Tunisia Holidays


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Beautiful Tunisia has many ancient sights, but also a modern and thriving tourist industry. A relatively short flight from the UK, Tunisia’s Mediterranian package resorts are suitable for families and senior travellers. More intrepid travellers will want to strike out and explore Tunisia’s interior on their own. Tunisia has excellent beaches. It also has some remarkable historical attractions, as it was the homeland of the Carthaginians and has been ruled by the Arabs, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and the Ottomans, all of whom have left their mark upon the country. Tunisia is also one of the best countries to access beautiful Saharan landscapes.

Travel Facts
Capital: Tunis
Language(s): Arabic
Area: 163,610 km2 92nd)
Population: 10,432,500 (79th)
Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND)
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Drives on the: right
Airport: located in Tunis
January Temp : 11°C / Rain Days: 7
July Temp: 27°C / Rain Days: 0

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The south coast is the hub for laid-back beach resorts. The island of Djerba is particularly popular; you can visit the souk, go on cruises, or simply lie on a sun-kissed beach and catch up with your reading. Matmata, with its cave houses, would be a fascinating destination in its own right; however, it’s better known as Tattooine from Star Wars – you don’t need to use the Force to visit Luke Skywalker’s home farmstead.

It may be less populist, but Carthage s must for anyone interested in history – the most ancient ruins are the main attractions, but you can see other historical sights from a range of eras, from a Roman bathhouse to a WW2 memorial.

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At the other end of the country, you can enjoy a taste of a bygone era on the Red Lizard Train, which chuffs across Saharan Tunisia. Also in Saharan Tunisia are several oasis villages, near Tozeur. Enjoy hiking around and swimming in the pools. If you’re intending to travel independently, it may help to bone up on your French.

If you’re starting off in Tunis, then you should wander the atmospheric streets, taking in the medina, the souk and the Bardo Museum, with its many historic exhibits. Sousse’s ancient medina is a Unesco world heritage sight- although nearby Port El Kantaoui is a modern resort that will offer everything a tourist could want.

Tunisia Highlights
Atlas Mountains
Toubkal National Park
Mosque of Uqba
El Ghriba Synagogue
Koutoubia Mosque
Ourika River
Djemaa El Fna
Saadian Tombs
Bab Agnaou

Tunisia Accommodation
Tunisia is both accessible and exotic, ancient and modern.