Welcome to Beirut, Lebanon's capital city and home to over 5,000 years of Cannaanite and Phoenician history. Considered one of the oldest settlements of man as evidenced by relics from prehistoric communities, Beirut is now an important cultural and commercial part of modern day Middle East. Your private city tour consists of Beirut's main highlights including the Corniche, Pigeon's Grotto, and the National Museum. Continue on to the village of Deir el Qamar and the Palace of Beiteddine. The following private day tour takes you on a half day trip to Byblos - known to many as the birthplace of the alphabet.
Private airport transfer with an English speaking driver.
A representative will greet you when you land in Beirut and assist with the visa/baggage process. Note: Visas are obtained on arrival for all US, Canadian and European passport holders. Clients are required to pay $20 upon entry. Travellers from other countries should contact their local embassy for further information.
The Golden Tulip Serenada Hotel (4*) is conveniently situated in the heart of the famous Hamra city, 15 min from the airport and 5 min from the sea, close to Beirut Down Town and Verdun Shopping Centre, making it a perfect location for travelers. The hotel boasts 65 rooms including 10 one bedroom suites with all the comforts and facilities of your own home, crowned with the appropriate services and respectable hotel. They also offers gastronomic food in its Mediterranean restaurant along with delicious drinks and cocktails, as well as a variety of other outlets such as all day dining restaurant, pool terrace, Roof Top, swimming pool.
Visit Beirut and discover the lively Cornish, the Pigeon’s Grotto and the renovated downtown. Continue to the National Museum. Built in 1930, the Museum houses a collection of ancient antiquities covering about 60 Centuries of history. Departure to the Chouf mountains, Located south-east of Beirut, the region comprises a narrow coastal strip notable for the Christian town of Damour, and the valleys and mountains of the western slopes of Jabal Barouk, the name of the local Mount Lebanon massif. Chouf is the heartland of the Lebanese Druze community. The Emirs of Lebanon used to have their residence in Chouf, most notably Bachir Chehab II, who built the magnificent palace of Beiteddine during the first half of the 19th century. Another historical town, located just below Beiteddine, is Deir al Qamar (the monastery of the Moon).visit of Deir el Qamar. Then we will continue to the Beiteddine Palace, the eighteen-century Arabian night’s-type retreat. We will admire graceful arcades, ornate ceilings; rich marble mosaics, tinkling fountains and beautifully paneled rooms.
Departure to Jeita. Visit of the grottoes, Lebanon’s natural miracle, a striking nine kilometers labyrinth of galleries on two levels. The lower, river level offers a unique tour by flat-bottom boat past “weeping willows” and gigantic stone flowers. Equally striking is the upper grotto where monstrous mineral animals crouch in shady corners. Continue to visit Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa where you will enjoy the beautiful view of Jounieh. We will then proceed to Byblos, the oldest harbor in the world. Visit of the archeological site where around the acropolis you will admire traces of all periods since the Neolithic times. It is a city full of history where the Christian religion is dominating by the crusaders passage and their building of a cathedral in the 12th century.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Lebanon for the most up to date visa information.
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