Anastasia Travel and Tours:
Discovery Tour ---
01: Arrival to Rafic Hariri International airport.
Meet and assist at the airport by our representatives. Transfer
to the hotel in Beirut for check in. Overnight in Beirut.
02: Tyre and Sidon
After breakfast at hotel start the day by visiting Tyre
the Phoenician city was queen of the seas, an island city
of unprecedented splendor where we can see the public baths,
the Triumphal Arch, the Marble Sarcophagus of the 2nd century
A.D along with the port and the Necropolis.
Proceed to Sidon on the coast 48 kilometers south of Beirut,
is one of the Famous names in ancient history. Where we
can discover the Crusader Sea Castle and the modern port
installations, the old souk, the great Mosque, the Necropolis
of Sidon along with Khan El Franj. Overnight at the chosen
hotel in Beirut.
03: Beiteddine and Deir El Kamar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Beiteddine Palace which is a master-piece
of the early XIXth Century Lebanese architecture built by
Emir Beshir Chehab II on a headland, which overlooks a terraced
Continue to visit Deir El Kamar one of Lebanon’s best-preserved
towns. With its impressive traditional architecture displayed
in the numerous palaces and monuments across the area, it
is considered as one of the country’s historical heritages.
Overnight iat the chosen hotel in Beiteddine.
04: Baalbeck the city of the sun - Anjar and Zahle
After breakfast at hotel , 85 km from Beirut, you can visit
Baalbeck where you can see the Lebanon's greatest Roman
treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient
world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built,
they are also among the best preserved.Towering high above
the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed
the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshipped
here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. . Proceed
to Anjar 58 km from Beirut, is completely different from
any other archaeological experience you will have in Lebanon.
At other historical sites in the country, different epochs
and civilisations are superimposed one on top of each other.
Anjar is exclusively one period, the Umayyad the continue
to reach Zahle the village with red tiled roofs, founded
in the 18th century, was erected on the shores of “al
Bardawni” river. Nowadays, restaurants, coffee-rooms
and old houses flourish on each riverbank. There, you can
relax and have a refreshing drink or a tasty meal under
the shadeof trees alongside the rushing river. Overnight
Day 05: Cedars of The Lord - and Zgharta
Breakfast at hotel, start the day by visiting The Cedars
forest is 7 km. far from Besharry. It is one of the most
important vestiges of the old cedar forests that used to
make from the mountains of Lebanon a piece of paradise on
earth. The proceed to reach Zgharta the historic village
of Ehden area located in the mountains of North Lebanon
120 klm from the capital Beirut where we can see its natural
lac Bnachee. Overnight in Ehden .
06: Byblos - Tripoli
Breakfast at hotel. Starting the day by discovering the
oldest continuously inhabited city well known by Jbeil in
Arabic on the coast 37 klm north of Beirut is also the oldest
city of the most ancient port all over the world and the
land of the alphabetic phoenetic script where you can discover
the old souk, st John Church and the crusader castle Proceed
to Tripoli or (Trablos), 85 kilometers north of Beirut Known
as the capital of the North, Tripoli is Lebanon’s
second largest city. We discover the citadel of Tripoli,
the hamamat, the Great Mosque, the large souk and the new
city of Tripoli. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Tripoli.
07: Jeita and Harissa
Breakfast at hotel . situated some 18 kms along with the
highway North of Beirutyou can reach Jeita Grottoe located
in the valley of the Dog River /Kesrwan. It is compounded
of 2 galleries, the lower gallery where you can take a dreamy
boat trip to a distance of 500 m discovering it’s
fascinating and extraordinary formations. The upper gallery
you can marvel on foot. Continue to Harissa located at 650
meters altitude from the coast and 20km distance from Beirut,
the site is accessible either by a steep winding road or
a nine-minute journey by Telepherique. Overnight in Jounieh.
08: Check out from the hotel. Transfer for flight
Lebanon 8 days / 7 nights ---
01: Arrival To Beirut International Airport
You will be met at the airport, where full assistance is
offered. You will then be driven to the hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Beirut, Beiteddine, Deir El Kamar
Our Journey starts with discovering the most beautiful jewel
of the world, Beirut where we will visit its newly reconstructed
city center and its national museum. We take the road of
Al Damour, via al Jieh to visit the shouf mountain, starting
with Deir El Kamar where we will touch the typical and traditional
Lebanese customs gathered and protected all through the
years in Moussa Castle. Proceed to Beiteddine Palace, House
of Faith considered as a jewel of the Lebanese architecture
of the XIX century.
Day 03: Byblos and Tripoli
Head off on a most exciting tour to the city of the most
ancient port in the world called Byblos offering over 6000
years of history and cultures. We take the northern highway
via Jounieh and Tabarja, to reach the city. Visitors will
be astonished of the number of superimposed cultural layers
such as Roman.
Amphitheater, sanctuary and fountain, Crusader castle of
Raymond de Saint Gilles, the church of ST Marry of the tour
transformed today to the Grand Mosque the Mamlouk's buildings
with the khans , the Hammams and the tours.
Day 04: Sidon Tyre and Eshmoun
Begin your day by heading south via AL Damour Al Jieh to
reach the first commercial metropolis of the world (38 km
south of Beirut). Tyre Today the city is the most vivid
antique place who can contemplate the stones and the marble
of the past centuries. Passing through Sarafand, we proceed
to Sidon like most of the ancient Phoenician cities built
on a promontory faced by an island. The major attraction
is the crusader castle of the sea which is connected to
the placid harbor with a short causeway. On our way back,
01 km from Sidon, we stop to visit Eshmoun, the temple of
the famous Phoenician God.
Day 05: Baalbeck Anjar Kefraya
Drive through the Mount Lebanon. via Aley Sawfar Bhamdoun,
the Bekaa valley and Zahle to reach Baalbeck the small town
outstanding for its Acropolis considered among the most
important Roman ruins in the world. We can discover the
great complex of Jupiter temple, the temple of Bacchus with
its decorations and the one of Venus. Continue to Anjar
to discover the only remainder from the Omeyyade period.
on our way back, stop at Kefraya Winery to sample many varieties
of Lebanese wine.
Day 06: Jeita Harissa and Dog River
Brace yourself for a most exciting tour to Kesrwan area
starting by the dog river with its commemorative steles
. Continue to Jeita Grottoes that have already cut he breath
of thousands of visitors. Two grottoes superimposed linked
by a cable car sink at thousand meters inside the mountains
. the lower grotto will be visited with a bark; the upper
could be explored on foot continue to Fakra, to discover
it's beautiful Phoenician runes. Proceed to Harissa , to
pay a visit to the magnificient statue of ou Lady Of Lebanon
with its cathedral of a Phoenician boat shape where we can
take the cable car down to Jounieh enjoying its unique and
spectacular bay view.
Day07: Cedars Bcharre at Valley
Driving north passing Byblos and Almoussaylaha castle, we
take the mountain road to reach this slice of paradise called
cedars of Lord (120 KM north Beirut ) that constitutes one
of the most precious relics of Lebanon. Continue to Becharre
a neighboring village of the Cedars, that is the birth and
resting place of Jibran Khalil Jibran Lebanon's most famous
poet, artist and novelist, from where you will take a global
view of the Saint Valley and visit the unique monastery
of Saint Anthony.
Day08: Departure from Beirut International airport
for the flight back
Anastasia for more information:
Anastasia Tours - Sin el Fil Highway - Mardini
Center - Beirut - Lebanon - P.O. Box 90-1511
Tel: 01 501732 / 01 501733 / 70 575722 / 03 380313