Tunisia Holidays 2019
Nestled between Algeria and Libya, Tunisia will give you a true taste of North Africa. Where stretches of white sandy beaches meet fascinating culture and rich history. Whether you want to venture out on a desert safari or a scuba diving trip, our cheap holidays in Tunisia are sure to be memorable.
Bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. The north of the country experiences a warm Mediterranean climate, whilst the south experiences a desert climate, making it a great destination at any time of the year.
There are a range of fantastic hotel and all inclusive resorts to choose from in Tunisia. Choose Hammamet for its popular beaches, book Sousse for cultural visits or head to Port El Kantaoui for golfing holidays.
Most popular hotels in Tunisia
Houria Palace Hotel
Port el Kantaoui
Ramada Liberty Resort
Houda Golf & Beach Club
Sousse City & Beach
El Kantaoui Center and Spa
Port el Kantaoui
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 25m
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Things to do in Tunisia
Things to do in Hammamet:
- Hammamet Medina – Roam around the Medina’s winding streets and alleys for an authentic Tunisian feel. There are shops around here too, giving you an opportunity to buy gifts.
- Pupput – This archaeological site features ancient Roman remains from a previous settlement.
- Kasbah – A fort which has a museum featuring fascinating exhibits as well as wonderful views of the ocean.
Things to do in Sousse:
- Medina of Sousse – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this picturesque Medina consists of the Great Mosque and forts as part of its previous defence system.
- Sousse Archaeological Museum – Located in a kasbah, this museum features various artwork and other ancient relics.
- Great Mosque of Sousse – This was constructed during the Aghlabid Dynasty’s rule in AD 851, comprising forts with turrets and walls.
Tunisia family holidays
There are lots of family-friendly holiday activities in Tunisia as well as a range of top hotels. Water-lovers will be in their element at Park Flipper which boasts 13 huge toboggan slides and large swimming pools. As Hammamet’s only aqua park, you can relax on the sun loungers whilst the children explore the slides.
Or head over to Tunis Zoo – a child-friendly attraction set in a shaded and peaceful park where you can see monkeys and colourful parrots. On the other hand, perhaps the Zoo du Paradis in Tozeur will be your choice. Full of exotic gardens dedicated to flora and fauna. You will also find a selection of desert animals here, like camels, snakes, scorpions, fennecs, gazelles, jackals and lions.
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Tunisia history and culture
Tunisia is proud of its ancient past, with many stunning historic sites for you to explore. The souks and medinas of the country’s bustling centres have a long heritage marked by the mosques, markets and monuments entwined in the tangle of streets and alleyways. Wander the marketplaces awash with colour and let your thoughts float away as you get to the heart of Tunisian culture here.
Visit Carthage to catch a glimpse of the fantastically preserved Roman Baths. You will find some of the more curious and obscure archaeological discoveries in the Carthage Museum, from sculptures to ceramics.
Although nearby Monastir and Sousse are known as beach resorts, they also have a rich historical heritage of their own. Fascinating museums, an authentic medina and souk allow you to delve deep into the country’s history and discover the stunning architecture of the Byzantine era. You can examine intricate Roman mosaics in the Bardo Museum, or see the jewels, dress and furniture of the country’s ancestors sparkle from a visit to the Museum of Traditional Inheritance.
The nightlife in Tunisia is very low-key, with most people congregating in the outdoor cafés after dark, smoking hookah (water pipes).
Tunis - Home to a range of bars and clubs, including Bar Jamaica located on the 10th floor of the Hotel el-Hana International. Along with great lounge music, you can enjoy amazing views. If you want live music, head to Oscars, or if you fancy dancing the night away, Hotel Plaza Corniche has a lively nightclub with brilliant sea views and a packed bar.
Sousse - The most popular nightclub in Sousse is Bora Bora. The outdoor club is surrounded by trees and has a round bar which transforms into a stage later at night. Also, the disco Red Iguana hosts international DJ sets.
Hammamet - The Oasis Club in Hammamet is a huge complex and the biggest in Africa, with seven bars and three restaurants. Whereas Sky Club is a disco-lovers dream and plays summer house music in a friendly atmosphere.
Tunisia's Mediterranean coast has warm waters and year-round sunshine making it perfect for beach holidays.
- Hammamet - With fine, white sands, clear waters and water sports on offer, you can’t go wrong with a beach day here. Nabuel beaches are also blessed with a vast expanse of golden sand and a diverse range of activities which are family friendly in every way.
- Djerba – You’ll find some of the best beaches to enjoy the sun here. You can take a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters. or stroll along the powdery white sands.
- Monastir – Offering a range of adventurous activities, its golden sandy shores and sparkling waters can be explored by camel and boat respectively.
- Plage de Chaffar (Sfax) – This beautiful strip of sand is popular with local families, so you can get away from the crowds of tourists here.
- El Haouaria – Unspoiled sands are intermingled with steep cliffs and a rocky coast line, along with wild waters.
Tunisia couples holidays
If you are whisking your loved one away on a romantic holiday in Tunisia, prepare to be enchanted. From the exotic climate to picturesque ports and the jasmine-scented coast, you will both fall in love all over again. You haven’t truly experienced Tunisia until you have been scrubbed down in a traditional Hamman. Tunis has several bathhouses are located in the medina and offers a truly exotic, sensual and relaxing experience, which you can both enjoy together.
Plus, as Hamman is perfect for maintaining sun-kissed skin and ensuring the ideal finale to your holidays in Tunisia. Take a trip to Sousse, the Pearl of the Sahel for a romantic evening. This seaside resort town has an attractive esplanade which you can stroll along, hand-in-hand at dusk. You will hear music coming from the local cafés as it blends with the sound of waves lapping on the shore. Tunisia is awash with green areas and a scenic coast that you and your partner don’t want to miss.
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Food in Tunisia
Tunisian food is fresh and flavoursome, often with a kick, but there are lots of simpler dishes such as rice and casseroles to keep the fussy eaters happier. The traditional dishes mainly consist of Arabic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and French influences. You will find couscous Harissa and Salade Mechouia on most menus.
To be sure to find a family-friendly restaurant, stick to the busier resorts such as Tunis where you will find pizzerias and simple taverns. Situated in a bright welcoming building in Tunis, Fondouk El Attarine serves up a healthy selection of Tunisian dishes including fish tajines, fresh mixed salads and pomegranate desserts, with traditional background music.
People also ask
What is the best time of year to go to Tunisia?
April – June is a great time to visit Tunisia, as well as September – October.
Do you need a visa to enter Tunisia?
Most nationalities including UK citizens do not need a visa to visit Tunisia as a tourist.
Are there direct flights from the UK to Tunisia?
Yes, you can get direct flights from the UK to Tunisia.
Can you drink the tap water in Tunisia?
It is recommended to buy bottled water during your holiday in Tunisia.