Beirut

Beirut

Welcome to Beirut. A city with energy and soul in abundance. Fast-paced and chaotic, but overwhelmingly friendly. It’s not a place to relax in, you’re in for a tour-de-force travel experience when you visit here. Its energy and atmosphere, coupled with some top attractions make the Lebanese capital a place full of interesting highlights. Even a walk along the waterfront will bring pleasure aplenty. Key attractions include St Martyrs Square and the Roman baths. St Georges Cathedral also makes for a superb visit. With its restaurant and nightlife scene, you have a city that delivers on many levels.
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Our tips for Beirut

  • Take a tour out of Town: Beirut has plenty to offer but try to head out of town. You’ll find there are some amazing archaeological sites to explore. Check out our tours for more ideas.
  • You have to try this: Make sure you try Chawarma. It’s a local dish and well… it’s delicious. You won’t regret it.
  • A little research will go a long way: Like many countries, Lebanon has customs to follow. Do a little research before you leave and that will help you settle into the city and its ways. 

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Best time to visit

Your best time to visit is between April and May, that’s when the weather is at the most pleasant. Summer can be hot, and winters are actually quite cold.

Getting around
  • There are several options available when it comes to getting about.
  • The Beirut public network can be chaotic at times, so you might want to use the private buses. You will need to raise your hand and signal for the bus to stop.
  • You can always use the taxi service, and you can hire cars or even bikes. Although Beirut’s traffic can be dangerous.
Stay Safe
  • You’ll find that Beirut is mostly a safe city to visit.
  • Your main thing is to apply common sense and use caution as you would in almost all other countries.
  • Keep your belongings close and don’t stray from the tourist areas.

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