15 days

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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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Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $670

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

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 Offer Availability
29 October 2022 ANST221029 29 October 2022 (Saturday) 12 November 2022 (Saturday) $5,040
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$500 $670 $4,690
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4 March 2023 ANST230304 4 March 2023 (Saturday) 18 March 2023 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor $5,020
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