6 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Tunis & El Djem: Roman Ruins Excursion: Amphitheater & Museum Tour
Tunis, El Djem
Visit the largest building in Roman Africa, the amphitheater of Roman Thysdrus, a symbol of Roman power and the prosperity of the provincial town of Thysdrus!
You will visit an ancient city on this one, so get ready to step back in time to the age of the Gladiator.
It begins with a coach ride to El Djem, which boasts some of the most impressive Roman ruins in Africa. This place even has a Colosseum to rival Rome’s – it once seated around 35,000 spectators, only 10,000 less than its Italian relative. It is so impressive, in fact, Ridley Scott filmed some of the scenes for the 'Gladiator' movie here.
You will have a lot of time to look around – climb the stone steps for panoramic views of the Tunisian countryside, then head down to the dungeons and picture the slaves preparing for battle.
After you have had time to explore, you will move on to the nearby El Djem Museum to get an insight into the games and battles that went on here.
Guided excursion to El Djem.
Courtesy hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Tunis, El Djem
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