Testour and Dougga 1 day excursion
Embark on an extraordinary Testour and Dougga 1 day Tour from the vibrant city of Tunis to explore the ancient wonders of Tunisia.
Discover Testour’s Rich Heritage:
Departing from Tunis, your adventure starts in Testour, a historic town oozing charm. Stroll through its narrow streets adorned with white-washed buildings and ornate balconies, immersing yourself in its cultural legacy. Discover the Great Mosque, an architectural marvel from the 17th century, and marvel at the clock tower, an Ottoman-era relic.
Journey to Dougga’s Timeless Ruins:
Next, venture back in time to Dougga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of North Africa’s best-preserved Roman ruins. Admire the majestic Amphitheatre, which once hosted thrilling spectacles, and wander Roman temples and ancient baths. Take in breathtaking views from the Capitol and relish Dougga’s insights into Tunisia’s past.
This unforgettable Testour and Dougga trip from Tunis promises an enchanting blend of history, architecture, and natural beauty, leaving cherished memories of Tunisia’s captivating past and present.
Book your Testour and Dougga 1-day tour and escape the city to travel back in time! Explore Andalusian architecture, admire Testour’s reverse clock, and delve into Dougga.
Good to Know
The Bulla Régia site is located southwest of Tunis, in the middle Medjerda valley.
The Medjerda, although having its source in the Algerian Constantinois, is the only long perennial watercourse in Tunisia since on 460 km of course, it flows for 350 km in Tunisia before flowing into the Mediterranean, in the Gulf of Tunis
Bulla Régia is an ancient city, whose Berber origins probably predate its Punic culture. Probably invested by Roman troops at the end of the Second Punic War, the city was once the Numidian capital before coming back under the direct control of Rome. A period of Romanization and development followed until the end of the 4th century. The city will begin to decline with the advent of the Vandal kingdom then under the domination of the Byzantine empire.
Dougga is also an old African city which gradually became Romanized. The site presents numerous vestiges of the different periods of occupation of the city, including the presence of dolmens. A Libyco-Punic mausoleum is one of the rare examples of royal Numidian architecture. The so-called bazina tombs are circular monuments, also from the Numidian period. Numerous burials from the Roman period, as well as the hypogeum, have been unearthed on the site. There are political buildings there such as the arches or the forum. Leisure buildings are well represented by the theater, the auditorium, the circus, the thermal baths, etc.; The capitol and numerous temples pay homage to the many deities of the Roman world. The relative poverty of the remains from the Christian era seems to attest that the city experienced an early decline.
The town of Testour, built at the beginning of the 17th century, is known for its large mosque built before 1630, is one of the finest examples of Morisco art in Tunisia. Its narrow streets and old houses over 600 years old make it one of the oldest towns in Tunisia.
About the Testour and Dougga 1 day excursion
- Duration : 1 day
- Departure time : 7 am
- Pick up Location : Tunis – Hammamet
- Confirmation : immédiate
- Guide : Arabic – French – English – German – Italian – Spanish
- Means of transport : Private air conditioned vehicle
- Cancellation :
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- Visit the Andalusian village of Testour
- Visit the grand mosque of Testour
- Discover the unique Clock of testour that turns upside down
- Visit the Unesco classified archaeological site of Dougga (best preserved small Roman city in North Africa)
- Explore the different components of the archeological site of Dougga
- Visit the archaeological site of Bulla Regia
Stop At The Andalousian village of Testour :
Stop at Testour, this village which still retains the traces of an Andalusian city, whether in terms of architecture or even the habits and traditions of its inhabitants … Stroll through the heart of the city with your guide which will take you to visit the great mosque and who will, also, make you discover the unique clock which turns in the opposite direction (even its figures are written in the opposite direction)
Stop At Dougga Archological Site :
Dougga, or Thugga, is undoubtedly the most prestigious archaeological site in Tunisia. Several factors combine to give it a special place in the Tunisian archaeological panorama: its location on a spur overlooking the rich valley of the Mejerdah (Thugga, in Libyan language, means greenery), the extent of the site which spans several tens of hectares and which covers several historical eras. During your visits below an idea of the most important components:
Right next to the small parking lot and the entrance to the site is the theater. It could (and still can) accommodate 3,500 people. Sit in the stands: the view is magnificent on the plain below.
Leaving the theater, you walk in the old alleys. Our eyes are immediately drawn to the Capitol, a monument overlooking the entire city. This construction is in an exceptional state of conservation.
It is possible to go down to these columns and enter the monument. The height of the pillars (about 10m) really impresses.
The forum :
Right next to the Capitol is the Forum. Unlike the Capitol, few columns remain around the forum. This has the advantage of opening the horizon, offering an interesting panorama.
The house of the Trifolium :
Going back to the reception area, you will go along numerous terms and private houses, such as the Trifolium House. These ruins are very interesting because it is easy to understand the architecture of the villa or the layout of the rooms..
Testour and Dougga 1 day excursion in pictures
150 euros per person
This rate is based on at least 4 paerticipants. Other people may join you