Insider's Guide to Beirut

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Anjar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Set 36 miles (58 km) outside the capital city of Beirut, the ancient city of Anjar is literally a Lebanon attraction unlike any other. While many of the ruins in Lebanon existed under a multitude of ...  Read more

Baalbek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Set 53 miles (85 kms) outside of Beirut in the fertile Beqaa Valley, the ancient city of Baalbek is inarguably Lebanon’s greatest Roman treasure. An architectural pinnacle of empire known to the ...  Read more

Beiteddine (Beit ed-Dine)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A tour of the sprawling palace complex of Beiteddine, set in the rolling highlands 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Beirut, is a stroll through the sanctum of ancient Lebanese royalty. Easily the ...  Read more

Byblos

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

When even the Phoenicians (an ancient society who populated Lebanon as far back as 1,200 BC) consider a place to be old, then you know it’s legitimately old. Such is the case with Byblos, A UNESCO ...  Read more

Downtown Beirut

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Chic, sexy and ultra-modern, downtown Beirut can once again be considered the “pearl of the Middle East”. A booming coastal metropolis in the midst of an economic revival, a city once divided by 15 ...  Read more

Jeita Grotto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Once considered as a finalist for the “7 Natural Wonders of the World”, Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto is a sprawling cave complex located 11 miles (17.7 kms) north of the capital city of Beirut. The caves ...  Read more

Jounieh

A tranquil fishing village no more, the city of Jounieh has exploded over the last quarter century to become a hub of nightlife, gaming, and local glitterati. Located just 10 miles north of the ...  Read more

Ksara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Since its creation in 1857 by members of the Lebanese Jesuit community, the vineyard at Chateau Ksara has produced award winning wines ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah, from Gewurtzraminer to ...  Read more

Qadisha Valley (Kadisha Valley)

Steadily flowing from its source inside the concealed Qadisha Grotto, the gentle Qadisha River has sculpted a mystical canyon over 3,000 feet in depth which forms the Qadisha (Holy) Valley. A place ...  Read more

Sidon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

25 miles (40 km) south of the capital city of Beirut lies Sidon, grand city of the Phoenicians and third largest city in modern day Lebanon. Traditionally a sleepy fishing village on the ...  Read more

The Cedars of Lebanon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Only two and half hours from the glitzy beaches of Beirut, the cedar groves of Lebanon are the pride of the Lebanese mountains. Northern Lebanon has some of the tallest peaks in the Middle East, some ...  Read more

Tyre Sour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Ever since its founding in 2,750 BC, the Lebanese city of Tyre (Sour) has been a center of conquest, exploration and empire. Originally an island city with one of the finest harbors in the eastern ...  Read more

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