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Visit Tunis

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.

Where to stay in Tunis

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Medina of Tunis

4.5/5Wonderful!(27 area reviews)

Medina of Tunis is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Zitouna Mosque and Bab el Bahr.

Medina of Tunis
I love Tunis!

Tunis Centre

Unique features of Tunis Centre include the cafés and shopping. Make a stop by Habib Bourguiba Avenue or National Theatre of Tunisia while you're exploring the area.

Tunis Centre
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Ville Nouvelle

4/5Very Good!(66 area reviews)

Unique features of Ville Nouvelle include the cafés and shopping. Make a stop by Habib Bourguiba Avenue or National Theatre of Tunisia while you're exploring the area.

Ville Nouvelle
Tunis which includes building ruins

Bab Bhar

3.5/5Good!(38 area reviews)

While visiting Bab Bhar, you might make a stop by sights like Habib Bourguiba Avenue and Carrefour Market.

Bab Bhar
aka the government headquarter.

Kasbah

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the monuments and architecture in Kasbah. You might want to make time for a stop at Kasbah Mosque or Mosque of Youssef Dey.

Kasbah
Medina Tunis

La Fayette

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

While you're in La Fayette, take in top sights like Carrefour Market and jump on the metro at Palestine Metro Station to see more of the city.

La Fayette

Top Hotels in Tunis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
El Mouradi Gammarth
El Mouradi Gammarth
5 out of 5
Les Côtes De Carthage, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
Free Cancellation
$59
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

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 ...

3.3/5 (432 reviews)

"Amazing view , room was always clean and loved my experience!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

El Mouradi Gammarth
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
5 out of 5
Zone Touristique Cap Gammarth, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
$212
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of La Marsa Beach, Museum Dar el-Annabi, and Palais Ennejma Ezzahra. North Africa ...

4.4/5Excellent! (59 reviews)

"Beautiful resort with very helpful, friendly staff. Great spa, nice restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Hotel Carlton
Hotel Carlton
3 out of 5
31 Av Habib Bourguiba, Tunis
Free Cancellation
$70
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Located in Tunis Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Habib Bourguiba Avenue, National Theatre of Tunisia, and Place du 14 janvier 2011. Maison de ...

4/5Very Good! (941 reviews)

"They offer an excellent service for the price you pay."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Hotel Carlton

Popular things to do in Tunis

Habib Bourguiba Avenue
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Habib Bourguiba Avenue

4/5(57 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Tunis when you make a stop at a top site like Habib Bourguiba Avenue. Visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its cafés.

Bardo Museum
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Bardo Museum

4.5/5(22 reviews)

You can browse the exhibits at Bardo Museum, a museum with a story of its own, during your trip to Bardo. Discover the museums and monuments in this culturally-rich area.

Zitouna Mosque
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Zitouna Mosque

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Find out about the history of Tunis when you spend time at Zitouna Mosque. Take some time to visit the shops in this culturally-rich area.

Top activities in Tunis

Full Day Tour to Tangier
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Full Day Tour to Tangier

$125

Enjoy a one day tour to Morocco from Spain with an introduction of the legendary Tangier. Tangier is only 45 mn ferry cross from Tarifa. This organized group tour to this enticing Mediterranean port city is a great introduction to a history of over 3000 years.

Half-Day Star Wars Film Set Locations Tour from Tozeur
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Half-Day Star Wars Film Set Locations Tour from Tozeur

$75

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Tamerza Canyon, Tozeur 2200 Tunisia Start your visit with the Dune Sea, the Krayt Dragon Ridge and the location of the igloo of Lars Family Homestead exterior on the Chott El Jerid.

Tunisia 7-Day tour
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Tunisia 7-Day tour

$583

Itinerary Day 1: Carthage Airport-Tunis Pass By: Theatre Municipal de la Ville de Tunis, 2 Rue de Grece, Tunis Tunisia A complimentary airport pickup and transfer to your hotel by an air-conditioned car suitable to 3 adults. Night in Tunis No meals included on this day.

Private Three day Desert Experience Tour
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Private Three day Desert Experience Tour

$1,420

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: The Great Mosque of Kairouan, Rue Sidi Abdelkader, Kairouan 3100 Tunisia Visit the Great Mosque Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tataouine Tunisia Located on a hilltop, it is one of the biggest ksars in the region, and a popular tourist destination because of its well-preserved granary vaults.

Photography of Sidi Bou Said
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Photography of Sidi Bou Said

$15

Itinerary During Photography of Sidi Bou Said the focus can be on photos of you, or helping you capture the best photos you can for your travel photography. We will meet at the round-about in the heart of Sidi Bou Said (if I'm not picking you up in my car from you hotel).

Hanoi City Tour - Full Day
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Hanoi City Tour - Full Day

$45

Transports : 29 seat bus ( New County) for the whole trip - Pick up and drop off at hotel or places in Hanoi old quater - Pick up time : 8.00 am - 8.30 am ( depending on the locations)

Reviews of Tunis

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 11, 2019

It was not very clean but i did not expect Washington D.C. traffic was crazy. You have to be careful in Medina to not be pick pocked or taken advantage of. I hire a local acquaintance of a friend and had a great experience

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Tunis is a very vibrant city. A mix of culture, tradition and modernity. I personally love it and call it a breath of fresh air ❤️ It has improved very much over the years. The only dissapointing thing in Tunis are the taxis, most try to rip you off.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 12, 2019

The Carthage museum was closed, which I felt very disappointed.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 30, 2019

infrastructure is so bad , hotels mostly dirty with no maintenance. bribes is a must to get in to bars or clubs or cabaret .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Lovely, safe, the architecture is beautiful. Carthage was one of my favorite ever travel experiences (been to >50 countries). I was told by multiple locals to be really careful about having your phone out because of thieves.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 28, 2019

Nice country and beautiful weather for the month of September

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