Visit Baalbeck, Anjar and Ksara in this full-day tour from Beirut!
Baalbeck or Heliopolis (city of the Sun), located in the Bekaa Valley 85 kilometers away from Beirut. It makes up the largest and best preserved Roman architecture left around. Constructed between the first and the third centuries A. D. , this religious complex comprises 3 temples, dedicated to Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus.
Anjar is located in the Bekaa Valley, 58 km away from Beirut. It was built by the Omayyad Caliph al- Walid Ibn Abdel Malek in the early 8th century A. D. Located on the old route linking the Bekaa Valley with Damascus, Anjar was built in the neighborhood of an ancient stronghold called Gerrah, which location is still problematic. Today the name of Gerrah is retained in the word 'Anjar' which means 'source of Gerrah' (Ain Gerrah).
Ksara is one of Lebanon's oldest wineries where thousands of old wine bottles are preserved. Take a stroll through the caves and learn about the various processes involved in wine production before savoring a wine tasting.
departure from Beirut at 09:00 am, crossing the western mountain channel arriving to valley of bekaa, visiting the Omayad city Anjar, continuing to Heliopolis passing by Roman Stone quarry to see the biggest architectural stine in the world, than visiting the Roman Religious Complex of Baalbeck -Venus, Jupiter and Bacchus Temple. ending the tour by Wine Tasting and visiting Wine cave of ksara. returning to Beirut.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Private Car up to 3 people.
Please send me your inquiry if you are traveling in a larger group.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50000 LBP - Baalbeck entrance fee 15000 lbp
Anjar entrance fee 4000 lbo
Lunch between 10 and 30$ per person
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Mayada is a brilliant and wonderful guide. Friendly, fun and informative her tour took us to some of Lebanon's most beautiful and historic sites. I really couldn't recommend this tour, or Mayada highly enough and if you are visiting Lebanon her guidance is a must. 10/10