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  Treasures of Lebanon
  Lebanon is a land of contrasts - rich, complex and evocative.  This short tour provides an insight into the glamour of Beirut, the 'French Riviera' of the Middle East, the astonishing history and ruins found around Byblos, Baalbeck and Anjar, the mountain scenery, Maronite culture , and the rich cuisine and viticulture of the Beka Valley.
   
DAYS 6 days / 5 nights
DEPARTURE Beirut
HOLIDAY TYPE Private tour
DEPARTURE DATES Daily
2011 PRICES from NZD1650 per person share twin accommodation
   
ITINERARY  
Day 1 Beirut
              Arrival transfer to your Beirut hotel
Day 2 Baalbeck – Anjar 
  Explore the epic Temples of Baal & Bacchus, as well as the huge acropolis. Later sample the finest vintages at a local winery, before visiting the fortified city of Anjar. Return to Beirut. (B)
Day 3 Beirut – Becharre 
  See the highlights of Beirut, then drive to Tripoli with its crusader castle. Later head to Becharre in the heart of the Lebanese cedar forests. (B)
Day 4 Becharre – Jounieh 
  Visit the "Holy" cedars, dating back to biblical times, then drive to the Phoenician port of Byblos. Visit the Jeita Grotto and later head for the colourful resort town of Jounieh. Take a cable car trip to the mountain-top Basilica. (B)
Day 5 Jounieh
  Time today to relax on the beach, visit the old town along the bay, or do watersports.(B)
Day 6 Jounieh - Beirut
  Departure transfer to the airport.(B)
                                         
HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfasts
  • A/C transport and transfers
  • Professional guides
   
NOTES
  • Jeita Grotto closed Mondays
  • Only tourist class hotel available in Becharre

 
   

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