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Things to do in Tunisia

With ancient ruins, characterful towns and a long Mediterranean coastline, Tunisia offers plenty to see and do. Explore Tunis’ medina with its narrow streets full of colorful wares and enticing food, learn about the country’s fascinating heritage at the Bardo Museum, home to an unparalleled collection of Roman mosaics, or visit the ancient city of Carthage. Further afield, the extensive ruins of Roman Dougga overlook the rolling countryside, while in the picturesque coastal village of Sidi Bou Said you can wander the winding cobbled streets, flanked by pretty white and blue buildings, and look out over the glittering sea.

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Ideas for experiencing Tunisia

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Tunisia, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Carthage and Cathedral

    Carthage City Tour


    One of the best ways to begin a visit to Carthage is to take a view of it from on high. The Byrsa Hill looks out over the whole city and the vista extends to the mountains of the Cap Bon beyond the Gulf of Tunis.

  • Dougga, Tunisia

    Dougga & Bulla Regia Excursion


    While some might argue that Tunisia does not possess a stunning draw, such as the Pyramids of Giza, or the ancient city of Petra, there is little doubt that Dougga is the pinnacle of the Roman presence in Tunisia, and looks out majestically over the hills.

  • Sidi Bou Said marina, Tunisia

    Sidi Bou Said


    The strong and consistent colors of the buildings, pure whites and blues complemented by the turquoise sea, are simply beautiful, while the narrow, winding cobbled streets all add to the charm of the village.

  • Bardo Museum, Tunis

    The Bardo Museum


    Tunisia's most celebrated museum exudes history throughout. The inside of the museum is famous primarily for its vast and unparalleled collection of mosaics, gathered from the floors of Tunisia's Roman sites and carefully arranged in the rooms.

  • Tunis Medina

    Tunis Medina Tour


    Medina comes from the Arabic word for city, and it refers to the old quarter of Tunis. Your first entry to the Medina of Tunis will most likely come through the Bab Bahr at Place de la Victoire, the Gate into the medina from Avenue Bourguiba.