Day 1 - Arrival to Lebanon.
Arrival to Beirut International Airport. Meet, assist and transfer to chosen hotel.
Day 2 - Full day tour of Beirut City, Dog River, Jeita & Byblos
After breakfast; morning city tour of Beirut (Beirut reconstruction project, Pigeon Rock, National Museum). Continue north to the Dog River where history's great conquerors carved on the cliffs 19 inscriptions in memory of their glory. Driving 20 Km north of Beirut the road leads to the Jeita Grotto, one of Lebanon's most unusual tourist attractions, an enormous cavern festooned with every shape and size of stalactite and stalagmite. Stop for lunch, and then continue to Byblos to visit the Crusaders' castle, the Phoenician temples, the Roman theatre and the Royal Necropolis. Return to Beirut.
Day 3 - Half day tour to Deir El Kamar & Beiteddine.
After breakfast; drive south to Deir El Kamar, former capital of Mount Lebanon, which still retains in its pretty town square several palaces and a mosque from the 17th and 18th Centuries. Proceed to Beiteddine and visit the magnificent Palace of Emir Bechir where you can see the complex and its museum (old weapons and costumes). Return to Beirut.
Day 4 - Full day tour to Baalbeck, Ksara & Anjar.
After breakfast; early departure to Baalbeck, road climbs to Dahr El Baidar, then descent to the magnificent Bekaa plain. A short stop at Chtaura, then proceed to Baalbeck to visit the most colossal monuments ever to be found from the Roman period, the temple of Jupiter with its sumptuous columns, the richly decorated temple of Bacchus and the original pentagonal temple of Venus. Typical lunch at a local restaurant, then the visit of Anjar, the unique fortified city in Lebanon. Return to Beirut.
Day 5 - Full day tour to Cedars, Besharre & Tripoli.
After breakfast; depart towards the North of Lebanon to visit the Cedars forest and mountain where some trees are over 1000 years old. Continue to Besharre the hometown of the famous Lebanese writer Gebran Khalil Gebran where you can visit the town and the museum. Stop for lunchand then continue to Tripoli, the modern city that preserves jealously its medieval old religious edifices and public buildings. In the old city you can see the Crusader Castle of Raymond de St. Gilles, mosques from the Mameluks period, Koranic schools, oriental Bazaars and Turkish baths. Return to Beirut.
Day 6 Full day tour to Sidon, Tyre & Qana.
After breakfast; drive south of Beirut to Sidon to visit the "Castle of the Sea", a 13th century Crusader fortress. Proceed to visit the soap museum and souks. Stop for lunch, and then continue to Tyre to visit the Necropolis and Imperial excavations and the amphitheatre from the Roman era. The last stop in Qana, the place where Jesus transformed water to wine.
Day 7 Full day at leisure.
After breakfast, free day at leisure (shopping, etc…).
Day 8 Departure day.
After breakfast; transfer to Beirut International Airport for departure flight.
Package Includes :
- Meet and assist upon arrival to Beirut International Airport by our representative.
- Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis at chosen hotel.
- Round trip transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport.
- Tours as per the program including guidance and entrance fees.
- Optional lunches during the tours or dinners at the hotel or in restaurants with Oriental shows are available upon request.
- Extension programs to Syria and/or Jordan can be provided.