By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: Could you please help us with our dilemma? We would like to go on a package deal to Tunisia. Do you know any tour companies offering Tunisia as a destination? If you know of more than one company, then we would be able to compare.

A: If you're interested in part education, part discovery, and part adventure and wish to roam through ancient ruins with a small group, then consider Adventures Abroad, a tour company that offers 20 different tours involving Tunisia or other countries. Choose from a seven-day tour that includes stops at ancient Carthage, the charming village of Sidi bou Said, and the Bardo Museum as some of the trip's highlights.

Interested travelers can even immerse themselves in a 38-day tour traveling to Italy, Malta and Tunisia. Depending on the package, prices start at $1496 and reflect Land Only expenses. For reservations, contact Adventures Abroad at toll-free 1-800-665-3998.

TourCan Vacations offers three programs on Tunisia. One popular trip is a three-day safari excursion with a stop in El Jem where a towering Roman amphitheatre rises up through the skyline and continues to mesmerize those who venture here.

I'm told many travelers like to combine this safari experience with a 12-day beach vacation in the beachside resort town, Hammamet, which is commonly known as the "Tunisian Saint Tropez". Visit or call 1800 263 2995 for more details.

Also, its sister company, SkyLink Holiday, has a 16-day combined Malta & Tunisia program priced at $2845 (land only) and includes tours, meals, and accommodation at 3 or 4-star properties. Request a free brochure by calling (416) 923.2003 or visit

For other travel-related information, contact the Tunisian National Tourism Office, 1253 Avenue McGill College, Montreal, H3B 2Y5 or phone (514) 397-1182.


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