Beirut Walking Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

348171


Categories

Hiking and Walking, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Arabic (fluent), French (fluent)

History, politics and more


In a 7-hour stroll in Beirut central districts, you will visit some of the main landmarks of this 5000-year old city. But that's a plain way of saying it :)

This tour was created as an introduction, an avant-gout of Beirut the way I see it : a clustered space where some streets feel like ravines (between Christian and Muslim areas), where the center is not a center at all, where every decision was (and still is) political, where the civil war started but where you can still feel a one-of-a-kind energy. You will also have the chance to taste some street food specialties in a couple of iconic neighborhoods.

What will we be talking about? Ancient civilizations, religions, street food, architecture, the civil war, politics, politicians, street art, etc. . . Just be ready for a lot of talking :)

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel.

We will walk from Martyrs Square to the Muslim neighborhoods of Beirut (Bachoura and Zokak El Blat), then to where the Lebanese civil war started in 1975. We will pass by the Jewish Quarter, the Roman bath, the Etoile Square and Samir Kassir Square.

The tour will continue to the Christian area of Beirut, in Gemmayze.

We will finish few hundred meters away from where we would have parked the car, so a 10min walk will be needed before the drop-off at your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel in Beirut

End location: I will drop you off at your hotel

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

You will be picked-up with my car, a Toyota Yaris (4 seater), mod. 2016 with A/C

The tour will be done by foot, we will walk around 8km!

What’s Included

Pick-up from your hotel in Beirut
Guiding
Drop-off at your hotel in Beirut

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8 USD (or 12000 LBP) - Falafel sandwich: 2 USD
Armenian Lahm Beajin (pizza-like dough with minced meat. It can be replaced by a vegetarian equivalent): 2 USD
Oriental coffee: 4 USD

What’s Extra

Food and Drinks
Personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

Our family of nine loved Georges. Fantastic experience. One of the best guides we have ever had in many years of traveling. His boundless energy, sense of humor and superior knowledge made our three days in and around Beirut a real treat. He was flexible and went out of his way to accommodate our needs and requests. In the three days we saw and learned all about the Jeita Grotto, Byblos, Harissa, Baalbeck, Anjar, Old and New Beirut. He brought his love for Lebanon, insights and fun to our visit.
Haig Bazoian

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