Beitddine, Deirelkamar & Sidon (Saida)


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



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

Private full day Trip from Beirut

Discover the chouf region on this 8 hour tour from Beirut. Our First stop will be at Beitddine palace. Built over 30 years beginning in 1788, the palace was the personal home of emir Bashir Shihab II who wanted the mansion to be a place of singular beauty and legendary opulence. The castle was built on a hermitage called Beiteddine (House of Faith) and featured all manner of amenity including a lush personal apartment for the emir, a harem, and a rich guest house that was often offered to passing luminaries and dignitaries.
Second stop will be at Deirelkamar. a town restored and maintained in a style many centuries old.
Our Final Stop will be at Sidon (also known as Saida). Along with the city of Tyre, Sidon was the most powerful city-state of ancient Phoenicia and first manufactured the purple dye.


We will leave Beirut in the morning and we will head south east to Beiteddin Palace, we will stop after at the city of Deir El-Kamar and we will visits Notre Dame Church and Fakhreddine Mosque.
After DeirelKamar, We will head south to Saida, and we will visit the Sea Castle, Khan El Franj and the Soap museum.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can either meet you at your hotel or any location in the downtown area at your convenience.

End location: I will drop you back off at where we started the tour or anywhere that might be convenient to you in the downtown area.

Duration: 8 hours


Newer Model Car 5 Seats or a Mini Van 7 Seats with AC

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private vehicle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

31 USD - Entrance fees Sidon $4usd per person and Beitddine $7usd per person and lunch $20usd per person

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees to the site, meals, souvenirs and other personal items.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour guide Hussein was a knowledgeable gentleman. we recommend to see Beitddine and Deirelkamar. They are completely different than Beirut. Since Khan El Franj was closed at 17.00 we were able to see it only from the gate. for the same reason we couldn't see the Soap museum. Anyway, it was not a big interest for us.
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