Spare yourself the rigours of Lebanese driving and let a professional take the wheel on this convenient door-to-door tour of Tripoli with Batroun or Byblos. Spend the morning exploring Tripoli’s ancient souks, crusader fortress, and a pastry factory. Then return by way of either historic Byblos, with its Phoenician and Roman ruins, or Batroun, with its charming old town.
What to expect
We pickup from any hotel in Beirut
Stop At: Phoenician Wall, Batroun Lebanon
Batroun is a charming Phoenician coastal town in Northern Lebanon. The old streets, B&B, beaches, Breweries, wineries and Phoenician walls make it an authentic and beautiful destination.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal’at Sinjil), El Amir Fakhreddine, Tripoli Lebanon
Towering above our walking path thru Tripoli’s authentic Souks, Hammams, Caravan Serail, the traditional neighborhoods and the Abou Ali River, this Crusader fortress was originally built during the period from 1103 to 1104. Burned down in 1297, it was partly rebuilt the following century by a Mamluk emir and is still used by the Lebanese military. Today, it’s an impressive structure whose most impressive element is the imposing entrance with its moat and three gateways (one Ottoman, one Mamluk, one Crusader). Inside, there are decent information panels as well as a small museum.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hallab 1881, Riad El Solh, Tarablus, Lebanon
The sweets palace dates back to 1881 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
Duration: 1 hour
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
- Fuel surcharge
- Local taxes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission – Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal’at Sinjil)
- Entry/Admission – Tripoli
What’s not included.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Dress code is smart casual
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers