Day 1: Damascus/ Bosra. Arrive to Damascus airport. To be met & assisted by your assigned guide. Transfer to Bosra. O/N. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Bosra/ Damascus/ Palmyra. After breakfast, you will be escorted through the monuments of Bosra (The theater which is the best among its type in the world, the lantern gate, the Nabatean gate, the wind gate, Al-Omari mosque, St. Serj & Bacchus cathedral are to be visited). Heading to Chahba, which was built as a replica of Rome itself. Qanawat is to be visited before getting to Damascus for lunch. This after-noon, we depart to Palmyra through the famous Syrian semi-desert. Dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Palmyra/ Hama/ Aleppo. After breakfast, we do a morning visit to the spectacular ruins of Palmyra (the archeological museum, the tombs, the temple of god Bel, the arch of triumph & the colonnaded St., etc.). Lunch is in a local restaurant. Hama & the archeological site of Ebla is to be visited before proceeding to Aleppo. Dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Aleppo/ St. Simeon/ Aleppo. After breakfast, we go for a morning tour to see the highlights of Aleppo (the Citadel of Aleppo, the archeological museum, the Grand mosque, the soul). Lunch. Driving to the country-side of Aleppo to visit St. Simeon monastery. Back to your hotel in Aleppo for dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Aleppo/ Lattakia/ Safita. After breakfast, we head west across the coastal mountains to visit the medieval castle of the Saladin. Lunch is in a nice Mediterranean restaurant in the city of Lattakia. After-noon we do a detailed visit to Ugarit, the 2nd millennium site found by the Phoenicians. Heading to Tartous to visit the Crusaders' cathedral then over to Safita village for O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Safita/ Crac de Chevaliers/ Ma'aloula/ Damascus. After breakfast, we visit the white Crusade tower of Safita. Drive to Crac des Chevaliers the best Crusade castle in the world. Lunch is in the king's daughter tower. We continue our visit to Ma'aloula for an after-noon visit. We get to Damascus in the early evening dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Damascus. After breakfast, going for an entire day full of excitement. Walk in the street called straight of Damascus, see the folklore museum, see the fine collection of the national museum of Damascus and hear the story of St.'s Conversion. Lunch is in a cozy old town restaurant. Drive to the top of Qasioun mountain before your return to your hotel. Dinner & O/N. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Departure. Transfer to Damascus or transfer to Jordan; visiting Bosra on the way. Includes: (B).
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