Say the word ‘Tunisia’ and camels, desert dunes and spices spring to mind, but this sun kissed paradise has so much more to offer. There aren’t many places on earth that have the beauty and wonder of this jewel in North Africa’s crown. Throughout history, many cultures have loved Tunisia, including the Romans and the Ottomans. Once you touch down and begin exploring the bustling market places, ornate mosques and winding streets on your Tunisia holidays, we’re sure you’ll love it too.
Tunisia has consistently hot temperatures, with the mercury hitting the mid 30s (°C) in summer, and staying lovely and warm throughout the winter.
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Enfidha Airport - A busy international airport around 100km from the capital city Tunis.
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You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic beach holiday destinations in Tunisia. The busy resort of Hammamet is on the northeast coast of Tunisia, which is famous for long stretches of clean sand and crystal clear waters, making it ideal for lounging in the sun and water sports. If you want to experience authentic Tunisia without scrimping on modern luxury, you could try Sousse, a popular destination which blends the ancient walled medina area with modern restaurants and cafes. Skanes is a small suburb of Monastir, and is a busy tourist destination. It has lots of lovely hotels and beautiful architecture with lush green gardens and well kept sandy beaches. If you’re looking for a resort where you don’t need to travel much, Skanes is an excellent option, as it has tons of great facilities.
Tunisia is famous for its rich heritage, having played centre stage to many famous historical battles. At Carthage, spectacular Roman ruins give a glimpse of a bygone era, while the huge Roman amphitheatre at El Djem is a breath taking sight. On the island of Djerba, there are numerous sites of historical importance, including the grand fort of Borj El Kabir. It’s easy to see the history of Tunisia as you explore the streets of the medieval walled medinas in Hammamet.
You’ll have plenty of activities to pick from in Tunisia. You’re only limited by your energy when it comes to exciting things to do, whether you fancy racing over the Sahara Desert on a 4x4 safari or trying your hand at camel riding. The miles of coastline are dotted with marinas offering boat tours and a number of excellent golf courses. There are plenty of opportunities to create memories of a lifetime with our range of beach holidays in Tunisia, whether you’re sightseeing pink flamingos off the coast of Ras el R’Mel or watching the sun go down over the scenic landscape.
In the capital city of Tunis, La Marsa beach is a peaceful location for spending long days by the glimmering blue sea on the white sands. Visit a marina in Tunisia to take a boat trip along the coastline and enjoy the many water sports on offer. The coastline itself provides many opportunities for fun activities, including diving off the coast of Hammamet to see a shipwreck from World War II. If you want to see things from a new perspective, try scuba diving in Hergla or swimming with the striking grouper fish off the coast in Port El Kantaoui. There are some fascinating underwater archaeological sites in Mahdia and hidden caves to explore for more experienced divers in Djerba.
Explorers: From trekking across the Sahara Desert on a camel to an exciting desert safari, Tunisia is a great destination if you like being activeand experiencing new cultures.
History lovers: Tunisia has lots of historical gems, including the famous Roman ruins at Carthage, which was the site of many ancient battles.
Star Wars fans: Star Wars was filmed in three locations across Tunisia. Visit southern Tunisia and you may recognise parts of the planet Tatooine and Luke Skywalker’s home, which has now been turned into a hotel.
Language: Tunisians use a range of dialects which are local to their region, with Arabic, Italian, Maltese and French influences.
Currency: The Tunisian Dinar, which can only be purchased in Tunisia itself.
Local Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly To: Enfidha Airport is about 100km from Tunis, and between 30 to 40 minutes from the popular resorts of Hammamet, Yasmine Hammamet, Sousse, and Port el Kantaoui.
Flight Time from the UK: Around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Tourist Information: For useful tourist information visit http://www.cometoTunisia.co.uk/.
Visa and Health: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/Tunisia provides information on visa requirements and health considerations before you visit Tunisia.
Temperature: The majority of the year in Tunisia is warm, at around the mid 30s in July and August (°C). In winter, the climate stays mild and comfortable.
Best time to visit Tunisia: During the summer months, you can expect around 12 hours of sunshine a day. The weather in Tunisia is a mix of the Mediterranean and African climates. In the north of Tunisia (where most of the popular resorts are), temperatures hover around the mid 30s in July and August and winters are mild. Avoid the south of Tunisia if you don’t like things too hot.
By taxi: Taxis are a cheap way to make short journeys, and airport transfers in Tunisia and are always available.
By hire car: You might prefer to hire a car if you want flexibility and you’re planning on travelling longer distances. It’s a good idea to book in advance online to make sure the car you want’s available.
By bus: Buses in Tunisia are cheap and run frequently, but don’t always stick to timetables well.
By train: Rail can be a cheap method of travel around Tunisia. You can buy a seven day railcard which gives you unlimited travel on all routes (cards need two passport photos, which can be bought at any main train station in Tunisia).
Summer festivals: Throughout summer, Tunisia has plenty of festivals and cultural events such as the Carthage International Festival. As the country’s biggest arts festival, it draws visitors from around the region and has drama, dance and circus performances.
Theatre season: Between October and June the magnificent Roman amphitheatres in Tunisia hold many music and drama performances, which give you a unique opportunity to experience live artistic performances in spectacular surroundings.