Byblos, Jeita Grotto And Harissa Day Trip From Beirut

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Nakhal & Cie, Beirut, Lebanon
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We Pick up all guests from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. Pick up starts from 07:45 am. Guests should be ready in the lobby from 07:.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the fascinating Lebanese cities of Byblos and Harissa, as well as the world-famous Jeita grotto, on a full-day trip from Beirut! On this must-do guided tour for any traveler to Lebanon, you'll visit Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world, and see the impressive Jeita Grotto, one of the most stunning natural wonders on Earth. Discover the rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive civilizations, marvel at the Statue of the Virgin Mary in Harissa and explore one of the richest archeological areas in the country, all in one amazing day!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

Meet your friendly, professional guide in central Beirut, and then head straight to Jeita, which is 12 miles (20 km) north of Beirut. The fascinating town is home to one of the world's most beautiful caverns, known as the Jeita Grotto, which was a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature, a 2011 competition for the best natural wonders on the planet. Visit the lower caverns by boat on a subterranean lake, and then see the dry upper gallery on foot with your guide. The main source of the Dog River (Nahr El Kalb) rises from this incredible cavern.

Your comfortable coach will then take you to the ancient city of Byblos, one of the oldest towns in the world, dating back at least 7,000 years. The rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive civilizations make this site one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Today a busy modern town, Byblos is home to a medieval Roman port, which is one of the citys tourist hubs. Your guide will tell about the landmarks in this area such as Byblos Castle, built by the crusaders in the 12th century. Youll also learn about the extensive remains of citys past.

After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant in Byblos (included), head off to Harissa. This beautiful village boasts stunning, panoramic views across the Bay of Jounieh on the Mediterranean coast. Admire the Statue of the Virgin Mary, which can be seen from miles away, and visit inside the statue's base a chapel with an exterior spiral staircase. This sanctuary is a destination for countless pilgrims who come from all over. After a photo opportunity at this major Lebanon attraction, return to Beirut in the relaxing comfort of your luxury coach.

Please note: Though the US Department of State has issued a warning against travel to Lebanon due to safety and security concerns, Viators Lebanon tours continue to operate with no disruptions. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides in Lebanon, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.

Inclusions

Lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Pickup and drop-off is included if the guests are staying in Hotels only located within Beirut City (not Hostels, airbnb, or private apartment)

Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto

Entry/Admission - Byblos Castle

Entry/Admission - The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: Jeita Grotto will be closed for maintenance from (February 1 to 15, 2017)

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    Comfortable big bus,delicious food in great restaurant next to the sea with a view, but the TOUR GUIDE Romeo was BELLOW any standard..

    Respect for speaking 3 languages (Arabic, English, French) to the whole group, but his knowledge and information he passed could fit on half A4 paper, very general and ultimately not interesting since you have to wait for him to say couple of sentences In 3 languages. On the Jeita grotto site he lost some members of the group, and left without them, that were angry at him later on...

  • 14-Oct-2019

    The destinations were interesting. However, the tour group had 41people which made it impossible to hear anything. We spent time making sure everyone was accouted for, which was a task! Also, tours were bilingual which took twice as long as we had to sit through the same explanation in English and French. There were enough people to have 2 groups and split languages.

  • 10-Oct-2019

    You can not miss this excursion. Every site is truly amazing, views are impressive. Great guide tour and delicious lunch on the sea side!!

  • 07-Oct-2019

    First of all, the lady guide wasted a lot of our time. She stopped at THREE different ATM locations for one guest just because she wanted some cash and could not get her card to work, which wasted huge amounts of time for all of us. She only stopped taking her to the fourth stop because we all complained!!! This is a group tour, the guide cannot stop at so many stops for the need of one guest!!
    Secondly, her English is so poor that it was much easier understanding the instructions on the walls than listening to her. Beirut taxi drivers all have better English than her.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    The jeito grotto visit was excellent, the visit to Byblos and Harissa were good too. The tour would have been more enjoyable if we’d a arranged a driver for the day and visited the sights independently. The tour guide from Nakhal (a lady whose name I forget) was disorganised, her English was poor despite being advertised as fluent, and she lacked the ability to corral the group resulting in significant delays as people kept straying and not abiding to time limits. The lunch included was sub-standard for both vegetarians and meat-eaters, a restaurant at Byblos with good reviews and an impressive menu were ignored. Instead we were given a mix of American food with the token Lebanese mezze thrown in at a seafront restaurant that lacked character. All in all a disappointing tour, glad we didn’t also book the Baalbeck tour with the same company.

  • 08-Aug-2019

    I took that tour with my during our first visit to Lebanon and it was a blast. The sights are an absolute must-see when in Lebanon, but they are not the main reason of my high satisfaction. It is the tour agency itself that offered an absolute high end service. Everything was perfectly organized and exactly on time. They confirmed to pick us up from our hotel at 7:45AM and exactly at 7:45AM their representative came into the hotel lobby looking for us. They transferred us to their office in the city, where at 8:30AM sharp the whole tour departed in a comfortable, clean, and well air conditioned coach. The ride between the spots was smooth, safe, and very efficient. They know their way around the country, so as to avoid extensive traffic. The guide was talking a lot of sense and we well prepared. All expenses are included and the staff is so professional that they will even warn you before going to place, where street vendors might try to rip you off. Lunch is absolutely superb with plenty of delicious, truly local food, and drinks are included, so no extra charges there. We both ate everything and had no stomach problems whatsoever. The tour finished exactly on time and we were delivered back right to doorstep of our hotel. Great experience, which is actually hard to come by in the region.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    This day trip is well worth doing if you want to see some amazing sights. The Jeita grotto is beautiful and Harissa and Byblos are such interesting places to see. The views are amazing in both. The lunch which is included in the price is great too. Lebanese mezze which will certainly fill you up. Great day out.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The bus came on time to pick us from our hotel in Hamra.
    Our travel guide (Mia) was knowledgeable and pleasant.
    The food was nice as well (a local tavern in Byblos).
    Recommended!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a great time on this tour through Byblos, Jeita and Harissa. We had a friendly guide (unfortunately I have forgotten his name) who was able to explain the history of each spot very well. The included lunch was delicious, it's hard to go wrong with Lebanese food! I highly recommend this who want to see all of these famous spots in 1 day, managing it on your own to get around would be tough without a local.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    It was a great day of touring...from the hotel pickup and drop-off, to all the sites and friendly service. Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable...the sites were what I wanted...and the lunch was out of this world. Will use your services again in the future. Thanks for a great tour!

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