Things to do in Sousse Governorate

Our most recommended things to do in Sousse Governorate

From Tunis: Day Trip to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse

1. From Tunis: Day Trip to Kairouan, El Jem and Sousse

Be picked up at your accommodation in Tunis and head to Kairouan. Kairouan was established in 670 AD and flourished under the Aghlabid Dynasty. Visit the Great Mosque of Kairouan, the Aglabits Bassins, and Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum. Spend some time exploring the Kairouan Medina and enjoy a typical Kairouan lunch. After lunch, head to the small village of El Jem. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see the El Jem Amphitheater ruins. The Amphitheater is the largest colosseum in North Africa and could hold up to 35,000 people. Your next stop is Sousse. Here you’ll visit the Sousse Old Medina and the Port of El Kantaoui. Head back to Tunis and be dropped off at your accommodation in the city

From Hammamet: Day Trip to Sidi Bou Saïd and Carthage

2. 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.

Private Tunis Airport transfers to/from Hammamet

3. Private Tunis Airport transfers to/from Hammamet

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer to or from your accommodation. Benefit from vehicle choices tailored to your needs. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so, you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself from having to carry heavy bags and navigate the public transportation system and take comfort in knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. Groups of 3 passengers or fewer will travel in a sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 8 passengers, you will travel in a minivan that can fit 6 standard-sized pieces of luggage.

Cape Bon Peninsula: Full-day Tour from Tunis or Hammamet

4. Cape Bon Peninsula: Full-day Tour from Tunis or Hammamet

After pickup from your hotel, start your tour with a visit to the Archeological Museum of Nabeul. Also know as Neapolis in ancient times, the city of Nabeul was founded in the 5th century BC. The Archeological Museum was renovated in 2003, and although it is only the size of a house, it boasts an amazing collection of mosaics and other rare specimens from various archaeological sites in the region of Cape Bon. Next, head to Kelibiya to explore the fortress of Kelibia, one of the most important monuments of Cape Bon. This historic fortress is built on a massive rock 150 meters high. It is the largest and best-preserved Muslim fortress in Tunisia. You’ll also stop at the nearby port of Kelibia, the fourth largest fishing port in Tunisia and enjoy spectacular views of the fortress from there. Then discover the ruins of Kerkouane, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing on to Ghar el Kebir, to visit the caves of Haouaria. These artificial caves were dug by prisoners and slaves under the authority of the Carthaginians and Romans. The blocks of stone that were extracted were shipped by sea to Carthage, on the other side of the Gulf of Tunis. Near the end of the tour, enjoy a hike along the Ras ed-Ddar 393 meters above Cape Bon. From the summit marvel at an extraordinary view that extends all the way to Sicily on a clear day. Finally, visit the hot natural baths of Korbous before heading back to your hotel.

From Tunis: Sousse and Monastir Sightseeing Tour

5. From Tunis: Sousse and Monastir Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Tunisian Sahel region on this sightseeing tour from Tunis. Visit Sousse and Mounastir, learn about their interesting history and wander through their centers. Depart in the morning with a pickup from your hotel. The first stop on this sightseeing tour is the city of Monastir. See the Ribat, which is the oldest fortification built by Arab conquerors in the 8th-century. After the Ribat this tour takes you to the Bourguiba mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president of the Tunisian republic. Conclude your time in Monastir with a stroll in the marina filled with quaint shops and nice cafes. Head to Sousse to enjoy lunch at a recommended restaurant with a stunning view and culinary specialties of the Mediterranean. After your tasty lunch browse through the medina. During your time in the medina gaze at the majestic minaret of the Grand Mosque of Sousse before it’s time to return to your hotel.

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

6. 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.

Private Monastir Airport transfers to/from Sousse

7. Private Monastir Airport transfers to/from Sousse

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer to or from your accommodation. Benefit from vehicle choices tailored to your needs. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so, you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself from having to carry heavy bags and navigate the public transportation system and take comfort in knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. Groups of 3 passengers or fewer will travel in a sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 8 passengers, you will travel in a minivan that can fit 6 standard-sized pieces of luggage.

Transfer from Tunis Airport to Hammamet Hotels

8. Transfer from Tunis Airport to Hammamet Hotels

Meet your driver near the orange box in the airport; they will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Climb into a comfortable vehicle and enjoy a safe and comfortable transfer from the airport to your hotel.  Take advantage of this convenient service which means you won't need to wait for a taxi or navigate public transportation when you arrive. Receive a free bottle of water during the journey.

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

9. 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.

Private Tunis Airport transfers to/from Sousse

10. Private Tunis Airport transfers to/from Sousse

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer to or from your accommodation. Benefit from vehicle choices tailored to your needs. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so, you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself from having to carry heavy bags and navigate the public transportation system and take comfort in knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. Groups of 3 passengers or fewer will travel in a sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 8 passengers, you will travel in a minivan that can fit 6 standard-sized pieces of luggage.

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What people are saying about Sousse Governorate

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Excellent guide and excellent driver, I had no problem and the experience has pleasantly impressed me. All the places visited are very beautiful and the explanation of the local guide enriched my trip with details.

The tour was very interesting, and I learned a lot. We covered a lot of area and got to see some amazing sights. Mohamed, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend this tour!

Very cool Insider City Trip to Monastir and Sousse. Boutheina was a very friendly and knowing guide, driver and means of transportation where also safe and good. Thanks again!

A superb excursion to discover the archaeological sites! We were even able to add a stop at the El Jem museum to see the mosaics. A driver and a guide at the top!

Fun and educational tour to see wonderful sites. Great guide and driver.