Travel to Syria with our Group or Private Tours
From its high mountains, sweeping deserts and spectacular walled cities — some of which being among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world — Syria has it all. Look beyond the headlines and discover all this fascinating place is waiting to show you.
10,000 years ago, Syria was the centre of Neolithic culture. Between then and now, modern-day Syria is thought to be the origin of many of the world’s firsts, including the world’s first musical note. The modern Syrian state was established in the 20th century following many centuries of Ottoman rule which has left its indelible mark on the nation. Despite its ancient, nuanced and proud history, many will largely think only of the civil war when they think of Syria.
Luckily, the worst of the fighting has calmed down significantly in the last few years, and the country is once again opening up to tourism. To explore Syria before the ravages of mass-tourism change it forever, travel with an expert tour guide like Rocky Road Travel.
Our Syrian tours start and finish in either Beirut, Amman or Damascus airport.
You’ll have a full-day city tour of Damascus and visit such sights as the Al-Hamidiyah Souq, its largest and most central souk (shopping district). Other experiences can include visiting one of the city’s ancient bathhouses.
You’ll also get to visit the National Museum of Syria, the Azem Palace and Umayyad mosque, one of the most unique in the world. Also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, it’s one of the largest and oldest on the planet, having been built between 705 and 715 ce. This Islamic landmark is an unforgettable experience.
Rocky Road Travel specialises in trips to some of the most stigmatised and unknown countries. Whether you’re longing to explore the mysteries of North Korea or challenge your preconceptions of Iraq, we can help.
Find out more about our travel tours to Syria or contact our friendly team today.