Discover the Medina of Sousse as if you were a native

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Guru: Nabil
Registered on November 23, 2020

Hello welcome, my name is Nabil and I have been working as a tour guide for almost thirty years accompanying groups of different nationalities all over the country to help them discover the hidden beauties, outside the usual and monotonous tourist routes offered by travel agencies. Always in small groups, without haste, without stress.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

There's no better way to soak up the charm of the old oriental-style city and discover its more hidden attractions than to leisurely stroll through its winding streets. In addition to its ancient and famous monuments such as the Great Mosque or the Ribat, the city has several hidden corners and buildings unknown even to the natives and whose originality can surprise. We will start with the Ribat, this fortress dating back to the 9th century AD, a few years before the great mosque was built, which also started as a fortress before turning it into a mosque in the middle of the same century. Both monuments are distinguished by a new architectural style introduced by the Arabs in Tunisia and North Africa. (Tickets not included). After the visit, we will begin our walk inside the historical centre, following the north wall and passing other minor religious buildings. You can also visit some of the old houses in the medina. We will reach the highest area of the city, which is still occupied by the Kasbah (Alcazaba), the palace of Forlalza and formerly the seat and official residence of the governors of Sousse for centuries. Currently the fortress houses the second archaeological museum in the country with a rich collection of Roman mosaics whose visit is essential to travel with the different cultures that the city has known in its history. We will continue our walk along the southern wall to finish crossing the souks (old markets) which still maintain their old structure by occupying several streets and alleys with various stalls of handicrafts, spices, vegetables, fabrics, clothes in an atmosphere of social frenzy being the liveliest area of the medina. Before finishing our walk and leaving the medina, we will have a mint tea or a Tunisian coffee in one of the old cafés of the souk. We will always be at your disposal for more information and more details.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    RJHR+2M6 Public Garden, Sousse, Tunisia
    RJHR+2M6 Public Garden, Sousse, Tunisia
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ribat de Sousse
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sousse Archaeological Museum
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Ribat de Sousse
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Souk of Sousse

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Stefan 29 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Very informative, the walk trough the souk and surrounding as wel the historic information. Great tour! Once again my excuses for the glasses 🙈
ovidiu 22 Jan 2023
Alba Iulia

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Nabil due to his long time experience as a guide he has a lot of information to offer. Very punctual and kind he took on the narrow streets of the Medina of Sousse with stops at more important places. Highly recommended.
Ignacio 21 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Really really good! Very didactic and informative. Nabil isn't just a local, he's also very acknowledged and engaging. I recommend this tour specially for those visiting Sousse for the first time.
Matthew 19 Jan 2023
Blandford Forum

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Nabil's tour was excellent, I really enjoyed it. There was so much information packed into the day that I feel I have a much better understanding of Sousse and the medina than I could of gotten any other way. Highly reccomend.
Dave 11 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
As before the tour was informative both historically and local information. Rated 10 out of 10
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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