Djerba Culture & history

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Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

1. Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

After pickup from your hotel, stop to admire the Roman road that connects the island to the mainland. Continue to the Berber village of Guellala, before visiting an old pottery workshop and a museum of arts and local culture. Next up, you'll cross Berber villages to reach El Ghriba synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Africa. Visit a village made famous for its graffiti after the Djerbahood street art project, before heading in the direction of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba. Wander through a colorful market filled with fresh fish, spices, vegetables, and fruits. Visit a covered souk to appreciate the work of local craftsmen, then continue to a weaving workshop, where you'll enjoy a demonstration along with a cup of green tea. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Djerba: Half-Day Island Tour

2. Djerba: Half-Day Island Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation on Djerba and head first to an ancient Roman roadway that connects the island to the mainland. Enjoy the sea view and listen as your guide explains the tour program and some interesting anecdotes about Djerba, the largest island in Northern Africa.  Continue to Guellala, a small village known for its incredible artisanal pottery. Visit the famous heritage museum that documents Djerbian life and traditions. Then attend a pottery product manufacturing demonstration and learn the secrets of creating these incredible pieces. Get acquainted with the religious history of the island with a visit to the famous synagogue of Djerba, built by Jews seeking refuge after the destruction of the Temple of Salomon. Head to the nearby village of Djerba Hood to Admire the street art along atmospheric alleyways. Finally, head to Houmt Souk, the capital of the island where you will have free time to walk the narrow streets and explore the colorful market.

Djerba Island: Half-Day Tour with Driver

3. Djerba Island: Half-Day Tour with Driver

Explore two of the most-visited attractions of Djerba with the aid of a local driver. If you’re interested in art and architecture, this tour is a perfect combination of them both. Start your half-day tour with a trip to discover the open-sky graffiti museum of Djerbahood. The town of Erriadh in Djerba has hosted the works of around 100 artists of 30 different nationalities. Erriadh, an authentic and traditional town, has become a major place of expression for artists from diverse cultures. Don’t miss this worldwide panorama of street art and an essential cultural attraction in Tunisia. Continue your tour to the nearby Synagogue of El Ghriba, the most important synagogue in Djerba and the oldest in Tunisia. This 19th- century building is in a white compound 1km south of the medina. Enter the synagogue to see its lovely interior, featuring columns painted in blue, multicolor tiles, stained glass and wooden furniture. The inner sanctuary, with its elevated pulpit, is said to contain one of the oldest Torahs in the world. The tour ends with a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Djerba

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Great tour. It's a must if you want to know the island. This tour will allow to pass by the main points of Djerba. The tour guide is really really really nice, friendly, with a lot of knowledge, helpul and very funny. Also the driver, Ali, is super nice! I totally recommend this tour for anyone that is interested to understand Djerba and its culture.

Private island tour with Salem (driver) and Khalil (guide). Excellent experience, Khalil is a passionate guide who explains the history of Djerba from -600 to today...I highly recommend this activity.

Very nice visit with his very nice driver. However, we paid for a private visit and we had another couple with us... Too bad. And we didn't do the weaving workshop with the cup of tea either.

Both the owner of Depart Travel Services and our guide for the day were amazing! We learned so much and had a GREAT time!

Many thanks to Husain and Ahmed. We are glad we booked here and not at the hotel. We can 100% recommend this tour.