Small Group Tours from Beirut to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche

Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere on this small-group from Beirut, and save time and money, as this trip covers all the bases, including air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees, hotel pickup and drop-off, plus a Lebanese lunch, which make this tour extra convenient. Discover the main landmarks of Sidon city, explore the Unesco World Heritage site of Tyre, and visit the shrine and the cave where Virgin Mary used to wait for Jesus while preaching in Sidon.

per adult from

$134

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Duration

8 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch at a local restaurant
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance fees
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local Guide in Tyre
    • Entry/Admission - Crusaders Sea Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Soap Museum - Saida
    • Entry/Admission - Debbane Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Al-Bass Archaeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Tyre Hippodrome
    • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Tyre - Necropolis
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sidon, Sidon, South Governorate

    Sidon, one of the oldest Phoenician cities, was founded in the 3rd millennium BC and became prosperous in the 2nd. Sidon was famous for its purple dyes and glassware and Jesus visited it. During the Crusades, Sidon changed hands several times and was destroyed and rebuilt.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Crusaders Sea Castle, Sidon Sea Boulevard, Sidon Lebanon

    The Sidon Sea Castle was built by the crusaders in the thirteenth century on a small island, connected to the mainland by a causeway, as a fortress of the holy land. It is one of the most prominent historical sites in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon. The castle was largely destroyed by the Mamluks in 1291 and was later restored by Fakhr el-Dine Maan II in the early 17th century.
    Old prints of the fortress show it to be one of great beauty, but little remains of the embellishments that once decorated its ramparts.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Khan al-Franj, Sidon Lebanon

    Khan al-Franj is one of Sidon’s main attractions. It was built in the beginning of the 17th century by Emir Fakhreddine II to be a hotel for ambassadors and a center for commercial exchange between Lebanon and France.
    The hotel soon became a center for literature, religion, history, industry and diplomacy. It became a home for culture and civilization.
    This is a typical khan with a large rectangular courtyard and a central fountain surrounded by covered galleries.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Soap Museum - Saida, Al Moutran Str., Haret Audi, Old Town Saida, صيدا، Lebanon

    The Soap Museum is a museum in Sidon specialized in Levantine soaps
    The soap workshop was originally built in Sidon by the Hammoud family in the 17th century.
    The Soap Museum traces the history of soap making in the region, its development and manufacturing techniques. Visitors can see a demonstration of how traditional olive oil soaps are made and learn about the history of the "hammam" (bath) traditions.
    A historical section of the museum introduces artifacts which were found during onsite excavation and which include remains of clay pipe heads dating from the 17th to 19th century as well as pottery fragments. The Museum building is an old soap factory built in the 17th century, although containing parts thought to date back to the 13th century.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Debbane Palace, Old Souks, Sidon Lebanon

    The Debbane Palace was Built in the Old City of Sidon in the 18th century and It is now the last house of the Ottoman period remaining in a city that has since given way to traffic and glass storefronts. Approached from a narrow stairwell in the crowded Souq, the palace is built literally on top of the markets below. Inside it contains an entire world of reception rooms, stained-glass windows, rare mosaic tiles and centuries-old stables.
    the Debbane Palace marks the only example of an Ottoman palace within the city walls of urban Lebanon

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sidon Souks, Old City, Sidon Lebanon

    The souk of Sidon is the center of all the commercial activities of retail, as well as craft industry.
    The souk is a maze of narrow alleyways with small kiosks, shops and cafes, street merchant, butchers, grocers, shoe-makers, tailors and jewelers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of Our Lady of Mantara - بازيليك سيدة المنطرة, Maghdoucheh, Lebanon

    Our Lady of Awaiting, also known as Our Lady of Mantara, is a Melkite Greek Catholic shrine in Maghdouché, Lebanon, discovered on 8 September 1721 by a young shepherd. The shrine consists of a tower crowned with the statue of the Virgin and Child, a cathedral, a cemetery and a sacred cave believed to be the one where the Virgin Mary rested while she waited for Jesus.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tyre, Sur Lebanon

    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

    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

    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
    Pick up guests from hotels and any places of residences located in Beirut. Guests should be ready in the lobby of their hotel at 8:00 am for the pickup. People who wish to join the tour and are located outside Beirut should meet us at our office in Beirut before 8.00 am.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • 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

15

Organised by Beirut Daily Tours

Activity ID: V-64936P16

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