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How to Spend 1 Day in Tunis

How to Spend 1 Day in Tunis

From its medieval medina to the ruins of ancient Carthage, all enveloped by an expanding modern metropolis, Tunis serves as an intoxicating introduction to the history and culture of Tunisia. If you only have one day to spend in the capital city, here are some tips for how to make the most of your time. 

Morning: City Sightseeing

Start your day in the Tunisian capital with a sightseeing tour around town. Opt for an air-conditioned van to beat the heat as you visit the medina UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tunis El Manar University, and the historic French district. Consider a private guide to go at your own pace and ensure you don’t miss anything you want to see. If you have some time to spare, stop into the Bardo National Museum, home of the largest collection of Roman mosaics outside Italy and one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean basin. 

Afternoon: Ancient Ruins

No trip to Tunis would be complete without a stop at the UNESCO-listed ruins of Carthage at Byrsa Hill. Learn about Tunisian history as you visit the Punic ports and Antonine Baths. Stop at the Carthage National Museum to see the collection of statues, mosaics, and other artifacts excavated from this former capital of the Punic empire. Don’t forget your camera; the views from the top of Byrsa Hill extend out over the Gulf of Tunis. 

Night: Sidi Bou Said

As the sun begins to dip, head to the cliffside village of Sidi Bou Said, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This area (included in many half-day trips to Carthage) is one of the prettiest in Tunisia and a popular spot to sip mint tea and smoke a narghile (water pipe) on the outdoor patio of a Moorish café. Alternatively, head back to central Tunis for dinner at a local restaurant, where you can sample typical North African cuisine, such asshakshuka (eggs poached in a tomato sauce with spices),brick a l’oeuf (a deep-fried savory pastry filled with egg), or couscous.

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Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Museum & Medina Small Group Day Tour from Tunis

Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Museum & Medina Small Group Day Tour from Tunis

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Exploring ancient Carthage and other sights around Tunis without a guide may mean missing out on important detail and history. Make the most of UNESCO-listed Carthage’s relics with a guide to navigate and share their history on this private full-day tour from Tunisia's capital. Then, visit Sidi Bou Said, the Bardo National Museum, and Tunis' old medina. Lunch, entry fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off make your day complete.
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  • 8 hours
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Half-Day Carthage, Sidi Bou Said Private Tour from Tunis

Half-Day Carthage, Sidi Bou Said Private Tour from Tunis

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Beat the Tunisian heat with air-conditioned private transfers direct from your door on this half-day tour of two signature Tunis attractions. First, explore the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with your private guide. Next, inhale sea views and capture timeless pictures in the cliff-top village of Sidi Bou Said. Please note: Entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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Private Arrival Transfer: Tunis Airport to Tunis Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer: Tunis Airport to Tunis Hotel

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Private Transfer from Tunis Cartage Airport to your Tunis city hotel.
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  • 30 minutes
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Half-Day City Tour of Tunis

Half-Day City Tour of Tunis

Combine modern culture and ancient history on a four-hour tour of Tunis by air-conditioned minivan that includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel. Visit the Tunis el Manar University campus, an old French neighborhood, and the Tunis medina, a maze-like old city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 4 hours
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Bardo Museum and Medina Guided Half-Day Tour in Tunis

Bardo Museum and Medina Guided Half-Day Tour in Tunis

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Cover more ground in less time with a half-day tour of Bardo and Medina in Tunis. View the famous Roman mosaics and other important archaeological artifacts at the Bardo Museum. At Medina, a well-preserved Islamic city, discover the great Mosque Ez-Zitouna and browse the traditional cap and perfume markets (souks). A guide provides context to what you're seeing, making the tour fun and engaging.
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  • 4 hours
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