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14 Day Lebanon & Cyprus

  • Visit Beirut, Larnaca, Nicosia, Byblos & more
  • Explore ancient cities, monasteries & souks
Includes Return International Flights

Get ready for a journey that's rich in culture, history and ancient tales of mystery and intrigue. This once-in-a-lifetime 14-day package takes in two iconic countries, Lebanon and Cyprus, and visits some of the oldest cities in the world, along with mountain villages, churches, souks, Roman sites and more. If you're looking for a taste of adventure with a touch of luxury in the Middle East, this trip is for you.

Enjoy guided tours of Beirut, Nicosia and Tripoli; visit Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world; admire the stalactites and stalagmites formations of Jeita Grottos; explore the old city of Sidon and its souks; enjoy a wine tasting in the Lebanese countryside of the Bequaa Valley; explore the beautiful reception halls of the historical palace of Beitddine; discover Choirokoitia Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; see Angeloktisti, the 6th century Byzantine church; enjoy Mount Olympus, the highest point in Cyprus; visit the Kykkos Monastery, dedicated to the Virgin Mary; walk through a majestic cedar forest; see Roman and Byzantine sites in Tyr; and experience Petra tou Romiou, the very spot where Aphrodite was said to emerge from the foaming waves.

This incredible tour includes return international flights, an additional one-way flight from Lebanon to Cyprus, 11 nights 4-star hotel accommodation, 11 meals and much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Beirut, Lebanon. Fly with Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Beirut be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Bella Riva or similar, Beirut
Meals included: None

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the Jeita grottos, one of Lebanon’s natural wonders, where you will enjoy views of stalactites and stalagmites formations dating back thousands of years. Later drive to Harissa (the lady of Lebanon) where you will visit the historical Maronite Church (1904) which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary (600m above sea level) and enjoy the panoramic view of the small city of Jounieh.

Continue to the historical city of Byblos, considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world (7000 years old). After lunch (not included), visit historical monuments and an archaeological site dating back to the prehistoric period (5000 B.C.). See the remains from the Phoenician, Roman and Crusaders periods, including temples, a royal necropolis, ramparts and a crusader fortress. In the late afternoon, drive back to Beirut for a guided tour of the historic centre.

Overnight: Hotel Bella Riva or similar, Beirut
Meals included: Breakfast

Today head south to visit the historical Phoenician cities of Sidon and Tyr (Sour). The first stop is the city of Sidon, where you will visit its historical monuments, including a Crusader sea castle (1227 A.D.), old souks and a soap caravan serai.

After lunch (not included) continue to the city of Tyr (Sour), the imperial Phoenician city listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, where you will visit two historical sites dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods including the hippodrome, Roman bath and a necropolis. On the way back to Beirut you will visit a religious sanctuary dedicated to the virgin Mary in the village of Maghdouche, where there is a small church which was originally a cave where the virgin Mary stayed for three nights while Jesus was preaching to the pagan people in the city of Sidon.

Overnight: Hotel Bella Riva or similar, Beirut
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart towards Tripoli, the second largest city in the country, where you will visit the authentic oriental city with its historical monuments including old Mosques, Turkish baths, old souks and bazars. Afterwards drive up to the northern mountains via the village of Ehden where you visit the monastery of St Antonios Kozhaya which hosted the first Arabic printing press in the 17th century.

Continue to the village of Becharre, the home town of the Lebanese philosopher and painter Jibran Khalil Jibran. See the Kadisha Valley, nicknamed the Valley of the Saints, due to the early host of Christians and their monasteries. Visit one of Lebanon’s famous cedar forests (2000m above sea level) and walk between the majestic trees, which are also known as biblical trees or the cedars of the lord as they are very old and remain green all throughout the year. Drive back to Beirut.

Overnight: Hotel Bella Riva or similar, Beirut
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart towards the Bequaa Valley, the largest agricultural plain in Lebanon situated at an average altitude of 900m and between two mountain ranges, to visit the famous city of Baalbek or Helipolis as Alexander the Great named it in 333 B.C. Today it has the three largest roman temples in the world (Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus - listed as UNESCO world heritage sites).

Afterwards continue to Zahleh in the Bequaa Valley well known due to its riverbank restaurants and the agricultural fields surrounding it, especially the vineyards. Visit one of the historical wineries - Ksara (1857) and enjoy a wine tasting. Later drive to the Armenian village of Anjar for lunch (not included). Nearby is a natural water spring where you will visit a world heritage archaeological site which dates back to the Ummayad Islamic period. In the late afternoon, return to Beirut.

Overnight: Hotel Bella Riva or similar, Beirut
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will visit the historical palace of Beitddine (19th century) which was built by the Lebanese prince Emir Bachir Chehab (Bachir II). Explore the beautiful wooden decorated reception halls, the Turkish bath and the Roman and the Byzantine mosaic museum. Afterwards, you will see the picturesque village of Deir El Qamar which for over 300 years was the headquarters of the Lebanese princes who ruled Mt. Lebanon from the 16th to the 18th century. After lunch (not included), drive back to Beirut and visit the national museum.

Overnight: Hotel Bella Riva or similar, Beirut
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cyprus. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure, in the beautiful port city on the south coast of Cyprus.

Overnight: Lordos Beach Hotel or similar, Larnaca
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will visit some important sights in Larnaca including: St. Lazaros Church, Larnaca Palm Tree Road and Hala Sultan Mosque. Afterwards, drive to Choirokoitia Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site provides an insight into human life during Prehistoric times. Next you will visit Angeloktisti, a Byzantine church which dates back to the 6th Century. Later visit the Lefkara Village, famous for its silverware and intricate handmade lace, known as “Lefcaritika”.

Overnight: Lordos Beach Hotel or similar, Larnaca
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, which is divided into the North (which has been occupied by the Turkish army since 1974) and the South (which is under the control of the Republic of Cyprus). You will visit Laiki Yitonia and the narrow streets of old town. Later, visit the Archaeological Museum which gives you an insight into the island’s rich history. Afterwards the tour takes you to the Green Line. The Green Line divides the country into two parts and is always manned by UN forces. Next visit the Archbishopric and the famous Cathedral of St. John.

Then you will drive to Kakopetria. The village of Kakopetria is a beautiful traditional village located 55kms south west of the capital, Nicosia, on the foothills of the Troodos Mountain. It stands at an altitude of 667m and is the highest village in the Solea Valley. You will visit the old Kakopetria area, with the stone paved roads and the well-maintained traditional Cyprus houses. Then visit Panayia Podithou Church, built in 1502, this 15th century church is located near the village of Galata and the church of Archangel Michael at Galata Village. Continue to Panagia Assinou Church, this 12th century church is located in the village of Nikitari and features excellent examples of wall paintings.

Overnight: Lordos Beach Hotel or similar, Larnaca
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will discover the legends and history of one of the most beautiful areas in Cyprus - Aphrodite’s birthplace. The day begins with a visit to Curium, an impressive Greco-Roman site, which includes mosaics and a superb theatre before heading to Petra tou Romiou, the very spot where the legendary goddess of love emerged from the foaming waves. Once in Paphos, you will see the 3rd century houses of Dionysos, where you can admire the excellent mosaics which depict familiar scenes from mythology. Then see the catacombs of Ayia Solomoni, the Byzantine castle of forty columns and St. Paul’s pillar. Afterwards enjoy a stroll around the picturesque harbour before driving back to Larnaca.

Overnight: Lordos Beach Hotel or similar, Larnaca
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast today you will discover the Troodos Mountains – the Green Heart of Cyprus. A memorable ride off the beaten track through idyllic mountain villages unchanged for generations. The first stop will be just below the peak of Mount Olympus - the highest point in Cyprus at 1951m to take in the spectacular panoramic views. Continue to “Throni” to see the Tomb of Archbishop Makarious III, the first president of Cyprus. Enjoy the spectacular view of the countryside and the pine forest. Drive to the Kykkos Monastery, which was built in 1080 and dedicated to Virgin Mary. It houses one of the three surviving icons painted by St. Loukas. On the way back to Larnaca visit the village of Omodos and the Holy Cross Monastery.

Optional activity: Cyprus Night Experience - $140 per person
Tonight take the chance to join an optional Cyprus Night experience (not included). Enjoy great entertainment in true Cypriot style, including an amazing floor show of Greek and Cypriot folk dancing and music, which you will surely be tempted to join in. You will be served a typical Cypriot Meze, which consists of innumerable little delicacies which form a very satisfying and complete meal.

Overnight: Lordos Beach Hotel or similar, Larnaca
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the iconic cities and landscapes of Lebanon and Cyprus
  • Visit Beirut, Tripoli, Bequaa Valley, Nicosia, Larnaca and more
  • Admire the stalactites and stalagmites formations of Jeita Grottos
  • Visit Harissa the Lady of Lebanon
  • See one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world - Byblos
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Beirut
  • Explore the old city of Sidon and its souks
  • Visit Roman and Byzantine sites in Tyr
  • See the sanctuary of Maghdouche
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the oriental city of Tripoli
  • See the Becharre, the home town of the philosopher Jibran Khalil Jibran
  • Walk through a majestic cedar forest
  • Explore the Lebanese countryside in the Bequaa valley
  • Visit a winery and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Explore the beautiful wooden reception halls of the historical palace of Beitddine
  • Visit the picturesque village of Deir El Qamar
  • See St. Lazaros Church and more on a guided tour of Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Discover Choirokoitia Archaeological Site a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the 6th century Byzantine church - Angeloktisti
  • Visit Lefkara Village, famous for its silverware and intricate handmade lace
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Nicosia
  • Experience The Green Line which divides Cyprus into two
  • Visit beautiful and traditional mountain villages
  • Discover legends and history at Aphrodite's birth place
  • Visit Curium, an impressive Greco-Roman site
  • See beautiful mosaics in Paphos
  • Explore the Green Heart of Cyprus - the Troodos Mountains
  • Discover Mount Olympus - the highest point in Cyprus
  • Visit the Kykkos Monastery, dedicated to the virgin Mary
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 1 way international flight (economy class) Beirut, Lebanon to Larnaca, Cyprus
  • 11 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English speaking tour leader and guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Parking and check point fees
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • All airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 1st November 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $690 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2019)
September: 16*^
October: 14
November: 1
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge:
* Land High Season Surcharge: $200 per person
^ Flight High Season Surcharge: $200 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Paci c, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
  
Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Arrive early in Beirut, Lebanon
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted during and including the following dates: 20th September to 13th October 2019
 
Stay behind in Larnaca, Cyprus
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted during and including the following dates: 20th September to 13th October 2019 and 30th November 2019 to 30th January 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Doha
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- Only one stopover is permitted, it can be either an inbound or an outbound stopover.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (Australia – Lebanon and Cyprus - Australia): Buy now for $6999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Beruit, Lebanon: Bella Riva Hotel or similar

- Larnaca, Cyprus: Lordos Beach Hotel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Beruit, Lebanon (Pre Tour): $145 per room including breakfast.
- Larnaca, Cyprus (Post Tour): $290 per room including breakfast.
Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 12: Cyprus Night Experience - $140 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Cyprus, but is a strict requirement for Lebanon if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Lebanon and Cyprus
The average temperatures in September are between 24°C and 31°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as 16°C and high as 36°C as observed in previous years. In October Lebanon and Cyprus are influenced by the interior Mediterranean climate so the weather is still nice and warm. October is a great month to visit Cyprus, the temperature remains quite hot in Cyprus during October, more specifically in Paphos with highs of around 26.7 ºC and 10 hours of sunshine. Both Lebanon and Cyprus temperatures usually cool off during November, but nonetheless remain on the warm side. The daytime temperature rises to an average maximum of 22°C and falls to an average overnight minimum of 13°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
  
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional at the customer's discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


Lebanon
A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport. Travellers who only need a single entry visa may be eligible to get a visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days.
 
Cyprus
A tourist visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days per 180 days however traveller must hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with two blank visa pages. 
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 
·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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