Tripoli & Batroun
Cultural & Heritage Experience
The tour starts with the visit of the second largest city of Lebanon Tripoli, a modern city known to have preserved jealously its medieval old religious edifices and public buildings. In the old town you can see the Crusader Castle of Raymond de St. Gilles, Mosques from Mameluks period, Koranic schools, oriental Bazaars & Souks and the Turkish bath named “Hamman Izzeddine”. Return back to Beirut visiting on the way back Batroun, the charming coastal town was a flourishing city and port in Phoenician times (3000 – 64 BC). The ancient Phoenician wall still stands guard over the city against the Mediterranean Sea. Batroun is famous for its summer season attractions — water sports, beach clubs and nightlife — but interestingly enough, the town retains much of its older splendor, with narrow, winding alleys making up its inner neighborhoods of dense housing, incorporated into the walls of its Crusader castle. Be sure to take a stroll through the 19th century souk, where artisanal goods are still produced and restaurants and cafes offer local cuisine and Batroun’s highly prized lemonade. Also on display are the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the 19th-century Orthodox Church of Saint-Georges, and the Lady of the Sea Chapel (Saydet el-Bahr), as well as the remains of the ancient Roman theater’s 11 tiers, which incorporates a garden where the stage once stood.
- Explore the highlights of Tripoli including Citadel of Saint Gilles, Mosques, Old souks, Hammam and Khans.
- Discover the Phoenician sea wall located in the coastal city of Batroun & St. Stephan’s Cathedral.
- English- French- Arabic- Russian- German- Spanish- Portuguese- Italian
ValidityAll year round
InterestElders & Young
Level of ComfortEasy
Opening Hours & Days
- It is recommended to avoid the visit to Tripoli on Friday