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Anjar Tours

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Anjar
Founded in the early eighth century, at the start of the Islamic period, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Anjar is a fascinating example of an Umayyad fortified city. Set in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley astride an important trading route, Anjar highlights include the remains of palaces, a mosque, and Roman-style public baths.

The Basics

While there’s accommodation in the nearby town of Anjar, the ruins of Anjar are typically visited as part of a Bekaa Valley day trip from Beirut. Tours generally combine it with the Bekaa Valley’s signature sight, the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins of Baalbek, and a winery, such as Château Ksara or Château Kefraya. Anjar tours typically include a circuit of the site to get a sense of the scale, followed by a walk along the main street with stops at palaces, the mosque, and the baths.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The ruins of Anjar will be of interest to history buffs.
  • Safety in this part of Lebanon has come into question due to terrorism and armed conflict, according to the US Department of State. Travelers considering a visit should refer to their government’s travel advisories for the latest information.
  • Anjar’s dirt pathways are uneven and can turn to mud at rainy times of year.
  • The town of Anjar has a substantial Armenian community. It’s well worth stopping for a taste of Armenian food.

How to Get There
The ruins of Anjar are located just outside the little town of Anjar in the Bekaa Valley, close to the Syrian border, about 38 miles (61 kilometers) east of Beirut. It’s possible, if time-consuming, to piece together minibuses from Beirut’s Cola station to Anjar by way of the city of Zahle. Given the Lebanese driving style and the Bekaa’s checkpoint hassles, most travelers will find it easier to join an organized tour than to drive.

When to Get There

The ruins of Anjar are open from morning to afternoon seven days a week and are rarely busy. Late spring through early fall (roughly late April until October) are the best times to visit. During winter (December through February), the Bekaa Valley can be surprisingly cold, while rains can make the site unpleasantly muddy.

Who Were the Umayyads?
The Umayyad dynasty ruled the Muslim caliphate from AD 661 to 750, mainly from Damascus in modern-day Syria. Their building style combined Byzantine architecture with Persian influences. Besides Anjar, other Umayyad monuments include Jordan’s Qusayr Amra desert castle, the Great Mosque of Damascus, and the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem.
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Anjar, Baalbek, and Ksara Day Trip from BeirutDay Trips

Anjar, Baalbek, and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut

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Explore the ancient ruins and winemaking heritage of Lebanon on this full-day trip from Beirut, including lunch. With an expert guide, visit the age-old ruins at Baalbek, a stunning complex of Roman temples and buildings that made up the Roman city of Heliopolis. After a tour of the 8th-century Ummayad ruins at Anjar, finish at the Ksara Caves, a series of ancient caverns used as wine cellars by Lebanon’s oldest winery, Chateau Ksara. Tour the winery and cave cellars before your return to Beirut.
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  • 9 hours
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Baalbek,Anjar, with Free Airport departure Ticket PRIVATE-CAR from BeirutDay Trips

Baalbek,Anjar, with Free Airport departure Ticket PRIVATE-CAR from Beirut

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With the best saving price for this private tour ticket, you’ll spend a day exploring the archaeological site of Anjar & the Baalbek temples, you will avoid the rush & eliminates the awkwardness of sharing a tour bus which give you more time to sightsee. Moreover, you are free to create a customized itinerary keeping in mind the tour schedule. Additionally, you will get a FREE AIRPORT DEPARTURE TICKET. This is only for TripAdvisor & Viator customer and not for the cash customer. See highlights like the archaeological street, great palace, mosque, medieval baths, and church of Anjar site & you will explore in baalbeck the temple of Bacchus, roman ruins, stone of the pregnant woman and more.
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  • 8 hours
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Small - Group Tour to Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Lunch includedDay Trips

Small - Group Tour to Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Lunch included

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Skip the self-drive dangers and relax with a designated driver at the wheel as you check off two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one delicious wine tasting on this action-packed tour. Immerse in the Bekaa Valley’s rich history as you explore the Roman ruins of Baalbek and the 8th-century Islamic city of Anjar with local experts. After a restaurant lunch, discover the Chateau Ksara winery and savor Lebanese wines.
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Small Group Tours - Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara Day trip from BeirutDay Trips

Small Group Tours - Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara Day trip from Beirut

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Escape the bustle of the capital and discover three of Lebanon’s most enriching history-packed sites on this three-for-one, small-group combo tour. Explore the one-time summer palace of the Umayyad dynasty, see some of the region’s best-preserved Roman ruins, including temples to Jupiter and Venus, and taste multiple wine samples in the oldest winery in Lebanon. Tours also include a local restaurant lunch.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Tour - Baalback, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour from BeirutDay Trips

Private Tour - Baalback, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour from Beirut

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Wine-tasting and driving really don’t mix—especially not in Lebanon. So treat yourself to a private car and driver/guide as you explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Baalbek, with its spectacular Roman temples, and the 8th-century Islamic city of Anjar. Finish with a tour and tasting at Lebanon’s oldest winery, Chateau Ksara.
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  • 8 hours
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Small Group Tour with lunch - Baalbek, Anjar & KsaraDay Trips

Small Group Tour with lunch - Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara

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Travel back to ancient times on this small group tour to the Bekaa Valley, the home of the Phoenician city that was known as Heliopolis and one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee, and Anjar, the ruins that reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads. Get an insight from your guide into the region’s rich heritage as you explore the temples of Baalbek, Baccus, Jupiter and the old city of Anjar. After lunch, Sample some red, white and rosé wines at Château Ksara. This tour include lunch, wine tasting and all entrance fees as well as hotel pick-up.
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  • 8 hours
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Small Daily Tours from Beirut - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Lunch IncludedDay Trips

Small Daily Tours from Beirut - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Lunch Included

Book this tour and get the chance to visit two UNESCO-listed sites, Baalbek Roman Ruins and Anjar Umayyad Ruins, in addition to a wine tasting at the famous Lebanese winery Chateau Ksara. A local official guide service is included. Door to door service and English-speaking driver are also provided. Tour includes all entrance fees, wine tasting and lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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Private car - Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara - Full-day tour from BeirutDay Trips

Private car - Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara - Full-day tour from Beirut

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Discover the beauty and rich history of Baalbek on a full-day tour from Beirut. Gain insight from a knowledgeable guide about Baalbek temple complex which includes two of the largest and grandest Roman temple ever built, Bacchus and Jupiter. Explore as well the ruins of Anjar that reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads. Finish the tour at Château Ksara where you can sample some red, white and rosé wines from fruit-forward easy drinking blends to complex aging wines for all occasions and budgets.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from BeirutDay Trips

Private Tour: Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut

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Discover some of Lebanon’s top attractions with ease on this private Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara day trip from Beirut. Explore the ancient Roman city of Baalbek with your private guide and discover sites of interest including the Baalbek Heliopolis and the Temple of Jupiter. Soak up the atmosphere among the bustling markets of Anjar and visit the Umayyad Ruins. Marvel at the spectacular Ksara Caves in Ksara, where thousands of wine bottles lie maturing. Sample delicious local wines at the Chateau Ksara winery before returning to Beirut.
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  • 8 hours
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Sightseeing all inclusive - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Private TourDay Trips

Sightseeing all inclusive - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Private Tour

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Take a private full day tour from Beirut and visit to the 2 amazing cities of Anjar, Baalbek that are famous for their preserved ancient ruins and are the most important archeological sites in Lebanon. Baalbeck is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure and can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world and Baccus and Jupiter are the largest and most noble Roman temples ever built. They are also among the best preserved. The ancient city of Anjar bears outstanding witness to the Umayyad civilization. The tour end in Zahle where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau Ksara, one of Lebanon’s oldest and most famous wineries.
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Small Group - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour From Beirut Day Trips

Small Group - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour From Beirut

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Journey through Lebanon's history as you visit two UNESCO-listed attractions on this full-day tour from Beirut. Explore the impressive huge temples and the Roman ruins of Baalbek, and walk around the incredible Umayyad Ruins of Anjar. Finally, admire tasting an authentic Lebanese wine at Ksara. This small group tour includes lunch, entrance fees, wine tasting and round-trip transport.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trip from Beirut - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Private TourDay Trips

Day Trip from Beirut - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Private Tour

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Get out of the city and go on a full-day tour of Baalbek, Anjar, and Ksara. Depart from your hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to the Beqaa Valley. In the company of a guide, see the Umayyad Ruins and learn about their history. Continue to Baalbek, where you can visit the Heliopolis. Stop at Ksara winery and sample local wine while sitting in a cave. Please note that entry fees and the wine tasting are not included in the cost of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Car - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour from BeirutDay Trips

Private Car - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour from Beirut

Step into the ancient world by booking this popular tour from Beirut to discover the majestic Roman temples of Baalbek. Continue to Anjar to explore the unique Umayyad ruins of Lebanon. End the tour by induldging in the taste of the authentic lebanese wine in one of the oldest wineries in the country at Chateau Ksara.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Sightseeing all inclusive - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Small groupDay Trips

Sightseeing all inclusive - Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara - Small group

The Roman Empire of Baalbek is a surviving wonder of the ancient world. Experience it in style, without the haggling, on this small group tour. Your local guide will introduce you to the three great temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus. Along the way, visit the unique Umayyad site founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century. Afterward, sample Lebanese authentic wine at one of the oldest and famous wineries in Lebanon. Capture timeless pictures, and enjoy a Lebanese lunch. A door-to-door visit in a small group provides an intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Sightseeing all inclusive - Baalbek and Ksara - Half Day TourDay Trips

Sightseeing all inclusive - Baalbek and Ksara - Half Day Tour

When in Lebanon, the city of the Sun “Baalbek” should be on your must-visit list. On this private half day tour from Beirut, we will take you to Baalbek powerful empire that provides glimpses into the rich history of Lebanon. A local guide will help you at the site, explaining all the secrets about Baalbek huge temples. Who will not crave a wine tasting after a rich informative tour? That's why we will take you to discover the caves of one of the oldest wineries in Lebanon, and taste some of its basic wine products.
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  • 6 hours
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Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara Group TourDay Trips

Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara Group Tour

Step inside the living history of the Beqaa valley, as you explore Baalbek huge and famous temples,and the unique Umayyad site of Anjar. Taste authentic lebanese wine at Chateau Ksara. A delicious lunch in a local restaurant will be served during the tour. Daily small group tours are limited to 15 people to ensure a casual experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Half Day Tour - Anjar & Ksara - Private TourDay Trips

Half Day Tour - Anjar & Ksara - Private Tour

With a friendly drivers team, safe English speaking drivers , travel safely to the Beqaa valley and visit the Umayyad ruins of Anjar, then taste authentic Lebanese wine at Ksara. By booking our private, air-conditioned car, you can avoid worrying about how to get to the Beqaa on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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Car & Driver - Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara - Private CarDay Trips

Car & Driver - Baalbeck, Anjar & Ksara - Private Car

With our expert and passionate English speaking drivers, and our comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, you'll have the best experience traveling to the Beqaa valley, to discover two main historical sites in Lebanon, Baalbek temples and Anjar city. After a long informative day, taste some basic wine in Chateau Ksara winery before returning to Beirut.
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  • 8 hours
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