Tunisia Holidays

Tunisia is a cultural powerhouse with thousands of years of diverse history from the ancient Carthaginian Empire to 19th century French influence. The small Maghreb country offers an unusually wide variety of climates and landscapes as the northernmost country in Africa including the flourishing Mediterranean gardens of Cap Bon, the never-ending layers of history in Carthage and Tunis, the sometimes snow-capped mountainous coast of Tabarka, and the otherworldly undulating desert towns such as Matmata to the south. Our expertise will help you take advantage of Tunisia’s leisure opportunities, its history and its beauty to plan the perfect Tunisian holiday.

Tunisia At A Glance:

  • Airports: NBE, DJE
  • Avg. Flight Time: 2h 50m
  • Avg. Temperature: 28°C
  • Avg. Transfer Time: 30m
  • Time Zone: GMT +0
  • Currency: TND
  • Language: Arabic
  • Population: 10,890,000
Festivities in Tunisia

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From early June through to early December, Tunisia is buzzing with any number cultural festivals. Bird enthusiasts would not want to miss the Falconry Festival in El Haouraria in June, and equestrians will be interested in the Thoroughbred Horse Festival in Meknassy dedicated to the exquisite and famous Arabian thoroughbred. Arabian arts are celebrated at the Festival of Yasmine Hammamet in July as well as Festival of the Medina in Tunis in autumn, and the midsummer Malouf Festival in Testour celebrates malouf, the unique Andalusian Arab music. The autumnal Festival of the Sahara in Douz and the Festival of the Oases in Tozeur round off the festival season and occur during the delicious date harvest.


Tunisian food mirrors its history, mixing the distinctive African Maghreb cooking style and spices with abundant Mediterranean produce. The fare varies with the land, and game is preferred near the Atlas Mountains while seafood is enjoyed at the coasts. Couscous is the national dish of Tunisia and is prepared in a kiskas, a special kind of double boiler that uses the aromatic steam rising from the spiced meat or vegetables to cook the couscous above. Thick harissa, a tangy chili paste, is often used to complement a dish. The Tunisian tajin, unlike the Moroccan tajine, is similar to a frittata made with eggs, cheese, and various fillings. For the holidaymaker on the go, there are always lablabi street stands available for a quick and filling dish of chickpea stew that is heavy on any number of garnishes and condiments.

Things to See

The ruins of Carthage outside Tunis are on most checklists when visiting Tunisia, as is the great Medina of Tunis. Many Tunisia holidays include a trip to Kairouan located south of Sousse, the renowned “city of 50 mosques” and home to the Great Mosque of Kairouan. The Bardo Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics and is housed within a restored
13th century palace. To the south, film buffs can explore the cinematic landscapes of Ounk Jemel, Matmata and Tataouine to spot their favourite Star Wars scenes as well as seeing some incredible Berber architecture.

Things to Do

Adventurous types can enjoy any number of sports including diving in beautiful locations such as Raf Raf beach and camel trekking through in Douz, the gateway to the Sahara, and night owls will love the atmosphere in the casinos and plush bars of Port El Kantaoui and Hammamet. Families will enjoy checking out the wildlife in the UNESCO-certified Ichkeul National Park, riding the famous 19th century Red Lizard Train, exploring the medinas of Tunis and Sousse. Holidays to Tunisia would be incomplete without a little relaxation, and those looking to be pampered will enjoy thalassotherapy and other treatments in one of the country’s many 4 star luxury resorts.


Tee up on a challenging course in balmy North Africa on one of our bespoke golf holidays in Tunisia. For the ultimate Tunisian golf experience, head to the beautiful resort town of Hammamet on Tunisia’s Sahel coast. Three beautiful, Ron-Fream designed courses wait to challenge your game across 54 total holes. The undulating Yasmine course will provide a stylish round from your opening tee shot through to your final putt on the demanding finish at hole 18. The Les Oliviers and La Forêt courses at the Citrus golf complex are beautifully laid out, with the former comprised of more forgiving fairways and the latter providing challenging doglegging throughout rolling terrain.


Tunisia is arguably one of the premier spa destinations in the world, with the country being renowned for its first class Thalassotherapy facilities and treatments. Boasting some of the most gorgeous vistas in all of the Mediterranean, from desert dunes and oases to lush and fertile coastal valleys. Come enjoy this resplendent country while revitalising body and soul on one of our spa holidays in Tunisia. Each of our resorts has been handpicked to offer the utmost in care and attention as you relax and let the worries melt in to oblivion.

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