Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques (land tour)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Tour Leader: Nejib ben Lazreg
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. Visit the cultural treasures of Malta on our optional, 3-night extension featuring the megalithic temples at Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, and Ggantija; and the splendid medieval cities of Valletta and Mdina.
Below, a past traveler shares her impressions of Archaeological Institute of America in Tunisia (3:40 via YouTube).
Day 1 - Depart USA | Arrive Tunis, Tunisia
Day 2 - Tunis | Carthage | Sidi Bou Said | Tunis
Day 3 - Tunis | Cape Bon Region | Tunis
Day 4 - Tunis | Oudna | Tunis
Day 5 - Tunis | Bulla Regia | Ain Draham
Day 6 - Ain Draham | Chemtou | Dougga | Kairouan
Day 7 - Kairouan | El Jem | Sousse
Day 8 - Sousse | Lamta | Sousse
Day 9 - Sousse | Thuburbo Majus | Zaghouan | Tunis
Day 10 - Depart Tunis | Arrive USA (or Malta)
Optional Malta Extension
Day 1 - Depart Tunis | Arrive Malta | Mdina | Sliema
Day 2 - Sliema | Neolithic Temples | Valletta | Sliema
Day 3 - Sliema | Gozo | Sliema
Day 4 - Depart Malta | Arrive USA
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