6 days Syria itinerary with detailed historical description, and photo gallery for our holiday package Syria Explorer 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 6 days itinerary displays the program of our private services to travel from Beirut to Damascus trip through Palmyra, Aleppo, Krak des Chevaliers, Maaloula, Hama, Homs, and Bosra. Our Syria tours are very well designed and have an excellent selection to offer you the best adventure holidays of your life.
6-Day Syria tour from Lebanon – Damascus, Palmira, Aleppo, Krak des Chevaliers
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Syria 6 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.
Your day will end by exploring Al-Hamidiyah Souq, and the impressive Umayyad Mosque.
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 » Maaloula » Aleppo
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.
Day 3 » Aleppo City Tour
Aleppo was, for many years, the dream destination for many travelers around the world. Its ancient monuments, cultural importance, and economic strength made this northern Syria city the most important region.
Unfortunately, Aleppo was the city most devastated by the war, but it is thriving with new energy, and local people are starting to restore. You will have the chance to visit Aleppo while it is being rebuilt.
The Banu Umayya Mosque of Aleppo is currently under construction, and local artisans and shop owners are helping and investing in the old souks that were destroyed to the ground. Most churches are also ready and did start public mass for a few years already.
The famous Citadel of Aleppo, dating back from the 3rd millennium BC, was only lightly touched and survived 99.99% of the conflict. his impressive castle is considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world.
Day 4 » Aleppo » Hama City Tour » Krak des Chevaliers » Almishtaya
Krak des Chevaliers
To visit Krak des Chevaliers is going to be one of the highlights of your travel to Syria. Undoubtedly one of the most famous if not the most famous castle in the world, Krak des Chevaliers is a fine example of Syrian military architecture from the 12th to 13th centuries.
You will discover the most important fortress built by the Crusaders in the Middle East, both in terms of the essence of its structure and its outstanding state of preservation.
The fortress’s strategic location makes it dominate the valley of Homs and was a primary stopover on the Crusader route.
This military structure, consigned to the knights of the Hospitallers’ order back in 1142, became, for more than a hundred years, the most powerful Western protection against Muslim armies.
Day 5 » Almishtaya » Homs City Tour » Palmyra » Damascus
Palmyra is within the top 10 list of most famous arquaeological sites in the world. There’s no way to put it, if you considere yourself a real travelers, you will have to visit Palmyra once in your lifetime.
Our Palmyra tour includes all the necessary documentation and permits to enter the site. Palmyra is an oasis in the Syrian desert that contains the monumental ruins of what was once a great ancient city.
Records originally cite Palmyra in the early second millennium BC, but the city’s most prosperous years matched with the Roman administration of Syria.
Visit Palmyra with a guided tour with a brief historical explanation and also visit what is left of the nearby museum, sacked and destroyed by terrorists during their presence in the area.
Day 6 » 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.