Tour of UNESCO sites Tunisia Travel Guide

Tour of UNESCO sites

In the footsteps of UNESCO sites in Tunisia

Description of the Tour of UNESCO sites

Despite its small area, Tunisia, rich in historical and cultural heritage, has 8 monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

With the circuit in the footsteps of UNESCO sites in Tunisia, enjoy a 100% cultural visit and visit these monuments one by one. Start in Tunis and discover its old medina and its archaeological site of Carthage. Continue to Dougga via Lake Ichkeul, then explore Kairouan, El Jem and Kerkouan!

About the Tour of UNESCO sites

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Departure time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Pickup: All of Tunisia (our team picks you up where you are)
  • Confirmation: Immediate
  • Guide: Arabic – French – English – German – Italian
  • Type of transportation: Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Excursion approved by the Tunisian Tourist Office
  • Cancellation: free up to 7 days before the date of the excursion

Highlights

  • Take advantage of a pick-up at your address where you are in Tunisia
  • Discover a large part of northern Tunisia
  • Visit all the UNESCO World Heritage monuments and sites in Tunisia
  • Discover the archaeological site of Carthage, the medina of Tunis and the village of Sidi Bousaid
  • Explore the ruins of Dougga and discover the Roman heritage in Tunisia
  • Get in touch with nature at Ichkeul National Park
  • Discover Kairouan, the holy city and visit its great mosque
  • Visit Sousse and Monastir and discover their monuments
  • Explore Kerkouane, Tunisia’s only non-Romanized Punic site
  • Visit the Roman amphitheater of El Jem
  • Possibility to customize the circuit according to your desires

Program

Day 1: Welcome to Tunisia

Equipe Depart Travel Services

Arrival, welcome at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Free day and possibility of free ride.

Accommodation: 4* hotel

Day 2: The medina of Tunis

La médina de Tunis

After breakfast you will have time to stroll through the alleys of the old medina of Tunis, the first site listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guided walk under the explanations of your guide concerning the medresas, the mosque and the other monuments.

After the meal you will visit the famous Bardo Museum: the 2nd most important museum in the world for its collection of mosaics, after that of Cairo.

Total route: 9 km/ 30 min.
​Accommodation: Belvedere Fourati (Tunis)

Day 3: The ruins of Carthage

Les ruines de Carthage

Dominated by the hill of Byrsa, this site rich in ruins and ancient vestiges deserves a whole day of visit.

After the meal, a walk in the alleys of Sidi Bousaid remains essential with a good tea at the coffee of the delights to digest.

Total route: 40 km / 1 hour
​Accommodation: Belvedere Fourati (Tunis)

Day 4: Ichkeul and Testour the Andalusian city

Testour

We will leave Tunis to head towards the famous archaeological site of Utica. We will continue to Bizerte where we will visit its old port, its medina and we will enjoy a good grilled fish bought at the local market.

We will then head to Ichkeul, the national park where the mountain and the lake make the park a unique site in the world.

Departure to the site of Dougga via Testour, the Andalusian city par excellence where we will visit its famous mosque. Installed at the top of the minaret, a clock, whose particularity lies in its hands which turn in the opposite direction and the figures which are placed there upside down.

Total route: 160 km / 3H
​Accommodation: Hotel Thugga

Day 5: The ruins of Dougga

Site archeologique de Dougga

After breakfast, departure to the archaeological site of Dougga. This site is perched on the top of a hill at an altitude of 571 m and dominates the fertile valley of Wadi Khalled. Before the annexation of Numidia by Rome, Thugga had more than six centuries of history and was, in all likelihood, the first capital of the Numidian kingdom. The impressive ruins that are visible today give an idea of the resources available to a Romanized Numidian city.

Lunch and departure to Kairouan, the holy city of Tunisia and the Aghlabid city par excellence where we will spend the night.

Journey: 2h45min, 167km

Accommodation: Hotel Kasbah 5*

Day 6: Kairouan, the holy city

Kairouan, la ville sainte

After breakfast, departure and visit of the city of Kairouan, starting with the great Okba Ibn Nafaa mosque.

Visit of the Aghlabid basins: the image of majestic hydraulic installations, considered to be the most important of the Middle Ages.

Continuation to the “Sidi Sahbi” mausoleum, one of the most revered places in Kairouan.

Free afternoon to stroll through the marvelous medina and visit its authentic alleys.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Route: 40 min, 6km

Accommodation: Hotel Kasbah 5*

Day 7: The Roman amphitheater of El Jem

L’amphithèatre Romain d’El Jem

The visit will begin with the Colosseum of El Jem, the second most important Colosseum after that of Rome without forgetting its famous museum.

After the meal departure to Sousse to visit its magnificent medina which is part of the UNESCO heritage.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Journey: 2h30min, 160km

Accommodation: Hotel Mouradi Sousse

Day 8: The Punic site of Kerkouane

Le site punique de Kerkouane

Departure to Cap Bon crossing Nabeul, capital of pottery in Tunisia. Arrival in Kerkouan and visit of the site considered the only intact Punic site.

Continue to Haouaria to visit its famous Punic caves.

Departure to Tunis and night

Journey: 5h 20 min, 320 km

Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere Fourati

Day 9: End of the escape

Fin de l’échappée

A free day according to your flight schedules. Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

Looking forward to seeing you again in Tunisia for another getaway.

Journey: 5h 20 min, 320 km

Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere Fourati

The Unesco Sites tour in pictures

The Unesco Sites tour in video

Unesco Sites Circuit Route

Pricing

The rates below correspond to the proposal in the circuit. This price may change according to our exchanges of emails and the modifications you wish to make to the program. We are here to customize the circuits according to your desires!

Low Season: : 1150 euros per person

High Season : 1350 euros per person

Low Saison : 950 euros per person

High Season : 1150 euros per person

Low Saison : 700 euros per person

High Saison : 850 euros per person

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