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Jan said:   January 21st, 2015 2:03 am

Dear Ronnie Chatah, I am so very sorry to read that you lost your father and especially in this horrible way. My father also passed on exactly the same day. May you find strength and that flicker of hope again. In sorrow and sympathy, Jan



Svenja said:   May 17th, 2014 3:12 pm

Hello Ronnie, I am so sorry to hear your father was killed. I went on your tour 2 years ago and of all citytours I have done it was the best one ever! Svenja



Rebecca Rose said:   January 21st, 2014 1:16 pm

Ronnie, I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter who works in Beirut informed me of the very tragic news. I was on your tour in August 2013. You shared with us Beirut's heart, its scars and its mind. Your father had reason to be proud of you. His legacy will continue despite those who wish to destroy it.



Emma Hayward said:   January 9th, 2014 6:41 pm

Ronnie, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I took your tour in October, 2012, and then we hung out a few times at Bread Republic with my roommate Maria. Your tour introduced me to a Beirut that, despite its scars from the war, was resilient and elegant. I fell in love with that city, and walked nearly everywhere I went after that. It's unfathomable to think of this happening to your family. My deepest condolences, and hope for a more peaceful future.



Maureen Jonson said:   January 2nd, 2014 11:49 pm

Dear Ronnie, We are Canadians whose son lives in Beirut since he has married a Lebanese woman. During one of our visits there, a couple of years ago we took your tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. In the last couple of years, we have been saddened to hear of the violence in Lebanon and horrified by what happened Dec. 29. Only today did I realize that it was your father and I am so sad for your loss and this terrible loss for Lebanon. You will be in our prayers. Maureen Jonson



Randa said:   December 29th, 2013 3:38 pm

Dear Mr. Chatah, I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I am also so sorry for all of us Lebanese who also lost someone of the stature of your father. I had not heard of him before the terrible attack ( I work outside Lebanon since many years) , but I have read a great deal about him since then and realize how important he and other people like him are to the idea of building a better Lebanon which is something that I hold dear in my heart. I felt compelled to write to you after seeing the incredible dignity you and your family have shown in the face of unspeakable tragedy and madness. I wish you and your family strength, Yours sincerely, Randa Hassan 



Mike Smith said:   December 27th, 2013 7:12 pm

Ronnie, so sorry for your loss. Took your tour 2010. Lebanon needs more like your Father and you. Sensible, moderate, devoted to Lebanon. RIP Mohammad Chatah.



Michael Collins said:   December 23rd, 2013 6:19 am

A fascinating and fun tour. I learned a lot, laughed a lot and came to love Beirut. I'll definitely recommend Ronnie Chatah and BeBeirut. I'm author of St George and the Dragons, and The American Panorama.



Piéric said:   December 22nd, 2013 12:45 pm

Many thanks to Ronnie (and his team) for the tour. I walked, I learned, I laughed ... to sum up: a great moment to share with friends. 



Alen Barbić said:   August 19th, 2013 8:54 am

Very interesting and educational tour. Ronnie was excellent. The best way to learn about Beirut.



Farhat Al Harthy said:   August 13th, 2013 7:39 pm

The best 4 hours spent in Beirut! Very informative and interesting… I also like that it was interactive, very well planned and covered a lot. If only History classes were taught like this!. This is a Must Do tour. 



Samantha said:   August 8th, 2013 1:09 pm

A pleasant and educational experience. Ronnie was so informative, but weaved dry facts into a wonderful story. Oral history at its finest!



Rebecca Rose said:   August 6th, 2013 7:43 am

Amazing, interesting, fascinating! And that's just Ronnie! Learned so much about Beirut's history, life and psyche all rolled into one. Knowledgable and passionate, this is a MUST do tour. Thanks so much and we'll be recommending it.



Nigel Bond said:   July 1st, 2013 5:13 pm

An excellent tour! Most interesting and educational. Well delivered and organised. I've been in and out of Beirut since 2000 and I discovered a lot. Fully recommended. I wish Ronnie had tours for other areas of Beirut . Thank you. 



John Banian said:   June 20th, 2013 9:18 pm

Thank you Ronnie! I would recommend this tour to anyone. Very informative and fun. Even discovered facts about my Armenian roots. This is the best way to learn about the amazing history of this beautiful city.



Samia Foster said:   May 18th, 2013 9:45 pm

Scott and I loved your tour! We are so glad we took it -- we learned so much, and really appreciated the places you took us (some of which we weren't allowed to walk through on our own!!). Many thanks for embarrassing me with my Arabic reading. Can't wait to start reading Beirut. We look forward to touring with you again!!



pascale said:   May 15th, 2013 5:36 pm

Fantastic, you walk, you learn, you laugh ...



Derek Issacs said:   April 7th, 2013 9:12 pm

Absolutely fabulous, totally informative and interesting. I have lived in Beirut for 11 years yet I still learnt new facts about the city. Ronnie, the tour guide, is an absolute gem and has extensive knowledge about the subject matter imparted. Clearly he researches well. Don't miss out on this excellent walking tour of Beirut. Derek A Issacs, Executive Editor, Adam Levant 



Yemi said:   March 10th, 2013 8:13 pm

I had heard from many sources that it would be a very informative and enjoyable experience, still the four hours on Walk Beirut this afternoon by far exceeded my expectations! What a wonderful introduction to this fascinating city. Thank you, Ronnie.



Jan Lodge said:   February 24th, 2013 9:13 pm

Informative, interesting walking tour of Beirut. Great way to spend an afternoon. Learnt a lot. Thanks Ronnie



Adonis said:   January 27th, 2013 10:22 am

I love "walk beirut" :)



Claire said:   October 18th, 2012 12:23 pm

Fantastic tour, the highlight of our trip to Beirut - a must for anyone visiting the city.



Leif said:   October 7th, 2012 8:21 pm

Very interesting:) Best 4 hours spent ever! Ronnie, you were right: we love Beirut after this:)



Hala W. Mahmoud said:   June 30th, 2012 11:35 pm

This was the best walk tour I've ever experienced. It is a passionate, deep, and inspirational story-based voyage through the history of a wonderfully turbulent and beautiful city. It is definitely a must for anyone looking to learn about and enjoy Beirut!



maile bartholomew said:   June 28th, 2012 10:50 pm

My second time on the walking tour! Ronnie is a master...



James said:   June 18th, 2012 9:13 am

Well structured, intelligently researched and expertly delivered by the guy with the ponytail. Well, actually I didn't pay 'cos a friend paid for me, but if I had done, it would have been the best 20 bucks spent in Lebanon while I've been here. An absolute must if you're visiting Beirut. 



Rincy Roy & Joseph Roy said:   May 29th, 2012 3:17 pm

I was not really sure how the tour would be but, at the end of the 4 hours, I realized that if we hadn't made it, we would have missed all of Beirut! Our was a huge group on 27 May 2012, but, we totally enjoyed the walk of the city. There is so much history to it and thank you Ronnie for making it interesting. Would love to visit your city again and do the tour too! God bless Lebanon!!!



Randa Kabrit said:   April 30th, 2012 3:41 pm

I am lebanese and recently moved back to Beirut after being abroad for over 10 years. Even for a lebanese living in Lebanon for a while now, I highly enjoyed Ronnie's tour. I was able to learn so much about the history of the city I live in. Normally, I am not a fan of tours AT ALL nor of visiting historical sites, but this walk was so much fun and Ronnie made it so interesting I would easily do it again. Now I'm waiting for my friends to visit from abroad so I can join them on the tour again. 



Jim Paton said:   April 25th, 2012 7:30 am

Ronnie's tour is worth its weight in gold. I spent two weeks in Beirut, and this was clearly the highpoint in my learning about the city. It is not a difficult tour, I am 75 and it was a breeze. I learned an enormous amount, and felt a part of the history as we walked through the various areas. It is a 'must' for anyone who wants to have an interesting, informative, yes also amusing account of the city. Highly recommended!



Liliana Nogueira Bonilla said:   April 21st, 2012 2:00 pm

Ronnie thank you so much for a great insight to your country and culture! You made it incredibly understandable and enjoyable! It was the highlight of our trip and my birthday celebration! Would highly recommend you and the tour to everyone and will repeat again next time. One of your fans from 15th April huge group you had!



David said:   April 20th, 2012 4:32 pm

Fascinating and insightful tour with a guide who is clearly passionate about his city. He begins with a guarantee that you will love Beirut by the end of the tour. He is true to his word. 



Debbie Tacon said:   April 16th, 2012 5:50 pm

I'm old enough to have watched the story of the civil war in Beirut unfold on television. You never get the true story that way, or the feelings of those involved. This lucid and passionate exposition of those times is fascinating.




Kashan said:   April 16th, 2012 4:48 pm

Had already seen bits and bobs with my own exploration, but this truly gave me an insiders view with most of the stuff I wouldn't have known otherwise.



Clara said:   April 16th, 2012 8:25 am

Worth doing, definitely. Ronnie will guide you through Beirut's history and contradictions and after a four-hour walk you will only want to keep on exploring!



Beth said:   April 9th, 2012 7:53 pm

Couldn't recommend it more; amazing insights into every sphere - culture, politics, architecture, finance - from an incredibly dedicated and informed individual. Thanks Ronnie. 



Derek said:   March 18th, 2012 7:18 pm

There are tour guides who paint a factual picture of a city... and then there is Ronnie. His path through the city is as woven into the urban fabric as his storytelling. Like the pied piper he leads his band of happy followers, drawing interesting and amuzing anecdotal facts from each nook and cranny of the city. Beirut and Lebanon's colourful past is laced with its current dilemmas and challenges to create a truely enjoyable and captivating few hours. Do NOT miss this one. Thanks again Ronnie. See you soon with new visitors.



Jane Bieger said:   February 20th, 2012 6:04 am

Brilliant! Ronnie leads his group (and shepherds them across the streets stopping even Beiruti drivers!) through the complexities of Beirut with good humour and an obvious sincerity. Do your homework first and you might even win a prize! This tour is a true gem and a must on your itinerary. 



the knight family said:   February 18th, 2012 4:51 pm

Ronnie's Walk Beirut is an essential tour for any visitor to this unique and eclectic city. 



Erin and Keith said:   February 13th, 2012 8:13 am

I loved Beirut from the moment I arrived and your tour really bought this beautiful city and its remarkable people to life for me. Thanks for delivering history and modern life with a sense of humour and appreciation of the ridiculous. I really think you gave us a glimpse of the heart of the city. Thanks Ronnie



Nicole said:   February 12th, 2012 9:29 pm

The tour was great, Ronnie was even greater & this tour is a must for every visitor. You make us love Beirut even more...Thank you & we hope to see u again. 1/2012. Nassos-Nicole



Ahmed Kandil said:   February 11th, 2012 6:40 pm

well well well, I came thru this website after I read some reviews from fellow travelers saying how good their tour was, I booked it for me and my two friends while we were visiting Beirut on December 2011, and it was by far the best experience we had, we went thru Beirut's history with the very knowledgeable, very friendly, very funny dude, Ronnie. Ronnie and his photographer friend Claudia were amazingly friendly and open for questions, they knew what they were doing, and in our final stop, Ronnie gave me an amazing book as a gift, I loved it. In this tour we lived Beirut's ancient history with all its heritage, what's found and what's lost of it. We lived the revolution and its overwhelming emotions. We have seen how wars and disputes could destroy a city and how Lebanese people had an amazing ability of rebuilding their city. We have seen the beauty of Beirut's architecture and how it's influenced. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, just get yourself some comfy shoes and a bottle of water and live the experience. Sincere thanks to you, Ronnie.



Jennifer J said:   February 9th, 2012 8:45 am

A big highlight of our visit, rich storytelling and insider details that we couldn't have gotten from a guidebook. This was our 2nd time on the tour, and it was just as fun as the first. Thanks again Ronnie!



Hannah said:   January 16th, 2012 2:25 pm

Excellent tour! Will take all my friends and family when they visit. I can tell this isn't just a job but a passion! Loved it! 



Nassos said:   January 11th, 2012 3:10 pm

Ola was entaxi!Every visitor clever informed about Beirut,will take that tour!The rest..........will just carry around themselfs in the city!



Michael Portz said:   January 7th, 2012 12:23 pm

Thanks Ronnie for the fabulous tour!! Beirut is an amazing place and thanks to you I understand a little bit more about it.



Annika said:   December 31st, 2011 9:27 pm

Best city tour ever (around the globe)! Keep going... I wish you all the best and let your hair grow. All the best from Leia and Annika (German girls) 



Moloneys said:   December 31st, 2011 5:32 pm

What a great tour! Mix of very interesting information and humour - what a fascinating place. Good mix of stops (although didn't need a pit stop for coffee) and well presented. Would definately recommend it to anyone visiting. 



Francisco said:   December 18th, 2011 11:37 pm

Fantastic tour! I'm always skeptical about guided tours and was quite afraid to join this one, however today I changed my opinion! Ronnie creates a storyline/walk that sets a foundation to tell the flourishing and rather bumpy history of the loveable Beirut. Totally worth! Many thanks!x



Marty Garrison said:   December 11th, 2011 10:15 pm

Outstanding! Ronnie leads you through Beirut with phenomenal story telling backed up by an incredible depth of historical and local knowledge. Not to be missed. 



JT said:   November 26th, 2011 10:37 pm

Really enjoyed the tour today! I will recommend it to all my colleagues who travel to Beirut!



James Molony said:   November 20th, 2011 7:04 pm

Thanks Ronnie for an excellent tour last Sunday - you should consider writing a guidebook!



nadine et william 13 Novembre 2011 said:   November 15th, 2011 2:31 pm

just wanted to thank you for this great tour!we really enjoyed our afternoon and recommanded to everybody! 



Rick Fortier said:   November 10th, 2011 12:26 am

Ronnie, Thanks again for the truly awesome way in which you informed, enlightened and entertained about Beirut and Lebanon. The history as well as the present came alive for us in a remarkable fashion. From a 3rd generation Lebanese-American



nathan and Louise said:   November 9th, 2011 9:52 am

Just wanted to thank you for a fantastic tour! We enjoyed every bit of it. 



Carol & Bob Ogrodnik/St. Louis, MO. said:   November 8th, 2011 2:20 am

Hi Ronnie, The very best tour ever!! You held our attention every step of the way. I would recommend your tour to anyone visiting Beirut. 



Anil said:   November 5th, 2011 12:38 pm

Without doing this tour you will simply not appreciate Beirut or Lebanon fully. And it's tremendous fun. We loved it.



Norman and Jane Hudson said:   October 30th, 2011 6:20 pm

The earlier tour we had wished to join was booked up but it was well worth waiting for. An entertaining, highly informative, introduction to both Beirut and the history of Lebanon which put all that we were seeing around us into context and enhanced our understanding and enjoyment. Highly recommended



Jonathan said:   October 24th, 2011 11:01 am

This should be by far and away one of the highlights of anyone's visit to Beirut. I cannot recommend it highly enough as an introduction to - or revision of - the strange and practically unbelievable history of this endlessly exciting and fascinating city.



Georges said:   October 24th, 2011 8:25 am

Awesome tour + Awesome city + Awesome group + Awesome guide = AWESOMENESS. Thanks Ronnie. I now appreciate Beirut much much more than before. 



Lisa said:   October 23rd, 2011 8:27 pm

We absolutely loved Ronnie's tour that we took on 16 October 2011. Ronnie is a talented narrator of this complex and diverse city; he speaks with passion and humour, full of fascinating insights and knowledge. There is no better way to experience and start to understand Beirut. Most highly recommended and accessible to all.



Robin Sandow said:   October 23rd, 2011 5:11 pm

This really was a most interesting city walk, the time passing incredibly quickly. This really is a must do!



Angela said:   October 16th, 2011 10:07 am

I was in Beirut in 2007 and the city has changed so much during the last years. Taking the tour was a great opportunity to get to know the city again. Even you might be scared when you read that the tour last 3,5h, every single minute is worthy! 



Dave F said:   October 14th, 2011 8:10 am

Highly recommend this tour -- informative, provocative, and thoughtfully constructed. I would consider it a "must do" for anyone visiting Beirut. On Ronnie's advice, I bought Samir Kassir's book on Beirut at the Al-Nahar store and, while reading it, I feel like I am enjoying the continuation of my "Walk Beirut" experience.



Jennifer said:   October 11th, 2011 7:50 am

I did the tour like a couple of months ago... I loved it!! as a Lebanese you tend to think you'd know everything that can be said ... well no... it wasso informative and interesting !! I advise all lebanese and non-lebanese to go on this tour that gives you architectural, historical and funny insights about the city !! 



Sebastian said:   September 27th, 2011 9:10 pm

Shukran Ronnie for this brilliant Beirut tour. This was a great way to experience this city and was a lot of fun. There's plenty to learn from the walk, even if you've read up on the city beforehand or even been/lived here for a while. I will be recommending this walk to all my friends who come to Lebanon and may even join the tour again at some point. 



Line said:   September 19th, 2011 8:41 am

Excellent tour of Beirut! Thanks Ronnie for making us discover the charm of the city. I definitely encourage every Lebanese to walk Beirut, not only to better know our city but to better appreciate its rich history. 



Trishool said:   September 8th, 2011 5:38 pm

Ronnie's Walk Beirut just eased me into the city right away.And I met some really cool friends on the tour. If u r in Beirut and want to know the city,its complexity and beauty,let Ronnie take the drivers seat and rest assured it's going be one hell of a ride.



Andrea Holley said:   August 29th, 2011 9:37 pm

I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Beirut. Whether it is your first time in the country or your one hundredth, there is something for everyone. The time flew by and I enjoyed it immensely. I can only hope that more people will have the chance to learn about Beirut through Ronnie's insight and stories. 



David Anderson said:   August 15th, 2011 1:26 pm

My only regret is that I should have done the walking tour at the beginning of my trip to beirut so that I could have spent more time walking around beirut with the extra knowledge that I had learned during Ronnie's tour. Very informative, great time to do it during the day and great places visited. Like Byblos this is a must during your trip



Kacem Jlidi said:   August 15th, 2011 8:26 am

I had already visited Beirut before and have plenty Lebanese friends but never managed to understand it's complexity until I met Ronnie through the Walk Beirut. To any on you out there considering to visit Beirut, you should do this tour first thing, it will mean a lot at the end when figuring out the meaning of the writings on the ticket you would get! Simply, fun, informative and unforgettable..would do it again if I get the chance. Thanks 



Angeline and Sean O'Connor said:   July 27th, 2011 1:05 am

We visited Lebanon in May and did the Walk Beirut tour with Ronnie. What an interesting and informative tour it was, we certainly understood Lebanon and Beirut in particular as a result. I recommend this tour to anyone visiting this beautiful country and suggest you do it early on in your visit. Thanks Ronnie for a great time and we love the t-shirts!!



Nada said:   July 16th, 2011 8:02 pm

Rany thank you so much for this tour,i want to say that i am Lebanese living in Lebanon for 23 years and i didn't know that much about beirut,of course i know its history but i didn't know where the sites are. i enjoyed the way you were talking,very energetic and full of informations :) thank u



Dina C said:   June 12th, 2011 8:28 pm

I had visited Beirut twice before and thought I knew the city pretty well - that was UNTIL I joined the walk! Thank you Ronnie for re-introducing me to Beyrouth and thank for being you!!! Dina the Greek :)



Elena said:   June 6th, 2011 3:38 pm

Great job, Ronnie! I thoroughly enjoyed your walking tour. It more than surpassed my expectations. Extremely entertaining and informative, I would highly recommend it for anyone new to Beirut. 



George and Kris Saad said:   June 5th, 2011 4:14 pm

Thanks so much Ronnie for a wonderful tour! Kris and I enjoyed it tremendously. Your knowledge of the Lebanese history, and your pleasant attitude, were superb. We came out of the tour very satisfied and with a lot more knowledge than expected! The four hours passed by so quickly, and enjoyably! I will highly recommend your tours to anybody visiting Lebanon. Thanks again!



Anne-Marie & Pat said:   May 31st, 2011 12:17 pm

Ronnie - thanks so much for a fantastic tour of beirut. we did the tour on our 2nd day in Beirut and it explained so much about the city and made s much more sense of everthing we saw thereafter. Ronnie has a wealth of knowledge and the tour provided a fantasic insight into the way this complex and mind boggling country works. An absolute must for anyone visiting Lebanon



Rhonda Scott said:   May 30th, 2011 1:22 pm

Thank you so much, Ronnie! What a fantastic way to learn about Beirut. We enjoyed the tour immensely and you really made history come alive for us. We'll be recommending you to everyone who is coming to Beirut for the first time. 



Marty Aronson said:   May 14th, 2011 4:21 am

Ronnie, Ellen and I feel that the walking tour led by you in late January, 2011 was THE BEST such tour we have ever taken. Thank you for your enthusiasm and knowledge of your city and your sense of humor.



Cherry said:   May 7th, 2011 6:03 am

Thank you Ronnie for a most enjoyable tour of Beirut! You made the city come alive with your stories. In a few hours we learned so much about the city, its history, culture and people. I hope you have more of these "groups of 50" to worry about as your good work deserves to be heard by all visiting Beirut! Keep up the good work and the passion! With fond memories, from Hong Kong



Marta said:   May 2nd, 2011 3:36 pm

Back from Lebanon yesterday evening, I still have my head full of it. The walking tour last Saturday was absolutely wonderful and we learnt with it as much as in the rest of our trip. I could have walked 4 hours more!! Ronnie, thanks for sharing Beirut and your lovely country with us. PS. Yes, cut it!



Limin said:   April 20th, 2011 8:42 pm

Bonjour-an Ronnie ! Thank you for sharing with us the many layers of Lebanese history in just a few short hours. It was both an enriching and somewhat inspiring experience. Thank you for showing us parts of beirut that we wouldnt have dared to walk through alone :) Full respect for the Lebanese spirit of revolution. 



Doreen Adamany said:   April 19th, 2011 9:51 pm

Walk Beirut with Ronnie! It is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn all about Beirut -- its history, architecture, people, religions, culture and so much more. Ronnie brings a multitude of sites, sounds and stories of Beirut alive in this amazing 4-hour walking tour. It was a highlight my daughter, son-in-law and I shared during our visit to Beirut in the fall. An adventure we'll always cherish. 



Noel & Amar Elmowy said:   April 19th, 2011 9:11 am

Hi Ronnie We both had a great and enlightening look at Bierut last weekend and wish to say thankyou. The tour was absolutely enjoyed by my 10 year old son as it was by me!! :) Best wishes Eoel Elmowy Sydney Australia



Tamara said:   April 5th, 2011 10:34 pm

Julie and I had a lovely time. We learned so much and have shared the experiences of the walk with countless colleagues here at the International Harm Reduction Association conference. Thank you ~ muchas gracias.



Gerald & Carina said:   March 28th, 2011 3:49 pm

Ronnie - you made Gerald's birthday! What an afternoon. Really special and there is no way we would have known, or even understood, much about the history of beautiful Beirut without your knowledge, humour and insights. An absolute must for anyone visiting Beirut and we look forward to our next trip. You are an absolute credit to the city and Lebanon - they should be proud to have you spreading the word. Keep going. PS : Don't cut the hair... you're a legend!



Elizabeth Etoll said:   March 11th, 2011 7:42 pm

Cold rain be damned (Feb 27th). Walk Beirut was a spectacular chance to learn so much via our fascinating guide extraordinaire, Ronnie. I learned more than I had on previous four trips combined. Shukrun!



Tama Moore said:   March 1st, 2011 9:24 am

Hi Ronnie, I came through with my family in January from New Zealand and we absolutely loved the walk you took us on. We learnt so much about Beirut by actually seeing the sites it really felt as though we truly experienced Lebabnon. There were many sites we could have walked to ourselves but hearing about the history of places through your local stories and expereince really helped us to understand and appreciate the history. Thank you so much. We have already recommended your tour to freinds on route to Beirut and will make sure we let many more people know, Best wishes, thanks again, Tama



Camille & Stephane said:   January 11th, 2011 11:03 pm

Dear Ronnie, many thanks for the very nice tour introducing us to Beirut and its history. We really enjoyed your explanations. It was very interesting. Thank you also for bringing us to this very nice restaurant!!! We wish you a winderful year. Best. 



Sonya &Travis said:   January 5th, 2011 4:28 pm

Many thanks Ronnie & team for an amazingly insightful, eye-opening tour of Beirut. We would never have experienced or seen the city in quite the same way without 'Walk Beirut' - it was definitely a highlight of our trip to Lebanon! 



Gary, Sheffield, UK said:   January 4th, 2011 8:53 pm

We did the tour in October (yeah it took a while to sign the guestbook...) and was so pleased we did. I learnt more in those fascinating 4 hours than I ever would by reading books. Ronnie dispenses with the dull factoids that make up most tours and gets straight down to the interesting stuff on Beirut's eventful recent history and brings it to life. Very highly recommended even if you - like me - would normally avoid a guided tour.



Eric said:   January 2nd, 2011 8:30 pm

Hi Ronnie, great tour. You are an amazing guide. Many thanks, Eric



Michael M. said:   November 30th, 2010 10:42 am

Walk Beirut was the highlight of our trip. My wife and I do not usually go on guided tours and instead prefer to tour on our own... we already made an escape plan in case we didn't enjoy Walk Beirut... we were WOW'd instead. Incredible experience. Ronnie presents Beirut to you the way a friend would show you his childhood home, accenting the walk with neighborhood anecdotes, historical facts and personal stories. A trip to the Middle East without experiencing Walk Beirut would be a trip wasted. And no, we didnâ??t need to use our guided tour escape planâ?¦ instead we stayed until the very end and even shared a drink with Ronnie afterwards. Walk Beirut now! 



Wendy Alomani said:   November 18th, 2010 7:40 pm

Bonjouran! Our family really enjoyed our day with you! It is clear you are passionate about your city and its history. You are a recomarkable young man! Although we enjoyed all of Lebanon, our tour with you was the highlight of our trip. Long live Beirut and Ronnie! Wendy, Ahmad, Jake, Lily and Joey Alomani



Rasha said:   November 2nd, 2010 9:40 am

Hi Ronnie, Thank you very much for the amazing tour through Beirut. It was very interesting and full of information. You really did and do a great job. Just go on and good luck.



Sarah said:   November 1st, 2010 8:09 am

Thank you Ronnie for this amazing experience! I really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot more about Beirut. I definitely recommend this to both locals and tourists :)



Helen Swain said:   October 29th, 2010 12:01 pm

Hello Ronnie, I think I mentioned it already (quite a lot) but your tour was really fascinating and I am so glad I didn't miss it. I wish I could do a tour like this, with someone as well-informed and passionate about the city and its history, in every city I visit. I hope I can come back to Beirut before too long and do it again! Many thanks and all the best to you.



Petra said:   October 19th, 2010 4:58 pm

Hi Ronnie, one of the best sightseeing tours in the world I ever had. Thanks a lot for 4 such interesting & amazing hours! Take care & greetings from Germany



Bianca Carpentier said:   September 28th, 2010 6:57 pm

Dear Ronnie- Thank you for taking me on, by far, the best tour I have ever experienced. You handled a unique challenging situation during our tour with grace. Thank you for being such a strong example of poise and class. Take care. -Bianca



David Kelly said:   September 26th, 2010 12:10 pm

Ronnie thanks a million for the tour-really enjoyed it-loved martyr's square, the holiday inn and the green line-can't wait to tell all my Irish friends about it-going back to ireland in december-will defo do it again b4 i leave :)



Maria said:   September 20th, 2010 7:48 am

I absolutely loved the tour. I was deeply moved by the passion Tom and Ronnie have for their city. I will bring my guests to this tour everytime they come to Beirut. Thank you for an amazing time!



Rashid said:   September 12th, 2010 8:50 pm

Ronnie & Tom, Your walking tour of Beirut was by far the most interesting tour I have ever taken. I look forward to coming to Beirut in the near future and exploring all the new neighborhoods you showed us.



Peter & Ulli said:   September 12th, 2010 3:50 pm

Hi Ronnie, to make a long story short: great guide / interesting places / lots of insight into the city's history / a perfect experience. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Beirut. One piece of advice: Ronnie, seriously change your walking shoes! Otherwise you'll get serious back issues! ;-) Greetings, Peter & Ulli



Aziz said:   September 8th, 2010 9:14 pm

The Walk Beirut tour was the perfect way to start our 10-day stay in Beirut. I'm of Lebanese heritage and studied Middle Eastern history in college, but I learned more about the complicated political history of Lebanon and how the civil war affected Beirut from Ronnie's tour than I ever did in a classroom. In addition, the streets of Beirut can be confusing (to say the least), and the tour helped us orient ourselves around the city and uncovered new neighborhoods that we never would have found on our own. (Who knew there was an Evangelical Armenian Christian quarter in Beirut?) I can unequivocally recommend this tour to anyone with a passing interest in Lebanon, from tourists to natives. Thanks Ronnie!



ali rabarison said:   August 30th, 2010 1:36 pm

Ronnie, thank you for the wonderfull tour yesterday. I had no change to thank you at the end. After four weeks staying in Beirut I had a lot of questions about this city, and her buildings. And you answered them all in a very integer way. Your knowlegde is impressive. Ali



Sara-Luise & Mads said:   August 25th, 2010 3:49 pm

Just wanted to give our best recommendations to the walking tour with Ronnie. We found Beirut a difficult city to get to know but the tour really changed that. Also it has to be said that Ronnie is a really nice guy! Thanks from the danish tour-guides in training.



Sonia & Lorenzo said:   August 21st, 2010 12:50 pm

That was the best city tour we ever did! Though ist was more than 4 hours walking with incredible temperatures is was a perfect way to start discovering Beirut and its history. Thank you Ronnie for the great time we had. I will recommend this tour to all my guests coming for a visit in the next years :-)



Paul and Chris said:   August 13th, 2010 6:07 am

Hi Ronnie Not sure if you remembered us, father and son from Australia, but originally from Zgharta. We had a great time on your walk, Chris particualrly thought it was the highlight of his trip



Philip Liverpool said:   August 12th, 2010 11:39 am

We took the walking tour of Beirut on 7th August with a group of 5 (3 adults, and 2 children), and without a doubt it was one of the highlights of our 2 week visit to Lebanon. We enjoyed access to beautiful and interesting parts of Beirut that are not accessible by car, and gained an understanding of Beirut and Lebanon's history. The information was pitched at all levels/age groups, and we were able to get more out the tour by listening to Ronnie at each stop and discussing details with Tom on the walks betwen each stop. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lebanon. If I had just one day in Beirut, this would be the thing to do.



Ronnie said:   August 11th, 2010 12:53 pm

To 'an American', please leave your real name and real e-mail address in order to post your feedback properly. Thanks.



Faris said:   August 10th, 2010 7:18 am

The Walk Beirut tour-guide, Ronnie, tells a wonderful and gripping tale of the past and present of Beirut. He dispels myths, reveals the city's hidden secrets, and as you walk with him among the many landmarks you can't help but feel that you are part of a unique experience. The tour incorporates the historical quarters of Beirut's many religious communities, the lingering reminders of Lebanon's Civil War (the Holiday Inn, the trenches, the Green Line, the Jewish quarter in downtown) and the architectural heritage of this great city. With more twists and turns than a Poirot novel, Ronnie's Walk Beirut sets the bar as the first groundbreaking and truly pioneering tours of Beirut that satisfies the urges of both Beirutis and tourists alike.



Dina said:   August 8th, 2010 12:52 pm

I loved the tour. Ronnie has an amazing way of telling stories. I really enjoyed it and I strongly recommend it to everyone. The 4 hours and 1/2 passed so quickly. I was hesitating before going, not sure if it would be interesting or not. It turned out to be an amazing tour. I loved it, great job. :) 



Karen & Peter said:   August 3rd, 2010 2:21 pm

First day back in work after our trip to Beirut and missing it like mad. Didn't really know what to expect of Beirutâ?¦.It was amazing and this walk is the best way to explore and discover it. We forgot to book the walk before we travelled and we were kicking ourselves & then saw the poster in 'Dany's bar' - Thanks Ronnie & Tom had an exhausting but great time. P.S. Just a tip :) put a phone number on your posters!!



Laila Al-Yousuf said:   July 28th, 2010 9:28 am

PROBABLY THE BEST TOUR I HAVE EVER BEEN ON-DON'T MISS THIS!!! I visited Beirut for the first time in May and found out about this tour online. I was traveling by myself but I was so fascinated by the idea of a walking tour that tells the story of Beirut and I knew I had to go. I had a flight later that night but I had a feeling that I would not want to miss this experience and decided to go and then leave early-I'm so glad that I did what I could of the tour. This was one of the best tours I have ever been on, if not the best and I've traveled quite a bit. Rani is so informative, helpful, funny, sweet and has such pride in his country. His passion and storytelling are so captivating. He brings history to life. Walking down the streets with him, he will point out buildings that you might never notice and he can tell you why that is there, who put it there, how long ago it was put there, who wanted to tear it down, why they couldn't tear it down, and what will happen to it 50 years from now :) Then that building is not just a building, but maybe one of the most interesting buildings you have ever seen and you will never forget it:) He is the kind of person you can easily make friends with because he is so genuine and he wants to make sure that you enjoy your time. I returned to Beirut this month. Again, I had a flight that prevented me from completing the tour and there actually was not one scheduled for the day that I wanted to do it. His tour is so incredible, that I bought the 7 ticket minimum for only two people knowing that I could not even complete the tour. I am so fascinated by the history and enjoy his tour so much that I plan to take it everytime I go back to Beirut. I could not even imagine or want to go on a trip there without going on Rani's tour. I just wish there was a Rani in every city I visited :)



Andrew & Claire (UK via Dubai) said:   July 21st, 2010 2:29 pm

A fantastic tour. We wish we had taken it earlier on our stay, helps a fascinating (but confusing) place start to make sense :-) Many thanks, Ronnie.



Damian (USA/Kuwait) said:   July 14th, 2010 2:09 pm

The most in depth historical tour I have ever been on. I wish more tours in different places I visit(ed) had tours like this. Ronnie was not only extremely knowledgeable about Beirut's history, but he makes the 4.5 hours go by so quickly and he does it in a fun and enjoyable way. He also truly cares about his guests (customers) as he makes sure we enjoy ourselves and helps us at the end if need to. A+++++



Danny said:   July 9th, 2010 10:09 am

Unbelievable experience, very informative and fun. Ronnie is an amazing storyteller and talks about all the important parts of the city's past. Highly recommended whether this is your first visit to Beirut, or if you're a Lebanese and don't know your capital's secrets. Thanks again Ronnie.



Mei-Hwen said:   July 5th, 2010 3:03 pm

so many hidden gems uncovered during this tour. will recommend to anyone who goes to beirut. thanks ronnie!



Ciaran Wrynne(Ireland) said:   July 5th, 2010 2:58 pm

absolutely amazing tour,couldnt recommend it highly enough. super stuff.



Fionnuala Nic Conmara said:   July 5th, 2010 2:55 pm

We went on this trip yesterday and it was sensational. The tour guide was extremely friendly and very informative. We got to see a different side to the city and heard many different stories. The tour was full of hidden gems and it really brought the city alive for us. I seriously recommend this tour!



Pauline (Scoltand) & Kevin (England) said:   July 4th, 2010 3:11 pm

What a fantastic tour! Agree it is the best way to start off your visit to Beirut - you get not just your bearings but also a real feel for the city and her people. Thanks also for the top tips for local drinking establishments - much appreciated :) Hopefully see you again soon one day.



Ninna, Denmark said:   July 2nd, 2010 2:09 pm

I highly recommend this walking tour! It gave me a fantastic overview of the city and its history, and it´s a good way of getting to know Beirut when you´ve just arrived and have no idea how to start exploring. Finishing off the tour with a beer with the group was also very nice :) 



Ayse Kiziltan said:   June 29th, 2010 4:33 pm

The best walking tour I have ever had... Thank you very much Ronnie and Tom, it was a great pleasure discovering history and politics of Beirut with you. If you can send me a presentation of this great tour, I will really enjoy passing it to every single travel agency in Turkey... 



Ayse said:   June 14th, 2010 4:18 pm

Taking this tour was totally the smartest thing to do for our two day weekend visit to Lebenon. Ronnie is great about what he is doing, it was never boring, oppositely so interesting. He gave information about not only history but money, religions, fun facts and all. I recommend to everyone who goes to Lebenon (locals even :)). Chatting with you was also very nice Tom, thank to both of your hospitality!



Jean-Marie said:   June 13th, 2010 1:24 pm

This was a great eye-opening and informative tour. It really revealed the city under a new light. Ronnie, you did a great job bringing the monuments, streets and buildings to live. It was highlight on our trip and I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Beirut. P.S. Cut your hair ;)



Hilde said:   June 9th, 2010 2:17 pm

The walking tour through Beirut was great. I love it. Ronnie is a natural story teller and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. I can recommend the talking tour to all.



Andrew & Noelia said:   June 7th, 2010 8:50 am

Eye-opening! What a brilliant way to learn and discover Beirut. It was fun and not hard on the legs at all. We really felt we saw things that the average tourist would easily skip! Thank you so much Ronnie! It was the highlight of the trip!



Archie said:   May 31st, 2010 8:03 am

This really an excellent way to see Beirut and find out about its history. It may be a four and a half hour walking tour, but you are walking for less than half that time at an easy pace. Ronnie tells the story of Beirut with such enthusiasm and humour , its almost as if he were telling the story for the first time. Thanks Ronnie and Tom for a great well organised tour.



Karen said:   May 24th, 2010 2:55 pm

I booked this tour for my husband, myself and 2 friends for the day after we arrived in Beirut. It was ideal for getting our bearings in the city. Ronnie, the guide, is extremely interesting to listen to and the 5 hours go in like a flash. This tour was the highlight of our stay in Beirut.



Max Anders said:   April 8th, 2010 4:52 pm

An absolutely wonderful adventure! The walking tour helped me to experience and understand Beirut in a way that would have been impossible otherwise. Beirut is as complicated a city as it is amazing and this walking tour helped me to realize why I love it so much. It also helped me feel comfortable exploring the city on my own. Thanks so much Ronnie, this was definitely the highlight of my trip!



Jennifer, Burgess, Ariana & Alec said:   April 5th, 2010 8:45 pm

An absolutely delightful way to get to know Beirut!!! We were all impressed with the knowledge and thoughtfulness brought to this tour. Don't let the 5 hour time frame deter you; our 5 and 7 year-old children each walked it (with a few piggy-back rides of course). Thank you Ronnie!! 



Tom said:   April 5th, 2010 8:20 pm

A very special experience, made so special because of Ronnie. His love of this ancient and wonderful city, torn by so many political forces over the course of history, makes the tour both emotional and meaningful. Nothing like it and worth every $.



samantha & Roby Swan said:   April 5th, 2010 8:21 am

Ronnie knows his architecture, cultural history, and manages to give a balanced view of the hornet's nest of Lebanese politics with style, humour, insight. If you only do one touristy activity in Beirut - DO THIS! Many thanks Ronnie and Tom!



Ada said:   April 4th, 2010 8:25 pm

I took the tour today (Easter Sunday, 2010) and it's superb! It's a wonderful tour for anyone who wants to genuinely learn more about this city and the history behind it. You also get to explore some areas which you can hardly do it on your own. In short, a highly recommended tour. Thanks very much Ronnie. I'll help spread your tour in the East!



Fadi said:   April 2nd, 2010 3:10 pm

Great Tour! Both instructive and entertaining. A nice way to discover or re-discover certain parts the city. I would also recommended it for lebanese people. It is not common to walk in beirut, hence the tour adds an unprecedented layer to understanding the city. It's also a good exercice!



mireia y miguel ángel said:   March 30th, 2010 6:58 pm

We will write in Spanish the same good things about Ronnie and his tour, just in case any Spaniard will search this information Vale la pena reservar este tour. No se trata de una visita a la japonesa, es decir de sacar fotos y subir corriendo al autobús... se trata de caminar y conocer historias (la mayoría tristes, pero imprescindibles) de Beirut. 



umit said:   March 23rd, 2010 7:00 pm

Ronnie is fantastic !! He is very welcoming,informative,full of positive energy! I have really enjoyed the tour a lot and I recommend to everybody visiting Beirut which is an amazing city. 



Chadi said:   March 15th, 2010 7:45 pm

Went on the tour yesterday and absolutely loved it!! It was great and a lot of fun and very very informative even though i am lebanese :) Rony is also a very nice guy!! Highly recommended! 



Nynke said:   March 15th, 2010 10:07 am

The tour is amazing!! an absolute must for tourist as well as Lebanese who want to know more about the cities history and just have a good time. I highly reccomend the tour! 



Gael said:   March 14th, 2010 6:48 pm

A great way to spend a sunny sunday afternoon! I RE-discovered the places I knew best... but in a different way!! Thank you from a true Beiruti!



Tim said:   February 21st, 2010 7:53 am

Followed Ronnie around in mid-January with my girlfriend and her parents. What an amazing way to experience a city that is so rich, and also raw, with history, both recent and ancient. Highly, highly recommended, whether your first visit or your 50th.



pmplbut said:   February 17th, 2010 6:07 pm

Sounds Amazing! How about bikebeirut? Where do I Sign up!! 



Matthew said:   January 18th, 2010 8:25 pm

Took the walking tour on the first Sunday in January, and loved it. Not my first trip to Beirut, but still I learned lots and got to see lots that I didn't know about. A great atmosphere, some great stories - and great snacks too! A really memorable day. Thank you!



Peter Krogh Andersen said:   January 17th, 2010 9:32 am

This trip might be my best advice for people who's coming here - either for a short period of time or for a longer stay. I'm going to study at AUB this semester and took this trip on my third day here in Beirut, and I couldn't think of a better way to go in-depth with the amazing and violent history of Beirut. I highly recommend this five hours tour of horrifying facts and unbelievable legends with a more than well-prepared and inspiring guide.



Marta said:   January 13th, 2010 12:02 pm

Thank you very much to Roni for such a nice introduction of a nice city, interesting to discover, even more when you don't really know what your are going to find in a city so mediterrenean that I felt as if at home (a spanish visiting a Beiruti friend) 



Laila said:   January 13th, 2010 11:56 am

Thank you for a fun, informative (even for me, a Beiruti!), environmentally-friendly, health-conscious, original way of discovering Beirut ! 



Wade said:   January 4th, 2010 3:54 pm

Fantastic walking tour. Ronnie hasn't just memorized a lot of Beirut facts and anecdotes. Instead he understands Beirut history -- the ancient history, the mandate period, the civil war, and the reconstruction. I recommend the tour for people visiting Beirut for the first time or for people who have lived here for years.



Alain said:   December 30th, 2009 9:26 am

Hi, I just wanted to tell you that your initiative is excellent, I didn't do the tour with you, but I was reading about it.. Itâ??s really cool. Cheers A. 



Alykhan said:   November 25th, 2009 7:51 pm

Roni Just wanted to say hello from new york. Its been a few months, but seems like yesterday that i was in beirut. Never did make it to the chouf for that party, nor was able to meet up with your canadian journalist friend, but thanks for the info, and for an amazing tour that was the highlight of my experience in beirut. hope to see you again before long, and if im in providence, ill say hi to salim for you




Monika Ozdarka said:   November 24th, 2009 11:16 am

Hi Ronnie, thanks for the great walk, interesting tour, showing light and dark sides of the history of your town... with archeological greetings from Poland... and keep walking, keep talking... :))



Kasparian said:   November 22nd, 2009 8:48 pm

go around the world, live in the heaven....but you cannot enjoy like you enjoy in Beirut....



Ana said:   November 2nd, 2009 5:17 pm

I am planning to visit Beirut next year around march, and I would love to take one of your tours. Are you planning to schedule tours during that time? 



Catherine said:   October 28th, 2009 12:45 pm

Thanks for an interesting and informative tour! I never would have thought about looking inside the mosque...



Reina Heloui said:   October 2nd, 2009 10:46 am

Ronnie thanks for last week's tour! It was very interesting! And I think it's very innovative, one does sth different in the country, even the region!



Kristoffer said:   September 25th, 2009 10:34 pm

Thank you for a very interesting and insightful journey through Beirut!! 



Micheál Mac Diarmada said:   September 16th, 2009 2:49 am

I cant wait to meet you guys with a bunch of Irish in October 2009. Great site



Pippa said:   September 13th, 2009 3:03 pm

Thanks Ronnie! Your tour really brings the city to life. Will be back :-) 



Katy said:   August 30th, 2009 10:22 am

you can't miss this tour. The friends you will meet, the things that you will learn- and the fun you will have are reflection of this incredible city. Ronnie is a fantastic storyteller and makes the time fly by. I can't wait to take some more friends on this tour! Thanks Ronnie for a great afternoon! 



Chaz Blaschke said:   August 27th, 2009 8:47 am

We were turned on to the walking tour by a friend who had recently done it and had nothing but good things to say about it. Throughout our time there he was teaching us about interesting facts about the city/country, and after taking the tour myself I learned that he had got all the information from Ronnie and the tour! Ronnie is a cool ass dude and has a lot of good knowledge to share. I would highly reccomend the trip for not only tourists, but also those who live in the city, I am sure you will learn, and or see something new.



Lara said:   August 23rd, 2009 11:10 am

I was a little bit skeptical at first to be taking a walking tour of my own city, but it was definitely one of the best things I did during my visit back to Lebanon. For tourists, the tour is a reflection of the country as a whole, you'll be passing by the war-torn and the newly rebuilt, the modern and the historical and you'll get to understand things you're read or heard. For locals, you'll get a chance to walk and pay attention to little details that you've missed before and explore a different facet of Beirut. But for everyone, you'll get to meet some interesting folks and have a little dinner with them in a quiet serene part of the city and learn quite a few things. Ronnie is an excellent guide, he took the time to talk to each person individually and answer questions, made sure we were in the shade whenever we stopped/had water, and took great care in ensuring everyone's safety (I think he secretly enjoys stopping traffic and helping people cross the street). So don't be reluctant, just go on the tour! 



Maria Nsouli said:   August 17th, 2009 8:05 pm

Best thing I did during my stay in lebanon!!! Don't be afraid of walking for 4 hours, chances are you'll want to keep on walking after the tour is over. You'll get to discover Beirut's various facets with the help of Ronnie giving precious insights that even lebanese people don't necessary know. It's a must do!! Thanks Ronnie



Daniel said:   August 16th, 2009 10:15 am

Everybody keeps saying this but it's true: This tour really is amazing. It doesn't matter whether you know nothing about Lebanon/Beirut or whether you think that you already know a fair bit about it, this tour will show you sides of Beirut you would never see otherwise. Ronnie and the other guides will take you on a tour through Beirut's looong history - from its ancient Roman past, to its glorious days, from its darkest periods to its present state. It's incredibly informative - in the end you wish that it would go on way beyond its 5 hours. So, if you only have a few days to spend in Beirut, this is definitely THE thing to do! Thanks a lot Ronnie and the whole team!!



Lisa Jerejian said:   August 13th, 2009 6:57 am

What a wonderful way to see this amazing city! I recommend locals to do this tour as well as tourists. A big thank you to Ronnie our guide who was enthusiastic, very well informed and lucid in his explanations. I was a little concerned about the heat but the pace was gentle so no problem at all. Keep up the good work guys and see you again next month for another walk :) 



Julia Proctor said:   August 10th, 2009 5:05 pm

I had a wonderful time on Ronnie's tour. Beirut has so much to offer and it's hard to scratch the surface of it's history without a great guide- and Ronnie was just that. I learned a lot and had a lovely afternoon walking with new friends. Highly recommended 



Jenny said:   August 7th, 2009 10:02 pm

If you want to hear stories of Beirut which you have not heard before, or get a deeper insight into the various places of the city, or if you simply want to browse around with nice people, this is the tour to join! Ronnie Chatah is a very talented guide, and I can assure you that you will have a great time! 



Ernst said:   July 31st, 2009 12:56 pm

Walk Beirut is a great tour with a great guide. Ronnie is an amazing storyteller and never tired of answering questions. He did an amazing job educating us on the history, social life and architecture of Beirut, showed some of the hidden gems I would have never found on my own and added some funny anecdotes regarding the places we visited. I highly recommend the tour everyone who is interested in getting to know Beirut. 



Aaron said:   July 30th, 2009 2:17 pm

Really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. I think its generally geared towards a younger more energetic crowd especially during the summer when it is hot as the walk is not exactly short. Maybe think about starting a second tour that might be more geared towards older less mobile individuals. Thanks again. I really enjoyed it and have raved about it on lonelyplanet.com




Rabih Hanna Farah said:   July 30th, 2009 2:16 pm

This is an extremely amazing Idea; I believe you can expand it as much as you want. Iâ??ll pass it around to all the foreigners and none foreigners that want to get to know Beirut better, Great Job Guys, really. 



Louise said:   July 30th, 2009 2:16 pm

Highly recommended. Had a really enjoyable afternoon/evening. Loved the stories!!!!!! Will recommend to all. Thanks Ronnie







Jenifer said:   July 30th, 2009 2:15 pm

Grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Ronnie Chatah (of www.Ronnie's_Remarkable_Rambles.com !!!) for a very, very good afternoon and evening stroll through beirut, its history and social and economic strata. The 5 hours were so well paced and Ronnie's commentary was fascinating. To someone who has only read about Beirut in the newspapers and seen the city through the lens' of foreign neewscasts, this walk was a real eye-opener - thoughtful and thought provoking, and showed off such a range of magnificent buildings, iconic sites and ruins. Many thanks, and I'm sorry I won't have time this trip to do the architecture focussed walk as well. 







Faye said:   July 30th, 2009 2:14 pm

hi rony, thx again for a fabulous tour & great company the other nite. i really enjoyed meeting u & maurine & then hanging out afterwards


Sarah said:   July 30th, 2009 2:14 pm

Hi, Ronnie, Thanks for the great tour. It was both informative and fun! Got to see a lot of places I hadn't discovered on my own. Hope you continue to get a good crowd this summer. If I come across people looking to tour the city, I'll definitely recommend Walk Beirut. 



Deb said:   July 30th, 2009 2:13 pm

Hi Ronnie, I enjoyed the walk beirut experience. Interesting new places and a fun afternoon. 



Bhagyanath said:   July 30th, 2009 2:13 pm

I had the good fortune on being a part of the beirut walk conducted by Ronnie and Maureen on the 30th of May,2009, by putting my bet on the single page ad found at the hotel lobby as well as the web page. Both the guides were committed to the cause and thoroughly prepared for the inquisitiveness of the tourists. The leisurely paced tour stretching over 7 hours was an eye opener to the volatile history of the country as well as a look at the remnants of the old civilisation. The tour took us over the history of Beirut in a subtle manner through the geographic stretch of the city. I strongly recommend this tour to all those wanting to see the city in its rawness within a limited budget. All you require is a bottle of water and walking shoes, and a mind to enjoy the walk. Ronnie ensures that neither the sun nor the heat is an hindrance by scheduling the route accordingly.



Denise said:   July 30th, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi Ronnie Thanks again for that really interesting tour through Beirut and the time you spent with us on sunday. 



Helen said:   July 30th, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi Ronnie I really enjoyed the walking tour on Saturday and have recommeded it to my colleagues, so you may see some more UN customers. It would be interesting if you can send a map as you mentioned. Thanks again, it was fascinating.