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Mira's Guided Tours March 2017 program

Tripoli A Walk Through History 4 March / 25 March 

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Tripoli has often been compared to Cairo, the city with the largest Mamlouk heritage in the world. Another reason to discover some of its neglected forgotten jewels through a walk around its vibrant souks, hidden Hammams, majestic Mosques, colorful khans, stylish Madrassas (Coranic schools) and more. 
The city was also once the capital of the Crusader County of Tripoli and the provincial capital of the Ottoman Eyalet (state) of Tripoli; we will come across some of the traces that remain of these periods too.

For lunch: Traditional Tripolitan specialties at Akkra Restaurant

Departure from Beirut:
Virgin building at Martyrís Square, Downtown Beirut at 9 am (A Connex bus for 29 persons will be waiting from 8:30 am)
Meeting point for people already in Tripoli: Ottoman Clock at Tal Square at 11 am.
Tour starts around 11 am.
Return to Beirut: Afternoon around 4 pm

Price of the Guided Tour: 30 000 LL (20$)
Special Price for Tripolitans: 20 000 LL
Bus: 15 000 LL (10$)
(Payment: the day of the trip) 

Places are limited therefore please register by sending your email address and phone number to Mira Minkara at mirasguidedtours@gmail.com (For more info +961 70 12 67 64)

N.B:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require payment of the full fee of the bus.
- For women, please donít forget to bring big scarves to cover the hair/neck & light jackets with long sleeves to cover the arms & wear loose pants or long skirts for the mosques visits. For men, it is preferable to wear pants or long shorts.
- Lunch is not included in the tour package and it would range between 5000LL to 7000LL.

Tripoli's Modern Architecure, Sea Side & Train Station 18 March

Did you know that the iconic Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who is behind the city of Brasilia & the UN Building in New York designed what Tripolitans call the Maarad?

Then get ready to walk the avant-garde International Exhibition Fair with its exhibition hall, theaters, helipad, restaurant, bowling alley, kiosks, housings ect, all designed in the 60ies by the renowned architect in Lebanonís second largest city!

After tasting local Tripolitan specialties, a pleasant stroll through Old Minaís narrow alleys will follow with more to learn about Tripoli and Minaís history.

Then before going back to Beirut, weíll discover the Old Train Station that goes back to 1911 where German & French trains have reached their final destinations. To top it off, we will have a relaxing ride in the bus along the beautiful coastline of Mina and Tripoli before heading back to Beirut.

Departure from Beirut:
Virgin bldg., Martyrís Square, Central Beirut at 9 am
A Connex bus for 29 persons will be waiting from 8:30 am

11 am: Start of the tour at the main gate of the fair next to where the big Pole is located - for the ones joining in Tripoli without the bus.
Return to Beirut: Afternoon (around 3/4 pm)

The guided tour fee: 30 000 LL ($20)
Bus fee: 15 000 LL ($10)
Fee for Tripolitans : 20 000 LL
(Payment: the day of the trip)

Places are limited therefore please register by sending your email address and phone number to Mira Minkara at mirasguidedtours@gmail.com (For more info +961 70 12 67 64)

N.B:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require payment of the full fee of the bus.
- Bring your snacks, water or juice as there are no shops in the Fair.

- Bring hats & sunscreen, we will have a tan after all ;) 
- Lunch is not included in the tour package and it would range between 5000LL and 7000LL     with a soft drink & coffee!

Mira Minkara
Tourist Guide 
mirasguidedtours@gmail.com
Mira's Guided Tours
+961 70 12 67 64


 
 
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