The Gems of Tunisia

Special to Passport to Travel Magazine

photo: Stephen Smith

Tunisia – Since the turn of the twentieth century, moneyed Europeans arrived to the dreamy landscape of Tunisia in search of sandy beaches, azure waters and ancient cities where tall tales of Sinbad and Ali Baba were spun.

Hailed as a filmmaker’s backdrop to such movies as The English Patient, The Life of Brian and Star Wars, now more than ever Canadians are making their way to North Africa’s most northerly tip for sun, relaxation and romantic nostalgia, all hallmarks that translate into a vacationer’s paradise. Thanks to affordable travel packages from tour operators like Holiday House, an 8-day stay starts from $299 with airfare and day

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