Exploring the Hidden Treasures of Syria JX02

11 Days From £0 (2,300 USD)

This private guided tour will take you to the main historic sites in Syria such as Aleppo, Krak des Chevaliers etc but it will also take you off the beaten track and introduce you to some of Syria's hidden treasures!

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Damascus, Syria
End Location: Damascus, Syria
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Syrian Assoc of Tour Operators, Damascus Office of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism registered.
Years In Business: 2

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Transport and transfers
- Private guide
- Entry fees

Excludes
- Flights
- meals
- Personal expenses eg drinks, tips, visa etc

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Meet and assist at Damascus International Airport, transfer to hotel, dinner and Overnight.
Day 02. Breakfast, full day Damascus city tour: visit the National Museum (10 000 years of culture) handicraft market (the best hand made crafts of the Middle East), Azem Palace (a perfect example of a traditional Damascene house, an ethnic museum now). Umayyad mosque (a place for worshiping since the first millennium b.c), the straight street (the via recta, the place where St. Anania met St. Paul and converted him) the church of St. Ananias, the window of St. Paul and a stroll in souk hamidieh (one thousand and one kinds of goods), end the tour of a panoramic view of Damascus from mountain kassion. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03. Breakfast, departure to Seydnaya (the Monastery of our Lady and the oldest icon of the Lord & the Lady), proceed to Ma'alula (the town that has the oldest monastery, and its people still speak Aramaic the same language Jesus spoke and Taught). Transfer to Krak Des Chevaliers, visit the mediaeval castle of The Krak des Chevaliers (the most well preserved castle from 1110 A.D the castle which is considered the mother castle of all medieval European castles), Continuation to Lattakia- dinner and overnight in Lattakia.
Day 04. Breakfast, visit Ugarit (the city where the first alphabet was found. Thousands of clay tablets and a great royal palace dates back to 1400 B.C), to The Castle of Saladin (the most impressive castle on the Syrian coast. was known as Zayoun castle from the Phoenician times, continuation to Apamea the longest street over than a mile long and 37 meters wide, one can notice three different styles of pillars. See this town that once invited Hannibal the great Phoenician leader from Carthage to live in and the great Cleopatra once had been here), visit the Mosaic Museum, to Hama - Dinner and overnight.
Day 05. Breakfast, in the morning Visit Waterwheels (Noria), excursion to Ebla, drive to Aleppo en route visit of Maarat En-Numan then to Serjellah - dinner and overnight in Aleppo.
Day 06. Breakfast, Full day visit of Aleppo including the Museum, the Citadel, the Great Mosque, The Caravansary, St. Simeon (the stylist, who spent most of his life on a pillar) and a stroll in the famous souks - dinner And overnight.
Day 07. Breakfast, Departure from Aleppo to Qalaat Jabr: visit of the castle. Drive to Rassafa for visits - transfer to Deir Ezzor for dinner and overnight.
Day 08. Breakfast, visit Deir Ezzor Museum, proceed to Palmyra via Qasr El-Hir Ash-Sharqi - dinner and Overnight.
Day 09. Breakfast, Palmyra visit the Temple of Bel, the Arch of Triumph, the Great Colonnade, the Agora, the Theater, the Necropolis, the Regional museum, the Tombs, transfer to Damascus for hotel and overnight.
Day 10. Breakfast, full day excursion to the south to visit Shahba (the city of the roman emperor Philip the Arab. With a lovely small mosaic museum), Sweida (an old Nabatian roman city known as Dionysian for its reputation of vineyards and wine), Qanawat, Bosra (the greatest theatre built in 103 A.D and could house more than 15 000 spectators), back to hotel in Damascus for overnight.
Day 11. Breakfast, Transfer to Damascus Airport.