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🌆 9 Days in Beirut: Exploring Ancient Marvels and Indulging in Authentic Delights

Salah Gabr

Salah Gabr

12 Jan 2024

Join me on an exciting journey through the vibrant streets of Beirut, where ancient history meets modern delights. From mosaic museums to mouthwatering pizzas, this itinerary is packed with adventure and gastronomic experiences. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture and captivating beauty of this enchanting city.

Day 1Supermarket Surprises and Artistic Delights
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$55

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$ 2

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

5 - 6 min

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$7
3 - 4 min

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Villa Audi Mosaic Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$6
4 - 5 min

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Nicolas Sursock Museum
Opened in 1961, this museum displays Lebanese & international modern art in a 1912 villa.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$10
3 - 4 min

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Bavaglino
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$13
4 - 5 min

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la piZZaria
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$18
Day 2Sweet Treats and Majestic Rock Formations
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$51

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$ 5

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

16 - 20 min

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Nestlé Toll House Café
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$11
4 - 6 min

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Pigeon Rock
Popular tourist destination known for its iconic rock formations in picturesque seaside surrounds.
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Free
11 - 14 min

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National Museum of Beirut
Archeological artifacts dating from prehistory to the 1500s & telling the history of Lebanon.
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
$13
4 - 5 min

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Ortega Spanish Bistro
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$19
3 - 4 min

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Don Baker
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$8
Day 3Cultural Gems and Delectable Dining
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$27

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$ 5

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

13 - 16 min

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Paul
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$10
4 - 5 min

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American University of Beirut Museum
Archeological museum established in 1902 with artifacts ranging from prehistory to the 19th century.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
13 - 16 min

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Galerie Janine Rubeiz
Established gallery specializing in modern & contemporary works by Lebanese artists.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
3 - 4 min

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Daoud Basha
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$5
7 - 10 min

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Mövenpick Mediterranean Restaurant
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$12
Day 4Beachside Bliss and Authentic Lebanese Flavors
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$42

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$ 4

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

16 - 20 min

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Arous Al Bahr
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$10
2 - 3 min

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مدينة ملاهي بيروت
Amusement park featuring numerous attractions, including a ferris wheel with views of the coast.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$19
8 - 12 min

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الفلمنكي Alfalamanki
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$7
13 - 20 min

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Kalei Coffee - Ras Beirut
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$6
Day 5Artistic Inspirations and Silk Treasures
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$28

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$ 7

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

6 - 8 min

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Cappuccino Ashrafieh
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$4
14 - 21 min

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Beirut Art Center
Modest, minimalist contemporary-art gallery with educational programming & rotating exhibits.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
22 - 27 min

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The Silk Museum - Bsous
In addition to silk production & history exhibits, this airy museum offers a boutique & plant shop.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
16 - 20 min

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The Mate' Factory
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$7
10 - 15 min

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Alqaser
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$17
Day 6Aqua Adventures and Juicy Burgers
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$54

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$ 8

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

15 - 18 min

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$4
6 - 8 min

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Waves Aqua Park
Seasonal summer waterpark with slides, a kids’ playground, a lazy river & a big wave pool.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$31
9 - 11 min

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Classic Burger Joint
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$9
14 - 17 min

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Ginger co
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$9
Day 7Historical Landmarks and Culinary Delights
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$37

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$ 4

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

10 - 12 min

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Backburner
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$12
3 - 4 min

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Mohammad Al Amin Mosque
Opened in 2008, this Ottoman-influenced Muslim mosque features a 48-m. blue dome.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
8 - 11 min

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Grand Serail (Government Palace)
Monumental Ottoman landmark & HQ of the Lebanese prime minister with a grand central courtyard.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free
8 - 11 min

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Martyrs' Square
Memorial monument commemorating nationalists who were executed here in 1916 under Ottoman rule.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Free
3 - 4 min

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Clap
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$17
7 - 10 min

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Paul
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$8
Day 8Sunshine Eats and Cultural Exploration
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$42

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$ 4

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

9 - 11 min

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eat sunshine
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$11
2 - 3 min

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Musée de la Préhistoire Libanaise
Collection of Paleolithic & Neolithic artifacts such as stone tools, pottery & bones, plus tours.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
8 - 11 min

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Beit Beirut - Museum and Urban Cultural Center
Civil war artifacts & art shows in a battle-scarred & restored 1920s Ottoman-style apartment block.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$6
1 - 2 min

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Dunkin'
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$17
4 - 5 min

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Café Diem
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$7
Day 9Coffee Delights and Market Discoveries
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$43

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$ 4

Hostel Beirut

Depart from your stay 🏨

5 - 8 min

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Papercup
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$13
2 - 3 min

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Souk El Tayeb Farmers' Market
Bustling farmers' market open every Saturday, with seasonal produce, dairy items, sweets & crafts.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
10 - 12 min

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Zaitunay Bay
Bustling destination offering a promenade by the marina, retail stores, restaurants & cafes.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free
6 - 9 min

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Mark Hachem Gallery
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free
1 - 2 min

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Kampai (كامباي)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$12
2 - 3 min

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Em Sherif Cafe
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$18

Budget breakdown: $415 In total

Activities & Food:$376
Transport:$39