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Tunisia Holidays

Tunisia Holiday Guides

At a glance

CurrencyTND: Tunisian Dinar LanguageArabic Flight DurationAround 3 hours (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +1 hour

Situated in North Africa, Tunisia is a short haul holiday spot with the added bonus of being an exotic hideaway that has remained a little beneath the radar in comparison to other Mediterranean resorts. Its climate is divine, its appeal is diverse, and there’s bound to be a resort that suits you perfectly - whether that’s traditional Sousse, pretty Hammamet or cosmopolitan Port El Kantaoui.

Tunisia Holiday Guides

Tunisia Holiday Guides

Bahia Beach
Diar Lemdina
Hammamet Garden Resort & Spa
Iberostar Saphir Palace
Yasmine Beach Hotel

Great Places to Visit

From the Berber villages in the arid Sahara desert to the ancient cities and bustling medinas – plus stunning beaches as standard - Tunisia’s appeal is as varied as it comes.

Explore the Sahara

Head to the oasis town of Tozeur and you’re on the cusp of the gargantuan Sahara Desert, where you can discover the dunes by camelback, or much faster by 4x4. If you want to make the most of the experience, stay in the desert overnight, watch the awesome sunset, and fall asleep beneath the stars.

Immerse yourself in History

Tunisia has a rich and vibrant past, with plenty of heritage sites to explore if you’re a bit of a history buff. Choose from places including ancient Carthage, which is the site of many Punic and Roman ruins, or El Djem, where some of the most impressive Roman ruins in Africa can be found, including the amphitheatre of Thysdrus.

Experience the Hustle of the Souks

If you fancy learning the art of haggling, throw yourself into the deep end and head for one of the buzzing souks in Hammamet or Sousse. You can find everything there, from fabrics and rugs to jewellery and ceramics, and if you barter you can knock down the price and walk away with a bargain or two!

Hop Over to Djerba Island

Nestled a little off the south coast of Tunisia, Djerba Island is home to some stunning beaches, and its tranquil setting allows holidaymakers to enjoy a little peace and quiet that may be missed in the mainland resorts. It’s also got a host of medinas to wander, and inland you’ll find quaint villages and lush countryside.

Getting Around

Public transport in Tunisia is extensive, and taxis are plentiful. Taxis come in two kinds – private metered ones that are used in resorts and cities, and louages (minivans), which are available for long haul drives. Bicycles are also available for hire, especially in Sousse and on Djerba Island. The capital, Tunis, has an electric train network and a tram system. Elsewhere, the bus service is the preferred way of travel.

By Bus

Most towns and resorts have their own bus service, which can connect you to the nearby areas as well as attractions in and around town. Travel is usually incredible cheap, but buses can get very full during peak times.

By Car

In Tunisia, you drive on the right hand side. The extensive road network means that you can get around the country with ease, but confidence behind the wheel is a must because drivers can be erratic.

Weather

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Passports and Visas

British Citizens don’t require a visa for a holiday in Tunisia, and passports should be valid for the duration of your stay. Further checks may occur if you weren’t born in the UK. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

There is no provision for free medical care in Tunisia and treatment costs have to be paid for up front. Make sure you’re insured and also have access to funds if needed. The EHIC isn’t valid in Tunisia. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia/health

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