Full-Day Private Tour to Beiteddine, Deir El Qamar, Moussa Palace and Ain W Zain

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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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See the best of Chouf region during this tour that combines the basic highlights by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Begin your sightseeing from the city of Beirut, enjoy the green sceneries and pure atmosphere along the chouf region, and discover the top attractions of the region including Beiteddine Palace, Moussa Castle, Deir El Qamar village, and Ain w Zain Grotto.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

English speaking driver

Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Entrance fees


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • 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

Beiteddine Palace or ‘House of Faith’ is a 19th-century palace in Beiteddine, Lebanon. It hosts the annual Beiteddine Festival and the Beiteddine Palace Museum.
Emir Bashir Chehab II, who later became the ruler of the Mount Lebanon Emirate, built the palace between 1788 and 1818. After 1840, the palace was used by the Ottomans as a government building. During the French Mandate it served as a local administrative office.
In 1943, the palace was declared the president's official summer residence. During the Lebanese Civil War it was heavily damaged. Parts of the palace are today open to the public while the rest is still the president's summer residence.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Moussa Castle
The site of Qasr Moussa or Moussa Castle tells the story of a man who pursued the dream of building his own castle.
The castle was built on a hill between Deir El Kamar and Beiteddine - Lebanon, with the beliefs and ideas of its builder engraved on its stones. The castle was built by Moussa Al Maamari who was born on July 27, 1931. His idea of building a castle began when he was only 14 years old to impress a local girl he loved.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Fakhreddine's Mosque
Fakhreddine Mosque with its octagonal minaret is a mosque in Deir el Qamar, Lebanon. Built in 1493 and restored in the sixteenth century by Fakhreddine 1st, it is the oldest mosque in Mount Lebanon.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Saydet El Talle Church
The Church of Saidet et Tallé and translated as Our Lady of the Hill is one of the most important historical and religious sites in Deir el Qamar and dates to the 15th century.
Monk Nicolas Smisaati built a church on the site over the ruins of an old Phoenician temple dedicated to the goddess Astarte that was later destroyed by an earthquake in 859.
According to the Maronite Heritage web site, "the legend says that there was a Druze Emir in Baakline looking at the hill of Dar El Kamar. He saw a light coming out of the hill so he gathered his soldiers and ordered them to go in the morning and dig in the land. He said to them: 'If you find an Islamic symbol, build a mosque. If you find a Christian symbol, build a church."
In the morning, the soldiers went and found a rock with a cross on it and under the cross there was the moon and venus. That was the sign that in the distant past there was a temple dedicated to the moon and venus and later it became a church.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ain Wazein Grotto
Ain Wazein natural grotto is considered an important highly visited tourist site. It is situated in a beautiful natural environment. The grotto enjoys a scientific, as well as a historic significance. It is considered to be a continuous underground tourist site, and it serves in discovering the subsurface world.
The grotto includes a set of passageways, crevices or halls, and vaults of varied width and height. These natural formations resulted from accumulated water and its pressure. The grotto includes many distinct formations of stalagmites and stalactites, and other dangling rock formations. It is one of the most beautiful grottos found in Lebanon, with its varied natural calcareous formations.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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