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Private Tour: Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut

Escape Beirut for a private day trip to Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara with your own private guide. Leave Beirut in the morning with your guide and head by private minivan to Baalbek, located approximately 50 miles (85 km) from Beirut. Upon arrival, take a leisurely walking tour around this ancient town. Marvel at the Baalbek Heliopolis, a group of Roman temples and other structures that are some of the largest and best-preserved examples of Roman architecture still existing in Lebanon. Explore the Temple of Jupiter and discover its impressive podium and a vast rectangular courtyard, where sacrifices were carried out. After enjoying lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a local Lebanese restaurant (own expense), continue your journey to the town of Anjar. After a scenic 1-hour drive, arrive in this beautifully preserved city and stroll through the souks (markets). With your guide, visit Anjar's Umayyad Ruins, a spectacular complex of ruins dating back to 705 AD. Experience the influence of past cultures as you admire the city's Hellenistic-Roman architecture. Next, venture to Ksara. This magnificent village was covered by sand for centuries, and the well-preserved Ksara Caves were discovered in 1898 by Jesuit priests. It is now the refuge of the well-known Chateau Ksara, one of Lebanon’s oldest wineries where thousands of old wine bottles are preserved. Take a stroll through the caves and learn about the various processes involved in wine production before savoring a tasting of exquisite local wines.After your private day trip, sit back and relax in your minivan on the scenic drive back to Beirut. Hotel pickup and drop-off can also be arranged.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.

$34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Baalbak,Anjar, with Free Airport departure Ticket PRIVATE-CAR from Beirut

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bekaa Valley, Bekaa GovernorateFrom the hotel in Beirut, with smile you are picked up in the morning at 8:30am for a private day tour.Travelers will explore the Bekaa valley which is the lebanese most important farming region, they will see the green fields on both sides of the way to Baalbek, the valley is situated between mount lebanon to the west and anti lebanon mountains to the east, it is 120 kilometers long and 16 kilometers wide on average.Stop At: Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Anjar, Bekaa GovernorateTravelers will explore the Umayyad city of Anjar which was founded in the beginning of the 8th century, the site occupied a vital location during the period of antique and medieval Bekaa, it was constructed in a grid layout measures 374 m by 308 m wide, this archaeological site includes 14 points to visit such as the shops, streets, great palace, mosque, small palace, medieval baths, church and so more to see.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck, Bekaa GovernorateTravelers will explore the large archaeological temple of Bacchus, it is considered as an outstanding archaeological and artistic site of imperial roman architecture and was inscribed as an Unesco World Heritage, it is one of the best preserved and grandest roman temple in the world. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Baalbek Roman Ruins, Baalbeck, Bekaa GovernorateTravelers will explore the spectacular most preserved roman ruins on the world, the gigantic pillars and huge magnificent stones will take you deep in history how it all was built.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hajar al-Hibla, Baalbeck, Bekaa GovernorateTravelers will explore the stone of the Pregnant Woman together with another ancient stone block nearby, it is among the largest monoliths ever quarried, the third monolith estimated weight around 1650 t, making it the largest stone ever carved by human hands.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Baalbeck MunicipalityTravelers will walk and explore the old souk of Baalbeck, they can buy there souvenirs and enjoy the traditional shops.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: The Great Mosque, Baalbeck, Bekaa GovernorateTravelers will pass near the great mosque of baalbek, it has a holy shrine of Sayida Khawla daughter of imam Hussein the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, it is includes a tree that is around 1400 years old. Stop At: Lakkis M. Farms RestoTravelers will have lunch in this restaurant, they have a wide range to choose from the menu which include a traditional food, fresh meat, chicken, vegetarian and snack.Your private full day tour ends with return to your hotel. Don't forget your FREE airport departure ticket, you have 10 days to use it after the tour date. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Lebanon Local Tour, BeirutTripAdvisor listing.

$40 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour - Baalback, Anjar and Ksara - Day Tour from Beirut

Depart from Beirut in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and visit Anjar, 45km away from Beirut. Anjar was once a commercial center on the caravan route as well as a summer and hunting resort for the Umayyad dynasty. The walls of the Caliph’s palace are still largely intact, with clues to the former presence of forty towers. There are indications, however, that there may once have been a Roman castle on the hill as there are traces of fluted columns.  After Anjar, We will head north to Baalbek, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure. Explore the fascinating city and marvel at well preserved historical remains of the three temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus, and the large stones of its terrace. Each temple has a story that will be explained by the guide during the tour.  Baalbek became one of the most celebrated sanctuaries of the ancient world, progressively overlaid with colossal constructions which were built during more than two centuries. Its monumental ensemble is one of the most impressive testimonies of the Roman architecture of the imperial period.  After touring Baalbek, it's time for lunch in a local restaurant.  After lunch, we will stop at the oldest and largest winery in Lebanon, Chateau Ksara, founded in 1857 in the Beqaa Valley. Visit the caves and taste samples of the delicious Lebanese wine.  After that, the trip ends so it's time to return to Beirut.

$95 Cultural & Theme Tours

BAALBECK - KSARA WINERY - ANJAR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck, Bekaa GovernorateSITE OF BAALBECK - BACHUS & JUPITER TEMPLE - THE PREGNANT STONE - ROMAN RUDuration: 2 hours

$140 Transfers & Ground Transport

Baalbek Day Tour - Private Driver

On this day trip to the Beqaa Valley, you will explore the spectacular Ancient Umayyad & Roman Ruins. The trip begins with a hotel pick-up, followed by free time to explore Anjar Ruins. Next is Baalbek, the biggest Roman Ruins in the world! You may tour the temples of Baalbek at your own pace, capturing some magical, insta-worthy shots. Alternatively, if you would like a local tour guide, please advise upon booking (this will cost an additional $20 USD.) After your busy morning exploring, your driver will recommend a local place for you to try a typical Lebanese lunch. The tour ends after lunch, with your driving dropping you off at your hotel

$95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Group Tour - Baalbek, Anjar & Ksara - Daily Trip from Beirut

The tour starts at 8:00 am in the morning. We will pick you up from your hotel. We will go first to Anjar, to discover the ruins of the old commercial city of the Umayyads. We will then head to the old city of Baalbek city, to discover the big stone, and the three huge temples of (Jupiter, Venus, and Bacchus). Then, we will go and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will stop at Chateau Ksara Winery. We will stroll the caves of the winery, and taste delicious Lebanese wine. After Visiting Ksara, the tour ends. We will then go back to Beirut, and we will drop you off at your hotel.