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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 Lunches and Dinners While in the North of Algeria
    All Meals & Water While in the Southern Sahara Region
    Dinners
    Drinks
    Gratuities
    International Flights
    Lunches
    Personal Spending Money
    Travel Insurance

Tour Plan

1
Arrival - Algiers
Arrive to the historic city of Algiers and transfer to the hotel. If you have a morning arrival, your guide will take you on a city tour, which may include the historic Notre Dame d’Afrique, Palais des Rais, and a visit to the Bardo museum, which is set in a beautiful Moorish villa.

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. This is arguably one of the most picturesque archaeological sites in the country. Located beside the clear Mediterranean Sea and mountains, Tipaza was originally founded by the Phoenicians and later became an important commercial center for the Romans. Explore 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. Visit the small museum before traveling back to Algiers.

On the way, you will explore 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
Start the day off with a trip to the museum, site of Hippo Regius, and the Cathedral of St. Augustine.  Explore large Roman mosaics and antiques found in the region that are on display at the museum. The archaeolgoical site hosts a large Roman forum and the famous, ‘Basilica of Peace’ where St. Augustine was bishop in the 5th century. The Catholic Cathedral of St. Augustine, built between 1881 and 1900, is located on top of a hill overlooking the site. Visit the Cathedral and pay particular attention to the stain glass windows which retell the story of Augustine’s life. In the afternoon travel to Constantine for night.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star
4
Constantine - Tiddis - Constantine
Sidi Mcid Bridge in Constantine

Sidi Mcid suspension bridge in Constantine

After breakfast travel to the hillside Roman site of Tiddis. At the entrance to the site you will walk through the triumphal arch and pass by the sanctuary of Mithras. Your tour guide will point out the Christian basilica and the Roman houses.

Later in the morning, return back to Constantine for a city tour. Located above the Rhumel Gorge, Constantine has a view that is sure to impress. Some of the sites you will visit may include the museum of Cirta, the suspension bridges, the Kasbah, and 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 archaeological sites of Timgad and Lambaesis. Before you reach Timgad, you will make a brief stop to explore 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. Your tour guide will take you to the most important sites including the library, temples, amphitheater, arch of Trajan, forum, houses, and basilicas. There is a fantastic

If you have time in the day, 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

Today you will want an early start to travel north 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 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 at Algiers, you will be met by your English-speaking tour 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. Wind through the labyrinth of streets in this historic UNESCO World Heritage site. The Museum of Archaeology and Islamic Art is well worth the visit!

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*