Tyre and Sidon full day tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

547228


Categories

Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (conversational), German (fluent), French (fluent), Arabic (fluent), English (fluent)

South of Lebanon full day tour


The cities of Tyre and Sidon (Saida) are full of archaeological treasures. Both cities are known since ancient times as the most important trading centers of Phoenicia. Many times conquered and destroyed, however, they have survived to the present day as two pearls in the chain of Lebanese coastal cities. I will be pleased not only to tell you the interesting centuries-long history of Tyre and Sidon, but also to guide you through the narrow streets of the Bazaar (souqs), where we will also learn about the secrets of the production of local olive soap.
During this tour we will visit the Sea castle in Saida (built by the Crusaders), a Bazaar (souqs), a factory for the manufacture of soap, caravan-serai (Khan al-Franj).
In Tyre we will visit two archaeological sites with remains of Roman and Byzantine times: Al-Mina site with an agora, a colonnaded road, a mosaic street and Roman bathhouse and Al-Bass site with a huge archway, a Roman hippodrome and a vast funerary complex.

Itinerary

Departure from Bairut;
visit of Sidon (Saida) sea castle, souqs of Saida, Audi soap factory, Khan al-Franj;
visit of Tyre Ai-Bass archaeological site (monumental archway, aqueduct, Roman hippodrome, funerary complex) , Al-Mina archaeological site (agora, colonnaded road, Roman bathhouse);
arrival to Beirut.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Private car

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Water in the car

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100000 Lebanese Lira (LL) - entrance fees in Saida see castle and Tyre archaeological site;
lunch 20-30$

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: entrance fees

Restrictions

I dont have any restriction

A Recent Review of this tour

Though I am in a wheelchair, traveling alone, he specially made arrangement for me so that I was able to visit where I really had wanted to visit. I believe he is well experienced with full extent of knowledge on both Lebanese history and culture. In addition to that, he helped me through his relationship in the ministry of tourism for my problem. I was charged by the airport taxi double, it was unbelievably solved and that I retrieved my money from the guy. The driver was really good as well.
Hiroshi Yamashita

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    Tour Price

    325 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    547228


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (conversational), German (fluent), French (fluent), Arabic (fluent), English (fluent)

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