Complete Lebanon

Complete Lebanon (8 days / 7 nights)


DAY 01: ARRIVAL TO BEIRUT

Arrival to Beirut international airport, meet and assist. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 02: TYRE - ESHMOUN

Drive south along the coast to Tyre (Sour) to visit the Necropolis excavation, the Monumental Arch the spectacular Hippodrome and the Imperial city excavation. Afternoon drive to city center to visit Qalaat Al-Bahr, the Crusader Castle of the Sea from the 13th century, which was built on a little island at the harbor entrance. Free tour through the souq. Short visit to Eshmoun to visit the Temple of the Phoenician God identified to Aesculapius. Return to Beirut for dinner and overnight.


DAY 03: BEIRUT - HARISSA - BYBLOS

Sightseeing tour of the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, where the history reveals a long phase of different invasions. Drive along the seashore to the picturesque rocks of the pigeons' Rock through Hamra commercial area to the National museum and the Martyr's Square. Then drive along the coasts street to Harissa to take the cable car up toward the outstretched arms of the Lady of Lebanon in Harissa - a breathtaking view to Beirut and Jounieh. Proceed to Byblos, the city of the most ancient port in the World. Visit the old souqs, old ramparts, citadel, St. John Church and Roman amphitheater. Back to Beirut for dinner and overnight.


DAY 04: THE CEDARS - BSHARRE - TRIPOLI

Drive north through the mountain street to the famous cedars in about 2000m height. The majestic cedar adorns used the country flag as a landmark of the Lebanon, over centuries away Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks of the cedar wood as a building material. Continue to Bsharre a neighboring village of the Cedars that is the birth and resting place of Jubran Khalil Jubran Lebanon's most famous poet, visit his little museum. Proceed to Tripoli, the second largest city, to visit the castle of Raymond de Saint Gilles (Sinjil) on the mountain Pelerin, the souq and the fisherman harbor. Return to Beirut for dinner and overnight.


DAY 05: JEITA GROTTO - FAKRA - DEIR QALAA

Visit of the Jeita Grotto whose underground lake with little boats is passable. Continue to Fakra to discover its beautiful Phoenician ruins. Proceed over mountain villages Kfarbedian and Bickfaya until Broumana, then to Beit Merry and visit of Deir Al-Qalaa. Return to Beirut for dinner and overnight.


DAY 06: DEIR AL-QAMAR - BEITEDDINE

Drive to the Chouf mountains then to Deir Al-Qamar, a former ruler-residence, today a little village of full charms whose landmark is sign the minaret of the Mosque Fakhreddins. Proceed to Beiteddine to visit the palace, the little museum and the Mosaic exhibition. Back to Beirut for dinner and overnight.


DAY 07: BAALBECK - ANJAR

Drive through Mount Lebanon via the Beqaa valley to discover Baalbeck, the small town outstanding for its acropolis considered among the most important Roman ruins ever built. Continue to Anjar, the unique fortified city in Lebanon dated back from Umayyad period. Return to Beirut for dinner and overnight.


DAY 08: DEPARTURE

Breakfast. Transfer to Beirut International Airport for departure.