Tunis, the modern side of Africa
The port, together with the capital of Tunisia, is a very important point of connection between two continents since it’s on the northern African coast and just a breath away from Sicily. The Gulf of Tunis is the sea that connects the port to the Mediterranean Sea. The French have left a lasting impact in the country, endowing it with an important cultural heritage. Discover the colorful port La Goulette with cheap ferry tickets to Tunis with Let’s Ferry.
Colourful streets in Tunis
• The Medina of Tunis is the historical city centre as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore a labyrinth full of arched alleyways, and visit a Dar (old mansions that are now restaurants) for lunch or dinner at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba.
• Visit the local market, commonly known as Suuq, that is considered one of the biggest and well-organized Arabic markets. Here you can buy everything from shisha and carpets to jewelry, while you are encouraged to negotiate the price. It’s part of the charm, after all!
• Ez-Zitouna Mosque is the city’s biggest and oldest. Apart from a prayer place it is also a school and a university.
• The Bardo National Museum is housed in an old, traditional palace, 24 km from the port. It has a rich and famous collection with rare mosaics and it is one of the most famous museums in the Mediterranean.
• At the Carthage Museum you will see findings from the powerful ancient city of Carthage, which was the second largest in the world after Alexandria. At the same area you can visit the Baths of Antoninus.
• Sidi bou Said is a tourist attraction with picturesque houses and alleys and a stunning sandy coast, 10 km from the port. You can even reach it by metro.
• Amilcar Beach is sandy, organised, and close to the ancient city of Carthage.
• Coucou Beach has an exotic scenery. Bright blue waters, gold sand and many beach bars.
Seaview landscape in Tunis
• Visit the Lake of Tunis, at the edge of the Golf of Tunis. It’s one of the few lakes that has a castle, the magnificent Fort Santiago of Chikly. Around the lake there are shops, a paved boulevard and an entertainment park.
• Rent a boat to explore the lake at the Natural Park of Ghar el Mehl. It’s one of the most important wetlands in Tunisia, 60 km from the port.
• Explore the Tunisian Sahara and enjoy unique experiences, learn sandboarding, rent a private plane to fly over the desert, ride a camel or drive through Sahara with a 4X4 jeep.
Tip: You can reach the port by car, train, metro, bus, ferry or plane. The Tunis airport is 17 km away. The spoken languages are Arabic and French. The coin is the Tunisian dinar. Travel to one of the busiest Mediterranean ports, after making an online reservation for cheap ferry tickets to Tunis with Let’s Ferry. Pick them up at home or at the airport.
Information about the port of Tunis
The port is connected to Genoa, Palermo, Salerno and Civitavecchia. The facilities you will find at the port are free Wi-Fi, ATM, taxis, car rentals, shops, sheltered passenger area, post office, tourism office, public transport and paid parking.