Journey to Lebanon alongside a lively group on this shared tour and witness the remnants of its long, rich history. The trip begins at the capital, Beirut, before continuing on to Deir el Qamar, the previous capital, and Beiteddine, known for its gorgeous architecture. You will then have the option of either ascending to Jeita and Harissa, where you can see the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon, or you climb further through the mountains of north Lebanon where you can visit Becharreh and Qozhaya, two areas that have been essential to Lebanon’s literary growth. Then, you can either trek to Baalbeck, Anjar and Ksara, where you will be able to see temples and other sites from antiquity, or return to the times of the Phoenicians at Sideon, Echmoun and Tyre.
Welcome to Beirut! Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport for your transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure,
Beirut City Tour - Deir El Qamar - Beiteddine
Full day tour Going out for the visit of the Lebanese capital Beirut, to take a stroll through the renovated Central District SOLIDERE where you can contemplate the archaeological Phoenician sites, Roman baths, churches and mosques of historical value, the Martyrs' Square, the famous Rocks of Rawché and the National Museum. Heading to the Chouf region 45km east-west of Beirut. Visiting the old typical village of Deir El-Qamar, residence of Lebanese governors from XVI to XVIII century. Then proceed to visit the palace of Beiteddine (known as the Alhambra of Lebanon). It is considered as the best example of the Lebanese architecture in the XIX century. From both outside and inside is gorgeous as if came out of a tale from the Thousand and One Nights.
Byblos – Harissa – Grutas de Jeita:
Full day tour The day starts by a visit Byblos at 37km north of Beirut. This Phoenician City-State was the most famous in the history due to its important excavations that revealed its reality. You can enjoy the Phoenician archaeological site dating back to the third millennium, temples, amphitheater and tombs of its kings.
Then continue to Jounieh to take the cable car and climb up to visit the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Up there, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of bay of Jounieh. Then proceed to visit Grottoes of Jeita, a natural wonder formed by erosion of millions of years, a splendid spectacle that defies any description.
The Cedares – Bcharré – Qadisha Valley (Qozhaya):
A full-day excursion dedicated to visit the northern Lebanese mountains. The tour begins in Becharré visiting the Museum of Gebran, the famous Lebanese writer whose works were translated into more than eighty languages worldwide.
Continue to visit the majestic forest Cedars of the Lord. Going down through the sacred valley Qadisha to reach the Monastery of Qozhaya where the first print in the 16th C, is a whiteness of Lebanon’s culture.
Baalbeck – Ksara – Anjar
Full day tour Departure to the Bekaa Valley . A short break in Chtoura. Then continue the to Ksara for Lebanese wine tasting in Château Ksara. Proceed towards the city of sun, Baalbeck, Lebanon's ancient Heliopolis. Visit the majestic and imposing temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus. Considered one of the wonders of antiquity was recently declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the afternoon, pass through Anjar to visit its archaeological city, dating back to the Umayyad period (VIII century).
Sidón – Echmoun – Tiro
Departure towards the South of Lebanon. At 45 km south of Beirut we reach Sidon, another famous Phoenician city, where we can visit its Sea Castle dating back to the Crusaders in the early XII c., the old traditional markets, the caravanserais, the Museum of Arabic soap, Hammams. The a visit the Maghdouche Shrine, Lady of Mnaytra where the virgin used to wait for her son in a cave there.
In the afternoon, about 40 km further south we head to visit the amazing Phoenician city of Tyre, Queen of the Seas, which enjoyed its heyday during the first millennium B.C. when spread its colonies across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. A visit to its marine archaeological ruins (declared World Heritage by UNESCO), the vast necropolis, the triumphal arch and the
After breakfast, check out formalities.
you will be transferred to Airport