Perched on the northernmost reaches of Africa with the Mediterranean Sea lapping at its shores, Tunisia offers a heady mix of culture and history.
Collect your Avis hire car from Tunis Airport and discover the very best of the city and its surroundings.
Plan your journey from Tunis Airport
As the capital of Tunisia, with a buzzing, vibrant heart, Tunis is a dynamic and historic city. Collect your Avis hire car from Tunis Airport – just a 15-minute drive east of the city – and get ready to begin your journey.
Set on Africa’s Mediterranean coast, Tunis is a fascinating city with a French history and Islamic culture. Its old quarter, the medina, is a maze of winding streets and narrow alleyways bustling with people buying and selling local goods. The city’s souk overflows with essential oils and colourful spices, while the large stone arch, known as the Bab El Bahr (or Porte de France), is one of the old town’s most famous landmarks.
For a different shopping experience, head to Avenue Habib Bourguiba – a large avenue with a number of cafes and retailers that stretches from the clock tower to the Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul.
Delve into local culture and history at the Zitouna Mosque – the largest in Tunisia. This is one of the city’s most important sights, dating back to the 8th century. Also, don’t miss the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carthage – the ruins of a 9th century settlement on the eastern edge of Lake Tunis. The Bardo National Museum is another must-see.
All this and much more is yours to discover. Explore this city brimming with life from the comfort of your Avis hire car.
Beyond Tunis Airport
Set in the very north of Africa, Tunisia offers centuries of history and seemingly no end of sights to explore. With your Avis hire car, you can tour at your own pace, taking in every corner of this diverse land.
Head north along the coast and in just under an hour you’ll reach Bizerte, a historic seaside destination. The city’s port, mosque and ancient Kasbah ruins are all must-see sights. Originally built in the 6th century, today’s Kasbah was erected in the 17th century and is enclosed within are a maze of winding residential streets. Once you’ve explored the city, accelerate beyond its borders to La Grotte beach, one of the region’s most beautiful. Backed by white cliffs, this is a popular hangout with locals and tourists.
The north of Tunisia is blessed with impeccable stretches of sand – nowhere more so than Kélibia. Widely considered to have some of the prettiest beaches in the Mediterranean, this quaint coastal town is perched on the Cap Bon peninsula, under a two-hour drive east from Tunis. This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life. Kéliba beach boasts crystal-clear blue water, soft white sand and almost year-round sunshine. The area also serves up a mouthwatering selection of locally caught seafood.
The keys are waiting. Discover the very best of Tunisia with the freedom of an Avis hire car.