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Chic Cities & Charming Countryside 3 Nights and 4 Days

Lebanese Trails

Lebanese Trails

Starting from $141 / per day

The small Mediterranean nation of Lebanon is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. With some of the oldest continuously inhabited sights in the world alongside the chic and trendy hubs of Beirut, there’s a little something for everyone here. Explore the best of Lebanon on this journey featuring the lively centres of Beirut, traditional charm of Lebanese villages, the surreal caves of Jeita, and the lip-smacking flavours of the Middle East.

Signature Experience: Explore the area with knowledgeable locals.

The Journey

1

Welcome to Beirut

The Middle East’s most glamorous city, Beirut is a place where East meets West with a vibrant energy. The city offers breath-taking Mediterranean seascapes, pulsating nightlife, world-class hotels and amazing food, coupled with a fascinating history as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. After check-in at the hotel, you have the rest of the day to enjoy at leisure.
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Surreal Caves and Ancient Cities

After breakfast, proceed for a journey to some of the popular attractions near the city. We begin at the Jeita Grotto, a place full of stalagmites and stalactites, nominated as one of the seven new wonders of the world. The Jeita upper cave has 750 metres (2, 460 ft) of accessible walk-way, known for having the longest stalactite in the world. After visiting the upper caves, take a small boat-ride into the lower caves; a truly unique experience. We then move on to a cable-car ride to Harissa, known for the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, one of the most important shrines in the world honouring the Virgin Mary. Our last stop, Byblos, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has survived the Phoenicians, Romans, the crusades, and Ottomans. The city charms visitors, with its souks (markets), a magnificent harbour, Crusader castle, and sea-side promenade.
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Beirut Sights and Traditional Villages

On a full-day exploration of Beirut with your local guide, see popular sights like the Maghen Abraham synagogue – the largest synagogue in Beirut; and Martyrs’ Square with the impressive Martyrs’ Statue -- a memorial for Lebanese nationalists who were hanged during World War I by the Ottomans. Next, we step outside the city to explore two well-preserved traditional villages. Beiteddine (Beit El Dine), where you will find the magnificent Beiteddine Palace, was built at the beginning of the 19th century. With its arcades, galleries and rooms decorated by artists from Lebanon, Damascus and Italy, the palace is a fabulous model of Eastern architecture. Next, head to the village of Deir El Qamar (Deit El Kamar), a charming place with a historical centre, traditional souks, and ancient Lebanese architecture. After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant in town (included), continue your tour to Deir El Qamar’s most famous ruins – the Mosque and Castle of Emir Melhem Shehab. On the way, look out your window to see Moussa Castle, a beautiful, yet tiny castle built by a Lebanese visionary over a period of more than 60 years.
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Farewell Lebanon!

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

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