The next tour in our Top Tours of the Past 10 Years series takes us to Lebanon, a destination that proved so popular once it return to the Andante catalogue that it sold out all departures and we launched a range of new dates to keep up with demand!
Top Tours of the Past 10 Years: Lebanon
3 January 2020
A tour that was revived for 2019 and will continue on throughout 2020, Lebanon offers captivating archaeology and rich history alike. Spend eight days exploring sites such as Byblos, visiting ruins like the Temple of Jupitar Heliopolis in Baalbek and discovering finds in museums.
You will also spend time wandering among the Roman remains at Tyre, exploring the National Archaeological Museum with its sarcophagus of Ahiram and touring the palace at Beit Eddine, where amazing Byzantine mosaics can be admired.
Oliver Gilkes, an expert guide lecturer for Andante, explains:
“Well, the big change here is that it is possible to visit again. After seven years of Lebanon being off limits places like Baalbek and Sidon can be reached by groups in relative safety. Of course, like any country that has stabilised itself and is once again possible to visit, there will be a hundred things which require improvement. Visiting Baalbek was be one of the great highlights of any archaeological trip to a Mediterranean country. Amazingly it, and the other major sites of the country, seem to have escaped damage.”
Treat yourself to an archaeological adventure in Lebanon
There's no time like the present and, with four available departures throughout 2020 to choose from, Lebanon is closer than you think. Join expert guide lecturer Tony O'Connor there on 26th April, 25th October, 22nd November or 27th December to experience it for yourself. Click here to book.