A journey back in time between the green Atlas Mountains and the crystal clear Mediterranean coast, in ancient Mauretania and Numidia, discovering two of the most beautiful and interesting Roman provinces in Africa, among archaeological remains of extraordinary beauty, where it is still possible to walk alone among the ruins.
Algeria’s Roman sites, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are no match for the more famous ones in Libya. On this itinerary, we will discover the buildings of Djemila ‘the beautiful’, the ruins of Timgad, a colony founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 A.D. and Lambesi, the former home of Legio III Augusta. On the coast, the archaeological sites of Tipaza and Caesarea, which preserve splendid mosaic villas overlooking the waters of the Mediterranean, and Algiers, with its beautiful colonial palaces on the harbour and the lively streets of the Kasbah with whitewashed houses.
Day 1 : Saturday, 07 October 2023
Outward flight/Algiers (ALG)
Arrival in Algiers, welcome.
Day 2 : Sunday, 08 October 2023
The arena and museum of Cherchell, the vestiges of Tipaza overlooking the sea, the mysterious “Tomb of the Christian”.
Day 3 : Monday 09 October 2023
The mosaics and the unforgettable archaeological site of Djemila, surrounded by fertile hills.
Day 4 : Tuesday 10 October 2023
The site of Tiddis and the incredible suspension bridges of Constantine.
Day 5 : Wednesday 11 October 2023
The Praetorium of Lambese, the Roman city of Timgad and the Numidian Medracen.
Day 6 : Thursday, 12 October 2023
The sites of Tibilis and Guelma, and the limestone waterfall of Hammam Debagh
Day 7 : Friday, 13 October 2023
The site of Hippo, the Basilica of St Augustine and the views of Cap de Garde.
Day 8 : Saturday 14 October 2023
The kasbah, gardens and the elegant waterfront of Algiers.
Day 9 : Sunday 15 October 2023
Algiers (ALG)/Flight home