Hustle and Bustle, spicy aromas, infectious atmosphere and historic landmarks provide just a remote flavour of what you’ll come to experience during Tunis holidays. Tunisia’s bustling capital provides a great insight into north African culture, transporting you both back in time and into the heart of a unique and significant culture that is both fascinating and infectious.
Tunisia is a diverse country, boasting ancient history, arid landscapes and wonderful beaches, ensuring that any trip into Tunisia’s heart and soul will allow you to embrace variety and excitement. As exciting as various activities and tours may appear, much fulfilment can be found in simply wandering the city’s old medina and soaking up the infectious atmosphere, among carts of goods, buyers and sellers, spices and sounds, and a relentless stream of smiling locals. You can absorb this new culture effortlessly throughout your holidays to Tunis, while a short trip to Mahdia – the country’s 10th-century capital – will reveal even more history to culture vultures.
Introduction to Africa
There are a number of primary sites to tick off in Tunis once you have explored every nook and cranny of the old medina on foot, though this can take a day or two in itself! The Bardo Museum is among the most famous sites in the country, boasting numerous mosaics and artefacts that have been recovered from many of Tunisia’s ancient sites, while the ruins of ancient Carthage will allow you to explore this impression of a bygone era first hand.
Wandering the city is likely to see you encounter some of Tunisia’s grandest mosques during your holidays in Tunis, including the Sidi Youssef Mosque and the stunning courtyard of Zitouna Mosque, providing a window into the religious devotion and cultural ideals of an everyday inhabitant of the city. You should also try to visit the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial during your time in and around the city in order to pay your respects to the fallen soldiers of WWII. If you fancy transforming your getaway in Tunis into a beach break, pay a visit to one of the nearby beach resorts, whether it is the luxury and sandy beaches of Skanes or the party vibes and water sports scene discovered in Sousse, beach bums will be naturally drawn to the sun, sand and sea of Tunisia’s coast.