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Hello, my name is Gabriel and have the pleasure and honor to meet people of different nationalities visiting Lebanon for tourist purposes. and specifically wanting to explore Beirut the Phoenix city full of sites related to dark tourism.
I used to work in a maritime agency in Beirut dealing mainly with ships and crew member formalities at Beirut port.
Since February 2011 I organize tours to archaeological and historical sites in any of the 6 Provinces that make up Lebanon. The demand on religious tours, wine tasting tour and dark tourism has increased in the last couple of years. Eco tourism tours are also gaining popularity with more tourists visiting the Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve
the largest among the 6 nature reserves in Lebanon.
Most of the customers I meet are via Trip Advisor which I am also the Destination Expert for Lebanon since March 2008. I have studied tourism at The Travel Institute, Wellesley, Massachusetts, U. S. A. and I have the professional designation  "Certified Travel Associate" (CTA). I follow regularly seminars related to tourism at The Beirut Academy for Travel Sciences .
As a tour operator I have already worked out numerous tour programs and itineraries for visitors coming to explore Lebanon's temple, castles, palaces, museums, wineries, shrines, souks and actual modern life.
My clients come from all directions of the globe most of them come from Australia, Canada, Europe and the U. S. A.
I lead individuals and group tours across Lebanon and design my excursions with a focus on local culture.
Most visited tourist attractions in Lebanon: Roman Baalbeck Temple - Anjar Omayyad Ruins - Jeita Grotto - Kefraya Winery - Byblos Castle Complex - Sea Castle in Sidon and the Souks - Roman Hyppodrom in Tyre -
Moussa Castle - Deir el Qamar - Beit Eddine Palace - Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve - the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa - St Gilles Castle in Tripoli and the old Souks.
I am passionate about travelling and communicating with people from all different cultures. I am friendly and cheerful person and tend to treat my clients as if they were my friends, you will enter into friendly discussion and learn about the country throughout local eyes.
As for languages, I provide tours in English, French and Arabic and have a medium level of German.
My walking tour is perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Beirut prior to explore other sites in different Provinces.
I cater to individuals and ideally for small groups between 2 - 4 people, and I am more than happy to handle groups of 12 and more.
The tours listed here are just a sample of what I can offer and I can also customize the tour for you based on what you want to do in the time you are available, just give me the details and I will prepare your own personalized custom tour.
Areas to be visited can be tailored to suit your particular interests. I will suggest an itinerary to match your interests and time frame.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Beirut.

I am always happy to answer your queries and hear of your holiday experiences or suggestions especially if they help me improve my service.
And I will work closely with the  travel service provider to ensure you enjoy the best holiday value - wherever in Lebanon you want to explore.
I enjoy nothing like transferring my education, experience, and professionalism to tourism field. I'm excited to drive tourists to historical monuments of Lebanon. When a tourist land here with no hotel booking or plans, all it needs is a few minutes to schedule the best itinerary for her/him according to her/his budget. I dedicate my time, resources and bargaining capability so tourist get the best experience in Lebanon.
I speak Arabic, English, French and German.