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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

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    After a one-hour drive from Beirut by comfortable coach, your day trip starts in the magnificent city of Tyre, built by the Romans. Tyre is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city notable today for its modern cityscape with high-rise buildings, but the remains of its Roman streets, arcades and public buildings, including one of the largest hippodromes of the period, are Tyre's major attractions. The inner city has also retained its industrious maritime character and its interesting old-style houses. Tour the city with your guide on a walking tour and enjoy the breathtaking places.

    Continuing your day trip, leave Tyre for the breathtaking city of Sidon, a thriving commercial center serving the entire region. Admire the ruins of the Sidon Sea Castle and the Castle of Saint-Louis, known as the Land Castle. Explore the impressive Great Mosque with your guide, and hear how it was built in the 16th century on the foundations of a Crusader building. Then enjoy lunch: a selection of hot and cold meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) or tapas at a traditional Lebanese restaurant.

    Next it's on to Maghdouche, a short journey away by coach. See the city’s interesting monuments, such as the Old Cave or the Al-Saydeh Ancient Church. At the town’s entrance, on a high hill looking back at the city of Sidon, stands the statue of Lady Mantara, Maghdouche's most famous landmark.

    After your visit in Maghdouche, you'll return to Beirut with your local guide.

    Please note: Though the US Department of State has issued a warning against travel to Lebanon due to safety and security concerns, Viator’s Lebanon tours continue to operate with no disruptions. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides in Lebanon, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.
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    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    We had a great time in ! must visit when in Lebanon. Swimming in The Mediterranean sea was so refreshing. We had our dinner at Maghdouche, a restaurant right near the sea excellent food .

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Lena O
    Reviewed 16 May 2019

    Nakhal is the best agency in Lebanon, in my point of view. Very organized. I was Thrilled in Maghdouche, althoug Tyre and Sidon is not that much. But worth the tour.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Kalynara
    Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

    These places are a joy to visit but my advice is to go in small group. Walid our tour guide was great - fluent in English and French but the group was too big to fully experience the full flavour of these charming places. The...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 415rosed
    Reviewed 23 March 2019

    My experiences with Nakhal during my time in Lebanon have been exceptional. I took two trips with them: one to Sidon, Maghdouche and Tyre, and one to Jeita, Byblos and Harissa. They were both incredible and gave me wonderful memories. Pick-up from my hotel was...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank connorw1998
    Reviewed 6 January 2019

    I was so curios about this historic place !!!Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Dido (Elissa). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon after Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon and houses one of the nation's major ports....More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Angelica B
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