8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS Tour

DAY 1: Arrival in Damascus

  • Meet at the airport according to the schedule of your convocation.
  • Flight to Damascus on regular flight. 
  • Welcome by your local guide. Assistance in obtaining the entry visa.
  • Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and night.

DAY 2:   Damascus

  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Free day with meals in freedom. 

  • Optional: Guided tour of Damascus

  • The Umayyad Mosque: Located in the heart of the Medina, the mosque is distinguished by its prayer room, its courtyard and its walls covered with mosaics.

  • El-Azem Palace : Not far from the Great Mosque, in the labyrinth of the souk is the palace El-Azem. It is considered as the sumptuous model of the Damascene house whose exterior simplicity and sobriety do not suggest anything about a beautiful and rich interior, with many varieties of flowers, fruit trees and water jets.

  • Saint Ananian Church : It is of particular importance because it is attached to the memory of Saint Paul. Before his conversion to Christianity he had a vision here that blinded him for several days and gave him an unshakeable faith.

  • Souk Al-Hamidiye : The most beautiful souk of Damascus. Its shops display all sorts of goods, especially clothes, fabrics, pastries and handicrafts.

  • Overnight in Damascus.

DAY 3: Sednaya – Maaloula – Crac of the Knights

  • Breakfast at the hotel .

  • Free day with meals in freedom.

  • Night at the hotel

DAY 4: Crac of the Knights – Tartus – Latakia – Kassab

  • Breakfast at the hotel. 

  • Departure towards Aleppo.

  • En route, visit the Crac des Chevaliers .

  • The Crac of the Knights : The crusaders made it the basic element of their system of strongholds on the coast. This citadel is so vast and so impregnable that it has become the symbol of a whole era of bloody struggles between Muslims and Crusaders … It covers three hectares and has thirteen great towers. It is a sublime example of the architecture of the Crusader era. It is the French architect Paul Deschamps who restored the Crac in 1936.

  • Meal in freedom.

  • Night at the hotel .

DAY 5: Kassab – Saint Simeon – Aleppo

  • Breakfast at the hotel. 

  • Free day with meals in freedom.

  • Optional: Guided tour of Aleppo 

  • Aleppo : A thriving metropolis since the third millennium BC, Aleppo disputes with Damascus the title of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city. The old city has undoubtedly the most beautiful souks of the Middle East.

  • The citadel : It stands in the middle of the city and dominates it from the height of its fifty meters. It has admirably designed towers and stands out with its perfectly finished entrances and iron gates.

  • Caravanserais : They were intended for the accommodation of traders on the move and their goods. They are famous for their decorated facades, high arched entrances and huge wooden doors that closed at nightfall …

  • The ancient souks covered with Aleppo : They are distinguished by their coffered vaults and their enormous cupolas. Most date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. These are real living museums that offer us a true image of what were the commercial districts and the animation that reigned in the Middle Ages. Each souk specializes in selling a type of product. In the charming souks you can also find authentic Bedouin handicrafts, as well as rugs, fabrics and many varieties of delicacies to enjoy, such as the famous Aleppo pistachios, honey-based pastries, almonds and fruits. dry that will make happy the most greedy.

  • You will do the best shopping in the Orient …

  • Night at the hotel.

DAY 6:   Aleppo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Free day with meals in freedom.

  • Optional: visit Saint Simeon Saint Simeon : Place dedicated to the hermit at the column. Simeon will give up his activity as a shepherd at the age of 13 to consecrate himself to God. He lived all his life austere, performing many fasts and spending long and recurrent periods without contact with the world. It was at the top of a column whose deck surface did not allow him to lie down or sit down that he spent the last 40 years of his life. Hence its name Simeon the Stylite. The basilica built in his memory is considered one of the most beautiful of the East. Night at the hotel . 

DAY 7: Aleppo – Apamea – Damascus

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards Apamea .

  • Apamea  : The city of Apamea was founded around 300 BC by Seleucos I and named in honor of his wife Apama. It became a flourishing city and great figures of history stayed there: Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Septimius Severus and Emperor Caracalla. The city is distinguished by its long ramparts and its main artery lined with twisted columns, as well as its Roman theater, one of the largest known ancient theaters, whose scene is more than 145 meters.

  • Arrival in Damascus and rest of the day free with meals in freedom.

  • Night at the hotel.

DAY 8:   Departure from Damascus

  • Breakfast at the hotel. 
  • Transfer to the airport, flight on scheduled flight.

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