ABOUT Alternative Tour Beirut was established in the summer of 2015 to provide a holistic, local and complex perspective on Beirut. Our aim is to show Beirut from an alternative lens; and for our tours to adapt to the continuous changes of the city. Our tours are not mutually exclusive as each tour covers different spaces and hence, addresses different topics and tells different stories. With time, ATB also developed alternative tours in other cities such as Byblos and Tyre. Looking forward to exploring with you. All our tours are described below.
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.
Where/When: Every Wednesday and Saturday 10:30 am, starting from the top of the St. Nicolas Staircase in Gemmayzeh and ends in Bab Idriss.Price: $ 20 / 30,000 LLRegistration: No need to sign up – just show up.
ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR The 3h tour revisits the historical social, political and economic contexts that contributed to the creation of the built environment of Beirut. The tour explores the city’s transformation through its most significant buildings, following a narrative of planning practices- and the lack thereof- that transformed Beirut throughout history.
Where/When: Meeting point is in front of the Le Gray Hotel in Downtown. Every Sunday (but please check the events regularly posted on the facebook page)Price: $ 20 / 30,000 LL Registration is required.
ALTERNATIVE BIKES & BITES TOUR If you’re bored of walking, we will take you to have delicious bites on bikes. The 3h tour is divided between the East and West side of Beirut. Each time it will cover one side of the city. You will have the chance to explore a big chunk of Beirut while biking but also will get the chance to stop for a rest where locals tend to savor real, authentic, Lebanese dishes.
Where/When: Meeting point is in front of Cyclo Sport in Gemmayze. Check the events regularly posted on the facebook page.Price: $35 / 52,500 LL Registration is required.
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!Where/When: Kuwait embassy roundabout at 9:30 am Every Friday (but please check the events regularly posted on the facebook page)Price: $ 50 including back and forth public transport, entrance to two international ruins sites, a refreshment stop, and a local Lunch.
PRIVATE TOURS 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 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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