Summer Daily Tour - Beirut Historical Tour

Beirut Historical Tour

From 01 October 2017 till 31 March 2018
Beirut Historical Tour
Beirut Historical Tour
Beirut Historical Tour
Beirut Historical Tour
Highlights
  • Half day to explore Beirut down town with its constructions built during the French mandate and restored starting 1993.
  • Discover the cultural and commercial centre of the country.
  • visit the Roman Bath, the churches and mosques, and the national museum .
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  • STARTING PRICE $40
  • Info Half day to visit Beirut down town with its constructions built during the French mandate and restored starting 1993, the Roman Bath, the churches and mosques, and the national museum.
  • Timing
    From 08:30 To 11:30
  • Languages
    Lebanese French English
  • Includes
    Transportation and guided tour
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  • Beirut Historical Tour

  • Beirut
    Beirut was built on a rocky promontory, a site also occupied by prehistoric man. In ancient times it was overshadowed by powerful neighbors, but when the city- states of Sidon began to decline in the first millennium B.C, Beirut acquired more influence. During Roman times, Beirut became a roman colony (15 B.C), and an important port and cultural centre. During the roman and Byzantine eras it was distinguished for its law school, whom professors helped draft the famous Justinian code.

     

    Beirut was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 551 A.D. A century later, it was conquered by the Muslim Arabs and in 1109 it fell to the crusaders. The city remained in crusader hands until 1291, when it was taken by the Mamluks.In 1516 the 400- year ottoman rule began. Later, in the 17th century, Beirut knew a period of great prosperity under the government of emir Fakhreddine II. Then with the break –up of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the World War I, the city became the capital of modern Lebanon. 

     

    Beirut, with nearly a million inhabitants, remains the cultural and commercial centre of the country. Some of its main landmarks are: the martyrs’ statue, the Souks (markets) and the parliament building, which are part of the design covering 1.8 million square meters. In extensive archeological investigations, historical periods ranging from Canaanite (3,000- 1200 B.C) to ottoman (1516-1918 A.D), have been revealed.

  • General Conditions

  • Rates include transportation in deluxe motor coaches or vans, services of professional guides, VAT and entrance fees.
     
    Lunches are included in all full day tours. They are served in selected Lebanese restaurants with one small glass of arak.
     
    • Children up to 4 years are free of charge but have no seat.
    • Children between 4 and 12 years get $15 discount on all full day tours on the regular tour rate. No discount on half day tours and on tours marked with “Smart Price”.
    • Payments by credit card are subject to $1.- supplement per person per tour.
    • All prices and programs are subject to change without prior notice.