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Welcome to Syria and the start of your city stay in ancient Aleppo! Arrive Aleppo, included transfer to your hotel and overnight.
Today we have a full day's touring of this beautiful and buzzing city. This morning we visit the National Museum, with its giant granite figures that guard the entrance. We then proceed to the magnificent Citadel which contains the beautifully designed Great Mosque (also known as the Umayyad Mosque) and the old covered bazaar.
Free day to explore Aleppo independently or perhaps take one of many optional day trips on offer. Maybe take a drive to the impressive Basilica of St Simeon, who became famous because he lived on a small platform on top of a pillar for about 40 years. The Basilica is one of the largest and most important churches in the world in late antiquity. This trip also takes you to the ruined and picturesque Al-Mushabak Church.
Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.
Aleppo’s strategic position meant it has been used as a meeting point and trade link between Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent ...