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Guided Small-Group Tour to Qadisha, Bcharee & Cedars with Lunch

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Bcharre, LB
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Guided Small-Group Tour to Qadisha, Bcharee & Cedars with Lunch

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Bcharre, LB
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Embark on a guided small-group tour to Qadisha, Bcharee, and the Cedars of God, and let the enchanting beauty of north Lebanon captivate your senses. Leave behind the hassle of driving and navigation as you are whisked away on a comfortable tour bus, providing you with the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking scenery without any distractions. With a small group and an attentive guide, you'll have the chance to explore off-the-beaten-path spots that larger tour buses can't reach, immersing yourself in the true essence of this stunning region. Visit the historic Qadisha Valley, home to ancient monasteries and rugged landscapes, and discover the birthplace of the renowned poet Khalil Jubran in Bcharee, along with its charming churches. Finally, marvel at the majestic Cedars of God, a symbol of national pride in Lebanon. Immerse yourself in the rich history and awe-inspiring natural beauty of this region on this unforgettable tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the stunning scenery of Qadisha Valley
  • Visit the birthplace of poet Khalil Jubran
  • Discover the rich history at Gibran Museum
  • Marvel at the ancient Cedars of God
  • Experience the serene beauty of Deir Qozhaya Monastery
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission to All sites
  • Tour leader
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Experience the beauty of north Lebanon without the stress of driving and navigating on this Guided Small-Group Tour to Qadisha, Bcharee & Cedars with Lunch. This day tour from Beirut offers an intimate group atmosphere with just a small group, ensuring you receive personalized attention from your guide. Travel in a comfortable small tour bus that can access off-the-beaten-path spots that larger tour buses can't reach, giving you a unique and immersive experience. Along the way, enjoy insightful guided commentary from your knowledgeable guide, providing you with fascinating insights into the history and culture of the region.

What to expect?

During this 540-minute tour, you can expect to explore the stunning Qadisha Valley, a significant settlement site of the first Christian monasteries in the world. Marvel at the rugged landscape as you visit monasteries of great age and learn about their history. Discover the town of Bcharee, known for its original Cedars of God, and explore the Gibran Museum, dedicated to the famous Lebanese writer, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran. Your tour also includes a visit to the Forest of the Cedars of God, where you can see the last remaining ancient cedars and learn about their cultural significance. Lastly, explore the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great in Deir Qozhaya, a spiritual haven surrounded by pine and oak trees.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for travelers who want to experience the natural and cultural wonders of north Lebanon in a small group setting. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone seeking a unique and immersive travel experience, this tour caters to a wide range of interests. The small group size ensures a personalized experience and the opportunity to connect with fellow travelers.

Why book this?

Embark on this guided small-group tour to fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and rich history of north Lebanon. By joining this tour, you'll benefit from the expertise of your experienced guide, who will provide you with in-depth knowledge and captivating stories about each destination. Avoid the hassle of driving and navigating unfamiliar roads, allowing you to relax and fully appreciate the beauty of the region. The small tour bus grants access to off-the-beaten-path spots, providing you with unique views and experiences that larger tour buses can't offer. Delve into the history and culture of north Lebanon while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.

Good to know

This tour includes lunch, ensuring you stay energized throughout the day. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as there will be some walking involved at each stop. Bring your camera to capture the stunning landscapes and historic sites. Your guide will provide insightful commentary throughout the tour, giving you a deeper understanding of the region and its significance. Sit back, relax, and let the knowledgeable guide take care of all the details, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of north Lebanon.

Reviews

Travelers who have previously experienced this tour have been impressed by the stunning landscapes and rich history. They rave about the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provided interesting insights into each destination. The small group size allowed for a more intimate and personalized experience. Many travelers appreciated the opportunity to visit off-the-beaten-path spots and see the last remaining ancient cedars, which added a unique touch to the tour. Overall, reviews indicate high levels of satisfaction and a deep appreciation for the beauty and cultural significance of north Lebanon.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Qadisha Valley

(Pass by)

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.

Bcharre

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.

Gibran Museum

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.

Admission Included

The Cedars of God

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.

Admission Included

Deir Qozhaya

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.

Reviews

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5 (37)

KarenW_N

Due to the situation with Israel, Lebanon has very few tourists. I was alone on the trip and it was wonderful.

Spanisworldtraveller

I’ve taken five tours with Lebanon tours and travel, and all of them were fantastic. Our guide for this tour was Hassan, and we enjoyed a lot the visits, restaurant and all his explanations. He even dropped us in the Mineral museum as requested in our way back to the hotel!. Don’t have any doubt, Lebanon tours & travel is a serious and reliable company.

antonsigurdur

We decided last minute to the this tour, and boy were we glad we did. Georgette took us on an amazing trip and shared so much of the history of the region and religioun. The museum og Gibran was sth I had not heard of but was so beautiful. Highly recommend as its a beautiful part of the mountainous Lebanon

Catherine B

Another trip with the amazing Lebanon Tour team- informative, friendly driver and tour guide and a full packed day! It’s so nice to find a tour company where the drivers are passionate, knowledgeable of what we are going to see and are seeing enroute, friendly and drive so safely and every trip we’ve done all the drivers are this! Suzanna was brilliant from the moment she picked us up she gave us facts, and information about life here, before and what we were seeing, absolutely brilliant guide thank you!

marciel14

This tour was fabulous with Rita as our guide. She was friendly knowledgeable and took great care of everyone. Khalil Gebran home was filled with an incredible amount of his works, paintings and books. Seizing the cedar grove was breathtaking. During our lunch, I was abl e to see the cooking of the bread on a Saj. The Qadisha valley was just inspiring

mickemass

Excellent tour! Rita was an excellent guide, answered all our questions knowledgeably, she really knows everything about Lebanon! She helped us with tips and advice and to organise some details for other trips. Lunch was delicious with a great view (just too much food! Ask them to half the order, it will still be plenty;). Abu Majed was an excellent confident driver. Highly recommended, without hesitation! Thank you Rita and Abu Majed!

Ghizlane B

Yet another day of exploration, another tour unveiling new spots, and once again, the remarkable ALBERT graces us. I consider myself fortunate that my second journey with Lebanon tours and travel is under his guidance. Your professionalism and attentive care are deeply appreciated. You've deepened my affection for Lebanon, enriching my experience with historical insights that have painted a fresh and vivid portrait of this exquisite nation. STAY HAPPY AND THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN ALBERT 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

alamaghribi

I had a great trip to Qadisha, Bsharri and Cedars. The landmarks were visited were all very interesting and beautiful. Our guide Rita was very friendly, helpful and made sure everyone was comfortable. She also gave us a lot of interesting information about the places we went to. Our driver Abdelnasser was also very friendly and drove very safely through the mountains. We also had a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the mountains. The overall experience was amazing and I surely recommend this trip.

41hildurk

I was lucky enough to have Albert also as my guide for my second day in Lebanon. As a solo female traveller, Albert is the person from Lebanon tours and travels, that you should take your tours with. He is very respectful, nice and knows about everything. If you are planning to take any tours in Lebanon, only take them with Albert! He is the number 1 guy!

TravellerDidier

We got picked up by Mike at the hotel, and he arrived a bit earlier, which was convenient. We did some tours in Lebanon already so he caterd to this so we could expierience lebanon alot more . we got some lebanese sweets. and continued to the gibran museum where we had some time on our own to walk through it and read. after that, to the wonderful cedars where we could relax a little bit and take in the nature after which we had to opportunity to eat some different libanese food. after lunch we went to the monsastary which is a short tour but in a wonderful vally. I recommend this tour. it is a cooler trip as well as you are higher in the mountains if it's going to be hot in lebanon.
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2024-04-15 08:29