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Classic Lebanon

Tailor Made Itinerary

5 Days From £1,050

Overview

Lebanon has undergone a rebirth in recent years to present visitors with a country that enjoys the rich benefits of an ancient past and a bustling Mediterranean future. The perfect introduction to this diverse country, a short stay in Beirut offers the chance to explore cities and sites that have been forged over the centuries by Phoenician traders, Roman legions and fierce crusades. Arrive into Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, known as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’ in its heyday. Discover ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the ancient treasures of Byblos, Tyre and Baalbek
  • Enjoy a wine tasting tour of Lebanon’s oldest winery
  • Tour Beirut’s mosques, churches and Mediterranean shoreline
  • Sample the world-renowned cuisine of Lebanon
  • Explore the wonderful Phoenician port towns of Tyre and Sidon

ITINERARY

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

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DAY 1: BEIRUT

DAY 1: BEIRUT

At the airport, you will be met by a representative, who will escort you to the hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Settle into your base for the next 4 nights and enjoy dinner in one of Beirut's many fantastic restaurants.

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DAY 2: BEIRUT - BYBLOS - BEIRUT

DAY 2: BEIRUT - BYBLOS - BEIRUT

Today head out of Beirut and visit the ancient coastal town of Byblos, one of the great city-ports during the Phoenician period. The history of the town goes back at least 7000 years and it was here that the scribes of Byblos developed the world's first alphabetic script, a precursor of our modern alphabet. Near the old town is an impressive archaeological site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea; with Phoenician ramparts dating from the 2nd and 3rd millennium BC, a Roman theatre, crusader castle and the famous tomb of the Phoenician King Hiram - who was a contemporary of King Ramses II of Egypt.

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Breakfast

DAY 3: BEIRUT - BAALBEK - KSARA WINERY - BEIRUT

DAY 3: BEIRUT - BAALBEK - KSARA WINERY - BEIRUT

The drive this morning takes you 86 km from Beirut to Baalbek, probably the most impressive historical site in Lebanon and some of the best Roman ruins in the Middle East. The temple precinct contains the monumental Temple of Jupiter, completed in 68 AD, and the Temple of Bacchus, dating from 150 AD, perhaps the most intact temple to have survived from classical times. Nearby the main ruins is the Temple of Venus, a circular building with many fluted columns which in the early Christian era was turned into a basilica dedicated to St. Barbara. The visit will be followed by a wine tasting and lunch at the Ksara Winery, the country's oldest winery, before returning to Beirut.

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Breakfast

DAY 4: BEIRUT - SIDON - TYRE - BEIRUT

DAY 4: BEIRUT - SIDON - TYRE - BEIRUT

On the last day of exploration from Beirut, you will travel to the once flourishing Phoenician city of Sidon, also known as Saida. The port town highlights include the Phoenician Temple of Echmoun, the Crusader Castle of the Sea, the picturesque Khan of the Franks, built in 1610 for French merchants, and the Great Mosque, which was converted from a church after the departure of the Crusaders. Your guide will then escort you on to Tyre, the birthplace of the legendary Queen Dido and, allegedly, purple dye. Visit the ancient Phoenician ruins before returning to Beirut for a free evening.

Zanzoun
Breakfast

DAY 5: DEPART BEIRUT

DAY 5: DEPART BEIRUT

Following breakfast, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

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.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC LEBANON (5 DAYS) £1,050

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is 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.

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Meet the expert, Dan

Dan is our Middle East expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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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.

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