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Special Roman town DOUGGA through the Andalusian city Testour

Always beautiful, authentic, and welcoming, the cities of Testour and Dougga promise its visitors to spend unique and unpublished moments. Considered the best-preserved Roman site in Tunisia and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Dougga features several stunning ruins that you'll admire!
Passionate about history, lover of strong moments, or seeking relaxation and nature, you will surely find your happiness!

per adult from

$223

AUD

Duration

6 to 8 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Dougga
    • Entry/Admission - Ain Tounga
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Dougga, Teboursouk Tunisia

    Extensive ruins of a Roman town set on a hilltop, overlooking surrounding valleys with olive plantations. The road to Dougga passes through beautiful rural and scenic landscape. Unlike Roman ruins in Carthage or even in European towns where one or two remaining monuments are isolated in the middle of a modern city, at Dougga, the entire town is preserved, even the Roman streets. Without the barriers and the flocks of tourists, one can take one's time to climb in and out of houses and tunnels, temples and the theaters.
    As with other sites in Tunis, Dougga's history is not limited to only the Roman period. One finds an old Punic temple here with a cleansing bath and walls from the Phoenician period, which was later transformed and reused by the Romans, and thus has Roman pillars. There is also an obvious funerary monument, the Mausoleum of Ateban, dating to 2nd century BC, one of three examples of royal Numidian architecture. Its inscription is housed in the British Museum, and the Punic-Libyan bilingual inscription was used to translate Libyan script.
    Definitely worth the visit!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ain Tounga, Tastur Tunisia

    The archaeological site of Aïn Tounga
    Halfway between Testour and Dougga, we can see at the edge of the road a large square tower in ruins. But we do not guess that it is the entrance to a remarkable archaeological site, Aïn Tounga.
    This is one of the innumerable archaeological sites of great interest scattered throughout the Tunisian territory, but which have not yet been highlighted or developed for the visit. The site is partially excavated, it extends in total on 30 ha.
    The Aïn Tounga site stretches along the hillside in a beautiful landscape of fields, olive groves, and green hills, just like the large site of Dougga, listed as World Heritage by Unesco.
    As in Dougga, there was a city there even before the arrival of the Romans. Then two communities coexisted there: inhabitants of indigenous origin and others of Roman origin.
    And as in Dougga again, these two communities competed to endow their city (whose ancient name was Thignica) with superb monuments in Roman fashion.
    The name of Thignica is also linked to that of the theologian Saint Augustine of Hippo, one of the Fathers of the Church. He delivered a sermon which has remained famous.
    Of course, the monuments of Thignica are smaller and less well preserved than those of Dougga. But we find in these ruins the main elements of a Roman city, like scale models of the most famous sites in Tunisia.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Great Mosque of Testour, Tastur Tunisia

    The minaret of the Grand Mosque of Testour is equipped with a unique clock in the world. Its hands turn in the opposite direction of a watch and the numbers are placed upside down too.
    After 300 years of installation by the Andalusians, Testour's counterclockwise clock, which has suffered a long downtime, has been back in existence since December 2014.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You’ll get picked up from any hotels or Airbnb around Tunis or Hammamet
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Hallo Tunisia

Activity ID: V-136275P6

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