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Upon arrival into Beirut International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your city centre hotel. Located along a picturesque stretch of Mediterranean coastline, modern and stylist Beirut holds much appeal. The seafront corniche offers spectacular views of the famous Pigeon Rocks and the National Museum provides a fascinating insight into the country's history. An array of al fresco cafes and restaurants serve delicious Lebanese cuisine, the city offers a lively nightlife and the colourful Souk el Barghou at Martyr's Place, is ideal for a spot of shopping.
This morning enjoy a tour of the nation's capital Beirut, located on the beautiful Mediterranean coast. In an effort to restore Beirut to its former glory, the city has undergone massive redevelopment, which is clearly evident in the Solidere district, our first stop today. After we take a stroll along the Corniche, Beirut's popular beachside promenade. The final stop this morning is the National Museum located at the site of the most intense fighting during the civil war, the Green Line. This afternoon we drive north of Beirut to visit the Jeita Grottos - a finalists in the 'New Seven Wonders Of The World' competition.
Today we visit Lebanon's most celebrated wine producer - the Ksara Winery in the Bekaa Valley. Take a tour through the winery and sample some of their award winning wines before continuing on to the fortified village of Anjar, a World Heritage Site. Take a tour of the extensive walled city (set to Roman town plan) which boasts slender columns and fragile arches which stand in stark contrast against the backdrop of the nearby Anti-Lebanon mountains. This afternoon explore the impressive temple complex, which includes the Jupiter Temple, the adjacent Bacchus Temple and the Temple of Venus, a short distance away.
Spend a relaxing morning making the most of the hotel facilities or opt for one last dip in the Med. Hotel check out is at 12 noon and included onward departure transfer to airport.
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