8 days

From £2,995

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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

Today's Price
£2,995

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £335

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Nick Jackson

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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Debbie Paton

Tour Manager

Debbie began working for Andante Travels in May 2012 and, always craving new challenges, she moved from her initial role in finance to become our Study Days Coordinator in 2014.

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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 Supp. Offer Availability
25 October 2020 ALEB201025 25 October 2020 (Sunday) 1 November 2020 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £3,045
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£500
£345 Call for availability
22 November 2020 ALEB201122 22 November 2020 (Sunday) 29 November 2020 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor Terry Richardson £3,045
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£0
£500
£345 Call for availability
27 December 2020 ALEB201227 27 December 2020 (Sunday) 3 January 2021 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £3,445
(inc. flights)
£0
£500
£475 Call for availability
3 April 2021 ALEB210403 3 April 2021 (Saturday) 10 April 2021 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor £3,375
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£99
£500
£380 £3,225
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5 December 2021 ALEB211205 5 December 2021 (Sunday) 12 December 2021 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £3,395
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£99
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£380 £3,295
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