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Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques

Tour Dates: October 14-24, 2021 in the planning stages (11 days)

Tour Leader(s): Nejib ben Lazreg ,

This tour is in the planning stages for the October 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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 Djem’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.
Maximum of just 12 travelers!


Main Tour Pricing: (9 nights)
$TBA  per person double occupancy
*$TBA single supplement (limited availability)

Optional Post Tour Extension to Malta (3 nights)

*Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required.

The Great Mosque at Kairouan, founded in A.D. 670. © Marek Szarejko

Bulla Regia theater arcades © Pradigue

The Arch of Alexander Severus at Dougga © Bernard Gagnon

Mosaic detail on display at the Bardo Museum © R. Todd Nielsen

AIA study leader Nejib ben Lazreg and travelers at Bulla Regia © Jane Waldbaum

Thuburbo Majus © Patrick Giraud

El Djem Amphitheater © Agnieszka Wolska

Extension to Malta - Map

Hal Saflieni, Malta © A Pace

Ggantija, Malta © Hamelin de Guettelet

Itinerary


Thursday, October 14, 2021: Depart home
Friday, October 15: Arrive Tunis, Tunisia |  Welcome dinner
Saturday, October 16:  Bardo Museum | Carthage| Sidi Bou Said | Tunis
Sunday, October 17: Cape Bon Region | Tunis
Monday, October 18: Tunis walking tour | Oudna | Tunis
Tuesday, October 19: Bulla Regia | Tabarka
Wednesday, October 20: Dougga | Kairouan
Thursday, October 21: Kairouan walking tour | El Djem | Sousse
Friday, October 22: Sousse walking tour | Lamta | Sousse
Saturday, October 23: Thuburbo Majus | Zaghouan | Tunis | Farewell dinner
Sunday, October 24: Fly home OR Begin Malta extension

 

The Mysteries of Malta Optional Post-Tour Extension
(4 days)

Sunday, October 24, 2021: Depart Tunis | Arrive Malta | Mdina walking tour | St. Julian’s | Welcome dinner
Monday, October 25: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum | Tarxien | Hagar Qim | Mnajdra | Valletta city tour
Tuesday, October 26: Gozo | St. Julian’s | Farewell dinner
Wednesday, October 27: Fly home

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This tour is in the planning stages for the October 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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