- Full-day trip to Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara from Beirut
- Explore three fascinating cities and marvel at several well-preserved historical remains, such as Heliopolis and the Temple of Jupiter
- Discover Ksara Chateau -- one of Lebanon's oldest wineries – and enjoy a wine tasting
- Savor traditional Lebanese cuisine at a local restaurant
- Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your expert local guide
- Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
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What You Can Expect
After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant (included), continue your day trip to the town of Anjar. After an approximate 1-hour journey by coach, arrive in this beautifully preserved city and walk through the souks (markets). With your guide, visit Anjar's Umayyad Ruins, a remarkable complex of ruins dating back to 705 AD. Experience the influence of previous cultures as you admire the city's Hellenistic-Roman architecture.
Next, leave Anjar and venture to Ksara. This magnificent village was covered by sand for centuries, and the well-preserved Ksara Caves were found by chance in 1898 by Jesuit priests. It is now the refuge of the well-known Ksara Chateau, where thousands of old wine bottles are preserved. Take a walk to the caves and learn about the various processes involved in wine production before savoring a tasting of exquisite local wines.
After your day trip, sit back and relax on the scenic drive back to Beirut.
Please note: Though the US Department of State has issued a warning against travel to Lebanon due to safety and security concerns, Viator’s Lebanon tours continue to operate with no disruptions. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides in Lebanon, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.
Really enjoyed the tour. It was really great to stand where people stood thousands of years ago!
Our guide was Madeline. She was very knowledgeable about everything.
I had a couple of complaints about the trip, not really anything to do with Nakhal, but with the tour guide and the driver. The driver was an excellent driver however...it was a very warm day, in the nineties. Everyone was pretty hot. The driver was too cool so he kept turning the air down. When you have a van with every seat taken except one, on a ninety poise degree day, the air needs to be kept on HIGH! Our tour guide Madeline would aim the vent UP to the ceiling instead of back towards everyone.
As we were walking into the entrance of Baalbek, Madeline pulled out her whistle and used it much throughout Baalbek. We are all adults and don't need to be treated as grade school students. I realize that we were on a timetable however, if you explain to people at the beginning that due to being on a time table that when you need to tell us some facts we need to be by to listen, it would probably work better.
All in all, it STILL was an excellent day trip and we would take it again. Would prefer to have georgette as our guide.llwe enjoyed her on our other day trip!
My tour was great! We spent just enough time in each place and the lunch we had was amazing! My only comment would be that the drivers who picked me up and then dropped me off had no clue where I was and I had to give them directions and finally walk the last bit because they were so lost.