(13 days / 12 nights)

 

Day 01: Damascus

 

Arrive to Damascus International Airport.

Meet and assist Advanced Travel tour escort

Transfer to your hotel

Check in and overnight

 

Day 02: Damascus / Bosra / Sweida / Shahba / Damascus

 

Breakfast

Visit the ruins of Bosra which seems to have fallen asleep cause of the roughly - hewn blocks of stone black houses and amid black rocks, (The best preserved Roman theater in the world, (Roman theater in Arab Citadel) the gate of the Wind, the Main avenue, the Underground market, the Lantern gate, Al Omari mosque, The Byzantine cathedral, etc.)

Drive to Damascus via Druze Mountain; visit Sweida and Shahba

Overnight

 

Day 03: Damascus

 

Breakfast

Full day sightseeing of Damascus includes the national museum, the folklore museum, Omayyad mosque, the street called Straight mentioned in the Bible, St. Ananias chapel and St. Paul’s window.

Free time for shopping at the oriental bazaars

Visit to Qasioun mountain a perfect panoramic view of Damascus.

Overnight

 

Day 04: Damascus/ Crac Des Chevaliers/ Tartous/ Lattakia

 

Breakfast

Drive northward to visit the Crusade castle (Crac Des Chevaliers)

Optional lunch in local restaurant

Afternoon visit Tartous which is faced by the antique Phoenician Arwad island, the Cathedral of our lady which was raised up by the mighty Crusaders.

Drive north beside the Mediterranean coast to Lattaka.

Check in and overnight

 

Day 05: Lattakia/ Ugarit/ Apamea/ Hama/ Ebla/ Aleppo

 

Breakfast

Visit the excavated site of Ugarit which was a prosperous kingdom in the 2nd millennium B.C. , and where the thirty-letter alphabet found , Then drive east to visit Apamea , located in the heart of the golden Ghab

Drive to Hama and visit the Waterwheels of the city.

Drive to Aleppo, on the way visit the excavated site of the kingdom of Ebla (destroyed in about 1600 B.C. which is considered a U-turn in the history of mankind as a library of 17000 of clay tablet of cuneiform was brought to light after 4300 years of decay. On the way to Aleppo pass the unique beehives villages. Arrive to your hotel and overnight

 

Day 06: Aleppo

 

Breakfast

Visit the gigantic Islamic medieval Citadel of Aleppo, the grand mosque of Aleppo which was burned down in the 10th century, the archeological museum of Aleppo.

Optional lunch at typical Aleppo restaurant

Visit the medieval bazaar and caravanserais stuffed with all kinds of goods and colors.

Back to your hotel for overnight

 

Day 07: Aleppo / St. Simeon / Ain Dara / Aleppo

 

Breakfast

Visit the green plain of Aleppo where hundreds of Dead cities are silently narrating the history of a prosperous Byzantine past; visit Al.qatura ruins which is back to the 5th century, the Cathedral of St. Simeon who spent 42 years of outdoors prayers and meditation on a top of a pillar

Drive to visit the Aramaic site of Ain Dara, a huge bas-reliefs of mythological animals still guarding the temple of goddess Ishtar

Back to your hotel for overnight

 

Day 08: Aleppo / Rasafa / Raqqa / Halabia & Zalabia / Deir Ezzor

 

Breakfast

Drive east to visit the ruins of Rasafa which was built out of a rose-colored marble encrusted with gypsum. Afterward visit the Abbasid site of Al-Raqqa which stands on the left bank of the Euphrates river whose primitive foundation was on the hands of Alexander the great.

Continue the visit down stream the Euphrates to Halabia and Zalabia, two sites flourished during the region of Queen Zanobia

Arrive to your hotel in Deir-Ezzor

Check in and overnight

 

Day 09: Deir Ezzor / Dura Europos / Mari / Deir- Ezzor / Palmyra

 

Breakfast

Visit Dura-Europos the second importation post on the Silk Road after Palmyra. We continue the visit to the kingdom of Mari to see the excavated palace of King Zimri lim, the temple of goddess Ishtar, Nini Zaza temple and the Zaqurat.

Full day sightseeing of Palmyra includes the museum, the tomb, the famous arch of triumph, the temple of God Bel, the viarecta,

Check at your hotel and overnight

 

Day 10: Palmyra

 

Breakfast

Visit the archeological museum, some of the tombs

Optional lunch is in a local restaurant

Continue our visit to Diocletian camp

Overnight

 

Day 11: Palmyra / Ma’aloula / Saydnaya / Damascus

 

Breakfast

Drive to Ma’aloula village, which is one of the most picturesque villages in Syria the people there still speak the Aramaic Language spoken by Jesus Christ. Their colorful houses are built on the cliff face like nests. Visit the early Byzantine church, Saint Tekla Monastery and the split, continue to Saydnaya, which has indeed grown up around an important convent founded in 547 A.D. and dedicated to the blessed Virgin (the Church of our Lady), an icon painted by St. Luke the Evangelist is hidden in a silver box in the monastery

Drive to your hotel in Damascus

Overnight

 

Day 12: Damascus

 

Breakfast

Free day at leisure to explore the city’s old lanes on your own and to stroll through the teeming bazaars of Damascus

Overnight

 

Day 13: Departure

 

Breakfast

Transfer to Damascus airport for final departure.

 

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Rate per person in double room US $ 1196.00 US $ 1653.00 US $ 2615.00
Rate per single room US $ 1935.00 US $ 2337.00 US $ 3377.00

 

 
     

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