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  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
On this half-day Beirut trip, enjoy a tour of Beiteddine (Beit El Dine) and Deir El Qamar (Deir El Kamar) and immerse yourself in a captivating world of Lebanese history. These two traditional, well-preserved villages offer fascinating attractions, such as the Mosque of Emir Fakhr Eddine and Beiteddine Palace. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites with your expert guide and savor authentic Lebanese cuisine at a local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar from Beirut
  • Visit Deir El Qamar, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Explore two fascinating cities and marvel at several well-preserved historical buildings, such as Beiteddine Palace
  • Savor traditional Lebanese cuisine at a local restaurant (included)
  • Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your expert local guide
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar Half-Day Trip from Beirut

Half-Day Trip to Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar from Beirut

Meet your friendly, professional guide in central Beirut and head straight to Beiteddine (Beit El Dine), situated approximately 26 miles (43 km) southeast of Beirut. Here, visit the magnificent 19th-century Beiteddine Palace, featuring arcades, galleries and beautifully decorated rooms by artists from Lebanon, Damascus and Italy. Tour the palace with your guide and discover how this building is a perfect model of Eastern architecture. Today, the palace houses a museum with an interesting collection of feudal weapons, costumes and jewelry.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a nearby Lebanese restaurant (included). Then, head to Deir El Qamar (Deit El Kamar), one of Lebanon’s prettiest villages with an interesting history that demonstrates the country’s tolerant religious roots. Deir El Qamar is famous for its palaces that display the ancient Lebanese architectural style as well as several souks (markets), mosques and palaces.

During your walking tour of Deir El Qamar, your knowledgeable guide will provide insight on the historical significance of the remains you visit, such as the Palace of Fakhreddine, the Mosque of Emir Fakhr Eddine and Castle of Emir Melhem Shehab. On the way, pass by Moussa Castle, featuring a life-size recreation of the Last Supper. Stop for a photo opportunity at this major Lebanon attraction before returning to Beirut in the relaxing comfort of your luxury coach.

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.
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Tour code: 5484BEIRUT_BEIELDINE

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