Tunis' Ancient Quarter - The Medina

4.8

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Tunis Medina, Tunis & Carthage, Tunisia
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The ancient quarter of Tunis, the Medina, is exceptionally well preserved. It is considered to be the largest Medina in North Africa. The souks, originating in the 13th century, are covered with arches and teeming, bustling and overflowing with all sorts of merchandise. Join Mohamed as he takes you through the shops filled with fabrics of a thousand colours, perfumes and precious jewels. The contrast with the peaceful neighbouring alleys is striking. See the spectacular white walls and ironwork, vaulted passageways, domes with green tiles as well as the yellow doors framed with delicate patterns in carved stone. Mohamed will take you on a wonderfully insightful meander through the most important monuments in the Medina: The Grand Mosque Ezzitouna dating back to the 8th century A.D., the Kasbah area and the mosque of Hamouda Pacha (turkish style).


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 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 30 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

Doris

24 November 2020

Mohamed was great. Hey brought pictures of what areas of Tunis looked like years ago show us what he was talking about. Great tour.

Dorothy

23 November 2020

Excellent tour, very interesting and a wonderful guide.

Lynn

23 November 2020

A pleasant tour

Lisa

23 November 2020

A fabulous tour of the souks, it was brilliant how Mohammed got local stall holders to show us their wares, a visit to a fondouk too. I wanted to be there to experience the sounds and the smells, but this was a brilliant tour. Thank you

Pauline

23 November 2020

I really enjoyed this tour and the more I saw was convinced I had been there, it is right on the edge of my brain but when I try to grab it, poof it’s gone. I think mohamed is a natural, speaking to his friends and when he was moved on by authorities so exciting. Excellent. I have a problem in that I cannot scroll down so cannot see comments and not sure if guide can get mine. Can you do anything?


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