If you're looking for a destination with an astounding collection of ancient ruins, fantastic beaches, verdant mountains, dramatic desert dunes, gorgeous Islamic architecture, rich culture, and warm, welcoming people, then Tunisia has your ticket. Sandwiched between behemoths Libya and Algeria, Tunisia is a pint-sized North African jewel that packs a powerful tourism punch. You'll enjoy exploring the country's many casbahs; shed a tear over the lost glory that was Carthage; be awed by its impressive Roman ruins and mosaics; and you'll feel a sense of déjà vu visiting the filming locations for classics such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and The English Patient. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Anthony Minghella had good reason to choose Tunisia given its inherent cinematic qualities. For this reason and many more, you should choose it, too.
The following sample itinerary is for an 11-day excursion that will immerse you in Tunisia's venerable history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture.
❊ - indicates a UNESCO World Heritage Site