A typical group is made up of international mix of travellers, 4 - 8 persons in size. Our passengers come from all walks of life and from all over the English speaking world. Our group tours suit the spirited traveller, so you're likely to have plenty in common with other memebers of the group before you even meet. We attract many solo travellers, some couples and from time to time, groups of friends.
The climate in Syria is hot and dry and winters are mild. The most pleasant time of year to travel is from March to November with an average daily temperatures of 17°C in the spring and autumn and in the height of summer 29°C.
Lebanon’s moderate, Mediterranean climate allows for a visit any time of year. The nation enjoys some 300 days of sunshine every year. The winter is mild on the coast and snowy in the mountains, while the summer is hot on the coast and mild in the mountains. In spring, it's possible to ski in the mountains in the morning and swim in the Med in the afternoon!
Yes, if booking pre or post tour accommodation with us we will arrange for your arrival and departure transfers to co-ordinate with your pre or post tour arrangments.
Both Syria and Lebanon are destinations that can be visited year round. Popular departures dates coincide with Easter, public holidays and school holidays, so book early to guarantee your holiday. Flight availability is sought after at this time so you are best to book in advance.
In Lebanon, Museums are closed on a Tuesday and Souks and Bazaars are closed on a Friday. In Syria, Azem Palace is on a closed Tuesday and Umayyad Mosque and a number of other sites are closed on a Friday till after the midday prayer. After prayer most sites open and the souk in the old city often becomes a hive of bustling activity.
Yes. Officially it is possible to travel onward to Israel. You will need to travel via Jordan or take a flight as all land border crossings from Syria and Lebanon with Israel are closed. Upon arrival to Israel your passport maybe scrutinized a little more by Israeli Immigration Officials. Have a copy of your tour voucher and outboand flight details handy in case they are required
Yes! We take many single travellers to both Syria and Lebanon and the great thing about our tours is that you are in a group so you will always have plenty of company, and the shared experience is a great way to form some lasting friendships.
If you’re travelling alone and would like to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex, on the go can arrange this on most of our group tours. If this cannot be arranged, you will be required to pay the single supplement as detailed in the price structure for the appropriate tour. If undertaking a private journey, tailor made arrangment, city stay, bolt-on or pre or post tour accommodation, the single supplement will need to be paid if you’re travelling alone.
Yes, we offer a selection of tailor-made holidays to Syria and Lebanon. We can also arrange a multi-destination holiday that includes countries and neighbouring Jordan and Egypt. Our expert team of tailor-made consultants specialise in planning holidays bespoke to your requirements. Simply let us know what you would like the do, the modes of transport you would like to use and the standard of accommodation you would prefer and we would be more than happy to arrange a holiday for you.
Yes we do offer triple rooms, however they are subject to availability so please inquire at time of booking.
On our group tours, we welcome children 15 years or older, accompanied by a parent/guardian if under the age of 18. We welcome children of all ages on our city stay, private journeys and tailor-made holidays.