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Tunisia is best for...

Explorers:

Sahara Explorer - a two-day adventure taking in Tunisia’s ancient sights and the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert.

Sightseers:

El Jem: follow in the footsteps of the mighty gladiators at the impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa.

Movie lovers:

Visit the famous Star Wars set.

Fast facts

Language: The main language spoken in Tunisia is Arabic.

Currency: The currency used in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND).

Local time: Tunisia is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Enfidha Airport (NBE), around 100km from the capital, Tunis.

Flight time from UK: Approx. 3.5 hours

Tourist Information: Further Tunisia tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Tunisia.

Weather & Climate

Temperature: Mid-30s (°C) in July and August.

Best time to visit Tunisia: You can expect up to 12 hours of sun a day in the summer months.

The weather in Tunisia has a combination of Mediterranean and African climate. The north of Tunisia, where most tourist resorts are found, reaches temperatures in the mid-30s (°C) in July and August, with mild winters. Southern regions are generally hotter, with temperatures reaching 45°C.

Getting Around

By train: Rail is one of the best ways to get around Tunisia, with a 7-day railcard allowing unlimited travel on all routes. Cards require 2 passport photographs and can be bought from any main train station in Tunisia.

By taxi: Taxis are readily available from most tourist resorts.

By hire car: Cars are available to hire within Tunisia or can be pre-booked.

By bus: The bus is ideal for those wanting value for money.

Events

Summer festivals: In Tunisia, most cultural events and festivals, such as the Carthage International Festival - the country’s biggest arts event, take place in the summer months. Many of these feature traditional dance and drama performances and even circuses.

Theatre season: This typically lasts from October to June, with the grand Roman amphitheatres hosting music performances, from folklore to pop music.

Holidays in Tunisia

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A country bursting with souks and spices amidst desert dunes. A place for romantics, beach-lovers, barterers and adventurers, this sun-kissed land entices and delights hundreds of holidaymakers for many reasons. The Romans loved it, and so do we, and its not hard to see why with our great selection of Tunisia holidays. Great for the summer but even better for winter holidays, Tunisia is the place to go. Echoing with the regular call to prayer, Tunisia and Djerba give us a rich taste of the exotic.

Prices start from £149

The popular resort of Hammamet is situated along the north-east coast where you’ll find stretches of sand and clear blue waters, a hotspot for watersports and relaxation. The town of Sousse is perfect if you want the old with the new, like the ancient walled medina set alongside modern cafés and restaurants. If you prefer the quiet and enchanting, turn to Djerba, an island off the south-east coast of Tunisia. Stroll around the quaint villages, learn about the culture of the island and take some time to explore the charming markets.

Hammamet

Hammamet in Tunisia

Days here are spent at the beach or exploring the town. For a true taste of local life, head to the walled medina whose alleyways are filled with street vendors and beyond this are bustling shops, cafés and restaurants. Evening entertainment is mainly hotel-based.

Sousse

Sousse in Tunisia

Sousse combines the hustle and bustle of city life with stunning sandy beaches and historic sights. Downtown Sousse is modern with cafés and shops. Nightlife is found in the many hotels and lively nightspots and the ancient walled medina provides opportunity for exploration.

Djerba

Djerba in Tunisia

An island south-east of Tunisia, scattered with thousands of palm trees and clusters of pretty villages and surrounded by miles of white sandy beaches. The markets are fascinating to visit during the day, and at night there are a few bars and restaurants.



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Sahara Beach Resort

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  • Direct access to the soft sandy beach
  • Set in extensive gardens
  • Great range of activities and entertainment
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  • Great for couples and families
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Hotel Marhaba

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  • Beachfront location
  • Varied activity programme
  • Ideal for families with children
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