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Day Trip to Damascus from Beirut

Day Trip to Damascus from Beirut

Syria

About this activity

Days:
Every Day
Food:
No
Guide:
EN
Hotel Transfer:
Yes
Start Time:
07:00
Tour Duration:
11 h.

Experience

Day Trip to Damascus from Beirut : See the heart of Damascus in just one day! This whirlwind trip from Beirut takes you to bustling Damascus, where you will soak up rich history, savour delicious food, and meet friendly locals. It’s a taste of Syria that’ll leave you wanting more.

Itinerary:

  • Begin your journey from Beirut, Lebanon, with a convenient pick-up from your city center accommodation.
  • Take a break at a street café for refreshments before reaching the Lebanese-Syrian border crossing.
  • Continue your travel to the capital city of Damascus, Syria, renowned for its diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage.
  • Your drop-off point will be Bab Touma, the north-eastern gate associated with the old city’s Christian neighbourhood.
  • Stroll along the ancient roadway to a boutique hotel located in the heart of old Damascus (Beit Zafran Hotel de Charme) to have a short break and meet your guide to start your city tour of Damascus.
  • Experience the spiritual significance of the Chapel of St. Ananias, an ancient church that embodies the essence of early Christianity.
  • Take a stroll along the historic Straight Street, a captivating thoroughfare adorned with shops, cafes, and bustling markets.
  • Be awe-inspired by the splendour of Azem Palace, an architectural gem that showcases the exquisite beauty of Damascene craftsmanship, currently houses the Museum of Popular Traditions.
  • Embark on an exploration of Khan Assad Pasha, an impressive caravanserai that stands as a testament to the region’s rich trading heritage.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the narrow alleys, leading you to the Umayyad Mosque. This iconic landmark is a significant cultural and spiritual center, housing the Shrine of John the Baptist.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Souq al-Hamidiyeh, an ancient covered bazaar and bustling marketplace where the local culture thrives.
  • Take a well-deserved rest at the historic Al Noufarah coffeehouse, where you can savour the flavors of coffee and tea while observing the vibrant Damascene life unfolding around you.
  • Witness the religious diversity of Syria by visiting the Al-Seida Raqiyeh Mosque an important Shia pilgrimage site.
  • Enjoy a stroll along the ancient roadway to a boutique hotel in old Damascus for some rest before returning to your city center accommodation in Beirut.

Includes

Private round-trip transfer
Syrian Land border security clearance
Syrian tourist visa reference code (Entry visa approval)
Professional English-speaking guide during the city tour
Entrance fees
Syrian land border exit tax to Lebanon

Not included

Entry visa fees to Syria
Any meals and drinks
Any tipping
Insurance of any kind

What to bring

It is advisable to carry extra US dollars in cash
As ATMs are not operational in Syria due to restrictions

Tour Start Location

G867+FPP, Boolad, Damascus, Syria Haritada gör
Fast Booking
Adult (18- 80)
330

Number of People

0 Adult
Adult
0

Secure payment

No hidden fees

Frequently Asked Questions About Tour

Is it safe to travel to Syria?

The safety and well-being of our guests are our top priorities. We are fully committed to delivering a travel experience that is not only enjoyable but also secure. Our team takes great care in planning sightseeing tours and excursions, ensuring that we include only safe and secure cities and sites.

To guarantee the safety of our guests, we maintain regular communication with local authorities and have a strong network of contacts. This allows us to stay informed about the current situation on the ground. If we receive any indication that a particular location or site may pose a risk, we take immediate action to adjust our itinerary and make alternative arrangements.

You can have peace of mind knowing that we are unwavering in our dedication to providing a travel experience that is both secure and enjoyable. Your safety and well-being are at the forefront of everything we do.

How to travel to Syria?

Generally, most guests arrive at Beirut Int’l Airport and then travel overland to Syria. Beirut Int’l Airport serves as the easiest and most popular entry point, cost-wise and logistics-wise. The duration of the journey from Beirut Int’l Airport to Damascus usually takes around three to four hours, depending on the traffic and visa procedures at the border crossing.

Another option is to travel through Amman Int’l Airport, Jordan to reach Syria. The duration of the journey from Amman Int’l Airport to Damascus usually takes around four to five hours, depending on the traffic and visa procedures at the border crossing.

You can also arrive to Damascus through Damascus Int’l Airport, where both Syrian Airlines and Cham Wings Airlines currently operate flights to Damascus from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Moscow, Cairo, Kuwait, Baghdad, Erbil and Beirut.

What are the Entry Visa Regulations Applicable to Syria?

- Tourist visa to Syria is the most important issue to ask about when you plan to travel to Syria.

- Obtaining a visa for Syria is relatively straightforward process based on nationality.

- As your host/sponsor, we will handles the application for your security clearance and entry visa approval. Accordingly, You will need to provide a scanned copy of your passport’s information pages, with a minimum validity of six months.

- Upon arrival at the designated border crossing, you will get the 15-day visa as a stamp in your passport rather than a sticker, and pay in cash the visa fees as per below.

What currency should I bring?

The official currency in Syria is the Syrian pound (S.P). The primary currency used for exchanging into Syrian pounds is the US dollar. Euro is less commonly accepted. So, it is advisable to carry extra US dollars in cash, as ATMs are not operational due to restrictions. When changing money at a government bank at the border and within the cities, please seek assistance from your local guide.

How is Wi-Fi?

All hotels provide free Wi-Fi, although the quality of service may vary, and the standards may not be as high. Additionally, your local guide can assist you in purchasing a prepaid SIM card at the border crossing or upon arrival, allowing you to access the internet while on the move. Syria has extensive mobile coverage, although occasional weak signals may occur due to prolonged power outages.

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