Budget Tour to Qadisha Valley, Bcharre and Cedars of God

With a professional, friendly and English speaking driver who can give advice and instructions during your vacation in Lebanon, book this tour to north Lebanon and admire the beauty of the landscapes while passing by the Qadisha valley. Visit the monastery of Saint Anthony Kozhaya, the museum of the famous poet Gibran Khalil, then take a walk in the original cedar trees reserve in Bcharre village.

Duration 8 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
What's excluded :
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Gibran Museum
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Stop At: Qadisha Valley, 6 Km From Becharre, Bcharre Lebanon

Qadisha valley is one of the most important settlement sites of the first Christian monasteries in the world, and its monasteries, many of which of great age, are set in an extraordinarily rugged landscape.
The Qadisha Valley comprises all the caves, monasteries and cultivated terraces that are associated with the activities from a very early phase of Christianity.


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bcharre, Bcharre, North Governorate

Bcharre is the town of the only remaining and preserved original Cedars of God, and is the birthplace of the famous poet, painter and sculptor Khalil Jubran who now has a museum in the town to honor him. Moreover, Bcharre is home to the oldest skiing area, the Cedars Ski Resort and to Lebanon’s first ski lift, built in 1953.
Bcharre is sometimes called "the city of churches" as it houses some 37 churches.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gibran Museum, Bcharre Lebanon

The Gibran Museum, formerly the Monastery of Mar Sarkis, is a biographical museum in Bcharre, Lebanon. It is dedicated to the Lebanese writer, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran.
Founded in 1935, the Gibran Museum possesses 440 original paintings and drawings of Gibran and his tomb. It also includes his furniture and belongings from his studio when he lived in New York City and his private manuscripts.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cedars Of God, Bcharre, Lebanon

The Forest of the Cedars of God with its 375 trees, is the last remains of antique forests and one of the rare sites where the Cedars still grows.
It was highly prized in ancient times and was one of the most valued construction materials of great religious buildings and cited 103 times in the Bible.
The Cedar is the symbol of the country, its pride, and features prominently on the Lebanese flag.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Deir Qozhaya, Qadisha Valley, Bcharre Lebanon

The Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great is situated at a height of 950 meters above sea level in the celebrated Valley of Qozhaya. The pine trees and oak trees cover the great hills surrounding it. Fruit trees of every description grow all along the valley, which extends into the Valley of Qannubin to form the great Qadisha Valley, thus bearing witness to the history of eremitic life and the quest for holiness in Lebanon.
Historians and scholars suppose that this Monastery was first built and began to be occupied by hermits at the beginning of the fourth century. It was several times looted, set on fire and razed to the ground, but there still remain vestiges dating back to the seventh century.

Duration: 30 minutes

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. 12/13/2019 - 9/27/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Return Detail :
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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-223779P8

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