14 Days Highlights of Syria Tour Package from Simoon Travel £2500/- (Posted on Jul 16 2011)

14 Days Highlights of Syria Tour Package from Simoon Travel £2500/-

Prices from £2,500 per person

2011 tour departures: March, April, September, and October.

Our Highlights of Syria tours are 14-day cultural tours of Syria. There are opportunities to add on extension tours to Jordan and Lebanon if you wish.

Tour highlights

  • Damascus, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
  • Palmyra, one of the most magnificent ruins in the Middle East
  • Aleppo, still redolent of the splendours of the Silk Road
  • St Simeon & the Dead Cities
  • Crac des Chevaliers and Saladin’s Castle, the awe-inspiring Crusader castles

Tour prices from: £2,500 per person

Euphrates river, in Deir ez-Zor

Euphrates river, in Deir ez-Zor


Tour day 1
Arrival in Syria: Transfer to your hotel in the old city of Damascus for the start of your tour of Syria.

Tour day 2
Damascus: Spend the first day proper of your tour of Syria taking in the many sites that the beautiful city of Damascus has to offer, including the National Museum, the souk of Takiyya as-Suleimaniyya, and the Azem Palace.

Tour day 3
Damascus – Bosra – Damascus: Day three of your tour takes you to Bosra, which is located in one of Syria’s most barren regions.  Bosra houses one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in existence today.

Tour day 4
Magnificent Palmyra: Spend day four of your Syria tour discovering one of the most renowned archaeological sites in the world: Palmyra.

Tour day 5
Palmyra – Qasr Al Heer Ash Sharqi – Deir Ez Zoor: Day five of your tour of Syria sees you journeying westwards to Deir Ezzor, which lies on the banks of the Euphrates River, via the superb desert palace, Qasr Al Heer Ash Sharqi.

Tour day 6
Deir Ezzor – Jabar Castle – Aleppo: Day six sees you visiting the Abbassid Jabar Castle, before journeying eastwards to the atmospheric and vibrant city of Aleppo.

Tour day 7
Aleppo: Spend the day taking in the sites of the bustling city of Aleppo.  Visit the citadel, the Grand Mosque, the caravanserais known as khans, and the old covered souqs of Aleppo, at twelve kilometers, the longest covered souqs in the world.

Tour day 8
Aleppo – St Simeon – Aleppo: On the morning of day eight of your Syria tour, we visit the beautiful church of St Simeon, before returning to Aleppo to spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Tour day 9
Aleppo – Dead Cities – Saladin’s Castle – Lattakia: Today we continue our tour of Syria with a visit to the Dead Cities of Al Bara and Serjilla, before continuing on to Saladin’s Castle and Lattakia for the night.

Tour day 10
Lattakia – Ugarit – Apamea – Hama: Day ten of our tour takes us to Apamea, via Ugarit, the reputed birthplace of the modern alphabet.  Apamea itself was founded in the 3rd century BC and is one of Syria’s unmissable sites.

Tour day 11
Hama – Crac des Chevaliers: In the morning we visit the water wheels of Hama, before moving in the afternoon to the impressive crusader castle, Crac des Chevaliers.  This wonderful castle is steeped in history and you will have ample time to explore.

Tour day 12
Crac des Chevaliers – Maaloula – Damascus: Day twelve of our Syria tour sees us returning to Damascus via the enchanting village of Maaloula, where the inhabitants still speak an ancient form of Aramaic.

Tour day 13
Damascus: Today, the penultimate day of your tour of Syria, you will continue your tour of the sites of Damascus, which will include a visit to the beautiful Umayyad Mosque, the fourth holiest mosque in Islam and the reputed resting place of the head of John the Baptist.

lattakia syria

lattakia syria

Tour day 14
Departure from Syria: Today, we transfer to Damascus International Airport for the return flight to the UK, and the end of our tour of Syria.

Tour guides
Tours are accompanied by an experienced English-speaking local Syrian guide.

Tour accommodation
Accommodation on the tours is in 4* hotels or equivalent.  We use the smaller boutique hotels in both Damascus and Aleppo.

Tour transport
Transport on your tour is by private, air-conditioned mini-bus.

Food on your tour
The food on our Syria tours is delicious, fresh and plentiful.

Included on your tour
Direct international flight with British Midlands, transfers and accommodation, an experienced English speaking tour guide and onsite tour guides, breakfast and lunches, entrance to all sites, and visa application.

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Posted by on Jul 16 2011. Filed under Damascus, Middle East, Syria.

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14 Days Highlights of Syria Tour Package from Simoon Travel £2500/-

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