Tunisie vakantie

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Best Places to Visit

Tunisia has almost everything a holiday maker could ask for: remains of the great civilisations of antiquity, stunning Mediterranean resorts and beaches, and spectacular landscapes in the country's hinterlands.

The ancient city of El-Djem is the first place tourists should visit; some of the best-preserved remains of the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus can be found here. The Roman Amphitheatre is one of the largest in the world and offers a spectacular glimpse at the past. Often compared to the Roman Coliseum in the Italian capital, this UNESCO World Heritage site seated 35,000 spectators and once hosted the bloody entertainment sport of gladiator games.

Another Roman site history buffs will appreciate is the city of Carthage. Unfortunately, much of the Roman remains have been lost, but visitors will find a scattered selection of ruins of villas, theatres and baths.

Tunisia naturally has historic sites that are of great importance in the Islamic world. One of these locations is the holy city of Kairouan, considered the most significant cultural capital for Islamic and Koranic learning in the region.

When people talk about Tunisia's best beaches, Djerba is often the first to be mentioned. The stunning beaches and breath taking sunsets are the main draws here. Beach destinations run along the country's north and east coasts including Hammamet, Sounine, Ghar El-Melh, Sousse and Monastir. Sousse is also known for its medina (old quarter) and its souk (market), while Monastir has more ancient Roman ruins.

For a taste of the Tunisian hinterlands, it doesn"t get any better than taking the Le Lezard Rouge train from Tozeur to Métlaoui. The train snakes through the Selja Gorges, passing through otherworldly rock formations and tunnels on the way – a must-see on holidays to Tunisia.

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Need to know

Language

The official language of Tunisia is Arabic. The dialect of Arabic spoken here is Maghrebi, which is incomprehensible to speakers of standard Arabic. French is the language of commerce and media, a remnant of the country's history as a French protectorate. English is spoken by many of those working at tourist destinations.

Currency

The local currency is the Tunisian dinar (TND). Dinar can be obtained at exchange bureaux on arrival in Tunisia. ATMs are easy to find in the tourist towns and resorts. It's best to use Visa and Maestro ATMs. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted by most major establishments. Travellers' cheques can be cashed easily in banks and at official bureau de change, with cheques in US dollars and euro the easiest to change.

Visas

Nationals from the United Kingdom don't need a visa for visits of up to three months. A valid passport is all that is required. Nationals of countries which are not included on the visa waiver list must apply for a visa before travel and you should check with your local government before booking holidays to Tunisia.

Climate

The Northern Mediterranean regions of Tunisia enjoy a temperate climate with mild and occasionally wet winters. The coast is where most tourists head in the summer. June, July and August are the peak season for Tunisia's coastal areas, but the warm spring period from mid-March to mid-May is also pleasant. The southern regions facing the Sahara feature semi-arid environments, which heat up in summer and mean autumn is the best time to visit this part of the country.

Main Airports

The main gateway into Tunisia is Tunis-Carthage International Airport, which services Tunis, the country's capital, and Carthage, a major tourist destination. It’s connected to many flight hubs in Europe and the Middle East. Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport is the secondary airport and the destination for many charter flights servicing holiday destinations in the country. Another airport of note is Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport, which is fast becoming the preferred destination for European flights to Tunisia.

Flight Options

Tunisia’s main carrier is based at Tunis-Carthage International Airport. It connects the country with major airports in Europe, including London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick. Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport has direct flights to London Gatwick. Charter flights also travel from London-Gatwick to Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport. A typical flight from London to Tunis takes about 3 hours.

Travel Advice

Tourist season in Tunisia picks up in the summer months of June, July and August. Those who come earlier, in spring, or later, in autumn, may find cheaper flights as well as more affordable accommodation, not to mention cooler temperatures. Tourists arriving at Tunis-Carthage International Airport should be wary of overpriced local taxis. The drive to Tunis city centre from the airport takes about 20 minutes, so you can start your Tunisia holidays relatively quickly.

Other Transport Options

Ferries run to Tunisia from Marseille in France, Naples and Genoa in Italy, Malta and to Sicily. Visitors from the UK can take the Eurostar from London to Paris, followed by a high-speed TGV train to Marseille to connect with a ferry to Tunisia. However, flying direct on holidays to Tunisia is the preferred option.

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Feiten

  1. Het hoogste punt in Tunesië is de 1544 meter hoge Jebel ech Chambi.
  2. Kairouan is geclassificeerd als UNESCO Werelderfgoed. De grote moskee van Sidi-Uqba is gebouwd in het jaar 670 na Christus en heeft 414 zuilen. Het was vroeger verboden deze te tellen, wie dat toch deed riskeerde het om blind gemaakt te worden.
  3. In 2014 exporteerde Tunesië 95.000 ton Deglet Nour-dadels naar Europa, de Verenigde Staten en Azië. Hoewel er meer dan 150 dadelvariëteiten in Tunesië groeien, worden slecht vier variëteiten commercieel verbouwd, de Deglet Nour, Allig, Khouat Allig en Kenta.

Feiten

  1. Het hoogste punt in Tunesië is de 1544 meter hoge Jebel ech Chambi.
  2. Kairouan is geclassificeerd als UNESCO Werelderfgoed. De grote moskee van Sidi-Uqba is gebouwd in het jaar 670 na Christus en heeft 414 zuilen. Het was vroeger verboden deze te tellen, wie dat toch deed riskeerde het om blind gemaakt te worden.
  3. In 2014 exporteerde Tunesië 95.000 ton Deglet Nour-dadels naar Europa, de Verenigde Staten en Azië. Hoewel er meer dan 150 dadelvariëteiten in Tunesië groeien, worden slecht vier variëteiten commercieel verbouwd, de Deglet Nour, Allig, Khouat Allig en Kenta.

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