An exotic mix of African cities
Tunisia in northern Africa sits against a Mediterranean coastline bordered by Algeria and Libya. The Sahara Desert stretches out from the south; tourists can take a dune buggy or guided camel tour across the sands. Visitors come to Tunisia each year to unwind at one of the resorts in the capital of Tunis or in the city of Monastir. The 1200-year-old Monastir Fortress is an attraction not to be missed and its several onsite exhibitions make for an educational afternoon. The National Museum of Bardo is a popular place to learn about Tunisia’s past. Enjoy a trip to Tunis Zoo, set within Belvedere Park, and walk around the ancient exhibits of the Museum of Modern Art. The capital city is also a great place for architecture; stroll around the streets of the medina to see the Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul, St Louis Cathedral and the grand Zaytuna Mosque.
Travel to Tunisia and relax on the Mediterranean beaches. Sail along the coastline to explore the Gulf of Tunis and the Gulf of Gabe or tour the museums and monuments of the enchanting city of Monastir. Stroll around the markets and sample traditional African food and drink.
When to Go?
Situated on the North African coast, Tunisia experiences a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and very little rainfall. Dry Sahara winds can affect the climate during July and August raising temperatures to a humid 45°C. April and May are considered the best months to travel to Tunisia as events such as Festival Oriljazz, Carthage Jazz festival and the Arab Poetry Festival take place.
How to get there?
Tunisia is served by 30 airports with two airports operating international flights daily; Monastir International Airport (MIR) and Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN). Direct flights are available with British Airways from London Gatwick flying to Tunis. Palmair fly from Bournemouth and Thomson Airways operate direct flights from Manchester and Newcastle with seasonal flights available from Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham. Journeys from the UK take approximately two hours.
Tunisia is an intriguing country with a lively city life and idyllic coastal villages. No trip would be complete without immersing yourself into the everyday culture of the Tunisian people and bartering at one of the cities’ Souks. These vibrant market places are not for the faint of heart. Wander around, chat to the vendors and sample authentic cuisine - enjoy the haggle and never accept the first price!