A land bursting with souks and spices amidst desert dunes. A place for romantics, beach-lovers, barterers and adventurers, this sun-kissed land entices and delights many people for many reasons. The Romans loved it, and so do we, and it's not hard to think why with our great selection of Tunisia holidays.
Hot temperatures can reach the mid-30s in summer, and there’s comfortably warm weather in winter.
3.5 Hours from the UK to Enfidha Airport (NBE), around 100km from the capital, Tunis.
With crystal blue waters, sandy bays and a rich, cultural history, Tunisia is the perfect place to go on holiday. On your holiday to Tunisia, you can choose to explore Hammamet’s resort or the city of Monastir. Both places are home to some amazing history, like Monastir’s Forte El Ribat castle which sits on the seafront, or the 13th century Kasbah in Hammamet. If you prefer to soak up some traditional culture on your holiday to Tunisia, wander down to Monastir’s marina to look at the pretty boats and mingle amongst locals, or pick up a bargain at Hammamet’s Medina.
A land bursting with souks and spices amidst desert dunes. A place for romantics, beach-lovers, barterers and adventurers, this sun-kissed land entices and delights many people for many reasons. The Romans loved it, and so do we, and it’s not hard to think why with our great selection of Tunisia holidays. Echoing with the regular call to prayer, Hammamet will give you a rich taste of the exotic.
Rest & Relaxation
Tunisia is known for its soft, clean and long sandy beaches which run along the coastline from Hammamet in the north-east down to Madhia. Take a stroll along the promenade or head to the marinas for a great way to discover the local area. Then dine out in style, perhaps trying the Tunisian speciality of Brik, a deep-fried tuna and egg turnover, or the national dish of couscous, beside the clear, Mediterranean waters. Tunisia is home to several professional golf courses too, which will keep even the keenest golfer happy. Many of the hotels in Tunisia are like mini holiday resorts, offering a high standard of accommodation for a truly relaxing break. Some hotels have their own spas and thalassotherapy centres too, where you can indulge with a treatment in tranquil surroundings.
Imagine yourself on a 4x4 land cruiser, visiting scenes from the Star Wars films and the location for the Oscar-winning film The English Patient. Visit Tozeur and one of the largest oases in North Africa, by horse and carriage. The pretty village of Sidi Bou Said, close to the capital, is a delightful site, all painted in blue and white. Nabeul’s market is also a great stop for some authentic souvenirs; it’s said to be the largest street market in North Africa!
The captivating Roman ruins at Carthage, the UNESCO World Heritage site at Dougga and the colossal Roman amphitheatre at El Djem are just a taster of the unmissable history on offer in Tunisia. Even the resorts themselves are filled with history, from the medieval walled medinas to the traditional markets. It’s easy to immerse yourself into the traditions and history that makes Tunisia the fascinating destination it is today.
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Safety and Security
For up to date advice on travelling to Tunisia, please visit Safety and security - Tunisia travel advice
Tunisia is best for...
Explorers:The Sahara Explorer is a two-day adventure taking in Tunisia’s ancient sights and the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert.
Sightseers:Follow in the footsteps of the mighty gladiators at the impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa at El DJem.
Movie lovers: Visit three of the locations where Star Wars was filmed.
FCO Travel Advice:Before you book, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia for travel advice before making your decision
Language:The main language spoken is a local Tunisian dialect (a mixture of Arabic, French, Italian and Maltese).
Currency:The currency used in is the Tunisian Dinar (TND) which you can only buy in Tunisia itself.
Local time: Tunisia is the same time as GMT/UK time.
Fly to:Enfidha Airport. Transfers take between 30 and 45 minutes.
Flight time from UK:The flight time to Tunisia is 3.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further Tunisia tourist information can be found at Discover Tunisia
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tunisia for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Tunisia.
Local tax: A new local tax fee has been introduced in Tunisia. You'll be charged 2-3 Tunisian Dinars per night, depending on the star rating of your hotel. The star rating refers to your chosen hotel's official star rating system, not Thomas Cook’s. The maximum days of tax to be paid is 7-nights, and children under 12 won’t be charged.
Weather and climate
Temperature:Mid-30s (°C) in July and August.
Best time to visit Tunisia:You can expect up to 12 hours of sunshine a day in the summer months.
The weather in Tunisia has a combination of a Mediterranean and African climate. The north of Tunisia, where most tourist resorts are found, reaches temperatures in the mid-30s (°C) in July and August, and has mild winters. Southern regions are generally hotter, with temperatures reaching 45°C.