Discover Lebanon

 

Day 1 - Arrival Beirut International Airport - Hotel in Beirut
Arrival at Beirut International Airport, transfer to hotel in Beirut. Welcome drink on arrival. Dinner & overnight

Day 2 - Baalbeck - Anjar - Chateau Ksara - Hotel in Bekaa
Full day tour to the Bekaa valley to visit God Baal´s city, named Heliopolis (city of the Sun) by the Greeks, Roman temples were consecrated to the Trinity of Gods (Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus). First class lunch before visiting the ancient Ommayad City of Anjar. Wine tasting and visit to the National natural wine cellars of Chateau Ksara before checking-in at the hotel in the Bekaa for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Saida - Tyre - Echmoun - Hotel in the Chouf
A full day in the South beginning with the Crusader Sea castle of Saida, its ancient and lively souks, the Great Mosque dating back to the 13th century and the Castle of St. Louis. Seafood lunch in Tyre before visiting this ancient Phoenicia city. Major sites of Tyre include a Roman Hippodrome, Necropole and the monumental Arc of Triumph. Time for a short visit of the Temple of Echmoun before checking-in the hotel in the Chouf. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Beiteddine - Castle Moussa - Deir Al Qamar - Beirut - Hotel in the Chouf
Beiteddine: the Palace of Emir Bechir built at the beginning of the 19th century is a masterpiece of oriental architecture. The visit of the Palace, grounds and mosaics is followed by that of the Castle Moussa, which is in complete contrast of style and decore. A brief stop at the picturesque village of Deir El Qamar before heading off for lunch in Beirut. Afternoon spent discovering the Beirut downtown area and National museum before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Byblos - Nahr El Kelb - Jeita - Harissa - Hotel in Jounieh
Arguably one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities, he site of Byblos is contended to date back at least 7000 years. The visit includes the citadel, souks and church with time to enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful old port. On the way to the fabulous Jeita Grottoes, pass by to see the carved inscriptions at Nahr El Kelb (Dog River). Lunch is followed by a trip to the Lebanese foothills to Our Lady of Lebanon at Harissa where a panoramic view of the Bay of Jounieh can be enjoyed. Cable car ride down to Jounieh for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 - Bcharreh - Qozhaya - Cedars - Hotel in Jounieh
A full day in the North with a visit of the museum of the famous poet and philosopher, Gibran Khalil Gibran. Weather permitting descend into the holy valley of the first printing house of the Middle East at the convent of Qozhaya. Lunch in the mountain village of Ehden before discovering the biblical forests of the Cedars. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Jounieh.

Day 7 - Departure Beirut International Airport
Return transfer to Beirut International Airport for departure flight.

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