Tunisia - The Punic Wars

9 days

From £2,195

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Summary

This a land where dramatic events shaped ancient history - the superpowers of Carthage and Rome clashed in three Punic Wars which determined the course of Western history. 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 in the beautiful, verdant North African countryside. Travel from the ruins of Carthage itself to the magnificent Roman cities and monuments of Roman Tunisia: the amphitheatre at El Djem, the beautiful, remote site of Dougga and vast intricate mosaics. These all bring the world of Roman Africa vividly to life.

In 2020 we are able to return to Bulla Regia, with its characteristic underground houses. The site covers more than 60 hectares with its range of Berber, Roman and Numidian archaeological influences.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the magnificent UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites of Dougga and Kairouan
  • Discover the beautifully preserved Phoenician site of Kerkouane
  • Marvel at the grand amphitheatre at El Djem, which boasts underground service rooms
  • Admire some of the best mosaics in the world at the Bardo, Sousse and El Djem museums
  • Discover the little-known sites of Bulla Regia, Mustis and Ain Tounga (in 2020)

Today's Price
£2,195

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £215

Includes flights

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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Tony O’Connor

Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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Mary Reynolds

Tour Manager

Mary Reynolds has over 20 years’ travel experience having worked with specialist travel companies both from within the office, as Operations and Customer Services Manager, and from without, as Tour Manager, ever since she left university.

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Amphitheatre, El Djem, Tunisia
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
3 March 2020 ATUN200303 3 March 2020 (Tuesday) 11 March 2020 (Wednesday) Tony O’Connor Mary Reynolds £2,195
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11 November 2020 ATUN201111 11 November 2020 (Wednesday) 19 November 2020 (Thursday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,195
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£199
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7 April 2020 ATUN200407 7 April 2020 (Tuesday) 15 April 2020 (Wednesday) Farès Moussa Anne Chowne £2,195
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£500 £215 Call for availability
3 November 2020 ATUN201103 3 November 2020 (Tuesday) 11 November 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,195
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