4 days Syria itinerary with detailed historical description, and photo gallery for our holiday package Syria Express Tour. Syria is an amazing country and full of beautiful places. On this page, we list the top Syria tourist attractions for that specific trip. This Syria 4 days itinerary displays the program of our private services to travel from Beirut to Damascus trip through Maaloula, Saidnaya, and Bosra. Our Syria tours are very well designed and have an excellent selection to offer you the best adventure holidays of your life.
4-Day Syria tour from Lebanon – Damascus, Maaloula, Saidnaya, Bosra
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Syria 4 days itinerary
Day 1 » Morning pick-up in Beirut » Transfer to Syria » Damascus City Tour
After the morning drive from Beirute in Lebanon you will cross the border and head straight to Damascus, the capital of Syria.
You will take the whole afternoon to visit Damascus and get to know a bit of its history. The best place to discover Syrian history is through a guided visit to the National Museum of Damascus. Here you will encounter exhibits with artifacts and explanations of 11000 years of history.
After the museum you will explore the Tekkiye Mosque building complex, with an inner courtyard converted into craftsmen workshops. The entrance is made through the Handcraft street market for the production and sale of Oriental products.
Are you arriving in Syria by airplane through Damascus International Airport DAM? Personalize this tour by removing Beirut transfers and get a 100 Euros reduction.
Day 2 » Damascus City Tour
After a taste of Syrian breakfast, you will prepare to visit Damascus in a full day walking tour around the ancient city of Damascus, the Citadel of Damascus, the House of Saint Ananias (where Ananias baptized Saul), Church St.Paul from where he escaped from the city by being lowered out of a window in a basket.
The whole city breathes history, and Biblical mentions are all over the place. Being among the list of the oldest cities in the Middle East, because it was founded more than 5000 years ago, Damascus invited visitors to explore and dive into its unparallel historical journey. Damascus is a fantastic city that breaths history through all the tiny alleys and picturesque streets of its ancient city.
Your day will end by exploring Al-Hamidiyah Souq, visiting the caravanserai Khan Assad Basha Al Azem, and the impressive Umayyad Mosque.
Day 3 » Damascus » Maaloula » Saidnaya » Damascus
Maaloula is a village that has the special particularity that its Christian population still speak a specific dialect of Aramaic, which was the same language spoken by Jesus back in his times.
The upper village views from the cliffs are breathtaking and trekking inside the canyon until reaching the Convent of Saint Thecla is a must.
Saint Thecla convent holds the remains of Thecla, which the second-century Acts of Paul and Thecla from the writings of the New Testament apocrypha, reveal the story of a noble virgin that was once a pupil of Paul the Apostle.
You will also visit the Church of Saints Sergios and Bacchus dating back from the 4th century during the time of Emperor Constantine. This church is one of the oldest in the world.
You will visit the fantastic Our Lady of Saidnaya Monastery, one of the oldeste monasteries in the world, founded in 547 AD by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.
Saidnaya is a mountain town in Syria where the language spoken by Christ (Aramaic) is still spoken by some local people.
This type of place is perfect to understand the co-existence of religion throughout the centuries.
Day 4 » Damascus » Bosra » Transfer to Lebanon » Drop-off in Beirut
Borsa is an ancient city located in the southern part of Syria which is included on your program, just before returning to Beirut in Lebanon.
After a 2-hour drive from Damascus, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bosra, that included many distinct monuemtns, spreading into diffferent eras.
The Roman ruins, the Nabatean Arch, the Roman Theatre, the Byzantine Cathedral are all sites within the huge archaeological complex of Bosra.
Return to Beirut
Returning to Beirut is the last stage of your trip, and you’ll be excited to go back home and tell your friends and family about the tour to Syria.
The way back to Beirut is smooth and normal. The only difference is that we will get to Beirut a little bit during the rush hour, so you have to take into consideration 30 to 60 minutes to cross the city if traffic is really bad.
Our staff will drop you off at a place of choice in Beirut. You can be delivered to a hotel or the airport if your flight is late at night.
If you want we can book your last nights in Beirut for you. All our tours are fully customizable, and you can also select to get airport transfers and the last nights included within the same travel package.
Optional while booking:
- Hotel transfer with Airport drop off;
- Nights in Beirut;
- Activities, excursions, and day-trips.
Are you departing from Syria by airplane through Damascus International Airport DAM? Personalize this tour by removing Beirut transfers and get a 100 Euros reduction.