SAIDA, TYRE & MAGHDOUCHE DAY TRIP
About this tour
ABOUT THIS TOUR:
Visit some of the most important sites in the history of Christianity on this full-day tour.
Travel back in time in the city of Saida, the capital of South Lebanon and the third great Phoenician city-state. Sidon is of immense antiquity, but few remains of the ancient city have survived the ravages of time and man. Learn about its origins while visiting the Sea Castle built by the crusaders in the 13th century as a fortress of the holy, walking along the old souk, the soap museum, and Khan Franj.
Afterwards we will discover Tyre and its monuments, which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And relish in the beauty of its old architecture and industrious maritime character. Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Dido (Elissa). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation's major ports. Then discover the Al Madina site in Tyre, where it is believed Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine.
We will end the day at Maghdouche church, where Virgin Mary used to wait for Jesus Christ when he preached near Saida. Maghdouché's most famous landmark is the tower of Our Lady of Mantara, which is a Marian shrine built (May 16, 1963), above the cave that is believed to have been the resting place of the Virgin Mary as she waited for Jesus while he preached in Sidon.
What to bring:
- Sunglasses, Hat, & Sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun
- Water bottle to stay hydrated
- Cash money if you wanted to buy local products from the region
- Shoes: trail running or hiking shoes are the best options. Otherwise, any comfortable shoes for the whole day
- Pick up & Drop off
- Local guide to show you the area
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Taste local bites
- Entrance fees to venues when applicable
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Gratuities (not included)
This Live Love Tour is powered by SEAL. It aims to foster authentic experiences & develop the economy and tourism in Rural Lebanon.
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