Tunis to Palermo Ferry
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Cheap Tunis to Palermo prices
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Based on bookings travelling this week with a car.
Getting the best price for your Tunis to Palermo ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Tunis to Palermo. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Tunis to Palermo route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Tunis to Palermo ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Tunis to Palermo is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
The capital, Tunis, reflects the country's rich diversity. Its French colonial past is still evident across the city and the country, as it only gained independence in 1956. The most notable evidence is the cuisine, with its blend of sophisticated French styles and Arab spices.
The city of Tunis also contains the remains of what was Roman Carthage, while the Roman ruins at Dougga and El Jem are some of the finest in Africa.
Tunis is home to 1 in 10 of the country's population, combining a modern, European-style city of tree-lined promenades with a vibrant, atmospheric medina listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Other Tunis attractions include the Zitouna Mosque (Great Mosque), the largest in Tunisia, or the National Bardo Museum, which houses one of the world's greatest collections of Roman mosaics. Another popular attraction is the National Museum of Carthage.
Palermo has been the capital of Sicily since long before the Ancient Greeks. It reached its cultural height during the Arab occupation, when it became known for the high quality of its mosques and palaces and their vibrant gardens, many of which are still worth a visit today. Today, it is also the home of several important wine makers.
17 Oct 2016Bad experience
Check in desk was closed 2 hrs prior departure and i missed the ferry
Review by F.touazni
21 Aug 2015Staff and boat ok, but ...
The problem was not the staff but the passengers, people where sleeping and eating everywhere on the boat ...
Review by Anon
22 Aug 2014Family Ferry Misfortune
We had a cabin, overnight, on the way there which worked fine. On the way back we had a day trip, so we didn't think we needed a cabin but we should have got one. The ship had originated from Rome and was packed and disgusting. The toilets were blocked and everything was filthy. Allowing passengers to turn the decks into open sleeping areas is not professional. It was over-crowded and my wife said it felt like we were all refugees. On the way back I tried to upgrade to a cabin. They were available but the system could not recognize my ticket number and therefore not process the upgrade so we were stuck.
Review by Chris Shinn
30 Dec 2013Refugee boat
Overcrowded, hours late, nowhere to sit, everyone sleeping on floors, tables & stairs. The food was horrible and expensive, toilets were filthy, cars and lorries overloaded and parked in any direction it was murder trying to get off this boat. I'm disabled, I tried to get off and get my car off but wasn't allowed! No body should have to travel like this in the 21 century.
Review by Disabled
12 Feb 2013A bumpy ride
We were glad we reserved a cabin and didn't have to compete for couch or floor space with the many Tunisian laborers on this ship. The rough seas couldn't be avoided and the crew was very professional. Only complaint was being forced to wait for 45 minutes in the immigration line for non italian passports. They finally realized we were from the USA and not North Africa and sent us to the fast EU line. Our passports were checked 5 times during embarkation and someone should have informed us about the arrival process. The additional delay caused a bit of a problem for our vacation since the boat arrived 2 hours late.
Review by Anon
Tunis to Palermo Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Tunis to Palermo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Tunis to Palermo take?
The average journey time by ferry between Tunis to Palermo is 13 hrs 39 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Tunis to Palermo travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Tunis to Palermo is 12 hrs 30 min, with Grimaldi Lines.
What time does the first ferry from Tunis to Palermo leave?
The first ferry from Tunis to Palermo leaves at 03:00 with Grimaldi Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Tunis to Palermo leave?
The last ferry from Tunis to Palermo leaves at 23:00 with Grandi Navi Veloci. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Tunis to Palermo?
Ferries travelling from Tunis to Palermo are operated by Grandi Navi Veloci and Grimaldi Lines.
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