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Mdina Medieval City


The Medina Souks

Traditional Property


Ancient Carthage

El Jem


Berber House

Mountain Oasis


Karouan Holy City

Castille Palace, Valletta, Malta


St. John's Co. Cathedral

Mdina Streets, Malta


Marsaxlokk, Malta

The Vedette, Malta

9 day/8 night Tunisia & Malta Tour
Starts in Tunisia/Ends in Malta

Wednesday
You will be greeted at Tunisia airport for a transfer to your hotel, check-in and rest of the day at leisure.

After hotel check-in the rest of the day/evening is at your leisure. Explore the centre and port of Port El Kantoui. There are a number of shops, bars and restaurants surrounding the pretty marina.

If you would like to venture further away the town of Sousse is just a 20 minute taxi journey away. Here will find numerous outlets, a long promenade and you can also visit the local medina.
Dinner Included


Thursday
Day 1 of the 2 day Jeep Safari Tour
El Jem – Sfax - Matmata - Douz
After breakfast meet up with our tour leader for the start of our 2 day 4x4 adventure. We start our tour heading down the east towards El Jem. El Jem is particulary famous for the Coliseum which could accommodate over thirty thousand spectators in its heyday, this magnificent Roman Amphitheatre is very well preserved, possibly better than the Coliseum in Rome. Our journey then continues to Matmata, en route you will notice the landscape gradually changing to a more rural and lunar type terrain. On arrival in Matmata we will stop for a local lunch and later visit a Troglodyte dwelling, similar to the dwellings featured in the hit movie Star Wars I. We continue our tour heading towards Douz which is known as the ‘Gateway to the Desert'. Douz is a typical desert village and is surrounded with flat desert, as far as the eye can sea and the occasional sand dunes and palm tree oasis are visible. You will also have the opportunity to explore the area on a camel or cart ride, for the more adventurous quad bikes are also available (camel, cart and quad rides are additional and payable locally). After our desert experience we make our way to our 4* hotel for an overnight stay and dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included


Friday

Day 2 of the 2 day Jeep Safari Tour
Chott El Jerrid - Tozeur - Chebika - Tamerza - Kairouan - Port El Kantoui

After breakfast we continue our tour crossing the huge Chott El Jerid, which is a dry salt lake, in the distance you will see the massive Atlas Mountains region which is our next destination. We arrive on the outskirts of Tozeur, one of the largest southern settlements. Here you will visit the town and some of its places of interest. After our brief stop in Tozeur we continue with the next part of our tour and considered by many of our guests as one of the highlights of the two days. We wind our way into the mountain region to our next stop at the small settlement of Chebika. Chebika has two villages, the old and the new. The old village was destroyed by storms, however some of the dwellings and buildings still remain intact. It was built on a around a steep gorge and provides amazing all round scenery. You will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful location where you will see natural springs, a palm oasis and you can also walk through the gorge, a wonderful experience as you cross the small streams and pass small waterfalls. We continue with our mountain adventure en route passing the isolated mountain village of Tamerza and also visit another oasis and waterfall. Our mountain region tour ends as we move onto the town of Gafsa for lunch. After lunch we head back to the north. Our drive takes through a variety of local villages and changing landscapes until we reach our final stop during of the tour in Karouan. The Holy City of Karouan has more than fifty mosques which are clustered within the old medina, however the ninth century Great Mosque is the most impressive. You will have time to visit the rest of the holy city including the Berber Mausoleum and some shopping.
Our driver will then transfer you to the airport or to a hotel if you intend staying for additional nights.
Breakfast and Lunch Included

Saturday
Sidi Bou Said - Ancient Carthage - Bardo Museum - Tunis Medina
Full day tour starting with a visit Carthage, living evidence of ancient civilisations. Declared a national monument, the ancient city of Carthage and nearby Salammbo, abound in vestiges of the Punic and Roman empires with baths, dwellings, temples, shrines and the fabulous naval port of the Carthaginians.  See the Antoinine Thermal Baths one of the largest built under the Roman empire with the 'cool room' an amazing 47 metres long and 15 metres high, the Roman theatre which is still used today for the summer festival of Carthage. And, admire the stunning panoramic view from hill of Byrsa overlooking the ancient site. The second part of our tour includes a visit to the beautiful village of Sidi Bou Said, a lovely blue and white village perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Tunis. Follow the cobblestone streets winding upwards with small shops selling antiques, Tunisian handicrafts and silver. Catch glimpses of the emerald sea with the mountain of Bou Kornine and the southern beaches of Tunis across the bay. Time for a local speciality, Green tea with mint at the famous 'Cafe Des Nattes' before we depart for lunch. After lunch we proceed  to the suburbs of the capital, visiting the Bardo Museum. This museum was originally a Hafside Palace, built in the 13th century and over the years it has been restored and now displays some of the finest Roman mosaics and other priceless treasures from various parts territories throughout Tunisia. This superb example of Arab-Moslem architecture and decoration features vaulted ceilings, galleries and cupolas. The second part of our tour will take us to the heart of Tunis and the old Medina. You will have some free time in the Medina to explore the narrow alleys which wind their way through the heart of this cultural haven. You will see the great Mosque Zaytuna located in the centre of the old Medina, door-to-door shops selling all types of local curiosities and stunning houses of character which are nowadays used as exclusive gift shops, art galleries and fine traditional restaurants. Our tour at this stage comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Sunday
Check-out of hotel, rest of the day at leisure and later transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Breakfast Included


Tunisia to Malta
Flight
Book your flight direct with Air Malta at http://www.airmalta.com or we can book the flight for you


You will be greeted at Malta airport for a transfer to St. Paul's Bay. Check-in to your hotel.

After hotel check-in you can take a stroll along the long promenade and familiarise yourselves with the area.

Monday

Valletta - Malta Experience Show

Our afternoon (morning during June to September) guided tour tour of Valletta starts with a visit to the Barraka Gardens, here you can enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the magnificent Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. The tour also includes a walk through the bustling Republic street, our guide pointing out prominent buildings en-route. A tour of St. John’s Co. Cathedral, historically one of the most important buildings in Malta and which is adorned in riches dating back to the era of the Knights of St. John is a highlight of this tour. Here you can also admire the magnificent Caravaggio painting “The Beheading of St. John”, after our tour of the cathedral you will also have time to visit the church museum, a main feature are the numerous Flemish tapestries. Our tour ends at the Malta Experience, a superb 45-minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands - from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.
At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel.

Tuesday

Mosta Dome - Mdina -Rabat - San Anton - Crafts Village

Today’s tour takes us to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient medieval city of Mdina. Our walking tour takes through a maze of magnificent architecture in an olde worlde setting, evidence that this magnificent city is also known as the ‘silent city’. From the high bastion walls you can admire views of most of the island. Close to Mdina is the Roman town of Rabat, here we will visit the catacombs before proceeding to the remote Westside of the island visiting the spectacular cliffs of Dingli. After lunch we will stop at the botanic gardens of San Anton and the impressive Mosta Dome church, the fourth largest unsupported dome in the world. To end our tour we include the Crafts Village. Here you can admire the local glassblowers, filigree, pottery and variety of other local crafts with time for some shopping.
At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel.

Wednesday
Gardjola Gardens - Birgu - Traditional Boat Trip
This half day tour visits the oldest part of the Grand Harbour. We first visit the Gardjola Gardens, here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights). We continue with the tour of this area next Birgu. Birgu is the oldest city of the Grand Harbour. In 1530 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area, and we will give you an insight to an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collachio', an area of old Palazzo's which where the original Auberge's occupied by the Knights'. We finish this tour with a trip around the harbour on a traditional Dghajsa (type of gondola). 
At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel.

Thursday
Check-out of hotel, rest of the day at leisure and later you will be pick-up for a transfer to the airport.
Breakfast Included

Price
Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing.

€1151.00

€58.00 August supplement

Tour Availability & Details
This tour starts in Tunisia on a Wednesday and ends Malta on a Thursday

Departure Dates
Weekly throughout the year

What is Included
• 9 day tour & hotel package
• **8 + 1 hotel nights on bed and
breakfast basis
• 4 dinners
• 3 lunches
• Multilingual (English included)
Licensed Tour Guide for full tour
duration in Malta and Tunisia.
• Entrance fees during Malta and
 
Tunisia tours
• 4 airport and hotel transfers

**As you will be spending 1 night at a different hotel on Thursday during the 2 day Jeep Safari in Tunisia, you need only to prepare a small bag. You can leave the rest of your luggage in your hotel room for your return on Friday.

Not Included
• International and connecting flights

Tour Accommodation
Tunisia
Hotel Kanta, Port El Kantaoui
Hotel Mehari or Sun Palm, Douz
Malta
Gillieru Harbour Hotel, or
Santana Hotel

These are the preferred hotels, subject to availability and can be replaced with hotels of similar standard.

Connecting Flights
Flights between Sicily & Malta and
Tunisia & Malta can be booked with Air Malta at http://www.airmalta.com
or TunisAir at http://tunisair.com
 
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