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Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques

Tour Dates: October 13-23, 2022 in the planning stages (11 days)

Tour Leader(s): Nejib ben Lazreg ,

NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for an October 2022 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email 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)

Double occupancy (10-12 participants) $TBA
Double occupancy (6-9 participants) $TBA
Single supplement (limited availability) $TBA

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

Optional Post Tour Extension to Malta (3 nights)
Double occupancy (10-12 participants) $TBA

To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

For reservations or questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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 13, 2022: Depart home
Friday, October 14: Arrive Tunis, Tunisia |  Welcome dinner
Saturday, October 15:  Bardo Museum | Carthage| Sidi Bou Said | Tunis
Sunday, October 16: Cape Bon Region | Tunis
Monday, October 17: Oudna | Tunis walking tour
Tuesday, October 18: Bulla Regia | Tabarka
Wednesday, October 19: Dougga | Kairouan
Thursday, October 20: Kairouan walking tour | El Djem | Sousse
Friday, October 21: Sousse: AM walking tour | PM at leisure
Saturday, October 22: Thuburbo Majus | Zaghouan | Tunis | Farewell dinner
Sunday, October 23: Fly home OR Begin Malta extension

 

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

Sunday, October 23, 2022: Depart Tunis | Arrive Malta | Mdina walking tour | Sliema | Welcome dinner
Monday, October 24: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum | Tarxien | Hagar Qim | Mnajdra | Valletta city tour | Sliema
Tuesday, October 25: Gozo | Sliema| Farewell dinner
Wednesday, October 26: Fly home

View Detailed Itinerary

NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for an October 2022 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org.


For reservations or questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884). To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

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