Day 1: Meet and assist at Damascus International Airport, transfer to hotel, dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Breakfast, full day Damascus city tour: visit the National Museum (10 000 years of culture) handicraft market (the best hand made crafts of the Middle East), Azem Palace (a perfect example of a traditional Damascene house, an ethnic museum now). Umayyad mosque (a place for worshiping since the first millennium b.c), the straight street (the via recta, the place where St. Anania met St. Paul and converted him) the church of St. Ananias, the window of St. Paul and a stroll in souk hamidieh (one thousand and one kinds of goods), end the tour of a panoramic view of Damascus from mountain kassion. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Breakfast, departure to Seydnaya (the Monastery of our Lady and the oldest icon of the Lord & the Lady), proceed to Ma'alula (the town that has the oldest monastery, and its people still speak Aramaic the same language Jesus spoke and Taught). Transfer to Krak Des Chevaliers, visit the mediaeval castle of The Krak des Chevaliers (the most well preserved castle from 1110 A.D the castle which is considered the mother castle of all medieval European castles), Continuation to the Fortress of Marqab - dinner and overnight in Lattakia.
Day 4: Breakfast, visit Ugarit (the city where the first alphabet was found. Thousands of clay tablets and a great royal palace dates back to 1400 B.C), to The Castle of Saladin (the most impressive castle on the Syrian coast. was known as Zayoun castle from the Phoenician times, continuation to Aphamea the longest street over than a mile long and 37 meters wide, one can notice three different styles of pillars. See this town that once invited Hannibal the great Phoenician leader from Carthage to live in and the great Cleopatra once had been here), visit the Mosaic Museum, visit of This site dominated by Qalaat Mudiq. Further via Qalaat Sheizar to Hama - Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Breakfast, in the morning Visit Waterwheels (Noria), excursion to Qasr Iban Wardan. Drive to Aleppo en route visit of Maarat En-Numan then to Ebla and the Sanctuary Of Safita - dinner and overnight in Aleppo.
Day 6: Breakfast, Full day visit of Aleppo including the Museum, the Citadel, the Great Mosque, The Caravansary, Madrasse Fardoss and a stroll in the famous souks - dinner And overnight.
Day 7: Breakfast, Visit St. Simeon (the stylist, who spent most of his life on a pillar) Ein Darra an Aramaic Hittite city with an unforgotten temple), dead cities, the roman road, back to hotel for dinner and overnight in Aleppo.
Day 8: Breakfast, Departure from Aleppo to Qalaat Jabr: visit of the castle. Drive to Rassafa and Raqqa for visits - transfer to Deir Ezzor for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Breakfast, visit Deir Ezzor Museum, proceed to Doura Europos and Mari. In the Afternoon, departure to Palmyra via Qasr El-Hir Ash-Sharqi - dinner and Overnight.
Day 10: Breakfast, Palmyra visit the Temple of Bel, the Arch of Triumph, the Great Colonnade, the Agora, the Theater, the Necropolis, the Regional museum, the Tombs and the Arab fortress dominating the site - Dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Breakfast, Return to Damascus via Qasr El-Hir Al-Gharbi and Khan Abu Shamat - free Time in Damascus till dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Breakfast, full day excursion to the south to visit Shahba (the city of the roman emperor Philip the Arab. With a lovely small mosaic museum), Sweida (an old Nabatian roman city known as Dionysian for its reputation of vineyards and wine), Qanawat, Bosra (the greatest theatre built in 103 A.D and could house more than 15 000 spectators), back to hotel in Damascus for overnight.
Day 13: Breakfast, Transfer to the airport for departure.
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