Explore has launched an eight-day Highlights of Lebanon trip, as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advises against travelling to much of the country.

The trip starts in the capital city of Beirut before heading south to the coastal city, Tyre, where the archaeological sites have Unesco World Heritage Site status. The ruins at Baalbek are also on the itinerary.

Clients will also stay at an eco-lodge in the grounds of St Anthony’s Monastery in the Qadisha Valley, and visit the Bekaa Valley to tour the Roman cellars at Ksara, Lebanon’s oldest and biggest winery.

The trip costs from £1,350 per person and includes return flights, internal transfers, seven nights’ accommodation and an Explore Leader.

There are three departures in 2019, and seven in 2020.

Explore last featured Lebanon in 2011.

Pictured: the temple of Bacchus at Baalbek.

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