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.
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 Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:30 am.
EXCEPT IN AUGUST when it's Every Monday at 5:00 pm, Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, Every Saturday at 10:30 am
Meeting point: Starting from the top of the St. Nicolas Staircase in Gemmayzeh.
Google pin: https://goo.gl/maps/pU5Wpbgd6zT4bW2J7
Ending point: Bab Idriss, next to the old Holiday Inn Hotel.
Price: $ 20 / 30,000 LL
Registration: No need to sign up – just show up.
ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
We are happy to announce that the Alternative Architectural Tour is back with a new route and perspective.Rand Makarem will lead the walk and help us decipher the architectural gems of Hamra mostly but also Minet el Hosn and Clemenceau. The tour will also explore the economic, historical and political factors that shape the area; while also stopping to discuss graffiti and murals on the way. The walk will start at the Starco Center and will end by the American University of Beirut, with various stops and exciting discussions along the way.This walk has no overlap with the alternative walking route - they are built to be mutually reinforcing.
Every Sunday at 5:00 pm
Meeting point: Starco CenterGoogle Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/WvHU8EbgvkKUPSWQ8Price: $20No need for registration - all you need to do is to show up on time!
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.
When: Please check our Facebook events here.
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.
This service is developed to cater to students in schools of different ages. They are alternative learning experiences that motivate young minds outside of the classroom to adopt social and environmental change by covering topics such as the importance of public space, public transportation, coexistence, the concept of identity and highlighting the civil war, among others.
We use the outdoors coupled with team building activities/games. We currently offer these experiences in Beirut, Tyre, Rachmaya and Afqa but also have the ability to cater experiences tailored to specific needs.
For more information please do not hesitate contacting us on:
+961 78 905 282
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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