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...


  • 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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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
    Free admission
    Palais Kheireddine - Musée de la ville de Tunis
  • 15
    Entrance not included
    Dar Lasram

    5 TND entryfee

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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Laura 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
This walking tour was fantastic. Ahmed was a brilliant guide and explained the history of Tunis and the medina perfectly. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tunis.
Torsten 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Ahmed was very attentive and provided a very nice tour through the Medina. At the end of the tour we all took together a tea on a Roof Top Cafe with the view on Tunis where Ahmed still answered all our questions regarding Tunisian culture and history.
Mary 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Ahmed was a fantastic guide and knew everything about Tunisia ! I would definitely recommend:)
Diane 20 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
The tour with Ahmed was nice. We did feel like he could have gave us more guidance and details in the market and around the souks. Sometimes we rushed through locations and didn't get much context. The medina is a crowded space, so I understand why, but a little more info would've been helpful--maybe some recommendations on particular souks to visit or info about the traditional sweets (or any food) that are available to buy. Just a little more to make people feel like they can go back to the medina on their own and find their way. All in all, a fun afternoon!
Antonia 11 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Very knowledgeable tourguide!
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Who is this tour for?

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 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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