Small Group Tour to Sidon, Tyre & Maghdouche
Spend a full day immersed in the history of two important Phoenician cities of South Lebanon. Explore the sea crusader castle of Sidon located of a small island connected to the mainland of the city by a narrow long roadway. Stroll the old souks of the city, and make different stops including the soap museum, Khan El Franj and Debbaneh palace. Head Tyre, also known as the “Queen of the Seas”, and discover the highlights of the city including the necropolis, Al-bass site, the hippodrome, and other important ruins. Stop Maghdouche village, and visit the cave where the Virgin Mary used to wait for her son Jesus while preaching.
- Discover Sidon, the third largest city in Lebanon, a Phoenician old Lebanese city.
- Explore Tyre, Queens of the Seas of the old times.
- Stop by Maghdouche village to visit Our Lady of Awaiting.
Availability: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Duration: 8 hours
Price: $95 per person
Pick-Up Time: 8.00 am
✓ Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
✓ English-speaking driver
✓ All Entrance fees
✓ Lunch at a local restaurant
✓ Local Guide in Tyre
✓ Air-conditioned vehicle
X Personal Expenses
Inhabited since 4000 BC, Sidon is a famous name in the history of Lebanon. Sidon was considered as the main city port of ancient Phoenicia. Sidon today is the South’s commercial center of Lebanon. A Crusader old sea castle located next to the port will catch your eyes on arrival. Many Khans, souks, mosque, a soap museum and a palace are also open for visitors to explore.
Located in South Lebanon, Tyre ruled the seas in Phoenician times, and was called “Queen of the Seas”. It also founded many colonies such as Cadiz and Carthage. According to legend, Tyre also invented the purple dye. Tyre now has many attractions to offer to its visitors, especially from Roman times. Tyre remains and ruins are composed to two sites: Al Mina archeological site (sea site), and Al-Bass archeological site (city site).
Maghdouche is a small village in Southern Lebanon. Aside from being a pilgrimage attraction, this town is also a good place for getting some fresh air. Maghdouche is famous for the tower of Our Lady of Awaiting (Mantara), and a small cave where Virgin Mary used to wait for her son Jesus while preaching.