Alternative Tour Beirut was established in the summer of 2015 to provide a holistic, local and complex perspective on Beirut. Our mission is to disseminate knowledge about the city’s complex dimensions using experiences such as walking, learning, team building or networking. We present Beirut and other cities from an alternative lens and our experiences adapt to the continuous changes of the city.
We aim to support social change by promoting sustainable modes of transport, presenting green ways of living, giving a space and voice to those in the city that are often silenced, and promote local business by exposing less-known neighborhoods. Responding to the market, we have also created experiences in Byblos and Tyre and are hoping to expand to other areas as well.
Alternative Tour Beirut has placed itself at the cross-roads of tourism, education and social change.
ALTERNATIVE WALKING TOUR
The 4-hour walking tour is a fascinating journey from East to West Beirut, unlayering 4 different neighborhoods. It recounts stories of various themes from the civil war, July 2006 war, gentrification, political-socio-economic developments, graffiti, among others. In doing so, the tour explores the depth of both Beirut’s past and present. The tour stops at various alternative and authentic spots for refreshments and snacks.
When:Every .Every Wednesday and Saturday 10:30 am, starting from the top of the St. Nicolas Staircase in Gemmayzeh and ends in Bab Idriss.
Every Monday at 4:00 pm
Meeting point: Starting from the top of the St. Nicolas Staircase in Gemmayzeh and ends in Bab Idriss.
Google pin: https://goo.gl/maps/pU5Wpbgd6zT4bW2J7
Price: $ 20 / 30,000 LL
Registration: No need to sign up – just show up.
ALTERNATIVE TOUR TYRE
Join us for a day long historical and alternative adventure to discover Tyre from the perspective of a local. The tour will take you through the ancient history timeline all the way up to modern events. We will explore the alternative parts but also the enchanting roman cities moving from east to west and from one coast to the other. The tour will uncover hidden gems of Tyre while exploring cultural and socio-economic issues, art, graffiti and everything interesting in between. The tour takes public transportation at 10.00 am - bus rides are always more fun with stories so expect to hear interesting things on the way!
When: Please check our Facebook events here.
Meeting point: Kuwait embassy roundabout at 9:30 am Google pin: https://goo.gl/maps/R9pZom5GQyomogwY9
Price: $ 50 including back and forth public transport, entrance to international ruins site, boat ride,and a refreshment stop.
Please fill the form for registration.https://goo.gl/forms/elKJljLbjDbFYRVR2
ALTERNATIVE TOUR BYBLOS
We are excited to announce that Alternative Tour Beirut is now going to Byblos/Jbeil.Byblos, aside from being one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world and a beautiful port-city, has a lot to tell regarding it's current political, social and economic status. This tour will explore the old and the new, the surrounding nature, the landmarks and the alternative turns. We will take public transportation at 9.30 am - bus rides are always more fun with stories so expect to hear interesting things on the way!
When: Please check our Facebook events here.
Meeting point: Charles Helou bus stationGoogle pin: https://goo.gl/maps/PXmE9eofSTkTvbTKAPrice: 50 USD including guide, back and forth public transport, entrance to international ruins, and a refreshment stop. Lunch is excluded.Please fill the form for reservation:https://forms.gle/jGXQVd5uq4Ey1CDe8
ALTERNATIVE BIKES & BITES TOUR
Discover East Beirut on bicycles! You will stop for bites where locals tend to taste a variety of authentic Lebanese/Syrian/Armenian dishes.The biking tour will pass by Gemmayze, Borj Hammoud and Daoura. We will stop by immigrant community neighborhoods that are also a vital part of Beirut. You might want to get a small bag in case you fancy buying a few groceries and spices.
Meeting Point: This tour is conducted upon private requests.
Price: $150 up to 4 people. Including: Bike and helmet rentals, guide (or 2, depending on how large the groups is), and food.
We happily cater private/curated tours for you upon request. Contact us through the facebook page, or phone/Whatsapp : 00961 78 905 282
CONTACT Don’t hesitate to contact us for private tours, enquiries or feedback via email (email@example.com) or on our facebook page , instagram or via Phone/WhatsApp: 00961 78 905 282
REVIEWS You can find reviews of our tours on facebook and tripadvisor.
PRESS Press reviews can be found here: Lonely Planet / L’Orient-Le Jour / The Daily Star / In your Pocket / NPR / Algemeen Dagblad / Al Jadeed / Al Iktissad / Wild Junket / Libanon Reiseinformationen. If you have feedback for us we are happy to hear from you!
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