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Archeological Tunisia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination(s): Tunisia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: November - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 5635 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5635 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Carthage - Bardo museum. In the morning visit of Carthage: ancient harbours, Roman villas and Byrsa hill with a superb panoramic view of Tunis bay. Visit of Bardo museum, which is known for a beautiful collection of roman mosaics

Day 2: Thuburbu Majus - Uthina.

- Duration: 1 day
- Total km: 100
- Departure time: 8:30am

1 - In Thuburbu Majus The monuments are magnificent and show the importance of this middle size town ,which was strategic to the countryside. Visit of the following sites:
- Main temple
- The temple of peace, the Forum with the temple of Mercury
- The winter baths
- The temple of Baalat
- The Petroni plalestra
- The summer baths
- The house of Neptune.

2 - Uthina was an important city under the Roman era. The main focus of the visit is: the amphitheater, the forum, with its capitol temple, mosaics and impressive brick vaulting dating from the Byzantine era, the great baths are very impressive.

Day 3: Bulla Regia - Dougga - El Kef.

- Duration: 1 day
- Total km: 168 mi
- Departure time: 7:00am.

The most beautiful Roman cities of Tunsia: Bulla Regia is a unique city for its underground villas , and Dougga often called the Roman Pompey of Tunisia . The itinerary is very interesting because it goes through inside the country; it is the Atlas mountain area of the North-west with its beautiful valleys and original hostorical and natural sites.

1 - Dougga: In the morning go to Dougga, visit the following monuments:
- Roman theatre
- The forum, the market and the main temples.
- The Lycinian baths
- The Severus Alexander arch
- The Lybico-Punic Mausoleum.

2 - Bulla Regia. Visit the following monuments:
Baths of Julia Memmia, House of the Treasure, House of the Hunt, Forum, Market Temple of Apollo Theater.

Day 4: El Kef - Mactaris - El Kef

- Duration: 1 day
- Total km: 75 mi
- Departure time: 8:30am

Maktar has one of the finest settings of any Roman city in Tunisia, situated on the top of a hill, at almost 1,000 metres, overlooking undulating fields on all sides. Fine things to look out for here are:
- Triumphal arch
- Trajan's Arch/forum
- Amphitheatre
- The Eastern baths
- The Schola Juvenum
- The Temple of Hathor Miskar
- The basilica of Hildeguns
- The museum of Maktar with a nice collection of artifacts showing the shift from Numidian to Punic to Roman culture at this place.
- End of the tour and return to the hotel in El Kef.

Day 5: El Kef - Ammaedara - Cillium/Suffeitula.

- Duration: 1day
- Total km: 95 mi
- Departure time: 7:00 am.

Located on the west of Tunisia,roman Ammaedara was built on the border of the valleys and the Berber tribes. Visit the following monuments:
- Arch of Septimus Severus on the former Decamanus.
- Basilica of Melleus.
Basilica of Candidus/or the martyrs’ basilica.
- The Byzantin fortress
- The mausoleum
- The theatre
- Cillium (Cillium was a rich city of its time, thriving off its rich agriculture and proximity to the peoples of Numidia).

There are 3 superb remains at Cillium:
- The triumphal arch
- The hillside theatre
- The impressive mausoleum Flavii with its epitaph verses.
- The paleo-chrstian church
- The byzantin fortress.

Note: Accommodation at hotel Suffeitula.

Day 6: Suffeitula - El Jem - Sousse.

- Duration: 1day
- Total km: 140 mi
- Departure time: 8:30am.

Sbeitla is one of the best preserved sites in Tunisia. life had come early to the region, though there is no evidence of any sort of urban life prior to the arrival of the Romans. After the revolt led by the Berber Chief Tacfarinas, the region was first pacified and then developed by the Emperor Vespasien and his sons. Visit of the following monuments:
- The Antonine Gateway
- The Forum
- The Three Temples
- The Church of Bellator
- The Church of Vitalis
- The Church of Servus the Priest
- The Theatre
- The Main Baths
- The Amphitheatre
- The Forts
- The Arch of Triumph to the Tetrarchy
- End of the tour and return to the hotel in Tunis.

Day 7: Sousse - Tunis

- Duration: 1day
- Total km: 110 mi
- Departure time: 8:30am

Archaeological Museum located in the kasbah has what is clearly Tunisia's second most important collection of mosaics; second only to the Bardo museum in Tunis.
The exhibits are dominated by mosaics, but there are many other objects too, like vases, masks, statues and whole burial tombs. The epoch covered here is mainly Roman Tunisia, which are the centuries around year 0. To this period also belong objects from Christian catacombs in the Sousse region. Another great attraction are found with the mosaics showing scenes from amphitheaters. End of the tour and return to the hotel in Tunis

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

The tour cost depends on the number of people.

Supplier Information
Location: Tunisia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2008
Client Request Served: 48

Hello! My name is Mouelhi Ali and I am a Private Travel Guide. I graduated at the Ecole Superieure in Tunis. I have a guide license from the National Office of Tourism in Tunisia. I speak English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese fluently. I offer my services as a local guide in Tunisia. I have been working as a...

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