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From Hammamet: Day Trip to Sidi Bou Saïd and Carthage

1. From Hammamet: Day Trip to Sidi Bou Saïd and Carthage

Depart Hammamet for Sidi Bou Said, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Gulf of Tunis. Discover this world-famous location, said to reflect the delicacy of its inhabitants through its architecture.  The village boasts an almost-perfect balance between its two symbolic colors, blue and white. The small Bordj, which sheltered the Mourabitounes in the 9th century, has stretched over the centuries to be transformed into a village sheltering the noblemen of Tunisia. Discover the Palace nejma ezahra, the luxurious residence that Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger built at the beginning of the 20th century. Between its paintings and musical instruments from the 20s and 30s, it is a masterpiece in the true sense of the word Visit Dar Alaïa; situated at the peak of the hill of the mythical village of Sidi Bou Saïd, it is an exhibition-tribute to the great Tunisian couturier Ezzedine alai. Depart then to visit Carthage and discover its exciting story through the ruins and a visit to the American Cemetery. The cemetery consists of a few acres of grass, flowers, and a wide variety of century-old trees that are the resting place of the 3,000 soldiers who gave their lives during the Second World War.

From Sousse: Day Trip to Carthage, Tunis and Sidi Bou

2. From Sousse: Day Trip to Carthage, Tunis and Sidi Bou

Be picked up at your accommodation in Sousse and head to Carthage. Learn about the history of Carthage and see city ruins at The Carthage National Museum. Visit the American Cemetery, where 3000 WWII soldiers were buried. The Cemetary is a few acres in size and is filled with flowers and a variety of century-old trees. Next, you’ll head to Sidi Bou, known for its blue and white streets. Here you’ll explore the alleyways of the area and see architecture that is typical of the area. Visit the Palace Nejma Ezzahra. Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, it was once the residence of Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger. Travel to Dar Alaïa at the peak of the hill in Sidi Bou Saïd. Dar Alaïa is a tribute to Ezzedine Alai. In the afternoon you’ll visit the Bardo Museum. Famous for its collection of Roman mosaics, which is the largest and richest collection in the world. Travel to Tunis and explore Tunis Medina. See Zitouna Mosque, which is the second oldest Mosque in Africa. After you visit, you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation in Sousse.

From Tunis: Overnight to Kairouan, El Jem, Monastir & Sousse

3. From Tunis: Overnight to Kairouan, El Jem, Monastir & Sousse

Depart Tunis for Kairouan in an air-conditioned van and explore last two 9th-century Aghlabite Basins which were among the greatest waterworks of the Middle Ages. Proceed to the 7th-century Great Okba Mosque, the oldest mosque in North Africa. Nearby is the Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), known for its minaret and beautifully tiled courtyards. Walk through the hustle and bustle of the medina (old city) and take a picture of the camel at "Bir Barrouta." Enjoy lunch on your own and free time to explore the medina.  Regroup and travel approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to El Jem and admire its monumental amphitheatre. Built in the mid-3rd-century AD, it is the largest Roman monument left in Africa, and ranks 3rd in the Empire after those of Rome and Verona. One of the last large amphitheatres built during the Roman era, its architectural design is an improvement over that of the Colosseum of Rome. After the tour, continue to a guesthouse for dinner and overnight.  The following day, enjoy breakfast in the hotel before travelling 40 km to Mahdia. Visit the Skifa Kahla, a massive fortified gate that survives the original Fatimid city, and spend time exploring the souk (market). Regroup and travel 1 hour and 15 mintues to Monastir to visit its grand cemetery where Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia’s first president, was put to rest.  In Monastir, admire the old Ribat (fortress) which has been used as a location for films such as "Life of Brian" and "Life of Christ." Eat lunch in a local restaurant before travelling 20 km to Sousse. Wander through labyrinthic streets to visit the Grand Mosque, the Ribat, and the Dar Esid, a Tunisian Family House museum. Along with its enchanting medieval Islamic history, Sousse wears another hat as a modern resort filled with hamams and beautiful beaches. Visit the El Kantaoui port before meeting the driver for the return transfer to Tunis.

From Sousse or Hammamet: Guided Tour of Dougga and Zaghouan

4. From Sousse or Hammamet: Guided Tour of Dougga and Zaghouan

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Sousse or Hammamet (depending on the option chosen), and travels back in time towards Dougga. Along the way stop at Testour to visit the Great Mosque, home to an incredibly unique clock with upside-down numbers and hands that turn anticlockwise. Arrive at Dougga, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed location which boasts one of the best preserved Roman towns in North Africa. Spend some time exploring this fascinating archeological site and learn about its impressive history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a traditional lunch (optional) to restore your energy. After lunch, continue the tour to the city of Zaghouan which is steeped in Andalusian heritage. Head to the Water Temple and admire this semicircular public fountain which is believed to be under the protection of Neptune. Next, stop by the Temimi Foundation, in the heart of the historical center of the city, and learn about the Moriscos people. Later, set off on a guided hike through the mountains to the quaint Berber village of Sidi Medien, which offers a unique insight into the history and culture of the region. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

From Hammamet: Wine Tasting Experience

5. From Hammamet: Wine Tasting Experience

Visit the wine-growing region of Grombalia. Here, producers utilise traditional Mediterranean viticulture methods to produce various wines perfectly adapted to different tastes. Travel back in time as you visit the wine cellars and discover the underground wine treasures that they contain. Get a better understanding of the role of a winemaker and taste local wine products. After that, taste three of the best local wines from three different varieties. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

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