Libya Archeological Tour DP01

15 Days From £0 (Please Enquire)

This tour takes you on the main archeological sites of Libya including the world famous Roman city of Leptis Magna. Libya has a rich and diverse history and is packed with ruins and antiquities to explore and discover.

For full no obligation pricing options and operator contact details please enquire:

Full Name*
Email*
Your Country*
Telephone

Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Tripoli, Libya
End Location: Tripoli, Libya
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Section coming soon
Years In Business: 1

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation
- Transfers and transport
- English speaking guide
- Entry fees

Excludes
- Flights
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and personal expenses eg visa

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrive to Tripoli . Meet & assist at airport and transfer to hotel. Take a small tour in Tripoli city, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 02. Today we start our tour in Tripoli to visit the remarkable Jamahiriya Museum, which contains important finds of sculpture from the many Roman sites in Libya. Walk through the Medina, seeing the mosques and merchantsí houses, and the famous arch of Marcus Aurelius. Then we travel an hour west of Tripoli to Sebratha, lunch will be taken in Sebratha. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site considered among the finest ruins in coastal northern Africa. Sebratha was selected as an Emporium, or trading post, by the Phoenician merchant Sebratha holds one of the magnificent and interesting Roman theatre and one of the most splendid mosaics of the Byzantine period. We will also visit the Roman Museum here, featuring well-preserved mosaics, frescoes, and other relics unearthed at the site. Back to Tripoli, Dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 03. Our bus will pick you up for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Roman city. Full day visit Leptis-Magna, Which was a major Roman port in North Africa, which grew rich from exports of olive oil and grain. It had public buildings commensurate with its importance, an impressive forum, Baths and triumphal arch. These were protected through many centuries by a thick covering of sand. Nearby is the Villa-Silin, a large well-preserved building with extensive quality mosaics and frescoes. Later, we drive back to Tripoli, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 04. Have a breakfast then departure to the west through the Nafusa Mountain, stopping in Qasr- Al-haj, we see Libya's best examples of Berber architecture, including a fortified circular granary. Further along we stop for lunch in Nalut, another showcase of Berber design. This evening we reach Ghadames, dinner & residence in the hotel.
Day 05. Ghadames it is a unique and splendid example of Sahara architecture. Full day visit oasis town begins at the local museum, followed by a walking tour of the well-preserved old city, with its white-washed houses, connected rooftops, and covered alleyways all designed to protect inhabitants from the intense desert heat and blowing sands, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 06. On the return trip to Tripoli today we encounter more Berber culture, first at the town of Kabaw, set amidst rolling hills and home to numerous shepherds and their flocks, then at Gharyan, set high on a bluff overlooking the coastal plain. We reach Tripoli late this evening, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel
Day 07. Early this morning, we Transfer to Benghazi, by bus. It'll be a long journey, lunch will be taken en route. We pass by excursion to stop in Sultan, visit the Sultan's museum which contains important finds, and continue to Benghazi. We reach Benghazi late this evening, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 08. After breakfast, we board a flight to Benghazi. A drive east takes us to Green Montian. We pass by Tauchera (Tokra), one of the 5 cities built during the Greek period. We visit the Greco-Roman ruins of Ptolemais (Tolmeita), dating to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC. Our visit starts with the museum, which hosts some of Ptolemais monuments, such as the four-season mosaic and the fountain of the eight dancing Menadi. You'll also see the remains of the Arch of Constantine, 311-312 AD, and the columns palace, the most famous building in Ptolemais dating back between the 2nd and 1st century BC. Continue to Al-bayda, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 09. After breakfast, we drive to Cyrene, where we spend all day discovering the splendid Greek ruins at Cyrene, founded in 631 BC and by the 4th century BC the world's preeminent Greek city. Today a UNESCO World Heritage site and a highlight of any visit to Libya, Cyrene boasts an unparalleled mountaintop setting overlooking the sea and surrounded by forests of evergreen. We explore the Temple of Zeus, larger than Athens' Parthenon, the Necropolis, carved into the hillside, and the museum. Continue to Apollonia, have a dinner & residence in the hotel.
Day 10. Visit the ancient city-port of Apollonia, the ruins of the ancient Greek city port of Apollonia, stretching along a narrow strip of coastline. Believed to have been a working port as far back as the 7th century BC, Apollonia features five churches, Roman baths, the Byzantine Duke's Palace, homes, a theater, and more. Our touring continues after lunch to Tobruk through Ras El-Hellal, enjoy witness the two famous Hellenistic churches at Lathroun. Dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 11. The cemeteries in a place forever linked with the name of the great German commander, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who laid siege to and captured the city during World War II. Here you may visit his underground headquarters, also used by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery when the British controlled the city. There are artillery pieces and tanks on display while, close by, are the remains of the World War II American plane Lady Be Good, which crash-landed in the desert, its crew members perished in the Sahara after walking great distances, and their remains were not discovered until the early 1950s. Here you may also visit the World War II cemeteries including the Allied cemetery, the French cemetery, Knightsbridge cemetery and the German cemetery. Near to the town, still rooted, is the famous fig tree that was used as a shelling locator during the war. Have a dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 12. We drive back to Benghazi, via the eerie funerary temple at Solnta and the fine Byzantine mosaics and Qasr-Libya, which were first laid in AD 529-40, with its unique collection of mosaics. Return to Benghazi, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 13. Benghazi and embark on a tour of Libya's second largest city. We visit the commonwealth War graves cemetery, a resting place of Allied soldiers from various countries killed in World War II, the traditional old city, and the covered market of the souk area where artisans and trade smiths ply their wares, dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 14. After breakfast, we drive to Tripoli by bus, lunch will be taken en route and continue to Tripoli. Dinner in a local restaurant & residence in the hotel.
Day 15. After breakfast, a small tour to ancient city of Tripoli, or free tour shopping, depending on the schedule, later in the evening we transfer to Tripoli airport, departure to home destination.