Cultural trip: Kairouan Holy City & El Djem Amphitheater

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Tunis or Hammamet or Sousse or Monastir
Min Age : 6
Max People : 12

Amazing cultural trip to discover the most important historical monuments and World Heritage sites of Tunisia.

Discover Kairouan the holy city with its majestic grand mosque and different mausoleums.

Explore the colossal architecture of the Roman amphitheater and its impressive arcades.

Admire the splendour of the mosaics at the museum of El Djem.

Enjoy a beautiful strolling around in the heart of the Medina’s Souks. It’s a wonderful trip into Tunisia’s rich past.

Details of the cultural trip

Departure & Return Location

Tunis or Hammamet or Sousse or Monastir (Google Map)

Departure Time

Tunis at 07:00 am

Hammamet at 07:30 am

Sousse at 08:00 am

Monastir 08:00 am

Price Includes

  • Transport in air conditioned vehicle
  • The Visits indicated in the program
  • Professional guide speicalized in History and Archaeology

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Visits not indicated in the program
  • Lunch
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Complete visit the holy city Kairouan and the Roman amphitheatre
  • Adaptable journey to small groups and families with children
  • Professional guide specializing guide in history and archaeology

Itinerary of the cultural trip

DAY ITNERARY:TUNIS-KAIROUAN-EL DJEM-TUNIS

  • Early departure from your selected hotel towards Kairouan.
  • The cultural trip starts from the holy city of Islam and the religious capital of Tunisia founded by Muslims in 670, and declared a world heritage site.
  • In the Ninth Century, the Aghlabids endowed it with several mosques, monuments, and hydraulic installations.
  • Arrive and visit the Aghlabid basins, old water reserves that provided the entire city with drinkable water.
  • Visit of the Abu Zoumaa Al Balaoui Mausoleum called Sid Sahib or the Barber
  • Explore the majestic Great Mosque of Okba.
  • External visit to the “Three Doors Mosque”.
  • Visit Sidi Abid al-Ghariani Mausoleum
  • Discover the Medina with its traditional souks of cottage industry.
  • Drive to El Djem and visit to the amphitheater of el Djem, one of the largest Roman amphitheaters ever built and declared a World Heritage site with its sublime architecture and its colossal arcades.
  • It’s considered the third-largest one, after the Colosseum in Rome and Capua, and could accommodate a whopping crowd of 35,000 spectators to contain people.
  • Visit the archaeological museum of El Djem which houses an amazing collection of Roman mosaics.
  • Drive back to your selected location, and drop off at your hotel.
  • End of our services

Map of the cultural trip

Photos of the cultural trip

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a private or a group trip?

All our tours are private

Do we have to cover up to get into the mosque?

To enter the mosque you must cover your feet up to the knees and women must cover their heads and shoulders with scarves. At the entrance of the mosque you will be given free tunics and scarves for the visit.

Can we get into the mosque's prayer room?

During the visit of the mosques tourists are allowed to enter only to the main patio, tourists will see the prayer room only from the access door.