La Goulette is the cruise port used by travelers going to Tunis, which is located roughly 7-8 miles away and linked by the TGM Railway. Tunis is the capital and largest city of Tunisia, which has developed into a burgeoning metropolis without losing its historical mystique. Located east of Tunisia, between Lake Tunis and the Gulf of Tunis, La Goulette is a charming town also teeming with a fascinating culture to uncover. Once a popular summer getaway destination in the 19th century, La Goulette earned the nickname “La Petite Sicile,” or “Little Sicily.” You'll find quiet, enriching towns with stunning architecture at La Goulette.
Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, and Silversea are the cruise lines with sailings that go to La Goulette. April - May is a great time to visit La Goulette.
American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all cruises. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next cruise!
The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes La Goulette (Tunis). Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to La Goulette (Tunis). Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit La Goulette (Tunis):
These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.
Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.
These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.
On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in La Goulette, along with a brief description:
♦ Carthage Ruins
Formerly a powerful Phoenician city before getting destroyed during the Punic Wars, Carthage is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site well worth exploring. Although most of the former trading empire is no longer intact, you'll have a chance to witness marble rubble and ancient columns from a city founded in the 9th century B.C. Home to the National Museum of Carthage and scenic views of the harbor, Byrsa Hill is a great place to learn more about Carthage.
♦ Bardo Museum
The National Bardo Museum boasts one of the world's most illustrious collections of mosaic art, spanning back to the beginning of the 20th century. Many of these Roman mosaics were discovered during excavations from archeological sites such as Carthage, Hadrumetum, Dougga, and Utica. Adding to its allure, the Bardo Museum is located in an extravagant beylical palace dating back to the late 1800s.
♦ Sidi Bou Said
Located in Northern Tunisia, Sidi Bou Said is a gorgeous town near La Goulette. Admire the distinct white-and-blue color scheme while strolling the cobbled streets, where shops and alfresco cafes are plentiful. The picturesque setting is also an art lover's paradise, as it's full of many gripping galleries. Reachable by the TGM train, Sidi Bou Said is an easily accessible detour to make during your trip to La Goulette.
Average monthly high and low temperatures. Values are in Fahrenheit (switch to Celsius):
Total per month. Values are in inches (switch to millimeters):
Days of precipitation per month:
The information above is provided for informational purposes only. Monthly statistics are based on the most recent instance of that month. Weather is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. The data is provided by a third-party and we accept no liability regarding its accuracy.