Exotic and colorful, Tunisia is an ancient land with Roman ruins, lush desert oases and bustling souks. From theunique underground city of Matmatato the ruins of mighty Carthage, you will be treated to an inspiring pageant of yesteryear. Guest’s embark on an excursion of a 4WD to OungEjjmal where Star Wars was filmed.
Combining Mediterranean colour, easy ways, oriental exoticism and a long glorious history, Tunisia is hassle free and the most Westernised of the North African nations. Our Tunisia luxury holidays are a gateway to a land of beautiful mosques, shrines and palaces; and a country studded with Roman temples, baths, villas and public buildings.
Tunis is one of the great historic cities of North Africa with its old Arab walled town (medina). Here in the souqs, all manner of goods ranging from gold, leather, carpets, perfumes, and household goods are on display amidst an intoxicating oriental atmosphere. Fine Arab architecture sets the stage with notable monuments including the great Zitouna Mosque with its distinctive square minaret and fine re-used byzantine columns; the lavishly sculpted 18th century Torbet el Bey, and the Dar Hussein Museum of Islamic Art.
Sidi Bou Said is considered to be amongst the most picturesque villages in Tunisia. The whitewashed town is picture perfect and has become something of a writers’ and artists’ colony. A profusion of architectural details is on display ranging from traditional blue and green painted doors studded with black nails in patterns, to curving mashrabia grills overflowing with cascades of jasmine and bougainvillea. Souvenir shops are plentiful with reams of prints and watercolours for sale. Said Bou Said can get busy, but is a delightful place to discover on foot over a couple of hours.
Tunis’ Bardo Museum is one of the great highlights of Tunisia offering a world class collection of brilliantly executed Roman mosaics collected from sites across the country; wonderful sculptures in bronze and marble dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD; together with a paleo-Christian section; and Islamic collection. It is generally accepted that the Bardo Museum is the finest in North Africa.