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Travel Guide

Tunis showing markets as well as a small group of people

Explore the jumble of ancient ruins, palaces, souks and colonial architecture that make the capital of Tunisia, in North Africa, an enthralling and exciting city.

The bustling city of Tunis is an exotic mix of Arab, Roman and European culture. Visit historic ruins, hunt for bargains in souks or relax in beach resorts.

At the heart of this coastal city are the palaces, mosques and monuments of the medina, or old town. Savor the sights, sounds and smells of its souks. The narrow streets are lined with a variety of stalls and stores selling perfumes, fabrics, baked goods, spices and handicrafts. Haggle over souvenirs then stop at a café for some refreshing mint tea or strong coffee.

Amble along the Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna to the Great Mosque, which is more than a thousand years old. Non-Muslims can visit the courtyard and the viewing gallery near the entrance. Look for other architectural treasures in the medina, such as Dar El Bey (Government Palace) and the Tourbet Aziza-Othmana (Aziza-Othmana Mausoleum).

Outside the old town is Ville Nouvelle, the new town built by the French in the late 19th century. Explore the wide boulevards with their cafés, pâtisseries and colonial buildings, which are in stark contrast to the medina’s tangled streets.

In 146 B.C., the Romans destroyed Tunis and built their own city, which became one of the richest in the Roman Empire. Visit the northern suburb of Carthage to see the ruins of this ancient site and relics of temples, palaces and homes. Inside the Bardo National Museum is a vast collection of Roman-era mosaics. Study exhibits that chart Tunisia’s evolution from pre-historic times to the present day.

Less than half an hour’s drive from downtown Tunis is an expanse of Mediterranean beaches. Go water skiing, paragliding, scuba diving and surfing at Carthage Beach. Sunbathe, swim and ride on camels at La Marsa.

Reach Tunis by flying into Tunis-Carthage Airport, which is 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the city. Get around by rental car, cab, buses or the metro system. Tunis’ beautiful buildings, fascinating history and robust culture make it an enticing city of contrasts.

El Mouradi Gammarth
El Mouradi Gammarth
5 out of 5
Les Côtes De Carthage, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $71 per night from May 13 to May 13
Nestled on the beach, this La Marsa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Carthage Acropolium, St. Louis Cathedral, and Palais Ennejma Ezzahra. North Africa American ...
3.4/5 (484 reviews)
"j ai beaucoup apprécié la gentillesse du personnel et du directeur de l hotel . mes enfants ont pris l habitude de y sejourner et ont insiste pour que je vienne apprecier le calme et les commodites de cet hotel. les recommandations d hygiène sont strictes et appliquées . j apprecie les massages et ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2020

El Mouradi Gammarth
Hôtel Belvédère Fourati
Hôtel Belvédère Fourati
4 out of 5
10 Avenue des Etats Unis d´Amerique, Tunis
The price is CA $89 per night from May 21 to May 21
Located in Bab Bhar, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tunis Zoo and Carrefour Market. Habib Bourguiba Avenue and University of Tunis El Manar are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (208 reviews)

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Hôtel Belvédère Fourati
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
5 out of 5
Zone Touristique Cap Gammarth, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
The price is CA $317 per night from May 7 to May 7
This family-friendly La Marsa hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of The Residence Golf Course and Gamarth Marina. La Marsa Beach and Palais ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (102 reviews)
"Outstanding service to the highest level of luxury"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
ADAM Hotel Suites
ADAM Hotel Suites
5 out of 5
Cité les Pins, Les Berges du Lac 2, Tunis, Tunis Governorate
The price is CA $172 per night from May 13 to May 13
Located in Les Berges Du Lac II, this luxury aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dah Dah Happy Land Entertainment Park, La Marsa Beach, and Habib Bourguiba ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"Like everything; especially spaciousness. Staff was great."

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

ADAM Hotel Suites
Très belle villa contemporaine
Très belle villa contemporaine
3.5 out of 5
101, Avenue 13 Août, Chotana 2, Ariana, La Soukra, Tunis Governorate
The price is CA $177 per night from May 7 to May 7
Situated in La Soukra, this villa is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Golf de Carthage and within 6 mi (10 km) of El Menzah Stadium and Ennahli Urban Park. Dah Dah Happy ...
Très belle villa contemporaine
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Medinat Radhoua, Ennasr 2, Ariana, Ariana Governorate
The price is CA $130 per night from May 21 to May 21
This family-friendly Ariana aparthotel is located in a state park, 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University of Tunis El Manar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tunis Zoo and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (97 reviews)
"Great place to stay but it would make it better if they add Gym facilities."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2020

The Penthouse Suites Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Tunis


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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3/5 - Okay

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Nov 10, 2019

The city is nice. The salesmen in the Medina were very, very pushy.

5/5 - Excellent


Aug 30, 2019

Excellent country for leisure. You can find many modren and historic places to visit as well ad activities to do. Plus People are friendly.

5/5 - Excellent


Jul 10, 2019

Nice city, lots of places to enjoy and good food

5/5 - Excellent


Feb 23, 2019

Beautiful country with beautiful people.

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