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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut provided by Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours

Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut
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About
This is ideal for travelers seeking a history-focused day trip from Beirut but who want to skip any logistics or transport planning. Set out for Tyre, Sidon, and Maghdouche—three of Lebanon’s best-preserved towns—and explore them with a guide to cover and learn about their must-sees. View Tyre’s UNESCO-listed Roman relics, visit Sidon’s crusader-built castles, and see Maghdouche’s Old Cave and Al-Saydeh Ancient Church, among other highlights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Discover Tyre, Sidon, and Maghdouche on a day trip from Beirut
  • Travel to the towns by coach to skip the fuss of self-drive or cabs
  • Tour Roman Tyre and Sidon’s and Maghdouche’s sites with a guide for insight
  • Seamless tour: includes local lunch and central hotel pickup and drop-off
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover Tyre, Sidon, and Maghdouche on a day trip from Beirut
  • Travel to the towns by coach to skip the fuss of self-drive or cabs
  • Tour Roman Tyre and Sidon’s and Maghdouche’s sites with a guide for insight
  • Seamless tour: includes local lunch and central hotel pickup and drop-off
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5484BEIRUT_TYR
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off is included if the guests are staying in Hotels only located within Beirut City (not Hostels, airbnb, or private apartment)
  • Entry/Admission - Tyre
  • Entry/Admission - Crusaders Sea Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great al-Omari Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Debbane Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hammam Al-Jadeed
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We Pick up all guests from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. Pick up starts from 07:45 am. Guests should be ready in the lobby from 07:45 am. We don't pick up from hotels outside Beirut, or from Hostels, airbnb, and private apartments, in this case guests should come to our office at 08:00 to join the tour. If the hotel was not provided 48 hours before the tour departure date, then the guests should be present at our office at 08:00 am, as no pick up will be provided for last minute hotel details.
  • Beirut, Beirut Alternatively, we offer pick up and drop from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. (No Pick up from Hostels, airbnbs, or private residences). You must provide hotel name upon booking.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off is included if the guests are staying in Hotels only located within Beirut City (not Hostels, airbnb, or private apartment)
  • Entry/Admission - Tyre
  • Entry/Admission - Crusaders Sea Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great al-Omari Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Debbane Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hammam Al-Jadeed
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We Pick up all guests from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. Pick up starts from 07:45 am. Guests should be ready in the lobby from 07:45 am. We don't pick up from hotels outside Beirut, or from Hostels, airbnb, and private apartments, in this case guests should come to our office at 08:00 to join the tour. If the hotel was not provided 48 hours before the tour departure date, then the guests should be present at our office at 08:00 am, as no pick up will be provided for last minute hotel details.
  • Beirut, Beirut Alternatively, we offer pick up and drop from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. (No Pick up from Hostels, airbnbs, or private residences). You must provide hotel name upon booking.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Beirut
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tyre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Crusaders Sea Castle
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Maghdoucheh
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Debbane Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Hammam Al-Jadeed
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Sona A
Yerevan, Armenia3 contributions
Enriching experience
Jan 2020
Very informative and enriching experience. Though it was raining, the tour was so interesting, the group enjoyed it much. Our guide Lucy was very caring, knowledgeable, and cheerful.
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Taoyuan1
29 contributions
Good tour/guide. Office staff could be better
Had a very nice day tour with this company. The guide Walid was great — strong English skills, good knowledge base, and a nice person throughout the tour. In fact, he even went out of his way to help the others on my tour, and I was very impressed with his work all day long. That said, I knocked off one star because the company wouldn’t pick me up at a residential address (their competitors would), and managed to fumble the pickups of the other two people, such that they also had to go to the main office. The lady working at the main office was not interested in helping figure out where to go.
Written 17 January 2020
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Leonardo A
9 contributions
Beyond Beirut
Jan 2020 • Solo
Super prepared and friendly staff. Guide knew everything about her country's ancient and contemporary history, and beyond. We had a great time and we saw and learn stuff you miss if you stay just in Beirut. Also a good chance to meet people if you're a lonely traveler as me. Next time I'll take the Bekka valley tour for sure!
Written 4 January 2020
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Simon B
Abingdon, UK14 contributions
Tyre and Sidon
Dec 2019
The medieval castle in Sidon and the walk through the old town was most enjoyable but the highlight was the Roman remains in Tyre especially the hippodrome. Look out for the monumental Roman arch, gateway to the ancient but also remains of the Roman road with its arcades and the remains of the aqueduct. The other site in Tyre is on the headland and equally worth a visit with its view over the open sea.
Written 22 December 2019
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada2,518 contributions
Average tour due to Jacques - 12 Sep 2019
Sep 2019
We booked this tour with Viator. On the day of the tour we went to the main branch for pick up. The tour started on time: it included lunch and entries to different attractions. Since the tour started around 8 am we assumed that they would take a small coffee or breakfast break however it wasn’t the case. Jacques (the guide) failed to advise us regarding that point; we could have gotten some coffee while waiting for the bus since there is a small convenience store next to the departure location. Our first stop was at Sidon at the Crusaders’ fortress; it was very enjoyable and not too many people (rating 4/5). Next, we ventured sadly very quickly in the food souk to reach the Soap Factory which was an average visit (rating 3/5) with a very expensive coffee shop (5000L.L. (3.5$ US) for a tiny lemonade glass and 3500L.L. (2.25$ US) for a Turkish coffee). We then walked through the souks very briefly (pity would have been much better than the soap factory) and visited the St Nicholas orthodox church (rating 4/5). Our last stop in Sidon was Khan El Franj for a brief visit before we left to Tyre. Our 1st stop there was the Tyre Hippodrome which was amazing (rating 5/5) and our 2nd stop was Al Mina site which is also beautiful to visit (rating 5/5). Once we were done we were taken to Maghdouche for lunch at the Arc restaurant where we were served a Lebanese mezza. The main dish to our disappointment was chicken with mushroom and cheese (not a Lebanese dish). Furthermore, alcohol was not included in the price and was very expensive as a 250 ml Beer was 4$ (pure rip-off). The service was good though. Once done our final stop was the lady of Maghdouche. We visited the new church (rating 3/5) and the old church in the cave (rating 4/5). The peak of the visit is the statue and it is highly recommended to go up to the top if opened. The view is breathtaking and is well worth the climb.

Overall:

• No stop for breakfast - it should have been indicated in the voucher.
• The tour is overall interesting but Jacques our guide had a fast pace in walking (some people weren’t able to follow) and he was rushing everything. He even skipped the Christian portion in the city of Sidon after he had told us we would visit it.
• Additionally, according to my wife, Jacques was giving false historical information. I advise you strongly to go with another tour guide.
• The restaurant is a letdown.
• In terms of the tour, they should have offered each person a bottle of water for the journey.
Written 29 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

N L
Bath, UK171 contributions
A tour of ancient civilisations and political unrest
Over the years, Lebanon has been invaded by so many civilisations. This is very apparent on this tour.

Our tour guide, Lucia, was passionate about archaeology and very knowledgable about her country’s history. She was a delight to listen to and answered questions with complete professionalism.

You start at Sidon with a wander around the crusaders’ fortress. Then you go through the Souks to the soap factory before visiting a church linked to St Peter and St Paul. Then it’s to visit the site of the caravanserai. If I’m honest, I would have forgone the soap factory for some free time in the Souks.

Onwards from there to Tyre to a couple of archaeological sites. Take a hat as there’s not a lot of shade. The second site gives you the opportunity to wander down to the sea front.

Be prepared to see a number of Palestinian refugee camps on this trip.

After Tyre, it’s up into the hills for a great lunch of cold mezze and fish with dessert and coffee before visiting Maghdouche, a shrine to the Virgin Mary and a statue to climb.

This was the second tour we did with Nakhal and can’t fault them on their organisation; from the pre trip confirmations, to the hotel pick up and their knowledgeable tour guide (and very patient drivers).

The tours sound expensive, but when you factor in all the entrance fees, lunch, travel, wages etc, it’s very good value.

Highly recommended.
Written 10 October 2019
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Lena O
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
perfect getaway
May 2019
We had a great time in ! must visit when in Lebanon. Swimming in The Mediterranean sea was so refreshing. We had our dinner at Maghdouche, a restaurant right near the sea excellent food .
Written 2 July 2019
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Kalynara
Natal, RN31 contributions
Thrilled!
Apr 2019
Nakhal is the best agency in Lebanon, in my point of view. Very organized. I was Thrilled in Maghdouche, althoug Tyre and Sidon is not that much. But worth the tour.
Written 16 May 2019
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Rose D
Cambridge, UK53 contributions
Go with a small group
May 2019 • Friends
These places are a joy to visit but my advice is to go in small group. Walid our tour guide was great - fluent in English and French but the group was too big to fully experience the full flavour of these charming places. The souk in Saida or Sidon was brilliant but we had to be frog marched through because of time limitations. These places are essential to see during your Lebanon trip but small is best.
Written 7 May 2019
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Connor Wallace
Forres, UK7 contributions
An amazing tour - prepare to be surprised
Mar 2019 • Solo
My experiences with Nakhal during my time in Lebanon have been exceptional. I took two trips with them: one to Sidon, Maghdouche and Tyre, and one to Jeita, Byblos and Harissa. They were both incredible and gave me wonderful memories.

Pick-up from my hotel was prompt and the drivers expertly navigated the wild traffic of rush hour Beirut. All transportation was clean and comfortable and I felt totally safe at all times.

The guides for each tour were fantastic: big thank you to Lucia and Mia!! It seems like Nakhal only employ the very best. It felt like I was spending a day with good friends on both occasions, and it was sad to say goodbye to everyone at the end of each day.

One of the biggest, most pleasant surprises of the tours was the amazing lunch we were treated to - included in the ticket price. We were all stuffed by the end, and very well catered for with plenty of typical Middle Eastern hospitality.

Use Nakhal! They are the very best in Lebanon.
Written 23 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Poor guiding
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Unforgettable day
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Pleasant Experience
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Picked the wrong day!
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Good value
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An enjoyable day
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