Beirut, Beiteddin and Deir El Qamar: Daily Tours with Lunch

Beirut, Beiteddin and Deir El Qamar: Daily Tours with Lunch

Discover the essence of Lebanon's cultural heritage on our Daily Tours of Beirut, Beiteddin, and Deir El Qamar. From the vibrant streets of Beirut to the historic charm of Beiteddin and the timeless beauty of Deir El Qamar, immerse yourself in a journey filled with rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious Lebanese cuisine.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Pigeon Rocks in Raouche, Beirut Lebanon

The pigeon rock is a stunning set of rocks and a Popular tourist destination known for its iconic rock formations in picturesque seaside surrounds, welcome you to the city of Beirut. Pigeons’ Rock (also known as the Rock of Raouché) is located at Beirut’s western-most tip, the two huge rock formations stand like gigantic sentinels to the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Corniche El Manara, Ain El Mraiseh, Beirut, WF3H+4XF On the Mediterranean coast, Bayrut, Lebanon

Stretching from the Ramlet al Bayda area to the Saint George marina, Al Manara Corniche is the most renowned seaside promenade in Beirut. Lined with palm trees, it offers a great view of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as some of the country's best assets, namely the famous Pigeon Rock, and the summits of Mount Lebanon on the eastern side.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Zaitunay Bay, Minet el Hosn Beirut Marina, Beirut Lebanon

“Beirut's finest leisure destination” as described in its official website, Zaitunay Bay is a new waterfront promenade with shops and restaurants.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Old Holiday Inn, VFXV+WR3, Beirut, Lebanon

This abandoned Holiday Inn Hotel is one of Beirut’s war landmarks. It was basically built Between 1971 and 1974 when Beirut’s economy was booming and when Beirut was one of the most visited touristic city of the Middle East.
The Holiday Inn was functioning until the Lebanese civil war begun in 1975. The hotel soon became considered a “war zone” in a lengthy time of conflict known as “the Battle of the Hotels” where more than 25,000 combatants were fighting for control over different luxury hotels, including the Holiday Inn as well as the famous Phoenicia hotel.
This hotel remains untouched, abandoned, empty, decades after the war, and remains a reminder to the Lebanese population about the horrors of war.

Stop At: Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, Martyrs' Square, Amir Bachir, Beirut Lebanon

The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, also referred to as the Blue Mosque, is is the biggest mosque in Lebanon located in downtown Beirut.
This huge amber colored mosque near Martyrs square was opened in 2008 and has four minarets standing 65m high.
The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque contains multiple domes. All of the domes of the mosque are made from light blue tiles. The mosque also has multiple arches, which are couple stories high.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Al-Omari Mosque, Beirut Lebanon

The Al-Omari Grand Mosque was built in the age of Omar Bin El Khattab in 635 AD and then converted to Church of Saint John by the crusaders in the 12th century, it was retransformed into the city's Grand Mosque by the Mamluks in 1291. Damaged during the Civil War, the mosque's refurbishment was completed in 2004.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut Lebanon

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George is the seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut and its dependencies. It is the oldest church in the city of Beirut and one of the oldest in the region and It is located in the heart of Beirut’s city center.
The first Christian temple ever built in the very location goes back to the mid sixth century AD and it’s closely associated with Beirut’s famous Law School.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Martyr's Square, Beirut Lebanon

Martyrs' Square is a square in the heart of downtown Beirut historically known as "Al Burj" or "Place des Cannons". It is named after the 6 May 1916 executions by the Ottomans of some Lebanese nationalists ordered by Jamal Pasha during World War I.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Place de l'Etoile, Beirut Lebanon

Nejme Square, or Place de l'Étoile, is the central square in the Downtown area. It is home to the Lebanese Parliament and its complementary buildings, two cathedrals, a museum, and several cafes and restaurants. Most notable for it’s 1930 four four-faced Rolex clock and for its architecture, the square has become a recognizable icon of Beirut City worldwide.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Beirut Souks, Fosch Street Downtown Beirut, Beirut Lebanon

Beirut Souks is a commercial district in Beirut City Center. With over 200 shops, 25 restaurants and cafes, an entertainment center, and a cinema complex.
Beirut Souks is the largest and most diverse shopping and leisure area in Beirut.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Roman Baths, Beirut Lebanon

The Roman Berytus baths are The largest outdoor sight located in downtown Beirut. They were discovered in 1968-1969 and underwent a major renovation in the mid 1990.
Roman Berytus had four major bath complexes and the first was created in the early first century under Augustus.
The terrible Berytus earthquake that happed in 551 AD destroyed all the baths.
Today, the Roman Berytus Baths reflects the ancient traditions of the site. One of the Baths is used as an artistic performance and concert space.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Beiteddine Palace, Beit ed-Dine, Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace or ‘House of Faith’ is a 19th-century palace in Beiteddine, Lebanon. It hosts the annual Beiteddine Festival and the Beiteddine Palace Museum.
Emir Bashir Chehab II, who later became the ruler of the Mount Lebanon Emirate, built the palace between 1788 and 1818. After 1840, the palace was used by the Ottomans as a government building. During the French Mandate it served as a local administrative office.
In 1943, the palace was declared the president's official summer residence. During the Lebanese Civil War it was heavily damaged. Parts of the palace are today open to the public while the rest is still the president's summer residence.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Deir el Qamar, Deir el Qamar, Mount Lebanon Governorate

Deir al-Qamar, meaning "Monastery of the Moon" is a village located south-east of Beirut and five kilometres outside of Beiteddine palace in the Chouf District of the Mount Lebanon.
Deir El Qamar was the first village in Lebanon to have a municipality in 1864, and it is the birthplace of many well known personalities, such as artists, writers, and politicians. People from all religious backgrounds lived there and the town had a mosque, synagogue and Christian churches.
In the year 1860, Deir al-Qamar was destroyed during the civil war between Druze and Christians during which the town was set ablaze. Napoleon III sent a French contingent to rebuild it, recalling France ancient role as protector of the Christians in the Ottoman Empire as established by a treaty in 1523.
In 1864, Deir el-Qamar elected the first municipality in the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire.
The village retains a remarkable picturesque appearance with typical stone houses with red tile roofs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fakhreddine's Mosque, Deir el Qamar Lebanon

Fakhreddine Mosque with its octagonal minaret is a mosque in Deir el Qamar, Lebanon. Built in 1493 and restored in the sixteenth century by Fakhreddine 1st, it is the oldest mosque in Mount Lebanon.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Saydet El Talle Church, Deir el Qamar Lebanon

The Church of Saidet et Tallé and translated as Our Lady of the Hill is one of the most important historical and religious sites in Deir el Qamar and dates to the 15th century.
Monk Nicolas Smisaati built a church on the site over the ruins of an old Phoenician temple dedicated to the goddess Astarte that was later destroyed by an earthquake in 859.
According to the Maronite Heritage web site, "the legend says that there was a Druze Emir in Baakline looking at the hill of Dar El Kamar. He saw a light coming out of the hill so he gathered his soldiers and ordered them to go in the morning and dig in the land. He said to them: 'If you find an Islamic symbol, build a mosque. If you find a Christian symbol, build a church."
In the morning, the soldiers went and found a rock with a cross on it and under the cross there was the moon and venus. That was the sign that in the distant past there was a temple dedicated to the moon and venus and later it became a church.

Duration: 15 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio: 08:30 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up guests from hotels and any places of residences located in Beirut.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour Leader
  • Entry/Admission - Beiteddine Palace

No Incluye

  • Gratuities

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