Welcome to Tripoli

The largely Sunni population is known for its piety, so bar-hopping in the Old City isn't on offer; fortunately, the city's justly famous sweets provide compensation. It's a different story in Al Mina, where Phoenician Tripoli originally stood. Now a port district 3km from the centre, this is a charming neighbourhood whose substantial Christian population means there is a lively and up-and-coming bar scene.

In the recent past there have been sporadic clashes between rival groups in areas of the city, so be absolutely sure to check the current security situation before travelling here.

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$106.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tripoli - Batroun (Full day)

Tour start at 09:00 from your hotel and back around 17:00Tripoli is the second largest city in Lebanon, it is located 90 Km north of Beirut. The Beautiful city combines the ancient and the modern. As we drive the highway to the north, we reach the modern side of the city, a sports stadium at the entrance and many buildings facing the nice blue Mediterranean shore. Our objective is the old souks in the heart of the city. Small shops of all kind such as craftsmen, traditional pastries, fishermen, dressmakers, carpenters, painters and a number of artificial artistries gathering in a 500 years old open air market trying to sell their products… amazing approaches!Uptown is the Crusades fortress overlooking the “Tri Polis” the three cities. All civilizations and armies seized this strategic spot to control the city and its surroundings… History to be told…Mmm, time for some traditional sweets and a cup of coffee!The sweets palace 10 minutes from our last stop dates back to 1860 when a family of talented chefs decided to start a big sweet factory in the city. Local sweets are famous in Tripoli. Maybe the best oriental sweets you ever tried? It is not only Baklava but a wide variety of tastes and pastry arts displayed in front of you for your savor and your personal palate… the Chef is there and happy to explain about every single flavor.Now that we explored Tripoli, let’s go to Batroun or Byblos!An average ride to this small lovely Phoenician city; The tourists street is such a lovely place to buy your  souvenirs , drop by a bar and then check the  old Phoenician port !What a wonderful day!

$200 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover the treasure of Mamluk Heritage in Tripoli city

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), Tripoli, North GovernorateTripoli, Lebanon’s second largest city provides visitors with a great contrast to the cosmopolitan feel of Beirut. Like many of Lebanon’s coastal cities, it has a long history of conquest, rebuilding, and resilience. However, it is Tripoli’s adherence to a more traditional and slower pace of life that makes this northern city unique.Tripoli has avoided the commercialization and construction that has defined much of modern Beirut. Its residents know each other by name, and they are far more likely to purchase their morning coffee from the local street vendors than a Starbucks. With its welcoming population, plentiful food vendors, and winding marketplaces, Tripoli has held onto the charm of old Lebanon beautifully.The city is famous for having the largest Crusader fortress in Lebanon (the Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles), and it has the second largest amount of heritage on earth (behind Cairo).In our trip, we will visit the old souks of Tripoli and feel the old souls that have once been there, including the old hammams, beautiful architecture of the mosques, colorful madrassas, and eat from the street food we pass by; also we will talk to some locals and hear their stories. After that we move to visit the saint Gilles citadel of Tripoli, where we will observe a lot of history and see a view of the whole Tripoli city.Tripoli’s adherence to a more traditional and slower pace of life that makes this northern city unique.Enjoying the walks in the small alleys, we will move to the colorful alleys of mina, the seaside city, and also visiting the old train station of Tripoli. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Khan Al-Khayyatin, Tripoli, North GovernorateContrary to what many people say, Tripoli and its souks are marvellous. They allow visitors to step into a unique, busy and colourful 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 colours, is like stepping into a theatre filled with fantastic characters, props and stories.

$215.79 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mantinia: Private Wine Tasting with Cave Tour and lunch

One of the most famous appellation of origin wines of Peloponnese is Mantinia. Mantinia, located in the heart of Peloponnese, is approximately 160 kilometers from Athens near the city of Tripoli.As you head out to this region, you will drive through beautiful nature and endless vineyards, and within 1.5 hours you will arrive in Mantinia. Once here, you will visit two wineries with incredible local wines, be introduced to the wine history of the region and taste some exceptional wine products.Mantinia produces PDO wines from the aromatic white variety of Moschofilero. Another white variety that you will can find in the region is Asproudes, which is allowed to be mixed at certain percentages with Moschofilero to produce PDO wines. Moschofilero is a variety with a high acidity that separates it from dry whites, it also produce sparkling wines either with the traditional or the closed tank method. Along the way you will also have time to explore the famous cave of Kapsia, a wonder of nature.

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tripoli, Nabu Museum and Batroun

TripoliTripoli 85 kilometers north of Beirut, has a special character all its own. Thanks to its historical wealth, relaxed lifestyle and thriving business climate, this is a city where modern and medieval blend easily into a lively and hospitable metropolis. Known as the capital of the North, Tripoli is Lebanon’s second largest city.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 along with an equal number of “madrassas” or theological schools. Secular buildings include the “hammam” or the bathing-house, which followed the classical pattern of Roman-Byzantine baths, and the “khan” or caravansary. The souks, together with the “khans”, form an agglomeration of various trades where tailors, jewelers, perfumers, tanners and soap-makers work in surroundings that have changed very little over the last 500 years.BatrounA coastal Lebanese city, located 50 km north of the capital Beirut, and 29 km south of Tripoli. The town boasts historic churches from Roman Catholicism and Greek Orthodox, it is also a major beach resort (knowing that Batroun is one of the cleanest rock and pebble beaches in Lebanon) with a vibrant nightlife that includes pubs and nightclubs. Citrus groves surround Batroun, and the town has been famous (from the early twentieth century) for its fresh lemonade sold at the cafés and restaurants on its main street.There is also the ancient Phoenician sea wall in Batroun was originally a natural structure composed of petrified sand dunes. It was reinforced gradually by the Phoenicians 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 again functioned as a quarry.   Our Lady of NouriehOur Lady of Nourieh, Saydet el Nourieh in Arabic, is a Marian shrine. Nourieh is a derivative of the Arabic word, nour, meaning light. Thus, in English, the Marian shrine can be called, Our Lady of Light.It is a Greek Orthodox monastery was built in the 17th century. The miraculous icon has been venerated for centuries for having glowed with light to attract wayward ships.The shrine is a popular Christian pilgrimage site in Lebanon, the tourists and pilgrims alike enjoy the beautiful view of the bay from atop.

$95 Cultural & Theme Tours


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Cedars of God, Bcharre, North Governorate is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. Their timber was used by the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, and Turks. The wood was prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding; the Ottoman Empire used the cedars in railway construction.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gibran Museum, Bcharre, North GovernorateThe Gibran Museum, formerly the Monastery of Mar Sarkis, is a biographical museum in Bsharri, Lebanon, 120 kilometres (75 mi) from Beirut. It is dedicated to the Lebanese writer, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran.Founded in 1935, the Gibran Museum possesses 440 original paintings and drawings of Gibran and his tomb. It also includes his furniture and belongings from his studio when he lived in New York City and his private manuscripts.The building which houses the museum and his tomb was bought by his sister in 1931 under Gibran's request, having spiritual significance as a monastery dating back to the 7th century when it was the Mar Sarkis (Saint Serge) hermitage.In 1975, the Gibran National Committee restored and expanded the monastery to house more exhibits and again expanded it in 1995.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, Bcharre, North GovernorateKadisha Valley , also romanized as the Qadisha Valley and also known as the Kadisha Gorge or Wadi Kadisha (French: Ouadi Qadisha), is a gorge that lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of Lebanon. The valley was carved by the Kadisha River, also known as the Nahr Abu Ali when it reaches Tripoli. Kadisha means "Holy" in Aramaic, and the valley, sometimes called the Holy Valley. It has sheltered Christian monastic communities for many centuries. The valley is located at the foot of Mount al-Makmal in northern Lebanon.Duration: 1 hour