Trips

"Treat Yourself to a Wine Country Tour!"

Wine Tasting Tour in the winegrowing region of the Bekaa Valley (80 USD)
1 - Chateau Ksara - Clos St Thomas - Cave Kouroum - Chateau Kefraya
2 - Domaine Wardy - Domaine des Tourelles - Chateau Ksara - Chateau Khoury

Wine Tasting tour in the Ksara-Kefraya wine tour track and Lake Karaon (80 USD)
Sample wine at Cave Kouroum and Chateau Kefraya and boat  on Lake Karaon (100 USD)

Walking tour in Beirut (10 USD per person)
The "Beirut by Foot" tour departs from your hotel in Hamra/Achrafieh and ends at Sodeco Square/Hamra Street passing via the following streets, squares, monuments and attractions:
 Hamra street - Gouraud street - Monot street - Murr tower - Holiday Inn - Phoenicia hotel - Hotel St Georges - Samir Kassir garden - Minet el Hosn - Al Majidieh mosque - El Omari mosque - Al Amine mosque - The Grand Serail - The Small Serail - The Ottoman Clock Tower - Martyrs Square - Ryad el Solh Square - Star (Parlement) Square - Souk Bazerkane Square - SodecoSquare - Maarad street - Foch street - Allenby street - Municipality building - Beirut souks - Starco building - Azarieh complex building - Martyrs statue - Hariri statue - Roman baths - Wadi abou jmil - Zaouyat Ibn al Arraq - Beit Beirut- Forgiveness Garden  - St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral - St Elias Greek Catholic Church - The Maronite Cathedrale of St George - The St Louis Church of the Capuchins - Saifi Village - Barakat Building - Beit Beirut.
For a group of less than 8 persons the tour costs 10 USD per person.
For a group of 8 persons and more the tour costs 60 USD per group.

The highest route in Lebanon 2200 meter altitude  (accessible only in June - July - August - September):
Beirut - Baalbeck - Iat - Deir el Ahmar - Bechouat - Barka - Ainata - Qornet Essawda -  The Cedars - Bcharre - Hadchit - Ehden - Koura - Batroun - Byblos - Beirut (150 USD - 225,000 LBP).

Boat trip on July, August and September to the Reserve on Palm Tree Island off the northern shores of Lebanon;
- One and a half hour round boat trip 1 - 4 persons to Rabbit island 100 USD
- Half hour round boat trip 1 - 4 persons to Ramkine and Sanane 45,000 LBP
- For groups: Two hours round boat trip with a stay on Rabbit island 10,000 LBP per person
- For groups: Two hours round boat trip without landing 5,000 LBP per person


Boat and lunch tour on lake Karaon
- Boat tour 3,000 LBP per person
- Lunch tour 30,000 LBP per 1 - 8 persons


Visit Lebanon's highest Nature Reserve, Ammoua Plain and Mountain with Pine, Cedars and Fir Trees 1800 m - 2400 m above sea level


Bus and van rental per day
11 seat van  Beirut - Tripoli 165 USD
11 seat van Beirut 140 USD
15 seat van Beirut 165 USD
29 seat bus Beirut -  Tripoli 220 USD


Meet and assistance transfer to / from Beirut International Airport:
- Airport Pickup 30 USD
- Airport drop off  20 USD
- Airport - Baalbeck Temple - Hotel in Beirut 130 USD

 Itinerary and fare for trips departure  Beirut from  01 January 2013  till 31 March 2013 :

- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - Byblos - Beirut (60 USD - 90,000 LBP )
- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - Beirut (30 USD)
- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - Tripoli - Byblos - Beirut (100 USD - 150,000 LBP ).
- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - Jounieh with the cable car to the shrine of  "Our Lady of Lebanon" in Harissa- Beirut  (40 USD)
- Beirut - the shrine of "Our Lay of Lebanon" in Harissa - Beirut (60 USD)
- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - the shrine of "Our Lady of Lebanon" in Harissa - Beirut (70 USD)
- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - Jounieh with the cable car to the shrine of  "Our Lady of Lebanon" in Harissa - Byblos  - Beirut  (80 USD - 120,000 LBP).
- Beirut - Jeita Grotto - the shrine of  "Our Lady of Lebanon" in Harissa - Byblos - Beirut (80 USD)
- Beirut - Byblos - Beirut (50 USD - 75,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Byblos - Tripoli - Beirut (100 USD - 150,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Machnaca Roman Temple - Beirut (50 USD)
- Beirut - Bcharre- The Cedars - Byblos - Beirut (120 USD)
- Beirut - Bcharre- The Cedars - Beirut (120 USD)
- Beirut - Bekaakafra  -  Bcharre - The Cedars  - Beirut (120 USD)
- Beirut - St Anthony of Qozhaya Monastery (Qozhaya Valley) - Bcharre - The Cedars - Beirut (120 USD - 180,000 LBP)
- Beirut - St Anthony of Qozhaya  Monastery (Qozhaya Valley)- Convent Mar Licha (Qannoubine Valley) - Bcharre - The Cedars - Beirut (130 USD)
- Beirut - Bcharre - The Cedars - Tripoli (120 USD)
- Beirut - Tripoli - Beirut (80 USD - 120,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Dog River (Historical Steles) - Byblos - Beirut (40 USD - 60,000 USD)
- Beirut - Jounieh - with the cable car to the  shrine of "Our Lady of Lebanon" in Harissa - Byblos - Beirut (50 USD - 75,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Jounieh - with the cable car to the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in  Harissa - Beirut (30 USD - 45,000 LBP).
- Beirut -  Karaon Lake - Beirut (70 USD)
- Beirut - Taanayel Lake - Beirut (60 USD)
- Beirut - Jesuites Taanayel church - Taanayel Vineyards - Taanayel Farms Establishment - Taanayel Lake (60 USD).
- Beirut - Taanayel Farms - The shrine of  Our Miraculous Lady of Bechouat  - The Cedars  - Bcharri - Beirut (120 USD) This tour operates only on June - July - August and September.
- Beirut - Baalbeck Temple - Chateau Ksara winery - Beirut (130 USD - 195,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Baalbeck Temple - Chateau Ksara winery - Clos St Thomas winery - Beirut (130 USD)
- Beirut - Baalbeck Temple - Iaat Roman Column  - Beirut (130 USD)
- Beirut - Baalbeck - Beirut (120 USD)
- A one day trip with a 11 seater van to the Bekaa Valley including English speaking guide costs 200 USD
- Beirut - Zahle - Beirut (50 USD - 75,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Anjar - Beirut (50 USD - 75,000 LBP )
- Beirut - Anjar - Baalbeck - Beirut (130 USD - 195,000 LBP)
- Beirut - The shrine of  "Our Miraculous  Lady of Bechouat" - Yammouneh Nature Reserve - Anjar - Beirut (100 USD - 150,000 LBP)
- Beirut - The shrine of "Our Miraculous Lady of Bechouat"  - Cedars Nature Reserve - Bcharre - Ehden - Byblos - Beirut (160 USD ).
 - Beirut -  Chateau Ksara Winery - Clos St Thomas Winery - Cave Kouroum Winery - Chateau Kefraya Winery  - Baalbeck Roman Temple - Beirut (150 USD)
 - Beirut - Chouf Cedars Reserve  - Beirut (1 - 4 persons 50 USD- 75,000 LBP). For small or big groups hiking 3 hours in the Chouf Cedars Reserve from Maasser el Chouf Cedars Forest to Barouk Cedars Forest  (50 USD - 75,000 LBP)
 - Beirut - Deir el Qamar  - Beiteddine Palace (50 USD - 75,000 LBP)
 - Beirut - Deir el Qamar  -Beiteddine Palace - Barouk Shouf Cedars Reserve  - Beirut (100 USD) - 150,000 LBP).
- Beirut - Deir el Qamar - Beiteddine Palace - Barouk Shouf Cedars Reserve - Saida - Beirut (120 USD)
- Beirut - Deir el Qamar - Beiteddine Palace - Barouk Shouf Cedars Reserve - Saida - Tyre - Beirut (170 USD)
-  Beirut - Barouk Shouf Cedars Reserve - Saida - Tyre - Beirut (150 USD)
- Beirut - Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve - Baatara Pothole - Beirut (120 USD)
- Beirut - Rachana Modern Sculptures Museum ( Batroun ) - Crusader Smar Jbeil castle ( Batroun ) - Assia Pottery Workshop - Twelve century Our Lady of Elige church ( Mayfouq ) - St Charbel Maad Church ( Jbail )(100 USD).
 - Beirut - Rachana Modern Sculptures Museum - Smar Jbeil Crusader Castle - Beirut (60 USD - 90,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Our Lady al Nourieh convent (Batroun) - Hamat - Batroun-  Beirut (50 USD).
- Beirut - Moussa Mountain - Beirut (50 USD).
- Beirut - Chabrouh dam - Beirut (50 USD).
- Beirut - Faraya - Mzaar Ski Resort  - Beirut (50 USD).
- Beirut - Beaino - old  Akkar  - Beirut (120 USD).
- Beirut - Saida -  Our Lady of Maghdouche Shrine  (Maghdouche) - the Saviour Monastery ( Joun ) - Beirut  (70 USD).
- Beirut - Saida - Tyre - Beirut (100 USD - 150,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Marjeyoun - Hasbaya Castle - Beaufort (Alshkif) Castle - Beirut (120 USD - 180,000 LBP).
- Beirut - Beaufort Castle (Al Shkif Castle) - Beirut (130 USD - 195,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Hamatoura monastery - Balamand monastery - Beirut (120 USD - 180,000 LBP)
- Beirut - Balamand monastery - Beirut (60 USD - 90,000 LBP)
- Beirut - St Anthony of Qozhaya monastery - Beirut (100 USD - 150,000 LBP).
- Beirut - Mleeta Resistance Tourism Landmark - Beirut (80 USD).
- Beirut - Mleeta Resistance Tourism Landmark - Saida - Tyre - Beirut (160 USD)
- Beirut - Mleeta Resistance Tourism Landmark - Bkassine Pine Nature Reserve - Beirut (80 USD)
- Beirut - Ammoua Plain & Mountain Nature Reserve - Beirut (150 USD)
- Beirut - The shrine of Our Lady of Merciness in Mizyara - Lake Bnachaii - The monastery of St Simon in Eto - Beirut (100 USD )
- Beirut - Qana el Jalil - Tyre - Beirut (70 USD)
- Trekking in the Lebanon Mountain Trail sections (60 USD).


Transportation in a  regular car 1 - 4 passengers capacity without driver. The  rate is per round trip and includes insurance and fuel, it does not include entrance fees to cultural, archeological and tourist sites. Passengers are picked up from hotels in Beirut. Payment is to be done at the end of the trip.
For the independent traveller I can organize tour programe customized to your own main pace and interest.



Notes:
Tour operates any day of the week.
Beirut Museum, Gibran Museum, Beiteddine Palace and the telepherique are closed on Mondays. The  Jeita Grotto is closed on Mondays except in July and August and unless it's a national holidays.
Beirut Museum and Beiteddine Palace are closed on holidays.
Telepherique (Cable Car) is closed on Mondays; opens Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. till 8:30 p.m.
Chateau Ksara Winery opens 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Chateau Kefraya Winery opens 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Cave Kouroum Winery 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Clos St Thomas Winery opens Monday - Saturday from 10:00 till 5:00 p.m.

Persons with disabilities: The car is accessible for travelers with disabilities. Please inform me in advance of any assistance I can provide for people having sensory impairment, including hearing, vision, and speech / language impairment; mobility impairment; cognitive, learning, or development impairment; and medical dependent including people who require medical assistance with oxygen (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) kidney disease / dialesys and diabetes. I offer tours specifically for slow walkers and wheelchairs travelers. Approved service animals are welcome in the car.
Hotels that  has rooms accessible to travelers with disabilities
Four Points Hotel www.fourpoints.com/verdun
Four Seasons Hotel http://www.fourseasons.com/
Radission Martinez http://www.radissonblu.com/


Half Day Trips:
- Deir el Qamar & Beiteddine: Visit Deir el Qamar, the typical Lebanese village with red roofs declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Proceed to Beiteddine to visit the Palace of Emir Beshir built in 1788. Visit the Midan Square, the Salamlak and the stables. (50 USD - 75,000 LBP).
- Deir el Qamar Beiteddine and Wazein Grotto: Visit Deir el Qamar the typical Lebanese village with its red roofs declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Proceed to Beiteddine Palace a pure specimen of national architecture of early  19th centurey. Continue to Ain Wazein to visit its grotto discovered in 2003 your eyes will be dazzled by the many distinct formations of stalagmites and stalatites and other dangling rock formations. (50 USD - 75,000 LBP)
- Dog River and Byblos: Departure to Byblos. On the way, stop at Dog River where you will visit the historical steles (listed in the Unesco Memory of the World Initiative). Continue to Jbeil (Byblos) and visit the Crusaders Citadel, the Roman Theatre, St. John Marc Crusader Cathedral, the harbor and the souks. (50 USD - 75,000 LBP).
- Jeita Grotto and Harissa: The upper and lower grottoes of Jeita will dazzle your eyes whilst discovering the magnificient limestone crystallized forms carved by time and water. Continue to Jounieh to take the cable car to visit the statue of  " Our Lady of Lebanon " overlooking  the bay of Jounieh.  (40 USD - 75,000 LBP).



Full day Trips:
- Baalbeck, Ksara and Anjar: Departure to the Beqaa Valley. Visit Baalbeck, the largest Roman Temples ever built. Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus temples. Continue to Ksara to taste the Lebanese Wine and visit the caves dated back to the Roman era. Then proceed to Anjar to visit the unique Umayyad site in Lebanon. (150 USD - 225,000 LBP).
- Sidon, Tyr and Echmoun: Visit the landmarks of Sidon including the Crusaders Castle, the Souks, the Caravanserail, the Soap Museum, etc.......Continue to Tyr, visit the ancient Phoenician city: the Necropolis, the Triumphes Arches, the Hippodrome and the Maritime Site. On the way back stop for the temple of Eshmoun. (120 USD - 180,000 LBP).
- Jeita, Jounieh and Byblos: The upper and lower grottoes of Jeita will dazzle your eyes whilst the magnificient limestone crystallized forms carved by time and water. Continue to Jounieh, take the cable car up to the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa,  down to Jounieh then visit Byblos: the Crusader Citadel, the Roman Theater, St John Marc Crusader Cathedral, the harbor and the souks. (60 USD - 105,000 LBP ).
- Cedars, Bcharreh and  Qozhaya: Visit the forest of the Cedars of God. Continue to Bcharreh, native town of the Lebanese poet, writer and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran. Visit his museum. In the afternoon visit the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great lying at the edge of Qadisha Valley and house of the oldest printer in the Arab World. (150 USD - 225,000 LBP).
- Bcharreh Tripoli and Cedars: Departure to Bcharreh, the native town of the Lebanese poet, writer and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran. Visit his museum. Proceed to the Cedars to visit the forest. In the afternoon continue to Tripoli, in ancient times Tripoli was the center of a Phoenician confederation which included Tyre, Sidon and Arados, hence the name Tripoli, meaning Triple City in Greek. Visit the citadel of St Gilles, the Medina, the Caravanserail of Soap and the Souks. (120 USD - 180,000 LBP).











 

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