• Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman architecture on this Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche day trip from Beirut. Explore the town of Tyre with your guide and gain insight into life here under Roman rule. Discover the ancient ruins of Sidon Sea Castle, the Castle of Saint-Louis and the 16th-century Great Mosque in Sidon. After a delicious lunch of Middle Eastern specialities in a traditional Lebanese restaurant, head on to Maghdouche. Here, admire top local attractions including the Old Cave and the Al-Saydeh Ancient Church before returning to Beirut.


  • Day trip from Beirut to Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche
  • Explore World Heritage-listed Tyre and see its beautiful buildings, such as the Crusader Cathedral of Tyre
  • See Lebanon's famous landmarks like the Sidon Sea Castle
  • Savor a traditional Lebanese lunch of hot and cold meze or tapas
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your local expert guide
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

Sidon Sea Castle

Customer Reviews

Teresa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Memories for a life time! I love Viator tours! I ALWAYS know I can depend on them. There were many tourists and it was a safe good trip. Several rest room breaks. Would do it again! Guide told us all the history non stop. A good tour!

Emmanuela D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A very enjoyable and informative trip. We thoroughly enjoyed it even the lunch was very good with lots of tasty different dishes.
Guide was very clever and looked after the group very well.

Shaun C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great day-trip... Tyre's Roman cemetery, hippodrome and marble road amazing, view over Sidon from Maghdouche hill really good, and nice walk around Sidon's castle, souq and soap museum.

Ida S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Sour, Saaida and Maghdouche... one great experince at sea side... Cruciats castle, old souk of saaida, the al bass cite, the one from the sea... Waw! you will for sure enjoy it!

Nicole G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a great tour. The archaeology sites were amazing and beautiful. The guide was very knowledgeable. It and #39;s great to have a guide with an archaeology background like I do! There were only two of us that day so it was way to ask questions. The souk in Sidon was awesome! the view was beautiful

Nadine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really wonderful trip, really well organised and the guide was really informative.

The sites we visited were beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Lunch was delicious, the bus was comfortable. Really reasonably priced too

Would definitely recommend this trip

Bukola A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was pretty surprising that the tour still wwnt ahead though the Tour company, Nadal, was left with just 2 of us as the others had cancelled. That showed their diligence in service.The guide, Natasha, was very friendly and knowledgeable,ensuring she carries us on throughout. A day well spent


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Lunch on the water... Next to a castle.... Beautiful.

Radwa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Superb ! :)
Madline our tour guide was amazing.
Local food were in a unique restaurant located in front of the old castle in Sidon; very nice place with delicious food.

Eugene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Once again, as with our tour to Baalbeck, an amazing experience! We were picked up promptly at our hotel and taken to the offices of the local agency to join a party of nine (excluding the very knowledgeable guide and excellent driver - travelling in Lebanon and Beirut in particular is, in itself, an experience to live through!) After stopping at Kanaan pastry shop (where you can buy some tasty gifts) along the way, we proceeded to Tyre. We enjoyed the scenery (sea on the one side and the hills of Lebanon on the other side.) Tyre has two intriguing archaeological sites. If all the guides are as knowledgeable as ours was, you're in for a treat. Standing on the second site and being able to see Israel in the distance (16km as the gull flies) and imagine what it was like in Biblical times was a special treat. We also enjoyed the visit to Maghdouche to see the cave in which it is alleged that Mary, the mother of Jesus, met her son on His visits to the region. Sidon is also a special place to visit - we were treated to an excellent Lebanese lunch in a restaurant that is perched on the edge of the shoreline and within a stone's through of the Crusaders' castle. The old city souks are in the process of being restored and the city is apparently earmarked to become a "must visit" destination in Lebanon. We did enjoy the walk through the souks and the intriguing visit to a soap-manufacturing museum (where you can buy some colourful gifts to take home.) An unscripted dusk drive through a Palestinian refugee camp to avoid a traffic jam on the main route into Beirut was the cherry on the cake. We were dropped off at our hotel's front door after a safe and thoroughly enjoyable outing.

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