Day 1: Meet and assist at Damascus International Airport, transfer to hotel, dinner and Overnight.
Day 2: Damascus. 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: Seydnaya. 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 Lattakia- dinner and overnight in Lattakia.
Day 4: Ugarit. 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, to Hama - Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Breakfast, in the morning Visit Waterwheels (Noria), excursion to Ebla, drive to Aleppo en route visit of Maarat En-Numan then to Serjellah - dinner and overnight in Aleppo.
Day 6: Breakfast, full day visit of Aleppo including the Museum, the Citadel, the Great Mosque, The Caravansary, St. Simeon (the stylist, who spent most of his life on a pillar) and a stroll in the famous souks - dinner And overnight.
Day 7: Breakfast, departure to Palmyra, en-route visit Fah (Koubbab houses), then to Mansouria (Euphrates river), to Rassafa for a visit, proceed to Qasr Al Hir Al Sharqi for a visit, arrive hotel in Palmyra for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Breakfast, Palmyra visit the Temple of Bel, the Arch of Triumph, the Great Colonnade, the Agora, the Theater, the Necropolis, the Regional museum, and the Tombs leave to Damascus for hotel dinner and overnight.
Day 9: 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 10: Breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.
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