A firm favourite with all kinds of holidaymakers, Tunisia is one of the best places to go for great value all-inclusive holidays. With a good exchange rate for the Dinar from the Pound Stirling, you will get a lot more bang for your buck when booking excursions and going out shopping, however, be aware that it is a closed currency and all money must be exchanged when in resort.
At a Glance:
- Visit the Holy City – Kairouan is a prominent city according to the Islamic faith and is officially declared a World Heritage Site. Within the Holy City you will find the Mosque of Uqba, spanning 9,000 square metres and home to many various art exhibitions.
- See where Star Wars was filmed – This is a little known but very true fact, but Star Wars was filmed all over Tunisia. There are special excursions that will take you to see the sites that still very much exist today so if you’re a fan, this one is not to be missed!
- Walk around the El Jem Amphitheatre – The best-preserved amphitheatre in Africa, as well as the best preserved, designed to host a mere 35,000 people. Tunisia was originally associated with Rome, so it is a cool comparison to see the Italian flavours in the Tunisian setting.
- Explore the streets of Port El Kantaoui – a much loved town with boat trips operating frequently, restaurants on the water and shops with beautifully locally crafted souvenirs – just don’t forget to haggle! Definitely worth a day out especially as a little walk on and there’s a mini theme park for the kids!