Excursion to Southern Lebanon and Tour of Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche

Excursion to Southern Lebanon and Tour of Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche

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Essential information *

Duration
9 hours

Languages

French
English
Arabic

Starting time
8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.

Description

Discover all of the wonders of southern Lebanon on this tour to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche.

  1. Tour of Tyre and the Necropolis

After the pick-up from your hotel you will be taken to the tour departure point in central Beirut. The tour will start in Tyre, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984. You can admire the necropolis and take a walk along the seafront near the small fishing port.

  1. Tour of Maghdouche

You will continue your day in Maghdouche, a city heavily influenced by Christianity. According to history, Jesus went to Sidon accompanied by the Virgin Mary.  Mary waited for him on the hilltop where Maghdouche is now located, and spent the night in a cave now known as Mantara ("waiting"). Today, there is a 8.5 metre bronze statue of the Virgin Mary holding her child in her arms.

  1. Lunch & Tour of Sidon and the Sea Castle

Next, the excursion will continue to Sidon, a large Lebanese city with Greek and Egyptian influences. You will then take a pleasant break for lunch in a local restaurant where you can sample delicious mezze (an assortment of small Lebanese dishes) and a glass of Arak (a traditional beverage).

After lunch, you can visit the Sea Castle, the Khan el Franj ("house of the French", the former French Consulate), the Great Mosque and the Soap Museum. Your guide will tell you all about this city, which has become one of the most modern cities in the south of Lebanon.

You will then be taken back to Beirut after this fantastic day.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday and Thursday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time and tour departure point (choose when booking):
  1. 8:00am if you go directly to the departure point in central Beirut
     
  2. 7:45am if you would like to be picked up from your hotel (free for hotels in Beirut)
  • Thursday only, lunch is included in the activity price

  • To take part in this activity, simply present your voucher to the service provider on the day

  • Children under the age of 4 can participate in this activity free of charge and share the seat with a parent

  • We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water for this tour
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

Price includes

  • One-day excursion to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche (including admission to all of the sites such as the Soap Museum, Sea Castle, etc.)
  • Lunch in a traditional Lebanese restaurant (except Monday)
  • Wine and Arak (traditional beverage) tasting
  • The services of a certified guide (commentary in English, French and / or Arabic)
  • Transport to and from your hotel in Beirut

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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