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Small Group Tours - Jeita Grotto, Harissa & Byblos - Day Trip from Beirut

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    Stop At: Jeita Grotto, 20 km North of Beirut, Jitta Lebanon

    Jeita Grotto is a natural to wonder formed over thousands of years. It is made up of two interconnected caves with karstic limestone walls that spread over an area of nine kilometres.

    The grotto is split into two parts; the upper with a breathtaking view of extraordinary stone that forms curtains, columns, draperies and mushrooms at a distance of some 750m explored for 2200m, and the latter of 400m explored for almost 7800m, where you can marvel at the majestic forms of otherworldly concretions. A boat ride is offered at the lower grotto.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Harissa is a mountain village in Lebanon. The village, which is located 650 meters above sea level, is home to an important Lebanese pilgrimage site, Our Lady of Lebanon. The village is located 20 km north of Beirut, and accessible from the coastal city of Jounieh either by road or by a nine-minute journey by a gondola lift, known as the "Téléférique". It attracts both pilgrims and tourists who want to enjoy views of the bay of Jounieh.

    The pilgrimage site is a huge 15-ton bronze (and painted white) statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon, with her arms outstretched. 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. A huge modernistic Maronite cathedral built of concrete and glass stands right beside the statue.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Telefrique Harisa, Kesrouane, Lebanon

    One of Lebanon’s oldest and most visited tourist attractions, the gondolas of the Teleferique aerial cableway are a trip down memory lane, from a pioneering venture in 1965 to a beautifully preserved modern-day attraction offering breathtaking views of the bay of Jounieh and the surrounding city, the Teleferique is an impressive testimony to time gone by, one meter at a time.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Byblos Castle, Byblos Lebanon

    Byblos was the ancient Phoenician port city of Gebal (called Byblos by the Greeks) on the coast of the Mediterranean sea in what is, today, Lebanon. According to the historian Durant, “Byblos thought itself the oldest of all cities; the god El had founded it at the beginning of time, and to the end of its history it remained the religious capital of Phoenicia." Because papyrus was one of the principal articles in its trade, the Greeks took the name of the city as their word for the book - biblos – and from their word for books named our Bible which means 'the books’. Byblos is among the cities listed as candidates for the distinction of `oldest city in the world’ as it has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years. Byblos is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Souk, Byblos Lebanon

    Full of picturesque cafes, small local shops and an amazing atmosphere, the city’s old souks are an essential part of the Byblos experience. The cobblestone streets and old structures are reminiscent of the city’s past inhabitants, from the Egyptians to the Phoenicians. Take a stroll through time surrounded by nature and well-maintained arches.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Byblos Port, Byblos Lebanon

    Walking by the Byblos Harbour is a serene experience. What was once a hub for Phoenician trade and cultural exchange is now a quiet centre for local fishermen and tourists looking for a taste of Lebanon’s side of the Mediterranean.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    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
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide in Byblos
    • Lunch at a Local restaurant
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance fees to Jeita Grotto
    • Entrance fees in Byblos
    • Cable car Ride one way Ticket (Harissa téléfrique)
    • Boat Ride in the lower Jeita Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Telefrique Harisa
    • Entry/Admission - Byblos Castle
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    • The price is $95USD per person
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of the tour
    • Pickup time for the tour starts at 8:00 AM from your hotel or place of residence inside Beirut.
    • People who lives outside of Beirut can meet us before 8:00 AM at our office.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Lunch and entrance fees are included in the price of the tour
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The grotto was amazing, one of the best cave systems I've been to. Views from Harissa were breathtaking. Byblos was a great little city with an incredible history. Tour was great, just 4 of us in a mini-van which allowed us to dictate the timetable...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Garrett S
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It was a really great tour with a marvelous tour guide and driver “Ziad” We enjoyed our time and we wished to was longer. Everything was amazing.

    Thank ahmada303
    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    More than what expected. Great tour with the excellent guide Mr. Zeyad who gave us great information and was very helpful So thank you beirut daily tour for everything. Really thinking in other tours soon 💚✅

    Thank sportish
    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    I had an excellent experience with Beirut Daily tour. The trip to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos was amazing. Discovering beautiful places can only be best when things are planned perfectly and delicious food is included. I highly recommend Beirut Daily tours to anyone planning...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rockbabysal
    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    This was unbelievably wonderful experience and our tourist guide Zeyad is such a funny hilarious guy 😂😂 though everything went exactly as planned , the food at “malena” was so fresh and delicious , Stifany is a lovely lady everything was beyond awesome 👏🏻 Highly...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank zeez78
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    21 August 2019|
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    Response from Johngrowlands | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. I actually have the mobile phone number of our guide if you want it.
    27 May 2019|
    Response from QiTravel | Reviewed this property |
    I am not sure if there is any restriction for infants. But have in your mind that it will be cold in the cave. Be prepared!
    Mario A
    14 May 2019|
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    Response from colin w | Reviewed this property |
    Plenty - not a rushed tour. But taking pictures in the grotto is strictly forbidden - you have to leave your camera outside (they provide lockers if you need them).
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