Algiers: Balcony of Africa & Constantine

5 Days/4 Nights


Starting in the lively capital of Algiers you explore its fascinating historic quarter – the casbah – You then travel to the ‘city of bridges’, Constantine, with its dramatic location above the Rhumel Gorge – then visit the well preserved Roman ruins of Tipasa and Cherchell.

  • 5 Days/4 Nights

  • Price on request

Algeria tour highlights

Algiers – Constantine – Tipasa – Cherchell

  • Discover famous and atmospheric Casbah in Algiers (UNESCO)

  • Visit the basilica of “Notre Dame d’Afrique” and enjoy a great panoramic view of the city and the bay of Algiers

  • Visit the Martyrs’ Memorial located on the hills overlooking Algiers and is often considered to be one of the best places to visit in Algeria

  • Have tea at El Djazair ex Saint-George hotel, built on a former Arab-Ottoman palace and surrounded by a lush Botanical Garden, the hotel is one of the jewels of the national cultural heritage.

  • Enjoy a tour of the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts located in Liberty Park, which is the oldest museum in Algeria. It covers the history of art in Algeria for 2500 years

  • Discover the remains of Roman ruins in the port town of Cherchell and visit the museum that stores precious ancient sculptures and mosaics

  • Explore Tipasa, one of the vast ancient Roman ruins facing the Mediterranean Sea and the tomb of the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania (It’s Cleopatra’s daughter’s tomb)


Arrive in Algiers, transfer to your hotel (20 minutes by car). Walk with your guide to explore the
surroundings of your hotel located in the center of town. (No meal included). Overnight in Algiers.

One-day trip to Algiers. Departure from the hotel at 8:30 am for a day tour of the capital, “Algiers la Blanche”. We start the visit by the Casbah (classified as a World Heritage Site), the Citadel, the residence of Dey in the upper Casbah, then crossing walk through the narrow streets, stop at artisans, the house-museum of the heroes of the “Battle of Algiers” (1957), the Ketchaoua mosque (outside), the Pasha palace built-in 1798 in the lower Casbah, is an exceptional architectural wealth. It houses the museum of miniature, illumination, and calligraphy and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (domestic life, housing, clothing …).

Continuation to the basilica of “Notre Dame d’Afrique”, a great panorama of the city and the bay. Then departure for lunch either at the Casbah in a guest house or in a restaurant in the modern quarter of the capital around the “Grande Poste” (neo-Moorish architecture), the most emblematic monument of Algiers.

In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts located in Liberty Park, which is the oldest museum in Algeria. It covers the history of art in Algeria for 2500 years, then the Bardo museum (a former residence built in the 18th century) and the Moorish villa- a museum of prehistory and ethnography.

Continuation of the visit to the Monument dedicated to the martyrs of the Algerian revolution (1954-1962), and nearby the army museum which traces the history of the country from the Numidian era to the present day. If time permits, before returning to the hotel, stop at the El Djazair ex Saint Georges hotel for a tea break on the terrace overlooking its botanical garden, dinner, and overnight in Algiers. (B, L, D)

In the morning transfer to the airport to take your flight to Constantine, Capital of the East of the country. Just arrival in this atypical city, a fortress built on the edge of a canyon, and famous for its cliffs and bridges. Meeting with copper craftsmen (brassware being the local specialty), visit of the Cirta museum and the Bey Palace with its recently renovated gardens (1835), and visit of the oldest bridge “El Kantara. Crossing the Sidi M’Cid suspension bridge, visit the monument dedicated to the Constantine fighters (Christians, Jews and Muslims) who died during the 1st World War, and the Emir Abdelkader mosque, an architectural gem. Lunch, and continue the visit in the Historic Sites, meeting with copper craftsmen (brassware being the local specialty) and transfer to your hotel, dinner and overnight in Constantine.         (B, L, D)

One-day excursion to Cherchell-Tipasa: After breakfast, depart at 8.30 a.m. to Cherchell, 100 km west of Algiers, ancient Cesarea, was founded in the fourth century BC by the Phoenicians and from 40 AD, it was the capital of the Roman province of Mauretania Caesarean section, which extends to the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the museum and a part of the ruins. Continue to Tipasa, a Roman city by the sea 70 km west of Algiers, the Phoenicians founded a counter to the fifth century BC. The city experienced its rise as the Numidian king Juba II and becomes Caesaria (current Cherchell) one of the centers of Greco-Roman culture in North Africa. After the lunch (fish meal), visit the museum and walk in the archaeological park classified as world heritage by Unesco: amphitheater, theater, large basilica … and among the ancient tombs, a stele has been erected in memory of Albert Camus, philosopher, and Nobel laureate, born in Algeria who dedicated admirable pages to Tipasa “Noces” (Wedding).

Return to Algiers, stop on the road to visit the Mausoleum Royal Mauretania (some historians believe that this is a royal mausoleum built by King Juba II who reigned from 25 BC. to 23 AD. and his wife, Queen Cleopatra Selene), dinner and overnight in Algiers. (B, L, D)

Your trip ends today. After breakfast, check-out, and transfer to Houari Boumediene International Airport 3 hours before the time of the departure flight. (B)

We wish you a pleasant flight!

Accommodation in Algiers – Hôtel Des Beaux-Arts, 3*

Beaux-Arts style hotel in Algiers, is an excellent choice for a stay in the District of Algiers Centre

A restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a café are available at this non-smoking hotel. Free buffet breakfast is offered, as well as free Wi-Fi in public areas, and reception. Other amenities include coffee/tea in public areas, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Hotel Des Beaux Arts has 22 rooms accessible through outdoor corridors and including mini bars with some free items and a safe. These rooms feature individual décor and furnishings and include desks. Select Comfort mattress and top-quality bedding. A 32-inch plasma TV offers themed satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower/tub combination with a jetted tub, rainfall showerhead, and hydromassage showerhead, free toiletries are available. This Algiers hotel offers free Wi-Fi. In addition, the rooms have mineral water (free) and blackout curtains. Hypoallergenic bedding and hairdryers are available on request. Maid service is provided daily.

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French, and Spanish

Accommodation in Algiers – Hotel El-Aurassi, 5*

Hotel El Aurassi: a luxury, unforgettable, and inimitable hotel

Hotel El Aurassi has 414 rooms, 30 suites, and 8 executive suites richly appointed and in which harmony meets elegance in an intimate and serene setting.
Your stay will be presented to you in a setting of exceptional services where the emphasis is on a service of absolute discretion and in anticipation of your every need and desire.

12 luxury boutiques at the service of the hotel’s customers and the promotion of quality products

On level “D” of the Hotel El Aurassi, is the shopping arcade, a set of shops where shopping will be more than a hobby, a delight.

Nothing better to afford high-end products and major global brands. A dozen stores are ready to welcome you and meet your expectations. Perfumery among the best brands in the world, finely made handicraft products, clothing for men and women of great couturiers, or goldsmith shops or luxury watch brands, everything is at the disposal of a refined and demanding clientele.

Accommodation in C0nstantine – Protea Hotel by Mariott 4*

Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine is s a 4-star accommodation with 6 floor and 72 room. The hotel is located a 12-minute walk from the Pont Sidi Rached (bridge) and 2 km from Gare de Constantine train station. Spacious rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

The 4-star hotel offers well-appointed rooms; furnished to accommodate the requirements of business travelers, families and couples looking to explore historic city of Constantine. The hotel restaurant offers a comfortable dining experience with panoramic city views.

This modern downtown hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Place des Martyrs square, a 12-minute walk from the Cirta Museum and 3 km from the Emir Abdelkader Mosque. Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport is less than a 20-minute drive from the hotel.


Fitness Center
Meeting Space
Dry Cleaning Service
Room Service
Wake up Calls
24 Hour Room Service
Daily Housekeeping


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  • All meals

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  • English speaking local guide

  • Entrance fees

Not Included

  • International Flight(s)

  • Extra services in hotels such as phone calls, laundry, and room service…Etc.

  • Personal spending

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