X Personal expenses example: snacks / souvenirs
X Lunch options $3-$25
X Optional gratuities to the guide and driver
X Admissions (see each total admissions for each tour)
*Hotel pick-ups in Beirut start at 7:50 am, for other locations you should meet the group at Martyr’s Square at 8:30 AM SHARP if you do not show up there on time there will be NO REFUND.
✔ Pick-up Drop-off from Hotel in Beirut
✔Guides licensed by the Ministry at archeological sites (English)
✔Educated driver in English
✔Small Group for Superior Experience (9 PAX maximum)
✔Transportation in a Modern Air-conditioned vehicle
✔Secure Credit Card Payments (no fees)
Jeita, Harissa, & Byblos Tour
(Every Sunday and Wednesday) $80 per person
Duration: 8 hours
The tour may last up to 9 hours depending on traffic conditions
Total admissions (including One-way cable car) $22
your day starts with Jeita Grotto, two majestic separate, but interconnected karstic limestone caves. The caves were nominated as one of the seven new world wonders. The Jeita upper cave has 750 metres (2, 460 ft) of accessible walk-way, known for having the longest stalactite in the world. After visiting the upper caves, you then take a small boat-ride in the lower caves; a truly unique experience.
We then move on to the telephrique, a cable-car ride that takes you to Harissa, Where Our Lady of Lebanon sits. Our Lady of Lebanon is one of the most important shrines in the world honoring the Virgin Mary. The shrine is highlighted by a huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the virgin.
Our last stop: Byblos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Astonishingly having survived the Phoenicians, Romans, the crusades, and Ottomans. The city charms visitors: from its Souqs(markets) to its magnificent harbor, Crusader castle, and sea-side promenade.
Baalbek, Anjar, Chateau Ksara Tour
(Every Monday and Friday) $90 per person
Duration: 9 hours | The tour may last up to 9 1/2 hours depending on traffic conditions
Total admissions (including basic wine tasting) $17
Our day starts with Baalbek. There we will visit the roman ruins of 3 temples: The temple of Venus (goddess of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory), the temple of Jupiter (god of the sky and thunder and king of the gods in Ancient Roman religion and mythology), and lastly the temple of Bacchus (god of agriculture, wine and fertility). The temples were built starting the first century BC and are UNESCO world heritage site.
Our next stop is Anjar, where we will have lunch at the popular Al-shams restaurant, indulging in fine Lebanese Cuisine. In Anjar we will also see the 8th century ruins of an umayyad palace. The ruins of Anjar is also a UNESCO world heritage site. You will be able to buy souvenirs from a small shop outside the ruins.
Our last stop is Chateau Ksara, Lebanon's Largest winery. The caves, now used to store their wine was discovered by accident by the Jesuites (French missionaries) when chasing a fox that has been eating their livestock.
Beirut Day Tour
(Every Tuesday and Saturday) $75 per person
Duration: 6 hours | The tour may last up to 6 1/2 hours depending on traffic conditions
Total admissions $3
We begin our tour with a quick photo visit to the pigeon rocks, we will the proceed to the National Museum which hosts an impressive collection artifacts dating from pre-historic times up to the Ottoman era gathered from around Lebanon.
Our next destination is the downtown. This part of our tour is done by foot. We will visit the Blue mosque, and three churches (Marinote, Greek Orthodox, and Catholic Churches). Next we will see the roman baths and walk past the downtown shops.
Our next stop is Zaitunay Bay followed by our stop to a busy commercial street called Hamra. There you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs as well as enjoy lunch at one of Beirut's most recommended resto-cafe's
(Every Thursday) $90 per person
8 Hours | The tour may last up to 9 hours depending on traffic conditions
Total admissions $4
Our first stop is a small stretch break at Mseilha Fortress. We continue to tripoli where we will see the architectural genium Oscar Niemeyer at the rachid karame international Fair
We later continue to the souks of Tripoli, visit the turkish baths, the saint gilles crusader castle and the Taynal Mosque
we will proceed to have lunch, followed by an afternoon visit to the remains of the train station and the al-mina port city of Tripoli
* Bring an appetite as we will be trying many Tripoli specialties (included)
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