The town of Baalbek is located in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, approximately 85km northeast of Beirut and 75km north of Damascus (Syria). Nowadays the town is famous for its exquisitely detailed Roman ruins which attract thousands of tourists to the country each year and also plays host to the annual Baalbek festival.
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and has a population of approximately 2.1 million. The city has a history dating back more than 5000 years and has been under the rule of many empires.
Every year, some of our tours will take place during Ramadan, when adherents of the Muslim faith fast during daylight hours.