Budget Tour to Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara

With our expert and passionate English speaking drivers, and our comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, you'll have the best experience traveling to the Beqaa valley, to discover two main historical sites in Lebanon, Baalbek temples and Anjar city. After a long informative day, taste some basic wine in Chateau Ksara winery before returning to Beirut.

per adult from

$103

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • English speaking driver
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • Tasting fees
    • Personal expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Temples of Baalbek
    • Entry/Admission - Baalbek Roman Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Jupiter
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Bacchus (Roman god of wine)
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Venus
    • Entry/Admission - Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau Ksara
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Baalbek, Lebanon

    Baalbek, is home to the Baalbek temple complex which includes two of the largest and grandest Roman temple ruins: the Temple of Bacchus and the Temple of Jupiter. It was inscribed in 1984 as an UNESCO World Heritage site.
    This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck Lebanon

    The complex of temples at Baalbek is located at the foot of the south-west slope of Anti-Lebanon, bordering the fertile plain of the Bekaa at an altitude of 1150 m. The city of Baalbek reached its apogee during Roman times. Its colossal constructions built over a period of more than two centuries, make it one of the most famous sanctuaries of the Roman world and a model of Imperial Roman architecture. Pilgrims thronged to the sanctuary to venerate the three deities, known under the name of the Romanized Triad of Heliopolis, an essentially Phoenician cult (Jupiter, Venus and Bacchus).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Baalbek Roman Ruins, Baalbeck Lebanon

    Baalbeck roman ruins, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon

    The Temple of Jupiter is a colossal Roman temple, the largest of the Roman world, situated at the Baalbek complex in Heliopolis. The temple served as an oracle and was dedicated to Jupiter Heliopolitanus.
    It is not known who designed the temple, nor exactly when it was constructed. Work probably began around 16 BC and was nearly complete by about ad 60. It is situated at the western end of the Great Court of Roman Heliopolis, on a broad platform of stone raised another 7 m (23 ft) above the huge stones of the foundation, three of which are among the heaviest blocks ever used in a construction.
    It was the biggest temple dedicated to Jupiter in all the Roman empire. The columns were 30 meters high with a diameter of nearly 2.5 meters: the biggest in the classical world. It took three centuries to create this colossal temple complex.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Bacchus (Roman god of wine), Baalbek, Lebanon

    The Temple of Bacchus is part of the Baalbek temple complex located in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The temple complex is considered an outstanding archaeological and artistic site of Imperial Roman Architecture and was inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. The Temple of Bacchus is one of the best preserved and grandest Roman temple ruins; its age is unknown, but Its fine ornamentation can be dated to the second century CE.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Venus, Baalbek, Lebanon

    The Temple of Venus was built in the third century. Built on a horseshoe-shaped platform, it consists of a circular shrine with a square entrance that is almost as big. The outer façade of the shrine is graced by five niches, which means that there is not a single square wall. In the niches are representations of doves and shells, which has been taken as evidence that the shrine was dedicated to Venus.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Sayyida Khawla Shrine, Baalbeck Lebanon

    The Mosque of sayeda Khawla in Baalbek, Lebanon is erected on the site where Sayyida Khawla, the daughter of Imam al-Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is believed to have been buried. People of Baalbek believe that when the caravan of captives of Karbala passed Baalbek, The daughter of Imam al-Hussein, called Khawla passed away and was buried there.

    Stop At: Stone of the Pregnant Woman, Lebanon

    The Stone of the Pregnant Woman is a worked Roman monolith in Baalbek, Lebanon. Together with another ancient stone block nearby, it is among the largest monoliths ever quarried. The two building blocks were presumably intended for the nearby Roman temple complex, and are characterized by a monolithic gigantism that was unparalleled in antiquity.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Anjar, Anjar, Bekaa Governorate

    The city of Anjar was founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century. The ruins reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar, Anjar Lebanon

    The Umayyad Ruins of Aanjar bears outstanding witness to the Umayyad civilization and a good example of an inland commercial centre, at the crossroads of two important routes: one leading from Beirut to Damascus and the other crossing the Bekaa and leading from Homs to Tiberiade. The site of this ancient city was only discovered by archaeologists at the end of the 1940s.
    The ruins of Anjar include the walls of the Umayyad palace, harems, a mosque, the great palace of the Caliph, thermal baths, and many pillars which include some elements of the Roman architectural style.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Chateau Ksara, Ksara, Zahle Lebanon

    Château Ksara is a wine company in The Beqaa Valley Lebanon. Founded in 1857 by Jesuit priests. Château Ksara developed the first dry wine in Lebanon. Château Ksara produces approximately 3 million bottles annually. Its wines are exported to over 40 countries.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick-up travelers from places within the city of Beirut
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/4/2019 - 8/10/2022
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Beirut Trip

Activity ID: V-223779P4

More like this

Is this your business?

If this is your business, Claim Your Listing so you can manage and update your profile through our Business Portal.

Or you can improve this listing by Suggesting an Edit .