10 years and walking!
Walk our city and Discover its history!
If you'd like to know more about why I put the tour on hold from 2014-2017, an interview with my family was released following my father's assassination. Please click here or on the embedded clip to view it. He is in the adjacent photo, third from left, seated where he once joined the tour - and where he is now buried - in Martyrs Square.
Here’s to Beirut's memory. Be it prosperity. Be it tragedy.
Beirut Walking Tour
Interested in exploring layered history by foot? WalkBeirut offers the only extensive, in-depth walking tour of our capital. 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 tour schedule, booking details and t-shirt requests, please see below.
About the Tour:
WalkBeirut started offering tours in April 2009. Our concept remains simple: get to know Beirut by foot. We believe our city is 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.
Tour Schedule (2019):
Sunday, 2 June, 4:30 - 8:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 9 June, 4:30 - 8:30pm (FULL)
Sunday, 16 June, 4:30 - 8:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 23 June, 4:30 - 8:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 30 June, 4:30 - 8:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 22 September, 4:00 - 8:00pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 29 September, 4:00 - 8:00pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 6 October, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 13 October, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 20 October, 3:30 - 7:30pm (OPEN)
Sunday, 27 October, 2:30 - 6:30pm (OPEN)
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.
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).
Ticket price is 30,000 LL or 20 USD (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. 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.
How to Reserve:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 participants joining; (2) a mobile / WhatsApp number we can reach you with.
Your confirmation will be sent by email, along with the meeting point and important details concerning the tour. When a date is marked as FULL we unfortunately cannot accomodate further requests. Please note ticket pricing below.
The following are several of the stops we currently include on the tour:
Banque du Liban;
Qantari Traditional Quarter;
Former Holiday Inn Hotel & 'Green Line';
Wadi Abu Jmeel;
Roman Bath House;
Place de L'Etoile;
Samir Kassir Garden