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Syria Travel Tour Highlights
Spanning five millennia, the lands of the Ancient Near East encompass many impressive ancient cities, providing a unique perspective on the cultural heritage shared by us all. Begin your tour in the ancient city of Damascus, whose mosques and architecture are some of the most magnificent of the Islamic world. Experience for yourself the warmth and hospitality of the citizens of this ancient nation whose landscape is dotted with remains of ancient empires. Spend a full day exploring Palmyra, Syria’s greatest historical treasure before continuing to the green plains of Aleppo. Tour the famed markets of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage City and visit its unique citadel and neighboring ruins. Journey overland through gorgeous mountain scenery to the crusader castle of Crac des Chevaliers. From Damascus cross the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the Bekaa valley and visit the colossal ruins at Baalbeck. Lebanon is a remarkable blend of East and West. The fashionable hotels, restaurants and clubs of Beirut belie the ancient grandeur of its World Heritage Sites. Spend three nights in the revitalized capital of Beirut, your base for touring the famed cedar forests of Mount Lebanon and the wildly beautiful Qadisha valley, the inspirational home of Lebanon’s most famous poet, Kahlil Gibran.