Baalbek & Anjar

Drive across Mt Lebanon into the Bekaa valley rich in vegetation towards Baalbek, the city of the sun, known during the Hellenistic period as Heliopolis.

Visit the best preserved Roman site exhibiting the power and wealth of Rome in its architecture. Majestic and imposing ruins of the temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus constructed between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD are the largest ever built.

Only six of the fifty four giant columns originally surrounding the Jupiter Complex survive today.

Baalbek is brought into the limelight once again when international artists perform during the festival of arts every year. World famous orchestras, musicians and singers taking part in the event.

Take time out to relax at a traditional Lebanese restaurant in Zahle and enjoy the wide variety of about fifteen dishes alongside the main dish of barbecues.

After lunch continue to Anjar, the Omayyad city, featuring three palaces, souks, hammams and a mosque.

Anjar benefitted a lot from its abundant water resources and its strategic position as a commercial exchange center.


Special Notes:
Comfortable modest attire and walking shoes recommended.

Not wheelchair accessible nor for persons with limited walking.

Uneven ground with steps and boulders at Baalbek. Mostly flat gravel at Anjar.

In winter road might not be possible to access due to snow and tour can be subject to weather conditions.

Toilets available at Baalbek, Anjar and restaurant.


Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:

00hr00 -> Excursion departs from Beirut Port

00hr00 -> 02hr:00 Drive to Baalbek
02hr00 -> 04hr00 Visit Baalbek
04hr00 -> 04hr45 Drive to restaurant
04hr45 -> 05hr45 Serving Lebanese lunch
05hr45 -> 06hr30 Drive to Anjar
06hr30 -> 07hr30 Visiting Anjar
07hr30 -> 09hr30 Drive to the Beirut port


Tour Details

Tour Name:
Baalbek & Anjar

sightseeing tour
Cultural Shore Tours

Tour ID:

Approximately 9hr30

medium excursionmeal included with tour

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