It’s been over four years since I put WalkBeirut on hold, and I hope you’ll permit a rusty performance. Regardless, I’ll be honored if you join me in sharing the city’s history once more.
If you'd like to know more about why I stopped the tour in late 2013, an interview with my family was released following my father's assassination. Please click here or on the embedded YouTube clip to view it. He is third from left in the adjacent photo, seated when he joined the tour - and where he is now buried - in Martyrs Square.
Here’s to Beirut's memory. Be it prosperity. Be it tragedy.
About the Tour:
WalkBeirut started offering tours in April 2009. Our concept remains simple: get to know Beirut by foot. We believe our city can be best explained through storytelling, and we've come up with a walking route that is pedestrian-friendly and brings you to neighborhoods we think are critical in grasping Beirut's diverse history.
Roughly four hours long, the tour includes plenty of places to sit and rest while we introduce you to Beirut.
Walk our city & Discover its history!
Ticket price is 30,000 lira or 20 US Dollars (Euro is not accepted). Each ticket includes a customized walking tour map. With every ticket purchased, a donation will be sent to the newly started Mohamad Chatah Internship Program at the Grand Serail.
You will be requested to purchase all tickets reserved, so please book accordingly. When a tour date is marked as FULL we cannot accomodate further reservations. We unfortunately do not accept third-party reservations (we ask that guests book their tickets directly).
Reserving 3+ tickets:
Purchases of 3+ tickets require online payment. Once we receive your reservation request, we will send you an online payment form followed by your confirmation. Kindly note that online payments are final, and we do not offer ticket reductions or reimbursements. We can, however, move your tickets to another scheduled date should you reschedule your trip.
Should the tour be canceled from our end due to inclement weather, security concerns or we do not reach the minimum number of participants necessary to conduct the tour, we will refund your payment in full within 1-2 business days.
Beirut Walking Tour
Interested in exploring layered history by foot? WalkBeirut offers the only extensive, in-depth guided walking tour of Beirut. The tour narrates Beirut's rich and often troublesome past, and reflects on the city's enduring spirit.
* Reservations required. Limited availability.
* We do not offer private / customized tours, and unfortunately cannot permit baby strollers.
* For schedule, booking details, meeting point and t-shirt requests, please see below.
How to Reserve:
To reserve your tickets, send an email to email@example.com
and include the following information to process your booking:
SUBJECT: (1) an OPEN date scheduled above; (2) the number of tickets you'd like to purchase.
BODY: (1) the names of the participants joining; (2) a mobile number we can reach you with.
Your confirmation will be sent by email, along with the meeting point and other important details concerning the tour. Kindly note ticket prices below.
All you need to bring is a bottle of water and comfortable shoes, and we'll take care of the rest!
Walk with us through our city's revitalization in recent years, as we share experiences of tragedy and transformation.
Tour Schedule (2018):
Sunday, 25 February, 2 - 6pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 4 March, 2:30 - 6:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 11 March, 2:30 - 6:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 18 March, 2:30 - 6:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 25 March, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 1 April, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 8 April, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 15 April, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
If you're interested in purchasing WalkBeirut t-shirts (see photos below), include the request in your reservation and let us know:
(1) number of shirts
(2) size per shirt - S,M,L,XL
(3) color per shirt - white or gray
Note that a three-day notice is required to process your order. The cost per shirt is 30,000 Lebanese Lira or 20 US Dollars (Euro is not accepted) and we will bring the shirt ready at the start of the tour. If your reservation request is for 3 or more tickets, you will need to include the t-shirt purchase in your online payment (see ticket information & reservation procedure above).
The following are several of the stops we currently include on the tour:
Banque du Liban;
Qantari Traditional Quarter;
Former Holiday Inn Hotel;
Wadi Abu Jmeel;
Roman Bath House;
Place de L'Etoile;
Samir Kassir Garden