Mseilha Fort, Kozhaiya, Gibran Museum, Full-day Tour from Beirut


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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Not wheel-chair friendly

Maximum travelers: 4



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

Experience Lebanon history, religion, heritage, and nature with a local guide!

Our day start with Mseilha fortress built in the 17th century to guard the route from Tripoli to Beirut. The fortress sits atop a rocky mound in the Batroun Area in Northern Lebanon.

Our next stop is Saint Anthony church in Qozhaya (11th century); considered to be one of the oldest monasteries of the valley of Qadisha. In 1584, the first printing press of the Middle East was installed in this monastery.

Our third stop is the Gibran Museum; Khalil Gibran was a famous Lebanese writer, poet, and visual artist. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon.

Our last visit is to the Cedars of Gods; it is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times.


8:30 - Pick-up from hotel
9:45 - Arrive at Mseilha Fortress
10:30 - Leave Mseilha Fortress
11:30 - Arrive at Qozhaya Monestary
12:15 - Leave Qozhaya
12:45 - Gibran Museum
13:00 - Hasroun Lunch
13:45 - Finish Lunch
14:15 - Arrive at Cedars of God
15:30 - Leave cedars
17:45 - Arrive at 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 30 min.

What’s Included

Included in the price are: transportation, personal guide services in a new vehicle, complimentary wi-fi.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

26 USD - up to $26 Entry to Gibran Museum $6, $20 or less for lunch.


I am not allowed to guide inside National Museums, but I can arrange a specialized guide if you are interested.

A Recent Review of this tour

My three days of Lebanon tours with Karim were outstanding. I saw most of the entire country and it's remarkable history and Roman remnants, and did a great Beirut city tour. Karim is knowledgable, a good guy, and careful to avoid pressuring his clients to do anything (including buying souvenirs or other items). His vehicle is very nice and comfortable. I highly recommend him in Lebanon. I have no complaints to report.
Paul Denenfeld

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