Once considered the 'Paris' of the Middle East,
Beirut has suffered in recent times by the conflicts of
it's neighbors. Internal conflicts are now largely under
control with the majority of the population living in
Against this backdrop it's easy to dismiss any
thought of holidaying in Lebanon. However, since the
events of September 11 2002 the threat of terrorist
activity is present in every country, it's something
most travelers now take in their stride. True there are
places that are still off-limits to tourists, but
Beirut and the touristic sites accessible from Beirut
are well worth a visit.
With the start of a new ferry service between the
Turkish port of
Tasucu and Tripoli in Lebanon we took
the opportunity to visit Lebanon.
Beirut is a fascinating city, largely rebuilt since
the troubles of 20/30 years ago with a very
sophisticated new 'downtown' built in the 'Old Beirut'
style. Fashion houses from every corner of the world are
represented here together with many internationally
famous stores. It will not be long before Beirut
takes back it's 'Paris of the East' title.
Modern day Beirut is as cosmopolitan, affluent and westernized
as it ever was. the wealth of the city is apparent on
the roads with every other vehicle being an upmarket
SUV. Restaurants abound, the nightlife is vibrant and
shopping is a delight.
We have partnered with the largest tourism operator
in Lebanon and can now put together some very tempting holiday
packages and long-weekend visits to Beirut, including optional excursions.
Just complete the form on the left, tell us where you
are leaving from, choose a hotel, select any optional
excursions and leave the rest to us. We will send you a
quotation by return.