Often referred to as “the Paris of the Middle East,” Beirut is a modern city layered with paradoxes and cultural complexities that are rarely unpacked by the Western traveler—while the surrounding Lebanese countryside offers ancient towns that are today some of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, as well as verdant wineries, crafts centers and opulent mansions. Back by popular demand, our groundbreaking Lebanon journey with Architectural Digest is once again available for curious travelers to experience. Participants will access precious ancient ruins that span civilizations and explore multi-ethnic cuisine and modern style, as borders are crossed and doors are opened to new perspectives.
A spot on this trip may be secured with a non-refundable deposit of $3,500, per person, with the remaining balance to be paid in full by February 1, 2020.
What to Expect
- Expert-guided historical and architectural touring in Beirut and the ancient and medieval cities of Sidon, Jezzine and Byblos
- Immersive cultural activities, including a cooking class with local Lebanese women, and private visits to top design houses and ateliers
- The chance to explore artistic and community-oriented architecture and design projects
- Festive group meals at private residences and palaces, as well as Beirut’s best restaurants, with influential locals
- Experience an emerging destination with Mitchell Owens, AD’s Decorative Arts Editor, and Alison Levasseur, AD’s Interiors & Garden Director—as well as an Indagare host (to be announced).
WhenMay 1 - 6, 2020
Length6 days / 5 nights
Type of TravelerIntellectuals , Trailblazers , Art Lovers