Despite it's compact size, Lebanon is a country with a long and rich history and one packed full of things to see and do. As well as Beirut -the Middle East's most cosmopolitan and liberal cities, there are also intact Roman temples, ancient ruins, beautiful caverns, Cypress tree valleys and much more. Not to mention the delicious cuisine and Lebanese wine. The trips also follows immediately after our Iraqi Kurdistan trip so it's possible to do both trips back to back (as well as Iran prior to Iraq if you have enough time!) Please also contact us by email for possible extension trips from Beirut.
29 April - 4 May 2018
Sunday April 29th
Arrive Beirut and transfer to your 3 star hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Monday April 30th
Today we take a full day tour of Beirut, learning about the history of the city.
Tuesday May 1st
We start the day visiting Jeita, one of the most beautiful caverns in the world. 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.
Wednesday May 2rd
Today we will visit the ancient Phonecian sea city of Sidon, the archaeological ruins at Tyr and the sanctuary of Magdouche.
Thursday May 3rd
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.
Friday May 4th
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or take an extension tour both inside or outside of Lebanon. Please contact us for more details.
This tour is priced at £495 per person
The price will include:
- Airport transfers
- All ground transport for tours
- 3 star hotels (twin rooms)
- Breakfast each day
- Tours, entry fees and English speaking guide
- Lupine tour leader
The price doesn't include:
- International Flights
- Lunches and dinners
- Other personal expenses
- single room supplement: £120 - we can allocate someone to share with (subject to availability) if you prefer to avoid this cost.