Small Group Tour from Beirut to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos

Leave the city’s bustle behind for a day, and discover some of Lebanon most spectacular scenery, on this small-group tour. Following pickup from your Beirut hotel, travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan. Pass by the Dog River before arriving at Jeita Grotto, one of the world's most beautiful cavern, that was nominated for the seven world wonders. After exploring, stop at Harissa and Visit The Lady of Lebanon Shrine with a wonderful panoramic view covering the Bay of Jounieh. Continue after to Byblos, one of the oldest Phoenician cities that has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years and it is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.This Lebanon full day tour includes all entrance fees and a good Lebanese Lunch.

per adult from

$121

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide in Byblos
    • Lunch at a Local Lebanese Restaurant
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Téléferique Harissa
    • Entry/Admission - Byblos Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Jeita Grotto, Valley of the Dog River, Jitta Lebanon

    The Jeita Grotto, a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves which have formed over millions of years, is the longest cave complex in the Middle East. It is located 300 metres above sea level and has a height difference of 305 metres.
    The Jeita upper cave has an overall length of 2,130 metres and contains a great concentration of a variety of crystallized formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies.
    The lower gallery which has an overall length of 6,200 metres is located 60 metres below the upper gallery. It is traversed by a smooth underwater river and a lake.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, Keserwan, Harissa Lebanon

    The shrine of our Lady of Lebanon is one of the most important shrines in the world honoring the Virgin Mary and located in Harissa, a key Christian pilgrimage site in Lebanon.
    The shrine is highlighted by a huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of God. It is 8.5 m high and has a diameter of five meters. The Virgin Mary stretches her hands towards Beirut overlooking the Bay of Jounieh in one of the most attractive panoramic views in the world.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Churches of Harissa, Harissa, Jounieh Lebanon

    Harissa is a key Christian pilgrimage site with a shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon
    The pilgrimage site is a large, 15-ton bronze and a painted white statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban, with her arms, stretched. The statue was made at the end of the 19th century and inaugurated in 1908. Inside the statue's base, there is a small chapel.
    As well, A huge cathedral built of concrete and glass stands adjacent to the statue.
    Among other churches of various Christian denominations in the vicinity of Harissa are the Byzantine-style, Melkite Greek Catholic basilica of St. Paul, located south of the statue and built between 1948 and 1998, the Apostolic Nunciature (Papal Embassy), as well as the residences of four patriarchs of Eastern Catholic Churches


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Téléferique Harissa, Kesrouane, Lebanon

    The Telepherique is One of The oldest and most visited tourist attractions in Lebanon
    It is a gondola lift system located in Jounieh, a city in Lebanon,16 km north of Beirut that transports passengers above the pine-forested steep mountain, to an altitude of 650 meters, arriving at Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Harissa offering breathtaking views of the bay of Jounieh and the surrounding city.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Byblos, Byblos, Mount Lebanon Governorate

    Byblos, one of the oldest Phoenician cities. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has been closely linked to the legends and history of the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Byblos is also directly associated with the history and diffusion of the Phoenician alphabet.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Byblos Castle, Byblos Lebanon

    Byblos Castle, a restored 12th-century Crusader castle surrounded by a 10m-wide dry moat is located just inside the Byblos' atmospheric archaeological site that contains the ruins of the Temple of Baalat Gebal and the Temple of the Obelisks.
    It's an impressive building that offers an excellent perspective over the ruins from the top of its foursquare keep. A series of Bronze Age dwellings is clearly visible below the walls as you look towards the sea. Inside the castle, there's a small museum and a room with information panels outlining the city's history.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Souk, Byblos Lebanon

    Byblos old souk is an old market where tourists can shop for souvenirs and antiques, or simply stroll along the old cobblestone streets and enjoy the architecture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Byblos Port, Byblos Lebanon

    Byblos Port is an ancient port in Byblos and is believed by the Lebanese to be the oldest port in the world. Around 3000 BC, Byblos Port was the most important timber shipping center in the eastern Mediterranean

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up guests from hotels and any places of residences located in Beirut. Guests should be ready in the lobby of their hotel at 8:00 am for the pickup. People who wish to join the tour and are located outside Beirut should meet us at our office in Beirut before 8.00 am.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Beirut Daily Tours

Activity ID: V-64936P13

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