Medina De Tunis - Carthage: The tour starts with a visit of the Medina of Tunis. We suggest a guided visit through the winding streets of Tunis' old town, an opportunity to see the rich cultural heritage of old walled city and to discover the exquisite craftsmanship of Tunisia's artisans.
'Souk' is the Arabic name for market; 'medina' is the Arabic name for town. In Tunis today, the souk is also called medina. And there is a good reason: most of what once was Tunis is today like one enormous shopping centre and handicrafts factory.
Continuation 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.
Meeting/ pick-up point: From hotels.
Duration: Four-and-a-half hour.
Start/opening time: At 8.00am.
End/closing time: At 12.30pm.