Carthage - Sidi Bou Said: Departure to Carthage and remainders of the splendours of Tunisia's past. There will be visits to the gigantic Punic Ports, the Antonin Baths, the Tophet as well as the Theatre. Declared a national monument the town of Carthage and nearby Salammbo abound in vestiges of the Punic and Roman empires, baths, dwellings, temples, shrines and the fabulous naval port of the Carthaginians.
For a thousand years, Phoenicians were masters of the Mediterranean and over 200 war ships and innumerable merchant vessels were sheltered in the nearby port of Salammbo. At its center the Admirals Island still exists and archeologists are reconstituting the pavilion with its shrine and docks. Next to the ports the ancient sanctuary of the goddess Tanit (Tophet) a quiet, shady square of hundreds of funeral steles.
Continuation to the Moorish village of Sidi Bou Said with its immaculate white and blue houses. The village has managed to preserve its charm and its peacefulness. The most adventurous will have the opportunity to try the famous chicha (Waterpipe) Free time in Sidi Bou Saïd to sip a mint tea at Café Sidi Chabaane or stroll along the narrow streets to see the magnificent view from the cliff.
Meeting/pick-up point: From hotels.
Duration: Four-and-a-half hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.00am.
End/closing time: At 12.30pm.
Languages: German, English and Italian.