If you are looking for a great introduction to the Libyan coast…you’ll enjoy this 8 day tour that visits Tripoli, Leptis Magna, Benghazi and other cities in the east. Enjoy the history and culture of this ancient country…
Libya Tour Day 1 Tripoli
Arrival: You will be met at Tripoli airport by one of our guides to assist with obtaining your visas, and transporting you to the hotel.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of the city.
Libya Tour Day 2 Tripoli Museum / Sabratha
Morning: Visit Aljamahirya Museum , exhibiting monuments tracing from the Germant, Roman, Greek, Phonecian, and Islamic civilizations that have historically inhabited Libya Continue on to tour the old city of Tripoli (including the Marcus Aurelus Arch, Medina , Souk).
Afternoon: Drive to the Roman ruins of Sabratha (62 Km.). Have lunch at a nearby restaurant before beginning the tour. Sabratha boasts one of the finest preserved theatres. Explore with a knowledgeable local guide, and close the tour at the Sabratha museum before returning to Tripoli.
Libya Tour Day 3 Leptis-Magna
Morning: Drive to the magnificent ancient Roman city of Leptis-Magna (120 Km.).
This wonderfully preserved Roman city was originally a Phoenician port, settled during the first millennium BC. Slaves brought gold, ivory, and precious metals to the city. In addition, the rich agricultural land surrounding the city, contributed to its great wealth. The Romans flourished until they were ousted by the Carthaginians, following the third Punic War. Again, the city flourished until the Vandals came through the city in 455AD. ]
You will again be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, who will fascinate you with the history attached to the many arches, bathes, shrines, basilicas and even courts/ theatres that you will discover in the city. You will also enjoy the Leptis-Magna museum before having lunch at Leptis-Magna.
Afternoon: Continue west along the seashore about 700m. We will visit the circus and ampitheatre, an ancient entertainment complex connected with a maze on tunnels.
The complex includes a chariot-racing track, next to the ampitheatre, which used to host gruesome sports for the entertainment of the people. These gruesome games included throwing slaves in to battle with wild animals, and gladiator fighting. We will also visit the beautifully preserved house Villa Sillin, displaying wonderful mosaics and a stunning ocean view. Return to Tripoli.
Libya Tour Day 4 Benghazi
Flight to Benghazi and drive to Susah (222 Km.) (via Touckra & Tolmetha & Qaser Libya).
Visit the sites and the museum.
Libya Tour Day 5 Cyrene
Morning: Visit Apollonia, the ancient harbour of Cyrene . Most of the site belongs to the Byzantine era (between the 5th and 6th century AD) when Apollonia was known as the “City of Churches “.
Afternoon: We will visit the ancient Greek city of Cyrene . It is the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region, and was responsible for the classical name Cyrenaica given to Eastern Libya . As you tour the city, you will be especially impressed by significant temples and shrines remaining.
Libya Tour Day 6 Benghazi / Tripoli
Drive back to Benghazi (via Slunta Site). Flight to Tripoli.
Libya Tour Day 7 Tripoli
Leisure touring day.
Libya Tour Day 8 Depart