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      May 27th private van tour of Carthage, Sidi Abu Said and the Tunis Medina

      Tunis Apr 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      Is anyone planning to visit Tunis on May 27th, 2014 by cruise ship and looking for a private tour? I found a good one by a very reputable tour guide which can accomodate up to 8 passengers for only $295.00 total in US dollars. My husband and I can't afford $295.00 on our own but the guide said we can split that 6 ways which would make the tour very cheap indeed. We will be in port from 8:00AM to 3:00PM so will have to move at a fairly good pace but at least we can be a lot quicker than the slow paced giant tour buses which take close to 1/2 hour just to load and unload at each site. The guide has 30 years experienced and is a licensed tour guide. I've read great recommendations about him. He would describe in detail the history of each site and make it worthwhile to visit. I told him our emphasis is on history, art, culture and architecture and not for the purpose of shopping. If you want to shop, take the ship's shore excursions. If you are interested in this tour please reply. Thanks! I'm at my wits end to find a better way to see all the sights in 5 1/2 hours.

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    • Has anyone visited Tataouine recently?

      Tunisia Apr 13, 2014 at 7:36 AM

      Has anyone visited Tataouine recently? I would love to visit the ksours and villages (Chenini etc) in the surrounding area but I noticed this area as named in the 'avoid all non-essential travel' warming from the British FCO. Should we be concerned about this warning? When I posted a question on another forum recently someone replied that this area is dangerous and there have been a lot of riots recently but searching the internet I've failed to find anything about riots (expect back in January). I also noticed that other governments (Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada) don't specifically mention places like Tataouine, Douz and Ksar Ghilane in their warnings but rather just border area with Algeria and Libya and Tataouine doesn't seem that close to these borders.

      If we do decide to visit would you recommend travelling there independently and hiring a taxi to visit surrounding areas or combining it into a longer 4WD trip from Touzier or Matmata?

      Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    • taxi fares

      Gouvernorat de Mahdia Mar 26, 2014 at 5:13 AM

      How much is a taxi to mahdia from riu el mansour

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    • shuttle buses from airport

      Sousse Apr 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      do the local shuttles buses from the airport take you to your hotel or do they drop you off in sousse town?

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    • WEATHER IN TUNISIA IN MAY

      Tunisia Apr 9, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      hI,
      Does anyone know what's the weather like in Tunisia in late May? I'm travelling to Hammamet in 21st May. Is it hot enough to do sunbathe and spend a day at the beach???
      Tnx!

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      La Goulette, Tunis

      Tunis Apr 22, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      Has anyone arrived by cruise ship lately into the port of La Goulette? Is there a tourist office there? Is there a money exchange? What about an ATM (Bankomat) machine? We only have a few hours in port (7) and don't want to waste precious time searching about to exchange money before sight seeing.

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      Carthage, Sidi Abu Said & Tunis Medina all in 5 1/2 hours?

      Tunis Apr 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM

      My husband and I will be in port for only 7 hours and really want to visit Carthage most of all but we would also like to visit Sidi Abu Said and the Medina just for the architecture, views, culture and ambiance, not to go shopping. It's a lot to do in one day and for that reason we don't think that the train will work for us. Also, we would need Dinars for the train. We hate cruise ship excursions with 45 other passengers being herded like cattle. We have always toured independently. Would you recommend hiring a taxi to take us everywhere or finding a local guide? Do taxis and local guides accept Eruos or credit cards? I'm usually really good at planning our independent travel and have spent over a week already researching Tunis with no positive answers. If we had to cut one place, which would you recommend cutting? Carthage is a must. Are we being foolish by cutting out the Bardo Museum? It sounds wonderful but just impossible with everything else. This is really tough. We both love history and don't care much for touristy places if that helps.

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      Renting a beach house/apartment in Djerba for the weeeknd.

      by bukola Online Now May 8, 2009 at 4:01 AM

      Ciao all

      Is it possible to rent a nice beach house/apartment in Djerba for the weekend? looking for 3 to 4 bedroom house for next weekend. Advise and pointers are appreciated.

      cheers

      6 Answers May 18, 2009 at 4:48 AM
    • Djerba-Tozeur

      by joziane Online Now Nov 17, 2007 at 6:20 PM

      Someone have any idea how to travel from Tozeur to Djerba? I am planning to be there in March 2008 for 2 weeks.

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2008 at 8:35 AM
    • late dec. early jan. a good time to go?

      by yasima Online Now Oct 25, 2007 at 2:40 AM

      i'm thinking of visiting ile de jerba towards the end of dec. or early jan. would it be a good time to go? heard it might be rainy and cold...anyone been there around that time?

      2 Answers Nov 6, 2007 at 6:12 AM
    • First time in Tunisia - any hints and Tips very welcome!!

      by clairebev Online Now Jan 10, 2007 at 7:30 AM

      Hi There,

      Although most of my questions have been answered now by reading the tips on here, as it will be our first trip to Tunisia does anyone have any particular tips to share?
      It is a family of 4 going, my bro and I are 26 and 31 and we are all looking for lots of culture but in particular I had hoped to do some snorkelling.
      We are going for 1 week to Djerba from 10th March and staying in the Mirimar Palace.

      are there any places edspecially good for snorkelling on Djerba?
      Is Tunisia/ Djerba anything like Turkey for those who have been to Turkey? The comments I have read about covering up make me think so because Turkey is also well known for male attention to females.
      I am looking forward to trying local food - what is it like?
      What boat trips are on offer - I heard about a dolphon spotting one?

      I will leave it at this for now but any hints or tips would be greatfully received!!!

      Thanks all
      Claire

      1 Answer Jan 10, 2007 at 4:52 PM
    • Dirnking water a ice cubes in hotels

      by canadox Online Now Aug 9, 2006 at 3:38 AM

      Hi, I know your not supposed to drink tap water and order ice cubes in your drink, avoid salads etc. But does that apply to hotels as well? My girlfriend and I are staying at a 4 star hotel.

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2006 at 1:40 AM
    • Beach Quality

      by par1 Online Now Jan 19, 2006 at 5:53 AM

      My wife and I like the look of the Movenpick hotel in Djerba Zone Touristique and that it is on the beach. We are keeen swimmers & I snorkel but according to "Croasbeauty" he said the sea was full of seagrass/seaweed. Also that it was very shallow for a very long way out.Is this true? If so i will go to somewhere else in Tunisia where the sea is OK.

      2 Answers Jan 22, 2006 at 11:21 PM
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      Anyone been at the Movenpick

      by kbl Online Now Sep 23, 2004 at 10:40 AM

      Hello all, I was planning to spend a few (+/-10) days in Tunesia in September. The agency recommended me the Movenpick Ulysse palace & thalasso *in Djerba. As I'm a golfer, this seems like a good spot. Anyone any comments/suggestions/expiriences? Thanks, Koen

      2 Answers Sep 23, 2004 at 10:40 AM