FARAYA MASSAYA

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • St Charbel Statue
  • Mzaar Kfardebian
  • Massaya Winery
  • Faqra Roman Ruins

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Tour in winery and wine tasting (amateur)
  • Lunch

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Premium wine tasting (optional upgrade)
  • Snacks and other personal items

LANGUAGE

  • This experience can be hosted in Arabic, English, French

TOUR DETAILS

We start our day tour heading to the shrine of St. Charbel where a huge statue of 23 meters height, 9.3 meters width and 40 tons weight made of Fiberglass stands there since August 2017. You will have a magnificent panoramic view of the beautiful white mountains covered with snow where you can take lots of photos. Then we head to Mzaar where you can enjoy the activities on the snow (skiing, snowboarding, mobile snow, sledding, etc.) Later on we head to Massaya winery in Faqra where you will have a tour at the winery, explore the vineyards and taste the best wine. After Massaya, we pass by Faqra Roman Ruins known by “ The Temple of Adonis”.

On the way back, we stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

TOUR AVAILIBITY

  • Operating all year round (Weather conditions apply)

TIMING

From 8:30am to 4:30pm

STARTING PRICE

  • 170 USD – 1 person
  • 250 USD – 2 people
  • 285 USD – 3 people

SAINT CHARBEL STATUE

Located in Faraya 20 Km from Beirut at 1500 m altitude, St Charbel statue of 23 meters height, 9.3 meters width and 40 tons weight made of Fiberglass stands there since August 2017. The monument corresponds to a wish and a vow. A pledge by Faraya mayor and the vow of little Michel’s parents who recovered from meningitis led to the joint project.

MZAAR KFARDEBIAN

Located 25 Km from Beirut at 1850 m altitude, Mzaar is a ski area in Lebanon and the largest ski resort in the Middle East. It is located one hour away from Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. It is also referred to as Ouyoune el Simane.

MASSAYA WINERY

Opened with a glamorous fanfare in july 2014, Faqra is now the showpiece of Massaya, situated in Faqra, Kfardebian at the footsteps of the ski resort of Mzaar, Ouyoun el Simane. Created at 1,700 metres, high in the Mount Lebanon range, this is a stunning new enterprise with extensive cellars carved into the mountain rock where thousands of bottles of vintage red wines mature

FAQRA ROMAN RUINS

The Temple of Adonis is partly dug in the rocky platform of Faqra, so it’s partly a rock sanctuary. It does not rest on a platform. In front of the shrine, to the east, is a large, square court with an altar, surrounded by a colonnade, and there’s another altar standing in front of the entrance. The square court was surrounded on three sides by a portico in the Doric building order. Several columns were sufficiently well-preserved to be re-erected.