Sidon, Magdouche & Tyre

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Tour Number

Activity Level

96353


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

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

Private full day tour from Beirut


Tyre is an ancient Phoenician port city. The name means 'rock' and the city consisted of two parts, the main trade centre on an island, and 'old Tyre.
The prosperity of Tyre attracted the attention of King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon who lay siege to the city for thirteen years in the 6th century BC without breaking their defenses. The Tyrians were known as workers in dye from the shells of the Murex shellfish. This purple dye was highly valued and held royal connotations in the ancient world.
Sidon is the Greek name for the ancient Phoenician port city of Sidonia (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 which made Tyre famous and was so rare and expensive that the color purple became synonymous with royalty.
Maghdouché's most famous landmark is the tower of Our Lady of Mantara, which is a Maria shrine built (May 16, 1963).

Itinerary

The Best time to start this tour is 8. 30am or 9. 00am.
Our tour starts by visiting the Sea Castle, Khan El Franj and Soap museum in Sidon then the Necropolis and Sea site of Tyre and on the way back, we visit the Maghdouche where Holy Virgin Mary used to wait for Jesus while he was preaching in Sidon.

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

Transportation

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

32 USD - entrance fees Sidon $4usd per person and Tyre 2 Sites $8usd 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

The tour was everything I could have hoped for. The guide arrived punctually to my hotel, and was clearly knowledgeable about his community. The historical sites are of course their own entity, but the guiding was knowledgeable and helpful - particularly in the identification of objects unknown to me. All in all, I recommend this tour if you are looking for a personalised experience.
Tobias Houston

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