“Marvel”

5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN DAMASCUS

Arrival _ Transfer to Damascus _ overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2:   Damascus

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  •  Guided tour of Damascus. Lunch during the visit .
  • The National Museum: Its visit provides an overview of the civilizations that have succeeded in Syrian soil. It contains statues, seals, jewelry, masks, mosaics, tablets and weavings from the most important sites in the country.
  • 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.
  • Dinner in a restaurant then night in Damascus

DAY 3: Damascus – Maaloula – Crack of the Knights  – Al-Mishtaya

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure towards Maaloula, a village famous for its houses dug in the rock like beehives and especially because it still speaks Aramaic, the language of Christ! Lunch .
  • Continue to the Crack des Chevaliers, the most famous fortress of the Middle Ages. The crusaders made it the basic element of their system of strongholds on the coast. It is so vast and so impregnable that it has become the symbol of a whole era of bloody struggles between Muslims and Crusaders …
  • Dinner in AL-Mishtaya,  is a village near Crack – overnight at the hotel .

DAY 4:  Al-Mishtaya – Palmyra

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure to Palmyra: The one that the Romans baptized Palmyra (the city of palms) and that the Syrians call Tadmor (miracle in Aramaic) is the most important oasis of the Syrian desert. Located 240 km from Damascus, Palmyra is the city of all superlatives. It arises in the midst of golden sands that extend to infinity. An oasis of columns, remains and palm trees that testifies to the splendor of this city that made, one day, tremble Rome …
  • The temple of Bel: It was for the Palmyrenes what Zeus was for the Greeks. Its temple is the largest and most majestic building in Palmyra, a unique example of fusion between Greco-Roman and oriental-inspired architecture.
  • The theater and the big colonnade: It crosses the city on more than one kilometer by which the caravans arriving from the desert passed.
  • Tombs: including tombs towers, tombs dug, tombs temples or individual tombs.
  • Back to Damascus – Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5: Departure from Damascus

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

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