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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.