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Depart from Tunis and visit Oudhna and Zaghouan, where Hamilcar (father of Hannibal) defeated the mercenaries rebelling against Carthage after the first Punic war. The narrow streets and the architecture testify to the Andalucian influence on the. It might have been constructed when Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of the aqueducts in Carthage
Departs as per the cruise schedule.
We will pick you at the port from La Goulette port upon arrival. You will meet the guide at the gangway holding a sign with our logo and name of the tour.
We , will pick you at the port at 8:30am from La Goulette port. Drive to Oudna is situated in the heart of a fertile plain in a gently undulating landscape. Its Capitol is outstanding for its spectacular two-flour vaulted basement, still existing. It was amongst the largest temples in Roman Africa. The vast and well preserved 16,000-seater amphitheater is partly carved out of the hillside.
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.
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 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.
You will stop at the resutrant for lunch , later you will drive back to the port of Tunis for the drop off at around 4pm