Damascus Day Tour
Syria has been steeped in terrible civil strife for the last decade. In recent years, however, an opening up has slowly occurred. More and more tourists have made the journey since the liberation of much of the county from ISIS, and had the chance to peek into this hugely misunderstood, ancient and inviting country.
These days you can travel not only to the capital of Damascus but Syria tours can also take you through Homs, Krak de Chavaliers, Aleppo, Palmyra, Maaloula and more. Syria is a large country with an enormous heritage and history. Its people are warm, welcoming and happy to see a return of foreign visitors. Travel to Syria and help the people in one of the most immediate and long-lasting ways – through tourism.
One would need up to 10 days to properly see the country, which is why we have introduced a short Damascus trip for those short on time. It involves transport and pickup to and from Beirut, Lebanon, visa support and a full tour of Damascus with a local guide accompanying and explaining everything as you go.
Your quick itinerary covers a walking tour of old Damascus, visiting the National Museum, Azem Palace, the church of St. Ananias & St Paul as well as various markets including the famed handicraft market. It’s a whirlwind day that packs in all the city’s essential sights. Most importantly it gives you an introduction to the Syrian way of life and tourism gives the locals a sense of normality, and vital foreign currency.