15 days

From £4,245

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Summary

Carthage to the edge of the Sahara

Tunisia has some of the finest and best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Many retain the romance of ruins in the countryside, unnoticed and unspoiled by mass tourism. Starting with Carthage and the early Punic colonies, we travel south through ruined towns of the high Roman Empire, where impressive public monuments and houses decorated with brightly coloured mosaics bear witness to the wealth once enjoyed here. We also see the highlights of Islamic culture in Kairouan before continuing to the landscapes of the salt chotts, palm oases and dunes of the south where some remarkable Amazigh architecture shows how people adapted to conditions at the edge of the desert. 

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy a thorough exploration of Tunisia’s historical sites from ancient Carthage and Rome to fortified Berber villages
  • Traverse the salt plains of the chotts - the visual effect of this vivid white landscape is dazzling, with the salt blown into unusual shapes by the desert wind
  • Explore the mosques and medinas of Kairouan’s rich architectural and heritage
  • Discover a treasure trove of Roman mosaics remarkable for their intricate beauty of their figural and floral design

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Today's Price
£4,245

Deposit: £750 Single supplement: £480

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Tony O’Connor

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
25 February 2023 ANST230225 25 February 2023 (Saturday) 11 March 2023 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor £4,245
(inc. flights)
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