Tour itinerary can be seen below.
Arrive in Beirut and transfer to your 3 star hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Today we take a full day tour of Beirut, learning about the history of the city. We will visit the National Museum, Al Ameen mosque, Al Omary mosque, St George Cathedral, Martyr's square, Place Etoile, Pigeon Rock, the Corniche and more.
We start the day visiting Jeita, one of the most beautiful caverns in the world. The cavern is made up of an upper grotto over 2000 metres in size and a lower cavern, which we travel around by boat on a 600 metre underground lake. Afterwards we drive on to the ancient city of Byblos, with a history dating back over 7000 years. In the afternoon we take the teleferique up the mountain of Harissa to visit the huge statue of the Virgin Mary and take in panoramic views of the bay of Jounieh down below. Back to Beirut afterwards and evening at leisure.
Today we will go to the ancient Phoenecian sea city of Sidon where we will visit the sea castle, soap factory and Khan Al Franj. In the afternoon we visit the Mleeta Landmark of the Resistance Museum before returning to Beirut.
Today we travel north east to the Roman city of Baalbeck and take a tour of the largest and best preserved Roman temples and architectures of the whole former empire. We will also visit the archaeological site of Anjar, situated in the Bekaa valley. We return to Beirut to spend the evening at leisure.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
For those taking the extension, meet after breakfast to take a full day tour of the Cedar Valley. This is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar that once thrived across the region in ancient times. Return to Beirut and overnight in the hotel.
Meet after breakfast to take a full day tour of Tripoli, Lebanon's northern "capital", a city famed for it's architectural heritage. Return to Beirut and overnight in the hotel.
We'll transfer you to the airport for your onward departure.
TRIPOLI & CEDAR VALLEY EXTENSION DETAILS:
Our Lebanon tours have a two-day extension with day trips out to both the Cedar Valley and Tripoli after the main tour. This includes a local English-speaking guide, driver and transport, 2 x full day tours, 2 x nights in Beirut hotel with breakfast included. Price: £250pp twin/double room, £310pp single room.