Beirut - Harissa - Ksara - Cedars - Deir El Kamar - Beiteddine - Sidon - Broumana
9 DAYS – 8 NIGHTS
Day 01: Beirut International Airport – Beirut
Arrival to Beirut International Airport. Meet, assist and transfer to chosen hotel.
Day 02: Beirut City Tour – Harissa – Annaya – Beirut
Morning City Tour of Beirut (Beirut reconstruction project, Pigeon Rock, National Museum). Proceed to Harissa to visit Our Lady of Lebanon and continue towards the village of Annaya to visit the Shrine of Saint Charbel. Overnight in Beirut.
Day 03: Beirut – Baalbek – Ksara – Anjar – Beirut
Departure to Baalbek and visit the Roman temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus. Return to Ksara wine caves for a tour in the caves and wine tasting. Afternoon visit of Anjar, the Ommayad built city. Overnight in Beirut.
Day 04: Beirut – Cedars – Besharre – Beirut
Visit of the Cedars forest; proceed to visit the village of Besharre and the museum of the famous philosopher Gibran Khalil Gibran. In the afternoon return to Beirut via Tripoli to visit the old souks and the Citadel. Overnight in Beirut.
Day 05: Beirut – Jeita – Byblos – Beirut
Visit the Jeita Grotto, an enormous cavern festooned with every shape and size of stalactite and stalagmite. Proceed to Byblos, the oldest continuously inhabited Mediterranean town. Visit the Citadel and the souk. Overnight in Beirut.
Day 06: Beirut – Deir El Kamar – Beiteddine – Beirut
Departure to Deir El Kamar to visit the town square. Proceed to Beiteddine to visit the Mir Bashir Palace and the Mir Amine Palace. Overnight in Beirut.
Day 07: Beirut – Tyre – Qana – Sidon – Beirut
Departure to Tyre to visit the Necropolis excavations, the Monumental Arch and the spectacular hippodrome, second largest and best preserved of the Roman era. Proceed to visit the Biblical village of Qana where Jesus transformed the water to wine. Return to Beirut via Sidon. Visit the Castle of the Sea a crusader’s castle of the 13th century, the Khan El Frange, a typical caravan serail. Overnight in Beirut.
Day 08: Beirut – Broumana – Beirut
Depart for a sightseeing tour to the Lebanese mountains. Visit the towns of: Broumana, Beit Merry, Bikfaya, Khinshara. Afternoon shopping tour. Return for overnight in Beirut.
Day 09: Beirut – Beirut International Airport
Transfer to Beirut International Airport for departure flight or transfer to Syria and/or Jordan for extension programs.
This is a sample itinerary and a tailor made program can be offered upon request. For individual or group travelers, tour services may include the following:
• Meet and greet, assistance with visa formalities.
• Accommodation as per your chosen hotels category (3, 4 & 5 stars).
• Transportation in a modern A/C vehicles with English speaking drivers.
• Meal Plan, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, at hotels or in local restaurants.
• Entrance fees to all archeological sites.
• Multi-lingual guides.