La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
You will visit the Punic and Roman ruins at Carthage -- center of the Phoenician civilization reputedly founded by Queen Dido. Two thousand years ago, this ancient and busy city was Rome's most dangerous enemy and bitter rival; today, its ruins are scattered among the area's more modern construction. The ruins include the enormous Roman public baths near the seashore, the Tophet children's cemetery, and the remains of what was once a five-story amphitheatre where Christians were sacrificed. The Punic ports and the ruins of Roman temples, monuments and columns will be your window onto the history of these two great civilizations.
Take a short drive into downtown Tunis, the Tunisian capital. Its impressive colonial-style boulevards and bustling medina (Old Town) comprise the ancient heart of the city. Savor the sounds, sights and scents of the markets, haggle for a souvenir, and enjoy the atmosphere.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered; shorts and short skirts are not allowed.