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The Legendary Isle of DJERBA: half day tour

Culture and History tour in Djerba

Tour Price : $75 Duration : 5 hours Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Arabic

The Legendary Isle of  DJERBA: Half Day Tour 

Duration: approx. 5 hours  (8.30 – 13.00 / 13.30)

NB* The El Ghirba Synagogue is closed on SATURDAYS

A half day  tour of the main sites and attractions of the island of Djerba, designed for the first-time visitor. Today we will see and explore the following places:

·        The El Ghriba Synagogue: the most ancient & important functioning synagogue in North Africa, and the spiritual locus of the ancient community of Djerbian Jews. (*closed on Saturdays)

·        ErRiadh Village & the Djerbahood Project: walk the narrow of the charming village of ErRiadh, home to Jews, Muslims and Europeans. See the marvleous street murals of the Djerbahood project – a project which was undertaken in 2015, involving over 150 artists from 30 different countries.

·        Guellala & Le Musée du Patrimoine: Because of the rich clay deposits in the area, Guellala was the sole pottery producer and exporter in southern Tunisia for most of its history. Visit a traditional kiln, meet a local artisan, and learn about the pottery which is still produced today. Visit the superb ethnographic Museum in Guellala: a private museum dedicated to the unique customs & traditions of the different peoples of Djerba.

·       Houmt Souk:  a walking tour of the oldest quarter of Houmt Souk. See: the historic mosques, the Greek Orthodox & Maltese churches, the fondouks (caravanserays),  traditional weavers workshops, covered souks, the daily fish auction (a curiosity – ask us why it is unique to Djerba) & the central market. Meet traditional artisans and go to a weekly market in one of the towns or villages. We end with a visit of the picturesque  fishing port, with its fine views of the traditional fishing boats, octopus pots and the historic 16th century fortress of Borj el Kebir (Borj Ghazi Mustapha) – the site of famous Battle of Djerba  between the so-called Pirates of Barbary, the Ottomans and the Spanish Armada.


Includes: Driving & guiding services for the duration.

Does Not Include: meals, beverages, entrance tickets (approximately 13 DT needed per person)


Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $75
Duration: 5 hours
Group Size: 2 tourists
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Arabic
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES