Sidon, Magdouche and Tyre

Discover the hidden gems in Lebanon with fascinating ancient cities and tourist places guided by local tour guides & fully equipped cars.

Duration 1 to 10 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
What's excluded :
  • All Fees and Taxes
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Stop At: Sidon, Sidon, South Governorate

The city of Sidon is located on the Mediterenean coast of Lebanon. This ancient Phoenicians city has been of great religious, political and commercial value; it is said to be inhabited since 4000 B.C. During the 13th century, the Crusaders built Sidon’s Sea Castle as a fortress on a small island connected to the mainland by a narrow 80m long roadway. The island was formerly the site of a temple to Melqart, the Phoenician version of . The beauty of the Castle can be seen in old illustrations of it; however, after bearing several wars, it has been damaged and renovated several times. It was partially destroyed by the Mamluks when they took over the city from the Crusaders, but they subsequently rebuilt it and added the long causeway. The castle later fell into disuse, but was again restored in the 17th century by Emir Fakhredine II, only to suffer great damage. There is a possibility that the island on which the castle is built was, in fact, the location of the Phoenician King’s palace and several other Phoenician monuments which were destroyed by Esarhaddon and then by natural earthquakes. This island has also served as a shelter from inside attacks on the city. Great Sidon, Little Sidon, powerful fortresses, pastures, cisterns and fortifications are all mentioned in the Assyrian king Sennacherib’s recordings of his attacks on Sidon and nearby cities.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Maghdoucheh, Maghdoucheh, South Governorate

Maghdouché is a town in the South Governorate of Lebanon. It is located 50 km south of Beirut and 8 km southeast of Sidon. The village lies 3 km inland from the Mediterranean, occupying a hill with elevation ranging between 200 and 229 meters above sea level. The village is known to have a major pilgrimage and touristic site, the Lady of Maghdouché, where it is believed that Virgin Mary used to wait for Jesus while preaching in Sidon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tyre, Tyre, South Governorate

The Al-bass site is home to a Byzantine road, a second-century triumphal arch, a Roman road with an aqueduct and the remains of a second-century enormous (480 meters) Roman Hippodrome, once seating 20,000 spectators watching the spectacular chariot races. According to legend, purple dye was invented in Tyre. This great Phoenician city ruled the seas and founded prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage, but its historical role declined at the end of the Crusades. There are important archaeological remains, mainly from Roman times

Duration: 2 hours

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
Don't worry, you can count on us!Airports
  • Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon
Ports
  • Beirut
Departure Time :
12/14/2019 - 10/3/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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

4

Organised by PHOENIX TOURS

Activity ID: V-186635P6

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