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Tunis & Carthage - Tunis' Ancient Quarter - The Medina

Tunis' Ancient Quarter - The Medina

(271 reviews)
Tunis Medina, Tunis & Carthage, Tunisia
60 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 Master's in Linguistics and Hispanic studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Mohamed has 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 an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 60 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 using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Roselyne B.

20 March 2021

Excellent

Marta R.

19 March 2021

Very intetesting tour.

Eileen P.

19 March 2021

I ave a fantastic tour of the Tunis Medina because of Mohamed's excellent skills. He moved constantly, providing many interesting insights and much background information. His language skills were flawless. The historical factoids he provided enhanced what we saw. I look forward to touring with him again to another site in Tunisia.

Ruth O.

19 March 2021

Really good guide. Very knowledgeable. And funny too. Learned a lot. Thank you Mohammed.

Margaret O.

18 March 2021

Mohamed is absolutely the best as a guide. And the tour was not only interesting, but also a window into a different culture. I took notes and snapped a lot of postcards. Thanks!


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