Wednesday July 15, 2009: Visit to Jeita Grotto and Byblos
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.


Visit Jeita Grotto one of the candidates for the seven natural wonders of the world and the city of Byblos, believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. End the evening with a dinner on the beach front in the town of Amchit.
Included: Transportation (buses leave from hotels at 5:30 p.m.), Ticket to Jeita Grotto, Dinner.
Cost: Open to all ACTEA 2009 registered attendees

Thursday July 16, 2009: Conference Dinner
Time: 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.


Enjoy a traditional Lebanese cultural night in the restored Old Souk of Zouk Mikael.
Included: Transportation (buses leave from hotels at 7:45 p.m.), Dinner
Cost: Open to all ACTEA 2009 registered attendees
Sponsored by: National Instruments

Friday July 17, 2009: Visit to Harissa and Downtown Beirut
Time: 4:30 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.


Visit the statute of Notre Dame Du Liban with a magnificent view of the bay of Jounieh.
Go up to the top of the mountain riding the cable-car or Telepherique (optional for those who do not tolerate heights) from the coastal base uphill, the ride takes about 9 minutes. Or go up the hill by bus, then end the day in downtown Beirut and enjoy the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants in the beautifully reconstructed City Center.

Included: Transportation (buses leave from NDU at 4:30 p.m.)
Not included: cable-car fee and dinner in downtown
Cost: Open to all ACTEA 2009 registered attendees

July 15, 16 and 17, 2009: Tours of the NDU Stone Wing and the Lebanon and Migration Museum

Tours start at: 9:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m. in Abou Khater Hall
Cost: Open to all ACTEA 2009 attendees and accompanying persons

Conference attendees who have registered for the conference
can attend the above activities at no extra charge but need to sign up

Accompanying Persons can purchase tickets for the social activities at

Other activities taking place at the time of the conference include:

For more information about touristic activities in Lebanon please