- Tunisia Luxury holidays
Tunisia is Africa's northernmost country, including the continent's single most northerly point, at Ras ben Sakka, 15 km from the city of Bizerte and close to the Ichkeul Lake World Heritage Site. This corner of the African coastline is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to its north and its east, and also contains the northern edge of the Sahara Desert, creating quite a contrast of landscapes in a country with an area of about 64,000 square miles.
When in Tunisia - visit Tunis
Tunisia's capital, Tunis, is also one of the main tourist attractions for many visitors to the country who are keen to experience its cosmopolitan communities and cultural venues. Chief among these is the Bardo Museum, stocked with an enviable array of art and exhibits. Among these are a large number of examples of Roman mosaics, and you may even have the chance to walk on some of these mosaic floors - something you're unlikely to be able to do in many other places around the world.
Carthage - Tunisia's Roman resistance
The ancient city of Carthage was located close to modern day Tunis, until it was destroyed by the Romans. The conflict did not officially end until the signing of a peace treaty in 1985, making it technically a 2,100-year disagreement. Carthage's key location on the Mediterranean was the cause of the conflict, as it gave the civilisation a major maritime advantage. Rome had grown substantially in Italy and had begun to spread across Europe. The Punic Wars lasted more than a century, at the end of which Rome had gained control of the last of Carthage's territory, and then the city itself was destroyed. It burned for 17 days, destroying the buildings and demolishing the walls, with only a few remaining territories formerly belonging to Carthage annexed by the invading Romans.
When should I visit Tunisia?
With a variety of landscapes, the best time to visit Tunisia depends on where you are going: the south, close to the Sahara Desert, is obviously relatively hot and dry; the interior is also hot and dry across its central plain; and the north enjoys the traditional Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and mild winters with higher levels of rainfall. For some visitors, the hottest, driest days are the most appealing, whereas others may prefer slightly cooler conditions, and some may even relish the chance of rain falling during their stay.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
All of our luxury holidays have been designed to guarantee you have a wonderful time. If you want a sunset champagne toast in your room, you can. If it’s head-to-toe treatments you’re after, your luxury hotel will make it happen. With a luxury holiday you’ll stay in accommodation that wows, often with an all-inclusive option. While it may be more expensive that a basic room or a B&B, the service you’ll receive will be worth the cost. Tunisia boasts a whole range of wonderful accommodation options, which are perfect for your luxury holiday. You’ll find cultural experiences aplenty here and beautiful beach retreats, plus exciting adventures in an exotic location that will draw you back time and time again.