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In its long and eventful history, Tunisia has been occupied by Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs. Today the country is home to some of North Africa’s most impressive ruins, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

What to see

The 12th century Tunis Medina is home to bustling souks and a maze of colourful streets, which contrasts with the modern European feel of the new city. Discover the best of the country’s archaeological sites, including the ancient city of Carthage, steeped in legend, the vast amphitheatre of El Djem, the fascinating underground villas of Bulla Regia and the holy city of Kairouan.

Tour Collection

Browse our collection of small escorted group tours and luxurious private journeys.

Key Facts

Capital: Tunis
Flying time from London: 3 hours
Time difference: +1 GMT
Population: 10.3 million
Currency: Dinar
Official Language(s): Arabic
Visa (UK Passport Holders): Not required

Before You Go:


Michael Palin (2002)
Of all Michael Palin’s bold journeys around the world, his Sahara trip was perhaps the most challenging. Palin discovers that the Sahara is home to a wonderful diversity of cultures and some of the most astonishing landscapes on earth.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

A spirited boy, Luke Skywalker, joins rebel forces to save the Princess from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire's planet-destroying Death Star. Many scenes set in Tunisa.
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