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Roman columns at Djemila

Classic Algeria Tour

8 Days * 7 Nights

Classic Algeria Tour

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8 Days ~ 7 Nights
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  • Included
    Accommodations Described in Tour Plan
    Airport Pick-up & Drop-off
    Breakfasts
    Domestic Flights
    Driver & Private Transportation
    English-Speaking Guide/Manager
    Entrance Fees to Sites
    Letter of Invitation for Visa Application
    Security Escort Where Needed (determined by Tour Manager)
    Water in Vehicle
  • Not Included
    Algerian Visa
    All Meals & Water for Days 7-12
    Dinners
    Drinks
    Gratuities
    International Flights
    Lunches
    Lunches & Dinners on Days 1-6 & 13
    Personal Spending Money
    Travel Insurance

Tour Plan

1
Arrival - Algiers
Arrive in Algiers and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will take a city tour, which may include visits to the historic Notre Dame d’Afrique, the Grande Poste, and the Palais des Rais. For those with early morning arrivals, you may want to spend the afternoon on a tour through the historic UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

2
Algiers - Tipaza - Tomb of the Christian - Annaba
Roman ruins at Tipaza archeological site

Roman ruins at Tipaza archeological site


After breakfast, you will depart for the UNESCO World Heritage Roman site of Tipaza. Located beside the clear Mediterranean Sea and mountains, Tipaza is surrounded by incredible natural beauty. Here you will visit the museum and the archeological site, which includes the largest basilica in North Africa and the Basilica of St Salsa, who was a local martyr in the 4th century. On your way back to Algiers stop at the Tombeau de la Chrétienne (royal mausoleum of Mauritania).
Take an evening flight to Annaba and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

3
Annaba | Constantine
In the morning, explore the museum and site of Hippo Regius and the Cathedral of St. Augustine. The museum at Hippo Regius hosts large mosaics found in the region. Be sure to visit the ruins of the ‘Basilica of Peace’ where St. Augustine was bishop in the 5th century. The Cathedral of St. Augustine was built between 1881 and 1900 and the many stain-glass windows tell the story of the early Church Father, St. Augustine. When you are ready continue to Constantine for the night.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

4
Constantine
Sidi Mcid Bridge in Constantine

Sidi Mcid suspension bridge in Constantine


Christian basilica, and the Roman houses. After your visit, return back to Constantine for a city tour. Constantine is sure to impress any visitor as it is located above the Rhumel Gorge. Some of the sites may include the museum of Cirta, explore the suspension bridges, the Kasbah, and the Palace of Ahmed Bey.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

5
Constantine - Timgad - Lambaesis - Batna
You will want to get an early start today to travel south to the unforgettable historical and archeological sites of Timgad and Lambaesis. Before you reach Timgad stop at Medracen (Ancient Numidian Tomb), which is 58 meters in diameter and 19 meters tall. Then travel to the UNESCO site of Timgad, begun by Emperor Trajan in AD100. Here you will discover the library, temples, amphitheater, arch of Trajan, forum, houses, and basilicas.
If you have time in the day go and visit the large Roman legionary located at Lambaesis.

Accommodation Option: 3-star only

6
Batna - Djemila - Setif
Amphitheater at beautiful Djemila

Amphitheater at beautiful Djemila


Begin the day with a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Djemila, meaning ‘Beautiful’ in Arabic. The site lives up to its name as it is uniquely situated amongst rolling hills. You will have a guided visit of both the museum and the historic site. Explore the forum, basilicas, baptisteries, arch of Caracalla, Temple des Septimes, well-preserved Roman market, and theatre.
Your next stop will be the city of Setif where you will take a guided tour through the Museum of Archaeology in Setif and see the grand mosaic called ‘The Triumph of Dionysos.’

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

7
Setif - Algiers
Today you will either take a domestic flight or transfer by road, back to Algiers in the morning. Once you have arrived in Algiers you will be met by your English speaking guide to explore the museums and city sites. If you missed the Kasbah on day 1 we will be sure to include it on this day. The Bardo Museum, and the Museum of Archaeology and Islamic Art are both well worth the visits!

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

8
Departure - Algiers
If you have time before your flight you will take a guided city tour in Algiers. Your guide will take you to the airport for your departure flight.

*Itinerary subject to modification according to local conditions.
**Photographs permitted in museums except for the museum in Djemila.