Travel from Carthage to Rome and discover Tunisia and Italy.

Take the road less travelled from Carthage to Rome on a 15-day adventure through Tunisia and Italy. From the ancient forts and mosques of Africa's north, to the piazzas and cathedrals of Europe's south, this journey takes in the very best of what this region has to offer. Sleepy seaside villages, hilltop Berber communities, energetic metropolises and a city frozen in time all await on this once in a lifetime trip.

Tunis, Tunisia
Rome, Italy
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 12
Carbon offset
501kg pp per trip


  • Marvel at Sicily's mighty Mt Etna
  • Soak up Palermo's infectious energy in Sicily
  • Walk through history's pages in Italy's romantic Rome
  • See a city frozen in time in Pompeii
  • Visit the home of Luke Skywalker in Matmata
  • Wander through Monastir's ancient fort
  • Catch a sea breeze along the Bay of Tunis
  • Try Tunisia's delicious makhroud - a delicious honey and date cake


For those arriving early, a visit to the Bardo Museum in Tunis, which contains extraordinary Roman mosaics, is a must.
See one of Tunisia's finest examples of Islamic architecture at the sprawling fort in Monastir.
Discover Tunisia's remote hilltop Berber villages and underground pit homes in the desert landscapes of Matmata. See Hotel Sidi Driss, made famous in the original Star Wars movie as the home of Luke Skywalker.
With its charming blue and whitewashed medina, and its place in history as one of the seven holy cities of Islam, Kairouan is a fascinating destination. Visit the oldest mosque in North Africa, wander past elegant merchant houses and be sure to try a slice of makhroud - a honey-soaked, date-filled semolina cake.
It's time to kick back and relax in the seaside village of Sidi Bou Said. Stroll along its cobbled alleyways, past picturesque white and blue houses perched on cliffs overlooking the beautiful Bay of Tunis.
Travel back to Tunis to catch an overnight ferry bound for Italy's largest island, Sicily.
Chaotic and vibrant, the energy of Sicily's capital Palermo is infectious. Soak up the atmosphere with a walk through the old part of town to see its impressive churches, piazzas, fountains and famous palace. Take a daytrip to nearby Monreale to see its cathedral - one of the world's greatest examples of Norman architecture.
Explore the Valley of the Temples, a Greek temple complex dating back to the 6th century BC and now listed as a World Heritage site.
Bask in spectacular views of both the Mediterranean and mighty Mt Etna from the medieval township of Taormina. Be sure to visit the Teatro Greco - an amphitheatre overlooking the sea - before descending down to the beach via the cable car.
Visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples - one of the best in Europe - which houses original artefacts rescued from the Pompeii site. Afterwards, see the might of Mt Vesuvius firsthand on a visit to the ruins of Pompeii.
The adventure concludes in the ancient streets of Italy's capital, Rome. With iconic sights jostling for space with modern boutiques and cafes, be spoiled for choice in this incredible city.
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5 breakfasts
Bus, Cable car, Ferry, Metro, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Train
Hotel (12 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • 4x4 trip to Mountain Oases
  • Carthage
  • El Jem and Roman villas
  • Entrance - Pompeii Scavi
  • Monreale day trip
  • Mosque and Medina vist Kairouan
  • Sfax Medina walk
  • Tozeur Palmeraie
  • Troglodyte visit


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Important notes

1. Please note itinerary change for days 1-5 since print of 2012 brochure.
2. A Single Supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
3. Please provide your passport details at time of booking.
4. This trip is discontinued for 2013. Please contact us or your booking agent for more information and suggested alternatives.

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