all the family.
This half-day tour provides an introduction to a few of the Sousse region's highlights. You'll visit two places – the hilltop town of Hergla and the Medina of Sousse.
The remote Berber villages of Tunisia's Atlas Mountains are about as far away from modernity as you can get. You'll be whisked away in a 4x4 to visit a local olive oil factory, as well as the Roman ruins of Zaghouan and Uthina.
Combining local markets and wine tasting, this full-day tour is a celebration of all the flavours of Tunisia. 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 at Nabeul's Friday market, you'll immerse yourself in eye-catching stalls. From local pottery and embroidery to arabesque-style carpets, perfumes and spices, there's something for everyone. 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, to Château Bacchus, set among scented orange, lemon and olive groves. A freshly-prepared lunch will be served alongside a selection of wines for you to sip.
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 pure-bred 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.
Look no further than the Zulu dinner show for an evening of Tunisian fun. Tribal groups, belly dancers and Berber drummers come together to deliver this entertainment extravaganza, which will have you on your feet. What's more, you'll tuck into a sumptuous banquet with free-flowing drinks. The tour has all the ingredients for an evening to remember.You'll be picked up from your hotel and transported to Friguia Animal Park, Tunisia's first zoo. On arrival, there's free time to explore the park and get up close to tigers, elephants, giraffes and more animals which roam around large, natural-style enclosures.Then, it's on to the main event. Take your seat in the Shaka restaurant, a circular thatched tent where you'll spend the rest of the evening. The show kicks off in style with a belly dance performance, followed by infectious drumming, tribal dances and melodic songs by African folklore groups. All this while you feast on hearty Tunisian cuisine, washed down with unlimited wine and soft drinks.