Private tour to Kairouan, El Djem, and Monastir cities

The private tour to Kairouan starts by leaving your hotel to Kairouan, Tunisia’s cultural capital and the fourth-holiest place in Islam. The grand mosque, the earliest place of worship in the Muslim West, will be on your itinerary. You will then have free time to explore Kairouan’s city. The journey continues with a visit to El Djem, an ancient city of Thysdrus that was one of the most wealthy in Roman Africa, followed by a stop at Monastir, an old Punic and later Roman city of Ruspina.

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Pick up details

The pick-up addresses can be personalized by travelers. The start time is 08:00 AM.

The tour itinerary

The mosque of Kairouan

Kairouan’s emblem is the great mosque. One of the most stunning structures in the entire Maghreb is one of the oldest known and most exquisite mosques. Kairouan is the fourth holiest city in Islam due to its religious stature. You will be impressed by its massive courtyard, lofty minaret, beautifully rendered arcades that enclose a sundial, and tall, ornately carved cedar wood doors. They lead to the prayer facilities, which are framed by several marble columns. This 670-built architectural marvel, whose exterior resembles an adobe fortification, served as an inspiration for subsequent mosques in the Maghreb.

Duration: 40 minutes with entry ticket included.

The medina of Kairouan

One of Tunisia’s best-preserved and most authentic medinas is that of Kairouan, where you can browse the souks, sample Kairouan’s “Les Mekroudhs” pastries, and learn about the city’s hand-knotted carpet industry.

Duration: 2 hours with entry ticket included.

El Djem’s Amphitheater

A tour to the Roman Colosseum, built in the third century AD and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Area in 1972, which can hold 30,000 people and is the third largest in the Roman world after Rome and Capua, the amphitheater of El Jem, and the most remarkable Roman edifice in Africa.

Duration: 40 minutes with entry ticket included.

The Ribat of Monastir

It is the oldest and most significant of the protective works built by Arab conquerors along the Maghreb coast at the advent of Islam. This 796-year-old structure had multiple restorations during the Middle Ages. Initialized as a quadrilateral, it consists of four major structures that open into two interior courtyards. In addition to the modest cells of the “warrior monks” who, while performing their military duties, devoted themselves to prayer and contemplation, the Ribat contains two houses of worship, the largest of which currently holds rare religious treasures and medieval artifacts.

One hundred spiral steps lead to the top of the tower, from which brilliant messages were communicated at night with the towers of the nearby Ribats, and which provides a magnificent view of the city of Monastir as well as its sea.

Duration: 40 minutes with entry ticket included.

The Marina of Monastir city

The marina is simultaneously a port of call, entrance, wintering area, and venue for regattas.

Duration: 30 minutes with entry ticket included.

Aghlabides Basins

The Aghlabid basins are a national landmark in Kairouan, Tunisia. They are regarded as the most significant hydraulic works in Muslim history, date back to the second half of the ninth century, and are situated outside the ramparts of Kairouan’s medina.

Duration: 20 minutes with entry ticket included.

What is included in this private tour to Kairouan?

  • Goods and tax services.
  • Water bottle per each.
  • Private and comfortable vehicle with air conditioning included.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be provided at the time of booking. 
  • The vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Accessible for strollers
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Near public transport services
  • Infant seats are available.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most visitors can take part.
  • This is a private tour to Kairouan. Only your group will be present.

Detailed Refund Policy

  • You must cancel at least 24 hours before the start time of the tour to receive a full money back.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start time of the tour, you will not be given a refund.
  • Any adjustments introduced less than 24 hours before the start time of the tour will not be accepted.
  • The cut-off times are determined by the experience’s local time.
  • This experience is weather dependent. If it is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be given a different date or a money-back.

FAQS about the private tour to Kairouan

What is the policy regarding face masks and participant health on the private tour to Kairouan?

The following policies apply to face masks and attendee health:
-Travelers in public places must wear face masks.
-Guides in public places must wear face masks.
-Participants are given face masks.

What is the sanitation policy for the private tour to Kairouan and the other places?

Sanitation policies are as follows:
-Travelers and workers have access to hand sanitizer.
-Sanitizing gear/equipment between uses.
-Regular sanitization of transportation vehicles.

When taking the private tour to Kairouan and the other places, what is the group’s social distance policy?

Throughout the tour, social distance is reinforced.

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