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Visit Syria

8 Days / 7 Nights


ID: Inc 001/009

Visit Syria

Program:

Day 1

Day 1

Arrive at the Damascus airport, meet assist, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Damascus.


Day 2

Day 2

Full day tour in Damascus. Morning visit to the National Museum, afternoon visit to the inspiring Umayyad Mosque, the lavishly decorated 18th-century Azem Palace which looks like it comes straight out of a tale in the Thousand and One Nights, the tiny Chapel of Ananias of the biblical association and the vibrant souks. Sunset over Damascus from the Mount Kassioun. Overnight in Damascus.


Day 3

Day 3

Full day tour starting by Visiting  Maaloula, a picturesque village perched in the rocks concealing the church of St. Sergius, where Mass is still celebrated in Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Drive up to visit the Krack des Chevaliers. This imposing Crusader castle is the archetype of a medieval castle from our legends. Drive over the mountains and along the coast populated in antiquity by the Phoenicians. Via Tartus to Amrit, a Phoenician site with a unique water temple. Continue to the coastal city of Lattakia. Overnight in Lattakia.


Day 4

Day 4

Morning visit to Ugarit , transfer to the famous Saladin Castle dramatically seated on a tall cliff. Drive north through the region of rugged lime hills to the St. Simeon Monastery considered the most beautiful cathedral of the Orient offering a breathtaking views that stretch to Turkey. Transfer to Aleppo.


Day 5

Day 5

Full day sightseeing in Aleppo. A magnificent citadel dominates the maze of narrow alleyways, fabulous mosques, ancient Christian churches, khans, madrassas and the colorful medieval souks, the richest and the most fascinating in the Orient. Overnight in Aleppo.


Day 6

Day 6

Transfer to Ebla to contemplate the vestiges of the millenary city-state through which ran the Silk Road caravans, continue to the classical site of Apamea, one of the largest Roman cities in the eastern empire with a well preserved colonnaded avenue of one mile in length. Stopping in Hama to listen to the unceasing sound of the ancient gigantesque Roman waterwheels (the famous 'Norias'). Transfer to the oasis city of Palmyra. Overnight in Palmyra.


Day 7

Day 7

Full day tour Palmyra. It is the famous city of the legendary Queen Zenobia. The principal monuments are the colossal Temple of Baal, which is almost identical in structure to the Temple built by Herod in Jerusalem, the triumphal arch, colonnaded avenues, theatre and agora, as well as the mystic Valley of the Tombs.
In the evening drive back to Damascus.


Day 8

Day 8

Departure transfer to airport.



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