Kairouan Half-Day Tour

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Location: Kairouan, Tunisia | Kairouan, Tunisia

Category: Day Trips & Excursio

Holy city of Kairouan—a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Highly regarded Islamic building, Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba
Impressive ancient engineering of the Aghlabid Basins
Renowned tapestry factory in the rug capital of Tunisia
Free time to meander through the charming medina & souks

Guided tour of Kairouan
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Monastir hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English


With charming architecture, feats of engineering, and cultural sights explore the highlights of Kairouan on this half-day tour. Visit the landmarks within the sacred city’s medina, including the hugely significant Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba and explore the hub of Tunisia’s carpet making industry.

Considered Islam’s 4th holiest site, the city of Kairouan, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is now an important site of pilgrimage, and the eminent Great Mosque of Sidi-Uqba is central to its distinguished standing. Admire the 400 granite and marble columns as you learn how the building is now the grand ancestor of all mosques in the western Islamic world.

Continue to the vast cisterns built by the Aghlabids in the 9th century, an ingenious way of storing water collected from the hills 22 miles (36 km) away. Observe textile craftsman at work in a local factory, and after peruse the finished products in the lively souks. Perhaps try haggling with a stall-holder and pick up a souvenir from your time in Kairouan.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

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