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I'm scheduled to arrive Tunisia tomorrow morning from Sicily. I'd like to spend the night in Tunis then head south to Tataoiune and Metmata via the Gabes night train either the 8th or 9th and work my way back to Tunis mostly via the coast but remain flexible.
Please PM for details.
My old LP says it is impractical to take the TGM from La Goulette to the center if arriving by ferry (from Palermo) because the TGM stop is far from the ferry terminal. But it doesn't look that far on the map. Is it? Is there any other public transport, like a bus, to the center?
I'm thinking of flying to Tunis from Palermo Nov 10 instead of taking the ferry from Trapani Nov 8. Nov 10 is a Saturday. Will there be public buses to the center? Flight is scheduled to arrive 13:45.
Also, I'm thinking of catching an overnight train (dep 22:20) south on the same day. Will I be able to get a ticket in comfort class? Are there still no sleeper/couchette carriages? On the Tunisia rail website the type of train in 'DIRECT CLIMATISE." What is that? Lastly, are there left luggage facilities at the Tunis station so I can drop the baggage and walk around the medina before the train departs?
We will be going to Tunis end of November and we are not wondering whether it is better to stay in the city centre or in one of the resorts in La Marsa, Sidi Bou Said or Gammarth.
We will be around for 2-3 days (with two young kids in tow) and are planning to visit the Medina, Carthage and the beach areas.
Thanks for your opinions!
Can anyone advise for or against independent travel in mid-November to places like Sousse, Mahdia, Gafsa, Metlaoui and Nefta? A secular politican evidently was assassinated in Tataouine last week. I'd appreciate hearing from people whether travelers should wait a while before visiting.
I want to share with the community the photo gallery of my beautiful trip to Tunisia
I recommend these places: Tunis - Chott el-Jerid - Matmata - El Jem - Hammamet - Tozeur - Douz - Kairouan - Sbeitla - Gafsa - Bulla Regia - Dougga - Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - Sousse - Port El Kantaoui - Tamerza - Chebika oasi - Gabes
All these places are beautiful ... beautiful scenery, archeology, very interesting cities...
To see the photo gallery of my trip click on the link below
I have a question: The desert of Southern Tunisia is as beautiful as the Libyan desert or Algerian?
We want to go to Tunisia next April.
Any suggestions for areas / routes / sources of info / GPS tracks for hiking, maybe over 4-7 days or so, camping or from village to village. Not a tour with guide, but independent hiking.
Suggestions all welcome!
I am sorry if this has been asked before...
I want to go to Tunisia and see as much as possible; I am interested in culture, history, people and activities,
not so much in staying on the beach.
I am not sure what route to take and if ten days suffices. I speak good French, but feel a little awkward about being a woman
on my own, as I am planning to travel independently with a small budget.
Different websites advice different places, I guess i need to include Tunis, Sidi bou said, Carthage, Djerba and the Sahara...
Thanks for your advice!
We arrive in Tunis at 1am. The hotel we would like to book does not permit check in at this late hour. Does anyone have a recommendation of a budget hotel that would permit a late check in.
Also, what is the best option from the airport to the city centre at this time of night (morning). Or is it better to stay at the airport until the morning?
If anyone has any other options or suggestions I would appreciate hearing from you?
We are planning to travel to Tunisia next year, on a Jules Verne trip. However, I've read in the FCO advice that British passport holders who were born outside the UK often have to wait a few hours while security checks are made. They just advise patience. My husband was born in Peru but became a British citizen several years ago.
I wondered if there was anything we could do to speed up the process on entry? Are there any other documents we could take, which would make the immigration officials happy?
Has anyone had this experience and can you advise?
I am planning week holiday in Monastir starting 5 of Oct.( package holiday) will be going by myself with 6 yr old
We are staying in Scanes area just outside Monastir.
My question is in light of the unrest provoked by the stupid film on YouTube, I got worried as I will be solo woman traveling with little girl.
The FCO in London website says there is no reason to worry, but US travel advisory says to avoid Tunisia..
Both of us are dual Macedonian/UK citizens, but Macedonian Foreign Office also does not have any advice on Tunisia.
Is any of you have first hand experiance?What say you, travel or not to travel?
Many thanks in advance for your replys
I will join the tour for Tunisia for 10 days and stay behind for 5-6 days. I plan to go to the area around Ain Draham. Is it a good place to stay or any other suggestion nearby? Any recommendation for acommodation? Thanks!
I just came back from Tunisia.
Here some budget hotels I suggest or not.
Hotel De La Poste: closed / abandoned
Hotel Ben Nejima: terrible/dirty/noisy/staff unpolite
Hotel Atlantic: only one room works; dirty and in a complete state of decadency. The bulding in itself is very nice.
Hotel Khalfalla: a very good option; the hotel is under renovation; very clean
Youth Hostel: ok, in summer
Hotel Marhala: ok, in summer.
I'm looking at doing a 5 - 7 day trip to Tunisia next summer. Problem is most coach tour companies don't go the times I want and tend to stay in multiple hotels and of course the travel arrangements are quite rigid.
So I was wondering if I book the flight and find a good hotel, is it easy to find organised tours to El-Jem, Kairouan, Carthage and Sousse from the hotels based in either Sousse or Tunis? Leading on, is Tunis the best place to be based for these tours? The other alternative is to book a beach package, but I don't like beaches and am concerned as to whether or not there'll be organised tours. I know some places are easily reached by taxi/bus (and my wife speaks fluent french; mine is quite limited).
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