Discover the wonders of ancient Syria

Discover the rich history and culture of Syria with our curated tour that takes you through the country’s most iconic cities. Start in the capital city of Damascus, known for its ancient architecture and bustling markets. Visit the historic city of Homs and marvel at the ancient ruins of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, explore the historic city of Aleppo and its renowned souks before heading to the ancient Roman city of Apamea, where you can explore the ruins and learn about the city’s fascinating history. Our tour guides are experts in Syrian history and culture, and will ensure that your trip is both informative and enjoyable.

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Group A – 4 days: EUR 745 745
Group B – 6 days: EUR 1045 1045
Group C – 8 days: EUR 1495 1495
Discover the wonders of ancient Syria

Syria Group Tours Schedule

Date TourStatus
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 April 2024April Budget TourBook now
26 May – 3 June 2024May Wedding TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 July 2024 July Budget TourBook here
13 – 19 August 2024Syrian Carnaval TourBook here
9 – 15 September 2024Cross Festival TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 October 2024October Budget TourBook now
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 November 2024November Budget TourBook now
13 – 19 December 2024Syria Highlights TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 January 2025January Budget TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 February 2025February Budget TourBook here
8 – 14 March 2025Syria Highlights TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 April 2025April Budget TourBook here

General info

Days4 / 6 / 8 days
PriceA: 4 days – € 745
B: 6 days – € 1045
C: 8 days – € 1495
IncludingAccommodation (single room)
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Visa support
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
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.


Day 1 – Beirut (Lebanon) – Damascus

  • 8:30 AM – Meet the group and departure to Damascus from Beirut.
  • Lebanon / Syria border crossing.
  • Drive to Damascus, the capital of Syria.
  • 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 (also known as the Al-Hamidiyah Souk). The perfect place to get acquainted with daily life in Damascus.
  • Walk through the old centre of Damascus.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Day 2 – 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.
  • Free time to explore the old town of Damascus on your own.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Day 3 – Damascus – Maaloula – Mishtaya

  • We drive to Maaloula. A beautiful village against the mountains. Here the language of Christ is still spoken (Aramaic).
  • 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.
  • Drive to Mishtaya, up in the mountains.
  • We visit the St. Georges Monastery.
  • Overnight stay in Mishtaya.

Day 4 – Mishtaya – Apamea – Aleppo

  • Group A: returns to Damascus – visit the National Museum before returning to Beirut. End of the tour upon arrival in Beirut.
  • Group B + C continue:
  • Highlight: We visit the old Roman city of Apamea. If you’ve been to Baalbek in Lebanon you will notice the resemblance between both places.
  • Drive to Aleppo. It was the largest city in the country and since the civil war it is the second largest city in the country.
  • Overnight stay in Aleppo.

Day 5 – Aleppo – Hama – Homs

  • City tour of Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world still inhabited.
  • Highlight: Visit to the well-known Aleppo Citadel. A medieval fortress in the middle of the city.
  • Walk through the old covered souk. It is still being renovated.
  • Drive to Hama.
  • Visit to the famous waterwheels in the Orontos River.
  • Visit to the famous Azem Palace.
  • We continue our drive towards Homs.
  • See the church of the belt of virgin Mary and the Khaled Bin Al-Walid Mosque.
  • Overnight stay In Homs.

Day 6 – Homs – Palmyra

  • Group B: returns to Damascus – visit the National Museum before returning to Beirut. End of the tour upon arrival in Beirut.
  • Group C continues:
  • Drive to Palmyra. Although IS has destroyed much here, there is still a lot to see.
  • Highlight: We see the remains of the Temple of Bel, the Triumphal Arch, the colonnades, the theatre, the agora and the tombs.
  • Return to Homs.
  • Overnight stay in Homs.

Day 7 – Homs – Al Nabek – Damascus

  • We leave Homs and head South towards Damascus.
  • On the way we stop at Al Nabek to visit the St. Moses Al-Abyssinian monastery, here you’ll find some ancient frescoes.
  • Arrival in Damascus for some last minute shopping.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Day 8 – Damascus – Beirut

  • Return to Beirut.
  • End of the tour.