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Discover Tunisia with Archaeologist Nejib ben Lazreg

This cultural tour includes visits to some of the country’s most fascinating and iconic sites, including the ancient Roman cities of Dougga, The Amphitheatre of El Jem, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medina of Tunis, and the charming medina of Sousse. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the renowned Bardo Museum, home to one of the world’s largest collections of Roman mosaics.

Throughout the tour, guests will stay in unique and thoughtfully chosen accommodations provided by Dar Reizen. With their exceptional service and attention to detail, you can rest assured that every aspect of your trip will be taken care of. This tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Tunisia’s history, architecture, and culture.

Get to know your host

Dr. Nejib ben Lazreg, an esteemed archaeologist and professor with the Institut National du Patrimoine in Tunisia, is the Curator of the Salakta and Lamta Museums and oversees Roman sites in the Sahel region. Specializing in Roman and Early Christian mosaics, his notable discoveries include a 4th-century Christian chapel, catacombs, and exquisite mosaics in Leptis Minor, Thapsus, and Sullecthum.

In 2017, Nejib was awarded the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture. He has led multiple tours with Dar Reizen, receiving excellent reviews for his expertise and engaging leadership.

Maison Dedine Tunis – 3 Nights

Maison Dedine is a magnificent boutique hotel located in the enchanting village of Sidi Bou Said,  it is a true reflection of Tunisian culture and artistry. This remarkable hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience, with only five tastefully decorated rooms that offer a tranquil and intimate stay.

Each room is adorned with beautiful handcrafted furnishings and decor that have been sourced from local Tunisian artisans. The hotel’s serene courtyard is a true oasis, featuring a beautiful pool and lush greenery, creating a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel’s rooftop terrace offers stunning views of the Mediterranean and the village below, providing a breathtaking backdrop for enjoying the beautiful Tunisian sunset. Maison Dedine is an exceptional choice for those seeking a luxurious and authentic experience in Tunisia, and is a true testament to the beauty and elegance of Tunisian culture.

Dar Chennoufi – 1 Night

Dar Chenoufi is a guesthouse located in Kef, a city in northwestern Tunisia. The guesthouse is housed in a historic building that dates back to the 18th century and is known for its traditional Tunisian architecture and décor.

The guesthouse features spacious rooms and suites that are elegantly furnished with traditional Tunisian textiles and handcrafted woodwork. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, such as air conditioning and en suite bathrooms.

Guests can enjoy a range of facilities and services at Dar Chenoufi, including a restaurant that serves authentic Tunisian cuisine, a spa where they can indulge in traditional hammam treatments, and a peaceful courtyard where they can relax and unwind.

The guesthouse is ideally located for exploring the historic city of Kef and the surrounding region, with many cultural and natural attractions nearby. Whether guests are looking for a romantic retreat, a cultural adventure, or a relaxing getaway, Dar Chenoufi offers a unique and authentic experience in the heart of Tunisia.

Dar Antonia – 2 Nights

Dar Antonia is an exclusive guesthouse located in the heart of the historic Medina of Sousse. The Arabo-Andalusian house has been meticulously restored and comprises luxurious suites over two floors. The suites are stylishly designed with artisan-made furniture and decorative features, offering comfort and impeccable cleanliness. Guests can relax in the cozy library, on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Medina, or in the tranquil courtyard next to a tinkling fountain.

Dar Antonia offers a haven of peace and tranquility whether guests want to explore the vibrant markets and winding alleyways of the Medina or simply escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The interior design of the suites is the result of Philippe Xerri’s eclectic vision, blending understated and minimalist architecture with a light and airy style. The decor is a fusion of historical elements and local craftsmanship, creating a unique and unforgettable experience for every guest.

Day 1 – Fly to Tunis

Upon arrival, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your guesthouse in the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said. As part of our personalized service, a special meet and greet session will be arranged at the guesthouse, where our experienced guide will meticulously explain the intricacies and highlights of your upcoming journey. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable insights and ask any questions you may have, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. Afterward, you’ll have the rest of the day to leisurely explore the captivating charm of Sidi Bou Said, strolling along its quaint cobblestone streets, admiring the iconic white and blue architecture, and savoring the breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean Sea that surround you.


  • Private driver.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Overnight stay including diner.
  • Meet & Greet on arrival


Day 2 – Bardo– Medina – Carthage – Sidi Bou Said

Begin your day with a visit to the world-renowned Bardo Museum, home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Roman mosaics. Afterward, we will explore the Medina of Tunis. Our guide will take you through the winding alleyways, bustling souks, and ancient buildings, providing insight into Tunisian history and culture. We’ll stop for lunch in a local restaurant before heading to Carthage, the ancient Phoenician city that once rivaled Rome. We will explore the ruins of the city, including the ancient baths, amphitheater, and port. Our final stop for the day will be the charming village of Sidi Bou Said, where you can join the locals for a refreshing cup of mint tea in Café des délices.


  • Sites visit fees
  • Private driver/guide including private transfer.
  • Overnight stay including diner and breakfast

Day 3 – Tunis – Bulla Regia – Dougga – Le Kef

After a delicious breakfast, we will set off on an unforgettable journey to Bulla Regia, an ancient Roman city famous for its unique underground houses. We’ll explore the ruins and marvel at the intricate mosaics that have been preserved for centuries. Our journey continues to Dougga, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the most well-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. Here, we will take a step back in time and walk among the ancient amphitheaters, temples, and baths that still stand tall. We’ll take a break for lunch and savor some of the region’s delicious cuisine before continuing on to Kef, where we’ll spend the night in a guest house,  Dinner will be served, and you’ll have the chance to reflect on the day’s adventures before a good night’s rest.


  • Sites visit fees
  • Private driver/guide including private transfer.
  • Overnight stay including diner and breakfast

Day 4 – Sbeitla – Kairouan – Sousse

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll begin our day by exploring the ancient Roman city of Sbeitla, where we’ll marvel at the impressive ruins and learn about the city’s rich history. Our next stop will be Kairouan, one of the most important Islamic cities in the world and home to the Great Mosque, a stunning architectural masterpiece. After a flavorful lunch, we’ll visit the Aghlabid basins, an intricate system of waterworks that date back to the 9th century, and the mausoleum of the Barber, an important religious site. Our day will end in the coastal city of Sousse.


  • Sites visit fees
  • Private driver/guide including private transfer.
  • Overnight stay including diner and breakfast

Day 5 – Sousse – El Jem – Mahdia – Sousse

Today’s program will take us through some of the most stunning Roman ruins in Tunisia, starting with a visit to the Roman amphitheater in El Jem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest amphitheaters in the world. We’ll then drive to Monastir to visit the Ribat, a fortified Islamic monastery and a prime example of Islamic architecture. After a delicious lunch, we’ll head back to Sousse to visit the Sousse Museum, which houses an impressive collection of Roman mosaics and artifacts. We’ll also explore the Ribat of Sousse and take some free time to stroll around the charming Medina.


  • Sites visit fees
  • Private driver/guide including private transfer.
  • Overnight stay including diner and breakfast

Day 6 – Zaghouan – Uthina – Tunis

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Zaghouan, a peaceful town known for its olive groves and wheat fields. Our first stop will be the Temple of Water, which was built during the Roman period and supplied water to Carthage via an aqueduct system that spanned over 130 km. We’ll learn about the impressive engineering feats used to transport water to the ancient city, and explore the well-preserved ruins of the temple. Afterward, we’ll take a stroll through the charming Medina and enjoy a traditional Tunisian lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll head to the Uthina archaeological site, where we’ll take a guided walk through the fascinating ruins of an ancient Roman city. We’ll see the impressive remains of the amphitheater, forum, and public baths, among other highlights. Finally, we’ll return to Tunis and check into our hotel for some well-deserved rest.


  • Sites visit fees
  • Private driver/guide including private transfer.
  • Overnight stay including diner and breakfast

Day 7 – Departure from Tunis

After a week filled with unforgettable experiences, it’s time to say goodbye to Tunisia. We’ll transfer you to the airport for your departure flight


  • 6 Overnight stays
  • Private guide and driver throughout your stay.
  • All meals as mentioned in ‘daily information’ including 6 dinners.
  • All excursions as mentioned in ‘daily information’
  • All necessary private transfers mentioned
  • Meet & Greet on arrival


  • International flight
  • Upgrade room type
  • Travel and/or cancellation insurance
  • Meals and excursions not mentioned
  • Possible departure tax when leaving destination
  • Personal expenses/tips
  • Contribution to calamity fund (€2.50 per booking)
  • Contribution to SGR (€5.00 per person)
  • Administration costs (€35 per booking)

Medina of Tunis, Carthage & Sidi Bou Said

The medina of Tunis is a vibrant, labyrinthine district that is full of life and history. It is the historic heart of the city, and is home to some of Tunisia’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Zitouna Mosque. With its winding alleys, bustling souks, and striking architecture, the medina offers a fascinating glimpse into Tunisia’s past and present.

Just a short drive from the medina lies the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, which is known for its distinctive blue-and-white buildings and stunning sea views. This charming village has inspired artists and writers for centuries, including the famous Swiss painter Paul Klee, who lived in Sidi Bou Said during the early 1900s. The village is home to numerous art galleries, cafes, and shops.

Further afield is the ancient city of Carthage, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is steeped in history and legend. According to ancient legend, Carthage was founded by the Phoenician queen Dido, who escaped from her homeland of Tyre and founded the city on the shores of modern-day Tunisia. Carthage was a major center of trade and culture, and played a pivotal role in the Punic Wars, with famous military leader Hannibal famously crossing the Alps with his elephants during the Second Punic War. Today, visitors can explore the remains of this once-great city, including its famous Roman amphitheater, ancient port, and stunning hilltop views.

Bulla Regia, Dougga & Kef

Located in the northwestern region of Tunisia, Dougga is a well-preserved ancient Roman city that offers visitors a glimpse into the country’s rich history. The city features stunning ruins that include an impressive theater, temples, and an arch that commemorates the victories of Emperor Septimius Severus. Dougga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visitors can easily spend hours exploring the site’s many monuments and structures.

Just a short drive away from Dougga is the small town of Bullaregia, which is known for its beautiful natural surround. Visitors can also explore the town’s historic architecture, which includes traditional whitewashed buildings and winding streets.

Further to the north is the city of Kef known for its stunning views, charming architecture, and fascinating history. The city was once an important center of commerce and culture, and is home to numerous historic sites and landmarks, such as the Kasbah of Kef, a fortress that dates back to the 17th century. Visitors can also explore the city’s bustling souks, which are filled with local crafts and products, and sample traditional Tunisian cuisine at one of the many local restaurants.

Sbeitla, Kairouan & Sousse

Located in central Tunisia, Sbeitla is an ancient city that was once an important center of Roman and Byzantine power. The city’s stunning ruins include a large forum, temples, and public baths, as well as an impressive amphitheater that was capable of seating up to 5,000 spectators. Visitors can explore the site’s many monuments and structures, and gain a deeper understanding of Tunisia’s rich cultural heritage.

Kairouan, located in northeastern Tunisia, is one of the country’s most important Islamic cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is known for its stunning architecture, which includes the Great Mosque of Kairouan, one of the oldest and most important mosques in North Africa. Visitors can explore the city’s winding streets and alleys, and sample traditional Tunisian cuisine at one of the many local restaurants.

Finally, the coastal city of Sousse is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, and is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and historic landmarks. The city’s medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a bustling district full of winding streets, colorful markets, and impressive architecture. Visitors can also explore the city’s many museums, such as the Sousse Archaeological Museum, which features exhibits on Tunisia’s rich history and cultural heritage.

El Jem & Mahdia

El Jem, located in the Mahdia Governorate of Tunisia, is an ancient city that flourished during the Roman era. Its most iconic landmark is the Roman amphitheater, often referred to as the “Colosseum of Tunisia.” This massive structure stands as a testament to the grandeur of Roman architecture and engineering. Visitors can marvel at its impressive architecture, explore the underground tunnels where gladiators prepared for battles, and even walk on the same arena floor where ancient spectacles unfolded. The amphitheater hosts occasional cultural events and concerts, adding to its allure.

Mahdia is a vibrant coastal city nestled along the Mediterranean Sea. It is renowned for its picturesque beaches with soft golden sands and azure waters, making it an ideal destination for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts. The city’s historic Medina showcases a rich cultural heritage, with its labyrinthine streets, traditional houses adorned with colorful tiles, and artisanal workshops where local crafts are made. The Great Mosque of Mahdia, dating back to the 10th century, is a must-visit architectural gem. The port of Mahdia offers an authentic glimpse into the city’s fishing industry, where visitors can witness the bustling activity of fishermen unloading their catches. Mahdia also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating its traditions, music, and local cuisine.

Zaghouane & Uthina

Zaghouane is a city in Tunisia that is known for its rich cultural heritage. One of the most important cultural sites in the city is the Temple of Water, which dates back to the Roman era. The temple is located at the foot of the Zaghouane mountain range and was built to honor the Roman god of water, Neptunus. The temple is renowned for its impressive architecture, which features a series of underground tunnels and canals that transport water from nearby sources to the temple’s central pool. The temple of water is not only a testament to the architectural achievements of the ancient Romans but also serves as a reminder of the importance of water management in the region.

In addition to the Temple of Water, Zaghouane is also famous for its aqueducts, which were used to transport water to the ancient city of Carthage. The aqueducts were built in the 2nd century AD and extended over a distance of more than 130 kilometers, making them one of the most impressive engineering feats of the ancient world. The aqueducts were constructed using a combination of underground tunnels and above-ground arches, which enabled water to flow from Zaghouane to Carthage through a series of canals and reservoirs. Today, the aqueducts serve as a reminder of the region’s ancient past and the important role that water management played in the development of the region’s culture and civilization.

Uthina, on the other hand, is an ancient Roman city with a rich history and a wealth of archaeological sites. The city was an important commercial and military center during the Roman era and has many well-preserved ruins, including a forum, a theater, a basilica, and a triumphal arch. Uthina is also home to a museum that showcases artifacts from the city’s Roman past, providing visitors with a fascinating glimpse into ancient life in Tunisia.

Limited Availability

Small group experience 8-10 guests
Private trips for groups can also be arranged.