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Monastir & El Jem Tour

5 reviews | 26 travellers
Our guide was omar, a very good guide. He took us very well, and with very good explanations. The coliseum a spectacle, as well as surprised by the number of mosaics that we saw in the museum, spectacular. Then the visit to Monastir was not so spectacular, although seeing a 9th century Arab fortress was worth it.
10 Alejandro Martinez
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 108.20
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Did you know that Tunisia is home to one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in the world? Discover it on this guided tour of the fascinating historic towns of Monastir and El Jem.

Did you know that Tunisia is home to one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in the world? Discover it on this guided tour of the fascinating historic towns of Monastir and El Jem.

Monastir & El Jem Tour Itinerary

At 8 am on the day of your tour, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Tunis, and you'll set off on the three hour drive to your first stop: the archaeological site of El Jem, or El Djem, home to some of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa.

Having reached the ancient town, the first place to capture your attention will be the Amphitheatre of El Jem, one of the best preserved Roman stone ruins in the world, and the third biggest amphitheatre after the Coliseum in Rome and the Verona Arena.

After exploring the ancient venue, which had the capacity for more than thirty thousand people, you'll delve into more of El Djem's archaeological sites as you learn all about the town's history and pre-Roman origins as a Carthaginian settlement. At around 1 pm, you'll be treated to a delicious typical lunch, before hopping back on board your tour vehicle and making the journey to Monastir, located a little over an hour away.

Arriving in the coastal city of Monastir, you'll begin your tour of the centre, visiting the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, the final resting place of the first President of the Republic of Tunisia. Continue your tour discovering the Ribat of Monastir, an immense historic fortress built in the 8th century. From its vantage point, you'll have spectacular views over the Mediterranean, and you'll understand how the seas were controlled from the fort. The majestic Ribat has also served as a filming location for movies like Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Following your guided tour of Monastir, you'll head back to Tunisia, where your tour will come to an end at around 4 pm.

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Per person
English guided tour
US$ 108.20

English guided tour

  • Per person

    US$ 108.20

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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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8 hours.

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

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


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

Entrance to monuments visited.


Not included


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.


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


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.

Include water in recyclable cartons.

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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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$ 108.20

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