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  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia
  • Tunisia

Tunisia - Oasis Highlights

There are so many highlights in this fascinating country that it is impossible to list them all here. Our travel consultants will discuss your interests and be able to put a specific itinerary together for you, but below are a few must see!

 

Carthage

Carthage is built one of the most beautiful sites on the Mediterranean. Be fascinated by the bay’s turquoise reflections, white houses encircled by cypress trees, and in the distant the silhouette of Mount Boukornine immovable in the haze. 

Discover fragments of history in the streets of modern Carthage, and pause among the remains of Saint Cyprien’s basilica overlooking the sea. Admire the Carthaginian houses in the Magon quarter, and over the Punic ports where serenity reigns. 

Here is an authentic culinary tradition. Taste, the Kabkabou, a delicacy, where the Fish, is stewed with olives and preserved lemon, and Tunisian tajine. A thick gastronomic omelette filled with vegetables and cheese.

 

Touzeur

Tozeur emerges from the desert, nestled against a vast oasis of hundreds of palm trees. It surprises, fascinates and plunges into the scenery only a few hours from Europe.

The burning light of the great south pours into the avenues of the city. She wends her way through narrow alleys of the old neighbourhoods and between the high facades of blond bricks, gives the appearance of the ochre colour of the desert.

These, arranged in relief, form complicated designs of lozenges and chevrons. The small town of Nefta is distinguished from its neighbour by its rich Sufi tradition; it is punctuated by many cupolas indicating sanctuaries and tombs of saints.

 It dominates a palm grove that is like an armful of flowers, at the bottom of a bowl called the Basket.

Tozeur is considered the date capital. Savour the different varieties, from the sweet and red allig to the translucent and creamy deglet nour. Try rfiss, the date dumplings seasoned with just a hint of salted butter

 

Tunis

Tunis is an exciting mix of new and old, including French colonial buildings. The souq and the medina are among the most authentic and hassle-free in North Africa.  

On the northern coast, between west and eastern basins of the Mediterranean Sea, Tunis resides on the Lake of Tunis, an inlet of the Gulf of the same name, and is linked with its bustling port, Ḥalq al-Wādī,  ten kilometres to the northeast.

The city is divided into the World Heritage Listed, old town, known as the medina, and the new city, or Ville nouvelle in French. 

Avenue Habib Bourguiba is the broad boulevard running through the new city from the clock tower to the Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul. It then turns into the Avenue de France, ending at the Place de la Victoire and the Port de France, a large free-standing gate that used to be the entrance to the medina. 

Tunis Clock Tower Place du 14 Janvier. The iconic Tunis Clock Tower is one of the city's most visible landmark. On the Rue Tourbet el-Bey, you will discover an impressive 18th-century mausoleum, the final resting place for over 160 princes and ministers and their families. The eight-pointed star inside represents the doors to paradise