Tour of the historic centre of Beirut, the Beiteddine Palace and the Christian village of Deir el Qamar

Tour of the historic centre of Beirut, the Beiteddine Palace and the Christian village of Deir el Qamar

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Learn about Beirut's complex and fascinating history

Tour of the stunning Beiteddine Palace

Stroll through the typical Lebanese village of Deir el Qamar

Essential information *

Duration
9 hours

Languages

French
English
Arabic

Starting time
8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.

Description

Use this excursion as an opportunity to learn about the history of the Lebanese capital and the splendid towns of Beiteddine and Deir el Qamar!

  1. Tour of the Historic Centre of Beirut and the National Museum

You will be picked up from your hotel in Beirut and taken to the historic centre, whose long and tumultuous history is reflected in the archaeological sites throughout the city. You'll see Beirut's most famous monuments (churches, mosques, Martyrs' Statue, etc.) and visit the National Museum of Beirut, which boasts a superb collection of Phoenician artefacts.

  1. Tour of Beiteddine and its Palace

You'll then go to the town of Beiteddine, where you'll visit the magnificent Beiteddine Palace, constructed in the early ninth century. Its arcades, galleries and rooms decorated by various international artists make this monument an archetype of Middle Eastern architecture. You will also explore small museums exhibiting national costumes, jewellery, weapons from the era and Byzantine mosaics.

  1. Lunch in Barouk & Tour of the Village of Deir el Qamar

You will then take a pleasant break for lunch in a local restaurant in Barouk where you can sample delicious mezze (an assortment of small Lebanese dishes) and a glass of Arak (a traditional beverage). Your day will continue with a tour of the Christian village of Deir el Qamar, formerly the capital of Mount Lebanon. You can explore its historic centre, souks (markets), museums and religious monuments.

At the end of the day, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Beirut.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday and Friday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time and tour departure point (choose when booking):
  1. 8:00am if you go directly to the departure point in central Beirut 
     
  2. 7:45am if you would like to be picked up from your hotel (free for hotels in Beirut)
  • To take part in this activity, simply present your voucher to the service provider on the day
  • Children under 4 years of age can participate in this activity free of charge and share the seat with a parent.
  • We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water for this tour
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

Price includes

  • One-day excursion to Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir el Qamar (including admission to all of the sites such as the National Museum, the palace, etc.)
  • Lunch in a traditional Lebanese restaurant
  • Wine and Arak (traditional beverage) tasting
  • The services of a certified guide (commentary in English, French and / or Arabic)
  • Transport to and from your hotel in Beirut

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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