Day 7Day of leisure or optional tours to the Bardo Museum, the US war cemetery etc. (B L D)Day 8Return flight to UK. (B)
Tour Dates:12th - 19th MayTour Price:TBCSingle Supplement:TBCDeposit per person:£ 250Price includes:Flights from the UK5 Star hotelsAll meals as stated on the itineraryAll entrance feesBattlefield Guide
Day 1Flight from the UK to Tunis. Upon arrival we will be escorted to our hotel in Tunis and which will be our base for the whole tour.Day 2Today we drive to Tarbarka War Cemetery then follow the route of “Bladeforce” a mixed British and US unit as they advanced on Tunis in late November 1942. Stopping at Djebel Aboid, Sedjenine, Green Hill and Bald Hill where the advance was stopped by German paratroopers. Overnight in Tunis (B L D)Day 3Today we make our way to the important crossroads and bridge at Beja, stopping at Oued Zarga and Beja war cemeteries as we pass. We then head north through Hunts Gap to Sidi Nsir and the site of the Hampshire Regiments fight against Tiger tanks.We then make our to Tebourba to examine the December 1942 fighting there. Overnight in Tunis (B L D)Day 4Visits to four times fought over village of Bou Arada where the Irish Brigade would add to their list of Battle Honours, Banana Ridge, Fort Macgregor and the vast expanse of the Goubellat Plain where Yeomanry regiments would charge German tanks. Overnight in Tunis (B L D)Day 5Today we visit Medjez el Bab War Cemetery and the Memorial to the Missing. Follow the road to Medjez, Hideous and the much fought over Longstop Hill captured in dramatic style by the Guards in April 1943. Then to Djebel Bou Akaz where John Kenneally won his Victoria Cross. We move on then to the site where Tiger 131, the famous Bovington Tiger tank was captured. Down to Pete’s Corner, Cactus Farm and finishing the day at Massicault War Cemetery. Overnight in Tunis (B L D)Day 6Tour of Tunis and Carthage, home of Hannibal and his Legions, destroyed by the Romans after the Battle of Zama. (B L D)
No sooner had the 8th Army achieved their great victory at El Alamein in November 1942, the British 1st Army landed in North Africa. Their initial successes surprised everyone, which brought them almost to Tunis. However, the Germans fought desperately to hold and then throw back the advancing 1st Army. The introduction of the dreaded Tiger tank for the first and only time in North Africa and thousands of troops showed how desperate the Germans were to hold onto Tunisia. Follow in the footsteps of the 1st Army as they fought at such places as Two Tree Hill, Longstop, Sidi Nsir, Medjez el Bab, and Steamroller Farm and onto Tunis itself. Northern Tunisia is one of the most beautiful of places to visit in North Africa and a photographer’s paradise.