Overall, I enjoyed the trip very much. I chose to go because it was an opportunity to see some of Tunisia as much as for the Roman and other ruins. (I am not a specialist in this area.)
Apart from the places we visited and the opportunity to see the towns, cities, countryside and to meet some of the people, I think the factor that contributed most to the success of the trip was our guide, Rafik. He showed a very good knowledge of the sites, as well as the country as a whole, and was willing to discuss issues, engage in debate and answer questions on a wide range of topics. He did all this with good humour. In addition, and importantly, he provided essential day to day information and advice necessary for travellers on what was at most time a quite full schedule. He also attended quietly in individual travellers’ needs on a number of occasions. Our driver, Mohamed Ali, was also excellent – calm, competent and apparently unflappable.
Accommodation was quite satisfactory (in most cases more than satisfactory for my needs).
For me, the whole trip was a highlight, but perhaps the trip through the countryside from Djerba through Tataouine and the troglodyte villages and the Matmata plateau to Gafsa deserves special mention. But I could also mention El Jem, Hadrian’s aqueduct on the way to Oudhna, and others.