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The Temple of Bacchus, Baalbeck, Lebanon

Best of Lebanon

8-day tailor-made holiday from £1,695 pp incl. flights


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Discover the unexplored gem of the Middle East

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  • Discover some of the Middle East's most well-preserved Roman architecture
  • Enjoy the use of your hotel's rooftop infinity pools and fabulous dining options
  • Explore beautiful downtown Beirut, just steps from your hotel
  • Discover beautiful mountain landscapes & hidden monasteries in Lebanon's famous cedar forests
  • Enjoy private transfers, touring and guides throughout


Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Unique & unusual

This tailor-made itinerary will see you discover the largely unexplored Middle Eastern gem of Lebanon in an all-encompassing tour. From some of the Middle East's most well-preserved Roman ruins to Ottoman-era architecture and famous cedar trees that cling to its mountains, you'll explore the very best of what Lebanon has to offer, from enchanting harbourside town Byblos to clifftop restaurants overlooking the famous Raouche Rocks. Enjoy private transfers and excursions with a private guide throughout from your base in the centre of Beirut's charming downtown. Come evening, alongside your hotel's spas, infinity pools and rooftop bars, there's a whole host of fabulous dining options both in the hotel and scattered around Beirut.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Beirut

After included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Lebanon and, on arrival, enjoy your private transfer to your hotel where you’ll stay throughout. The 5-star Le Bristol offers everything from classic, traditional suites to ultra-contemporary rooms alongside spectacular city views and a rooftop pool. Or, upgrade and opt for the opulent Le Gray - Lebanon's leading boutique hotel - in the centre of beautiful downtown Beirut.  Expect panoramic city vistas alongside an infinity pool, rooftop terrace and bar and indulgent spa.

Stay: Le Bristol (Superior) or Le Gray (Deluxe) 

Day 2
Tyre & Saida

Today your adventure begins as you drive along the coast to the white-sand shores of Tyre, home to Roman ruins including the Necropolis excavation, Monumental Arch, the Hippodrome and the Imperial city excavation. This afternoon, drive to the coastal city of Saida (Sidon), where the famous fresh fruit sellers line streets home to spectacular historical monuments such as the Crusader sea castle, built on a tiny island in the 13th century. Enjoy a free tour through the souks and visit the ancient Eshmoun Temple before returning to Beirut. 

Stay: Le Bristol (Superior) or Le Gray (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Day 3

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Lebanese capital, from the sea stacks of Pigeons Rock to the National Museum and iconic Martyr’s Square landmark. We particularly recommend a visit to downtown, just moments from your hotel and filled with ancient buildings, outdoor cafes and high-end design boutiques. Then, enjoy a cable car to Harissa and the church for awe-inspiring panoramic views over the city before ending your day in Byblos, home to historic souks, a Crusader castle and an ancient Roman amphitheatre, all framed by the charming fishing port.

Stay: Le Bristol (Superior) or Le Gray (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Day 4

Today you’ll explore one of Lebanon’s most famous sites as you traverse up mountain paths to the country’s famous cedar trees and forests, the emblem of Lebanon’s flag after being used centuries ago as building material. Then, explore the mountain village of B'charre in Lebanon's Christian heartland, with a visit to its charming museums, plunging valleys and hidden monasteries.

Stay: Le Bristol (Superior) or Le Gray (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Jeita, Fakra & Deir El-Qamar

After breakfast, there's the chance to visit Jeita, home to 2km of underground limestone caves, before you discover spectacular Phoeniciain ruins in Fakra and wind up to tiny mountain villages. Then, return to Beirut and take advantage of the myriad dining options either in your hotel or in the city, with everything from fine Lebanese dining to local home-made bistros on offer. On day six, you'll drive among the Chouf-mountains and Deir El-Qamar, a tiny charming village with a spectacular castle and mosque at its head. 

Stay: Le Bristol (Superior) or Le Gray (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Day 7

Your penultimate day will see you drive up through Mount Lebanon via the Beka’a valley to discover Baalbek, known as the ancient world’s ‘Sun City’ and home to an awe-inspiring acropolis and some of the most important Roman ruins ever built. Then, for your final Lebanese adventure, head to Anjar and its fascinating Umayyad-era ruins before returning to Beirut for your final night.

Stay: Le Bristol (Superior) or Le Gray (Deluxe) 

Meals: B

Day 8
Beirut to UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

8-day tailor-made holiday from £1,695 pp incl. flights

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