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Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

1. Djerba: Half-Day Djerba Island Tour

After pickup from your hotel, head to the Roman town of Meninx to visit the ancient ruins. 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 El Ghriba Synagogue

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Mohammed and Ismael were very nice, had a lot of patience when we shopped. Always waited for us. Everyone should do this tour on Djerba you can see the whole island. With the private jeep you can stop at any time and take photos. Mohammed told and always closed Every place to visit has the story to do with it. He speaks very good German. A super beautiful island with many highlights, great tour. I can recommend it to everyone.

picked up outside the hotel, just a guide and the driver and the two of us behind. a gentle and reassuring driver, a guide who accompanies you and explains to you all that has to know .a demonstration of pottery and to finish a free tour in the souk of hamout souk. thanks to Hatem (the guide) and Jamel (the driver) for their kindness. I highly recommend

It was a very nice time. The guide has a lot of knowledge and performs his job professionally. Moreover, Hatem is a nice person, cheerful and helpful. The driver drives very carefully, the car is comfortable and safe. Everything at a high level. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know the island of Djerba. Thank you!!!

Had a nice and educational day around the island thanks to Monji the driver and guide Moana. Highlights of the day were Djerbahood with colorful graffitis, decorated entrance doors, cafes, and artist run small stores, and Houmt Souk. Note the main synagogue is closed on Saturdays.

The tour guide was very patient and knowledgeable. His English was excellent, and both he and the driver were very personable. He gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner too. I would highly recommend.