Welcome to Batroun

Founded by the Phoenician king Ithobaal I, Batroun was a busy port in ancient times but was levelled by an earthquake and mudslides in AD 551. Many historians believe that the town's large natural harbour was formed at this time.

The majority of the town's residents are Christian, and there are many historic churches to visit in the old town's narrow cobbled streets. There's a notable Down Under connection; lots of Batroun emigrants settled there, and there are plenty of Aussie accents to be heard on the streets here as the next generation visits their roots.

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$106.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tripoli - Batroun (Full day)

Tour start at 09:00 from your hotel and back around 17:00Tripoli is the second largest city in Lebanon, it is located 90 Km north of Beirut. The Beautiful city combines the ancient and the modern. As we drive the highway to the north, we reach the modern side of the city, a sports stadium at the entrance and many buildings facing the nice blue Mediterranean shore. Our objective is the old souks in the heart of the city. Small shops of all kind such as craftsmen, traditional pastries, fishermen, dressmakers, carpenters, painters and a number of artificial artistries gathering in a 500 years old open air market trying to sell their products… amazing approaches!Uptown is the Crusades fortress overlooking the “Tri Polis” the three cities. All civilizations and armies seized this strategic spot to control the city and its surroundings… History to be told…Mmm, time for some traditional sweets and a cup of coffee!The sweets palace 10 minutes from our last stop dates back to 1860 when a family of talented chefs decided to start a big sweet factory in the city. Local sweets are famous in Tripoli. Maybe the best oriental sweets you ever tried? It is not only Baklava but a wide variety of tastes and pastry arts displayed in front of you for your savor and your personal palate… the Chef is there and happy to explain about every single flavor.Now that we explored Tripoli, let’s go to Batroun or Byblos!An average ride to this small lovely Phoenician city; The tourists street is such a lovely place to buy your  souvenirs , drop by a bar and then check the  old Phoenician port !What a wonderful day!

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tripoli, Nabu Museum and Batroun

TripoliTripoli 85 kilometers north of Beirut, has a special character all its own. Thanks to its historical wealth, relaxed lifestyle and thriving business climate, this is a city where modern and medieval blend easily into a lively and hospitable metropolis. Known as the capital of the North, Tripoli is Lebanon’s second largest city.Forty-five buildings in the city, many dating from the 14th century, have been registered as historical sites. Twelve mosques from Mamluke and Ottoman times have survived along with an equal number of “madrassas” or theological schools. Secular buildings include the “hammam” or the bathing-house, which followed the classical pattern of Roman-Byzantine baths, and the “khan” or caravansary. The souks, together with the “khans”, form an agglomeration of various trades where tailors, jewelers, perfumers, tanners and soap-makers work in surroundings that have changed very little over the last 500 years.BatrounA coastal Lebanese city, located 50 km north of the capital Beirut, and 29 km south of Tripoli. The town boasts historic churches from Roman Catholicism and Greek Orthodox, it is also a major beach resort (knowing that Batroun is one of the cleanest rock and pebble beaches in Lebanon) with a vibrant nightlife that includes pubs and nightclubs. Citrus groves surround Batroun, and the town has been famous (from the early twentieth century) for its fresh lemonade sold at the cafés and restaurants on its main street.There is also the ancient Phoenician sea wall in Batroun was originally a natural structure composed of petrified sand dunes. It was reinforced gradually by the Phoenicians with rocks, and the wall as it stands today took its present shape in the first century BC. The Phoenicians used this wall as protection against sea storms and invaders, while during Roman times it again functioned as a quarry.   Our Lady of NouriehOur Lady of Nourieh, Saydet el Nourieh in Arabic, is a Marian shrine. Nourieh is a derivative of the Arabic word, nour, meaning light. Thus, in English, the Marian shrine can be called, Our Lady of Light.It is a Greek Orthodox monastery was built in the 17th century. The miraculous icon has been venerated for centuries for having glowed with light to attract wayward ships.The shrine is a popular Christian pilgrimage site in Lebanon, the tourists and pilgrims alike enjoy the beautiful view of the bay from atop.

$180 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Byblos Trip (from Beirut)

Gathering Point: BeirutExact location shall be confirmed by email.Arrival @ Byblos:- Traditional Lebanese Man'ousheh Breakfast(Byblos City Walking Tour is available as an independent Tour. Check our website for more information kazdura.tk)Arrival @ Jej Cedar Reserve:- A short hike in the Sacred Cedar Forest. Panoramic Views from this location are a favorite for Photographers.Arrival @ Bshe'leh:- Pass-By the 6000 BC Olive TreesArrival @ Douma, A Traditional Lebanese Village with a rich Architectural and Cultural Heritage:- A walk around the historical town center- A visit to the historical churchesTraditional Lebanese Cuisine Lunch - A feast to remember!Beer Tasting in Batroun @ A Lebanese Craft Beer Hang-out. (Attention: A Dog Friendly Place, If you don't like dogs or allergic to animals, this is NOT the place for you)Back in Beirut @ 7:30 PM

$42 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Baatara Waterfall, Batroun and Ixsir Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, North GovernorateWe will begin our visit with Baatara Gorge Waterfall, or as it is also known Balou’ Bala’a,The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic, it’s an extraordinary sight. It was ‘discovered’ by Henri Coiffait in 1952.The waterfall is the product of millions of years’ worth of limestone erosion. Geologists say that it is around 160 million years old and would have been around when dinosaurs roamed the area.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Batroun Mountains Winery, Batroun, North GovernorateWe will then head to Batroun old souk and port, overlooking the old harbor / fishermen’s port is the Maronite Saint – Stephan (mar estephan) (achieved at the beginning of the 20th century). It is one of the biggest and most beautiful churches of Lebanon .Then we will visit IXSIR winery located at beatiful mountains of Batroun With vineyards spread from Batroun to Jezzine and in the Beqaa valley, IXSIR produces red, white and rosé since 2010Duration: 3 hours

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Anfeh, Batroun & Orchid Beach Resort

After pick-up from the hotel, we head north to the small village of Anfeh, which is a seaside town built around ruins dating back to the pre-Phoenician period. Here you will see the picturesque sight of a jumble of tiny white houses, churches and windmills perched along the rocky beaches of the Mediterranean coast. After Anfeh, we will head up to Hamat, which is home to the historic shrine and monastery of Our Lady of Nourieh. You’ll be treated to spectacular views from the top of the mountain. After admiring the view, we will visit Batroun, a city seeped in history. Here you can enjoy wandering through old souks with cobblestoned roads and admire historic churches, and  taste-test the fresh lemonade that Batroun is renowned for. Our last stop is Orchid Beach Resort, where you can enjoy lunch overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and then stretch out beside the pool to relax, unwind and indulge in a cocktail or two.

$140 Private & Custom Tours

Private Day Tour St Charbel, Batroun, Byblos and Harissa

INFO Our first stop of the day is the St Charbel Monastery, and as you explore the monastery and it's grounds you'll absorb the peace and serenity of this holy place. After leaving the Monastery, we head to Batroun a city steeped in History. Here we can enjoy wandering through the old souks with cobblestone roads and admire historic churches, and taste test the fresh lemonade that Batroun is renowned for. After leaving Batroun we head to the city of Byblos and here we will wander along it's cobblestoned streets and stroll through the ancient city, soaking up the atmosphere of this historic place. Our last stop we head to the bay of Jounieh, and from here take a 15min cable cart ride up the mountain to Harissa. You'll be treated to a panoramic view of Jounieh. Once we reach the top, you'll see the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon which is the most important shrines in the world that honours the Virgin Mary