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Two-day Trip to Damascus from Beirut 2024: An Unforgettable Trip that Fits your Budget.

Damascus: A breathtaking panoramic view captures Bab Sharqi, one of the seven gates that grace the old town of Damascus.

Two-day Trip to Damascus from Beirut: Discover the real Damascus on a short trip from Beirut. Experience the authentic flavors of Damascus and its surroundings, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and heritage, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Syrian people. This unforgettable experience will leave you longing for a longer journey to explore more of Syria’s wonders.

Damascus Discovery: Two-day trip to uncover Syria’s historic capital.

 
Day 01: Beirut – Damascus City Tour
  • Begin your journey from Beirut, Lebanon, with a convenient pick-up from your city center accommodation.
  • Take a break at a street café for refreshments before reaching the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing.
  • Continue your travel to the capital city of Damascus, Syria, renowned for its diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage.
  • Your drop-off point will be Bab Touma, the north-eastern gate associated with the old city’s Christian neighbourhood.
  • Stroll along the ancient roadway to a boutique hotel located in the heart of old Damascus to have a short break and meet your guide to start your city tour of Damascus.
  • Experience the spiritual significance of the Chapel of St. Ananias, an ancient church that embodies the essence of early Christianity.
  • Take a stroll along the historic Straight Street, a captivating thoroughfare adorned with shops, cafes, and bustling markets.
  • Be awe-inspired by the splendour of Azem Palace, an architectural gem that showcases the exquisite beauty of Damascene craftsmanship, currently houses the Museum of Popular Traditions.
  • Embark on an exploration of Khan Assad Pasha, an impressive caravanserai that stands as a testament to the region’s rich trading heritage.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the narrow alleys, leading you to the Umayyad Mosque. This iconic landmark is a significant cultural and spiritual center, housing the Shrine of John the Baptist.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Souq al-Hamidiyeh, an ancient covered bazaar and bustling marketplace where the local culture thrives.
  • Take a well-deserved rest at the historic Al Noufarah coffeehouse, where you can savour the flavors of coffee and tea while observing the vibrant Damascene life unfolding around you.
  • Witness the religious diversity of Syria by visiting the Al-Seida Raqiyeh Mosque an important Shia pilgrimage site.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the ancient roadway to your accommodation for overnight stay.
Day 02: Damascus – Beirut
  • Free day to explore city at your own pace. Visit local markets beyond the popular Souq al-Hamidiyeh, and stumble upon charming cafes or traditional workshops tucked away in the city’s winding alleys.
  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of a traditional public bathhouse, known as a Hammam, in the historic city of Damascus. Indulge in the rejuvenating rituals and immerse yourself in the cultural significance of this timeless bathing tradition.
  • Alternatively, embark on a day excursion from Damascus to make the most of your time and discover the hidden gems of Syria.
  • In the afternoon, travel back to your accommodation in Beirut.
Included:
  • Private round-trip transfer.
  • Syrian Land border security clearance.
  • Syrian tourist visa reference code (Entry visa approval).
  • Overnight at an old town boutique hotel, including breakfast.
  • Professional English-speaking guide during the city tour.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Portage at the hotel.
  • Syrian land border exit tax to Lebanon.
Excluded:
  • Entry visa fees to Syria.
  • Any meals and drinks.
  • Any tipping.
  • Insurance of any kind.
Rate per person in single room, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

1 Person

US$ 480

Rate per person in sharing twin/DBL, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

2 Persons

US$ 275

3 Persons

US$ 225

4 Persons

US$ 210

SGL Sup.

US$ 55

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Damascus Delights: Two-day trip to uncover Syria’s historic and cultural capital.

 
Day 01: Beirut – Damascus City Tour
  • Begin your journey from Beirut, Lebanon, with a convenient pick-up from your city center accommodation.
  • Take a break at a street café for refreshments before reaching the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing.
  • Continue your travel to the capital city of Damascus, Syria, renowned for its diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage.
  • Your drop-off point will be Bab Touma, the north-eastern gate associated with the old city’s Christian neighbourhood.
  • Stroll along the ancient roadway to a boutique hotel located in the heart of old Damascus to have a short break and meet your guide to start your city tour of Damascus.
  • Experience the spiritual significance of the Chapel of St. Ananias, an ancient church that embodies the essence of early Christianity.
  • Take a stroll along the historic Straight Street, a captivating thoroughfare adorned with shops, cafes, and bustling markets.
  • Be awe-inspired by the splendour of Azem Palace, an architectural gem that showcases the exquisite beauty of Damascene craftsmanship, currently houses the Museum of Popular Traditions.
  • Embark on an exploration of Khan Assad Pasha, an impressive caravanserai that stands as a testament to the region’s rich trading heritage.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the narrow alleys, leading you to the Umayyad Mosque. This iconic landmark is a significant cultural and spiritual center, housing the Shrine of John the Baptist.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Souq al-Hamidiyeh, an ancient covered bazaar and bustling marketplace where the local culture thrives.
  • Take a well-deserved rest at the historic Al Noufarah coffeehouse, where you can savour the flavors of coffee and tea while observing the vibrant Damascene life unfolding around you.
  • Witness the religious diversity of Syria by visiting the Al-Seida Raqiyeh Mosque an important Shia pilgrimage site.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the ancient roadway to your accommodation for overnight stay.
Day 02: Damascus City Tour – Beirut
  • Take a stroll through the winding alleys leading to the Jewish Quarter (Harat al-Yahud) in old Damascus. This neighborhood has a rich Jewish history, with synagogues, shops, and homes that were integral to the city’s social and cultural fabric. The Jewish population in Damascus has declined over time, with many leaving Syria.
  • Visit the art gallery of Mustafa Ali, an esteemed sculptor renowned in Syria. Ali’s works are characterized by their elegance and monumental nature, provoking deep contemplation on the fragility of humanity. His sculptures have the power to penetrate the consciousness of viewers, leaving a lasting impact.
  • Wander towards Maktab Anbar, an architectural gem nestled within the historic precincts of Damascus. Built in the mid-19th century by Anbar Anbar, a wealthy Jewish businessman, it showcases Damascene architectural style with ornate embellishments, stonework, and a charming courtyard that reflects a blend of Ottoman, Levantine, and European influences.
  • Visit Beit al-Aqad, a meticulously restored Damascene house located in the old town of historic Damascus. It was originally owned by a prosperous family of textile merchants. Today, Beit al-Aqad serves as the home of the Danish Institute, which was established in 2000 with a primary focus on the study of Arab and Islamic culture.
  • In the afternoon, travel back to your accommodation in Beirut.
Included:
  • Private round-trip transfer.
  • Syria Land border security clearance.
  • Syrian tourist visa reference code (Entry visa approval).
  • Overnight at an old town boutique hotel, including breakfast.
  • Professional English-speaking guide during two-day city tour.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Portage at the hotel.
  • Syrian land border exit tax to Lebanon.
Excluded:
  • Entry visa fees to Syria.
  • Any meals and drinks.
  • Any tipping.
  • Insurance of any kind.
Rate per person in single room, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

1 Person

US$ 560

Rate per person in sharing  twin/DBL, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

2 Persons

US$ 315

3 Persons

US$ 250

4 Persons

US$ 230

SGL Sup.

US$ 55

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Damascus Spirituality: Two-day trip to uncover Syria’s historic and religious capital and surrounding regions.

 
Day 01: Beirut – Damascus City Tour
  • Begin your journey from Beirut, Lebanon, with a convenient pick-up from your city center accommodation.
  • Take a break at a street café for refreshments before reaching the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing.
  • Continue your travel to the capital city of Damascus, Syria, renowned for its diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage.
  • Your drop-off point will be Bab Touma, the north-eastern gate associated with the old city’s Christian neighbourhood.
  • Stroll along the ancient roadway to a boutique hotel located in the heart of old Damascus to have a short break and meet your guide to start your city tour of Damascus.
  • Experience the spiritual significance of the Chapel of St. Ananias, an ancient church that embodies the essence of early Christianity.
  • Take a stroll along the historic Straight Street, a captivating thoroughfare adorned with shops, cafes, and bustling markets.
  • Be awe-inspired by the splendour of Azem Palace, an architectural gem that showcases the exquisite beauty of Damascene craftsmanship, currently houses the Museum of Popular Traditions.
  • Embark on an exploration of Khan Assad Pasha, an impressive caravanserai that stands as a testament to the region’s rich trading heritage.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the narrow alleys, leading you to the Umayyad Mosque. This iconic landmark is a significant cultural and spiritual center, housing the Shrine of John the Baptist.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Souq al-Hamidiyeh, an ancient covered bazaar and bustling marketplace where the local culture thrives.
  • Take a well-deserved rest at the historic Al Noufarah coffeehouse, where you can savour the flavors of coffee and tea while observing the vibrant Damascene life unfolding around you.
  • Witness the religious diversity of Syria by visiting the Al-Seida Raqiyeh Mosque an important Shia pilgrimage site.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the ancient roadway to your accommodation for overnight stay.
Day 02: Damascus – Sayyidah Zaynab – Bab al-Saghir – Beirut
  • Embark on a captivating journey to visit to Sayyidah Zaynab, a significant pilgrimage site located in the southern outskirts of Damascus. This revered shrine is dedicated to Sayyidah Zaynab, the granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance as you explore the intricate architecture and soak in the serene atmosphere of this sacred place. Witness the devotion of pilgrims who flock here to pay their respects and seek blessings.
  • Continuing your journey, you’ll make your way to Bab al-Saghir, an ancient cemetery located within the walls of Old Damascus. This historic burial ground holds great significance as the resting place of numerous revered figures from Islamic history. Stroll through the hallowed grounds adorned with beautifully crafted tombstones and mausoleums. Discover the final resting places of prominent scholars and members of the Prophet Muhammad’s family, including some of the Prophet’s companions. Experience a profound sense of reverence as you reflect on the legacies left behind by these esteemed individuals.
  • Having immersed yourself in the spiritual and historical richness of Sayyidah Zaynab and Bab al-Saghir, you’ll return to Damascus. As you journey back, take with you the memories of the sacred spaces you explored and the profound spiritual connections you forged. Reflect on the significance of these sites and the cultural heritage they represent, adding depth to your understanding of Syria’s diverse history and religious traditions.
  • In the afternoon, travel back to your accommodation in Beirut.
Included:
  • Private round-trip transfer.
  • Syrian Land border security clearance.
  • Syrian tourist visa reference code (Entry visa approval).
  • Overnight at an old town boutique hotel, including breakfast.
  • Professional English-speaking guide during two-day visits.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Portage at the hotel.
  • Syrian land border exit tax to Lebanon.
Excluded:
  • Entry visa fees to Syria.
  • Any meals and drinks.
  • Any tipping.
  • Insurance of any kind.
Rate per person in single room, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

1 Person

US$ 660

Rate per person in sharing Twin/DBL, valid till end of Sep 2024, on the basis of:

2 Persons

US$ 360

3 Persons

US$ 290

4 Persons

US$ 255

SGL Sup.

US$ 55

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