Its skyline is a mix of contemporary office blocks and some of the most iconic historic buildings in northern Africa; it’s this fusion of ‘old’ and ‘new’ which makes the Mediterranean metropolis one of the best places to visit in Tunisia. With a population of 2.4 million people, Tunis might sound like an enormous urban sprawl to those who have never visited. However, the city centre is remarkably compact. In fact, visitors will be able to explore the old town – famous for its mosques, museums, and galleries – by foot.
There are multiple airlines offering connecting flights to Tunis from the UK, however we recommend flying with Tunisair as they offer non-stop flights. Some of the cheapest airports to fly from are London based, with London Heathrow offering both low cost and non-stop flights. If you’re flying from London Heathrow, there are many options available for airport parking including Meet & Greet, Valet and Long Stay. Alternatively, an airport transfer or chauffeur service such as the ones offered by Bath Taxi Transfer can be a cost effective alternative.
Where to eat
Tunis is a food lover’s paradise, with restaurants, bars, and food stalls throughout the city. You’ll find an eatery to suit every lifestyle and budget, many of which serve international dishes and local produce. When you’re here, make sure try authentic Tunisian cuisine, which is often full of delicious herbs and spices; the seafood in Tunis is great too. Avenue Habib Bourguiba is one of the most popular hotspots in the city to grab a bite to eat.
Things to do
Ez-Zitouna Mosque is the biggest mosque in the country and one of the city’s most visited monuments. You will need to wear modest dress when you enter the building, but there’s a viewing terrace at the edge of the courtyard. The building originates from the 8th century and is bold, striking, and beautiful. The Bardo National Museum is another must-see; this vast museum is home to exhibits from periods throughout Tunisia‘s history, ranging from the prehistoric era to more modern times.
The Tunisian capital is not just an exotic travel destination – Tunis is a city of art, culture, and history, with a wealth of attractions to keep you interested during your stay. Grab a bargain in a souq, eat in a traditional food market, or discover a historical landmark – the choice is yours!