Tunisia Tours

Tunisia Tours

Bordered by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert, Tunisia is a country with a great history.

Carthage, as it was previously known, was home to a civilisation that rivaled the Roman Empire. Originally settled by the Berbers, it was in the 9th century BC that the Phoenicians immigrated to found Carthage and created a powerful maritime civilization.

After the Romans defeated Carthage in 146 BC, they would continue to rule for hundreds of years. The influence of the Roman Empire still lingers in the many temples and theatres that are still standing or the mosaic masterpieces that house many of the country's museums.

Distinctly Roman artifacts such as the monumental Antonine Baths, which in...   Read More
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Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.

Bordered by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert, Tunisia is a country with a great history.

Carthage, as it was previously known, was home to a civilisation that rivaled the Roman Empire. Originally settled by the Berbers, it was in the 9th century BC that the Phoenicians immigrated to found Carthage and created a powerful maritime civilization.

After the Romans defeated Carthage in 146 BC, they would continue to rule for hundreds of years. The influence of the Roman Empire still lingers in the many temples and theatres that are still standing or the mosaic masterpieces that house many of the country's museums.

Distinctly Roman artifacts such as the monumental Antonine Baths, which in the 2nd century AD were the largest baths in North Africa and the 3rd largest in the Roman world. Another Roman spot, the forum and temple of Dougga with theatres, gymnasia, baths, shops, stone paved streets and lavish villas are all testimony to the golden age this North African city enjoyed during the Roman era.

Tunisia tours include stops at the Roman city of Sufeitula, modern Sbeitla. The Roman civic center is incredibly photogenic, due to the excellent state of preservation its three monumental temples, dedicated to Juno, Jupiter and Minerva, towering over the Forum.

Also included is a stop at the Roman Amphitheatre of El Djem, an extraordinary sight with a capacity of 30,000 spectators for the gladiator combats, wild beast fights, circuses and games.

It wasn't just the Romans who left their mark on Tunisia; Phoenicians, Greeks, Vandals, Normans, Arabs, Spaniards, and Ottoman Turks have all left their unique footprint on the small patch of land that occupies the northernmost point of Africa.

On our Tunisia tours, wander the Arab souks of Tunis, or the Holy City of Kairouan - the first Islamic city to be established in North Africa, and the 4th oldest Muslim city outside of Arabia. The Grand Mosque is made with hundreds of marble columns reused from Roman temples.

Explore the Christian basilicas of Sbeitla, with their elaborate baptisteries covered in colourful mosaics. Or discover the El Ghriba, the Miracle synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues and most important Jewish pilgrimage sites in the world built after Jewish communities arrived in 566 BC.

Feed off the 1000 year old olive trees on Djerba, or of one of the other 65 million trees found within the country. Olive oil was an important ancient trade that also plays an important role in today's economy.

Trade has always played an important role for Tunisia. Historically part of the caravan route, areas like Tozeur were well known for merchants. North and West Africa gathered in this thriving oasis, and traded such goods as wool, dates, gold, ivory, salt and slaves. Some of the finest dates of the world are grown in the region, with Medieval accounts stating that over 1,000 camels used to leave here per day, laden only with dates.

With a history dating back thousands of years, and a landscape that varies from the edge of the Sahara to the lapping of the Gulf of Tunis, our Tunisia tours give you the best of it all.