|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£162|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£145|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£412|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£285|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£109|
Lebanon's capital city is without a doubt one of the most attractive, friendly and tolerant cities in the Middle East region. The gleaming mosques, restored colonial relics and ever-welcoming faces of Beirut's effervescent locals are the perfect advertisement for what modern Beirut is all about. Within an hour of arriving in the city visitors will find themselves captivated by the engaging and vibrant capital which really is a genuinely delightful place to spend some time in.
Lebanon's very agreeable Mediterranean climate ensures there is never a bad time to visit. Getting to Beirut from the UK is relatively straightforward as a number of airlines now operate regular flights from London with a flight time of 4½ hours. With no recognisable tram or metro system available as such, visitors have to rely either on foot power or on Beirut's bus system to get around the city. Walking is often the better of the two options as Beirut's bus networks can be chaotic at times. Taxis - private and shared - are also available. British visitors need to adjust their watches forward upon arrival as Lebanon keeps to Eastern European Time (GMT+2).
Whilst the city's mosques and churches are well worth seeing and its beaches are a delight; it could be argued that just being here is the highlight of most visitors' Beirut holidays – the city really is that infectious! Whether partying with hip, young things in Gemmayzeh, taking a stroll with Lebanese families along the Corniche or watching the world go by amongst openly gay patrons at a bar or café on Rue Hamra; being in Beirut has a way of making most visitors feel alive in an incredibly positive and life-affirming way.