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Although near-neighbors and unmistakably North African (albeit with an occasional Mediterranean twist), when it comes to culture and character Tunisia and Morocco share as many differences as resemblances. Both, though, have intricately tangled histories of conquest and colonization – and a rich heritage forged over millennia from epic events and a heady fusion of Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Arab, Berber and European influences.
Embracing northern Tunisia’s major archaeological and historical sites and museums, our study tour includes a full day amid the splendors of ancient Carthage, founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BCE and today a World Heritage Site – as is the Roman city of Dougga, also visited. Other tour highlights include the desert city of Kairouan, a holy pilgrimage center renowned for its magnificent Great Mosque and bustling medina, and the National Bardo Museum, a Tunisian heritage landmark.
- Travel back to the 9th century BC amid the imposing ruins of the Phoenicians’ capital city of Carthage, one of Africa’s most renowned World Heritage Sites.
- Delve into Tunisia’s rich culture and history at the excellent National Bardo Museum, housing the country’s most important antiquities.
- Be entertained in Marrakech by the musicians, jugglers, storytellers and snake charmers of famous Jemaa el Fna square.
- Discover Morocco’s ancient links with Rome at the ruined site of Volubilis, a thriving city 2,000 years ago.
- Enjoy opportunities to trial a host of delicious North African cuisines – and for shopping for handicraft items in ancient souks.