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Tunis: Medina, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Private Tour

Tunis: Medina, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Private Tour

Discover Tunis’ fascinating back-stories on a full-day, private tour with a history-loving guide. Featured highlights include the ruins of Carthage, Sidi Bou Said Andalusian Village, the Medina of Tunis, and the Bardo Museum By exploring with private transport and a personal guide, you’ll get straight to the most interesting places, making the most of your limited time in the city. - The Tour will start with a pick up from your hotel or specific address. - Visit the Tunis Medina - Visit the Bardo Museum ( on Monday the Museum is closed ) - Visit the different sites of Carthage - Visit the Andalusian village of Sidi Bou Said - Drop off at your hotel or address. During the day we will have time for you to have a break for Lunch , I will show you several places where you can choose from depending on your budget and requirement . Also on request we can visit the American WWII cemetery

Tunis: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Tunis: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Start with a pickup from Tunis and head to Carthage for a guided tour. Admire ancient landmarks and sweeping views of the coast. Learn how Carthage was destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C. but that excavations since have revealed homes, sewage systems, and the remains of the city walls. Continue the tour to the picturesque Sidi-Bou-Said, famous for cobbled streets and blue-and-white houses. Soak in panoramic views across the Mediterranean. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and get a taste of regional cuisine. Finally, reach the bustling Tunis Medina, a UNESCO-listed location. Wander around the array of colorful stalls and soak up the unique mix of sights and scents. Mingle with the locals as you follow your guide towards the Al-Zaytuna Mosque at the center of the Medina. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your hotel.

Sousse: Sidi Bousaid, Carthage, Medina of Tunis Daytrip

Sousse: Sidi Bousaid, Carthage, Medina of Tunis Daytrip

Discover Sidi Bousaid beautiful architecture, admire the beauty of one of the highest hills of the region. Walk the narrow streets of Sidi Bousaid and enjoy the best mediterranean view. Arrive at the ruins of carthage and explore three of the greatest roman sites. Explore the ancient Medina of tunis immerse yourself in the cultural and artisanal riches of the ancient city of Tunis.

From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

From Tunis: Half-Day Tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said

Explore the history of Tunisia on this half-day tour to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said from Tunis. First you’ll visit Carthage, founded in 814 B.C. The earliest settlements can still be seen on Byrsa Hill, just below the renowned Carthage National Museum. See the remains of two port basins, evidence of Carthaginian mastery of the sea. Discover the Tophet, a burial ground and a sanctuary of ancient deities.   Continue to Sidi Bou Said, a 5-kilometer drive from Carthage. This picturesque town is perched high on a cliff top overlooking the Mediterranean. Stroll through winding cobbled streets, and admire the whitewashed buildings with contrasting blue doors and ornate window grids. Wander around the boutiques and shop for souvenirs, or relax in a Moorish cafe. Afterwards you’ll be dropped off back in Tunis.

Carthage, Sidi Bousaid & Medina Tunis with tunisian lunch

Carthage, Sidi Bousaid & Medina Tunis with tunisian lunch

After departure, the guide will decorate the route with his commentary, arriving at the archaeological site of Carthage, once the capital of an empire whose fleet sailed to the ends of the known world. You will have the opportunity to explore these remains steeped in history. We will continue our journey towards Sidi Bou Saïd, a charming place imbued with wonderful softness. Today, Sidi Bou Saïd is often compared to the Saint-Tropez of Tunisia. You will have free time to stroll through this small village with Andalusian architecture, admiring its picturesque streets and white houses with blue shutters. After we will go to the restaurant in the medina to enjoy a delicious Tunisian lunch, we will continue our day with a walk in the streets of this historic district discovering the artisanal wonders and admiring the beauty of Eastern Medieval architecture.

Private Day medina of Tunis Carthage Sidi Bousaid with lunch

Private Day medina of Tunis Carthage Sidi Bousaid with lunch

The best way to explore the city of Tunis in depth is with its old Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then set off to discover La Goulette, this suburban district is renowned for the perpetual animation that reigns in its streets. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. After visiting this district, you will also have the chance to visit the ancient city of Carthage which has ancient monuments offering a superb view of the surrounding coast. After visiting this UNESCO heritage archaeological site, you will continue to Sidi Bou Saïd, a picturesque village in blue and white which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.

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

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.

Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Medina Private Day Trip

Tunis: Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Medina Private Day Trip

Start the day with pickup at your Tunis hotel. Make the 25-minute trip to Carthage in a comfortable, air-conditioned car, and spot some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way. Explore the city with your guide, taking in ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Learn about how Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed homes, sewage systems, and the remains of the city walls. After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant. Make the final stop of the day in the Tunis medina, the city’s UNESCO-listed old city. Follow your guide through the narrow streets to the Zitouna Mosque, a traditional cap-makers market, and Tunis colorful perfume market. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Tunis.

Ancient Carthage and Sidi Bou Said Tour with Lunch

Ancient Carthage and Sidi Bou Said Tour with Lunch

Carthage was the capital of ancient Rome's greatest rival and the site of a titanic clash of civilisations. Today, its ruins bear testament to Rome's ultimate victory as you'll discover during this tour, which also takes in Sidi Bou Said. Mariam, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘A good place to get your bearings in ancient Carthage is Byrsa Hill. It's a bit of a climb but the view over the site, the city and the bay are absolutely worth it.' Under renowned military leaders such as Hannibal, Carthage was one of the greatest powers of the classical world. Exploring the site with a guide gives you the historical background and the local perspective on the story of Carthage. You'll see ruins such as the Baths of Antoninus, which were the largest thermal baths in the Roman Empire. It's a great spot to enjoy the thermal waters – right by the sea. Have a look around the amphitheatre and the Tophet sacrificial site before taking a break for lunch. After a traditional Tunisian local lunch, you'll visit Sidi Bou Said, a clifftop village of cobbled alleys fringed by whitewashed houses with sky-blue doors and window shutters. The blue and white colour scheme has echoes of the Greek islands, and contrasts nicely with the sea beyond. You'll discover the town's history and find out why so many artists have called it home over the years. Take a moment to visit local galleries and browse for handcrafted souvenirs. It's a delightful little place, and the views over Tunis Bay are the icing on the cake.

From Tunis Port: Tunis, Carthage, & Sidi Bou Said Tour

From Tunis Port: Tunis, Carthage, & Sidi Bou Said Tour

After getting picked up early in the morning, your adventure will begin with the old medina of Tunis, this UNESCO World Heritage site which represents the economic and religious heart of the Arab-Muslim civilization. Get lost in the labyrinthine alleys with your guide, admire the unique architecture, and learn more about the monuments. Visit the awe-inspiring madrasas, the Zitouna mosque, and the famous Kasbah. Then, enjoy some free time and a break for your midday meal before heading to the archaeological site of Carthage. Visit the hill of Byrsa, the Punic port, the thermal baths of Antonine and other sites, and admire this heritage which reflects the power of the Romans. At the end of the afternoon, take advantage of some free time to stroll through the cobbled streets of Sidi Bousaid. Admire these white walls and blue windows and enjoy a good tea at the “Café des Délices”.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Tunis. Noureddine, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable. Tunis has the best Medina we have visited so far on our trip, there's a lovely thriving atmosphere and lots of lanes to explore. The Bardo Museum is incredible and we would have happily spent more time here as there were so many artefacts to explore. The Roman Baths were impressive and could happily have stayed here longer too.

This tour is perfect for folks who want to experience some of the Tunisian culture without the hassle of big tours. It was RAINING when we did it (who knew it rained in Tunisia?!) so the guide tailored our itinerary to ensure the indoor parts were whilst it was raining and we ended the day at sidi bou said just as it was sunny and glorious again. Amazing

We had a brilliant day exploring Tunis and the surrounding areas. Noureddine was a great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly (as well as being a good driver!) and he really made the day a very special experience. Thankyou.

Great guide in German, English and French! Varied and varied tours with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Reliable guide, varied offer, everything great :-)