Paris of the East Day Tour

Start
Nov 17, 2023
Beirut
End
Nov 17, 2023
Beirut
Duration
1 days
Price
US$30.00



TOUR OVERVIEW



Beirut has to be one of the most epic cities of the Middle East. Even with its on going chaos it still maintains its reputation of the nightlife capital of the region. This day trip will take you around Beirut showing off every aspect of the chaos from the civil war to the recent crisis.

While we are exploring the fascinating history of this city we will be exploring its vibrant food culture which will satisfy even the most picky foodies! From the best hummus and felafel to freshly baked manaqish and secret ice cream recipes, this day trip will fill you with historic knowledge and send you deep into a food coma!

This wil be your perfect introduction to Lebanon, before we explore the rest of the country with our Lebanon SAIGA Style .

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If you'd like to see even more of the region while you're there, you might be interested in our Syria Autumn Tour as well.

If you like the look of this tour but the dates don't work for you, or you'd like to do part of the tour, please get in touch and let us know. All our tours are able to be split into smaller sections, we're always scheduling new tours and your dates might work for one of them, or we can always organise an independent tour.


INCLUSIONS:

Transport

Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary

SAIGA guide



EXCLUSIONS:

Meals

Transport to and from Beirut

Accommodation in Beirut

Personal expenses such as souvenirs or any optional activities

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


Walk along the Corniche , soaking in Beirut's atmosphere

Try some of Lebanon's best culinary delights

Visit the Armenian district of Gemmayzeh



Itinerary
Day 1Fri Nov 17
Beirut City Day Tour
  • We will start off the morning with a traditional Lebanese breakfast at one of the most famous restaurants in all of Beirut. Get ready for some of the best hommus of your life!
  • We'll then make our way over to Pigeon Rocks to see one of Beirut’s most famous sites. From here we'll meander along the Corniche, taking in the beautiful Mediterranean seaside views of Beirut and soaking in the atmosphere.
  • Next we'll jump in a taxi and make our way to another institution of Beirut, the famous Hana Mitri ice cream shop. It might look like a nothing hole in the wall type place, but this ice cream is special. You will not be disappointed!
  • From there we'll weave our way through the Achrafieh district to Gemmayzeh where we will understand where Beirut gets its name of “Paris of the East”. This is the European hipster heart of Beirut, complete with an Armenian flare.
  • Here we will try yet more of Beirut's delicacies, whilst exploring the history of the aristocratic families of Beirut. This will also be chance to see the vast contrasts between Beirut's rich upper classes, and the poor.
  • Our next stop will be the “Egg”, which was originally used as a movie theatre but now is nothing but a hollow concrete structure.
  • Lastly we'll take a walk past the explosion site, before heading back towards Hamra to round out the day.
  • If you would like us to help you with accommodation or anything else while you're in Lebanon, please let us know .
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