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Essential Lebanon - Pre-reservation 2020

March 2020 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Tour starts and ends in Beirut

We are currently in the process of planning this tour. Once we have all the activities, dates, hotels and other details confirmed, and the pricing finalized, we will post a complete itinerary, including the price. If you would like to be notified of this tour's availability when the planning process is completed, please complete the pre-reservation form.

The small country of Lebanon offers ancient Phoenician, Greek, Roman, early Christian and Crusader monuments, the natural beauty of soaring, snow-dusted mountains contrasted against dark-green cedar forests and sparkling green valleys, mouthwatering food and excellent wines, and friendly, forward-looking people. It is a cultural gem waiting to be uncovered. Shaped by rich Phoenician history and later transformations under ancient Roman and then Ottoman rule, Lebanon is an ethnically diverse country with hundreds of historical monuments: from ancient settlements, Crusader castles, Catholic monasteries, historic mosques and palaces to sophisticated modern design and glitz of the cosmopolitan Beirut. It not only has gorgeous beaches and snow covered mountains, but also beautiful waterfalls, legendary cedar forests and fantastical limestone caves. All that is topped with amazing wines and flavorful cuisine with origins tracing back thousands of years. Although damaged by decades of invasions, interventions of nations, and a civil war, Lebanon remains magnificent with its majestic ancient ruins, mountain vistas, and hospitable people.

The Essential Lebanon tour is both a journey back in time and a dazzling glimpse of the future through the eyes of a modern Middle Eastern country. As we travel through the artsy neighborhoods and the poignant history of Beirut, enjoying its gorgeous Mediterranean coast, impressive modern architecture and sophisticated restaurants, we'll discover why Lebanon's capital is known as the "Paris of the Middle East". We'll visit the inspiring Roman ruins in Baalbek and the Umayyad town of Anjar in the Beqaa Valley, venture into the historically and visually imposing Kadisha Valley with its quaint Christian monasteries, Khalil Gibran museum, and the Cedars of God, travel down to the seaside castles and souks of the southern port cities Sidon and Tyre, we'll admire the Phoenician town of Byblos, kick back with visits to several photogenic wineries, then live it up in the cosmopolitan Beirut. We'll relax at the beautiful beaches, cruise on a private catamaran along the coast, explore complex karst caves, tour Christian monasteries set in the famous Lebanon cedar forest, and indulge in fine food and excellent local wines. Our journey through Lebanon will reward us with a feast for the senses and food for thought.

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Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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