Historical Beirut Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 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

Be enchanted by the capital of modern Lebanon, the countrys cultural and commercial center. On your half-day guided tour of Beirut, see the citys top attractions while discovering how Beirut was built on a rocky headland, and has risen and fallen over the centuries. See the Martyrs statue, the Nejmeh Square in Downtown beirut and the Beirut National Museum. With your guide, you'll step back to the time of 15 BC, when Beirut was a significant port and cultural center.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Your Beirut historical walking tour starts in downtown Beirut, where you will see the recently renovated Nejmeh Square, with its famous clock tower that was built during World War I.

Your guide will give you a brief introduction to this fascinating citys turbulent history and provide a glimpse of Beiruts true character. The liberalism associated with Beirut has been maintained even during periods of near complete destruction. With the break-up of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the WWI, the city became the capital of modern Lebanon. Today Beiruts long and complex history is being revealed at new archeological sites in the city.

During your three-hour walking tour, you'll see the impressive Martyrs Statue, a memorial to the Lebanese nationalists executed by the Ottomans during WWI. After your Beirut walking tour, you'll return to central Beirut and visit the National museum of 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

Air-conditioned vehicle

Driver/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 - National Museum of Beirut

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Jan-2019

    Really nice tour and a great way to get an introduction to the city center of Beirut and the National Museum. HIghtly recommend.

  • 04-Apr-2018

    The guide was amazing!!! She knew a ton of stuff about everything the problem is that we didn't go to enough places.
    But there was very little walking and the tour was half at the National Museum. I would much rather have walked all over Beirut for 5 hours listening to her than to even go to the museum. I was very disappointed in this tour, especially at 40 US. Not worth it. We didn't go right up to the statue in Martyr's square or walk through the souq, things I would have thought would be do-not-miss on such an expensive tour.

  • 22-Jan-2018

    You see the centre and the museum.. The agent and guide pick you up from hotel. The museum is a must because you to get to see how old, vibrant and cosmopolitan country it is. On adorn what a remarkable job the country has done to rebuild he museum. i recommend to take afternoon tour too

  • 14-Nov-2017

    The tour was fantastic - really insightful and a good duration - not too long but long enough to cover the important historical areas downtown. However I had to leave my hotel very early in the morning to get to the Viator meeting point on time, only to be transported 30 minutes right back to my hotel-area to commence the walking tour. I wish that the representative who coordinated my transportation would have pointed out the fact that my hotel is closer to the walking tour area than the meeting point, and allowed me to instead meet the group at the first landmark. I wasted 1 hour in travel time at the start of my day.

  • 29-Sep-2017

    very nice guide, but walking part is too short and museum is too long maybe...I would have preferred to spend more time outdoor...

  • 25-Jun-2017

    All including pick up from the hotel was very well organised. The guide was excellent and I learned a lot about the history of Lebanon. Great experience.

  • 03-Nov-2016

    Perfect tour a beautiful city, really enjoyed it.

  • 26-Oct-2016

    Madeline the tour guid again today was incredible.the walking tour of downtown Beirut was amazing, it could be completed alone but it was nice being in a group. The Beirut museum was amazing, beautiful. Watched a video about it being built and loved exploring it after. Fabulous gift shop. Went to the mountains later in the day, made extra, was so beautiful. Went to mount Lebanon and saw old villages and had lunch in the mountains, amazing lunch! Madeline was.my favorite tour guid.

  • 01-Mar-2016

    We found this very interesting. We were lucky enough to get into the Parliament area. It was beautiful. We wished we had been able to continue with the group for lunch and the afternoon tour but had not been made aware of this option soon enough.

  • 27-Sep-2014

    This tour was amazing!

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