Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques (land tour)

Dates: October 16, 2014 - October 26, 2014 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Nejib ben Lazreg

Dougga. Image by TunisUSA.
Dougga. Image by TunisUSA.
Map of this Itinerary Thuburbo Majus. Image by Giraud Patrick Carthage. Image by SvenZ Bardo Museum. Image by R. Todd Nielsen Dougga. Image by Bernard Gagnon The spectacular amphitheater at El Jem. Image by R. Todd Nielsen The temples at Tarxien, Malta. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta. Image by A. Pace

This fascinating itinerary features all seven of Tunisia’s cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites, including fabled Carthage, with its museum’s unparalleled collection of Punic artifacts; Dougga’s splendid 3,500-seat theater and temples; Kairouan’s Great Mosque; and El Jem’s marvelous 30,000-seat ancient amphitheater. Other highlights include the leadership of our distinguished Tunisian archaeologist and visits to Bulla Regia’s underground Roman villas, Temple of Apollo, and 4th-century theater; Thuburbo Majus’s Forum, Temple of Mercury, and sunken winter baths; and the Bardo Museum’s renowned exhibits of ancient mosaics. Seize the opportunity to also visit the cultural treasures of Malta on our optional, 4-day extension featuring the megalithic temples at Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, and Ggantija; Hal Saflieni Hypogeum; and the splendid medieval cities of Valletta and Mdina.


Main Tour Pricing:
16-20 participants: $4,845 per person double occupancy
11-15 participants: $5,145 per person double occupancy
8-10 participants: $5,395 per person double occupancy
Single Supplement (limited availability): $645

 

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Itinerary

Thursday & Friday, October 16 & 17, 2014 - Depart USA | Arrive Tunis, Tunisia
Saturday, October 18 - Tunis | Carthage | Sidi Bou Said | Tunis
Sunday, October 19 - Tunis | Cape Bon Region | Tunis
Monday, October 20 - Tunis | Oudna | Tunis
Tuesday, October 21 - Tunis | Bulla Regia | Ain Draham
Wednesday, October 22 - Ain Draham | Chemtou | Dougga | Kairouan
Thursday, October 23 - Kairouan | El Jem | Sousse
Friday, October 24 - Sousse | Monastir | Lamta | Sousse
Saturday, October 25 - Sousse | Thuburbo Majus | Zaghouan | Tunis
Sunday, October 26 - Depart Tunis | Arrive USA (or Malta)

Optional Malta Extension

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Depart Tunis | Arrive Malta | Mdina | Sliema
Monday, October 27 - Sliema | Hal Saflieni | Neolithic Temples | Valletta | Sliema
Tuesday, October 28 - Sliema | Gozo | Sliema
Wednesday, October 29 - Depart Malta | Arrive USA

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