Byblos & Beirut

Depart from Beirut port and proceed along the coast to the oldest Phoenician city of Byblos dating back to 7000 years.

Byblos was the commercial and religious capital of the Phoenicians, the birthplace of the first linear alphabet, ancestor of all modern alphabets, Greek & Latin.

Visit the historical Crusader castle, the church of St John, the Roman theater and of course the Roman medieval port.

Take a short walk among souvenirs shops lining the area for handmade articles.

On the way back to Beirut port, you will drive through Beirut city center to view renovations and restorations taking place in a city destroyed by the fumes of war and is now shaking off the ashes.


Special Notes:
Tour not wheelchair accessible nor for persons with limited walking.

Comfortable modest attire and walking shoes required.

Toilets available at Byblos.

Partly uneven ground and several steps at Byblos.


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 -> 01hr30 Drive to Byblos
01hr30 -> 03hr30 Visit Byblos
03hr30 -> 04hr30 Drive to Beirut
04hr30 -> 05hr00 Orientation drive through city centre
05hr00 -> 05hr30 Drive to port


Tour Details

Tour Name:
Byblos & Beirut

sightseeing tour
Cultural Shore Tours

Tour ID:

Approximately 5hr30

medium excursion

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