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)