Baalbek & Beirut

Drive across Mt Lebanon into the Bekaa valley rich in vegetation towards Baalbek, the city of the sun, known during the Hellenistic period as Heliopolis.

Visit the best preserved Roman site exhibiting the power and wealth of Rome in its architecture.

Majestic and imposing ruins of the temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus constructed between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD are the largest ever built. Only six of the fifty four giant columns originally surrounding the Jupiter Complex survive today.

Baalbek is brought into the limelight once again when international artists perform during the festival of arts every year. World famous orchestras, musicians and singers take part in the event.

Visit the site and continue to Ksara winery where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the excellent wines produced in Lebanon. Take time out to relax and enjoy Lebanese cuisine at a local restaurant in Chtoura. A large variety of meze along with a delicious selection of barbecues will be served for your enjoyment.

Back in Beirut, a drive through the centre will enable you view the restoration work in progress from the ravages of war that left the city badly shaken but unbowed.

 

Special Notes:
Comfortable modest attire and walking shoes required.

Uneven ground with steps and boulders at Baalbek.

Not wheelchair accessible or for persons with walking difficulties.

In winter road might not be possible to access due to snow and tour can be subject to weather conditions.

Toilets available at Baalbek, winery and restaurant.

 

Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:

00hr00 -> Excursion departs from Beirut Port

00hr00 -> 02hr00 Drive to Baalbek
02hr00 -> 04hr00 Visit Baalbek
04hr00 -> 05hr00 Drive to Ksara Winery
05hr00 -> 05hr45 Visit Winery and sample wines
05hr45 -> 06hr15 Drive to restaurant
06hr15 -> 07hr15 Serving Lebanese lunch
07hr15 -> 09hr15 Drive to Beirut
09hr15 -> 09hr45 Orientation drive viewing city centre
09hr45 -> 10hr00 Drive to the port

 

Tour Details

Tour Name:
Baalbek & Beirut

sightseeing tour
Cultural Shore Tours

Tour ID:
BEY-02

Duration:
Approximately 10hr00

medium excursionmeal included with tour

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