Lebanon holidays

lebanon holiday

Classic Lebanon

* See the Cedars of Lebanon, the Jeita Grotto and Harissa * Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere of Beirut * Visit one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world at Byblos Read more ...


Byblos

Highlights of Lebanon

* See the Cedars of Lebanon
* Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere of Beirut
* Visit one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world at Byblos Read more ...



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Best time to be there

Mediterranean and warm, Lebanon has three hundred days of sun and can be visited throughout the year. Most of the average rainfalls occurs between November and March with June through to August often completely rainless.

Fly to

Beirut (British Airways - daily & Middle East Airlines - daily)

flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival - passports with Israeli stamps are restricted from entry

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certifcate required if travelling from an endemic area



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LEBANON WITH A&K

It's a tasty Lebanese recipe. Blend several rich cultures with ancient history, architecture and traditions, then stir with dramatic Mediterranean landscapes, and sprinkle with Beirut's re-born sophistication. The result? An exotic, cosmopolitan destination that's A&K guests tell us they adore.

To get the most from Lebanon's diverse attractions and unlock its complex past and stunning archaeological sites, you need highly qualified specialist and local guides. A&K guides. We select our team to match your specific interest be it Phoenician history, Lebanese wine or top-notch cuisine, from spice tours, to the ultimate baklava. Add in the best vehicle fleet and our experienced consultants who understand the country's rewards and challenges, and we can offer safe seamless travel through this small but hugely interesting nation.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury holiday to Lebanon in 2014 and we'll show you how Beirut - once dubbed the Paris of the Middle East for its French influence, European architecture and al fresco café culture - is being re-built into a vibrant city. You'll see the reconstruction projects of Solidere and the National Museum, the Jeita grottoes before catching the cable car to Harissa for memorable views of Beirut's bay.

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Head north to Byblos, a powerful city state before Greek ascendancy. One of the oldest continually inhabited places on earth; it has a fascinating citadel, port and souk. Indeed, the narrow coastal strip boasts nearly all the major centres, so continue north for Tripoli's Islamic monuments and south to Sidon, the oldest Phoenician city, and Tyre, home of a superb Roman Hippodrome.

The country's spine of mountains are home to UNESCO listed Qadisha Valley where cave chapels, hermitages and monasteries are cut into the rock walls. Nearby the Cedar Forest boasts some of the remaining 400 trees from forests once considered the ancient world's most valuable shipbuilding material - several are over 1,500 years old.

Travel east through the fertile Beqaa Valley, centre of Lebanon's wine industry - Never tried a tipple? You're missing out - and you reach Baalbeck's astounding complex, another World Heritage site (tip: you won't regret taking a wide angle lenses to its Great Court).

It's a dazzling mix in so small a country - and with A&K it's all possible.

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