photo - tower at Kairouan

Landscapes of Tunisia - 3 day self-drive tour

See the other side of Tunisia on our tour to the Mountain oasis resort of Tamerza which includes a journey on the Lizard Rouge.

Tunisia is a land of contrasts and this 3 day self-drive tour will take you deep into the Tunisian countryside as you drive to the western perimeter of the country and the mountain oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides, close to the border of Algeria. You'll stay for two nights at the beautiful 4 star Hotel Tamerza Palace on dinner, bed and breakfast basis and have the opportunity of travelling on the famous Lizard Rouge train belonging to the former Bey of Tunis on a spectacular journey through canyons known as the Gorges of Selja.

This 3 day tour can be taken from the resorts of Tunis, Carthage Coast, Sousse, Hammamet or Port El Kantaoui. You may depart on any day of the week except Fridays.

Day 1

Restaurant at La Kasbah HotelResort / Kairouan / Tamerza

Collect your Avis self-drive car in the morning and travel to the Holy City of Kairouan. Take a tour of this lovely walled city and take lunch at the Hotel La Kasbah. Then drive to Tamerza via Kasserine.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Tamerza Palace.

Day 2

The Red Lizard (Lézard Rouge) TrainTamerza

Drive to the railway station at Metlaoui in the morning and take the train journey on the Red Lizard (Lézard Rouge) train through the Gorges of Selja. Return to your hotel for a restful afternoon and a chance to explore this delightful mountain oasis resort.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Tamerza Palace.

Day 3

Aerial view of the train in the Gorges de SeljaTamerza / Sbeitla / Resort

Drive to the historic Roman site of Sbeitla. After visiting the site take lunch at the Hotel Sufetula.

Finish the tour by driving to your holiday resort.

Tour prices (per person) from:

Travel between: Min. 2 persons Min. 3 persons Min. 4 persons
07 to 31 January and 21 June - 10 September £289 £255 £235
01 Nov - 19 Dec, 01 Feb - 20 Jun and 11 Sept - 31 Oct £325 £288 £265
20 December - 06 January * £345 £309 £289

* supplement payable if dates of travel include New Year's Eve for gala dinner.

Tour price is based on a minimum of two to three persons sharing a standard room and includes Avis Group C self-drive car for 3 days, two nights accommodation at the Tamerza Palace Hotel in Tamerza and tickets for travel on the Lizard Rouge.

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