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On a short break to Libya you will get a first impression of this fabulous country - that is just opening up to visitors. Tripoli, the oriental but cosmopolitan capital is on the itinerary as well as the Roman sites of Leptis Magna and Sabratha. Learn about the history of Libya in the National Museum on the Martyrs´ Square. Transfers and excursions are by air conditioned minibus and accommodation is in one of the best 3 star hotels in Tripoli.

Day 1: Arrival Day - Tripoli

Day 1: Arrival Day - Tripoli

Scheduled flight to Tripoli and transfer to your hotel in the centre of town. In the afternoon go with your local guide on a walking tour of the centre of Tripoli – get an impression of this fascinating city with its long and changing history. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2: National Museum - Sabratha - Old Medina

Day 2: National Museum - Sabratha - Old Medina

After breakfast visit the National Museum on the Martyrs´ Square, it houses the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world and gives an interesting insight into Tripolitania’s colourful past. After the visit to National Museum, join an excursion to Sabratha, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the coast not far from Tripoli. The whole site but the remains of the theatre and the museum in particular can only be described as stunning – but even superlatives cannot do Sabratha justice – it has to be seen. Return to Tripoli after a light lunch to visit the medina (old town) together with your guide in the afternoon. He will show you the different traders and craftsmen and has a few stories to tell about the medina as a centre for wheeling and dealing in Tripoli. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your hotel.

Day 3: Leptis Magna - Villa Sileen

Day 3: Leptis Magna - Villa Sileen

After breakfast we head for Leptis Magna - one of the most spectacular Roman sites along the Mediterranean coast. Let your guide explain how the Romans lived in this part of their empire and what their favourite pastimes were. Lunch in a local restaurant near the site and then we vsit Villa Sileen..

Villa Sileen

Nearby Leptis, is another treasure, but one much less visited. While Leptis is grand and overwhelming, the Villa Sileen is exquisite on a smaller and more personal scale. This was the private home of a wealthy family of Leptis Magna, perched – like a modern-day millionaire’s villa – spectacularly on a Mediterranean cliff. Inside the house, every single room is filled with gorgeous, detailed mosaics and frescoes. The artistry in its beauty and quantity must be experienced to be believed. Dinner in a local restaurant in Tripoli and overnight at your hotel.

The exterior of Villa Sileen

The exterior of Villa Sileen

The splendid summer house of Vlla Sileen

The splendid summer house of Vlla Sileen

Day 4: Tripoli - Departure Day

Today you can go back to the old town on your own to do some shopping for souvenirs –or just wander around to get enticed by the confusing array of streets and alleyways in the medina. Another option is to visit the former British and French embassies, meticulously restored buildings from the 17th and 18th century, with their peaceful gardens a haven of tranquillity in this bustling city. After a coffee break you will be transferred to Tripoli International Airport for your flight home.

Note: All museums are closed on Mondays


- 3 nights hotel accommodation in good Awal hotel or similar.
- Meals: Full board throughout
- Private vehicle, normally a saloon car for one or two people
- Accompanied by an experienced English speaking local guide. Your guide will look after you exclusively.
- Local driver for your vehicle, exclusively for your tour.
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites.
- Private guided transfer from and to airport.
- Guide's and driver's meals, accommodation where applicable.

Tour Price Does Not Include:

- Camera and video entrance fees to the sites and museums.
- Extra services in hotels such as phone calls, laundry and room service...Etc.
- Visa entry fee 125€.
- International ticket


Visa Requirements

Visas are required by all nationalities but are now available on arrival, although the authorisation must be organised in advance. In order to obtain a visa on arrival at the border, passport information must be forwarded to Sherwes Travel with booking details.

Important Note:

Visa applications may take up to 2 weeks to process, as Sherwes Travel has to seek authorisation from the Ministry of Interior in Libya. We regret, therefore, that we cannot accept bookings less than 2 weeks before the tour departure date. Once authorisation is obtained, the Libyan authorities issue a visa on arrival. Any passport that has an endorsement or a visa for Israel, either valid or expired, will not be accepted. Nor will immigration accept the passport of anyone who has travelled to Jordan or Egypt via Israel, even without gaining a stamp from the Israel/Jordan or Israel/Egypt border, as this implies entry via Israel.

Personal Expenses

You will need some extra money to cover any optional expenses, souvenirs and items of a personal nature such as laundry. Foreign Exchange Local Currency: Dinar. Recommended Currency: All money should be taken in EURO or USD cash only, preferably taken in new e 50 & USD 100 notes and EURO in 50 & 100 since they are more readily accepted.

ATM Availability: Very limited availability. Not recommended.

Sherwes Travel Tour Cancellation Policy

• 7-14 days prior to arrival date in
Libya – no penalty.
• Less than 7 days prior to arrival
date in Libya – 25%
• After arrival date to Libya (or without notice) - no refund
• An administration fee of €65 will be applicable to all

Prior to departure, Sherwes Travel reserves the right to cancel a tour, and will provide a full refund of all payments. Sherwes Travel has never cancelled a tour, but would do so at its sole discretion should travelers' safety be of concern. Sherwes Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred by travelers in preparing for a canceled trip.

Once travelers are in-country, Sherwes Travel will provide comparable alternate tour arrangements, if the cancellation of a particular tour is deemed necessary. Should travelers elect not to accept these arrangements, this will constitute voluntary refusal of services, and no refunds will be given. Pro-rata refunds will be made if alternate arrangements are not comparable to the original tour services.
Please note: Domestic flights may be replaced by ground transportation, if the domestic flight schedule renders flights impossible within the constraints of a tour and/or the tour dates; in this case, the missed flights are non-refundable as the ticket price will be used to make alternate land arrangements.

Cancellation by individual members of group tours is handled on a case-by-case basis, as it may require recalculation of the tour price, depending on the number of individuals cancelling (the reduced size of the group may affect the per-person price).

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Sherwes Travel • P.O. Box 91713 Dath El Emad • Tripoli • Libya • Tel/fax: +218-21-4801370 • Cellphone: +218-925201677
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