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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut - with unbiased reviews

Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

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Explore some of Lebanon's best loved cities on this daytrip featuring UNESCO-listed Byblos, the stunning caves of Jeita Grotto, and the towering shrine of Our Lady of Harissa with a guide. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour includes a traditional Lebanese lunch.
  • Savor a Lebanese lunch in Byblos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Glide across an underground lake to the stunning caverns of Jeita Grotto
  • See the statue and shrine of Our Lady of Harissa
  • Relax with round-trip transportation and a local guide
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your central Beirut hotel or their downtown tour office and board your air-conditioned minivan to Jeita. Ride a boat across a subterranean lake then stroll the fairytale landscapes of Jeita Grotto. Your next stop is UNESCO-listed Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on earth with a history dating back at least 8,000 years. See highlights including The Crusader Castle and the historic harbor with your guide and savor a traditional Lebanese lunch. Finally, travel to Harissa with its towering statue of the Virgin Mary. Admire the shrine, the chapel, and the spiral staircase, and capture views across the Bay of Jounieh. Your tour concludes where you began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nakhal & Cie, Beirut, Lebanon
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Gratuities
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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)
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nab Sy wrote a review Nov 2019
30 contributions13 helpful votes
This was a great tour to see some sights outside of Beirut! Romeo was our tour guide and we had a wonderful time listening to his stories and history of Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa. This tour is a must do when visiting Lebanon and try to ask for Romeo to lead your group!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Wooler wrote a review Oct 2019
357 contributions169 helpful votes
Had an enjoyable day on this tour with Maia as our guide. Picked up and dropped off at our hotel which was nice. We were fortunate to have a nice group of people on the tour and it made for some good conversations. Enjoyed all 3 locations though the weather was very hot and by
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Date of experience: October 2019
Filip Š wrote a review Oct 2019
34 contributions8 helpful votes
I did a day tour to Harissa, Jeito grotra and Byblos! + Comfortable big bus,delicious food in great restaurant next to the sea with a view, but.. - TOUR GUIDE Romeo was BELLOW any standard.. Respect for speaking 3 languages (Arabic, English, French) to the whole group, but
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N L wrote a review Oct 2019
163 contributions107 helpful votes
Carla, our guide, had a number of different nationalities to deal with and did so with complete professionalism. Jeita grotto is stunning. As others have said, it’s a shame you can’t take photos but when you go, you’ll understand why. The boat trip in the lower grotto is
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paulmA338PH wrote a review Oct 2019
13 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a most awe inspiring place to visit, the caves are large and it is very easy to walk around. Some people may be challenged by the steps but it is so worth while to go into these massive caves
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Date of experience: November 2018
Key Details
  • Jeita Grotto, Byblos Castle, and 2 more
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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