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The Talisman, Damascus
The Talisman is a small boutique hotel situated close to the historical Bab Sharqi, known for its souqs and street markets, in the old town area of Damascus. The hotel has 16 rooms each with individual layout and decoration. Executive suites are larger, however all rooms have a king size bed, mi...    read more
The Ruins of Palmyra

The Ruins of Palmyra

Situated in the heart of the eastern desert lies the legendary city of Palmyra, now a UNESCO heritage site. The ruins remaining today are magnificent and include the Temple of Bel, the Great Colonnade, the theatre and the underground tombs. Perched on a hill above the city stands a beautiful ruined Arab castle that affords fantastic views of the site.
Crac des Chevaliers

Crac des Chevaliers

Built to guard the ‘Homs Gap’ this mighty castle lies approximately 225 km north of Damascus. Described by T E Lawrence as 'the best preserved and most wholly admirable castle in the world’ it is one of the best preserved castles of its era and one of the greatest sights of Syria.

Bosra's Ancient Ampitheatre

Bosra is home to a Roman theatre, built in the 2nd century AD. Unlike many others of its time, which were built into a hillside, Bosra's theatre is freestanding and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and well preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. It can seat up to 15,000 spectators and is still used today for the annual arts festival.

Other Experience Options

Visit the town of Maalula where the local inhabitants still speak in Aramaic or the mountainside monastery; Mar Musa Please ask your Cox & Kings Travel Consultant for more details about these options