Unravel the mysteries of the Medina of Sousse, from a local's perspective.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, French
Guru: Nour
Registered on July 17, 2022

Hello! My name is Nour, and I am not only a passionate traveler but also a seasoned explorer. I recently completed my studies at the prestigious African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, and I am thrilled to embark on a new adventure as I prepare to join Yale University this upcoming fall. Despite my exciting prospects, my heart always leads me back to my beloved hometown of Sousse. Throughout my journeys, I have embraced the spirit of Couchsurfing, immersing myself in the diverse cultures and communities I encounter. However, my experiences have also nurtured a deep affection for guiding tours, particularly in the enchanting Medina of Sousse. Over the years, I have cultivated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in showcasing the hidden gems and captivating stories that lie within this historical gem. Whether you're an individual seeking a personal exploration or a group desiring an unforgettable journey, I am here to accompany you on an extraordinary excursion or circuit. I pride myself on delivering an impeccable experience, combining high-quality service with a generous dose of fun. Creating lasting memories and ensuring your utmost satisfaction are my trademarks. Let's embark on an unforgettable adventure together and discover the wonders of Sousse's Medina. Contact me today to arrange a tour that will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime! Quality and FUN are always my trademarks!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

There is no better way to appreciate the oriental-style old city's charm and find its most hidden treasures than to meander through its twisting lanes. Aside from its old and well-known monuments, such as the Great Mosque and the Ribat, the city offers some secret corners and buildings that are unknown even to the locals and whose originality may surprise you.
We'll start with the Ribat, a fortification that dates back to the 9th century AD, just a few years before the great mosque, which likewise began as a fortress before becoming a mosque in the middle of the same century. Both monuments are marked by the Arabs' introduction of a new architectural style in Tunisia and North Africa (Tickets are not included).
Following the visit, we will begin our walk within the historic city, following the north wall and passing by other minor religious buildings. You can also tour some of the medina's historic houses.
We will reach the city's highest point, which is still occupied by the Kasbah (Alcazaba), Forlalza's palace and, for centuries, the seat and formal residence of the administrators of Sousse. Currently, the fortress houses the country's second archaeological museum, which includes a rich collection of Roman mosaics is a must-see for anybody interested in learning about the various cultures that the city has known throughout its history.
We will continue our walk along the southern wall until we reach the souks (old markets), which still retain their original structure, occupying different streets and alleys with various stalls of handicrafts, spices, vegetables, fabrics, and clothes in a social frenzy, being the medina's liveliest area. 
We'll have a mint tea or a Tunisian coffee in one of the historic shops in the souk before ending our walk and leaving the medina. 

I will always be available to you for additional information and details.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Place Sidi, Bd Yahia Ibn Omar, Sousse...
    Place Sidi, Bd Yahia Ibn Omar, Sousse, Tunisia
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    We will meet in front of Soula Shopping Center and I will be wearing a hat.

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    Outside visit
    Ribat de Sousse

    Step into history at Ribat de Sousse. This ancient fortress in Sousse, Tunisia, offers walkers an immersive experience in Islamic architecture and military history. Explore labyrinthine passageways, admire intricate mosaics, and enjoy panoramic views of the Medina and Mediterranean Sea. A must-visit for history enthusiasts and culture seekers alike.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Souk of Sousse
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Grande Mosquée de Sousse
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Boujaafar Beach
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Musée el Kobba

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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David 19 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Nour has a deep knowledge in the history of Sousse and take us to beautiful hidden places in the medina. Highly recommended!
Aline 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Nour has huge knowledge about history and art. You can feel that she really loves to guide strangers in Sousse. Thank you
Hayley 20 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very interesting and tailored the tour to my interests! Would very much recommend!
manuel 14 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Una chica muy simpática y com muchos conocimientos
Nadia 09 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Super guide très intéressante qui nous a appris énormément de choses sur la médina merci beaucoup Nour !!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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