To help our favorite visitors, we have prepared a small "illiteracy" on the theme of tours to Tunisia. Especially it will be useful to those tourists who are going to go to Tunisia for the first time.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Choosing a Tour in Tunisia
Question: I'm going to Tunisia for the first time. Which resort to choose, so as not to be disappointed in the country?
Answer: The unbeaten options are Sousse and El Kantaoui or Hammamet and Yasmine Hammamet . There are excellent sandy beaches, developed tourist infrastructure. The resorts are located in the center in North Tunisia, where all the main attractions of the country are concentrated, the choice of excursions will be the widest.
Question: I'm driving with a child. Which resort to choose, so that it would not be boring?
Answer: In this case, the best choice is Sousse and El Kantaoui. There are two large water parks - Aqua Palace and Aqua Splash , Hannibal amusement park, a show of dancing fountains, a port with a wide choice of programs for sea walks.
The second option is Hammamet and Yasmin Hammamet. There is only one water park Flipper , there is an amusement park CarthageLand with a small aqua park Aqua Land .
Question: What are the popular hotel networks in Tunisia? I want to go to a hotel with a good reputation.
Answer: The most famous Tunisian hotel chain is "El Mouradi". They have hotels in all major resorts. Hotels are networks famous for a wide range of dishes on the buffet, good drinks in the bar, a convenient location of the hotels. The main minus of El Mouradi - hotels built long ago, many buildings require cosmetic repairs, and furniture in the rooms should be changed.
Another famous hotel chain called "Marhaba", consists of 11 hotels. This is a solid "good", that is, quality is at a high level, but without superfluous chic.
Choose hotels networks "El Mouradi" or "Marhaba", you will not lose.
Question: Ever since the school I dream of seeing Carthage. Which resort is closer to it?
Answer: If you were inspired by Carthage at school, you are waiting for the heritage of the commander Hannibal and the famous walls and port? We are disappointed, this is not in Carthage for a long time, the Romans demolished it all 2,000 years ago.
We recommend that you read our " Excursion to Carthage " review first, perhaps you will not want to watch it. But if you decide, then choose Hammamet, this is the closest major resort. You can also buy a tour to Gammarth and come to Carthage yourself by taxi.
Question: Should I buy a tour with an improved number - SEA VIEW, GARDEN VIEW and the like.
Answer: Do not do this. Questions with the number are resolved on the spot in personal communication with the hotel staff. So cheaper and easier. The main thing is, stock up in small bills - $ 10 and $ 20 to resolve the issue.
Question: Which resort sells the best olive oil?
Answer: At all resorts the choice is approximately the same.
Question: Is it worth saving and buying a BB tour (breakfast only) or RO (without food)? Are the products expensive, where to buy them safely and profitably?
Answer: It all depends on your culinary preferences. In our opinion, the savings are insignificant, it is better to buy All Inclusive. To answer this question yourself, read the articles " Prices for food in Tunisia " and " How much money to take to Tunisia ".
But on the question of the place of purchase of food, we will answer unequivocally. I'm going to buy food in supermarkets. Read our review " Carrefour Shops in Tunisia ".
Question: When does the beach season begin and end?
Answer: Begins in mid-April, ends in mid-October. Read the details in our review " Weather in Tunisia by months ".
Question: When is it more profitable to buy a tour? Are there moments of low prices?
Answer: There is a first drop in prices after the May holidays and a second fall in late September. Read about this in our article " Prices for tours to Tunisia ."
Question: I can not stand organized excursions, I like to travel everywhere myself. Which resort to choose so that you can see the maximum yourself?
Answer: Look for a tour to Sousse - this is one of the largest transport centers of the country. From here you can quickly get to Monastir or Mahdia by train on the special railway line "Sahel". On the main branch of the railway, you can go to Hammamet or the capital of the country - the city of Tunisia. Details can be found in our article " Trains in Tunisia ".
If you are going to rent a car, then choose Hammamet or Suss, they are conveniently located.
Question: I was told that there is a tropical island in Tunisia, and there you can relax all year round. Where is he located?
Answer: There is the island of Djerba , but it is not tropical at all. And the beach season here lasts the same as in the rest of Tunisia - from April to October.
Question: I dream to go to the Sahara desert and see the location of the film "Star Wars." Which resort to choose?
Answer: Excursions to the Sahara are arranged from all the resorts. The only question is how much time will be spent on the sightseeing bus. Closest to this place is the resort of Zarzis , a little further on the island of Djerba. For the most comfortable trip to the desert, we recommend these resorts.
Q: I want to go to Tunisia, but I'm afraid of long flights. Is it far to fly when compared with other popular countries?
Answer: To fly more than 4 hours. More in our article " Time of flight to Tunisia ".
This is an hour more than flying to Turkey, Greece or Cyprus. This is comparable to the duration of the flight to Egypt. To fly about an hour less than in Spain, the Arab Emirates. And, of course, Tunisia is much closer than the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Vietnam or Hainan Island.
Question: I like to "relax" on vacation with appropriate drinks. Is Tunis suitable for this? How is the situation with alcohol in comparison with Turkey or Egypt?
Answer: The situation is excellent. In terms of alcohol at All Inclusive, even better than in Turkey and Egypt. Read our review " Alcohol in Tunisia ".
Question: Do I need a visa?
Answer: No, I do not. The only thing is that you have to fill out an immigration card. Read our instructions for completing the migration card of Tunisia .
Question: We want a hotel with water slides (mini-aqua park), but it turned out that it is difficult to find. Can not you help?
Answer: There are not many such hotels in the country. Look, and find a good option. We can confidently name one - this is Thalassa Sousse 4 *.
Question: I'm afraid of panic sharks and, in general, any marine inhabitants. Do they exist in Tunisia?
Answer: Large sharks in the Mediterranean Sea have not been found for a long time, you can not be afraid. As for dangerous fish, sea urchins and the like, they do not exist on Tunisian beaches.
Question: And then what is it worth to be afraid of?
Answer: Drivers who do not comply with SDA, sunburn, allergens. Read more in our article " What can not be done in Tunisia ".
Question: Does 5-star hotels in Tunisia have free access to the gym?
Answer: If you read the laws on assigning stars to hotels, then 5 stars does not even provide for the availability of a gym. And this is not only in Tunisia, it is almost in all countries.
Question: How far is it from the airport to go to the hotel?
Answer: It depends on the resort and the airport, there are three large airports in the country that accept charter flights with tourists. The transfer time for each resort and airport can be found in our review " Resorts of Tunisia ".
Question: From what countries do people come to rest? Who do I have to be near on the beach and in the restaurant?
Answer: The contingent is very diverse. The French, the Germans, the British, the Poles, the Italians. Many Arabs from neighboring Algeria, they are the ones that cause negative emotions among Russians.
Question: Which tour operator is better in Tunisia?
Answer: It's a difficult question. For a long time the leader here was Pegas Touristiks. Their prices were better, the choice of hotels is wider, more excursions. But now the situation is changing, Coral Travel gives prices lower for the same hotels. Wait and see.
Question: Is it true that tourist insurance is canceled if you go on an excursion not from your tour operator.
Answer: This is nonsense. Insurance is a contract about the relationship between a tourist and an insurance company. The tour operator does not participate in this relationship in any way. For details, see our review " Insurance in Tunisia ".
Question: In Turkey, it enrages me that during the excursions, carpets, wines, leather and the like are constantly brought to the stores. Is there such a thing in Tunisia?
Answer: There is such, but not in such large quantities. But in Tunisia it happens that the importation of tourists into the shops is masked as part of the excursion program, which infuriates some tourists even more. For example, the excursion says "visiting the city of Nabeul ", but brought to a pottery workshop to sell pottery to tourists. Of course, Tunisian ceramics are very good, but they are sold at these workshops at an exorbitant price. Or they write "visiting the Bahá'ís area", but they bring a wine to the store.
Question: Suppose I buy a tour of All Inclusive. How much money will I need on vacation?
Answer: This is a question worthy of a separate article, and we have such an article. Read our page " How much money to take to Tunisia ".