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Day Trip from Beirut - Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos - Private Tour

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

    Jeita Grotto, it is one of the 14 finalists in the 7 World Wonder Competition and world’s most beautiful cavern.

    Transferred from the bustling city to a place full of mystery, tourists will experience a transfer in a cable car to reach the grottoes.

    Travellers will explore magical caves. These systems consist of 2 limestone crystalized grottoes, one that can be discovered by foot and one by using a small boat.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Churches of Harissa, Harissa, Jounieh 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: 30 minutes

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

    The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon is a Marian shrine and a pilgrimage site in Lebanon. The shrine belongs to the Maronite Patriarchate who entrusted its administration to the Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries since its foundation in 1904. The pilgrimages site there is a large, 15-ton bronze (and 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, on land donated by the noble Maronite Khazen clan. Inside the statue's base, there is a small chapel. A huge Brutalist Maronite cathedral built of concrete and glass stands adjacent to the statue. It was completed in 1992 and has a height of 62 metres.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Telefrique Harisa, Kesrouane, Lebanon

    The téléfrique is a gondola lift system located in Jounieh, a city in Lebanon 16 km north of Beirut. It was founded in 1965.

    In only nine minutes, the 1.5 km long Téléphérique line transports passengers from the bay of Jounieh, above the maritime highway and the pine-forested steep mountain, to an altitude of 650 meters, arriving at the Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Harissa. The trips offer "spectacularly dramatic views", including "panoramic views over the Bay of Jounieh". The ride is considered one of the most popular activities for tourists in Jounieh

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Byblos Castle, Byblos Lebanon

    Byblos, known locally as Jbeil and in the County of Tripoli as Gibelet, is the largest city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is believed to have been first occupied between 8800 and 7000 BC and continuously inhabited since 5000 BC, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Souk, Byblos Lebanon

    The old souk is a part of the southeast section of the historic city, near the entrance of the archaeological site, 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: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Byblos Port, Byblos Lebanon

    Byblos Port is an ancient port in Byblos, Lebanon and is believed by the Lebanese to be oldest port in the world. Around 3000 BC, Byblos Port was the most important timber shipping center in the eastern Mediterranean. It was used by the Phoenicians to ship their local wine, Cedars of Lebanon and other wood to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt to be used in tomb construction and shipbuilding

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up travellers from all hotel and destination within Beirut. If you are located outside of Beirut, You must meet us at our office or any location in Beirut.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Comfortable Private Transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • English speaking driver
    • Local guide in Byblos
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees to Jeita Grotto
    • Entrance fees in Byblos
    • Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Telefrique Harisa
    • Entry/Admission - Byblos Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The tour is available everyday
    • Lunch and Entrance fees are NOT included in the price of the tour
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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 7 September 2019 via mobile

    Very nice tour worth going! Our guide, Djamel was very professional, friendly and gave us information for all the attractions. He picked us up from our hotel at 8:30. Jeita Grotto was amazing, its best going early in the morning before it gets crowded. Breathtaking...More

    Thank ioannah237
    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    Excellent service from start to finish. Highly recommended. Very special tour company with attention to detail and superb guides. We can’t wait to come back and organize more tours. Thank you so much!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank ManniTOMA
    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    Had a 12 hour stopover in Beirut so booked this tour to be met at airport at 5:30 am! Had a great day going around Beirut’s famous landmarks then on to Jeita Grotto and Byblos. Fadi was my guide and he was so knowledgable and...More

    2  Thank Desertfox97
    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    Me and my friends are more than happy with our day with Lebanon Tours and Travel. Our guide Natasha was fantastic and she stayed with us all day and told us everything about our destinations and more. It was a safe trip with an excellent...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Anna N
    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    great experience, fantastic tour, amusing guide! despite heavy rain and floods we visited all attractions, enjoyed sighting and the food, the driver was very good and we felt safe.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank AliaDubai
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    Peter G
    28 December 2018|
    Response from Z1987PDisabelg | Reviewed this property |
    No , entrance fees are excluded. But you can research fee prices to this places: aprox Byblos $5usd, Harissa $6usd, Jeita $12usd
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