8 days

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Summary

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

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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Tony O’Connor

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
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4 April 2020 ALEB200404 4 April 2020 (Saturday) 11 April 2020 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor Alex Casey £2,895
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£500 £335 Call for availability
19 April 2020 ALEB200419 19 April 2020 (Sunday) 26 April 2020 (Sunday) Nick Jackson Debbie Paton £2,995
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£500 £335 Call for availability
25 October 2020 ALEB201025 25 October 2020 (Sunday) 1 November 2020 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £3,045
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22 November 2020 ALEB201122 22 November 2020 (Sunday) 29 November 2020 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor Terry Richardson £3,045
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27 December 2020 ALEB201227 27 December 2020 (Sunday) 3 January 2021 (Sunday) Tony O’Connor £3,445
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