Lebanon

A fascinating convergence of East and West where culture, family and religion are all-important.

This diminutive Mediterranean nation is a fascinating convergence of East and West; of Christianity and Islam; of tradition and modernity. And it’s a place where culture, family and religion are all-important. Damaged by decades of civil war and neighbouring interventions, Lebanon is nonetheless blessed with magnificent mountain vistas, majestic ancient ruins, a glorious coastline and an indomitable, hospitable people.

Gastronomic devotees will relish its rich culinary traditions, which overflow with abundant fresh flavours, and its bold, well balanced wines which are a hidden secret. Some of the world’s oldest towns are found here as well as the urban successes of redeveloped Beirut where jacarandas bloom in season beside crumbling French-style villas and gleaming high-rises abut historic churches and mosques.

From ancient harbour towns and Crusader castles to breathtaking mountain scenery and cavernous undergrown grottoes, Lebanon is a unique treasure of the Levant, just waiting to be explored. 

Destination highlights

  • Step back in time on a discovery of the magnificent Roman temples at Baalbek
  • Float through the sparkling pools of Jeita Grotto and marvel at its extraordinary limestone formations
  • Savour Lebanese street food at the source on a specially tailored walking tour
  • And more….

When to go?

Lebanon has four distinct seasons making it a year-round destination. Winter is cool with snow, and ski resorts, in the mountains while summers can be oppressive on the coast. Spring is the most rewarding time to visit when the weather is warm and dry, the countryside at its most beautiful, and the archaeological sites less crowded.

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