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Discover the country of enchantment

Join our spring group tour to Syria. Discover the markets, historical centers and amazing Syrian hospitality during this trip. We’ll visit famous sights like Damascus, Aleppo, Krak des Chevaliers and of course Palmyra. You’ll experience a country that’s slowly recovering from a long war and where people are eager to welcome tourists again.

Algemene info

StartdatumVrijdag 24 februari 2023
EinddatumDonderdag 2 maart 2023
Dagen7 dagen / 6 nachten
Prijs€ 1.395
InclusiefAccommodatie (gedeeld)
Vervoer in het land
Lokale gids
Visa support
Ontbijt
Entreegelden
ExclusiefInternationale vluchten
Eigen kamer (€ 45 per nacht)
Verzekering
Visa
Departure tax
Lunch & diner
Fooi voor de gids
Persoonlijke uitgaven
Dit aanbod valt onder de garantie van STO Garant. Je kan de voorwaarden van deze garantieregeling vinden op de website van STO Garant.

Reisschema

Friday 24 February – Beirut (Lebanon) – Damascus

  • Morning pick up of the group by the driver in Beirut.
  • Meet your guides at the border of Syria.
  • Afternoon tour of Damascus.
  • Visit Bimaristan an-Nuri and Khan As’ad Pasha, an old caravanserai.
  • Overnight in Damascus.

Saturday 25 February – Maaloula – Mishtaya

  • We will drive into the mountains of Syria, close to Homs.
  • We will stay in the village of Mishtaya. Here you can wander around and see what rural life is in Syria.
  • Wine and rakia tasting on a farm.
  • Overnight stay with a local family.

Sunday 26 February – Mishtaya – Tartous – Latakia    

  • We say goodbye to the family and continue towards the coast.
  • Arrival in the city of Tartous, with a small city tour.
  • Boat ride to Arwad Island. A unique visit, as it has seen barely any tourists since the re-opening of Syria.
  • Upon return in Tartous we will drive to Latakia.
  • Overnight stay in Latakia.

Monday 27 February – Latakia – Hama      

  • Walk around Latakia and enjoy the view of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Visit to the Tomb of Hafez Al-Assad, up in the mountains around Latakia.
  • Drive to Hama.
  • Overnight stay in Hama.

Tuesday 28 February – Hama – Damascus     

  • Visit to the famous Beehive Houses in Al Shikh Helal. For many years this used to be one of the main tourist attractions of the country.
  • Drive to Damascus.
  • Visit the October War Museum to learn more about the conflict with Israel.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus

Wednesday 1 March – Damascus     

  • Drive towards the Golan Height, and more precisely the city of Al Qunaitera. This city was heavily damaged during the war in 1973.
  • We will make a tour to the hill from where we have a view on the Israel city of Majdal Shams.
  • Return to Damascus.
  • Optional visit to the hammam. A truly unique experience in Syria. Men and women are separated, but our guides will make sure everything will be organized.
  • Overnight in Damascus

Thursday 2 March – Damascus

  • Drive to the border with Lebanon
  • Border crossing Syria / Lebanon.
  • Drive to Beirut.
  • End of tour.