Young Pioneer Tours are pleased at announce our Syria Tours program for 2024 and 2025, inclusive of group and independent packages to the Syrian Arab Republic.
Back in 2017 we were one of the first Syrian travel agencies to offer Syrian packages after the war, since returning with a full program after the COVID-19 pandemic.
NOTE – Although the Gaza conflict is ongoing, this does not affect our tours to Syria. With that being said it is a situation we are constantly monitoring.
Group Tours to Syria 2024 and 2025
Here are our upcoming group tours to Syria. Unless stated all start and finish in Beirut, Lebanon.
Syria Spring Tour – February 22nd – 29th 2024 – $1595
Syria Revolutionary Tour – May 2nd – 9th 2024 – $1595
This Syria tour can also be combined with our Lebanon Revolutionary Tour which directly precedes it.
Syria Marmarita Carnival Tour – August 12th – August 19th 2024 – $1595
One of the largest celebrations held in the country – Marmarita Carnival! Syrian Christians gather on the streets of Marmarita known as the “Valley of Christians” to dress up in bizarre, crazy and hilarious costumes to dance, drink and party!
Syria Autumn Tour – September 1st – September 8th 2024 – $1595
Our first tour after the summer. This trip has us going to all the main site including Aleppo, as well as Busra. This tour can also be combined with our Ultimate Lebanon Tour.
Syria September Tour – September 13th – September 20th 2024 – $1595
The second of our back-to-back Syrian tours in September, with this one also linking up with Lebanon.
Every facet of the Syria visa process is taken care of by YPT – no need to send your passport away anywhere. You can read more about it here.
Christmas in Syria Tour – December 23rd – December 26th 2024 – $895
Looking for somewhere unique to spend your Christmas this year? Join us in Syria and create your unique Christmas tale for your family and friends back home. We’ve designed this tour to be short, sweet.. and easy on the wallet after those hefty Christmas expenses!
Independent tours to Syria
In case our group tour dates do not fit your schedule, you would like to travel alone, or you would like a bespoke Syria itinerary then Young Pioneer Tours can help arrange the perfect Syria tour. Prices depend on the number of people and what level of accommodation you require, but YPT can arrange everything you require for an independent tour to Syria.
Independent Syria tours can start in either, Beirut – Lebanon, or Amman – Jordan, or internally from Damascus and Aleppo via Syrian Airways.
Independent Syria Tour examples
We do not list all of our bespoke Syrian tour itineraries, but we can offer some examples, such as the following;
- Explore Syria Independent Tour – Our standard independent tour to Syria that takes you to all of the main sites of Syria. This tour can be extended or shortened in accordance to your needs.
- Cultural Syria Tours – While all of our tours to Syria have a cultural element we can also plan things around certain elements of particular interest, be it religion, or anthropology for example.
- Weekend Holidays to Syria – We can arrange very short getaways to Syria, which can be done over a weekend that focus on Damascus and Aleppo..
- Aviation tours to Syria – With Syrian Air and Cham Wings Air both being airlines active in Syria we can arrange your aviation tour. For more information on our Syrian Aviation tours please get in touch.
- Beach tours to Syria – Syria is no Ibiza, but it is secular and has beaches. It is possible to have an all out beach tour in Syria particularly in the summer months when people are partying, or it can merely be added as an extra day for independent tours to Syria.
- Tours to Rojava – YPT can now offer travel packages to Rojava for both journalists and independent special interest tours. These require a different visa to mainland government controlled Syria. Please contact us for more details about travel to Rojava.
Since most of our Syrian group tours begin and finish in Beirut, this gives you the best opportunity to combine with our Lebanon tours. Our Lebanon tours can be done as part of a Syria tour, as part of a group tour, individually, or as a standalone tour independent of our group tours to Syria.
Syria Tours FAQ
Below are what we are frequently asked about Syria for those interested in traveling to the country. We feel that we answered pretty much everything you might need to know before you go to Syria, but please feel free to get in touch about your Syria tour, or to ask any additional questions.
Click here to read our extensive guide on how to obtain your visa to visit Syria.
The situation though is an ever-fluid one and as such we will change and alter the itinerary if we feel there is any risk involved to travel to certain areas.
You can read more if it is ethical to visit Syria in our dedicated article to the matter here.
We run tours throughout the year, with more constantly being added, so you visit Syria with Young Pioneer Tours throughout all seasons.
Driving into Syria from Lebanon merely means we collect your visa on arrival. For those wishing to fly into the country, this can be arranged for independent tours, with us also being able to arrange your visa beforehand.
Generally speaking, USD cash is the main currency for spending, receiving change and exchanging into the Syrian pound. Euro is also taken and extremely easy to exchange, but unlike other Arab countries it is far less accepted, or important than the United States Dollar.
Other currencies can also be exchanged, particularly those from other Arab states. Changing Syrian money back to Lebanese, or dollars can be done in Syria, or when we return to Lebanon. Due to the situation in Lebanon money changers are literally everywhere.
As for much to bring to Syria? Meals and drinks are quite cheap, so you can get away with just a few hundred dollars, but as with anything spending related only you truly know how much money you need when visiting Syria.
Also keep in mind that despite being in the Middle-East Syria has huge swings in its weather. Syria can have heavy snowfall in the winter, whilst being blissfully hot in summer. This will affact what you wear in Syria.
And then there are Christian areas where they not only make their own booze, but really enjoy a drink. With regards to this your YPT Guide will advise you on the cultural norms for when you visit different parts of Syria.
Therefore, we suggest tipping your guides. We usually suggest about $10 per guide, or driver per person, but as a gratuity it is completely up to you.
Syria though is not North Korea and not only can you ask your guides, or people about politics, but you can also expect very candid answers, and not necessarily what you might expect them to say. Remember this is your chance to hear the other side of the argument.
You can read about the Syrian government here.