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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Beirut City Break tour

Beirut City Break

Encounters Travel
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
4 days
From: $ 1,949 $ 487 / day
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Short Description

A short introductory tour of Lebanon, visiting sites in and around Beirut including the Jeita Grotto. Accommodation is in the beautiful & historic Hotel Albergo, but options for different budgets and styles are also available

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Trip Includes

  • All Accommodation
  • All meals indicated in your itinerary
  • Airport transfers at the start and end of your trip
  • Site entrance fees for all tours detailed in your itinerary
  • Qualified tour guide to accompany you on all sightseeing
  • Private vehicles for all road journeys indicated
  • Lebanon tourist visa
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material

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Day 1, Arrive in Beirut & transfer to hotel
Our guide will meet you at Beirut airport and transfer you to your chosen accommodation. The remainder of today is free for you to begin exploring this beautiful coastal city.
| OVERNIGHT
Beirut hotel
| EXTRAS
Single Room Supplement, Extra day in Beirut - pre-tour

Day 2, Beirut city tour
Our city tour begins today with a drive along the seashore to the picturesque Pigeons Rock and on through the Hamra commercial area to the National Museum. The Museum is home to a collection of over 100,000 items, however only a fraction of these are currently on display. The museum is organised in chronological order from the Bronze age up to the present day. The final stop today will be at Martyrs Square, the old Beirut city-centre which was completely ravaged by war. Here you will discover the largest urban archaeological site in the world and witness the reconstruction taking place in the hope of restoring Beirut to it's former glory. This evening is free for you to explore Beirut further and sample some of the city's world class dining outlets.
| OVERNIGHT
Beirut hotel
| MEALS
Breakfast

Day 3, Tour to the Dog River & Jeita Grotto
Today we head north out of Beirut to Nahr al-Kalb or 'Dog River'. At the mouth of Nahr-el-Kalb you can find historical incriptions which immortalize various conquerors glories such as Ramses II who left no less than three inscriptions here. Later we continue to the Jeita Grotto. The Grotto consist of 2 interconnected caves which span a total length of almost 9 kilometers. The lower of the two caves has been inhabited since pre-historic times; however it wasn’t re-discovered until 1836. The lower cave can only be visited by boat as it channels an underground river which provides fresh drinking water to over a million Lebanese. In 1958, Lebanese specialists discovered the upper galleries which are situated 200ft above the lower cave. To make access easier for tourists, an access tunnel and a series of walkways have been constructed. The upper galleries are home to the world largest Stalactite. From here we return to Beirut where the afternoon and evening is free for you to visit some of the many shops and restaurants of Beirut or to take a stroll along the corniche.
| OVERNIGHT
Beirut hotel
| MEALS
Breakfast

Day 4, Transfer to the airport for departure

You have free time today up until we transfer you to the airport for departure
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| OVERNIGHT
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| MEALS
Breakfast
| EXTRAS
Extra day in Beirut - post-tour

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