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El Jem & Kairouan - 1 Day

Starts at € 150 per person
Join us on a unique journey to the sacred city of Kairouan and the magnificent El Jem amphitheater. Learn about the captivating history as you explore these iconic landmarks
  • Visit the ancient city of Kairouan, a major pilgrimage site

  • Admire stunning Islamic architecture - the Great Mosque, the Mosque of the Barber and the Aghlabid Basins

  • Stroll through the charming Medina of Kairouan

  • Pastry tasting at a craft workshop

  • Tasty lunch at a local restaurant

  • Explore the magnificent El Jem amphitheater and step back in time 

From: Tunis or Hammamet
Duration: 8 - 9 hours
Offered in: EN - ES - FR - DE - IT - JA
Itinerary can be customised upon request
All tours are private
Tour Details

Day 1

Kairouan - El Jem

Our first stop will be the city of Kairouan, founded in the 7th century during the Arab conquest of Africa. In the 9th century it became one of the largest metropolises in the Mediterranean and is currently the fourth holiest city of Islam. You'll see the best examples of Islamic architecture - the Great Mosque with its antique columns and imposing minaret, the Mausoleum of the Barber and the Aghlabid Basins. We'll take you to the colorful Medina and a lunch break with locals. You'll visit a local artisan carpet workshop and taste the famous makroudh pastry. 

We'll drive to El Jem, home to one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This monumental amphitheater, built in the mid 3rd century AD, is the largest Roman monument left in Africa. You'll step back in time and explore the fascinating history before returning you to your destination in Tunis or Hammamet.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

  • Licensed guide and driver

  • Lunch with locals

  • All admission fees to historical sights

  • All taxes

   Not Included

  • Tips

  • Additional beverages

  • Sunscreen

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