Tunis

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Tunis featuring 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.

Where to stay in Tunis

Corail Suites Hotel
Corail Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue de la Feuille D Erable Cite les pins, Les Berges du Lac, Tunis, 1053
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The price is $117 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tunis. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (203 reviews)
"The staff very professional and the services were excellent"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Corail Suites Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
5 out of 5
Zone Touristique Cap Gammarth, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate, 1057
The price is $243 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in La Marsa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (132 reviews)
"The attentive staff make you feel very important and everyone from the parking attendant to the waiter does so."

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis
The Residence Tunis
The Residence Tunis
5 out of 5
Boite Postale 697, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate, 2070
The price is $187 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in La Marsa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (309 reviews)
"Nice property, but the swimming pool was under renovation. And the dining options were limited to two restaurants that are not up to 5-star quality. However, I would still recommend this property for a great holiday in Tunisia because the staff is very helpful."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

The Residence Tunis
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Golden Carthage Residence
Golden Carthage Residence
3.5 out of 5
Avenue de la Promenade, Les Cotes De Carthage, La Marsa, 2078
The price is $111 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3.5-star luxury apartment in La Marsa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (114 reviews)
Comfortable place but room for improvement
"The room itself is very clean, comfortable, and nice. My unit had plenty of space with a kitchenette, living room with a couch, and a bedroom. I saw two cockroaches on my unit, but other than that it was clean for the 3 weeks I stayed there. Front Desk: All of the front desk people understand and ..."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Golden Carthage Residence
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Medinat Radhoua, Ennasr 2, Ariana, Ariana Governorate, 2080
The price is $114 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Ariana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (108 reviews)
"The Receptionist Ms. Rachida was very helpful. She’s been very kind and courteous. Definitely will be back."

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2022

The Penthouse Suites Hotel
ADAM Hotel Suites
ADAM Hotel Suites
5 out of 5
Cité les Pins, Les Berges du Lac 2, Tunis, Tunis Governorate, 1001
The price is $132 per night from May 28 to May 29
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Tunis. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
"Staff is the best.. I appreciate all the support and the follow ups.."

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

ADAM Hotel Suites
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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