Private Tour – Tripoli
Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private tour that covers an interesting historical city in North Lebanon. Tripoli is the second largest city in Lebanon, founded 700 BC, and was once the capital of the Phoenician triple federation of city states. Tripoli’s city and port are very important in the history of Lebanon. Tripoli city has many attractions to visit, such as the Citadel of Saint Gilles, as well as many old hammams, khans, madrassas, and old souks. A promenade in the city port of the city, called “Al Mina” is worthy when you visit Tripoli.
- Spend a full-day in the North of Lebanon.
- Discover the old city of Tripoli, a city full of history and culture.
Availability: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Duration: 8 hours
Pick-up Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
✓ Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
✓ Comfortable Private Transportation
✓ Air-conditioned vehicle
✓ English Speaking Guide / Driver
✓ All Entrance fees and taxes
X Personal Expenses
Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles
The citadel takes its name from Raymond de Saint-Gilles, who dominated the city in 1102 and commanded a fortress to be built in which he named Mont Pelerin (Mt Pilgrim). The original castle was burnt down in 1289, and rebuilt again on numerous occasions and was rebuilt in 1307–08 by Emir Essendemir Kurgi.
Later the citadel was rebuilt in part by the Ottoman Empire which can be seen today, with its massive Ottoman gateway. In the early 19th century, the Citadel was extensively restored by the Ottoman Governor of Tripoli Mustafa Agha Barbar. In the early 19th century, the Citadel was extensively restored by the Ottoman Governor of Tripoli Mustafa Agha Barbar.
The Clock Tower
The Clock tower is one of the most iconic monuments in Tripoli. The tower is located in Al-Tell square, and was constructed by the Ottomans as a gift to the city of Tripoli.
This clock tower was erected in 1906 to celebrate the 30th year of Abdulhamid II of the Ottoman Empire, like the Jaffa Clock Tower and many others throughout the Empire.
Oscar Niemeyer's Rachid Karame Fairground
Oscar Niemeyer was commissioned to design the International Fairgrounds of Tripoli in 1963, but in 1975, Lebanon’s civil war interrupted construction of this modernist landmark.
The 10,000-hectare site and its 15 buildings remain today, incomplete concrete structures in our contemporary, labyrinthine times.