Small Daily Tours from Beirut - Tripoli and Batroun - Lunch Included

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Stop At: Tripoli, Tripoli, North Governorate

Tripoli, In Arabic: Ṭarābulus, city and port, northwestern Lebanon. It lies on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Abu Ali River, 50 miles (80 km) north-northeast of Beirut. Tripoli is the ancient city that dates back to the Phoenician era, and is one of Lebanon's oldest cities, alongside Byblos, Tyre and Sidon.
Forty-five buildings in the city, many...
Itinerary
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Stop At: Tripoli, Tripoli, North Governorate

Tripoli, In Arabic: Ṭarābulus, city and port, northwestern Lebanon. It lies on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Abu Ali River, 50 miles (80 km) north-northeast of Beirut. Tripoli is the ancient city that dates back to the Phoenician era, and is one of Lebanon's oldest cities, alongside Byblos, Tyre and Sidon.
Forty-five buildings in the city, many dating from the 14th century, have been registered as historical sites. Twelve mosques from Mamluke and Ottoman times have survived. Secular buildings include the “hammam” or the bathing-house, the souks, and the “khans”, that form an agglomeration of various trades.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli Lebanon

Overlooking Tripoli city is the imposing Citadel of Tripoli known as Qal’at Sinjil (Saint Gilles), which has been renovated and changed many times during its history.
Today the castle’s main features are an octagonal Fatimid constructions converted to a church by the Crusaders, some Crusader structures of the 12th-13th centuries, a number of 14th century Mamluke additions, as well as additions made by the Ottomans in the 16th century. The present state of this huge fortress (140 meters long and 70 meters wide) is largely the result of extensive restoration work by Mustafa Barbar Agha, governor of Tripoli at the beginning of the 19th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Mansouri Mosque, Tripoli, Lebanon

Begun in 1294 and completed in 1315, the Great Mosque or Al Mansouri Mosque was built on the ruined 12th century Crusader cathedral of St. Mary of the Tower. Its large courtyard is surrounded by a vaulted prayer hall. Inside, one can still see elements of Western architecture from the old church, including the northern entrance and the Lombard style bell tower, which was transformed into the minaret. The many foundation plaques and decrees inscribed in the great Mosque not only inform us about the building but also reveal details of the daily life of the Mamluke period.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Taynal Mosque, Tripoli Lebanon

Taynal Mosque is an important mosque built in 1336 by Saif Ed-Dine Taynâl on the site of a ruined Crusader church. The adjoining domed mausoleum holds the tomb of the founder. Some elements of the original structure were re-used in the mosque, for example, the two rows of granite columns with late Roman capitals, which stand in the middle of the first prayer hall. The entrance of the second prayer hall is a unique example of the architectural decoration in Tripoli during the Mamluke era.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Souk Al-Harajb, Tripoli Lebanon

Tripoli souks are marvelous. They allow visitors to step into a unique, busy and colorful universe and gain insight into centuries old traditions. Meandering through the souks with its lively passageways and small hidden alleys, plentiful smells and plethora of sounds and colors, is like stepping into a theatre filled with fantastic characters, props and stories.
There are 9 souks in total in Tripoli: Attareen, Bazerkan, Haddadin, Haraj, Kameh, Koundarjiyeh, Nahhasin, Samak, Sayyaghin. Besides the food souk with plenty of fresh produce as well as meat, fish and much more.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Khan Al-Khayyatin, Tripoli Lebanon

The Khayyatin Khan is a part of Tripoli Souks, it is a long rectangular building of about 40 by 80 meters with a covered central courtyard and shops on either side. As the name Khan al Khayyatin implies, the khan housed and still houses tailors and other related trades as needles, thread, sewing machines etc.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tripoli Soap Factory (صابون طرابلس ), Tripoli, Lebanon

The Khan As Sabon (Soap Khan) was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Originally it was intended to serve as a military barracks to garrison Ottoman troops and it was purposely built in the center of the city to enable the pasha to control any uprising. It is a large rectangular structure with two story arcaded corridors running around a fountain courtyard.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Al-Abd Hammam, Tripoli, Lebanon

Hammam El-Abed is the only functioning hammam in Tripoli, probably built at the end of the 17th century. It has the typical pierced domes of Mamluke and Ottoman era public baths. The interior, with its cushions, central fountain and traditional fittings, is a living museum.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Hammam al-Jadid, Tripoli Lebanon

Hammam Al-Jadid was built around 1740, and called the “New Bath”, it is the largest “hammam” in Tripoli, although it has not been in operation since the 1970’s, its faded grandeur still stirs the imagination.

Pass By: Ezzeddine Hammam, Amir Fakhreddine Street Near Souk el-Nahhassin, Tripoli Lebanon

Hammam Izzed-dine is a public bathing-house was given to Tripoli city by its Mamluke governor 'Izz ed-Dîne Aybak. The governor, who died in 1298, is buried in a mausoleum beside the hammam. The Hammam 'Izz ed-Dîne was in continual use until recently and it is now under restoration.

Pass By: Rachid Karami International Fair, Tripoli Lebanon

On the grounds of the Tripoli International Fair (Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center) in Lebanon, one finds one of the five largest exhibition centers in the world. The 15 structures, designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1963, remain unfinished due to the project's abandonment during the country's civil war in 1975.

Stop At: Hallab 1881 قصر الحلو, Riad El Solh, Tarablus, Lebanon

Since 1881, and originating from Tripoli, Abdul Rahman Hallab has been a pioneer in the world of Lebanese sweets. Today, “Kasr El Helou” is considered one of Tripoli’s most renowned landmarks, visited by thousands of people from all parts of the globe.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: El Mina Port, Tripoli Lebanon

Al-Mina is a coastal town in Tripoli. It occupies the location of the old Phoenician city of Tripoli and acts as the harbor city for modern neighboring Tripoli.
It has nine islands, four of them have been declared as natural reservations, to help breed fish, and preserve their natural habitat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Batroun, Batroun, North Governorate

Batroun is one of the world's oldest cities. Located along the Mediterranean coast in northern Lebanon, this city is known for its ancient castles and churches, quality citrus fruits, and beaches and modern nightlife. Batroun was a Phoenician metropolis that was established more than three millennia ago

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Phoenician Wall, Batroun Lebanon

The ancient Phoenician sea wall was originally a natural structure composed of petrified sand dunes. The Phoenicians reinforced it gradually with rocks, and the wall as it stands today took its present shape in the first century BC. The Phoenicians used this wall as protection against sea storms and invaders, while during Roman times it was again functioned as a quarry.
The wall is 225 meters long and 1 to 1.5 meters thick. Parts of it have crumbled, but what remain still stand as a bulwark against the sea for the residents of the ancient city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hilmi's House of Lemonade, Hilmi's Bldg, Street 902, Batroun, البترون، Lebanon

Hilmi’s lemonade is the perfect blend of sweetness and zest with the freshness of the ingredients. Hilmi's has been making lemonade since 1888.
It also offers delicious smoothies and ice cream, all of which are made in-house using fresh produce and locally sourced goods.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Entrance fees in Citadel St Giles
  • Entry/Admission - Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil)
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up guests from hotels and any places of residences located in Beirut. Guests should be ready in
the lobby of their hotel at 8:00 am for the pickup. People who wish to join the tour and are located
outside Beirut should meet us at our office in Beirut before 8.00 am.

8:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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