See more of Lebanon with a private tour from Beirut that takes you into the Chouf countryside. Drive through the scenic Mountains and visit an early 19th-century Ottoman palace of Beiteddine, the 1962 Moussa Castle, and finish at the city that one was the capital of the Emirate of Mount Lebanon and known as the monastery of the moon.
Deir El Qamar was the first village in Lebanon to have a municipality, and it is the birthplace of many well known personalities, such as artists, writers, and politicians. people from all religious backgrounds lived there and the town had a mosque, synagogue and Christian churches.
Operates: Daily Except Mondays
Duration: 8 hours
Price: Starting $100 USD
Meeting Point: We pick up all travelers from their Hotel.
✓ Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
✓ English-speaking driver
✓ Private air-conditioned vehicle
✓ All Entrance fees
Deir al-Qamar meaning "Monastery of the Moon" is a village south-east of Beirut in south-central Lebanon. It is located five kilometres outside of Beiteddine in the Chouf District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate at 800 m of average altitude.
Deir Al-Qamar was the first village in Lebanon to have a municipality in 1864, and it is the birthplace of many well known personalities, such as artists, writers, and politicians. People from all religious backgrounds lived there and the town had a mosque, synagogue and Christian churches.
Moussa Castle is a castle between Deir el Qamar and Beit ed-Dine in Lebanon. It is the life work of a Lebanese visionary, requiring 60 years of dedicated hard-work to finish
Beiteddin Palace is a 19th-century palace in Beiteddine, Lebanon. It hosts the annual Beiteddine Festival and the Beiteddine Palace Museum.
Emir Bashir II of the Shihab dynasty, who later became the ruler of the Mount Lebanon Emirate, built the palace between 1788 and 1818 at the site of the Druze hermitage. After 1840, the palace was used by the Ottomans as a government building. During the French Mandate it served as a local administrative office.
In 1943, the palace was declared the president's official summer residence. During the Lebanese Civil War it was heavily damaged. Parts of the palace are today open to the public while the rest is still the president's summer residence.