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Notre Dame D'afrique in Algiers

Splendors of Algeria Tour

11 Days * 10 Nights

Splendors of Algeria Tour

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11 Days ~ 10 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
Basilic Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers, Algeria

Basilic Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers, Algeria


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 - Cherchell - Tomb of the Christian - Algiers
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. Continue to Cherchell to explore the archaeological museums. On your way back to Algiers stop at the Tombeau de la Chrétienne (royal mausoleum of Mauritania).

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

3
Algiers - Setif - Djemila - Constantine
Today you will have an early morning departure in order to wind through the beautiful Kabilye mountain range. Stop in Setif to see the National Museum of Archaeology which hosts the remarkable and intact mosaic Procession of Bacchus. and then on to Djemila.
Continue 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.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

4
Constantine - Tiddis - Constantine
Sidi Rachid Bridge in Constantine

Sidi Rachid Bridge in Constantine


After breakfast travel to the hillside Roman site of Tiddis, which offers excellent views over the region. You will begin by walking through the triumphal arch and to the sanctuary of Mithras, the 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 you will explore the large Roman legionary located at Lambaesis.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

6
Batna (or) Constantine - Algiers - Ghardaia
Today you will take a flight to Algiers from Constantine and then transfer to a flight to Ghardaia. If you have time between your arrival to Algiers and departure to Ghardaia you will explore historic sites in Algiers.
Ghardaia is in the UNESCO World Heritage region of the M’Zab valley. You will transfer to your hotel and if time is available to explore the markets and architecture which is unique to this region.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star | Local guesthouse or hotel

7
Full Day in M'zab Valley - El Attefu - Bon Noura - Ghardaia
Hillside town of Ghardaia

Hillside town of Ghardaia


Step back into time as you enjoy the local customs and culture while visiting the historic cities and sites in the M’Zab valley. Explore the traditional markets, enjoy the lively atmosphere and lively colors, and fascinating architecture which is unique to this region. Wind your way through the narrow streets, historic religious monuments, and natural beauty.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star | Local guesthouse or hotel

8
Full Day in M'zab Valley - El Attefu, - Bon Noura - Ghardaia
Spend the day relaxing in the Oasis or go out for more exploring in this culturally rich region.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star | Local guesthouse or hotel

9
Ghardaia - Algiers
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kasbah in Algiers

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kasbah in Algiers | Paebi [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


You will take a flight to Algiers depending on your arrival time you will take a city tour in Algiers including the historic Kasbah. In the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah you will wind through the narrow streets, see local artisans, take in the beautiful views of the sea, and explore historic sites. If you have time left in the day visit the Bardo Museum or the Museum of Archaeology and Islamic Art.

Accommodation Options: 3, 4, 5-star

10
Departure - 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.