10 Days Mysteries of Malta and Tunisia Highlights

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Malta (Sliema) Tunisia (Tunis) 

With megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave, the Maltese Islands are positively mythic. From its vibrant blue waters and secluded bays, to medieval walled citadels and splendid baroque churches this delightful tour is truly unique.

Led by expert private guide you'll tour Valletta, named one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world by UNESCO & renowned for its awe-inspiring architectural marvels & archaeological remains. Learn the history of enchanting churches, palaces, museums & gardens as you tour the Silent City of Mdina.

Once the heartland of Roman Africa, it’s no surprise that Tunisia is home to some of the world’s finest Roman sites and ruins. Evidence of Tunisia’s rich heritage can be seen in the fascinating sites of Phoenician and Roman Carthage, the ruins of the Punic town of Kerkouane and the Medinas of Tunis and Sousse, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and home of magnificent Islamic architecture dating back over 3,000 years. 

With a private guide, you'll safely see the most incredible sights of Tunisia.

Day 1: VALLETTA - SLIEMA

Meet your driver and English speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

This evening spends time at leisure or relax at your hotel.

  • Accommodation: The Palace (5*)

The Palace Hotel is a distinctly high class hotel within walking distance to all the main attractions of Sliema. This hotel is one of the best in Malta and will impress even the most discerning hotel guest. The professional, courteous, and friendly hotel staff will be on hand to ensure that your stay remains an enjoyable and memorable experience. The guest rooms at the Palace Hotel are luxurious, spacious, and fully facilitated with everything you would expect of a five star hotel. Many rooms have a balcony or roomy terrace to enjoy the spectacular view.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : The Palace (5*)
Day 2: SLIEMA - VALLETTA

Enjoy a half day tour of Valletta with private transfers and English speaking guide. Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago.

The city owes both its name and its fortifications to jean de la Valette, Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, who rebuilt the city after the Great Siege of 1565.

After a morning at leisure you will go sightseeing in Valletta, visiting the Upper Barracca Gardens and two great buildings erected by the Knights of St. John`s, the Palace of the Grand Masters and St. John`s Co-Cathedral. Entrance fees to St. John`s Co-Cathedral & Caravaggio, State Rooms and Tapestry Chamber included.

You will be picked up and taken with a private vehicle and an English speaking guide to a local first class restaurant.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : The Palace (5*)
Day 3: SLIEMA

Enjoy a half day tour with vehicle and English speaking guide. In the morning you drive inland to the village of Mosta, whose Church of St. Mary has the third largest unsupported dome in all of Europe. Continue on to Mdina, ancient capital of Malta, and a town of great historical charm, much of it painstakingly rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Entrance to Mdina Cathedral included.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : The Palace (5*)
Day 4: VALLETTA - SLIEMA

Enjoy a private full day tour to Gozo with vehicle and an English speaking guide.

You will take the ferry across for a day in Gozo, a tranquil island ringed with beautiful bays. Most of this island is rural but one still finds numerous archeological remains and architectural treasures, including the old Citadel and the Ggantija temples.

You`ll visit the capital, Victoria, with its hilltop citadel, then see some of the island`s natural wonders: the Azure Window, an immense limestone arch created by erosion; Fungus Rock, whose plant life was harvested for medicinal purposes by the Knights of S. John and the Inland Sea. Includes English speaking guide, private vehicle, ferry tickets, entrance fees to Ggantija temples, Gozo Cathedral.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : The Palace (5*)
Day 5: VALLETTA - TUNIS

Meet your driver and English speaking assistant for an airport transfer.

Take your flight from Valletta to Tunis today.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.

  • Accommodation: Dar El Medina

This 12 room hotel is a converted traditional house located right in the Tunis Medina. It features whitewashed and tiled surroundings, with latticed windows. The many-levelled mansion is a surprise after the narrow street, with inner courtyards providing light, space and shade.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Dar El Medina
  • Flight : Valletta - Tunis [1 hr 10 mins] - Economy
  • Transfer - Airport
Day 6: TUNIS

Begin the days touring with a visit to Carthage.  Explore the ruins which surround this once prosperous Roman city including stops at the Tophet, the Phoenician cemetery, the Punic Harbours, Antonin's Bath, the Carthage Museum and the Saint Louis Cathedral. Continue from here to the village of Sidi Bou Said, boasting spectacular breathtaking views of the Gulf of Tunis.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Dar El Medina
Day 7: TUNIS

Enjoy a half day of touring beginning with a visit to the National Museum of Bardo. This museum holds an extensive collection of ancient Roman mosaic, considered one of the largest, complete collections in the world. Next, visit the Medina of Tunis, exploring the narrow souk lined streets before heading to lunch.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Dar El Medina
Day 8: TUNIS

After breakfast, the tour begins with a visit to Tuburbo Majus. Tuburbo Majus, or Colonia Julia Aurelia Commoda, as it was referred to during the Roman era, which was originally a Punic town converted into a Roman veteran's colony. Next, travel to Dougga, one of the best preserved Roman historical sites in all of Tunisia.

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Dougga is an outstanding example of ancient Roman architecture, with numerous well preserved columns and structures spread across this 65 hectare site.

The town of Testour is located on the hilltops of the Medjerda Valley, some 20kms south-west of Medjez-el-Bab. Formally named Tichilla during ancient’s times, this town's layout emits the influence of both the Muslim and Jewish refugees whom settled here, giving it a distinctive synergy of character and culture.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Dar El Medina
Day 9: TUNIS

Set out to Kairouan for a walk through this holy Islamic city, founded in 671 by Okba Ibn Nafâa. It centralized location, proved beneficiary in adding to its renowned reputation for unique, elegant carpet manufacturing, which feature across a wide range of mosques.

Visit the impressive Mosque Sidi Okba, founded in the 7th century; this marvel reflects the greatness of the Islam Empire during this era.

Visit the Aghlabiden pool, the city's main water reservoir, followed by a stop at Saint Abou Zemaa El Balaoui, also known as the "prophet Berber". Explore the old town (Medina) and enjoy walking through its characteristic markets (the souks).

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Dar El Medina
Day 10: TUNIS

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)
  • Flight : Depart from International Airport.
  • ¬†End of itinerary.

10 days from $3,585 pp*

  • Visit the 7th century Sidi Okba Mosque in Kairouan.
  • Explore the ancient Roman ruins of Dougga with expert guide.
  • Marvel at the immense limestone arches of the Azure Window.
  • Led by private guide, experience the highlights of Valletta.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

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    Kensington Tours

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Reviewed by Sasha M.G CA   October 21, 2016
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Excellent customer service was seen throughout our booking process and the tour itself. Malta was amazing. Book your tour with confidence.
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Reviewed by BRN. Mike GB   March 06, 2017
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Our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable with lots of pride for his country. Beautiful places to visit.
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Reviewed by RebeccaR GB   April 25, 2017
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What an amazing tour this was, I never had a dull moment while on the tour the people were so nice and the sights were so beautiful and I would definitely take this tour again if I ever get the chance. Do yourself a favour and go on this tour.
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Reviewed by Vicky CA   August 06, 2016
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This was such an amazing tour, I learned so much about the history of this place and all it had to offer. From amazing views to amazing people and even amazing weather I enjoyed this tour very much and would urge anyone else to take this tour.
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Reviewed by JaneW US   June 08, 2016
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The tour guides were amazing, they were so passionate about the history behind everything and loved teaching people about it. If anyone had questions they'd answer right away with no problems. The hotels were nice food was great and the views were outstanding. This was such a great tour I really enjoyed it.
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Reviewed by KateyJ GB   April 12, 2016
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I loved this tour so much. There was never a dull moment on this tour from everything to see, I learned so much about the history and I loved it so much. If you guys have any passion of history I urge you take this tour. You will not regret it!
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Reviewed by AnabelleA GB   May 01, 2017
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This was one of the most interesting tours I've been on, there's so much history in this tour and it really is something special. Everyone here is so proud of their country and they're so nice to newcomers. It was such a nice experience being able to go and learn about the history of another country and explore all it has to offer thank you for such a great trip!
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Reviewed by GennaT US   March 12, 2016
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I loved this amazing tour and I enjoyed every bit of it and I highly recommend anyone who loves history to take this tour!
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Reviewed by KimmyT CA   July 22, 2016
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Tour was well done, nice people, great views I really enjoyed myself
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Reviewed by RubyL CA   August 12, 2016
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This is a great trip to take if you're interested in history or culture. There's so much they teach on this tour from visiting ruins to museums there was so much that I learned on the trip and I loved every bit of it.
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Reviewed by Ria CA   August 01, 2016
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An amazing tour, too much to cut down in to one small review from all the museums and sites that we visited. It was a great tour that I enjoyed with a group. I recommend this to anyone who loves learning about culture or history or just wants to go to a fun place.
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Reviewed by HeatherM US   April 08, 2017
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The architecture of the ruins were breathtaking almost as breath taking as the history behind them there was so much to learn and I loved every bit of it, I think that anyone should go on a tour like this to expand your knowledge of other places.
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Reviewed by CarlW GB   May 11, 2016
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Really cool tour with so much to learn, I loved every bit of it and I would definitely do it again if I ever get the chance!
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Reviewed by AdamD US   June 22, 2016
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What a cool tour it was, I learned so much about Tunisia and I loved so much of it. I think everyone should travel to different countries to be more cultured. I would do it again if I get the chance and I urge anyone else to do the same.
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Reviewed by Lilyanne GB   June 10, 2016
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Great tour and location with great guides can't rate this high enough.
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Reviewed by ElenaW US   September 18, 2016
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I can't rate these tours high enough, I learned so much and saw so many things. It was one of the best experiences I've had and I encourage anyone else to take this tour and have fun!
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