Zaghouan Aqueduct and the Roman Water Temple are two must-visit sites in understanding Tunisia's legendary history. Discover them with an expert English-speaking guide.
Zaghouan Day Trip Itinerary
Your day trip will begin at 8 am, when you'll be picked up from your hotel in Tunis. After around a thirty minute drive, you'll arrive at the first stop on your itinerary: the Roman aqueduct of Zaghouan.
In the second century, under the rule of Emperor Hadrian, the Roman Empire found itself facing a problem (as was often the case) in northern Africa: they lacked a reliable water supply. In response, they decided to build an aqueduct connecting a water source at Zaghouan with the ancient city of Carthage. Much of the aqueduct remains standing today, and you'll get to explore this incredible masterpiece of engineering while your expert guide explains its construction and design processes, which were well ahead of their time.
After exploring the ancient aqueduct, you'll continue on your tour to the outskirts of the modern city of Zaghouan, where you'll find another important archaeological site. This time, you'll visit the famous Roman Water Temple, which was also constructed under the orders of Emperor Hadrian. As you admire the elegant curved portico, your guide will reveal the significance of this sacred spring and why it was so venerated in ancient times.
Following your tour of the Water Temple, you'll be taken to a restaurant in central Zaghouan, where you'll be served a delicious traditional meal of typical Turkish specialities. The fusion of Mediterranean and Arab cuisines will make for a truly mouth-watering meal!
When you've finished eating, it will be time to return to Tunis. You'll be dropped back off at your hotel at around 5 pm.
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English guided tour
Per personUS$ 104.80
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Tunisia's history.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
Entrance to monuments visited.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).