Full-Day Private Tour of Phoenician Sidon Tyre and Maghdouche

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From $150.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Beirut, Beirut

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience two of the most famous Phoenician cities in Lebanon on this full-day guided tour from Beirut. Explore the second largest city "Sidon", the Queen of the Seas "Tyre", as well as Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdouche village. Make the most of your time traveling in an A/C modern vehicle with the personal attention of an expert guide.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees to the sites

Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private transportation

Professional Guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sidon is an old Phoenician city state located in the coastal line of the South of Lebanon. It’s the third largest city in Lebanon. Known for its port facilities since the Phoenician era, the ancient Sidon was a prosperous, enterprising and dynamic town that was admired and envied by most of the people of the Mediterranean.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Crusaders Sea Castle
Built in 1228 on top of a Phoenician temple, the Sea Castle was constructed by the Crusaders to defend Saida’s harbor as a fortress on a small island connected to the land by a stone bridge.
As typical of Crusader architecture, the castle features recycled Roman stones and columns.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Khan al-Franj
Khan El Franj in Sidon is a khan is an old kind of accommodation where travelers and traders was able to rest and keep their commodity and animals.
A short walk south from the Sea Castle, the Khan al-Franj was built by Fakhr el-Dine Maan II in the early 17th century offering merchants a one-stop place for selling and buying cotton and silk. The ground floor was a market place, while on the upper floor the merchants could spend their time resting.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

In the old city, a 13th century stone building was found. It was once a
soap factory producing soap, meeting the needs of the
region’s hammams. Following its restoration in 2000, it opened its doors as a soap museum, taking visitors on a journey through the history and process of soap manufacturing.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Debbane Palace
An open museum that highlight the ottoman period’s impact on Sidon's rich architectural history and way of life.
The atmospheric space features typical diwans (Oriental style living rooms), a liwan (a long narrow-fronted hall), several rooms and an open-air courtyard, with the characteristic features of the Ottoman period – brown and white stripes of stone and intricate mosaic tiles making up the interior.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sidon Souks
Pass by the traditional souks of Sidon, rich with old buildings and local shops.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tyre, known as the "Queen of the Seas" is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. This great Phoenician city ruled the seas and founded prosperous colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage.
There’s two archeological sites to discover in Tyre, the Bass site where the victory arc, the funeral complex, the roman hippodrome and Al- Jazira archeological site where the roman baths, the residential area and the arena are located.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Tyre Hippodrome
Part of the Al Bass archaeological site, this well-preserved Roman hippodrome was built in the 2nd century AD. It is 90 meters wide, 480 meters long, had a capacity of about 40,000 people, and was built for chariot races.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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