- See an astonishingly well-preserved triad of Roman temples in Baalbeck
- Taste the distinct flavors and varieties of Ksara wines
- Admire the preserved archeological ruins in Anjar
DETAILED PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Take a day-long excursion 19 miles (30 kilometers) east of Lebanon's capital city of Beirut to the fertile Beqaa Valley. Experience the beauty of this farming region and cap off your day with a visit to a local winery, Château Ksara.
You will begin your journey with a visit to Baalbeck, one of most famous cities in Lebanon, known for its age-old history, fascinating traditions, sunny weather, and the great heritage it left behind. It also it home to one of the most noble and well-preserved triad of Roman temples ever built, dedicated to and named after Jupiter, Bacchus, and Venus.
Next, make your way to the Ksara estate, which derives its name form having been a fortress, or ksar, during the Crusades. Today the site is a winery which makes a variety of wines, ranging from red, sweet, dry white, and rosé, to fortified wine, and even Arak, the national Lebanese drink.
Anjar, this site was once a stronghold built in the 8th century known as Gerrha, and its ruins are also well-preserved.
- Ksara is closed on Sundays and holidays
Our tour does not operate on these days.