What exactly does Tunisia have to offer? Do you want sun, sand, sports, culture? Somewhere where you can relax, enjoy good food, and return home with some shopping bargains, souvenirs for yourself and gifts for friends and relatives? And, more importantly, feel you have had a holiday which has been excellent value for money?
Well, Tunisia will tick all these boxes!
Whichever airport you arrive in when you book your holiday in Tunisia, clicktransfers.com will have your transport waiting for you at the airport and will take you swiftly and in comfort to your holiday accommodation. And when you book with clicktransfers.com your journey costs are paid before you leave for your holiday. So, climb into your taxi and sit back and enjoy the ride to your holiday destination!
Once you've checked in, unpacked and freshened up, you will certainly want to explore your new surroundings. One of the first things you will probably want to do is change some money, as Tunisian dinars cannot be purchased before you leave. The exchange rates are fixed by the government, so you should get the same rate at all the local banks and the airport. As it is illegal to export any dinars, you must change all your Tunisian notes and coins back before you leave.
If you are holidaying between December and March, the temperatures average between 14 to 16 degrees Celsius. The hottest months are July, August and September, with temperatures are around 29 to 33 degrees Celsius. European dress is accepted in Tunisia, but in public areas, bikinis or bare chests would probably be frowned upon.
A quick word on the local cuisine. Influenced by Mediterranean cooking, it is a mixture of French, Spanish and Italian flavours, prepared with olive oil and spices, to produce spicy dishes - mainly hotter than other North African dishes. The national dish is couscous, and this is served with lamb, chicken or vegetables. Freshly caught fish is very good too. Alcohol is available in some restaurants and supermarkets and the local Tunisian wine is reasonably good.
In Tunis, the capital, the souks offer exciting shopping experiences - herbs, spices, leather goods, pottery, carpets, jewellery, to name just a few of the goods that are on sale. Other towns in Tunisia also have bazaars selling a variety of goods. Enjoy just walking down the narrow streets with the smell of spices, tea and coffee pervading the atmosphere. The hustle and bustle of it all will have you mesmerised. If you don't want to purchase anything, just say 'no' and keep on walking. If you are looking for a souvenir or two, haggle! The stall holders will expect it, and you'll feel proud of yourself when you secure a bargain!
So apart from relaxing on the beautiful, secluded, sandy beaches, what else is there to do in Tunisia? Well, just take a day or two out to visit: Dugga, a Roman site, and see also the Tunisian countryside with the vineyards, wild flowers, but don't forget to take your camera! The ruins at Carthage are a must see, as is the Bardo museum in Tunis which has a wonderful display of mosaics. The amphitheatre at El Jem is another archaeological site not to be missed. Beautifully kept and not too commercialised. These are just a few ideas of what to see, but your hotel and tourist office will have more information.