Cedars Of Lebanon, Qozhaya, And Bcharre Day Trip From Beirut

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Nakhal & Cie, Beirut, Lebanon
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We Pick up all guests from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. Pick up starts from 07:45 am. Guests should be ready in the lobby from 07:.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this Beirut full-day trip, discover the villages of Besharreh and Kozhaya in Lebanon's World Heritage-listed Holy Valley before exploring the Cedars of Lebanon. Besharreh and Kozhaya are famous mainly for their magnificent, excellently preserved sites, such as the Gibran Museum and the Monastery of St Anthony. Explore these northern Lebanon cities with an expert guide before discovering the Cedars of Lebanon, a stunning grove of cedar trees that represent the country.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

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Leave Beirut in the morning with your professional guide and head to Besharreh -- a pretty, welcoming village in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qadisha Valley (Lebabon's Holy Valley). On arrival in Besharreh, take a leisurely walking tour around this ancient town, the birthplace of the famous Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. Here, visit the Gibran Museum and the towns many ancient churches and monasteries.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant before continuing your day trip to the town of Kozhaya. After an approximate 1-hour journey by coach, arrive in this beautifully preserved city, part of the Holy Valley, where Maronites once hid during the turbulent Ottoman period. With your expert guide, visit the Monastery of St Anthony, which was built partly into the mountain and boasts beautiful vistas of the forest and valley.

Next, leave Kozhaya and head to the northern Lebanon to discover the Cedars of Lebanon, magnificent cedar trees that stand as a symbol of the country. Go up into Lebanons highest mountain range with your guide to see a cedar grove descending from ancient forests. Walk around with your guide and learn about the strong, straight and wonderfully scented wood once prized worldwide, and how these cedar forests were nearly destroyed as a result. Wood from cedar trees was always the first choice for any temple or palace, and top prices were paid for it.

After this excellent photo opportunity, board your comfortable coach for a relaxing drive back to Beirut.

Please note: Though the US Department of State has issued a warning against travel to Lebanon due to safety and security concerns, Viators 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.

Inclusions

Lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Pickup and drop-off is included if the guests are staying in Hotels only located within Beirut City (not Hostels, airbnb, or private apartment)

Entry/Admission - Gibran Museum

Entry/Admission - Deir Qozhaya

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Oct-2019

    Great trip to Northern Lebanon. While the cedars are nice, the Qozhaya Valley was really spectacular. It was great to see how green that part of the country is. The monastery was also very cool. Definitely worth the trip.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    This tour was ok - a long day in the bus stopping at the Kahlil Gibran Museum, which was alright, the cedars is actually only a short walk through the trees, nothing too spectacular, then a trip to a monastery followed by lunch which was very good, even for vegans.

  • 07-Apr-2018

    Fabulous day trip! Super guide, fearless coach driver, wonderful traveling companions. Comfortable coach.

  • 19-Mar-2018

    We had a great day! Our driver was excellent and Elie our guide was informative and entertaining. Really enjoyable day and well worth it.

  • 07-Feb-2018

    My favorite trip in Lebanon. Cedars of Lebanon is not a big park. Perfect. Soooooo moving to be there and all the biblical stories of the Cedars of Lebanon! I took gifts for the small children of the workers at the park. Great!

  • 04-Jan-2018

    We took 3 tours in Lebanon with Viaotor and they were all a great experience. This one was one of my favorites. The mountain country of Lebanon is not to be missed. The cedar forest was really beautiful as was the Khalil Gibrain museum and the cathedral was incredible. The drive on this tour was beautiful.

  • 09-Jun-2017

    I really enjoyed this day out to the peace and quiet of the valley of the saints and the peaceful forest of cedars. Lebanon is a stunning country and it didn't feel like a very long drive. Lunch was great too. Our guide Suzanna was ok although a bit unfriendly to the group at times.

  • 26-Oct-2016

    This was an incredibly fun day. Got picked up frommy hotel at 7:30 and didn't return till 8pm. Saw so much! The cedar forest in the mountains is incredible. It's not a large forest, more like a park, but beautiful. Going to behsharteh was amazing, very religious and beautiful. Ate lunch in the mountains, food was incredible. Good tour guide. Went to a b auotufl art museum in the mountains, tons of great photos of the views. Must see!

  • 07-Oct-2016

    Lovely to see the mountains of the north, such clean air. Disappointing it was such a rush only viewing the scenery from the speeding mini-bus!

  • 29-Jun-2016

    Vitoria as a company treated me great . I rearte it excellent. the beirute office that Vitor travel deals with I rate it -0 *Because the clerk in beirute office pretend to be answering mashine waisted my time and $ .I called the Lebanese travle police to resolve my prolem .I was scared to go on it

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