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Moez Sghaier - Private Guide in Tunis

 Member Since 2009 

ROMAN UTHINA, the AQUEDUCT of CARTHAGE, ZAGHOUAN & TAKROUNA

Culture and History tour in Tunis, Uthina, Takrouna

Tour Price : $190 Duration : 7-8 hours Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Arabic

 

Roman Uthina, The Great Aqueduct of Carthage, Zaghouan & the village of Takrouna:

Day Trip from Tunis

Duration: approximately 8:30 -16:30

This tour can begin and end in Tunis, Hammamet or Sousse

Departing from Tunis, we drive along the surviving stretches of the ancient aqueduct of Roman Carthage. Water was carried by a complex system of pipes, reservoirs and conduits supported on lofty arches from Zaghouan springs to the city center – a distance of over 132 km!

 

To the spectacular site of Roman Uthina (Oudna). Off-the-beaten-track, this beautiful and only partially excavated site offers sweeping views of the countryside. According to Pliny, Uthina was settled by the veterans of the legio XIII.  We see the amphitheater, partially sunken into the ground in a disused quarry. With an estimated capacity of14,700, it was the 3rd largest amphitheatre in Tunisia. Notable too, is the gladiators’ lararium with painted decoration still in situ .In an excellent state of preservation, this arena has been used as a film location in various documentaries. We also see the Capitolium Temple (once the largest in North Africa),and theremains of the lavish villas and baths.

 After our picnic (supplied), we continue Panoramic drive to Zaghouan Mountain & town. The winding road ascends the slope of the mountain until we reach the Temple des Eaux the ornate monumental Nymphaeum (fountain) which marks the main source of the springs that fed the Great Roman Aqueduct of Carthage

 Our final stop is the picturesque hilltop Berber village of Takrouna, overlooking the Bay of Hammamet & Zaghouan mountain. Some time to explore this traditional village, meet the local people, and take a short break at Le Rocher Bleu a combined café, art gallery and museum. The Blue Rock Project was conceived by a local artist who was born in Takrouna, as a way to bring visitors and revitalize the village. Return to Tunis.

Includes: Full Day of driving & guiding services, Transportation (Renault Symbol or similar, gas, parking), Picnic lunch at Uthina, Pick up & Drop off at your hotel.

What’s Extra: Entrance & photo fees to all sites and museums (approx.. 8 DT per person) , beverages, any personal expenses

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $190
Duration: 7-8 hours
Group Size: 2 tourists
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Arabic
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :YES
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
Attractions:Takrouna