Classic Lebanon

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Overview

The small country of Lebanon has had a long and turbulent past. Gaining their independence for the first time less than a century ago, the Lebanese have faced a difficult time as the many cultures learn to live harmoniously. With some of the world’s oldest cities and the Middle East’s most religiously diverse nation with 18 official religions, the country is rich in historic sites and has a varied culture. Owing to its small size it is possible to gain an comprehensive introduction ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

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Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes and budget, or build a trip from scratch.

Day 1 Beirut: Arrival

Arrive in Beirut and transfer to your hotel. The evening is free for you to relax and try out one of Beirut’s excellent restaurants.

Zanzoun

Day 2 Beirut: City Tour

Today head out and explore Beirut with your local guide, visit the National Museum for an introduction to Lebanon’s history before moving on to Downtown Beirut to see the remains of the Roman Baths. Much of Beirut’s charm lies in its characterful neighbourhoods and after lunch in a local restaurant, stroll through areas such as Gemmayze and Mar Mikhael with their cafes, bars and shops before a walk along the Corniche.

Zanzoun Breakfast

Day 3 Beirut - Shouf: Historic Coastal Sights

A drive down the coast to southern Lebanon brings you to Tyre, the birthplace of the legendary Queen Dido, and allegedly, purple dye. There are two Roman sites to visit, one boasting the largest hippodrome after Rome and a large necropolis and the other has rows of columns set by the sea. Take a stroll through the old city to the harbour where fishing boats bob up and down and traditional boat builders can be seen, before driving on to the city of Sidon. Here, you will find a Crusader Sea Castle as well as a traditional souk complete with khan and labyrinthine streets. Head inland to the mountainous region of the Shouf and your village guesthouse.

La Maison des Sources Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Shouf: Mountain Villages & Palaces

This morning take a hike in the peaceful cedar reserve of the Shouf, where there are a variety of trails of differing lengths and difficulty. Enjoy a lunch at the Abu Saab Sustainable Agricultural Hub, run by two brothers to help increase sustainable farming practices in the area, offering delicious traditional dishes. After, head to Deir Al Qamar, once home to Phoenicians and now home to many beautiful Ottoman buildings and winding pedestrian streets. Head around the valley and visit Beiteddine, a 19th-century palace and the summer residence of the President.

La Maison des Sources Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Shouf - Byblos: Ancient Ruins & Wineries

Leave the mountains for the wide Bekaa Valley and stop off at Aanjar, the only Umayyad site in Lebanon and a UNESCO World Heritage site. From here make a stop at one of the many wineries that can be found in the Bekaa before continuing to Baalbek where you will find some of the most impressive Roman ruins in the Middle East with the three temples dedicated to Venus, Bacchus and Jupiter. Finally head through the mountains to the coast and the city of Byblos.

Beit Faris wa Lucia Breakfast

Day 6 Byblos: Old City Souks

The Phoenician port city of Byblos is filled with history as well as charm. The old souks are made up of a delightful network of alleyways, and the archaeological site on the edge of town is home to a Crusader Castle as well as a Roman Theatre and Phoenician sarcophagi, amongst others. Explore the site before enjoying an afternoon at leisure, perhaps have a swim in the warm Mediterranean. This evening, you may like to take a cookery class at your guesthouse.

Beit Faris wa Lucia Breakfast

Day 7 Beirut: Departure

Transfer back to the airport in Beirut, depending on the time of your flight you may like to stop at the Jeitta Grotto, where two huge caverns have been naturally sculpted over time to produce a beautiful display of stalactites and stalagmites.

Breakfast

EXAMPLE ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

7 days from £2,270

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 0 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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Jupiter Temple at Baalbek is the largest Roman temple in the world and there is barely anyone there. If you have any interest in ancient history or more generally the ingenuity of mankind, you'll be amazed.

OTHER ITINERARIES IN LEBANON

Check out our group tours in Lebanon

As well as private tailor-made trips, we also offer small group tours (max size 12) to Lebanon. Led by an experienced tour leader, travel with a group of like-minded people on one of our award-winning group tours.

View Group Tours in Lebanon