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Address: Sur, Lebanon
Description: The impressive ruins of a great Phoenician city.
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$85*
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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

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in love with this city

tyre is a historical city by the sea you can go enjoy delicious fresh sea food, walk by an amazing coast, enjoy many coffee shops overlooking an unparalleled sea view Tyre has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Beirut
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Beirut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

tyre is a historical city by the sea you can go enjoy delicious fresh sea food, walk by an amazing coast, enjoy many coffee shops overlooking an unparalleled sea view Tyre has an irresistable charm that makes you plan the next visit even before you leave it

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Baabdâte, Mont-Liban, Lebanon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Tyre is one of the oldest city of Lebanon... it is a must to visit area by any tourist and Lebanese citizens as well. Beautiful scenes, nice beach, friendly people, old hotels... spending a weekend is a nice escape

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Sur is a very nice place for going to the beach on the other hand the sand is very hot in the summer months . Fee for a table at the beach.

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Galway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well you could say that Tyre is in itself one large archaeological site, that dates well back into prehistory. The place is covered (literally) in ruins that cover the Phoenician period, the Greek and Roman periods, the arrival and subsequent departure of the Crusaders...the list is endless. Most people would come to view the Hippodrome which is the second largest... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There are two main sites. Make sure you visit both! The larger one with the Hippodrome is amazing. It's size is breathtaking. Amazing excavations and restorations taking place. Beautiful mosaics to be viewed. Be careful of "guides" who want to assist you. There is no need for them. Very easy to self guide.

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Uk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This site is huge! The necropolis is extensive, aqueduct impressive and the hippodrome enormous. It is a day trip away from Beirut and even though the immediate area is a bit intimidating, it is well worth the visit. The place was almost empty apart from a few locals enjoying the space and a Lebanese family visiting from the USA.

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Sur, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Tyre is a very old Phoenician city on the east side of the Mediterranean . Beautiful beach , nice restaurants and cafes and so many roman historical sites .

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Kuwait
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went many times to Tyre before but this time we discovered the old Tyre with its lovely houses, restaurants churches. The cafes at the beach were outstanding. We really loved the beach at the Jamal area with the blue transparent waters and not forgetting the tasty seafood

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Baghdad, Iraq
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

while you are Tyr or Sour (I cant remember exactly which one is the old name and the new name of the town) this Ancient Roman Site is a must see site. while I was there I couldn't stop thinking about how was the life there at the time of Roman. I think that this place need to get more... More 

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Brisbane Oz
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I realised recently that it had been almost a year since our visit to Tyr and going through my memorabilia came across our entry tickets to the Roman Hippodrome. Our friends who we were staying with in Beirut had lived in Tyr for a while and took us to see this beautiful seaside village with it's amazing Roman remains. The... More 

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