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Tunisian Adventure (6760) - 2015 / 2014

8 Day Tour from Tunis to Tunis


Tunisian Adventure
Chott el Jerid is a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia
Chott el Jerid is a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia
Admire the detail on the minaret of the Zitouna Mosque in Tunis
The ancient Carthage city ruins
Monastir, Tunisia is a city nestled in the shade of its walls
Tunis is the capital of the Tunisian Republic
Grand Mosque in Kairouan
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Vacation Overview

From Berber villages and awe-inspiring historical architecture to spectacular rocky gorges, Tunisia’s enchanting blend of European sophistication and Arabian exoticism awaits you. Visit the best-preserved Roman remains at Dougga, see the Andalusian-looking port village of Sidi-Dou-Said, and ancient Carthage. From Tunis, continue on to the old town of Monastir, impressive El Djem with its Roman Colosseum, and Sfax on the Gulf of Gabes. At Matmata, see the incredible underground troglodyte village used in the original Star Wars movie, then via Tamezret, Douz, and the salt lake of Chott el Jerid to Tozeur. Be enthralled as you travel on the Red Lizard train through the spectacular gorges of Selja, affording plenty of photo opportunities. After the Grand Mosque at Kairouan, your Tunisian adventure culminates with an overnight back in Tunis, including the chance to visit the famous Bardo Museum.

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Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Sightseeing:
Visits Tunis, Dougga, Sidi-Bou-Said, Carthage, Monastir, El Djem, Sfax, Matmata, Tamezret, Douz, Chott el Jerid, Gafsa, Kairouan

Scenic Highlights:
Sahara Desert

Guides:

Local Guide for Eden Palm Museum in Tozeur. Professional Tour Director while touring

NOTE:

  • December 20 Departure – Christmas week


Day 1Arrive in Tunis, Tunisia

Welcome to the capital city of Tunisia! Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free to acquaint yourself with Tunis. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2Tunis. Excursion to Dougga, Sidi-Bou-Said & Carthage

A delightful blend of ancient and modern, Tunis has a colorful medina (Old Town) and a contemporary city center. Enjoy the included excursion to DOUGGA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, hailed as the best-preserved ruins of a small Roman town in North Africa. Also visit the Andalusian-looking port village of Sidi-Bou-Said and the ancient CARTHAGE CITY RUINS. (B,L,D)

Day 3Tunis–Monastir–El Djem–Sfax

This morning, head to Monastir, a city nestled in the shade of its walls. Visit the opulent BOURGUIBA MAUSOLEUM, final resting place of the founder and first president of Tunisia. Then, on to EL DJEM, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the continent’s most impressive Roman ruins. Capable of seating 35,000 spectators, the imposing 3rd-century Roman amphitheater was supported by a complex system of arches and rivals the Colosseum in Rome. Continue to the ancient city of Sfax on the Gulf of Gabes, a former Barbary pirate stronghold and now Tunisia’s secondlargest city. (B,D)

Day 4Sfax–Matmata–Tamezret–Douz

After a visit to the MEDINA of Sfax, journey to Matmata, renowned for its UNDERGROUND TROGLODYTE VILLAGE that was inhabited until the 1960s and served as the setting for the original Star Wars film. Follow the twisting road to Tamezret with its stone houses and streets lined with high walls—a complete contrast to Matmata! Westward to the DESERT outpost of Douz, gateway to the Sahara. With more than 500,000 palm trees, this is the largest oasis in western Tunisia and a major producer of dates. For a truly authentic experience, consider an optional camel ride into the desert. (B,L,D)

Day 5Douz–Chott El Jerid–Tozeur

Today, travel across the salt lake of Chott el Jerid to Tozeur, an important ancient caravan route between Algeria and Tunisia. Enjoy a visit to the EDEN PALM MUSEUM, situated in an oasis. Your Local Guide will explain the history and traditions of life in the oasis, and there is a chance to taste some local products, like chocolate, jam, or syrup made with dates. Later, how about an exciting optional jeep excursion to the mountain oasis of Chebika? This evening, consider an optional folklore show with dinner. (B,L)

Day 6Tozeur–Red Lizard Train–Gafsa–Kairouan

After breakfast, drive to Metlaoui to board the historic RED LIZARD TRAIN for a spectacular 2-hour journey. Built by the French at the end of the 19th century to transport mined phosphates, in 1940 the train was given as a gift to the Bey of Tunis. Today, it runs along the old mining tracks through the breathtaking Selja Gorges, affording plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Stop for lunch in Gafsa, then travel on to the sacred city of Kairouan for an overnight stay. (B,L,D)

Day 7Kairouan–Tunis

This morning, visit the GREAT MOSQUE with its 414 marble, granite, and porphyry columns, one of the oldest places of worship in the Islamic world. Next, head north and return to Tunis for a final overnight. Visit the MEDINA and the famous BARDO MUSEUM, housing the finest Roman mosaics in the world. (B,D)

Day 8Tunis

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Transportation:
Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Tunis if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Red Lizard train ride


TUNIS Sheraton (F)
SFAX Golden Tulip Sfax (F)
DOUZ Sahara (F)
TOZEUR El Mouradi (F)
KAIROUAN La Kasbah (F)

Buffet breakfasts; 4 lunches; 5 dinners

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 17 and December 2, 2014 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Cosmos $50 coupon and Cosmos Single Supplement promotion. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.



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