Duration : Full Day
Start with a sample of Syria`s historical treasures at the National Museum, proceed to the Ottoman mosque, the Tekkiyeh Sulimaniyeh, browse shops at the adjacent Handicrafts Market. Enter the ancient walled city via the celebrated Souq Al Hamidiyeh, followed by stops at the regal ’Azem Palace’ of the Ottoman governor, the Khan Assad Pasha, and the Dahdah Palace. Visit Islam`s fourth holiest site, the Ummayad Mosque, and the mausoleum of Saladin, nemesis of the Crusaders. Traverse the biblical Street Called Straight` to the Christian quarter of Bab Touma, home to St. Paul`s Window and the St. Ananias Chapel. At sunset, drive up to Mount Qassioun for a panoramic view of Damascus, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.