Blessed with idyllic beaches and mountainous landscapes, Lebanon is one of the few countries which caters for both swimmers and skiers. Bustling Beirut is the place to be. A fast-paced city, filled with intriguing museums, vibrant nightlife and unique districts makes it a perfect base for a trip to Lebanon. As the country is relatively small, it’s easy to explore highlights outside the capital. Just over 80km east of Beirut is the Beqaa Valley, home to archaeological gems such as the temples of Bacchus and Jupiter. This region is also renowned for its wines such as Château Kefraya, and tasting tours can be organised at numerous vineyards. Lebanon has lots of hotels to suit a range of budgets. Hostels and self-catering apartments are also available throughout.