Join us on tour to Syria

Syria Spring Tour

Welcome to an unforgettable tour of some of the most historically and culturally rich destinations in Syria! Over the course of several days, we will explore the ancient cities of Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Bosra, and Apamea, as well as the stunning Golan Heights. Along the way, we will delve into the region’s fascinating history, from the Roman era to the present day, and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Syrian people. Join us on this journey to discover the beauty and complexity of this incredible corner of the world.

TIP: We also offer unique private trips in Lebanon, before or after our Syria tour. See here for more info.

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EUR 1445 1445
Syria Spring Tour

General info

Start dateSaturday 2 March 2024
End dateFriday 8 March 2024
Days7 days / 6 nights
IncludingAccommodation (shared)
Transportation on the ground
Western & local guide
Visa support
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€ 270)
Departure tax
Lunch & dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.


Saturday 2 March – Beirut – Damascus

  • 7:00 AM Meet the group for our departure.
  • Lebanon / Syria border crossing.
  • Drive to Damascus, the capital of Syria.
  • OR: if coming from our Yemen – Hadramaut Tour, flight from Cairo to Damascus.
  • Via Straight Street we walk to the House Chapel of Ananias. He was one of the first Christians in Syria.
  • Highlight: The Great Mosque, also known as the Omajaden Mosque.
  • See the famous Al Hamidieh Grand Bazaar (the Al-Hamidiyah Souk). The perfect place to get acquainted with daily life in Damascus.
  • Walk through the old center of Damascus.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Sunday 3 March – Damascus – Saydnaya – Maaloula – Krak des Chevaliers

  • After breakfast we leave north, towards the Christian villages of Saydnaya and Maaloula.
  • Our first stop is Saydnaya, here we’ll visit the incredible Our Lady of Saidnaya Monastery.
  • We continue to Maaloula. A beautiful village against the mountains. Here the language of Christ is still spoken (Aramaic).
  • We take a look at the famous monasteries Mar Sarkis and Mar Taqla.
  • Drive to Krak des Chevaliers.
  • Highlight: Visit to Krak des Chevaliers. This famous castle is the symbol of the Crusades and was the base for the Hospitallers.
  • Overnight stay in Homs.

Monday 4 March – Krak des Chevaliers – Hama – Apamea – Aleppo

  • Drive to Hama.
  • Visit to the famous waterwheels in the Orontos River.
  • We drive to Apamea, here we’ll visit an ancient Roman & Greek city. A lot of the ruins are still standing, which makes it a very impressive place.
  • We take the car to continue towards Aleppo.
  • Highlight: Visit to the well-known Aleppo Citadel. A medieval fortress in the middle of the city.
  • Overnight stay in Aleppo. 

Tuesday 5 March – Aleppo – Damascus

  • Highlight: City tour of Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world still inhabited.
  • Walk through the old covered souk. It is still being renovated.
  • Visit the Al Jdeideh district, one of the most famous neighbourhoods of the city.
  • Drive down south towards Damascus. Just before the city we stop in Mar Musa.
  • We’ll visit the Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian, an impressive church located on the Anti-Libanon slopes.
  • If possible, we will overnight at the monastery. Otherwise, we’ll overnight in Damascus.

Wednesday 6 March – Damascus – Bosra

  • Drive to Bosra.
  • Highlight: Arrival in Bosra, after which we go to the Roman Amphitheatre. A 45m long and 8,5m deep theatre that is remarkably well preserved.
  • Walk through the old centre of Bosra, with e.g. the cathedral and the basilica.
  • Drive to Damascus.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Thursday 7 March – Damascus – Golan Height – Beit Jin

  • Drive towards the Golan Height, and more precisely the city of Al Qunaitera. This city was heavily damaged during the war in 1973.
  • We continue to the city of Beit Jin, a beautiful town located in the mountains.
  • Highlight: We will make a tour to the hill from where we have a view on the Israel city of Majdal Shams.
  • Return to Damascus.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Friday 8 March – Damascus – Beirut (Lebanon)

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