Syria & Lebanon Discovery Tour - 10 Days  


Syria & Lebanon Discovery Tour

Lebanon & Syria 10 Days

Day 1 = Beirut Arrival

Arrival to Beirut Airport, meet and assist, transfer to hotel in Beirut

Day 2 = Beirut – Harissa – Byblos - Tripoli

The day will start with a visit of the Capital: Beirut. The Pigeons Rock, the Coastal Avenue, then the city center where you will find one of the largest reconstruction project in the World and visit the National Museum (closed on Monday’s). Proceed to Harissa, climbing by cable car (closed on Monday’s) to the Holy statue of Notre Dame for a breathtaking view of Jounieh and Beirut. In the afternoon, proceed to Byblos, the oldest town in the world continuously inhabited for 5,000 years. Visit the city. Via the coastal highway, proceed to Tripoli, the second largest town in Lebanon. Visit the St Gilles Castle, the old souks, the Hammam and the fishing port

Return to hotel in Beirut and overnight

Day 3 = Beiteddine – Tyre – Sidon

En route for the Chouf Mountains. . Proceed to Beiteddine (closed on Monday’s), a superb example of the Lebanese architecture of the 18th & 19th century. Continue the visit to the South, and start with Sidon. The Sea Castle built by the crusaders, the souks proceed to Tyre which was previously an island. The main sites of interest are the Arc de Triumph, the Hippodrome and the excavation bringing back to master pieces from Crusaders, Romans, Greeks and Byzantine era. If time allows it, on the way back to Beirut, a visit to the Temple of Eschmoun will be paid.

Day 4: Baalbeck - Anjar- Damascus

Drive across Mount Lebanon then descend towards the Beqaa Valley to reach the world greatest historical sites: Baalbeck. Visit the place with the Temple of Jupiter and Bacchus. Visit the Ksara winery for a taste of the Lebanese production then proceed to Anjar the only Omayyad site in Lebanon.  Transfer till hotel in Damascus. dinner and overnight.

Day 5 (Damascus).

Breakfast, full day Damascus city tour: visit the National Museum (10 000 years of culture) handicraft market (the best handmade crafts of the Middle East), Azem Palace (a perfect example of a traditional Damascene house, an ethnic museum now). Umayyad mosque (a place for worshiping since the first millennium b.c), the straight street (the via recta, the place where St. Anania met St. Paul and converted him) the church of St. Ananias, the window of St. Paul and a stroll in souk hamidieh (one thousand and one kinds of goods), ending the tour by a panoramic tour view from mountain Kassion, back to hotel, and overnight. .


Day 6 (Maalula- Krak Des Chevaliers-Apamea-Aleppo).

Breakfast, Departure for Aleppo, en route visit Maalula, Krak Des Chevaliers, (the most spectacular 12th-century Crusaders' castle of all), then to Apamea, proceed to Aleppo, hotel dinner and overnight. 


Day 7 (Aleppo-St. Simon-Aleppo).

Visit St. Simeon’s monastery in the morning. Tour Aleppo in the afternoon; visit the largest covered market in the Middle East, see the Aleppo citadel and the National Museum, Grand Mosque, Khan Al-Wazir. Overnight in Aleppo.


Day 8 (Aleppo-Serjellah-Palmyra).

Breakfast, departure to Palmyra. En route visit Serjellah, Upon arrival visit the Temple of Bel, the colonnaded streets, and the Necropolis. Overnight in Palmyra.


Day 9 (Palmyra- Damascus).

Breakfast, Continue tour of Palmyra, then transfer to Damascus, arrive hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 10 (Damascus- Airport).

Breakfast, Transfer to Damascus Airport for final departure.


  Starting from 2250 $ USD Per Person.





Syria & Lebanon Discovery Tour - 10 Days
Starting from 2250 $ USD Per Person.







 
Baalbeck
Tyre
Krak des Chevaliers
Palmyra
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