Summer Daily Tour - Tripoli & Batroun

Tripoli & Batroun

From 01 April till 31 October 2018
Tripoli  & Batroun
Tripoli  & Batroun
Tripoli  & Batroun
Tripoli  & Batroun
Tripoli  & Batroun
Highlights
  • Discover Tripoli, the capital of the North.
  • Visit the Saint Gilles Castle, the mosques, the “hammam”, and the old markets and khans.
  • Include a spiritual time and a breathtaking view on the shore of Chekka at Our lady of Nourieh.
  • Explore Batroun town with its churches, old town, Phoenician wall, and have a nice refreshing Lemonade.
  • Enjoy an authentic Lebanese Lunch in Tripoli.
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  • STARTING PRICE BOOK $90
  • Info Our Tour starts by visiting Tripoli, north of Beirut and the 2nd capital of Lebanon with its Castle, mosques, markets and khans, then proceed to have lunch at one of the best Lebanese restaurants in Tripoli, after that we head back to Beirut and visit Our Lady of Nourieh Monastery, and Batroun and have a fresh Lemonade.
  • Timing
    From 08:30 AM To 05:30 PM
  • Languages
    Lebanese French English
  • Includes
    Transportation , entrance fees, guided tour and lunch
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  • Tripoli & Batroun

  • Tripoli

    Tripoli 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.

    Batroun

    A 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 Nourieh

    Our 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.

  • General Conditions

  • Rates include transportation in deluxe motor coaches or vans, services of professional guides, VAT and entrance fees.
     
    Lunches are included in all full day tours. They are served in selected Lebanese restaurants with one small glass of arak.
     
    • Children up to 4 years are free of charge but have no seat.
    • Children between 4 and 12 years get $15 discount on all full day tours on the regular tour rate. No discount on half day tours.
    • Payments by credit card are subject to $1.- supplement per person per tour.
    • All prices and programs are subject to change without prior notice.