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Tunisia is one of those enchanting countries of northern Africa that offers you all the ingredients of what makes the mighty continent of Africa so spectacular. With its rich and inspiring culture, hospitable people, stunningly varied landscapes, exquisite history and not to mention, the mesmerizing beauty of the Mediterranean coast, Tunisia surely offers a perfect blend of everything that makes vacationing here simply ideal.
So whether you want to unravel the beauty of some of Tunisia's age-old ancient ruins, bask in the soothing waters of its Mediterranean coast, hop on an expedition to explore what the country's famed souks have to offer, or venture out to explore not only the mighty sand dunes of the Grand Erg Oriental but also the extraordinary beauty of the desert’s vast expanses, Tunisia has all this and a whole lot more that is sure to make your stay here enticing.
The main standard international airport is Carthage Airport located in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. Carthage international airport tends to a regular frequency of about 700 flights every week. All other international airports such as Tozeur Nefta Airport and Enfidha Hammammet Airport are minor in frequency and are also seasonal in their operations.
Some of the most preferred airlines of passengers flying to Tunisia from UK include Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France and Turkish Airlines.
It takes an average flights time of 4 hours 25 minutes to reach Tunisia from UK.
Tunisair is offering direct flight routes to Tunisia from UK.
If you're seeking an airline that will take lesser flight time then you should book with Tunisair.
Lufthansa and Air France prides in offering one of the best business class flights to Tunisia from UK.
Tunis-Carthage International Airport offers the facility of either using the bus, one of the most popular modes of public transport or hailing the yellow taxi cabs. Taxis can be hailed from the taxi rank easily locatable at the airport. Make sure you use one of the metered taxi cabs as the non-metered ones may overcharge.
You also have the option of hiring your own car as there are a number of car rental options available at the airport. These include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Sixt.
Tunisair takes flight routes to Tunisia 6 days in a week, except for Wednesday.
Public transport available in Tunisia is cheap and very reliable. It is quite easy to get from one city to another. You have the option of either hailing a taxi or using the local electric train services offered by the capital city. Flying to different cities is rarely required since Tunisia boasts an extensive road network connecting all the major cities and towns of the country.The train system connects the capital city of Tunis to all the major towns and is a comparatively cheaper option than hiring a taxi.Another one of the popular modes of public transport includes the local coaches that travel to all the major cities and towns. Making prior bookings is advisable.
British and EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Tunisia provided your stay in the country if for 90 days or less. Cyprus nationals however, do require a visa to enter Tunisia along with nationals of Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia travelling independently. All British and non-EU nationals however are required to be in possession of a valid passport.
Tunisia experiences hot and dry weather conditions all year round so it makes a good year-round destination to travel. However, the summer months of July and August can get too hot and should generally be avoided especially if you have more of outdoor excursions in your travel plans.
When considering the hotels category, there are options ranging between small metropolitan hotels located in the central cities for business-based visitors, a few franchises of international hoteling chains, and local good-value-for-money hotels. Towards the coasts in the designated tourist zone there are resorts which ensure international standard vacation facilities and amenities for all outdoor activities. Some boutique hotels are in the form of residencies, guest houses, luxury inns and villas elaborate with detail of local heritage and fashion, thus having a cultural touch of Tunisia. Majority of such villa options are either in the towns well off the cities as well as the suburbs. Designated campsites are present alongside the beaches and deserted sandy areas.
- Single meal at an international fast food chain: £2
- A large bottle of mineral water: £ 0.2
- An imported cigarette pack: £ 1.77
- An average taxi trip within the city: £ 2.3
- A local ticket for public transport commute: £ 0.23
- A local good-value-for-money hotel: £ 40
- An international luxury hotel: £85
- Tunisia is known to boast some great sites that will take you through the country's thousands of years old history. Plan a trip to the famed Bardo Museum exhibiting some great age-old remnants for you to explore. The exquisite Carthage ruins should also make it to your travel itinerary.
- If you love exploring some of the world's exquisite natural wonders, then the stunning salt lake of Chott El Jeridis a place worth visiting.
- El Jem Amphitheatre is another one of those extraordinary sites that speaks of the remarkable expertise possessed by the early rulers of Tunisia. This is one of the largest coliseums ever to have been built and is a major source of tourist attraction for visitors across the globe.
- A trip to Tunisia is incomplete if you haven't toured the medina. These are one of the best places to explore the country's culture, traditions and not to mention, grab one of Tunisia's extraordinary hand-made souvenirs.
- Light-weight clothing is generally advised since Tunisia experiences hot and dry weather conditions most of the year round. However, moderate clothing is recommended since Tunisia is a Muslim country.