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BEIRUT

5 Days / 4 Nights 

Hotel 

Location 

 Triple

 Double

 Single

4* Napoleon

 Hamra

 $ 220

$ 380

 $ 680

4* 35 Rooms

 Hamra

 ---

 $ 380

$ 680 

4* Plaza Hotel

 Verdun

 $ 300

 $ 500

$ 560

4* Lacaster Plaza

 Raouche

--- 

$ 650 

$ 1150 

5* Phoenicia Intercontinental

 Ain El Mreisseh

 

$ 1100

$ 1190



Above rate per person includes"

  • 3 Nights accommodation in selected hotel including breakfast 
  • 10% VAT 


At the beginning of the sixties, under the auspices of Mgr Basile Khoury, renowned architect Varoujan Zaven designed and executed a beautiful hexagonal chapel topped by a 36-meter tower in a conical shape to support an 8 and a half meter one-piece bronze statue of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus in her arms, of his own design as well, realized by Italian artist Pierrotti in Pietra Santa. The design and supervision of the project were both a donation on behalf of the architect. Our Lady of Mantara is considered the protectress of children, and many baptisms are celebrated

MONDAY

Sidon, Tyre & Maghdouche Full day with lunch $ 80

Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara Full day with lunch $ 95

Tripoli and Batroun (New Tour) Full day with lunch $ 90

 

TUESDAY

Jeita, Byblos & Harissa Full day with lunch $95

Beirut, Beiteddine & Deir El Kamar Full day with lunch $ 80

Beiteddine & Deir El Kamar (departure at 11:30) Half day with lunch $ 75

Beirut Historical Tour (AM) Half day without lunch $ 40

Jeita & Byblos (AM) Half day without lunch $ 75

 

WEDNESDAY

Cedars, Becharreh & Kozhaya Full day with lunch $ 75

Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara Full day with lunch $ 95

 

THURSDAY

Jeita, Byblos & Harissa Full day with lunch $ 85

Sidon, Tyre & Maghdouche Full day with lunch $ 90

 

FRIDAY

Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara Full day with lunch $ 95

Beirut, Beiteddine & Deir El Kamar Full day with lunch $ 90

Beirut Historical Tour (AM) Half day without lunch $ 40

Beiteddine & Deir El Kamar (departure at 11:30) Half day with lunch $ 75

 

SATURDAY

Jeita, Byblos & Harissa Full day with lunch $ 95

Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara Full day with lunch $ 85

Jeita & Byblos (AM) Half day without lunch $ 75

 

SUNDAY

Jeita, Byblos & Harissa Full day with lunch $ 95

Cedars, Becharreh & Kozhaya Full day with lunch $ 85

 

BOOK 3 TOURS & SAVE

FRIDAY : Beirut, Beiteddin & Deir El-Kamar

SATURDAY : Byblos, Jeita & Harissa

SUNDAY : Cedars, Becharreh & Kozhaya

Special price: $250 per person instead of $ 270

 

PARAGLIDING IN JOUNIEH = $ 120

Experience flying from the mountain to the sea, and over the beautiful sceneries of Jounieh city

and Jounieh bay.

Transportation and DVD not included

 

HIKING IN QADISHA VALLEY

Hiking and adventure trips, combined with nice natural sceneries and visits to the old monasteries.

$75 if 5 persons

$90 if 4 persons

$125 if 3 persons

$165 if 2 persons

 

Note:

Pick ups are provided free of charge from all hotels in Beirut for bookings received up to 20:00 of the day proceeding the tour. Guests are requested to be at the reception desk of their hotel starting 07:45. Drivers may pass anytime between 07:45 and 08:00. They are instructed not to wait. Guests missing their pick-up will have to come to our office at their own expense.Guests booking last minute (between 20:00 and departure time) have to cometo our office by their own means before 08:00.For Dbayeh and Jounieh Hotels, the pick-ups and drop-offs are charged $25

round trip per person per tour (minimum 2 persons).

   

DEPARTURE AND PICK-UP TIMES OF OUR TOURS

DEPARTURE PICK-UP TIMES FROM

TOURS TIME HOTELS IN BEIRUT

Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Jeita, Byblos & Harissa 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Tripoli & Batroun 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Cedars, Becharreh & Kozhaya 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Beirut, Beiteddin & Deir El-Kamar 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Sidon, Tyre & Maghdouche 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Beirut Historical Tour (H/D - AM) 08:30 Between 07:45 and 08:00

Beiteddin & Deir El-Kamar 11:30 Between 10:15 and 10:30

  

IMPORTANT

• Maghdouche is the place where Holy Virgin Mary used to wait forJesus while He was preaching in Sidon.

• No visit of any museum included in Harissa.

• No visit of any museum is included in Deir El Kamar.

• The company is not responsible for forgotten items on the daily tours. Lost and found items will be kept at Nakhal offices for collection for a maximum of 30 days.

 

Rates of half day is up to 5 hours.

Rates of full day is up to 8 hours.

Private tours have same itinerary as regular tours. Different itineraries are on request and subject to other rates.

Morning half day tours (up to 5 hours) should end before 13:30. Afternoon

Half day tours (up to 5 hours) should start after 14:00. For the 5 hours rental,

distances are limited to Byblos (north), Sidon (south) and Beiteddine (mountain).

Extra hours over 8 hours: $30 per hour for the Hyundai Genesis, $40 for the Hyundai Centennial, $40 for the Hyundai H1 and $50 for the Chery H13.

Beirut Museum, Jeita Grotto, Gibran Museum and Beiteddine Palace are closed on Mondays.

Ksara wine cellars, Beirut Museum and Beiteddine Palace are closed on holidays.

Entrance fees to sites and lunches are not included in above prices.

 

Beirut Historical Tour

Half day to visit Beirut down with its constructions built during the French mandate and restored starting 1993, the Roman Bath, the churches and mosques, and the national museum

Beirut

It was built on a rocky promontory, a site also occupied by prehistoric man. In ancient times it was overshadowed by powerful neighbors, but when the city- states of Sidon began to decline in the first millennium B.C, Beirut acquired more influence. During Roman times, Beirut became a roman colony (15 B.C), and an important port and cultural centre. During the roman and Byzantine eras it was distinguished for its law school, whom professors helped draft the famous Justinian code. Beirut was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 551 A.D. A century later, it was conquered by the Muslim Arabs and in 1109 it fell to the crusaders. The city remained in crusader hands until 1291, when it was taken by the Mamluks. In 1516 the 400- year ottoman rule began. Later, in the 17th century, Beirut knew a period of great prosperity under the government of emir Fakhreddine II. Then with the break –up of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the World War I, the city became the capital of modern Lebanon. Beirut, with nearly a million inhabitants, remains the cultural and commercial centre of the country. Some of its main landmarks are: the martyrs’ statue, the Souks (markets) and the parliament building, which are part of the design covering 1.8 million square meters. In extensive archeological investigations, historical periods ranging from Canaanite (3,000- 1200 B.C) to ottoman (1516-1918 A.D), have been revealed. The Destination Management Company of Beirut

Beiteddine & Deir El Kamar

Visit Beiteddin palace and the summer residence of the Lebanese president. Lunch then Deir-El Kamar,Visit the wax museum of Marie Baz, Our lady of the tell church, the Kaissariya Caravan Seray.
Beiteddin

Forty-three kilometer from Beirut stands this magnificent palace built at the beginning of the 19th century by Emir Bechir II, who reigned over Lebanon for more than 50 years. With its arcades, galleries and rooms decorated by artists from Lebanon, Damascus and Italy, this building is a model of eastern architecture. Today the palace houses a museum of feudal weapons, costumes and jewelry as well as an archeological museum and a museum of Byzantine mosaics

Deir El Kamar

It was the capital of Mount Lebanon, located 35 km away from Beirut, now it is a typical Lebanese village with its historical center, souk(market), museum, mosque & churches.

 

  • Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara

The tour starts with the visit Baalbeck (the big stone, Temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus) followed by Anjar Omayyads' Town. Lunch and ends with Ksara (Wine tasting and visit of the caves)

Baalbeck

Heliopolis: the roman temples of Baalbeck, located in the Bekaa valley 85 kilometers away from Beirut. It makes up the largest and best preserved corpus of roman architecture left around. The acropolis occupies the top of an artificial hill built up of different layers of habitation. Its temples, dedicated to Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus, were constructed between the first and the third

centuries A.D. in the “Jupiter temple” six of the 54 giant columns that originally surrounded the sanctuary survived till today. The temple has an impressive podium and a vast rectangular courtyard where sacrifices were carried out. The sanctuary is reached through a propylaea (monumental entrance) and hexagonal forecourt.

The town of Baalbeck has major remains from Islamic times including the grand Mosque, built by the Ommayadds with material borrowed from ancient monuments, and another mosque built in Mamluke times near the spring of Ras El–Ain.

Anjar

Anjar is located in the Bekaa valley, 58 km away from Beirut. It was built by the Omayyad caliph al-Walid Ibn Abdel Malek in the early 8th century A.D. Inside the city’s strong fortifications are the

remains of streets, three palaces, souks, two hammams and a Mosque. Located on the old route linking the Bekaa with Damascus, Anjar was built in the neighborhood of an ancient stronghold called Gerrah, which location is still problematic.Today the name of Gerrah is retained in the word 'Anjar' which means 'source of Gerrah' (Ain Gerrah).

Ksara

Built during the Roman period then covered by sand for centuries , the Ksara caves were found by mistakes in 1898 by the Jesuites who were looking for a wolf that was eating their chicken every night.

and was using the caves a refuge. It is now the refuge of the well known Ksara wine where thousands of the old wine bottles are preserved. A tasting of the best wines is done during the visits The Destination Management Company Of Beirut


  • Cedars , Becharreh & Kozhaya

The tours starts with the forest of Cedars followed by the visit of the Gebran Museum the international poet of Lebanese origin. Lunch and ends with visit the convent of St Anthony of Kozhaya, one of the numerous convents of the Holy Valley

Cedars

The most venerable representatives of the Cedars of Lebanon, which once covered the country's mountains, are in the Besharre region in the North of Lebanon. Hundreds of trees stand on slopes 2,000 meters high in the shadow of the 3,088 meter peak of Qornet es- Sawda.From Lebanon's cedar forests, Solomon got the timber to build his temple and palace, while the Egyptians Pharaohs used the wood carve their sarcophagi and 'sunships'.

Besharreh

In the north, the picturesque gateway to the Cedars of Lebanon, is the birthplace of the famous Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. Here one may visit the Gibran Museum and the many ancient churches and monasteries.

Kozhaya

is part of the Holy valley where Maronites used to during the Ottaman's period. Monastery of St-Antoine of Kozhaya is one of the numerous monasteries built in this valley. It is built partly inside in the mountain and party outside it. It is surrounded by a very beautiful panorama of forest and valley.

  • Jeita, Byblos & Harisa

Our visit starts with the beautiful Phoenician city of Byblos , then continues with the famous Jeita grottos with their fabulous sceneries. Lunch and ends in Harissa (one way cable-car) with a panoramic view of Jounieh bay

Jeita

Nominated for the seven world wonders. Jeita is one of the world's most beautiful cavern, at 20 km away north of Beirut .The lower caverns are visited by boat over a subterranean lake 623 meters long. A dry upper gallery can be seen on foot. After many years of exploration, Lebanese speleologists have penetrated 6,910 meters from the entry point of the grotto to the far end of the Underground River and 2,130 meters of the upper galleries. The main source of the Dog River (Nahr El Kalb) rises in this cavern.

Byblos

One of the oldest towns in the world goes back at least 7,000 years. The rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive levels of human culture on this site makes it one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Under the domination of the Egyptian pharaohs in the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C, Byblos was a commercial and religious capital of the Phoenician coast.

It was in Byblos where the first linear alphabet, ancestor of all modern alphabet, (through Greek and Latin), was invented. The sarcophagus of Byblos’ king Ahiram, now in the national museum, bears the oldest known Phoenician inscription. Byblos was also the centre of the Adonis cult, the god of vegetation who dies in winter and renewed each spring. Like its sister cities, Byblos was destroyed in the earthquake of 551 A.D it regained some consequence in crusader times when it came under the county of Tripoli. A modest town under the Mamluks and ottomans, Byblos grew rapidly during the recent war in Lebanon when commercial activities moved from Beirut to regional capitals. This busy modern town located at 36 kilometers north of Beirut, has the “Roman Medieval port” as its main tourist hub. The landmarks in this area are: the crusader castle and church as well as the extensive remains of city’s past - from Neolithic times to the crusader era. A beautiful Mosque adds to the cultural mix in the old part of Byblos. And all around a diversity of cafes and restaurants can be found.

Harissa

600 meters above ses level and 26 km away from Beirut, with a wonderful panoramic view covering the Bay of Jounieh. Statue of the Virgin Mary was erected in 1908. Inside its base, a chapel with outside spiral staircase that leads to the top, as well telepheric service is provided from the bay of jounieh to the mountain of Harissa. The Destination Management Company Of Beirut



  • Sidon, Tyr, Maghdouche'

Our tour starts by visiting the Sea Castle, Khan El Franj and Soap museum in Sidon then the Necropolis and Sea site of Tyre. Lunch and on the way back, we visit the Maghdouche where Holy Virgin Mary used to wait for Jesus while he was preaching in Sidon

Sidon

The third great Phoenician city-state, Sidon's origins are lost from memory. The name was mentioned in the texts for the first time in the 14th century B.C. in the 'Tell El Amara Letters'. But it was during the Persian era, between the end of the 6th century B.C. and the mid-4th century B.C. that the city experienced its golden age. Sidon was an open city with many cultural influences, including the Egyptian and the Greek. During the Persian period, Aegean sculptors contributed to the nearby temple of Eshmoun, the city's god. He was associated with the Aesculapius, the Greek god of healing. After its revolt against the Persians and destructions in 351 B.C., Sidon never regained its former glory. But the city's position had improved by 551 A.D., when after the disastrous earthquake of that year it was chosen as the site of Beirut law school. The crusader period, between 1110 and 1291, brought Sidon new prestige as the second of the four baronies of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Today the ruins of the Crusader sea Castle and the Castle of Saint-Louis, Known as the land castle, can still be seen in Sidon. From the Mamluke and Ottoman periods we have the Great Mosque, built on the foundations of a Crusader building and the Khan 'el – Franj" built by Fakhreddine II.Today the town 41 Kilometers from Beirut, has grown into a thriving commercial and business centre serving the entire region.

Tyr

Although the earliest origins of Tyre are unknown, the testimonies of ancient historians and some archeological evidence suggest that it goes back to the start of the 3rd millennium B.C. Originally a mainland settlement with an island city a short distance offshore, it came of age in the 10th century B.C. when King Hiram expanded the mainland and built two ports and a temple to Melkart, the city Its flourishing maritime trade,'s god. Its flourishing maritime trade, Mediterranean colonies and its purple dye and its purple dyeand glass industries made Tyre very powerful and wealthy. But the city's wealth attracted enemies. In the sixth century B.C. the Tyrians successfully defied Nebuchadnezzar for 13 years. Alexander the Great laid siege to it for 7 months, finally overwhelming the island city by constructing a great causeway from the shore to the island. In their day the Romans built a magnificent city at Tyre. The remains of its Roman streets, arcades and public buildings, including one of the largest hippodromes of the period, are Tyre's major attractions today. Occupied by the Moslem Arabs in 636, then captured in 1124 by the Crusaders, Tyre was an important fortified town of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In 1291 the Mamlukes took the city, then during the 400- year Ottoman period beginning in 1516, it remained a quiet fishing town.

In 1984 Tyre's important archeological remains prompted UNESCO to make the town a world heritage site. Located 79 km from Beirut, prosperous Tyre is notable for its many high-rise buildings. Nevertheless, the inner city has retained its industrious maritime character and its interesting old-style houses.

Maghdouché

The name, Maghdouché, originates from the Syriac word, which means "crop collectors." It is also derived from the Syriac word Kidsh and its derivatives (Kadisho, Kadishat, Makdosho). In Hebrew, it means "holy" or "saintly." According to Christian belief, when Jesus came to Sidon, the Virgin Mary who accompanied him, waited for him at the top of the hill where Maghdouché is located today. She spent the night in a cave that came to be known as Mantara, or the "Awaiting." Emperor Constantine the Great responded to St. Hélène's request and transformed the cave into a sanctuary for the Virgin. He erected a tower in honor of the Virgin. The tower collapsed during the earthquake of 550. Later, King Louis IX erected a watching tower in the same location. The Mantara cave was once again discovered accidentally by a shepherd in 1726. An icon of the Virgin was also discovered, and it was of Byzantine style, dating back to the 7th or to the 8th century. Since then, the cave has been transformed into a place of pilgrimage for all the Lebanese confessions. In 1860, the Greek Catholic Church became the owner, and transformed the cave into a sanctuary in 1880.