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Visit Syria

10 Days / 9 Nights


ID: Inc 002/009

Visit Syria

Program:

Day 1

Day 1

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


Day 2

Day 2

Full day tour in Damascus. Morning visit to the National Museum to admire its archeological treasures.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

Visit Saidnaya, known for the St. Mary Convent associated with miracles.Continue to Maaloula, visit of the 4th Century St Sergius monastery and 10th century St. Takla Convent reachable through the miraculous mountain crack. Continue  to the Krack des Chevaliers . In its proximity excursion to the St George monastery dating back to the 6th century to the time ofthe Emperor Justinian. En route to the coast stopping in Tartus. Visit to the ancient Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa, and continue to the famous coastal town of Lattakia.


Day 4

Day 4

Morning visit to Ugarit , kingdom on the Mediterranean coast, where the first alphabet was found, 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

Drive east, through the desert to the region of the mythical Euphrates. visit of a famous pilgrimage site Rasafeh named under the Byzantine rule ‘Sergiopolis’ in honor to the martyrdom of Sergius. You will admire large water cistern like immense subterranean cathedrals. Overnight in Deir ez-Zor.


Day 7

Day 7

Transfer to Palmyrs ,Full day tour. 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

Morning drive to Damascus, afternoon free time for relax or enjoy some shopping. Overnight in Damascus.


Day 9

Day 9

Full day trip south to the black basalt region of Hauran, defined by the mountains of Jebel Druze which are in the Psalms referred to as 'Mount Bashan'. Visit of Bosra, a Nabatean city with the extraordinary well preserved huge Roman theatre. According to the tradition, it was here, that accompanying a caravan of his uncle,the Prophet Mohammad met the Christian moan Bahira, who initiated Mohammad to monotheism and predicted his prophecy. On the return to Damascus you will stop in Shahba to visit its museum. Overnight in Damascus.


Day 10

Day 10

Departure transfer to airport.



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