Free tour

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

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

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!

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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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  • Meeting point:
    Place Sidi, Bd Yahia Ibn Omar, Sousse...
    Place Sidi, Bd Yahia Ibn Omar, Sousse, Tunisia

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).

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Samir 31 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Informative, polite and a lot of fun - highly recommended
Eduardo 16 Aug 2022

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Nour was so professional and flexible with us!!
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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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