Private Full-Day Tour to Qadisha valley, Bcharre and Cedars of God from Beirut

Immerse yourself in the nature of Northern Lebanon on this day trip to Qadisha valley, Bcharre & Cedars of God. This tour takes you puts you smack in the middle of the beautiful landscapes. Take some photos over the panoramic view of Qadisha valley, visit the monastery of Saint Anthony Kozhaya, explore the museum of the famous poet Gibran Khalil, and stroll between the famous Cedar trees in the Cedars of God natural reserve of Bcharre.

per adult from

$137

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • English speaking driver
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Gibran Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Qadisha Valley, 6 Km From Becharre, Bcharre Lebanon

    Qadisha valley is one of the most important settlement sites of the first Christian monasteries in the world, and its monasteries, many of which of great age, are set in an extraordinarily rugged landscape.
    The Qadisha Valley comprises all the caves, monasteries and cultivated terraces that are associated with the activities from a very early phase of Christianity.


    Stop At: Bsharri, Lebanon

    Bcharre is the town of the only remaining and preserved original Cedars of God, and is the birthplace of the famous poet, painter and sculptor Khalil Jubran who now has a museum in the town to honor him. Moreover, Bcharre is home to the oldest skiing area, the Cedars Ski Resort and to Lebanon’s first ski lift, built in 1953.
    Bcharre is sometimes called "the city of churches" as it houses some 37 churches.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gibran Museum, Bsharri, Lebanon

    The Gibran Museum, formerly the Monastery of Mar Sarkis, is a biographical museum in Bcharre, Lebanon. It is dedicated to the Lebanese writer, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran.
    Founded in 1935, the Gibran Museum possesses 440 original paintings and drawings of Gibran and his tomb. It also includes his furniture and belongings from his studio when he lived in New York City and his private manuscripts.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Cedars of God, Bcharre Lebanon

    The Forest of the Cedars of God with its 375 trees, is the last remains of antique forests and one of the rare sites where the Cedars still grows.
    It was highly prized in ancient times and was one of the most valued construction materials of great religious buildings and cited 103 times in the Bible.
    The Cedar is the symbol of the country, its pride, and features prominently on the Lebanese flag.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: دير مار أنطونيوس الكبير قزحيا - الرهبانية اللبنانية المارونية, Zgharta, Lebanon

    The Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great is situated at a height of 950 meters above sea level in the celebrated Valley of Qozhaya. The pine trees and oak trees cover the great hills surrounding it. Fruit trees of every description grow all along the valley, which extends into the Valley of Qannubin to form the great Qadisha Valley, thus bearing witness to the history of eremitic life and the quest for holiness in Lebanon.
    Historians and scholars suppose that this Monastery was first built and began to be occupied by hermits at the beginning of the fourth century. It was several times looted, set on fire and razed to the ground, but there still remain vestiges dating back to the seventh century.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 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 Lebanon Tours Online

Activity ID: V-183771P12

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