THE ANCIENT TREASURES OF THE LEVANT 14 DAYS TOUR  


THE ANCIENT TREASURES OF THE LEVANT 14 DAYS TOUR

Lebanon - Syria & Jordan 14 Days 13 Nights Tour

Secrets Of Lebanon Syria & Jordan Tour

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 – Bosra – Jerash – Amman

Breakfast and departure to visit the Roman Amphitheatre of Bosra. Proceed to Jordanian Borders and meet the Jordanian Guide. Assist with visa formalities then continue to visit Jerash. Drive to Amman Hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 11 = Amman – Mt Nebo – Madaba – Kerak – Petra

Breakfast and departure for a short sightseeing tour of the capital Amman, then continue to visit Mt Nebo, the memorial of Moses and visit the church which was built on the presumed site of the Prophet's death and burial place. From the platform in front of this church we can overlook the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, and the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Then proceed to Madaba (the city of Mosaics) to visit the church of St George where we see the 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Continue to Kerak to visit the crusader castle built in 1141. proceed to Petra. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Petra.

Day 12 = Petra

Breakfast and full day visit of Petra, the rose red city, the legacy of Nabataeans, which is carved in the rock. We can see in Petra the Siq, the Treasury , the Theatre and Temples , tombs and court. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Day 13 = Petra – Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

Breakfast and departure to visit the Desert of Wadi rum with Jeep tour, then drive to Dead Sea. Free time for swimming and Floating. Dinner and overnight.

Day 14 = Dead Sea – Amman Airport

Breakfast and transfer to Amman airport for departure.


  Starting from 3250 $ USD









 
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