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Tunisia Holidays


Tunisia Holidays

Overview

If you're looking for something that’s a little different from the norm but with plenty of African and Mediterranean charm, Tunisia Holidays could be the answer. Considering it's the smallest country in North Africa, it certainly isn’t short of attractions, excursions and sun-kissed beaches.

Whether you're heading for the country to sample the incredible coastline, or you’d like to absorb yourself in the vibrant local culture, there's a resort for you in Tunisia.

Mosques and souks fuse seamlessly with Mediterranean and French influences, to provide you with an all-round break to suit your personal preferences. See for yourself with short haul holidays to Tunisia this year.


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Places to Go

El-Djem Roman Amphitheatre

You don't have to travel to Italy to enjoy ancient Roman history. This UNESCO listed site is home to the largest coliseum in North Africa and what a sight it is. With breathtaking stonework, impressive arena and traditional tiered seating, you can envisage what it would have been like back in Roman times when it was home to spectator sports and gladiator battles.

Matmata

This is definitely one for the sci-fi fans as it's where the opening shots for the Star Wars franchise were filmed. Tread in George Lucas' footsteps around the village of Matmata and admire the beauty of these troglodyte homes.

The Roman Ruins of Dougga

Still standing tall, despite being erected over 2000 years ago, these impressive ruins in Dougga are the last surviving remnants of what once was a thriving metropolis. Take the opportunity to visit the baths and temples, before casting your eyes skyward to the imposing columns on the hilltop.

El Ghriba Synagogue

Nestled in the village of El Riadh in Djerba, this Jewish synagogue is a popular sight for tourists visiting what is often believed to be the oldest Torah in the world.

Flamingo Paradise at Ras Rmel

Annually between November and March, you can find flocks of gracious flamingos on the pristine beaches of this unspoilt peninsula. Grab a piece of the action if you're hoping to scoop winter sun Tunisia holiday deals.

 

Things to Do

Browse Nebeul Market

Considered to be the largest street market in North Africa, whatever wares you're hoping to source, you're bound to be able to find them here. From beautiful silks to tagines, you can stuff your case with everything that you'd love to take back to the UK as a tribute to your amazing stay.

Test the Waters on a Jet-ski

The azure Mediterranean waters are perfect for some watersports action, particularly when the hotter climes guarantee pleasant temperatures. Head to the Zone Touristique on Djerba and you can try your hand at jet-skiing and parasailing.

Explore WW2 Wreckage

If you're an experienced diver and you have always dreamt of exploring underwater wrecks, the wreckage of a WW2 ship off the coast of Hammamet is an absolute must. Swim amongst the marine life or explore the nearby caves for a real taste of adventure.

Celebrate Eid with the Locals

If you're looking for holidays in Tunisia during the summer months, try and make it around the festival of Eid for an experience you'll never forget. The Islamic festival of Eid, which celebrates the end of a month of fasting, is one of the best excuses for Muslims to party as they thank Allah for the strength to endure Ramadan. Join the huge crowds that congregate outside the Tunisian mosques to appreciate a different culture at its finest.

Ride a Camel in Hammamet

Ever wondered how you would cope riding a camel like the Bedouin tribes? Take the opportunity to clamber on this Ship of the Desert and see for yourself with cheap Tunisia holidays.

 

Top Holiday Resorts

Hammamet

As one of the go-to places since its cosmopolitan beginnings back in the 60s, this popular fishing village has been a hit with tourists ever since. Oozing with glitz and sophistication, Hammamet has plenty to see and do, including relaxing over ice cold drinks at a beach-front café, and exploring the walled medina for some splendid snapshot opportunities.

Sousse

Flawlessly combining local mosques and souks with vibrant nightlife opportunities that will have you dancing till dawn, Sousse is the pinnacle of tourist resorts. Let's not forget the fabulous stretch of beaches for those lazy days in the sun, catching up with your latest read.

Port Kantaoui

Since the early 70s, Tunisia package holidays have grown in popularity, especially with the rapid growth of the tourist industry through development of resorts such as Port Kantaoui. Perfect for the outdoorsy type, there's a PGA golf course and plenty of water-based activity on offer, while the cobbled streets and signature white washed buildings are simply beautiful.

With Direct Holidays you’ll find the best holiday deals to Tunisia, where we offer fantastic all inclusive holidays to some of the most popular destinations such as Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui and Sousse - so if you'd love to find your piece of North African charm, holidays in Tunisia won't disappoint you!

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