Half-Day Private Tour to Tyre

Experience a relaxing half day tour out of the city. Visit the coastal ancient city of Tyre and discover its Unesco World Heritage listed site, explore the Roman Hippodrome, Necropolis and other ruins of the two archeological sites of Tyre.

per adult from

$88

NZD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English Speaking Driver
    • Hotel Pick up & Drop off
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Al-Bass Archaeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Tyre Hippodrome
    • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Tyre - Necropolis
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Tyre, Tyre, South Governorate

    Tyre is an ancient Phoenician port city and It is the home of Elissar, the Phoenician princess who founded Carthage. It was once famous across the world for its purple dye made from murex sea snails. Two main archaeological sites – “Al-Bass” and “Al-Mina” – are testimony to its historical significance. It has a wonderful seaside location and It's a popular holiday destination with excellent and cleanest beaches
    The town's foundations date back to approximately 2750 BC, after which it was ruled by the Egyptians and then the famous King Hiram, under whom it prospered. Later colonized variously by the Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, Greeks, Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamluks and Ottomans.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Al-Bass Archaeological Site, Byzantine Road, Sur Lebanon

    Al Bass Archaeological Site is the largest and the best-preserved example of a Roman Hippodrome. The sector of Tyre El Bass, constituting the principal entrance of the town in antique times, comprises the remains of the necropolis, on either side of a wide monumental causeway dominated by a Roman triumphal arch dating from the 2nd century AD. Among the other vestiges are an aqueduct and the hippodrome of the 2nd century, one of the largest of the Roman world. site contain a Necropolis with several hundred well-preserved sarcophagi, an intact Roman road, an aqueduct and a monumental arch.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tyre Hippodrome, Tyre Lebanon

    The Tyre Hippodrome is a UNESCO World Heritage site of the city of Tyre in south Lebanon dating back to the Second century A.D
    The place is considered to be one of the largest and best-preserved Roman hippodromes of its type in the Roman world.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ruins of Tyre - Necropolis, Tyre, Lebanon

    Discovered in 1962, the necropolis consists of hundreds of stone and marble sarcophagi from the Roman and Byzantine eras.
    Several of them have Greek inscriptions or the names of those buried there, or their trade such as “wealthy purple dye manufacturer. Others whose sides and covers are decorated with frescoes and bas-reliefs of works from Homer and others.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Ruins of Tyre : The Egyptian Port, Tyre, Lebanon

    Tyre used to have two harbors: the Sidonian in the north and the Egyptian harbor in the south. Today, the port of Tyre is a busy fisherman's port and the remains of a 750-meter-long mole can still be seen, and it is easy to recognize the remains of some ancient buildings in the water.

    Stop At: Old Souk's Heritage square, Tyre, Lebanon

    The Old Souk of Tyre has plenty of little shops selling gold, copper, vegetables, fish, meat, clothing and antiques. Delicious sandwiches, foul and hummus are the most popular stops in The Old Souk.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/4/2019 - 10/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Beirut Airport Transfer

Activity ID: V-109707P21

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