Welcome to Tunisia Holidays

With a rich history, welcoming locals, beautiful coastlines and a fine mix of European and Middle Eastern cultures, Tunisia is for adventure-seekers, beachlovers and everyone in between.

Tunisia sits on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, with nearly half of the country made up of the Sahara desert and 800 miles of coastline. With clean and comfortable holiday resorts, ancient ruins and Sahara dunes waiting to be explored, a spicy cuisine to enjoy, and an easy way to get around (by air, by land or by water), Tunisia should be the next on your “to-travel to” list. It really is a tourist secret waiting to be discovered.

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Tunisia is rich in history

Human culture in Tunisia dates back to thousands of years ago. The Carthaginian Empire, Rome’s arch enemy, was centered in Tunisia. Carthage was an important city in Roman times that became a centre of early Christianity. Today, with a few surviving temples, Carthage is visited for religious interest as a great pagan city, an early centre of Christianity and the home of Tertullian and St. Cyprian.

There are some 250 Roman sites in Tunisia. In the Museum of Bardo you will find the famous Roman collection of mosaics. While Sidi Bou Said provides a pretty blue and white architecture to explore. Looking around Carthage would prove to be every history nut’s dream, moving from Byrsa Hill to Antonine Baths, and the Tophet and the Punic Ports. There is also the Phoenician ruins of Kerkouane, Zaghouan and finally, Dougga, one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa. Most travel holiday tours get to see all these in just a few days.

Tunisian culture is not what most might think

Seen as Arabia at its most laid-back, where women’s rights are acknowledged, alcohol is freely available and the separation of religion and state distinct, Tunisia is a great mixture of traditional and new and exotic all at the same time. Unlike most African nations, Tunisia is a thriving country with conveniences similar to the UK. There are casinos in Jerba, Hammamet or Sousse. Tourists can even take a hot air balloon ride sponsored by the Aeroasis club.

How to move around Tunisia

Getting to and from Tunisia is relatively easy as there is an International airport located in Tunis and flights come in daily. Other than this, there are also airports in Sfax, Jerba, Monastir, Tozeur and Tabarka.

Transportation is also not a problem within Tunisia itself. There are taxi cabs, busses, boats, ferries and trains. The National Society of Tunisian Railways takes locals and tourists to the main cities of Tunisia. Car rentals are also widely popular and easy to find. Locals use a louage, a shared taxi, where there is no train or bus. These usually wait in louage station until 8 passengers are ready to go. Nearly as cheap as train fairs, louages can get crowded and hot during the summer, but if you want to sample the real Tunisia they are an experience not to be missed.

Traveling between the major cities of Tunisa can also be done by bus. Some buses, called “car comfort”, even offer a television and an air conditioner at cheap prices.

Where to stay on your Tunisia Holiday

There are hotels, guesthouses and b&bs/inns of different qualities in every major city. The Isle of Djerba is for travelers trying to seek solitude from the mainland. While Hammammet is for those who seek the calm and quiet, with a nightlife and beautiful beaches. Most tourists choose to stay in this city so hotel and resort reservations may be essential. Sousse, the second most crowded Tunisian city, boasts of lovely beaches as well as a centre for other activities, such as shopping and food.

Our deals are updated daily so always revisit us here Tunisia Holidays to see what is on offer. We would also suggest you go beyond destination forums and read a number of travel guides to the resort of interest to get a balanced view of what it can offer for a holiday. This will make your holidays go so much smoother.

Don’t forget to indulge in Tunisian food!

Because of the civilizations that had ruled Tunisia, Tunisian cuisine is a mixture of Phoenician, Roman, French, Turkish, and so many other flavors and spices that it is imperative for tourists to try it out. Most Tunisian dishes are cooked with red sauces, olive oil, spiced with aniseed, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, saffron and flavored with mint and rose water. Most Tunisians eat bread with everything. The main cities offer International restaurants as well, giving a wide variety of choices for tourists. Self-service may sometimes be found but table service is the more common option.

Alcohol is not prohibited as well, as Tunisia produces excellent table and sparkling wines, beers and local liqueurs. The most commonly ordered restaurant drinks are mint tea with pine nuts, boukha (wine, distilled from figs) and thibarine (also a type of wine).

Some of the most popular dishes in Tunisia that foreigners are encouraged to try include the Slata Mishwiyya (Grilled salad with bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice), Slata Tounsia (translates to “Tunisian salad”; this has tomatoes, onions, bell peppers all chopped up into small slices and sprinkled with vinegar and olive oil), Tajine (meat and chicken cut into small pieces cooked with spices then baked in the oven with cheese and eggs) and Mloukhia (green sauce made out of Mloukhia leaves cooked with beef, usually eaten with bread).

Tunisia has the history, the culture, the beaches and so many other activities for everyone to enjoy. The only problem is picking which one you want to do next!