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Address: Tunis, Tunisia
Phone Number: 70 69 81 20
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from...
The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.
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Visited this as part of Tomas cook tour. Brilliant guide took us through this incredible medina. Covered streets of gold and silver sellars, perfume sellars and leather goods... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited this as part of Tomas cook tour. Brilliant guide took us through this incredible medina. Covered streets of gold and silver sellars, perfume sellars and leather goods. Felt safe, no hassle and one of the best sites to visit in Tunis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was par tof a trip which tookmin Carthage and The Blue Village Sidi ...... can't recall the rest. The guide was excellent ther stories were great and the history was well worth listening too. The roman Baths were amazing and the whole day out was very good. Lomg as it started at 7:30am and ended at 17:30 with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

O/H was in a top and skirt....we both wondered if it was wise to enter the well packed Medina. I was in shorts...............gosh I had fingers pushed into every orifice and was followed by hordes of silly giggling men....every time we went into a dense group, it was murder. hassled to death and nothing at all to buy but junk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There were plenty of shops and things to buy however comparing the souks to other countries in the region such as Morocco and a bit further east like Turkey, there wasn't a great deal of variety. Shopkeepers however won't hassle you too much like those countries which is nice however it was very smoky which is worse because there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Medina of Tunis has a lot to discover besided the regular tourist shops etc... Be sure to reserve around 3-4 hours to really have time to discover the medina and see local markets and enjoy some nice terraces overlooking the medina with a great mint tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Colourful, vibrant souvenir and quality crafts market You'll need to bargain aggressively - the sellers are aggressive in their pricing - and could be too in trying to push goods on you. Take your time and look around, making a mental note of shops where you liked something - there's always a better one a few shops away, at a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Walking through the Medina is a trip back in time with everything for sale. It's easy to get lost so bring a map. Not many places to eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Comparing to the medina in Sousse, this one is more a souvenir market for tourists. You could still find some antique feelings inside, the old times. And you may get lost because of the complicated narrow roads.

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County Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We docked in Tunis on a cruise ship and did the walking tour of the Medina - the only way it should be done - with a local tour guide. The medina itself is amazing and our guide was full of fascinating knowledge about the place and pointed out many interesting things that you would definitely miss otherwise. Look out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

usual array of local clothes and tourist stuff. Good for a few hours to soak up the atsmosphere.The medina was a lot bigge rthan I expected.

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