Day 1: Arrive Tripoli and transfer to city centre hotel. Depending on time of arrival, walking tour of modern Tripoli prior to dinner.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Tripoli including the superb National Museum, Green Square, Algeria Square Mosque (former Cathedral), the 18th century British Consulate, the 17th century French Consulate, historic Karamanli House, the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the mosques and souks of the medina where lunch will be taken.
Day 3: Sabrata - Janzour - Tripoli. Excursion to the Roman city of Sabrata with its remarkable 2nd century Colonnaded Theatre and stunning mosaic collection. Also visit the Janzour catacomb museum with its tomb paintings. Return to Tripoli for overnight.
Day 4: Qasr al-Haj - Nalut - Ghadames. Visit the beautiful 12th century Berber granary qasr (castle) of Qasr al-Haj, chosen as one of the World's 80 Greatest Treasure in a recent BBC TV series. Continue to the granary castle of Nalut in a spectacular position atop an escarpment. Continue to the World Heritage site of Ghadames for 2 nights.
Day 5: Sightseeing in the unique and enchanting oasis of Ghadames on the edge of the Sahara desert. Visit the old town with its labyrinthine passages and take lunch in a richly decorated traditional house. Late afternoon excursion to watch the sun set over the sand dunes; on the way, visit the remains of Ras al-Ghoul, allegedly the remains of an old Roman fort
Day 6: Kabaw - Tormisa - Gharyan. Drive to the Berber village of Kabaw to visit another beautiful qasr. Continue through the Jabal Nafusa mountain range to the abandoned clifftop village of Tormisa and then to Gharyan to visit a troglodyte house and the pottery stalls for which the town is famous.
Day 7: Leptis Magna - Villa Celine - Tripoli. Full day excursion to the magnificent Roman city of Leptis Magna. Sites include the imposing Severan Arch, Severan Forum, Hadrianic Baths, market, basilica, theatre, Nymphaeum, circus and huge amphitheater. Return to Tripoli.
Day 8: Tripoli. At leisure until transfer to airport for flight home.
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