Roman Cities of Algeria

Theme: Art

Activity organised by
approved guide

You will discover

  • Alger
  • Alger
  • Alger Centre
  • Algérie
  • Cherchell
  • Djemila
  • Guelma
  • Sétif
  • Timgad
  • Tipasa
  • Tipaza
  • Wilaya de Batna
From:
1687.50 €
per person

Book your place

  • Alger, Algérie

  • 1

    Tipasa, Algérie

  • 2

    Cherchell, Tipaza, Algérie

  • 3

    Djemila, Sétif, Algérie

  • 4

    Timgad, Wilaya de Batna, Algérie

  • 5

    Guelma, Algérie

  • Alger Centre, Alger, Algérie

Schedule

Day
Arrive in

An exceptional tour of 12 days filled with culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious Roman cities of Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this the planned itinerary to enjoy a variety of visits, free time and fulfilling experiences.  Contact for details. 

Day 1
Arrive in Day 1

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 2
Arrive in Day 2

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 3
Arrive in Day 3

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 4
Arrive in Day 4

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 5
Arrive in Day 5

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 6
Arrive in Day 6

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 7
Arrive in Day 7

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 8
Arrive in Day 8

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 9
Arrive in Day 9

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 10
Arrive in Day 10

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 11
Arrive in Day 11

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 12
Arrive in Day 12

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 13
Arrive in Day 13

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 14
Arrive in Day 14

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 15
Arrive in Day 15

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 16
Arrive in Day 16

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Day 17
Arrive in Day 17

An exceptional tour of 12 days rich in culture, history and archeology offers the discovery of prestigious roman cities life Tipasa, Cherchell, Djemila, Timgad, Guelma and Tiddis. Take advantage of this itinerary to enjoy a variety of visit, free time and rich meeting.

 

 

Day 1: Algiers, Basilica Notre Dame of Africa and large Avenues. 

Panoramic tour with local guide to learn and discover Algiers and its history through millenniums.

In order to understand better the construction of the city, you will discover the boulevard Front de mer (Front of sea) and the national theatre (1853), an architectural work of French Architect CHASSERIAU who built it in neo-baroque style. Then visit the road BENM’HIDI (rue d’Isly) where situates the old building “le bon marché” becoming Museum of Modern Art.

Opposite it, you can also see the statue of Emir-Abdelkader (Stateman and State founder of Modern Algerian Nation).

Further the great square edified in 1910 with its Neo-Moresque style, you will admire the Clock Floral Park and the garden of Sofia Square overhanging the port of Algiers.

Lunch, then you will stop walking tour by the seafront and the basilica of Notre Dame of Africa (1872), a great architectural work built on an exceptional site dominating Algiers from the East to the West.

Dinner and night at Hotel Albert the 1st in front of Grand Post Office.

 

Day 2 : Algiers –Cherchell Tipasa- Cherchell Algiers Departure to Cherchell, the city of Cherchell is an ancient roman city named Caesarea (Césarée), otherwise say an ancient colony Phoenicia (Phénicienne) for sovereignMicipsa, son of Massinissa, it conserves today less archeological traces than Tipaza but possesses a museum of exceptional antique sculptures where the royal family of Juba reigning from 25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and became National Museum of Cherchell where you will discover many and various sculptures like the buste of King Juba II on the left, the sculptures of Séléna, his wife, and Cleopatra.

The Square of Martyrs, the old square of esplanade in roman style decorated with a roman fountain whose the original one is situated at museum. It is surrounded with a magnificent plantation of Bellombras (original subtropical tree) and multiple fragments of antiques pieces.

From seaside, it is marked by a coast road where you can stroll to enjoy a beautiful landscape.

Direction to Tipasa (a city well known for its roman archeological traces).                       Lunch fish and stroll at the old port. Visit the ancient city situated in the west hill, the theatre, the circus, the thermal bath, etc. The archaeological site of Tipasa is classified in World Heritage List.
Numerous ancient Punic, Roman, Christian and African traces prove the archeological wealth in its region. Albert Camus wrote in his work « Noces » in 1939. 
On the way back, you will stop at the gracestone of Queen Séléna, wife of Juba II (the real date of construction and function of this historical monument is not exact). About the date, it is mentioned in a text of one roman author, Pomponius Méla, dated the years 40 A.D. the period where the kingdom Mauritania was joined by Rome. Some historians think that it is a royal mausoleum constructed by the King  Juba II governing from  25 B.C. to 23 A.D. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Séléné. Dinner and night at Hotel Albert 1st.

Day 3: Alger-Batna – Timgad – Lambèse  420 km  
Breakfast. Departure to Batna. We cross succesively the gorge Lakhdaria and high plain at the south of Sétif on along the Far East side of the Hodna mountains. Distanctly you can see the northern part of the Aures.
Arrival at the end of the morning. Installation at Hotel, Lunch and direction to roman ruins of Timgad : a roman city, which takes the name of Thamugadi (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi) in antiquity, was founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 and with the status of colony.
This is the latest deduction Roman colony in Africa. Built with temples, baths, the forum and its great theater.
On the way back to the hotel, we will make a brief tour of what remains of Lambèse (Lambaesis), Heart of Roman military presence in Africa and the former headquarters of the 3rd legion of Augustus under Trajan.
The small town of Tazoult is also known for its penitentiary built in 1850 which helped a lot to the discovery of the ancient city, but also a major obstacle to a thorough study of its remains, the gradual destruction because of the penitentiary, and the colonial village the current urban area made it difficult for a site conservation Lambèse. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight hotel Salim.

Day 4 : Batna- Khenchela-Tébessa 220 km    
Breakfast. Departure to Tebessa via Khenchela. Arrival at the El Amir, lunch and tour of the city of Tebessa. In ancient times, the Roman city Thevest served as a garrison for the Third legion Auguste. Roman remains are now the main attraction of the city. The ancient Byzantine walls belt agglomeration. The Arc of the triumph of Caracalla, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of Minerva, the Amphitheatre, the ruins of the basilica St Crispina, Byzantine walls and the Archaeological Museum. Dinner and overnight at El Amir.

Day 5 : Tébessa – Madaure- (Souk Ahras) -Khemissa-ANNABA 250 km
Breakfast and direct to M'Daourouche (Madauros) old Numidian Syphax city of 3rd B.C. and kingdom of Massinissa, it was then established as an important Roman colony between the years 69 and 75 A.D. under the emperor Vespasian. High place of thought and scientific and cultural influence, homeland of famous novelist Apuleius (author of the Golden Ass) and Latin grammarian Maxime. Augustine studied there until age of 15 years. Visit the ancient city. Picnic lunch. Continue to Annaba. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : A day in Hippo Regius     
After breakfast, walking tour in the old town in one direction and the other in the path of the revolution (Bertagna) and its small garden and shady aisle and for pedestrians, theater, the City Hall, Square d'Armes.

Departure by coach for Ras Al Hamra (Cap de Garde), the tip of the Corniche Annaba coquette.

After lunch at the Caravan Restarant, continue towards the site of Hippo Regius (or Hippo) which was first a Carthaginian colony and then the residence of Numidian kings and Roman municipality under Augustus. It would then be occupied by the Vandals and Byzantines, and finally by the Arabs in the tenth century until the end of the Fatimid period. The city had as bishop of Saint Augustine 396-430 A.D. Hippo, Augustine Episcopal seat.

Visit the Basilica of Peace at Hippo, baptistery, theater, forum, baths and Museum, then the modern Basilica of St. Augustine with its Arab-Moorish style but also Byzantine and Roman. It was built by the Christian community in Africa and inaugurated on March 29, 1909. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Majestic.

Day 7: Guelma - Anouna - Constantine 160 km      
After breakfast, visit and explore the ancient city of Galama. Roman Theatre, built in 201. It is based on a foundation pads adorned with stone. It is due to euergetism (charitable) some Annia Aelia Restituta, daughter of a wealthy and powerful families of the time, she spent a fortune for the pleasure of his fellow citizens.                              It is reconstituted between 1902 and 1918. The theater also houses the Roman museum of the city of Guelma, which contains important collections of coins, objects, bronzes and statues. Then we will go to Hammam Chellala or Debagh, or (Meskhoutine according to legend). The water temperature of Hammam Meskhoutine is exceeded at global level by the geysers of Iceland. Its therapeutic properties were appreciated by the Romans who called this place Aqua Tibatanae. Lunch.
Then, a few miles away, discover the site of Thibilis (Announa): Roman site of 10 ha. You can see the triumphal arch, the forum, the Capitol and several Christian basilicas. Site located in a pleasant green setting. Thibilis is also the birthplace of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monica. It is an old Libyan center that has seen an administrative evolution beginning with a subdivision be dependent colony of Cirta. Road to Constantine. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 : Constantine – Tiddis , 156 km

Breakfast and visit of Constantine, suspension bridge city or town eagles, is certainly one of the standby cities worldwide. Arrival at the hotel Cirta and go for a walk through the alleys of the old town (Kasbah), which is a real foray into the history of Constantine, gorges and beautiful panoramas Rhummel offered the old war memorial and suspension bridges.

After lunch Platanes direction Tiddis, located 28 kilometers northwest of Constantine and only 7 km from the RN27 leading to the wilaya of Mila (Milev) Tiddis is an authentic Berber website edited by Roman civilization and furnished according to their system of urbanization. Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum), which once depended on Cirta still retains Libyan inscriptions and symbols on Berber pottery.

The Tiddis site that has not been the subject of serious study by the archaeological services of interest to many foreigners from Europe, America and even Australia to scout a place to priceless historic and tourist attractions which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The most important excavations were carried out on the far side. This is where the statues that had been identified whose inscriptions left suspecting the existence of a forum. The monuments, built on the slope, are arranged on several terraces and served by a path that winds its way up. Return to Constantine in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Cirta.

Day 9: Constantine-Djemila-Sétif 120 km       
Departure to the archaeological park of "Djemila" classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Formerly Cuicul, this ancient Roman colony founded in the reign of Nerva (96-98 AD) bears an exceptional testimony to a vanished civilization. This is one of the finest ensembles of Roman ruins in the world. Archaeological remains, the well integrated and the environmental framework Roman urban plan are the resources that represent the values ​​assigned to the site (we will discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Baths, the Christian Basilica and the museum and its magnificent paintings mosaics). Pic nic lunch on-site and continue to Setif. Free time to stroll in the town center with its wide shopping streets and its famous fountain "Ain El Fouara" symbol of the city. "Drink of its water and you will return" as the saying goes. Its fresh water in summer and warm in winter, will reinforce health and well-being. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rabie.

Day 10: Sétif – Alger - 280 Km
Reach Algiers by the highway. Arrive at lunchtime to the fishery, free time in downtown for shopping.


Day 11: Alger - La Casbah, mythique city
Visit to Kasbah which is of historical and cultural nature, particularly through the architectural genius of this legendary citadel with six doors and eighteen mosques. Alger was born in the Casbah, the history of this ancient Medina was rich and eventful; often the victim of conflicts that illustrate the different periods, including the Turkish and Spanish, between the 15th and 17th century. It is also a legacy that is an urban complex, unique in its kind that has inspired poets, writers, painters and architects, in 1992 she finished the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Two hour tour around. It addresses by the city (Bab J'did) leading to the palace of the citadel Dar Essoultan where took place the episode of the range which was the pretext for the French colonization. According to our or our decent mounted inside the fortress, the guide will introduce you to the palace of the Bey, built by Khair-Eddin Barbarossa in the 16th century, the walls of the upper town of 12 m, the numerous alleys with many dead ends.
You will taste a tea on the terrace of a traditional house of the Kasbah, with unobstructed view on the Bay of Algiers. Further down the Ketchaoua mosque surprising building by the mixture of Roman-Byzantine and Turkish-Arabic styles, Ketchaoua mosque was the center of a lively area between the citadel and the harbor of Algiers. Witness and memory of the Algiers history, it tells the Barbarossa brothers, the deys Ottoman and colonial period devoted to Christian worship in 1832, and finally his return to Islam after independence of Algeria in 1962.
Lunch in the restaurant Arc-en-Ciel, in front of the former Place Bugeaud. Then we will go to St Raphael balcony that offers the most beautiful panoramic view of Algiers and we will finish the visit of the Kasbah by the Palace of Rais 16th/19th century also called Bastion 23, now ''Art and Culture Centre of Palace of Rais '', one of the last witnesses that demonstrate physically the extension of the Medina of Algiers to the sea in the Ottoman period. In 1993 the monument was restored to the public after five years of restoration work, who restored the Palace to its former glory, dined and night Albert 1er

Day 12 : The Botanical Garden of Hamma, Lunch and Visit
Morning free for shopping, lunch at the Botanical Garden, then visit the Hamma in Algiers, a lush garden, a true ecological gem, which extends in an amphitheater at the foot of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, the street Mohamed Belouizdad to rue Hassiba Ben Bouali on 32 acres, then go up to the sanctuary "Riadh El Feth", perched on the east hill of Algiers. Magnificent panorama admiration. Transfer to the airport for flight.

 

 

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

 

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

 

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

 

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

 

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

 

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Theme

  • Art

Additional Information

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Tariff details

Price includes

Antique Tour in Algeria, include :

Assistance at the airport by our team in Algiers

Transfers Airport/Hotel in Algiers/Airport.

Reservation of 11 nights Hotel 3*** and 4****

Accommodation in double Room

Full Board

Visits, sites and museum entries mentioned in programme

Air Conditioned Coach in all comfort + driver during the whole tour in Algeria

Tour Guide during the whole tour in Algeria

Programmed visit

* The price of the trip to Algiers is based on 16 people Minimum and on promos flights, subject to availability and change rates (fuel increase, Airport Taxes...)

 

Not included

The price of this cultural trip to Algeria does not include  :

The Flight international

The visa to be paid at the Consulate

Personal expenses

Supplement of single room : + 350 euros

Cancellation Repatriation and Multirisk Insurance 

Reviews

0 0
0 Reviews

Description

Duration: 17 Days 10 Hours 30 Minutes
Language: English
Suitable for Children:
Maximum number of participants: 15

More than 10724 certified tour guides

in over

More than 8000 guided tours

Tailor made or already prepared visits

You can choose!

Contact for free

Talk to your guides in order to prepare your visit!

Secure Payment

And no booking fees

Customer service

In 5 languages