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Cruise port Tunis

We are looking at a cruise that stops in Tunis. Is this a recommend stop? What would we do there? Is it safe?

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Is it safe? of course it's safe, what would you do there? explore tunis, and the surrounding area's, if time allows

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Thank you. What would you recommend we see in one day? Do we need to trade for local currency? What is the best way to get fro out ship to town and to Dougga?

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Yes you need, to change to local currency, i would use a taxi, to get to town, to be honest, 1 day is not enough to explore, too many places, you could spend a whole day just looking around tunis, and the big medina, if you want to see more places, then to be honest, time is against you, but places of interest, sidi bou said, carthage land, you might be able to combine both places, but as i said, you wont have much time at do both,

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Depends how long you stop is, which presume will be at La Goulette. Main attractions for a day would be Carthage and Sidi Bou Said. For Dougga that is bit more of a lengthy trip and probably best done on organised excursion if time is limited. I am sure your cruise ship will advise of all possible excursions.

If you visit Tunis and the medina just exercise caution and avoid any large gartherings as there are still occasional protests in the capital. If you do the organized trips will need very little local currency but if independent travel you will need local currency for train, entrance fees etc... If only stopping for a day you will have to decide which attractions to see as would be difficult to do them all in one day.

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Hi A.Sandy,good morning / evening everyone.

There are sevral cruise liners that stop in Tunis ( La Goulette ) such as Holland America,MSC,Costa etc...

First off,to sweep your worry it's safe and you can read the feed back and review here at T.A or cruise crtics.

For a shore excursion in Tunis there are few must see which you can cover depending on your interests and the timing of arrival/departure of the cruise ship.Usually you have from 4/5 hours to 6/7 hours.

Among the must see feasable with above timing,you can chose :

** A visit to the arheaological site of Carthage & museum.

** The colourful blue and white village of Sidi Bou Saïd

** Tunis,the capital and it's old medina to immerse in the oriental

atmosphere or shop in the " Souks "also have a glance about the

modern city.

** Visit of the Bardo national museum which hosts a large collection of

mosaïcs ( note that at present part of the museum is under renovation )

** A day tour to Dougga listed among the world heritage and considered

among the well preserved Roman site in Tunisia.

Well there are many other interisting things to see or to experence,but still it depends on your point of interests and timing.

You can join the tours propounded by the ship or you can have a private customized tour also use the public transporttation .

If you may need any other information feel free to ask

Have a nice cruise and welcome to Tunisia.

Ben

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