No minimum number of attendeesNo minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
Hello! I am Nour and I am a passionate traveler. I am currently a student at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, I always come to my natal city Sousse. I am primarily a Couchsurfer, but I have acquired a passion for leading tours in my hometown, particularly the Medina, throughout the years. I am available to accompany individuals or groups on any excursion or circuit. Quality and FUN are always my trademarks!
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.
We will meet in front of Soula Shopping Center and I will be wearing a hat.
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).