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LB03: 5 Days Beirut - Jeita - Byblos - Anjar - Baalbek - Sidon - Tyre - Beirut

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotel, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beirut, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Beirut! Upon arrival at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, our driver will pick you up and send you to the hotel. You can enjoy yourself freely during the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Gems Hotel (4 stars)

Day 2: Day trip to Jeita Grotto, Byblos and Harissa
In the morning, we will drive to the first stop of our 5-day Beirut tour, Jeita Grotto. On arrival, a cable car ride is required to get to the 9km (5.6mi) long limestone cave, which is believed to be inhabited in prehistoric times. When touring inside, you can feast your eyes on the gigantic stalactites on the upper layer and then take a boat to explore the lower layer. Next, we will leave for Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world. Must-sees in this city include the Byblos Citadel (Crusaders' Castle), the Church of St. John, the Roman amphitheater and the old souks. After, we will go back to the hotel in Beirut. On the way back to Beirut, we will stop by village of Harissa and take cable car to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Gems Hotel (4 stars)

Day 3: World Heritage tour to Anjar and Baalbek
In the morning, it will take us 1.5h to drive to Anjar. Built in the 8th century, Anjar used to be a prosperous city dotted with palaces, mosques and public baths, and its main street in downtown was once flanked with over six hundred stores. Now, we can still feel Anjar's ancient glory through the stone walls and stone pillars at the Umayyad ruins. Then, we will move on to the temple complex in Baalbek. There, three temples dedicated to Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus respectively are considered the largest and most well-preserved ancient Roman remains in the world. At the end of the day, we will drive to Château Ksara to visit winery and have a taste of local wine. This is the end of today’s itinerary and the guide will send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Gems Hotel (4 stars)

Day 4: Discover Southern Lebanon to Sidon and Tyre
According to the Beirut tour package, today we are going to explore Phoenician civilization by visiting Sidon and Tyre. After breakfast, you will first be led to Sidon to have a look at the local souks, fish market, the sea castle and the Temple of Eshmun. After the Sidon sightseeing, it is time to leave for Tyre. Tyre used to be a commercial port and trading center of the eastern Mediterranean. To have a deeper understanding of Tyre's legendary past, we will pay a visit to the Egyptian Port, public baths and the Roman necropolis and hippodrome. Then, you will be escorted back to the hotel in Beirut.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Gems Hotel (4 stars)

Day 5: Departure from Beirut, Airport see-off
It's time to say goodbye to Lebanon. Our driver will transfer you from the hotel to Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport on time according to your return flight. We wish you a safe and happy homeward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$599$529
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Above prices are not applied for peak season and public holidays.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off service at Beirut Airport.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Lebanon.
  • Personal expenses (tips, insurance, drinks, etc.).
  • Lebanon Visa Fee.
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