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Libya suggested Tailor made holidays

Nights stay at:
1 Tripoli
2 Tripoli
3 Tripoli

Try a short break with a difference in Tripoli, the capital of the Republic of Libya. This ancient city has developed over the centuries benefiting from the cultural input from Romans, Islamic invaders, Turks and the Italians. During your stay in Tripoli you can take in the National Museum, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius, the Red Castle and the colourful souks in the medina.

The highlight of your visit will be Leptis Magna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally a Phoenician trading port and then associated with the Romans from the 2nd century BC. Virtually abandoned by the 8th century AD the wonderful Roman buildings were preserved under the sand, making this a very important archaeological site.

Cost per person from �5.00 (based on two people travelling in a twin/double room inclusive of international flights with British Airways)

Nights stay at:
1 Tripoli
2 Tripoli
3 Tripoli
4 Ghadames
5 Ghadames
6 Gharyan
7 Tripoli

Discover the highlights that Libya has to offer in this journey that takes you from the capital, Tripoli, over mountains and into the desert and to underground houses.

Tripoli is an ideal starting point to visit Libya with its wealth of Roman remains, mosques and the bustling souk. Cross the Jebel Nefusa Mountains to Ghadames, an oasis town close to the borders of Algeria and Tunisia and a trading post for desert caravans. Meander through the narrow covered streets and buildings glaringly white in the bright sunlight. Drive across the desert to the troglodyte dwellings of the Berber in Gharyan, now largely abandoned for modern houses with air conditioning. Return to Libya with an en route visit to the impressive ruins of Leptis Magna.

Cost per person from �5.00 (based on two people travelling in a twin/double room)

Nights stay at:
1 Tripoli
2 Tripoli
3 Tripoli
4 Ghadames
5 Ghadames
6 Gharyan
7 Zliten
8 Tripoli
9 Benghazi
10 Cyrene
11 Cyrene
12 Cyrene
13 Cyrene
14 Tripoli

A 15-day tour of Libya which gets under the skin of this intriguing country which has only recently opened its doors to visitors. Get a feel for the country in the capital, Tripoli, where you will be able to visit its great mosques, the lively souk and visit Leptis Magna, the superbly preserved Roman ruins of a once big city.

Leave the city and drive over the Jebel Nefusa mountains and into the desert to the oasis town of Ghadames with its intriguing desert architecture, cool, covered streets and gigantic sand dunes. Next head for Gharyan and the picturesque troglodyte houses of the Berber people. Spend a night in Zliten, with its many tombs and the intricately decorated Sidi Abdusalam Mosque, before returning to Tripoli.

Fly from Tripoli to Libya抯 second city, Benghazi, in the east of the country, where you can visit the World War II Cemetery and the city抯 busy souk. Drive to the coast and Cyrene, visiting the Greco-Roman ruins of Ptolemais en route with its columned palace and underground cisterns. 

Cyrene is a beautifully preserved city dating from the 7th century BC. The city covers a huge area and its location on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is quite spectacular. Spend three days here discovering these important remains as well as the ancient port of Apollonia and its surrounding necropolis. Return to Benghazi to fly back to Tripoli for one last time.

Cost per person from �020.00 (based on two people travelling in a twin/double room)

A Silk Steps inclusive holiday price includes:
� Private return transfers between airports and hotels (unless otherwise specified)
� The services of English speaking guides and representatives at each stage of the tour. Between most places you will travel unescorted
� Accommodation in a standard room (shared twin) with private facilities (unless otherwise specified) with breakfast
� Government taxes and compulsory service charges
� All tours and sightseeing as specified, inclusive of entrance fees
� Economy class air travel within all countries on the scheduled services of the national or domestic carrier as specified in each tour
� The services of our local representative
� International flights - please contact us for up-to-date prices
� Travel insurance
� Meals - unless otherwise stated
� Optional sightseeing other than specified
� International airport departure tax payable overseas
� Visa fees
� Single supplement (on request)

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Libya抯 Qaddafi: The Politics of Contradiction, published by University Press of Florida in 1998
Libya: Lost Sites of the Roman Empire, published by Konemann in 1998
South from Barbary: Along the Slave Routes of the , published by Flamingo in 2002
Libya, published by Berlitz pocket guide in 2006
Libya, published by Lonely Planet in 2007
Libya, published by Culture Smart! in 2008

VISA REQUIREMENTS (UK Passport holders only)




In connection with our tours we offer the option of visa upon arrival. If you have an Israeli visa stampled in your passport, you will not be granted entry into Libya.


The climate in Libya is typically mediterranean in the coastal region with maximum summer temeratures of 32 C mark whilst winter temperatures can vary between 3 C and 21 C with some rain to be expected. Summer in the Sahara is very hot indeed and temeratu  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather

Dec Feast of Sacrifice
Dec/Jan Islamic New Year
Jan Ashoura
Jul/Aug Ascension of the Prophet
Jul-23 Revolution Day
Jun-11 Evacuation Day
Mar/Apr Prophet's Birthday
Mar-02 Jamahiriya Day
Mar-28 British Evacuation Day
Oct-07 Italian Evacuation Day
Ramadan Muslim holy month of fasting varies from year to year. During Ramadan, sites and museums are subject to reduced opening hours
Sep-01 National Day

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