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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

Baalbek,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

Beirut to Baalbek, Anjar, Ksara Private Tour with Wine Tasting

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.

$20 Transfers & Ground Transport

Beirut to Baalbek (Oneway Transfer)

This is a one way transfer from Beirut to Baalbek,one of most famous cities in Lebanon, known for its age-old history, fascinating traditions, sunny weather, and the great heritage it left behind. It also it home to one of the most noble and well-preserved triad of Roman temples ever built, dedicated to and named after Jupiter, Bacchus, and Venus.Air conditioned vehicle.Ride will be one hour  a half .We advice you provide us with the pick up*Beirut* and drop off*Baalbek address All our drivers are professional and available to help you, sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible views. Your professional driver will provide expert commentary along the way. -Experienced and friendly driver -Avoid the stress of last-minute transportation arrangements -Transfer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week -Hassle free -Air conditioned vehicle -Vehicle available for any type of group -Ideal for independent travelers

$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

$150 Transfers & Ground Transport

Anjar, Baalbek & Ksara Winery

This amazing tour starts in the city of Anjar which bears an outstanding witness to the Umayyad civilisation and is an example of an inland commercial centre, forming the crossroads of two of Lebanon’s most important routes; from Beirut to Damascus and from Homs to Tiberiade. Marvel as we travel through this ancient city which was only uncovered by archaeologists in the late 1940s.From Anjar we move to Baalbek – considered to be among the wonders of the ancient world and home to the largest and most noble Roman temples ever built. The temples are well preserved in keeping with the power and wealth of the area, with notable local influences portrayed within their planning and layout; a contrast to the traditional Roman design. Baalbek also provides the option to engage a local tour guide (at an additional cost) who will share some of Baalbek’s secrets and provide a greater insight into Lebanon’s greatest Roman treasure.What better way to finish the tour than with a visit to Chateau Ksara, the oldest winery in Lebanon! Whilst completely optional, the opportunity to tour the historic two-kilometre Roman caves which are home to some of the rarest and finest wine vintages, before finishing with a wine tasting experience is something few say no to