Arrive at Damascus airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel
for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, drive to the National Museum of Damascus,
then head to the old quarter to visit the Folklore Museum,
which is a typical 17th century Damascene house. We visit
the Omayyad Mosque, and the tomb of the hero of Islam,
Saladin. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue on to a
street called straight, St. Paul’s window & St. Ananias
Chapel. Take in a view of Damascus from 350 meters above the
city level. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Damascus - Palmyra
After breakfast, depart for Palmyra, one of the greatest
trading posts on the antique Silk Road. Visit the museum,
the temple of God Bel, the monumental arch, the viarecta,
the agora, and the tower tombs. After lunch visit Ibn Maan
castle to watch the sunset. To the hotel for dinner and
Palmyra - Dura - Europass - Mari - Deir - Ezzor
After breakfast, head east to the Euphrates basin to visit
the ruins of Dura-Europos, a historical town built by
Seleucus Nicator. We continue the visit to the
archaeological site of Mari, where a great kingdom
flourished in the third millenium BC. Over to Deir-Ezzor for
dinner and overnight.
Deir - Ezzor - Halabia - Resafa - Aleppo
After breakfast, head upstream to visit Halabia, a fort
built by the Palmyreans to look after their affairs in the
east. Visit Resafa, a 5th century Chrisitian holy town. You
will also visit the Islamic Jabar, castle & Al-Assad dam on
the Euphrates. Follow the sunset to Aleppo for dinner and
After breakfast see Aleppo, including the archaeological
museum, the citadel of Aleppo, and the Grand mosque. After
lunch, visit the bazaars and the caravanseraies of Aleppo.
Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Aleppo - St. Simeon - Ebla - Apamea - Hama
After breakfast, a morning visit to St. Simeon’s Cathedral.
After lunch in Aleppo, drive south through the fertile
country side to visit Ebla. Visit Apamea, the main street,
Antony & Queen Cleopatra once strolled on this street. Visit
the cathedral, the palace and the mosaic museum. Arrive in
Hama for dinner and overnight.
Hama - Homs - Crac Des Chevaliers - Damascus
After breakfast, depart to Homs. Visit Khaled Inb Al-Walid
Mosque. Khaled is an Islamic leader, who conquered Syria in
the 7th century AD. Visit the church of Um-Alzunar. Continue
on to visit the castle in Crac des Chevaliers. Visit
Ma’aloula, the picturesque village on Qalamoun mountain.
Arrive Damascus for dinner and overnight.
Damascus - Shahba - Sweida - Bosra - Damascus
After breakfast head south to visit the Basaltic hills and
view the great monuments of Sweida, Shahba & Bosra whose
enormous edifices built of basaltic stones revel a glorious
past. Return to Damascus for dinner and overnight.
Transfer to airport for departure.