- 5 Nights accommodation in sharing double on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Private return transfer from Beirut airport to hotel and V.V.
- International air ticket Cairo- Beirut-Cairo on regular flights.
- Any personal expenses I.E. Tel calls, Gratuities, portage and any items not mentioned in inclusions
This package is valid from
10 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Napoleon Hotel Beirut
Baalbeck, Ksara and Anjar Tour
On this tour you will visit Baalbeck, the largest and most noble Roman temple ever built. It is towering high above the Bekaa plain and its monumental proportions are a sign of the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The temple is also considered as one of Lebanon's greatest Roman treasures among the wonders of the ancient world. The Greeks identified the God of Baalbeck with the Sun God and the city is called Heliopolis or City of the Sun. The temple was never built so some huge construction from the Hellenistic project can still be seen. You will stop for lunch (lunch is under own arrangement) before continuing your tour to Ksara for some delightful tasting at its famous winery. Next you will visit Anjar, which dates back to the Umayyad-period and has been excavated only 40 years ago. Here you will be able to get a clear idea of what the town looked like when the Damascus-based Umayyad Caliphs ruled the area.
Tyre, Sidon and Echmoun
Your tour will start with a visit to Sidon, where you will have the opportunity to visit the sea castle, a fortress built by the Crusaders in the early 13th century on a small island connected to the mainland by a causeway. You will stop to see the caravanserai and the old souk. You will then continue to Tyre, the Queen of the Phoenician coast; an island city of unprecedented splendour. Tyre grew wealthy from its far-reaching colonies and industries of purple-dyed textiles, it also attracted the attention of jealous conquerors, among them the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great. Here you will visit the triumphal arch and the hippodrome in antiquity that remains almost intact today, as well as an amazing Necropolis. Next you make a short stop for lunch (lunch is under own arrangement). On the way back to Beirut, there is a visit to the Phoenician Temple of Echmoun, the God of Death and Birth.
Byblos and Dog River
On this tour you make a stop at the Dog River, where you will see commemorative inscriptions and bas relief sculptures carved into the limestone cliffs of all the conquering armies who passed there. In ancient times, the Dog River was a substantial barrier to progress up or down the coast and many of the conquerors who made it this far commemorated their achievement by carving a record of their campaign in the rocks above the river. From here you continue to Byblos, the oldest town in the world which has been continuously inhabited for the last 7,000 years. The city also has the most ancient port in the world. You will be astonished by the number of superimposed cultural layers such as Roman amphitheater, Royal Necropolis, the Crusader castle and its Church.
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