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
- Dive into Beirut’s emerging art and design scene with curator- and artist-led visits of top contemporary art galleries, museums, ateliers and studios, with opportunities for guided shopping in up-and-coming design neighborhoods.
- Discover one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Middle East—and the world— through expert-guided historical and architectural touring in Beirut and the ancient cities of Sidon, Jezzine and Byblos, with visits to the most important monuments, gardens, palaces, mosques and archaeological sites.
- Immerse yourself in Lebanese culture through a cooking class with a local chef and private visits to top design collectives, with the chance to learn about community-oriented projects from the people who are behind them.
- Savor the Lebanese countryside with visits to a citrus grove and the award-winning IXSIR vineyard, one of the highest wineries in the world. IXSIR is known for its white wines and cutting-edge sustainable architecture.
- Make new friends and learn about Lebanese culture from influential locals over group meals at Beirut’s hottest restaurants—as well as dazzling residences featured in the pages of AD.
- Add on a custom Indagare-planned trip extension to Jordan, Egypt or beyond.
WhenMay 1 - 6, 2020
Length6 days / 5 nights
Type of TravelerIntellectuals , Trailblazers , Art Lovers