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Itinerary

Greet your guide at your central hotel or their downtown office and board your air-conditioned vehicle for UNESCO-listed Baalbek, known for its impressive Roman ruins including the massive Temple of Jupiter.

Relax over a lunch of “meze” (tapas) at a local restaurant before driving onto Anjar. UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage site for its early Islamic ruins, the remains of an 8th-century city and palace complex founded by the Umayyad dynasty.

Finally, continue to Ksara, where ancient caves are home to Chateau Ksara, Lebanon’s oldest winery. After a winery tour and a wine tasting, board your vehicle to return to your Beirut starting point.

Locations visited
Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
Temples of Baalbek
Chateau Ksara
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Overview

For a small country, Lebanon packs a whole ton of history into a seriously compact space—which doesn’t mean it’s easy to get around. Rather than risk driving, amateur historians will thrill to this day tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed sites of Roman-era Baalbek and early Islamic Anjar with an informative local guide—and enjoy a restaurant lunch and wine tasting too.

Highlights
  • Explore two separate UNESCO World Heritage sites: Baalbek and Anjar
  • Taste wine at Chateau Ksara, one of Lebanon’s oldest wineries 
  • Savor traditional Lebanese “meze” (tapas) at a local restaurant
  • Enjoy expert insights from your local guide
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Reviewed today via mobile
Fantastic trip

This was an amazing tour. The big question (given I couldn't look more British if I tried), was whether I would be safe. Unequivocally I can say that the answer is yes, I felt completely safe and at ease for the entire trip. I was...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Trip!

Fady was a wonderful host, and the guides at the various spots were very knowledgeable. Don't miss Baalbek, one of the best archaeological sites I've ever visited.

Thank davidwdeeds
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Baalbek is worth the trip.

Baalbek is worth the trip. We never bothered to get a guide. But it was an interesting place to visit. Not very crowded. We then headed to Anjar and that bombed. Not really worth the trip. Just a few rocks here and a wall there...More

1  Thank proshamen
Reviewed 7 April 2018
OK tour, but very mass market

Tour is OK and does what it says. You will visit Anjar (40 min) and Balbaak (2h) before heading to a good lunch and the Ksara winery (1h). The guide was also fine, quite kind and relaxed and provide good information on the various sites....More

9  Thank Gubias
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile
Great Day Trip

Our guide Nastasha was excellent. A very knowledgeable lady and made the tour very interesting and exciting. Her passion shine through making the day excellent. The bus was uote cramped which wasn't suitable for everyone. However, I had a great day. The food at lunch...More

1  Thank pcabram1
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SouthfieldsOlympic
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Response from Gubias | Reviewed this property |
Had no issues - no military checkpoints
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Katherine H
12 July 2018|
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Response from Steven V | Reviewed this property |
I did a trip to Baalbek organised by Nakhal Sightseeing Tours. It's a whole day, and was very impressive. You could ask the organisation whether they do trips to Zahle.
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Leila G
26 May 2018|
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Response from Ibis R | Reviewed this property |
a private chofer can take you around. the local tour company will include all 3.
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