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Syria – July Budget Tour

Discover the wonders of ancient Syria

Welcome to a remarkable journey through the enchanting landscapes and ancient wonders of Syria. Embark on an unforgettable tour that will transport you back in time as you explore the magnificent cities of Damascus, Maaloula, Hama, Homs, Aleppo, and Bosra. Unveil the rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural marvels that have withstood the test of time, including the awe-inspiring Crak des Chevaliers. Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking sights, immersive experiences, and warm hospitality of this extraordinary land, where ancient tales come to life and a vibrant heritage awaits at every turn. Join us as we embark on an unforgettable adventure to discover the treasures of Syria.

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Group A – 4 days: EUR 745 745
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Group B – 6 days: EUR 1045 1045
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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 here
26 May – 3 June 2024May Wedding TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 July 2024 July Budget TourBook now
13 – 19 August 2024Syrian Carnival TourBook here
9 – 15 September 2024Cross Festival TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 October 2024October Budget TourBook here
15 – 18 / 20 / 22 November 2024November Budget TourBook here
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

Start dateMonday 15 July 2024
End date18 / 20 / 22 July 2024
Days4 / 6 / 8 days
PriceA: 4 days – € 745
B: 6 days – € 1,045
C: 8 days – € 1,495
IncludingAccommodation (single room)
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Visa support
Breakfast
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Insurance
Visa
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.

Itinerary

Monday 15 July – 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.

Tuesday 16 July – Damascus – Maaloula – Homs

  • We drive to Maaloula. A beautiful village against the mountains. Here the language of Christ is still spoken (Aramaic).
  • Visit the monasteries of St. Thecla, Sergio’s and Bacchus.
  • 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 Homs.
  • Overnight stay in Homs.

Wednesday 17 July – Homs – Al-Shiekh Helal Hama

  • After breakfast we’ll drive to Salamiah, here you can find old Roman ruines.
  • Continue onwads to Al-Shiekh Helal, see the famous UNESCO-listed Beehive houses.
  • Drive to Hama.
  • Highlight: Visit to the famous waterwheels in the Orontos River.
  • Check out the Azem Palace of Hama, a smaller version of the one in Damascus.
  • Overnight stay in Hama.

Thursday 18 July  – Aleppo

  • Group A: returns to Beirut. End of the tour upon arrival in Beirut.
  • Group B + C continue:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Overnight stay in Aleppo.

Friday 19 July  – Aleppo – Mashta Al-Helw

  • After breakfast we hit the road to the countryside to visit the villages of Muharda and Kfarbo.
  • Learn about life in the villages high up in the mountains.
  • Highlight: Visit to Solomon Fort, one of the most important archealogical sites in Syria. It used to be part of a big historical city.
  • Overnight stay in Mashta Al-Helw.

Saturday 20 July – Mashta Al-Helw – Al Nabek – Damascus

  • Drive to Al-Nabek
  • We will visit the Mar Moussa Monastry, located in the Kalamoun mountains. The monstary has old manuscripts in the Syriac languange.
  • Group B: returns to Beirut. End of the tour upon arrival in Beirut.
  • Group C continues:
  • Return to Damascus.
  • Arrival in Damascus for some last minute shopping.
  • Overnight stay in Damascus.

Sunday 21 July – 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.

Monday 22 July – Damascus – Beirut

  • Return to Beirut.
  • End of the tour.