Prices for tours in 2017, when it's cheaper to go to Tunisia
In this article, let's talk about the prices for tours to Tunisia. This review is analytical, we do not aim to sell readers a tour or choose the best resort and hotel. We will try to answer other questions. When is it better to buy a tour to Tunisia, so that the rest is cheaper? And what are the prices for tours to Tunisia, if compared with other popular countries?
Prices for tours to Tunisia 2017 will form Egypt
This article was written in March 2017, when there were two months left before the start of the beach season in Tunisia. Recall that the weather in Tunisia has to swim in the sea only in mid-May.
For those who prefer All Inclusive tourists the most popular countries of rest are Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia. The situation with Egypt is now ambiguous, flights of charters are closed, tours are not carried out. Almost every week in the Russian media there are news, subtly hinting that Egypt is about to open for tourists, but "it's still there".
If the opening of tours to Egypt in 2017 still happens, then the prices for tours to Tunisia will change greatly, it is expected to 20% lower prices for tours.
The most important feature is dynamic pricing
Prices for tours are formed dynamically. That is, if at some period people actively buy tours, price tags go up. If tours do not buy, price tags are falling. This is especially noticeable in the week before departure, when the price of a tour can go up twice, or it may fall "below the plinth". This is a big lottery, but some tourists manage to get a big budget saving due to this.
Price waves of tours in Tunisia
Below we quote the price chart. Naturally, the prices for tours vary greatly depending on the hotel and resort in Tunisia , on which you fly. For example, we took a tour to the resort of Mahdia , El Mouradi Mahdia Hotel, 2 adult tourists, AI food, normal DBL room, 7 nights tour.
On this example, we look at the price dynamics, identify trends and the best time to buy a tour. Below, see the diagram, on it horizontally are the weeks of the year from the 18th (early May) to the 40th (early October). The vertical axis indicates the price of the tour. Click on the diagram to enlarge.
These prices we received in early 2017. View current prices and buy a tour if you can porn using the form below.
Consider the important time periods.
In the May holidays, the beach season at Tunisian resorts is already officially considered open. The water temperature in the Mediterranean at this time is 18-19 degrees. For most tourists this is acceptable, although some consider the sea too cold.
The sea in May is troubled. Example in the photo on the left, click on the photo to enlarge. Photo taken in May 2016 in Hammamet , you can swim in such waves, but carefully.
Not all hotels in Tunisia are open in May holidays, about half are still closed and will open only by the beginning of June. In already opened hotels part of the infrastructure does not work, you can close the beach bar, discotheque or restaurants A La Carte.
Excursions are already held in full. At this time in Tunisia is not so hot, it's a pleasure to go on excursions. Some tourists come here in May in order to feel comfortable without the heat to see Carthage , El Jem or crocodiles on Djerba .
Water parks in the May holidays do not work yet, they open only in mid-May. But the Phrygia Zoo and the Carthage Land amusement park work, that is, it is possible to organize a good entertainment program on vacation.
May Day is a holiday not only in Russia. Tunisians and neighboring Algerians have a May weekend, and they actively go to hotels on the coast. Prepare for the crowds of representatives of the Arab nation with all the ensuing consequences.
The consequences are both positive and negative. The hotels arrange concerts, children's holidays and master classes. In the photo on the right is the May Day concert at the El Mouradi Hammamet Hotel in the resort of Yasmine Hammamet .
In restaurants, an extensive set of dishes is prepared for a buffet. Of the negatives, it can be noted not always the adequate behavior of the Arabs and their habits, annoying Russians - have their hands, take food directly into the pool, scream.
May 1 is also a day off for Europeans. Before (before the economic crisis) Europeans came to the hotels in droves. Now they come very little, they save, the crisis all the same.
May after the holidays
The period from 9 to 31 May is considered the most favorable for a trip to Tunisia. The sea warms up to 19-20 degrees, although from year to year the situation is different, it happens that the sea in May is only +17. All hotels open, and their infrastructure works in full. All water parks and shops are open.
The prices are still quite low. This is due to the activity of European tourists, or rather, their passivity. The Europeans believe that it is still too cold, and there is no sense to go, hence the minimum prices.
Summer from early June to mid-August
The summer period is characterized by price peaks that coincide with the maximum temperatures. The most "expensive" month for a trip is August, despite the risk of filling the coastal waters with jellyfish.
This happens in Tunisia, in August to the coast of the country brings hordes of jellyfish, it is impossible to swim. This phenomenon is unpredictable, there may be thousands of jellyfish, or maybe not at all. For this reason, we do not recommend buying tours to Tunis in advance for August.
The fall in prices from mid-August to mid-September
In mid-August, prices begin to fall. This is due to the beginning of schooling, when family people can not go anywhere. Prices go down almost to May levels.
In September, excellent weather: the temperature of the sea is 22-24 degrees or higher, the air warms up to 29-30 degrees in the daytime, and does not cool below 20 at night. In terms of weather, September is the best month for rest in Tunisia.
The fall in prices continues until mid-September.
End of season
The beach season ends in mid-October. Up to this point, the water in the sea is still warm - above 21 degrees. In the daytime up to +27, at night not below +16. The prices are at the level of September.
The end of the season is very profitable for shopping. Many traders have not sold their goods and do not want to keep it and wait for sales in the next season. If you bargain, many interesting gifts and souvenirs can be bought for half of their average market value, you can very cheaply bring from Tunisia products from olive trees, famous Tunisian ceramics , clothes, oriental sweets or olive cosmetics.
When to go on tour to Tunisia?
Based on the above conclusions, we recommend:
- If you can go in September, then use it, save 20-30% of the tour;
- if you are not afraid of cool water in the sea and you have the opportunity to go in May after the holidays, then use it, save 25-35% of the tour cost;
- May holidays in Tunis can be spent cheaply, the tour will cost 20% cheaper than in the summer, but get ready for the cool sea, cold water in the pools (often water does not even pour into the pools) and closed bars and restaurants in the hotel;
- do not buy a tour for August, swim in the sea with jellyfish - a dubious pleasure;
- if you want to go in the summer, then remember the rule "the sooner, the cheaper you will pay for a ticket."
Prices in Tunisia in comparison with other resort countries
It is difficult to compare prices with All Inclusive and without. Of course, tours to hotels in Cyprus are cheaper than in Tunisia hotels, but in Cyprus or Greece only breakfast is included in this price. The cost of rest will depend heavily on how and where you will eat - in the eatery, restaurant or go to the supermarket.
In the market of tours All Inclusive now the main competitors are Turkey and Tunisia. If you compare prices, then vacation in Turkey is objectively cheaper. The average price of a 5-star tour to Turkey for 7 days is 55,000 rubles, in Tunisia it already costs 65,000 rubles. Fly to Tunisia will have a little more than 4 hours, to Turkey to fly about 3 hours, in this issue, Turkey is better for Russians.
However, the overall quality of leisure in Tunisia is objectively higher. Variety of dishes on the buffet is more, especially with meat dishes. Alcohol in Tunisia is local and of good quality, the quality of the Tunisian beaches is clearly higher than the Turkish, the prices for souvenirs and gifts are lower.
What to choose? To solve our dear readers, and we will gladly share information about Tunisia, read our interesting articles about this country ( links below ).
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