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This tour aims to celebrate cultural heritage and to raise awareness about the historic sites in Lebanon, one of the oldest countries in the world; which holds marks of many ancient civilizations.
1- Explore Lebanon’s main cultural highlights
2- Visit religious sites that are part of the Lebanese heritage
3- Discover the importance of every historical site in accordance the the Lebanese history
4- Stroll in the main old souks of the biggest cities in Lebanon
5- Learn about some artisan Lebanese industry
6- Enjoy a tasting tour of the best wines of Lebanon
6- Daily visits to touristic attractions
DURATION: 7 Days
STARTING PRICE: 950$/person
Visit of the Chouf, the heart of Lebanon’s princes areas. Green area rich in palaces and history.
1) Visit of Deir El Amar that was the capital of Lebanon.
2) Visit of Beit el Dine Palace full of history and mosaics.
3) Moussa palace
4) Back to the hotel
Visit of the northern part of Lebanon. Rich of citadels and convents.
1) visit of Batroun sea castle, ancient town
2) Visit of citadel of Msailha
3) Visit of the Cedars forest if weather allows or Tripoli city castle and souks
Visit of Bekaa valley that once upon a time was the source of food supply of the Roman Empire.
1) Visit of citadel of Baalbeck, city of sun.
2) Lunch in Baalbeck
3) Visit of Caves of Ksara
4) Visit of Anjar
Visit of south of Lebanon, holy land and the Greco-roman castles and ruins.
1) Visit of Sidon, Sea Castle
2) Khan of Sidon
3) Aoude’s Khan of soap
4) ST. Peter and Paul church
5) Tyr Continental
6) Tyr sea part
Visit of Kesrwan & Jbeil area.
1) Visit of Ruin of Nahr el Kaleb
2) Visit of Jeita grotto, declare intentional heritage by UNESCO
3) Visit of Byblos sea castle.
4) Byblos ancient souk
5) Byblos Phoenician port
Visit of down town Beirut.
1) Visit of the national museum of Beirut
2) Greco-roman Ruins of Beirut
3) Church of Saint Georges
4) Roman basin
- Deir El Amar that was once the capital of Lebanon, distinguished by its stone houses with red-tiled roofs.
- Beiteddine Palace, from the 19th-century, full of history and mosaics.
- Moussa Castle, which was built single-handedly by Moussa Abdel Karim Al-Maamari, a Lebanese visionary.
- Baalbek lays with its huge temples considered among the wonders of the Ancient world. The temple complex in Baalbek is made up of three edifices: The temple of Jupiter; adjacent to it is the Temple of Bacchus, and the circular shaped Temple of Venus. There is a fourth temple named after the deity, Mercury, from which remained only a pile of rubble and a big stairway sculpted in stones.
- Aanjar, been a favored and distinguished site in Bekaa throughout the ancient and middle Ages. Its site has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The city ruins cover 114,000 square meters and are surrounded by large, fortified stone walls over two meters thick and seven meters high. The rectangular city design of 370 m by 310 m is based on Roman city planning and architecture with stonework borrowed from the Byzantines.
- Wine tasting tour at Château Ksara, a Lebanese winery situated in the Beqaa Valley, welcoming over 100,000 visitors each year.
- Batroun, coastal city in northern Lebanon, famous for its fresh lemonade and the old harbor. Along the coast, there is the famous Phoenician Wall, which is 225 meters long. Visit of Msailha fortress which was built by prince Fakhr Eddine II in 1624 on a high rock in the Joz river East to Batroun city. The fortress is believed to be built upon an older castle ruins.
- Byblos/Jbeil, the first city in Phoenicia. It is one of the cities suggested as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Visit the old pedestrian souk, and head to the old port and the fortress.
- Nahr el Kalb inscriptions on the rocks near the seaside that predate the passage of invaders who passed by this place and the achievements or victories that they had accomplished. You can see inscriptions dating back to 569 B.C
- Jeita Grotto, was one of top 14 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition, that has two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves.
- Tripoli, known as the capital of the North and it is Lebanon’s second largest city in population. It has many landmarks, one of which is St. Gilles Citadelle.
- Cedard of God, where the visitor can walk and watch the cedar trees that are 35 meters high and with a circumference of 14 meters. 12 thousand of those trees date back to more than a thousand year.
- Visit the old town of Sidon starting with the Sea Castle, fortress built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. Then learn the history of soap industry in lebanon at Audi Khan of Soap.
- Visit Tyre, the Phoenician city, described as the queen of the seas. Stroll in the the old streets of Tyre, a lively area and discover the khan from the Ottoman period, an old house which belonged to an Ottoman noble family. And then head to the Christian Quarter, a beautiful area with narrow streets and old houses.
- Beirut, Capital of Lebanon, stroll in the Downtown streets and central square, discover many landmarks which are totally explorable by foot. Full of history and many religious sites. Visit St Georges Cathedral, and the Roman Basins.
- National Museum, considered as one of the richest museums in the Middle East as the antiquities that were exposed inside grew tremendously in numbers with time. The invaluable antiquities tell the story of people and civilizations that had conquered Lebanon and lived in it.
- Pigeon grotto, or Rawcheh, 2 large rocks broke up with the earth and are currently standing 60 meters tall as if they were keeping watch over the corniche of Beirut.