8 days

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Summary

Discover a wealth of history in this intriguing country

A small country, dominated by great mountain ranges, Lebanon's impact on the history of the Mediterranean is out of all proportion to its size, for here is a stunningly rich archaeological history to explore. This is the homeland of the Canaanites/Phoenicians, whose great coastal trading emporia supplied the known world with luxuries, including cedarwood, spices and metals. When the region was absorbed into the Roman Empire by Pompey the Great in 64 BC, Lebanon became part of the province of Syria. Under the Pax Romana, the cities of the Levantine coast prospered and the Romans built their largest ever temple at the cult centre of Baalbek. Castles, churches, mosques, and souks recall the medieval period, when Lebanon was a battleground between the Crusaders and Islam as well as a vibrant mixing bowl of religions and cultures. Modern Lebanon is an interesting experience – Beirut is a vibrant, modern and stylish city with an air of affluence and 'French polish". But, not far away, in the hills and countryside beyond, there still exists a biblical feel in the villages and landscapes.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore Byblos, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world
  • The Roman remains at Tyre including the Hippodrome and monumental streets
  • Visit the great temple of Jupiter Heliopolis in Baalbek, and of Eshmoun in Sidon
  • Discover the sarcophagus of Ahiram with the earliest Phoenician inscription in the National Archaeological Museum

Full Price
£4,060

Today's Price
£3,610 (including offers)

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  • Save £450 if you pay your full balance today, just £3,610
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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £405

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Nick Jackson

Andante Guide Lecturer

Graduating in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, Nick later took up a research post at the University of Cambridge.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
25 September 2022 ALEB220925 25 September 2022 (Sunday) 2 October 2022 (Sunday) Nick Jackson £4,060
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£500 £405 £3,610
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4 December 2022 ALEB221204 4 December 2022 (Sunday) 11 December 2022 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £4,060
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£500 £405 £3,610
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5 May 2023 ALEB230505 5 May 2023 (Friday) 12 May 2023 (Friday) Tony O’Connor £4,180
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£750 £460 £3,630
save £550
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24 September 2023 ALEB230924 24 September 2023 (Sunday) 1 October 2023 (Sunday) Nick Jackson £4,180
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£750 £460 £3,630
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