Half-Day Tour toTyre
Visiting the city of Tyre in South Lebanon on your own is tricky This private tour eliminates the hassles and provides a personal English speaking driver to proffer observations and background. Our AC comfortable vehicle and hotel transfers make everything seamless. Visit the archeological site of Tyre on a half-day tour from Beirut, explore one of Lebanon's most spectacular ruins, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site; including the Hippodrome, the Necropolis and other Roman ruins.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Tyre, Sur Lebanon
Tyre is an ancient Phoenician port city and It is the home of Elissar, the Phoenician princess who founded Carthage. It was once famous across the world for its purple dye made from murex sea snails. Two main archaeological sites – “Al-Bass” and “Al-Mina” – are testimony to its historical significance. It has a wonderful seaside location and It's a popular holiday destination with excellent and cleanest beaches
The town's foundations date back to approximately 2750 BC, after which it was ruled by the Egyptians and then the famous King Hiram, under whom it prospered. Later colonized variously by the Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, Greeks, Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamluks and Ottomans.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Al-Bass Archaeological Site, Byzantine Road, Sur Lebanon
Al Bass Archaeological Site is the largest and the best-preserved example of a Roman Hippodrome. The sector of Tyre El Bass, constituting the principal entrance of the town in antique times, comprises the remains of the necropolis, on either side of a wide monumental causeway dominated by a Roman triumphal arch dating from the 2nd century AD. Among the other vestiges are an aqueduct and the hippodrome of the 2nd century, one of the largest of the Roman world. site contain a Necropolis with several hundred well-preserved sarcophagi, an intact Roman road, an aqueduct and a monumental arch.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Tyre Hippodrome, Tyre Lebanon
The Tyre Hippodrome is a UNESCO World Heritage site of the city of Tyre in south Lebanon dating back to the Second century A.D
The place is considered to be one of the largest and best preserved Roman hippodromes of its type in the Roman world.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Ruins of Tyre - Necropolis, 7697+WHQ, Tyre, Lebanon
Discovered in 1962, the necropolis consists of hundreds of stone and marble sarcophagi from the Roman and Byzantine eras.
Several of them have Greek inscriptions or the names of those buried there, or their trade such as “wealthy purple dye manufacturer. Others whose sides and covers are decorated with frescoes and bas-reliefs of works from Homer and others.
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
Ruins of Tyre : The Egyptian Port, 75CW+2P3, Tyre, Lebanon
Tyre used to have two harbors: the Sidonian in the north and the Egyptian harbor in the south. Today, the port of Tyre is a busy fisherman's port and the remains of a 750 meter long mole can still be seen, and it is easy to recognize the remains of some ancient buildings in the water.Stop At:
Old Souk's Heritage square, 75CX+9GF, Tyre, Lebanon
The Old Souk of Tyre has plenty of little shops selling gold, copper, vegetables, fish, meat, clothing and antiques. Delicious sandwiches, foul and hummus are the most popular stops in The Old Souk.
Duration: 15 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
6/12/2019 - 8/15/2023
Duration: 5 Hours
|Monday - Sunday:||07:30 AM - 01:00 PM|
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up guests from hotels and any places of residences located in Beirut. People who are staying
outside Beirut must meet us at our office.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.