Private Car - Sidon & Mleeta - Day Tour from Beirut

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Start our day tour by visiting the third largest city in Lebanon, Sidon or Saida. Explore the crusader sea castle, soap musuem, Khan el Franj and stroll into the old souks. Head next to the resistance Landmark located in Mleeta, Being the first of its kind, this place carves the memory of a continual stage in the history of Lebanon. This is a natural museum, surrounded by the captivating nature and mountains. Its aim is...
Start our day tour by visiting the third largest city in Lebanon, Sidon or Saida. Explore the crusader sea castle, soap musuem, Khan el Franj and stroll into the old souks. Head next to the resistance Landmark located in Mleeta, Being the first of its kind, this place carves the memory of a continual stage in the history of Lebanon. This is a natural museum, surrounded by the captivating nature and mountains. Its aim is to preserve the places where the Mujahideen lived, giving people the chance to be acquainted with the style of the unique experience of the Islamic resistance against the Israeli enemy, since its occupation of Beirut in 1982.
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Stop At: Crusaders Sea Castle, Sidon Sea Boulevard, Sidon Lebanon

Erected in 1228 by the Crusaders, this picturesque castle sits on a small island that was formerly the site of a temple dedicated to Melkart, the Phoenician version of Hercules, and is connected to the mainland by a fortified stone causeway. Largely destroyed by the Mamluks to prevent the Crusaders returning to the region, it was renovated by Fakhreddine in the 17th century. On calm days, you can see numerous broken rose-granite columns lying on the surrounding sea floor.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Soap Museum - Saida, Al Moutran Str., Haret Audi, Old Town Saida, صيدا، Lebanon

The Soap Museum is a museum in coastal Lebanese city Sidon. It traces the history of soap making in the region, its development and manufacturing techniques. Visitors can see a demonstration of how...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Crusaders Sea Castle, Sidon Sea Boulevard, Sidon Lebanon

Erected in 1228 by the Crusaders, this picturesque castle sits on a small island that was formerly the site of a temple dedicated to Melkart, the Phoenician version of Hercules, and is connected to the mainland by a fortified stone causeway. Largely destroyed by the Mamluks to prevent the Crusaders returning to the region, it was renovated by Fakhreddine in the 17th century. On calm days, you can see numerous broken rose-granite columns lying on the surrounding sea floor.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Soap Museum - Saida, Al Moutran Str., Haret Audi, Old Town Saida, صيدا، Lebanon

The Soap Museum is a museum in coastal Lebanese city Sidon. It traces the history of soap making in the region, its development and manufacturing techniques. Visitors can see a demonstration of how traditional olive oil soaps are made and learn about the history of the "hammam" (bath) traditions.
A historical section of the museum introduces artifacts which were found during onsite excavation and which include remains of clay pipe heads dating from the 17th to 19th century as well as pottery fragments.
The Museum building is an old soap factory built in the 17th century, although containing parts thought to date back to the 13th century, and was restored by the Audi Foundation before officially opening to the public in November 2000.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Khan al-Franj, Sidon Lebanon

A highlight of the souq area is the Khan Al Franj (Inn of the Foreigners), the most beautiful and best preserved of all the limestone khans built by Fakhreddine (Fakhr Ad Din Al Maan II) in the 17th century. Wonderfully restored courtesy, it consists of vaulted arcades surrounding a large rectangular courtyard with a central fountain, and now houses Sidon's tourist office and the ateliers of some craftspeople.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mleeta, Jarjou-Ein Boswar Road,, Iqlim al Tuffah Lebanon

Mleeta landmark contributes to the boosting of the tourist movement in south Lebanon, providing close acquaintance with the villages and towns of the south, which were shunned from the political map due to both chronic negligence and occupation.
Beside its tourist and artistic character, the museum represents a natural preserve, environed by captivating nature and trees from all sides.
This natural preserve helps maintain environmental balance, helps protect animals and plants and helps with the preparations for a number of environmental studies and research.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Crusaders Sea Castle
  • Entrance fees to the sites
  • Entry/Admission - Mleeta
  • Lunch
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.