Highlights of Lebanon

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  • Local culture
  • Art and architecture tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Art and architecture
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beirut, Lebanon
  • Ends Beirut, Lebanon
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Starting and ending in Beirut, the "Highlights Of Lebanon" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Baalbek, Beirut and Byblos in Lebanon. "Highlights Of Lebanon" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Uncover Lebanon's fascinating history on this one week holiday. Discover Crusader castles and Phoenician ruins and see the reminders of the civil war on a walking tour in Beirut. Cedars of God - See the 1000-year-old Lebanon Cedars set high above the Qadisha Valley Coastal Cities - Uncover the rich heritage and maritime histories of Byblos and Batroun on the Mediterranean coast Lebanese cuisine - Taste red wine in the Bekaa Valley and feast on fresh hummus, labneh and falafel in the narrow streets of the souks Rural Lebanon - The FCDO is currently advising against travel to Baalbek, so until July 2022 we will be staying in the mountain village of Mtein for a real slice of Lebanese life. If the restriction is lifted we will add Baalbek back into our itinerary. We will continue to monitor the advice for future departures
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“A thoroughly enjoyable holiday with two very different experiences. No hesitation in recommending this trip.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Beirut
  • Day 2 : Stand on Beirut's Green Line, discover Roman ruins and stroll along the Corniche
  • Day 3 : Visit Sidon's Phoenician sea castle and narrow souks before driving in to the Chouf Mountains
  • Day 4 : Discover Beiteddine Palace and experience a traditional Lebanese lunch. Travel to Mrouj
  • Day 5 : Explore the historic village of Mtein and picnic in the pine forest
  • Day 6 : Free morning in Byblos then drive to St Anthony's Monastery in the Qadisha Valley
  • Day 7 : Join the early morning prayers, discover dramatic limestone formations at Jeitta Caves and return to Beirut
  • Day 8 : Trip ends in Beirut
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • Le Commodore Hotel (3 nights)
  • Deir al Oumara Hotel (1 night)
  • Grand Hotel Bois de Boulogne (1 night)
  • Ahiram Hotel (1 night)
  • St Antoine Monastery (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Beirut are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Lebanon tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Lebanon tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 December 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Lebanon tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of Lebanon tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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