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11 DAYS TUNISIAN RENAISSANCE

Tunis, Tozeur, Djerba, Tataouine, Sousse, Kairouan & Hammamet

History & Culture

Highlights

  • Visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1 trip
  • Wine and cheese tasting experience at Mornag vineyards
  • Explore off-the-beaten Berber villages and multi-storied ghorfas at the far south
  • Trace the footsteps of Star Wars at its various filming sites

From Mediterranean seaside villages to rich Phoenician archaeology to miraculous oasis sprouting by the mighty Sahara desert, Tunisia sums up the very best of North Africa into its compact size.

Dive into Islamic medieval history, the spell-binding Star Wars filming sites, first-class Roman ruins and Matmata’s troglodyte structures.

Let us whisk you further into the far south of Tunisia where authentic Berber dwellings and towering Ksars still remain, concluding at the Cap Bon peninsula where fertile soils and vineyards take centre stage.

From

HKD 23,980 Per Person

11 Days 10 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Tunis

Arrival in Tunis
Tunis
Nil

Arriving into Tunis, you will be transferred to Sidi Bou Said to stroll along the picturesque white-washed Mediterranean village and visit Dar El Baron Museum at Ennejma Ezzahra (closed Mon).

Continue to the Archaeological Site of Carthage. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it covers the Bysra Hill, the Roman Theatre, the Antoine Baths, the Sanctuary of the Trophet and the ancient Roman port.

Day 02 Tunis / Bulla Regia / Dougga / Tunis

Tunis / Bulla Regia / Dougga / Tunis
Tunis
Breakfast included

Much less visited are the Roman treasures lying inland. Today, you will explore Bulla Regia which once served as the capital of the Numidia. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dougga, formerly capital of a Libyan–Punic state.

Day 03 Tunis / Tozeur

Tunis / Tozeur
Tozeur
Breakfast included

A morning walking tour of the UNESCO walled medina covers Zitouna Mosque, the lavishly Tourbet el Bey, the vibrant souk and alleys. Continue to Bardo National Museum, famed for its world-class mosaics and remains curated from various archaeological sites within Tunisia. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Tunis airport for your flight to Tozeur.

Day 04 Tozeur

Tozeur
Tozeur
Breakfast included

Rise around 5am to admire sunrise at Ong El Jemel. Drive over sand dunes and visit filming sites of Star Wars. After returning to hotel for breakfast, continue to the mountain oasis of Tamarza with its Neolithic caves and prehistoric archaeology, Chebika at the foot of the Djebel el Negueb mountains, Mides with its miraculous mountain oasis sprouting near the arid border with Algeria.

Day 05 Tozeur / Matmata / Djerba

Tozeur / Matmata / Djerba
Djerba
Breakfast included

As the new day beckons, we cross the Chott el Jerid, one of the biggest salt lakes in Africa with photo opportunities. En route 2 hours to Matmata’s troglodyte museum and cave dwelings, as well as the Berber village of Toujane Berber village, before driving another 2 hours to Djerba Island.

Day 06 Djerba

Djerba
Djerba
Breakfast included

Known as the island of the Lotus Eaters in Homer’s Odyssea, our exploration will cover the pottery-making village of Guellala, the ancient synagogue of Ghriba (closed Sat) and the bustling souqs of Houmtsouk.

Day 07 Djerba / Tataouine / Medenine / Djerba

Djerba / Tataouine / Medenine / Djerba
Djerba
Breakfast included

Let us whisk you in the southern desert of Tunisia, visiting Ksar Ouled Soultane where the Berber ghorfa structure stacks multi-stories high. Stroll around the Chenini mountainside village anchored by a whitewashed mosque, continue to Douiret where the many cave terraces are so complex it is likened to an ant heap. Continue to Ksar Hededa and Ksar of Medenine before returning.

Day 08 Djerba / El Jem / Sousse

Djerba / El Jem / Sousse
Sousse
Breakfast & Lunch included

Today, we drive approximately 4.5 hours to the UNESCO-listed Amphitheatre of El Jem, as well as the museum with its collection Roman mosaics. Another one-hour drive takes us to Sousse. We will explore the Port El Kantaoui, Ribat of Sousse, Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum and the UNESCO-listed old Medina.

Day 09 Sousse / Kairouan / Takrouna / Hammamet

Sousse / Kairouan / Takrouna / Hammamet
Hammamet
Breakfast included

A one-hour drive brings us to the holy city of Kairouan (UNESCO). Visit the Great Mosque (closed after 1pm), Ramparts of Kairouan, Zaouia of Sidi Saheb (Barber’s Mausoleum) which is famed for its intricate stucco panels, Bir Barouta, Sidi Sahbbe Mausoleum and Aghlabid Basins.

En route to the postcard-perfect Berber village of Takrouna on a hilltop overlooking the Tunisian coast, before continuing to Hammamet.

 

Visit the Monastery and Church of La Popa, San Felipe Fortress, the old city (Ciudad Vieja) with its Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver and the handicrafts zone of the Bovedas, a collection of archways built into the city wall originally to house armaments and later as a prison.

Follow the Footsteps of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s literary works from Plaza San Deigo to Plaza de la Paz. You will recognize places mentioned in “Love in times of Cholera”, “Of love and Other Demons” and “The General in His Labyrinth”. Visit his university, the newspaper publishing where his career took off and his home in Calle del Curato.

Day 10 Hammamet / Cap Bon / Mornag / Hammamet

Hammamet / Cap Bon / Mornag / Hammamet
Hammamet
Breakfast included

Immerse in the beauty of Cap Bon Peninsula, blessed with fertile land of farms, vineyards, fruit trees, citrus groves and stunning beaches. Stroll along the Hammamet medina, the dizzyingly colourful potteries of Nabeul, Fort de Kelibia and the Kerkouane necropolis (UNESCO). Continue to the tip of the peninsula at Haouaria for a panoramic sightseeing of Roman Quaries’ Les Grottes. Savour a wine and cheese tasting experience at Mornag vineyard and cellar.

Day 11 Hammamet / Departure from Tunis

Hammamet / Departure from Tunis
Nil
Breakfast included

After spending some leisure time, you will be transferred to Tunis airport to board your international flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 32,980
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 23,980
Single Supplement HK$ 7,380

Dar El Jeld Hotel Tunis Dar Saida Beya Tozeur • Radisson Blu Resort Djerba • Hasdrubal Thalassa Hotel Sousse La Badira Hammabet 

Tunis

Tunis

Dar El Jeld Hotel & Spa (Junior Suite)

Strategically located next to the covered bazaar, this boutique hotel is an ideal base to explore the UNESCO-listed Tunis medina. (Opened: 2018; Rooms: 16)


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Tozeur

Tozeur

Dar Saida Beya (Superior Room)

A lovely boutique outfit inspired by traditional Tunisian house with a gorgeous rooftop terrace. (Rooms: 9)

Djerba

Djerba

Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Djerba (Superior Room with Balcony, Lateral Sea View)

This modern hotel is just a few steps away from the white sandy beaches and boasts four delicious restaurants to suit every palates. (Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 296)

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Sousse

Sousse

Hasdrubal Thalassa Hotel & Spa Port El Kantaoui (Sea View)

This cozy four-star hotel comes with a private beach, a spacious thalassotherapy centre measuring 5,500sqm and an enviable location near to the tourist complex of Port El Kantaoui. (Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 231)

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Hammamet

Hammamet

La Badira (Fell Deluxe Room, Sea View)

Beautifully hugged with olive trees and date palms, this adult-only hotel evokes traditional Islamic elements with clean, contemporary influence. A member of LHW, fine cuisine and cozy spa are defining hallmarks of La Badira. (Opened: 2014; Rooms: 130)

Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (HKD)

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 43,980
Minimum 4 Pax HK$ 36,980
Single Supplement HK$ 13,980

Four Seasons Hotel TunisAnantara Tozeur ResortHasdrubal Prestige Thalassa & Spa DjerbaMövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse • La Badira Hammabet

Tunis

Tunis

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis (Deluxe Sea View Room)

An exclusive beachfront retreat at the affluent Gammarth neighbourhood equipped with state-of-the-art amenities modern travellers wish for.
(Opened: 2017; Rooms: 203)

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Tozeur

Tozeur

Anantara Tozeur Resort (Deluxe Sahara Room)

A stunning desert sanctuary blending Moorish and Berber architecture with contemporary furnishings and stunning desert views. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 93)

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Djerba

Djerba

Hasdrubal Prestige Thalassa & Spa Djerba (Junior Suite, Sea View)

This intimate seafront hotel combines refined tradition and modern comfort ranging from spa, hammam to beauty parlours. (Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 97)

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Sousse

Sousse

Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse (Classic with Sea View)

Straddled along the lively Sousse Corniche district, this contemporary hotel effortlessly combines beachfront living and city life. (Opened: 2010; Rooms: 618)

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Hammamet

Hammamet

La Badira (Fell Deluxe Room, Sea View)

Beautifully hugged with olive trees and date palms, this adult-only hotel evokes traditional Islamic elements with clean, contemporary influence. A member of LHW, fine cuisine and cozy spa are defining hallmarks of La Badira. (Opened: 2014; Rooms: 130)

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Throughout English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class as stated
  • WiFi in the vehicle

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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