Tunis

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Discover palaces, ancient ruins, souks and colonial architecture all jumbled together in this exciting and enthralling capital of Tunisia.

The vibrant city of Tunis is a unique blend of Roman, European and Arab cultures. Explore ancient ruins, unwind on the beach or search for bargains in souks.

Located at the heart of this seaside city is the medina, or the old town, with is made up of mosques, monuments and palaces. Wander through its souks and take in the sights, sounds and smells. Purchase fabrics, perfumes, handicrafts, baked goods or spices in the various stalls that line the narrow streets. Haggle with vendors to get souvenirs for a great price. Afterwards, sit in a café and sip on strong coffee or mint tea.

Walk down the Rue Jamaa Ezzitouna to the Great Mosque. Non-Muslims can see the courtyard and viewing gallery of this 1,000-year-old structure. See other architectural gems hidden within the medina, such as the Tourbet Aziza-Othmana (Aziza-Othmana Mausoleum) and the Dar El Bey (Government Palace).

On the exterior of the medina is the 19th-century, French constructed Ville Nouvelle, or new town. The Ville Nouvelle’s wide boulevards, which are lined with colonial buildings, patisseries and cafés, contrast with the medina’s jumbled streets.

The Romans demolished Tunis in 146 B.C. On top of the rubble they constructed their own city, which became one of the Roman Empire’s richest cities. In the northern suburb of Carthage, visitors can see the ruins of this ancient site, as well as remnants of palaces, temples and homes. Admire the Bardo National Museum’s immense collection of Roman-era mosaics. Browse the exhibits to learn about Tunisia’s development from pre-historic times to the present day.

Mediterranean beaches are less than a half hour’s drive from downtown Tunis. Surf, paraglide, scuba dive and water ski at Carthage Beach. Swim, sunbathe and ride camels at La Marsa.

Get to Tunis by flying into Tunis-Carthage airport, which is located 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the city. Navigate Tunis via cab, bus, rental car or metro system. Tunis’ interesting history, distinctive culture and gorgeous buildings make it an alluring city of contrasts.

Hotel Acropole Tunis
Hotel Acropole Tunis
4 out of 5
rue rodrigo freitas berge du lac, Tunis
The price is NZ$135 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in El Khadra, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Dah Dah Happy Land Entertainment Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tunisia Private University and Cité ...
3.7/5 Good! (238 reviews)
"Excellent hotel in a quiet upscale neighborhood. There's an excellent pastry shop and café across the street. The room was spotless, the staff friendly, courteous and helpful. The breakfast buffet is abundant and delicious. I highly recommend it!"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2022

Hotel Acropole Tunis
El Mouradi Gammarth
El Mouradi Gammarth
5 out of 5
Les Côtes De Carthage, La Marsa, Tunis Governorate
The price is NZ$152 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this La Marsa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Carthage Acropolium, St. Louis Cathedral and Palais Ennejma Ezzahra. North Africa American ...
3.4/5 Good! (540 reviews)
"Everything was easy and quick"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

El Mouradi Gammarth
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Medinat Radhoua, Ennasr 2, Ariana, Ariana Governorate
The price is NZ$171 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
This family-friendly Ariana aparthotel is located in a state park, 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University of Tunis El Manar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tunis Zoo and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (103 reviews)
"Great place to stay but it would make it better if they add Gym facilities."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020

The Penthouse Suites Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Dar Jaafar
Dar Jaafar
3.5 out of 5
6 bis rue Ali Riahi, La Marsa
The price is NZ$76 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Sidi Abdel Aziz, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from La Marsa Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Good stay
"It was a good stay I do recommend this place"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2021

Dar Jaafar
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
The Penthouse Suites Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Medinat Radhoua, Ennasr 2, Ariana, Ariana Governorate
The price is NZ$171 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
This family-friendly Ariana aparthotel is located in a state park, 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University of Tunis El Manar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tunis Zoo and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (103 reviews)
"Great place to stay but it would make it better if they add Gym facilities."

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020

The Penthouse Suites Hotel
ADAM Hotel Suites
ADAM Hotel Suites
5 out of 5
Cité les Pins, Les Berges du Lac 2, Tunis, Tunis Governorate
The price is NZ$228 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Les Berges Du Lac II, this luxury aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dah Dah Happy Land Entertainment Park, La Marsa Beach and Habib Bourguiba Avenue. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (16 reviews)
"Very clean and organized friendly stuff"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2021

ADAM Hotel Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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