El Jem - The Amphitheatre of El Jem

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The Amphitheatre of El Jem

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(102 reviews)
El Jem, El Jem, Tunisia
45 mins

About the tour

The amphitheatre was built around 238 AD in El Jem, Tunisia. It is one of the best preserved roman aphitheaters in the world, and is unique in Africa. The estimated capacity is around 35,000, and is 32 metres high. The amphitheatre is built from scratch of stone blocks, and is exceptionally well conserved. As you wander in its maze, you can sense the gigantic size of the monument, between shady arches built with limestone and tunnel dug in the ground housin the cells where wild animals used to be kept. The belief is that it was constructed by the local proconsul Gordian, who became the emperor as Gordian III. So, please join us in this tour and marvel the place as it offers you the best panoramic vista of the city of El Jem and its surroundings.

Meet MedTunis


Mohamed Halouani, Tunisian native. Mohamed 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 many more organizations. After having received his degrees in English and Spanish, Mohamed completed his European Master's in linguistics and Hispanic studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He has extensive knowledge on Islamic architecture and Eastern decorative elements, as well as, archaeology and history. An excellent lecturer on ethnographic and anthropological subjects, he will introduce you not only to the historical jewels of Tunisia but he'll also reveal to you the culture and history. He is the Co-founder of the Tunisian Interprofessional Federation for Tourism and President of the Cultural Tourism in Tunisia.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to El Jem 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 an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from El Jem. 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 content creator 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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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

Cheryl B.

19 June 2021

The El Jen amphitheater is amazing such good condition. It is so nice to have you explain the ancient history to us. Helps us to understand what actually took place here. Thank you again. My father was in Tunisia during WWII with American Army Air Corps, I wonder if he saw the city there at El Jen?

YorkshireUK T.

19 June 2021

Many thanks for your knowledgeable and enthusiasm

Carol (UK) C.

19 June 2021

Another interesting tour in Tunisia - I’m glad I didn’t have to climb those steps 💚

Patricia Y.

19 June 2021

Awesome tour, so much effort. Thank you

Susan O.

19 June 2021

Mohamed never disappoints. He’s tours are full of interesting information and he pauses to allow for questions. The amphitheatre and it’s history came to light through his commentary. Thank you, Mohamed.

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