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Lebanon, where Europe meets the Middle East, where mosque stands beside church, where the turquoise of the Mediterranean laps at the feet of snow-laden mountain ranges, where cedar forest leads from desert to to sun-drenched vineyard.
This tiny country encompasses so many contrasts, and has managed to overcome its turbulent past to offer you the opportunity to experience the Paris, the Switzerland of the Middle East in all its historic glory!
Sat 21st – Sun 29th September 2019
- Wine tasting in the Beqaa Valley
- Explore Roman temples in Baalbek
- Discover Beirut, Byblos, Tripoli, cedar forests…
- Walk in the Qadisha Valley & Jeita Grotto
This adventure captures all the must-see destinations that Lebanon has to offer, whilst incorporating some short walks along the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) through cedar forests, the Chouf Mountains and the Qadisha Valley, so you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful country on foot. Join us as we stay in traditional Lebanese homes, enjoy world-famous cuisine and party in Beirut!
In a country where French, Arabic and English can be heard in a single sentence and a multitude of faiths reside, history emanates from every stone: The costal village of Byblos (جبيل ‘Jbeil’ in Arabic) is the oldest continuously-inhabited town in the world; the Roman temples at Baalbek are some of the grandest ever built; Lebanon is mentioned 71 times in the Bible; with rule having passed through the hands of Arab Caliphates, Crusaders, Mamluks, Ottomans and more.
Lebanon really does have it all – but perhaps nothing surpasses the openness, charm, glamour and friendliness of its people. Experience this enchanting destination with like-minded fellow travellers, with the assurance that you will find a unique and varied culture quite unlike any you have seen before.