While often just a mere stop for people joining our group tours to Syria, our Lebanon revolutionary tour is great as an add-on, as well as a standalone “must see” tour of Lebanon.
as quite literally been through the wars, which has included its civil war, occupation by Israel and now intense domestic problems that are affecting people on a day to day basis.
More recently it has suffered from the destructive explosion at the port, as well as hyperinflation and constant power cuts. Do not though let this deter you from visiting Lebanon. With our tour we show you all the most important must-see historical sites, but also include the YPT dark tourism flair.
That though does not mean that Lebanon is not fabulous place to visit though, with a rich culture, great food (and wine), as well as some of the most complex history and politics in the world. And this is the reason for our Lebanon Revolutionary Tour, which will feature all the best parts from our normal tours to Lebanon, but with more emphasis or mingling with the people, finding out what real life is like here, as well as talking some politics!
During your 4 night, 5 day Lebanon Spring tour with us you can join before you head to Syria with us on our Syria Revolutionary Tour.
On our opening day you’ll do a full city tour of Beirut – the capital of Lebanon, covering the politics of the war to the present, experience Urbex exploration at the explosion site, as well as paying a poignant visit to the Palestinian refugee camp. Later that evening we’ll have dinner and drinks at the new part town of Junieh, which also includes nice beaches!
You’ll then spend the following day visiting the Jeita grotto, Harissa, and Byblos before retiring the night at this coastal town with its relaxed bars and overall great vibe from the locals. Next you’ll partake in the trip highlight exploring around Baalbek, Chateau Rayak, and Anjar. Baalbek is notoriously one of the hardest locations to visit in Lebanon, but you will see how worthy it is by the Temple of Venus (goddess of love, beauty and fertility), the Temple of Bacchus (God of wine and party), and the Temple of Jupiter (the God of Gods; and the largest Roman temple ever built). In Bacchus, you’ll also sample local wine and the famous local meat pies known as Sfiha Baalbakiyeh.
You’ll then have the chance to visit one of the oldest churches in the world, as well as its souk. The highlight of the trip is visiting Mleeta – The Hezbollah Disneyland. Regardless of your thoughts about the organisation this will be your chance to hear and experience the other side first hand.
Your tour then finishes in true YPT fashion with a huge feast in Beirut and a visit to the best bar in town famous for it’s hangouts for communists, Soviet kitsch, AK47s and pictures of martyrs.
Sunday 1April 30th – Beirut, Lebanon – Jounieh
Monday 1st May – Jeita – Harissa – Byblos
Tuesday 2nd May – Baalbek – Anjar – Chateau Rayak
Wednesday 3rd May – Tyre – Mleeta – Sidon – Beirut
Thursday 4th May
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