Day 1: Damascus/ Palmyra. Arrive to Damascus airport to be met & assisted by your assigned guide. Transfer to Palmyra. Arrive to your hotel, dinner & O/N. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Palmyra. After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Palmyra, the temple of god Bel, the tombs, the national museum. Lunch is in a local restaurant. Continue the visit to the monumental arch of triumph contributed a master piece in the world of architecture, the via recta, the theater, the agora & Diocltian camp. The castle of Ibn Maan is to be visited to see the sunset over-shadows Palmyra. Back to your hotel for dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Palmyra/ Deir-Ezzor/ Mari/ Dura Europos/ Deir- Ezzor. Free morning to explore Palmyra. Drive to Deir-Ezzor for lunch. An after noon visit to Dura Europos & Mari on the Euphrates basin. Back to your hotel in Deir-Ezzor for dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Deir-Ezzor/ Resafa/ Aleppo. After breakfast, drive up stream then follow a side road to explore the city of Resafa,which possess a magnificent 5th century churches. Continue our drive to Aleppo. A free time to stroll in the bazaars of Aleppo before going to the hotel. Dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Aleppo/ St. Simeon Castle/ Aleppo. After breakfast, we visit the attractive side of Aleppo, the national museum, the Islamic medieval citadel, the caravanserai, the grand mosque, the public bath. Lunch is in a typical Aleppo restaurant. An after noon visit to St. Simeon cathedral. Back to your hotel for dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Aleppo/ Crac des Chevaliers/ Ma'aloula/ Damascus. After breakfast, head to Damascus and visit the great castle, Crac des Chevaliers. Lunch is in the dominating king's daughter tower restaurant. Continue the visit to the peaceful village of Ma'aloula, whose language is the Aramaic, the very language of Jesus Christ. Arrive to your hotel in Damascus. Dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Damascus. This day is entirely dedicated for the sightseeing of Damascus. We will explore the national museum of Damascus, the Omayyad mosque surrounded by old pagan temple walls, the straight street of Damascus, which is mentioned in the New Testament in reference to St. Paul, who recovered his sight & baptized in Damascus. Free time to stroll in the old bazaars of Damascus then head to Qasioun mountain. Back to your hotel, dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Departure. Transfer to the airport for departure or to be connected with Jordan or Lebanon or both. Includes: (B).
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