Who are we?
Galaxy Tours is the leader in Tunisia-specific Star Wars franchise research and the only company fundamentally dedicated to Star Wars tourism in Tunisia. Founded by three brothers, Galaxy Tours is a cohort of team members, guides, facilitators, and collaborators from the USA, Tunisia, and Europe. Ranging from Star Wars superfans to franchise newcomers and everything in between, our strength is rooted in our diversity of nationalities, life experiences/goals, teaming networks, customized skills, and professional backgrounds.
Star Wars tourism remains one of Tunisia’s untapped national treasures. Located in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia is inextricably linked to the genesis of the Star Wars universe and distinguished as the country with the second most number of unique Star Wars film sites (12 total). Spread across more than some 500 kilometers of diverse geography and climate in southern Tunisia, the sites were collectively used to film a myriad of iconic Tatooine scenes in four of the Skywalker saga live-action movies: A New Hope, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Separate third-party footage from Tunisia was utilized in the live-action series The Mandalorian (Chapter 5: “The Gunslinger”).
Tunisian architecture, landscape, and names/references are ubiquitous in Star Wars canon. Fictional Tatooine in many respects is a direct reflection of Tunisia. No other real-world destination offers the same level of organic immersion into the Star Wars universe. Beyond the franchise connection, Star Wars locations in the country are innately visit-worthy due to their inherent value as essential Tunisian cultural landmarks.
What do we do?
Galaxy Tours connects off-the-beaten-path travelers (seeking alternate/adventure destinations) to Star Wars tourism in Tunisia, the real-world home to fictional Tatooine and the Skywalker origin stories. We create authoritatively immersive day trip experiences and multi-day excursions to all Star Wars locations in Tunisia via our exclusive tour packages, anchored to our network of specialized Tunisian guides and international subject matter experts.
Exact set, scene, and sequence locations at each Star Wars film site in Tunisia matched with franchise production details, original discoveries, unparalleled behind-the-scenes insight, and in-depth historical context embody the Galaxy Tours difference. Our trailblazing pursuit to uncover Lucasfilm location scout activity distinguishes our tours as the first to incorporate verified Star Wars recce sites in Tunisia. All itinerary destinations are linked to Star Wars franchise activity, with the exception of two distinct Indiana Jones film sites as must-see bonus locations.
Catered to cinema fans and cultural heritage enthusiasts alike, we share unrivaled research and original analysis specific to the history of Star Wars filming in Tunisia. We introduce the global Star Wars community to otherwise unknown Star Wars personalities through our efforts to discover/promote Tunisian extras/crew members who directly contributed to Star Wars franchise production in 1976, 1997, and 2000. We engage Tunisian and international stakeholders to preserve/restore the Star Wars locations in the country as historical landmarks of worldwide cultural value. We partner with Tunisian companies/organizations to facilitate enduring economic gains—rooted in sustainable tourism—for local communities and tourism industry professionals.