This was the 4th time that NEAF has run a tour to Syria, and this year’s version: “Syria: A Levantine Wonder”, went very well – as always in Syria. The tour is certainly one of historical extremes. From the magnificent early sites along the Euphrates and Mediterranean coast to the jostle of the Aleppo souk, Syria encompasses both the ancient and the modern – and links them together in a unique way.
17 NEAF members completed the trip in April and May 2008. The tour travelled across the length and breadth of Syria visiting well-known, and not so well-known sites: even the cancellation of our visit to Lebanon, on short notice, was dealt with in the flexible spirit that travel demands.