Holiday regions in Tunisia:

Hammamet

Sousse

Tunisia

Yasmine Hammamet


Welcome to Tunisia, a North African gem that boasts sun-kissed beaches, desert landscapes, and ancient ruins. Here's your Lonely Planet style visitor guide to Tunisia.

Where to Go:

1. Tunis- The capital city, Tunis is the heart of Tunisia. Explore its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site with narrow alleyways lined with souks offering local goods.

2. Carthage- Visit the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage, located just outside Tunis. Walk through the Roman Amphitheatre, Punic ports, and the Carthage National Museum. Explore the nearby seaside village of Sidi Bou Said.

3. Sousse- Located on the east coast, Sousse is the second-largest city offering fine beaches, UNESCO-listed medina, and cultural sites like the El-Qantara Mosque.

4. Mahdia- A small coastal city south of Monastir that offers some of the best beaches in Tunisia.

5. Tozeur- Located in the Sahara Desert, the city of Tozeur offers stunning desert landscapes and the famous Chott el Djerid salt lake.

What to Do:

1. Visit the Bardo Museum- Located in Tunis, the Bardo Museum is the most important archaeological museum in Tunisia. It features an extensive collection of ancient mosaics and artifacts from different eras of Tunisia's history.

2. Experience the Sahara Desert- Take a camel trekking tour into the Sahara Desert and camp under the stars overnight. Explore the mountain oases, dunes, and salt lakes on a desert adventure.

3. Explore Kairouan- The Muslim holy city of Kairouan is known for its Grand Mosque with its delicate stucco carvings and beautiful mosaic decorations.

4. Visit the El Jem Colosseum- Located in the town of El Jem, the Roman Amphitheatre is the third-largest Roman Colosseum in the world and is still in remarkably good condition.

5. Relax on the Beach- Tunisia has stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear waters that offer the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun.

What to Eat:

1. Couscous- Tunisia's national dish is couscous, a hearty meal of steamed semolina grains served with vegetables or meat in rich tomato sauce.

2. Brik- A crispy pastry filled with egg, tuna, or meat.

3. Harissa- A spicy chili paste that is used as a condiment in many dishes.

4. Mint Tea- A popular beverage in Tunisia that is served as a symbol of hospitality. The tea is brewed with fresh mint leaves and sugar.

5. Tunisian Pastries- Pastries like almond-filled Kaak Warka and honey-drenched Baklava are sweet treats that are not to be missed.

Travel Tips:

1. Language- Tunisian Arabic is the main language spoken, but French is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas.

2. Dress Code- Tunisia is a Muslim country with conservative Islamic values. Dress modestly while visiting mosques and religious sites.

3. Public Transportation- Taxis are available in the cities, and minivans called Louages connect various cities.

4. Shopping- Shopping in the souks is part of the Tunisian experience, but bargaining is expected.

5. Safety- Tunisia is generally safe for tourists, but it's always essential to practice common sense with your personal belongings in crowded areas.

Here's some of the best holiday bargains in Tunisia:

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Phenicia Hotel

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £270.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Medina Belisaire And Thalasso

Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £295.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Marhaba Salem Hotel

Sousse, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £305.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Tui Suneo Royal Kenz

Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £311.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Paradis Palace Hotel

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £334.70 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Diar Lemdina

Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £345.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Marhaba Beach Hotel

Sousse, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £348.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort

Skanes, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £359.14 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Steigenberger Marhaba Thalasso Hammamet

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £360.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Sentido Bellevue Park

Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £363.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Jaz Tour Khalef Hotel

Sousse, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £363.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Marhaba Royal Salem

Sousse, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £371.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Hotel Bel Azur Thalasso And Bungalows

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £371.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Sindbad Hotel

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £372.30 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Tui Magic Life Africana

Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £374.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Hotel Marhaba Club

Sousse, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £377.94 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Marhaba Palace Hotel

Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £387.34 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Oceana Suites

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £390.16 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Tui Blue Palm Beach Hammamet

Hammamet, Hammamet

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £415.54 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Vincci Marillia Hotel

Yasmine Hammamet, Yasmine Hammamet

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £415.54 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Hotel Aziza Beach Golf And Spa

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £419.30 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Hotel Le Sultan

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £419.30 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Barcelo Concorde Green Park

Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £423.06 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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The Orangers Beach Resort

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £424.94 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Tui Blue Manar

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £446.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Aqi Skanes Resort

Skanes, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £452.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Tui Blue Scheherazade

Sousse, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £465.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Royal Azur Thalassa Hotel

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £485.10 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Sahara Beach

Skanes, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £486.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!

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Delfino Beach

Hammamet, Tunisia

We've found holidays with prices starting from just £493.00 per person for 7 nights when two share!