Shades of White and Blue in Sidi-Bou-Saïd



Sidi-Bou-Saïd, Tunis & Carthage, Tunisia
40 mins

About the tour

Sidi-Bou-Saïd is a charming little Andalusian-style village dating back to the 17th century and features a varied range of medieval architecture. Mohamed will take us through its picturesque lanes to see splendid mansions, shops, and balconies decorated in wonderful shades of white and blue. Come along to see the gorgeous vistas over the bay of Carthage and the Mediterranean sea. We'll also admire an esplanade full of famous mansions, including that of the Baron Rudolph d'Erlanger which is now the National Museum for Arab and Mediterranean Musical Instruments. You'll be left in awe of the splendour and mystique this wonderful village has to offer!

Meet your local guide


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 Tunis & Carthage 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 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Tunis & Carthage. 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 or tablet.

Reviews from travellers


14 November 2020

Mohamed was great and the tour should have been very interesting but his WIFI signal kept dropping out and we gave up in the end.

Reply from Virtualtrips
Thank you for your feedback Ros and patience despite the technical difficulties. We’re sorry the tour didn’t go as plan and impacted your experience of Si-Bou-Said with Mohamed. Although we work hard behind the scene to make sure this doesn’t happen, issues with the signal is sometimes out of our control. We hope you can join us on another tour sometime soon!


11 November 2020

I enjoyed the tour before we lost connection. I do hope it was restored for the others who were waiting.


11 November 2020

So sorry we were unable to finish the tour due to connection difficulties. Mohamed's English was very good, and I hope that it can be rearranged soon.


11 November 2020

Lost his internet feed after about 10 minutes


11 November 2020

There were connection problems so he wasn't able to complete the tour.

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