Cycling 

in 

ITALY

Treasures of Tunisia

 

 

1st day TUNIS/SOUSSE

Arrival and transfer to Sousse Accommodation in your 5* hotel. Dinner and overnight

 

2nd day: SOUSSE

After Breakfast, visit of Sousse considered as an important tourist destination. We will visit the old medina and Port El kantaoui Harbor. Free time in the afternoon - Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Sousse.

 

3nd day: SOUSSE / EL DJEM / MATMATA / DOUZ

Early in the morning we leave to El Djem which is famous for its amphi- theater , capable of seating 35,000 spectators. Only the Flavian Amphi- theater in Rome and the ruined theatre of Capua are larger. Continua- tion to Matmata small southern town where some of the residents still speak the Berber language. Visit of the typical underground structures “the troglodyte house” still home of a few. After lunch we drive to Douz known as the “gateway of Sahara”, the best destination for who are in- terested to see the desert. Free time to enjoy a camel ride in the desert. Dinner and overnight in a 4* hotel

 

4th day: DOUZ/ CHOTT EL JERID / TOZEUR / CHEBIKA / TAM- ERZA / MIDES / TOZEUR

After breakfast, departure to Tozeur via Chott El Jerid the salt lake, with a photo break and continuation to Tozeur, known by its oasis of hundred thousand palms trees. Departure by 4x4 to visit the mountain oasis

Chebika Tamerza and Mides. Back to Tozeur for lunch. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided tour of the medina (old city) of Tozeur, and find traditional architecture, tradi-

tional local fashion and workmanship. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

 

5th day : TOZEUR / OUNG EL JEMEL / TOZEUR

After breakfast, departure for the guided tour of the Eden Palm Museum (1h) and then a carriage ride (optional) through the Oasis of Tozeur. Back to the hotel for

lunch. In the Afternoon, departure with 4x4 car, to Oung El Jemel - the filming site of movies such as Star Wars and English Patient. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

 

6th day: TOZEUR / SBEITLA / KAIROUAN

Departure after breakfast for KAIROUAN via SBEITLA. Visit of the Roman ruins of SBEITLA (1h). Continuation to KAIROUAN and visit the Great Mosque, also named JAMAA SIDI OQBA, the oldest Islamic religious site in the western world. Visit the

Barber's Mausoleum or Sidi Sahib named after the Prophet's companion, then stop at the « Aghlabite Basins » built in the IX th century.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel KASBAH KAIROUAN 5*

 

7th day : TUNIS/CARTHAGE/SIDI BOU SAID

Early in the morning we leave Kairouan to Tunis to visit the old Medina in Tunis, labyrinth of one thousand and one treasures. Fabulous Bardo Museum including the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world, as well as unique objects and vestiges recounting the ancient history of Tunisia from prehistory to the Punic, Roman, Byzantine and Arab Islamic period. Then, visit CARTHAGE, capital symbol of ancient Tunisia, with Punic and Roman vestiges including Antonio's Thermal Bathes, the Roman villas, the Amphitheatre etc… visit village of Sidi Bou Said, perched on a cliff towering above Mediterranean and dominating Carthage and the Gulf of Tunis. Sidi Bou Said is famous for its « Mat'sCafe » (Cafe des Nattes) so often painted by artists of all nationalities, and its white houses in picturesque architectural style, standing against the azure of the sky and the sea. Dinner and overnight in Tunis.

 

8th day : Departure

After breakfast and according to departure schedule, transfer to the Airport. Assistance and departure

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