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Free walking tour of the medina

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Ahmed
Registered on September 20, 2022

Holder of a Bachelor's of English Language and Literature, I had many professional experiences in Tourism industry before I was certified as an official tour guide by the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism in 2011. During the past decade, my freelance activities have led me from one fascinating experience to the next — from working as a translator and guide to hosting official guests like foreign MP's and corporate leaders . I have got a very good knowledge of Mediterranean history and culture, but above all exceptional communication skills and a pleasure to share my knowledge and my passion for history. My areas of expertise include cultural history, art, architecture, archaeology, culinary arts and photography. I speak English, French, Italian and Arabic. I take guests to undiscovered neighborhoods, historical areas, streets, restaurants and bring them along on a treasure hunt of local food , art and music in Tunis. I am a lover of Tunisia , i have a desire to know more about our history our culture our language our arts and especially our food .I feel so happy to share this desire with others .. « we are created different to know more ».

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

Tour description

Hello everyone and welcome to the medina of Tunis

We start our tour at Tunis Central Market, Fondouk El Ghala, 30 minutes.
Then we go through Avenue Bourguiba to the main gate of the medina, Bab el Bhar, "the sea gate". We can spend around three hours exploring the medina, so you can take your time and proceed at your own pace.
Souks, houses, marabouts, schools, museums and many other monuments...

Highlights:

  • Around the Azzaytouna Mosque
  • Al Medressa Al Sulaymeniyah
  • The Bey Palace: Enjoy a hot or fresh drink while enjoying the panoramic view of the medina from the roof of the building
  • Zaouwiyat Sidi Ben Arous
  • The Bir La7jar Cultural Center
  • La Kasbah: The Government Court

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Q5XH+RG3, Tunis, Tunisia
    Q5XH+RG3, Tunis, Tunisia
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    Cathedral Saint Vincent de Paul, face to the French Ambassy Avenue Bourguiba I will meet you between the church and the statue of Ibn Khaldun and the French Ambassy. Just where the "I love Tunis" sign Feel free to message or call me on WhatsApp +21627424236 .

  • 1
    Free admission
    Marché Central
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cathédrale Saint Vincent de Paul et Sainte Olive de Palerme
  • 3
    Free admission
    Bab Bhar
  • 4
    Free admission
    L’ancienne église Sainte-Croix
  • 5
    Free admission
    Mosquée Ez-Zitouna

    It’s possible to non-Muslim to get into the courtyard , generally from 14:30 and 18:00. Respecting Islamic dress code is compulsory .

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Médersa Slimaniya
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Souk El Attarine
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Café Panorama
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Souk Al Berka
  • 10
    Outside visit
    La Kasba
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Café Driba مقهى الدريبة
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Rue du Pacha
  • 13
    Free admission
    Centre Culturel Bir Lahjar
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Souk De La Laine

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

(54 ratings)
4.48
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4.58
Fun
4.4
Expression
4.56
Quality
4.6
Route
4.3
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Johnson 06 May 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Careful booking this tour. While the tour started off nicely, halfway through and without explanation, the guide asked us to wait around in a building for 10 mins, but then telling us to go to the mosque to wait for him. We waited for over half an hour and we did not hear anything further from him, and we ended up having to look around ourselves.
Christopher 30 Apr 2024
Hamburg

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Ahmed war sehr freundlich und offen und ist auch sehr nett mit unserem 4 jährigen Sohn umgegangen. Der spricht nur Deutsch, ist aber nach einiger Zeit problemlos und vertrauensvoll mit Ahmed zusammen rumgelaufen. Ahmed hat viel zu geschichtlichen Fakten und Zusammenhängen erzählt. Dies war an vielen Stellen mehr als wir erwartet hatten, an anderen hätte es gerne noch etwas tiefgehender sein können. Ahmed spricht unserem Empfinden nach (wir sind Deutsche) gutes und verständliches Englisch. Vielleicht wäre es noch eine Idee, einzelne, spezielle Geschäfte zu besuchen (ohne dort in Verkaufsgespräche verwickelt zu werden, einfach zum Schauen). Die Länge der Tour insgesamt ist unseres Erachtens angemessen und endet sehr schön über den Dächern Tunis'. Freundlicherweise konnten wir die Tour eine halbe Stunde früher beginnen als ausgeschrieben (was Ahmed mit den anderen Teilnehmern koordiniert hat), da wir mit dem Zug aus Hammamet anreisen wollten und sonst sehr viel Leerlauf gehabt hätten. Ahmed freut sich über Trinkgeld in Euro (statt in Dinar). Wir empfehlen Ahmed gerne weiter!
Joanne 26 Apr 2024
Atlanta

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
We confirmed with Ahmed several times to make sure our group of 6 people would be able to enjoy the experience. We also called Ahmed after waiting for him and he answered but when we told him who we were he hung up. Not a good way to represent Guru walks for sure.
Anthony 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Great walking tour with Ahmed
Sabine 18 Apr 2024
Frankfurt

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
We loved our time with Ahmed and highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Tunis! He provided lots of interesting background information on sights, the Tunisian history and culture and showed us so many spots we never would have seen without him! Absolutely loved our experience with Ahmed, thank you again for this tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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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