Libya 3 Days/2 Nights

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                                                                 Tripoli – Leptis Magna – Sabratha                                                                    

On a short break to Libya, you will get the first impression of this fabulous country – that is just opening up to visitors. Tripoli, the oriental but cosmopolitan capital, is on the itinerary, as is the Roman site of Leptis Magna and Sabratha. Transportation is by air-conditioned saloon car or minibus, and accommodation is at Al Aseel Hotel, one of the best 3-star hotels in Tripoli. Full board package for 3 days and 2 nights, including visa support.

  • 3 Days/2 Nights

  • Price on request

Tour highlights

Tripoli – Leptis Magna

  • Visit the 2 WW Cemetery in Tripoli contains 1,369 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 133 of them unidentified

  • Discover the cultural and historical depth of Tripoli, a modern city filled with remnants of a grand past, including the old British Consulate,  the Arch of Marcus Aurelius, the House of Ahmad Pasha al Qaramanli, the Naga Mosque, and the old markets.

  • Explore Tripoli’s beautiful Italian architecture

  • Enjoy one day at the magnificent coastal site of Leptis Magna, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities in the world

Itinerary

Meet & assist on arrival at Mitiga airport and transfer to Victoria hotel in the center of Tripoli. Meet your local English-speaking guide at the hotel. He will inform you about the tour. Lunch and then your tour begins.

Libya’s capital and largest city, Tripoli was founded by Phoenician traders in the 5th century BC. It was later absorbed and shaped by the colonizing influences of the Roman Empire, the Muslim world of the East, the Ottoman Empire and Italian occupation. Today it stands as an eclectic mix of cultures as Islamic, Turkish and local Libyan mores merge to create a rich and colorful heritage.

We drive to Tripoli´s II WW Cemetery, which contains 1,369 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 133 of them unidentified. There will be also avisit to an old Christian church and much more.

Later catch a glimpse of Tripoli’s old town (Medina). The tour will include Funduq al Zahar, one of Tripoli’s numerous early merchants’ inns; the Clock Tower, an Ottoman Baroque piece completed in 1898, Cathedral, Church of Santa Maria, the 18th century British Consulate, the 17th century French Consulate, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the mosques and souks of the medina. Lunch in a local restaurant. (L, D)

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 at a local restaurant nearby the site.

Notice: The museum of Leptis Magna is closed to visitors.

Later we return to Tripoli where you will have a chance to explore 20th century Italian Tripoli. Basically, your exploration of Tripoli’s 20th-century Italian architecture heritage will take you through some neighborhoods. Tripoli underwent a huge architectural and urbanistic improvement under Italian rule. Italo Balbo, the 1934-1940 Governor of Italian Libya, is considered by some Italian historians (like G. Gentile) to be the Father of modern Libya. Overnight at Victoria hotel or similar. (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport 2 hours before the time of the departure flight, B

Accommodation – Victoria Hotel

Services Included

  • Airport assistance and transfer from/to Tripoli Mitiga International Airport (MJI)

  • Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle

  • Accommodation

  • All meals and coffee breaks

  • Transportation

  • English speaking local guide

  • Entrance fees to all museums and sites

Services Not Included

  • Visa approval fee through the Department of Passports to visit Libya. This fee must be paid in advance before submission

  • International Flights (We can issue 2-way tickets through Tunis, Istanbul or Cairo on your request)

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

  • Services are not specifically stated in the itinerary

  • Personal spending

  • Personal spending

  • Libyan embassies visa fees

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