The Medina of Sousse

4.8

(64)

Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Sousse is the 3rd largest city of Tunisia and it’s considered as the jewel of the coastline, with over 1.5 million inhabitants and huge beach resorts. The Medina which has been listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1988, is a typical example of the architecture of the early centuries of Islam in the Maghreb. It encompasses a Kasbah, fortifications and the Great Mosque of Sousse. Today we are taking you to a special journey through the history of the old city of Sousse (The Medina). You will marvel the souks and the huge variety of handicraft but also market places where shops sell spices, frankincense, vegetables and fruits such as the famous Tunisian Deglet Ennour dates.


Meet your local guide

Mohamed

Mohamed is a Tunisian native who transformed his profound passion for travel and history into a creative and diversified educational career, designing and carrying out multiple archaeological and cultural trips for various institutions such as The Detroit Institute of Art, the Textile Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Stanford and Berkeley Alumni Associations. After having received his degrees in English and Spanish, he completed his European Master’s in linguistics and Hispanic studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Mohamed has an extensive knowledge of Islamic architecture and Eastern decorative elements, as well as archaeology and classical history. He lectures on ethnographic and anthropological subjects mostly in North and West Africa, focusing on the historical jewels of the countries.

Mohamed has been guiding since Jun 1978


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Sousse with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Sousse. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Karen D.

13 January 2021

It was a great trip - took me back to over 25 years ago when I was there and the shopping centre where I bought my leather jacket. Hope I can't return one day. Thank you for making Sousse come alive again. K

Kate M.

12 January 2021

Good tour

Diana A.

12 January 2021

Excellent tour which I would recommend but unfortunately the sound kept going which disrupted the event.

Ceanethia R.

12 January 2021

I wish I could give Mohamed more than 5 stars, I would. We got to speak with the locals. See the sights. Visit the shops...and learn about how this pandemic has affected business directly from the townsmen. Very good overall picture of Sousse.

Lin M.

12 January 2021

I really enjoyed Mohamed's tour. He always gives us lots of historical information as well as current cultural and political information. It gave me a tremendous amount of information that I never knew about this region. Excellent presentation!


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