Tour Tunisia and Egypt
the best of Egypt and Tunisia - the best of North Africa in
here for the Nile Cruise
version. Add Morocco
Luxor, Tunis, Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir, El Jem, Sfax, Djerba Island,
Gabes, Matmata, Kebil, Tozeur, Chott El Djerid, Kairouan, Gafsa, Skeita
- No other package could offer you Th. combination at such affordable
1 - JFK - Sunday - Weekly Year Round
Board Air France, British Airways or Lufthansa wide body jet at JFK
International Airport , overnight across the Atlantic. Dinner is served
2 - TUNIS/CARTHAGE - Monday
Our staff greets you at Tunis/Carthage airport and escorts you to your
Tunis hotel. After freshening up, take your first look at this Mediterranean
capital as you like.
3- HAMMAMET TO SFAX (BLD) - Tuesday
We drive along the beautiful blue Mediterranean seashore to Hammamet,
passing picturesque castles, stopping occasionally in local souks (bazaars)
for shopping. Continuing to Sousse, once the Phoenician city
of Hadrumatum, we walk through the medina (old city), cooled by breezes
off the harbor, and visit the Roman catacombs and, if there's time,
a local museum. We stop to explore a typical ribat (fort) before enjoying
lunch at Monastir. Our next stop is El Jem, which boasts
a Roman coliseum very similar to the famous one in Rome. Finally we
reach Sfax, and our hotel.
4 - DJERBA & GABES (BLD) Wednesday
We explore the old city of Sfax, then board the ferry to the
island of Djerba (Jerba) for lunch. Fertile Djerba, a large island
on the south side of the entrance to the Gulf of Gabes, bears many traces
of Roman civilization and produces an abundance of delicious fruit.
We travel to Gabes in time for shopping in the local market,
and for enjoying the shade of a typical palm grove before dinner and
a good night's rest.
5 - MATMATA TO CHOTT EL DJERID (BLD) Thursday
Our journey continues to Matmata where we visit troglodyte (underground)
houses where descendants of the Berbers still live as their ancestors
did. We continue to Kebil for lunch, then across the Chott El
Djerid to see its desert Berber villages. We spend the night in a desert
6 - CHOTT EL DJERID & TOZEUR (BLD) Friday
We explore our desert oasis before driving to Tozeur in time
for lunch. In the afternoon, wander at leisure in Tozeur, our
base for the night.
7 - GAFSA, KAIROUAN & TUNIS (BLD) Saturday
We drive to the ancient Roman pools of Gafsa, then to Sbeita
to climb around its Roman ruins. After lunch at a local restaurant,
we continue to Kairouan, an Islamic holy city boasting several
historic mosques and a souk famous for its carpets and leather goods.
We reach Tunis in time for dinner.
8 - TUNIS (BLD) Sunday
The famous Bardo Museum, with the largest Roman mosaics in the world,
is our first stop, followed by a visit to Tunis's medina (old city)
for last-minute bargain-hunting. After a relaxing lunch in a seaside
restaurant, we visit the ruins of ancient Carthage, including its theater,
circus and baths. Finally, we stop in the picture-perfect medieval village
of Sidi Bou Said before returning to our hotel in Tunis.
9 - TUNIS (BD) - Monday
Full day at leisure , maybe for last minute shopping. Evening farewell
dinner in the Old Medina at a typical Tunisian restaurant " Essaraya"
10 - TUNIS/CAIRO (B) - Tuesday
Our staff escorts you to the airport for your
flight to the Egyptian
city of light.We arrive in Cairo , visa for Egypt may be issued upon
arrival at Cairo Airport ( or you may contact the Egyptian Consulate
nearest you prior to departure from your home country) , valid only
for a limited number of nationalities such as: EU Australia, NZ, American,
Canadian , S. African , Japanese citizens and more . Passports must
be valid for 6 month at least at time of arrival . After exiting the
terminal, our local representative will escort you to the hotel
(always private air-conditioned vehicle with a
private chauffeur ).
11-CAIRO/ DAHSOUR (BL)-Wednesday
morning tour takes us to Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid field
south of Cairo. We visit the great pyramid of Senfru, father of Cheops,
and other structures, after lunch at a local charming restaurant,we
drive to Giza for a visit to the sphinx and the valley temple, and a
tour of the Pyramids. In the evening, we return to the Pyramids
for an awe-inspiring sound-and-light show.
12-LUXOR (BL) Thursday
Morning flight to Luxor, we set out to see the best first: the gigantic,
awesome Great Temple of Karnak and the smaller but still mammoth Temple
of Luxor. After lunch, we cross the Nile to tour the incomparable monuments
of ancient Thebes: the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
and the Colossi of Memnon. Board the evening flight back to Cairo and
your hotel , all transfers are always on a private basis.
13-CAIRO (BLD) -Friday
After breakfast , we proceed tour the renowned Egyptian Museum, filled
with the wealth of the pharaohs, is our first stop. Following lunch
at a charming local restaurant, we see the Islamic Museum, Ibn Tulun
Mosque and Gayer-Anderson House, a pair of traditional Arab
houses built in 1540 and 1630. After lunch, we visit Bab an-Nasr,
a great gate in the old city walls. In
the evening, we host you on a Nile dinner cruise complete with exotic
14 - DEPARTURE (cB) - Saturday
Our staff escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
per person in US$
In Tunisia, and outside of major cities, it is always modest 4 stars
Tour departs from the USA every Sunday , year round. For Christmas,
New Year's & Easter weeks, please add %15 supplement.
transfers in Tunisia & Egypt, all transfers are on a private basis,
private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
air fare within Egypt in economy class, tax included
fare with taxes from JFK, round-trip. In economy class , tax included.Air
fare add-on : For most west coast cities, please add : $ 350. For
Jun - Aug. Air fare supplement is $350 (doesn't apply when you handle
your own air fare) . When /if you handle your own air fare, please
deduct $ 800 from the rate.
accommodations in simple but comfortable four-star (first-class) hotels
outside of Tunisia major cities (Tunis: International Mechtel; Sfax:
Sfax Center Syhax; Gabes: Chems; Tozeur: Ramla). Cairo : 5
stars : Hilton or similar . Luxor : Sonesta or similar
as indicated: cB = Continental breakfast; L = set-menu lunch; D =
sightseeing as indicated, including all admission fees, by air-conditioned
motorcoach . Please note that in Tunisia, touring & guiding will
be in French and English.
of personal nature , such as phone calls, laundry etc.
to drivers and guides.
for Egypt may be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport ( or you may
contact the Egyptian Consulate nearest you prior to departure from
your home country) , valid only for a limited number of nationalities
such as: EU Australia, NZ, American, Canadian , S. African , Japanese
citizens and more . Passports must be valid for 6 month at least at
time of arrival .
for Tunis ( only if/when required based on your nationalities, Tunis
doesn't require visa for USA, Canadian, EU citizens and others)
with Tunisia/Morocco/Egypt/ Nile Cruise : 25 day edition including
the 21 day version