1 Day tour to Kairouan and El Jem

1 Day tour to Kairouan and El Jem : Description

Embark on an exciting one-day tour departing from Tunis, where you will discover the timeless wonders of Kairouan and El Jem, two of Tunisia’s most enchanting destinations. Prepare to be immersed in a rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural marvels as you delve into the heart of these ancient cities.

Kairouan: The Spiritual Capital

Your journey begins in Kairouan, the spiritual capital of Tunisia and one of the holiest cities in Islam.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan: A Masterpiece of Islamic Architecture

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Mosque of Kairouan. This mosque, dating back to the 7th century, is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Marvel at its intricately designed prayer halls, soaring minarets, and peaceful courtyards, which exude a sense of profound serenity and religious devotion.

Exploring the Bustling Medina

As you stroll through the bustling medina of Kairouan, you’ll be enchanted by the labyrinthine streets. Here, you’ll find vibrant markets, artisan workshops, and colorful souks.

El Jem: The Roman Marvel

Next, your adventure takes you to El Jem, a town renowned for its awe-inspiring Roman amphitheater.

The El Jem Amphitheater

Step back in time as you stand before the colossal grandeur of the amphitheater’s elliptical walls. Notably, this amphitheater, ranking as the third-largest of its kind in the world, once hosted gladiatorial contests and spectacular events that enthralled thousands of spectators. Once inside the amphitheater, let your imagination run wild as you envision the epic battles that once unfolded on its sandy floor.

Panoramic Views and Roman Legacy

Climb to the top tier for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Marvel at the engineering prowess of the ancient Romans, who left an enduring legacy in this remarkable structure.

As you explore this historical marvel, you’ll be transported to a bygone era, where the echoes of ancient combat still linger in the air. It’s an immersive experience that allows you to step into the shoes of those who witnessed these thrilling spectacles firsthand.

Now, imagine extending this journey further. In just one day, this tour to Kairouan and El Jem departing from Tunis promises to be a whirlwind of discovery. It’s not merely a sightseeing tour; it’s a sensory feast that immerses you in the past. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a culture buff, or simply seeking inspiration from magnificent landmarks, rest assured that this tour will leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the timeless treasures that grace this captivating North African nation.

About 1 Day tour to Kairouan and El Jem

  • Duration : 1 day
  • Departure time : 7 am
  • Pick up Locations : Tunis – Hammamet – Sousse
  • Confirmation : immédiate
  • Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian – Spanish
  • Means of transport : Pirate A/C vehicle
  • Cancellation: See our terms and conditions


  • Visit of the great mosque of Kairouan considered as one of the most important in the Muslim world
  • Stroll in the alleys of the medina registered in the world heritage of UNESCO
  • Discover the Aghlabid basins
  • Visit of the mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi, the Barber
  • Discover El jem Coliseum
  • Visit El Jem museum

Good to Know

  • Enjoy pick-up service from your address in Tunis, Hammamet, or Sousse.
  • Explore local life.
  • Discover the splendor of the El Jem Colosseum, the largest in the world after Rome’s.
  • Experience the charm of the holy city of Kairouan.
  • Visit the old town and various mosques.
  • Indulge in the famous Makroudhs (Kairouanese pastries).


Book your 1 day tour to Kairouan and El Jem and travel in time between the Aghlabid civilization, the Arab-muslim architecture and the Roman heritage !
At 7 Am get picked up by our team at your accommodation in Tunis and be ready for a day full of discoveries.
Take the highway and head to Kairouan, the AZghlabid city and the Islamic capital of Tunisia.
The first visit will be The great mosque of Kairouan which is considered as the 3rd most important Islamic monument in the Arab world after Mecca and Jerusalem. After this, head to The Mausoleum of the Barbarian or Sidi Sahbi Mausoleum. Known also as the (Mosque of the Barber) : one of the most visited by Tunisians who flock there especially during the festival of Mouled, is a revered place where one celebrates, in addition to the Mouled, ” other festivities such as marriage contracts, circumcisions …
Then, take the time to Stroll in the alleys of the old medina and discover its different components … Admire its walls and architecture that reflect the arab-muslim art.

Leave Kairouan and head to El jem, city of Thysdrus and discover the Roman heritage. Visit El Jem Coliseum, this prestigious monument that reflects the power of the Roman Empire and access its different components, then take the time to visit El Jem museum that includes an important collection of Roman mosaics, covering a period going from the 2nd century to the 5th century

1 Day tour to Kairouan and El Jem in pictures

Excursion à Kairouan et El Jem
Les souks de Kairouan
Les bassins des Aghlabides
Excursion à Kairouan et El Jem
Excursion à Kairouan et El Jem
Excursion à Kairouan et El Jem
Scroll to Top
Open a discussion
Hello 👋
How can we help you ?