Tunisia Punic Wars

One of our guests taking a photograph of the archaeology at Thuburbo Maius
One of our guests taking a photograph of the archaeology at Thuburbo Maius
The young Dionysus rides a lion in a procession with his entourage, including Silenus (his companion and tutor) on a camel - mosaic in El Djem museum
The young Dionysus rides a lion in a procession with his entourage, including Silenus (his companion and tutor) on a camel - mosaic in El Djem museum
Our guests two years ago walking through the Tunisian landscape.
Our guests two years ago walking through the Tunisian landscape.
The Capitol at Thuburbo Maius - pagan temple which became an olive oil factory in early Christian times
The Capitol at Thuburbo Maius - pagan temple which became an olive oil factory in early Christian times
The amphitheater at El Djem, one of the largest in the Roman world - the huge monument dominates the modern town
The amphitheater at El Djem, one of the largest in the Roman world - the huge monument dominates the modern town
  • Carthage vs. Rome: a clash of superpowers which changed the ancient world forever.
  • Three of the world’s finest mosaic museums recently refurbished and re-opened: the Bardo in Tunis, Sousse and El Djem.
  • Unrivalled classical archaeology: from the capitol at Dougga to the amphitheatre at El Djem.

This is where dramatic events changed ancient history - the superpowers of Carthage and Rome clashed in three Punic Wars. Lasting more than 100 years the conflict ultimately resulted in the destruction of Carthage and assured Roman ascendancy. Join us to explore the ruins of the Roman era, which stand, still majestic, in the beautiful, verdant North African countryside.

We travel from the ruins of Carthage itself to the magnificent Roman towns and monuments of Roman Tunisia. These are places which should truly be on the wish list of every archaeological traveller: the amphitheatre at El Djem; the beautiful, remote site of Dougga and vast intricate mosaics, which bring the world of Roman Africa vividly to life.

Themes

  • Romans
  • Conflict

Practicalities

  • Low Single Supplement
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included - dinners with wine
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels - 3 nights in an excellent 4* hotel in central Tunis, close to the medina; 2 nights in a very simple hotel close to Dougga; 3 nights in a stylish 5* hotel in Kairouan converted from the kasbah

Hotel Info

  • 3 nights in a 4* hotel in central Tunis: close to the Medina (old town), our hotel is situated on the main boulevard of Tunis. The building dates from 1911 and has been sympathetically restored to provide comfortable accommodation with all the conveniences of a modern hotel
  • 2 nights in a simple but traditional Tunisian hotel in Beja: very good local cuisine and situated a short drive from the site of Dougga.
  • 3 nights in a stylish 5* hotel in Kairouan: sympathetically converted from an old kasbah, and set into the old walls of the town. It has a swimming pool in the courtyard, a spa and an atmospheric coffee bar in the old barrack rooms below.

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