Cheap Flights to Tunisia
A fascinating blend of Arab, Islamic, and colonial influences, Tunisia is the home of ancient Carthage. From historic ruins to the vibrant aromas and colors of its bazaars, Tunisia is a fashionable destination on North Africa’s Mediterranean coast. You can spend your days lounging on the sun-drenched beaches of Sousse or exploring the ancient Roman ruins of El Jem. Cultural attractions abound in cities like the capital Tunis and the carpet center of Kairouan. From the verdant coastal forests to the mesmerizing Sahara sands to the south, Tunisia is filled with history, culture, and natural beauty.
Flights to Tunisia
Located 5 miles from the capital, Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) is the main aviation gateway into the country. Serving more than 5.1 million passengers each year, it is the closest airport to the ruins of the famed ancient city of Carthage. Major international and low-cost carriers offering scheduled flights to Tunisia include Air France, Lufthansa, and Eurowings. The airport is also the main hub for the flag carrier Tunisair. In addition to a terminal for charter flights, Tunis-Carthage Airport has a multistory main terminal that handles domestic and international flights. Travelers passing through the terminal have access to luxury goods retailers, eateries serving Tunisian delicacies, and vendors providing a range of personal services. You can reach the city or your hotel by taxi, bus, and rental car.
When you fly to Tunisia, you can also land at Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport (NBE). Opened in 2009, the state-of-the-art facility is situated in the middle of the country’s main traveler region. It features first-class shopping and a variety of eateries. Travelers can reach the nearby Gulf of Hammamet resorts by bus, taxi, or rental car. Seasonal charters and a small number of scheduled flights also fly into airports near the cities of Djerba-Zarzis, Monastir, Sfax, Tabarka, and Tozeur.
Attractions in Tunisia
You can stroll through the walled Medina, or Old Town, district of Tunis and visit Islamic palaces, museums, and shops of the ancient Souk markets. Points of interest include the Zitouna Mosque, The Bardo Museum, and the colonial-era Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul. El Kef features historic Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, Monastir dates back to Phoenician times, and Sfax is the setting for a historic fortress. When you fly to Tunisia, enjoy a camel or a jeep safari into the Sahara. This cross-country excursion enables you to observe the unique lifestyle of the nomadic Berbers. The desert caves near the village of Matmata served as the setting for the fictional Star Wars planet of Tatooine.
Travel Tips for Tunisia
Tunisia’s Mediterranean climate produces summer highs in the 90s and winter lows in 40s. The country boasts more than 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. The pleasant climate is a wonderful backdrop for outdoor cultural celebrations like Independence Day, the Tabarka International Jazz Festival, and the Carthage International Festival. Along with the national dish couscous, experience popular Tunisian food like Berber-style lamb stews and baklava, which is a pastry stuffed with nuts and dipped in honey syrup.
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