- Explore the Damascus bazaar, shopping areas and bar/restaurant street.
- Visit the National Museum of Syria.
- Explore the Handicraft market for some of the best handmade goods in the Middle East.
- Visit The church of St. Ananias, the window of St.Paul and explore the hamidieh souk.
Our Syria tours start and finish in either Beirut, Lebanon or Amman, Jordan. Our guide will pick you up and escort you across the border. We constantly monitor the situation on the ground with our partners in Damascus. Tour itineraries are subject to last minute changes depending on the security situation. Entry will be refused to those with Israeli stamps in their passport.
- Day 1 - Beirut / Damascus
Early pick up from Beirut, Lebanon.
Transfer to the Syrian border for exit/entry formalities.
Continue onto Damascus by private car.
Check into the hotel and have a short rest before starting a walking tour of old Damascus.
In the afternoon we’ll explore the bazaar, shopping areas and bar/restaurant street.
Free time in the evening to enjoy Damascus’ vibrant night-life.
Overnight in Damascus.
- Day 2 - Damascus
After breakfast, we’ll start our full day Damascus city tour.
Visit the National Museum of Syria.
Explore the Handicraft market for some of the best handmade goods in the Middle East.
Azem Palace (a perfect example of a traditional Damascene house.
Umayyad mosque (a place of worship since the first millennium B.C).
Visit The church of St. Ananias, the window of St.Paul and explore the hamidieh souk.
Dinner and and overnight in Damascus.
- Day 3 - Malloula, Krak des Chevaliers & Homs
Our first stop today will be at Maaloula, a small Christian town that was almost completely
decimated by ISIS in 2014.
We’ll visit a Catholic church which was destroyed but has already been largely rebuilt.
Krak Des Chevaliers – “The most wholly admirable castle in the world.” – According to Lawrence of Arabia.
After touring the castle, we continue onto Homs.
Dinner and overnight in Homs.
- Day 4 - Homs & Aleppo
Homs tour including a visit to the St. Mary’s Church of the Holy Belt – the seat of the Syriac Orthodox Church.
Depart for Aleppo. There will be many checkpoints along the way as the main road between Homs and Aleppo runs very close to areas controlled by the Syrian Free Army. We avoid most of it by taking
the more scenic route to Aleppo.
Arrive in the early evening. Free time for dinner and
the rest of the evening to explore yourself.
Overnight in Aleppo.
- Day 5 - Aleppo
Aleppo was arguably one of the worst affected cities during the Syrian war. Here you’ll get the chance
to see some of the terrible destruction as well as the opportunity to witness the early stages of the massive rebuilding projects that Syrians are now undertaking.
Our first stop in the morning will be the famous Aleppo Castle.
We’ll also be able to see the destroyed souk.
Drive into the old town – one of the areas that was the worst affected by the war.
Dinner & overnight in Aleppo
- Day 6 - Hama & Damascus
Departure after breakfast to Hama. We’ll visit the famous waterwheel here.
Drive back to Damascus, with some scenic stops along the way.
Arrive in Damascus in the late afternoon. Check into our hotel.
Free time to explore for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Damascus.
- Day 7 - Damascus & Beirut
After breakfast begin the drive back to Beirut by private transfer
End of tour.
- Twin share accommodation including breakfast (single supplements are available for an extra charge)
- Entrance fees
- Guides & Transport
- Visa Support
- Beirut transfer
- International Fights
- Breakfast is included at most hotels but not all. All other meals are extra charge.
- The price varies depending on your nationality. Typically it is between $70 for Europeans and $150 for Americans.
- Tips are expected for your local guides and driver.