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Tyre (Sour)
Known to locals as Sour, the port city of Tyre in southern Lebanon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular vacation destination for Beirutis. Ruins here date back over 4,000 years and span the Phoenician, Roman, Crusader, and Ottoman eras—and beyond. But white sand and fresh seafood mean Tyre is not just for history buffs.

The Basics
Most international travelers visit Tyre on a day trip from Beirut, but it’s also a charming place to spend a few days. Day trips typically cover historic highlights such as the Roman Hippodrome, the ruins of the Crusader cathedral, and the Al-Mina archaeological site, partly submerged in the ancient harbor. Most Tyre tours also take in a chunk of southern Lebanon. Expect to visit Sidon and the Phoenician Temple of Eshmun, often combined with either the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara at Maghdouché or the Jezzine Waterfall in the mountains.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must for history buffs, Tyre is a fun beach destination, too.
  • Safety in Lebanon has come into question due to violence, terrorism, and kidnapping, according to the US Department of State. Travelers considering a visit should refer to their government’s travel advisories for the latest information.
  • A few of the sights in Tyre, including the Hippodrome, are accessible to travelers who use wheelchairs.

How to Get There
Tyre is located on the coast of southern Lebanon, 24 miles (38 kilometers) south of Sidon and 50 miles (81 kilometers) south of Beirut. Regular minibuses run from Sahraa Square or the Cola station in Beirut, stopping in Sidon along the way. While Tyre is only 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Israel, the border is firmly closed, and Lebanon bars travelers whose passports show they have visited Israel.

When to Get There
Summer is the best season to enjoy Tyre’s beaches. June or early July make a better choice than the late July and August peak, while weekdays are preferable to weekends. There is little shade at the key archaeological sites, so aim to visit those early in the day to escape the midday sun.

Ancient Tyre and Tyrian Purple
One of the three great cities of the Phoenician empire, alongside Sidon and what is now Beirut, Tyre was famous in ancient times as the home of Tyrian purple. This colorfast, reddish-purple natural dye was a famous luxury, despite its humble origins. It comes from the dried glands of a type of sea snail known as a murex.
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Tyre (Sour)

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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut

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Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman architecture on this Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche day trip from Beirut. Explore the town of Tyre with your guide and gain insight into life here under Roman rule. Discover the ancient ruins of Sidon Sea Castle, the Castle of Saint-Louis and the 16th-century Great Mosque in Sidon. After a delicious lunch of Middle Eastern specialities in a traditional Lebanese restaurant, head on to Maghdouche. Here, admire top local attractions including the Old Cave and the Al-Saydeh Ancient Church before returning to Beirut.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Small Group Tours from Beirut to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche

Small Group Tours from Beirut to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche

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Discover three of Lebanon’s top heritage sites on this attraction-packed day trip, departing from Beirut. Explore the stunning, crusader-era sea castle of Sidon, wander through the ruins of bustling Tyre, once a Phoenician settlement, and stop at Our Lady of Awaiting, a Melkite Greek Catholic Marian shrine in Maghdouche.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Small-Group Adventure Tour to Sidon Tyre Maghdouche - Day Trip from Beirut

Small-Group Adventure Tour to Sidon Tyre Maghdouche - Day Trip from Beirut

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Visit historic gems of the Lebanese coast on a full-day tour from Beirut to Sidon, Tyre, and Maghdoucheh. Combining transport and tours saves time for sightseeing, so you can soak up even more fascinating history. From the colorful Sidon Souks to the UNESCO-listed monuments of Sidon, you’ll get a guided introduction to key highlights along the way.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
Price varies by group size
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$39.00
Price varies by group size
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Small Daily Tours from Beirut to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouché with Lunch

Small Daily Tours from Beirut to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouché with Lunch

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Wander between the southern tourist sites of Lebanon with ease during a day trip to Sidon, Tyre and Maghdouche. As well as convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, save money while entrance fees to the sites and local lunch are included. A local guide at Tyre UNESCO-listed site reveals information you may otherwise miss if you visit this site on your own.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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South Lebanon (Sidon - Tyre)

South Lebanon (Sidon - Tyre)

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Our friendly local guides speak English French Spanish and Arabic Safe driving through epic sceneries from different roads not just the regular highway We offer all support needed on the road + general guiding, but not inside sights. We stop on the most known street food places or we can recommend restaurants. Our tours cover at least 250km of road travel and require at least 8 hours from departure time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
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Small-Group Tour with Lunch to Sidon, Tyre & Maghdouche

Small-Group Tour with Lunch to Sidon, Tyre & Maghdouche

Make the most of your time in Lebanon with a Small group tour from Beirut to several coastline destinations in south Lebanon, visiting Sidon, Magdouche and Tyre and gain insight from your guide about this great Phoenician cites that ruled the seas with many important archaeological remains mainly from Roman times as you explore the world heritage site in Tyre. Lebanese lunch, all entrance fees and hotel pick-up are included in this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Half-Day Tour toTyre

Half-Day Tour toTyre

Visiting the city of Tyre in South Lebanon on your own is tricky This private tour eliminates the hassles and provides a personal English speaking driver to proffer observations and background. Our AC comfortable vehicle and hotel transfers make everything seamless. Visit the archeological site of Tyre on a half-day tour from Beirut, explore one of Lebanon's most spectacular ruins, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site; including the Hippodrome, the Necropolis and other Roman ruins.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Sidon & Tyre (Full day)

Sidon & Tyre (Full day)

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Venture to the less-visited southern regions of Lebanon on this history-packed sightseeing tour. Visit two seaside ancient sites, including Saida—home to a traditional soap factory and centuries-old sea castle—and Sidon, where you’ll have time to explore a Roman-era hippodrome and quaint fishermen’s port. Tours include an optional lunch stop for a chance to taste the catch of the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Explore Lebanon In Luxury with Private Vehicle and Driver!

Explore Lebanon In Luxury with Private Vehicle and Driver!

Explore Lebanon in Luxury! Book one of our luxury vehicles with English Speaking Driver for a Full day tour to discover any site in Lebanon within 8 hours. You can choose to go to Baalbeck, or to Byblos, or for a full day tour in Beirut, or on a Wineries tour...; Customize your tour and choose the time you need for pick up and the time you need to return during the day (excluding night), and enjoy WIFI on board your trip!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.00
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$280.00
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 Explore Lebanon with Private Vehicle and Driver!

Explore Lebanon with Private Vehicle and Driver!

Explore Lebanon in Style! Book one of our vehicles with English Speaking Driver for a Full day tour to discover any site in Lebanon within 8 hours. You can choose to go to Baalbeck, or to Byblos, or for a full day tour in Beirut, or on a Wineries tour...; Customize your tour and choose the time you need for pick up and the time you need to return during the day (excluding night).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Explore Lebanon with Private Vehicle and Driver!

Explore Lebanon with Private Vehicle and Driver!

Explore Lebanon in Private Vehicle! Book one of our vehicles with English Speaking Driver for a Full day tour to discover any site in Lebanon within 8 hours. You can choose to go to Baalbeck, or to Byblos, or for a full day tour in Beirut, or on a Wineries tour...; Customize your tour and choose the time you need for pick up and the time you need to return during the day (excluding night).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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