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Carthage & Sidi Bou Said Tour

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Discover Tunisia's ancient heritage and enchanting Mediterranean beauty on this guided tour of the legendary archaeological site of Carthage and the beautiful town of Sidi Bou Said.

Discover Tunisia's ancient heritage and enchanting Mediterranean beauty on this guided tour of the legendary archaeological site of Carthage and the beautiful town of Sidi Bou Said.

Carthage & Sidi Bou Said Tour Itinerary

On the morning of your tour, at around 8 am, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Tunis, ready to begin your guided tour of Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, two of Tunisia's most impressive places of interest.

The first stop on your sightseeing tour will be at the archaeological site of ancient Carthage. Arriving at Byrsa hill, you'll spot the first ruins of the historic capital. Founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BCE, the city was later conquered by the Romans before being occupied by the Arabs, leaving behind an incredible mix of cultural heritage. Accompanied by your English-speaking guide, you'll explore the remains of ancient Carthage, discovering its legendary history along your route and visiting some of its most surprising ruins, like the commercial and military ports that allowed the Carthaginians to maintain their control over the seas for many centuries.

You'll then head to another nearby pre-Roman archaeological site: the Tophet of Carthage, a sacred place which served as a cemetery and sanctuary dedicated to the deities Tanit and Baal. Here, you'll have the opportunity to admire Carthaginian funerary and religious artwork that has survived over thousands of years.

After discovering the secrets of the Tophet, you'll climb back aboard the tour bus for the next part of your journey: visiting the coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, located just ten minutes' drive from the ruins of ancient Carthage. As you stroll through its labyrinthine lanes, you'll be enchanted by the contrast of its typical whitewashed houses with the stunning blue of their doors and windows and the sparkling azure of the Mediterranean Sea, which you'll see shimmering from the town's viewpoints.

In addition to its picturesque beauty and seaside charm, Sidi Bou Said is known for its lively atmosphere and many shops and cafes offering the opportunity to indulge in some souvenir shopping and enjoy a tea or coffee while taking in the spectacular panoramic views.

Having made the most of your time in Sidi Bou Said, you'll be taken back to Tunis, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel at around 12 pm.

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Price

Per person
English guided tour
US$ 52.60

English guided tour

  • Per person

    US$ 52.60

A minimum of 2 people is required to book the activity.

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

Entrance to monuments.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 52.90

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