Experience Lebanon Archeology, Cuisine and Wine with a local guide!
Our day starts with Baalbek. There we will visit the roman ruins of 3 temples: The temple of Venus (god of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory), the temple of Jupiter (god of the sky and thunder and king of the gods in Ancient Roman religion and mythology), and lastly the temple of Bacchus (god of god of agriculture, wine and fertility). The temples were built starting the first century BC and are UNESCO world heritage site.
Our next stop is Anjar, where we will have lunch at the popular Al-shams restaurant, indulging in fine Lebanese Cuisine. In Anjar we will also see the 8th century ruins of an umayyad palace. The ruins of Anjar is also a UNESCO world heritage site. You will be able to buy souvenirs from a small shop outside the ruins.
Our last stop is Chateau Ksara, Lebanon's Largest winery. The caves, now used to store their wine was discovered by accident by the Jesuites (French missionaries) when chasing a fox that has been eating their livestock.
8:30 - pick up from hotel
10:15 - Arrive at Baalbeck
12:00 - Leave Baalbeck
13:00 - Arrive at Anjar
*Visit ruins of Umayyad palace
14:45 - Leave Anjar
15:15 - Arrive at Chateau Ksara
16:15 - Leave Chateau Ksara
17:30 - Return to hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up will be at your hotel or any arranged accommodation in Beirut.
End location: Drop-off will be at your hotel or any arranged accommodation in Beirut.
Duration: 9 hours
New and fully equipped vehicle with AC. Toyota corolla 2016 model. (group 1-4 persons).
Bigger vehicles are available for an additional cost. Please inquire for more information.
Included in the price are: transportation, personal guide services in a new vehicle, complimentary wi-fi.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
34 $USD - Up to $34 of extra cash required per person: Admission to Baalbek $10, Lunch $20 or less, admission to Anjar $4, Chateau Ksara: free
excluded in the price are: admission to touristic attractions, lunch, extra expenses ie. souvenirs.
I am not allowed to guide inside National Museums, but I can arrange a specialized guide if you are interested.
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Our tour with Karim was absolutely fantastic. He was clearly well-studied and knowledgeable. His english was perfect which is rare! We had a great time exploring the sites and getting to know the local culture. HIGHLY recommend this tour and more specifically, Karim as a guide.