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

Dates: Saturday, October 1, 2016 (TBA)
Tour Leader: Nejib ben Lazreg

Dougga. Image by TunisUSA.

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).


Main Tour Pricing:
TBA
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MALTA Post-tour Extension Pricing:
TBA

 

Itinerary

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


If you have any additional 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).

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