Day trips, tours and excursions around Beirut, Lebanon: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Beirut has a lot of things to offer to its tourist. The city itself has a great history and many interesting places to be visit. But also, there are some amazing places outside of Beirut that should also be visited.

Discovering Beirut and its surroundings is best done if you go on a tour. The agencies that operate in Beirut offer a lot of different tours and you cannot go wrong no matter which tour you choose to go on.

For instance, one great tour would be the one that will take you around the city of Beirut. There are many amazing things that you will see such as the Solidere area where you can see renovated archeological sites which range from Crusader, Roman and Ottoman times. You will also see the Grand Serail and Beirut's National Museum where you can learn more about the history of Beirut and see many artifacts which depict that.

Another great tour that you can go on is the one that will take you to see the ancient cities near Beirut. One of them is Baalbek, where you can see a number of great temples dedicated to different gods. Another great ancient city that you will see is the city of Byblos. This city is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world where you will see the Crusader's Castle, the Roman Theatre and the Royal necropolis.

And last but not least, the greatest tour might be the one that will take you to see nature's wonder - the Jeita Grotto. It is a system of connected caves which are made up of stalactites and stalagmites. You can walk around the upper cave whereas the lower cave since it is filled with water can be seen with a boat. These caves are a must visit and it will be a tour that will stay in your memory forever.