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Libya Short Breaks

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 Green Square. Transfers and excursions are by air conditioned minibus and accommodation is in one of the best hotels in Tripoli – the 4 star Al Kabir right in the heart of town.


Libya Short Break 4 Days
Day 1
Scheduled flight to Tripoli and transfer to the hotel Al Kabir in the centre of town. In the afternoon join our 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 the hotel.
Day 2
After breakfast visit the National Museum on the Green Square, it houses the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world and gives an interesting insight into Tripolitania’s colourful past. After a light lunch 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. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3
In the morning, 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 the hotel.
Day 4
Today you can go back to the old town on your own to do some shopping for souvenirs – your hotel is just five minutes away -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 light lunch catch your transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Prices from 545, including:
  • Private transfer Tripoli Airport – Hotel Al Kabir****.
  • 3 Nights at Hotel Al Kabir****.
  • Full board throughout.
  • All entrance fees and charges.
  • All excursions.
  • Visa fees and charges (European Citizens – others POA).
  • Saharatravel guide throughout.
  • Comprehensive Infobook.
  • The safety of a licensed and bonded tour operator.

  • Extras:
  • Flights to destination.
  • Drinks.
  • Travel Insurance.

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    Please note that all itineraries are for illustration purposes. We will adhere to them whenever possible, however this being Africa adjustments might have to be made if certain areas are temporarily closed off, weather conditions are adverse or other circumstances dictate changes.