Thuburbo Majus Uthina and Zaghouan Archaelogical Tour From Tunis or Hammamet
Along the way, archeology enthusiasts will appreciate the aqueduct and the site of Oudna, a Punic city that has become Roman. The villa called 'Laberii' with its thirty rooms on 2,300 m² deserves a special visit for its mosaics, a well-preserved archaeological site includes an astonishing amphitheater which could once accommodate 20,000 spectators.
Then, we will visit the Andalusian medina of Zaghouan, to finish with Thuburbo Majus, an ancient city that experienced a decline in the middle of the 3rd century before a brilliant renaissance in the 4th century, which led it to proclaim itself Respublica Felix Thuburbo Majus.
per adult from
7 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - Uthina (Oudhna)
- Entry/Admission - Thuburbo Majus
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Uthina (Oudhna), Site Archeologique Uthina Mornag, Ben Arous 2013 Tunisia
The ancient city of Uthina is located about 30 km south of the capital, at the place known as Oudhna, at the summit of an eminence which dominates the main access routes to Carthage coming from the south and the West of the country. Its foundation seems to date back to the Berber era as evidenced by its toponymy. As history fluctuated, it was punished and then romanized, before the two brief vandal and Byzantine guardianships - nearly a century each prelude to a definitive decline after the Arab conquest in the 7th century.
The backed-up site extends over a hundred hectares. It is 'capitonée' of imposing buildings going back to the Roman time and currently in the course of clearing and consolidation. These are the capitol, the largest in Africa, arranged on three levels; Two groups of very high capacity tanks; Large public baths and small private baths; The remains of patrician residences, an amphitheater with an initial capacity of more than 10,000 spectators.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, Zaghouan Tunisia
It's a Roman aqueduct, which supplied the city of Carthage with water, measured 132 km! The Zaghouan-Carthage hydraulic complex is the largest of its kind ever built.
Built at the beginning of the 2nd century AD, the Zaghouan aqueduct testifies to the Romans' mastery of water supply techniques. It crosses a rugged landscape. Sometimes flush with the ground, sometimes underground, the pipeline is, on two portions, raised by arcades sometimes reaching more than 20 meters in height. Its flow has been estimated at around thirty million liters per day.
Most of the water was stored in the gigantic vaulted reservoirs visible at Maalga, at the entrance to Carthage, before supplying the Baths of Antonine.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Zaghouan, Zaghouan, Zaghouan Governorate
Zaghouan is a city in the northeast, the capital of the governorate of the same name, located 50 km from Tunis. Established on the slope of Djebel Zaghouan, it overlooks a vast agricultural plain
At the site of ancient Ziqua, of which only a triumphal door remains, Zaghouan is a town with steep streets cut off by small squares offering views of the plain. The city, which has about 16,000 inhabitants, is known for its roses, especially the rose hips, which were cultivated by Andalusian Muslims driven from Spain in the 17th century during the Reconquista.
A region renowned for its sources (elders), Zaghouan, attracts both Tunisians and tourists from the Arab world for its hammams.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Thuburbo Majus, 1140 Tunisia
The ancient city of Thuburbo Majus was founded on the side of a hill, surrounded by a splendid fertile valley landscape, long before North Africa became part of the Roman Empire.
However, it is its magnificent remains from the Roman era that make it one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Tunisia.
Its Capitol - the most important temple in Roman cities - is one of the best-preserved in Tunisia.
Six elegant Corinthian columns formed the facade. Four are still intact and overlook a wide staircase overlooking the Forum.
One of the original features of Thuburbo Majus was that it had two bathing establishments: one for winter and the other for summer. The summer thermal baths were completed by a sports field, surrounded by a beautiful covered gallery, called Palestre des Petronii after the Roman family who had built the monument.
Another peculiarity of the site is that it has preserved vestiges reminiscent of its pre-Roman past as “temple of Caelestis” or the “temple of Baalat”.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
You’ll get picked up from any hotels or Airbnb around Tunis or Hammamet
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.