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
£4,180

Today's Price
£3,830 (including offers)

Saving
£350

Benefit from one of these limited time offers:

  • Save £200 with our Winter/Spring Sale Discount.
  • Save an extra £150 if you pay your full balance today, just £3,830
  • Pay a low deposit of £1, was £750.
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£1 Deposit Offer for 2023 Tours - Top-up deposit payment due by 30 September 2022

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.

Single supplement: £460

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Tony O’Connor

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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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
4 December 2022 ALEB221204 4 December 2022 (Sunday) 11 December 2022 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £4,060
(inc. flights)
£1
£500
£405 Book your trip
5 May 2023 ALEB230505 5 May 2023 (Friday) 12 May 2023 (Friday) Tony O’Connor £4,180
(inc. flights)
£1
£750
£460 £3,830
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24 September 2023 ALEB230924 24 September 2023 (Sunday) 1 October 2023 (Sunday) Nick Jackson £4,180
(inc. flights)
£1
£750
£460 £3,830
save £350
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