Highlights of Syria – 4 Days
Day 1: Damascus
Arrive Damascus. Meet your driver on arrival and transfer to hotel in Damascus for overnight.
Day 2: Damascus
Tour of Damascus, the oldest continually inhabitied city in the world. Visit the old Umayyad mosque with the shrine of St John the Baptist, the Saladin Mausoleum and the exquisite 18th century Azem Palace with its charming courtyards and fountains. See also the national museum, the tiny chapel of St Ananias (the Saint who baptized St Paul), window of St Paul and the maze of covered souks and bazaars of the old city. A Panoramic view of the city from Mount Kassion will end the visits of this day. Overnight in Damascus.
Day 3: Maaloula
Visit Maaloula village situated at an altitude of 1500 meters, whose little houses cling to the face on an enormous rock. Visit one of the amazing monasteries in the area. This is the last spot on earth whose inhabitants still speak the Aramaic language as spoken at the time of Jesus Christ. Continue on to Krak de Chevaliers one of the best preserved of all Crusader castles, which once housed a garrison of 4000. Return to Damascus for overnight.
Day 4: Departure
Transfer to Damascus airport for return flight.