Start the day with pickup at your Tunis hotel between 8am and 8:30am: precise departure times depend on your location. Make the 25-minute trip to Carthage in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, and spot some of Tunisia’s most exclusive villas along the way.
Explore the city with your guide, taking in ancient landmarks with sweeping views of the surrounding coastline. Carthage was famously destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC, but excavations have revealed five-story homes, sewage systems, and the remains of city walls that once stretched 21 miles (34 km) across Byrsa Hill.
After visiting the UNESCO-listed archeological site, continue to Sidi Bou Said, a blue-and-white, picturesque village that looks over the Mediterranean Sea. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Tunis to visit the Bardo National Museum, whose exhibits display Roman mosaics, early Islamic ceramics, and rare Phoenician artifacts.
Make the final stop of the day in the Tunis medina, the city’s UNESCO-listed old city. Follow your guide through the narrow streets to the Zitouna Mosque, a traditional cap-makers’ market, and Tunis’ colorful perfume market. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Tunis.