Tunisia Dunes

Treasures of Tunisia

Tunisia is a country of stunning contrasts—and surprises—whose mélange of influences and cultures is immediately intoxicating. Its landscapes range from southern desert expanses to verdant farmland up north, and attractions are as varied as archaeological sites, postcard-perfect seaside villages and a buzzing contemporary scene in Tunis—juxtaposed with one of the world’s oldest Medinas. It has some of the most well-preserved Roman and Phoenician ruins of antiquity, forever memorialized in epic poems like The Iliad and The Aeneid— including Carthage. On this inaugural Tunisia journey, led by your host and Indagare founder, Melissa Biggs Bradley, explore bustling Tunis and head south to Tozeur, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Tunisia is often compared to Morocco before it became a mainstream travel destination, and you will explore behind the scenes and meet the locals who will make both past and present come vividly to life.

What to Expect

Highlights of this itinerary include:

  • Be part of the very first Indagare Insider Journey to Tunisia, and experience what it’s like to “scout” an emerging travel destination with Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, as you uncover new discoveries and forge local connections.
  • Enjoy an expert-led walking tour of Carthage, one of the classical world’s most mythical cities. The excavation work at this stunning open-air museum is simply breathtaking.
  • Explore Tunis’ historic Medina (one of the oldest in this part of the world) and observe artisans at work—then shop the souks for local treasures and crafts and explore the contemporary scene of Tunis, including art galleries and boutiques run by a new generation of creatives.
  • Take a walking tour and catch the sunset in Sidi Bou Saïd, the photogenic blue-and-white hilltop village, with expansive sea views, that drew artists like Paul Klee and fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, whose former home you will get to visit.
  • Spend adventurous days in the Sahara, including visiting one of the original movie sets of Star Wars, and hiking to a desert oasis.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and can help plan custom trip extensions in Tunisia, France or beyond (with the purchase of Indagare membership). Plus: You’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

  • When
    March 25 – April 1, 2023
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Foodies , Intellectuals , Trailblazers

This Journey's Host


After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels and has scouted extensively in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, was released in the fall of 2021. This September, Melissa was named host of a new radio show and podcast on SiriusXM, Passport to Everywhere.

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    March 25 – April 1, 2023
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 16 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • All accommodations as detailed in the itinerary. Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers to and from the hotel with VIP airport assistance
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert guides and drivers, as indicated in the itinerary, including your host, Melissa Biggs Bradley, and the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • All gratuities
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical services for the duration of the trip


  • Air transportation to/from Tunisia and any Visa fees
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses, including any Covid testing fees
  • Trip insurance and medical insurance (highly recommended; please contact us if you would like to see quotes)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
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