Grand Tour of Tunisia

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Explore some of our destination specialists' favourite places, all of which can be included in a custom itinerary. Tunisia's winding medinas, Roman ruins and desertscapes are a world away from anything you can see in the U.S. Highlights include the unending salt pans of the Chott El Jerid, beautiful sandy beaches of Jerba and Tunisia's historical capital, T...


Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Explore the UNESCO medina of Tunis.
    • Relax on the island of Jerba.
    • See the spectacular amphitheatre at El Jem.
    • Sample Tunisia's impressive Roman sites.
    • Take in the atmosphere of historic Carthage.
    • Visit Kairouan, one of Islam's holiest cities.
    • Take in remote desert scenery in the south.

What's this trip about?

    Explore some of our destination specialists' favourite places, all of which can be included in a custom itinerary. Tunisia's winding medinas, Roman ruins and desertscapes are a world away from anything you can see in the U.S. Highlights include the unending salt pans of the Chott El Jerid, beautiful sandy beaches of Jerba and Tunisia's historical capital, Tunis.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizePrivate - your group only
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityTunis
End CityJerba

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Tunisia


  • Chott el Djerid
  • Star Wars
  • Tunis


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • 100% Tailor Made Your entire vacation is designed around your requirements.
    • Explore your interests at your own speed.
    • Select your preferred style of accommodations.
    • Create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists. Expert Knowledge All our specialists have traveled extensively or lived in their specialist regions.
    • The same specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.
    • Make the most of your time and budget. Fully Protected 24/7 emergency US contact number while abroad.
    • Established for over 15 years.

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Travel Map

Day 1: Tunis , Sidi Bou Said

Accommodation: Dar Said

Upon arrival into Tunis you'll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel.

Day 2: Sidi Bou Said

Accommodation: Dar Said

Today you will be picked up by your guide and taken to explore the Old Tunis Medina. There are plenty of cafes to grab a bite of lunch here, before you move on to visit the spectacular Bardo museum, which houses an incredible display of mosaics. Afterward your will head over to nearby Carthage for a short visit before returning to your hotel.

Day 3: Sidi Bou Said

Accommodation: Dar Said

You have another full day excursion with your driver and guide today, this time to the amazing Roman ruins at Dougga & Bulla Regia - this is a long but very interesting day!

Day 4: Sidi Bou Said

Accommodation: Dar Said

A full day at leisure to relax at your hotel and further explore the lovely Sidi Bou Said.

Day 5: Sidi Bou Said , Kairouan

Accommodation: La Kasbah

This morning you head south towards the holy Islamic city of Kairouan. En route you will stop and spend some time exploring the impressive Roman site of Thurburbo Majus. Arriving in Kairouan, you'll stay for two nights at your hotel.

Day 6: Kairouan

Accommodation: La Kasbah

Two extraordinary excursions today, beginning with a tour of Kairouan, including the awesome Great Mosque. After lunch, it`s on to the spectacular Roman amphitheatre of El Jem, probably the most famous single sight in Tunisia.

Day 7: Kairouan , Tamerza

Accommodation: Tamerza Palace

A drive inland takes you to another well preserved Roman site at Sbeitla. Following an extensive tour of the ruins you continue into the desert to the picturesque town of Tamerza, where you'll stay for three nights at your hotel.

Day 8: Tamerza

Accommodation: Tamerza Palace

This morning you will visit (and hike in) the mountain oases of Southwest Tunisia, including Mides, Chebika and Tamerza. After an energetic morning, the afternoon is free to relax.

Day 9: Tamerza

Accommodation: Tamerza Palace

The highlight today is a charming journey on the Red Lizard steam train. Primarily a tourist journey these days, the train winds through scenic gorges and mountains to Selja station, before embarking on a return journey.

Day 10: Tamerza , Ksar Ghilane

Accommodation: Tamerza Palace

A long but rewarding day, with a stunning desert drive across from Tamerza to Ksar Ghilane. En route you traverse the Chott El Jerid salt lake and make stops in Tozeur and Douz. Your accommodation for one night is an en suite tent.

Day 11: Ksar Ghilane , Jerba

Accommodation: Dar Dhiafa

A remote journey for you today, taking in some dramatic mountain scenery and visiting the troglodyte / Berber settlement of Matmata, which will be very familiar to Star Wars fans! A short ferry ride to the Island of Jerba brings the long journeys to an end, giving you the chance to unwind in comfort with two nights at your hotel.

Day 12: Jerba

Accommodation: Dar Dhiafa

You have today at leisure to relax and possibly visit the impressive El Ghriba Synagogue.

Day 13: Jerba

After breakfast you'll catch a domestic flight to Tunis, to catch your international flight.

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Price From $3,830
Price per day$295
Last Updated: 0/12/2022

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Cancellation policy

The following cancellation charges apply if your final balance due date is 8 weeks  prior to departure. Please note, different cancellation charges apply in relation to certain products

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Period before departure date within which written  notification is received at our offices  Compensation per person .

Up to Balance Due Date and Deposit Only

Balance Due Date 43 days is 30%

42 -29 days is 60%

28 - 3 days is 90%

Within 2 days will be 100%

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