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

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    Stop At: Jeita Grotto, Valley of the Dog River, 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: Churches of Harissa, Harissa, Jounieh Lebanon

    This little chapel is the famous place of worship and contains the statue of the Mother of the light sculptured on the Century Anniversary of the Immaculate Conception and fifty years after founding the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in 1904.

    This chapel forms the lower section of the tower upon which the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon stands.


    Duration: 10 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: 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

    Stop At: Byblos Castle, Byblos Lebanon

    The castle was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century from indigenous limestone and the remains of Roman structures. The finished structure was surrounded by a moat. It belonged to the Genoese Embriaco family, whose members were the Lords of Gibelet. Saladin captured the town and castle in 1188 and partially dismantled the walls in 1190. Later, the Crusaders recaptured Byblos and rebuilt the fortifications of the castle in 1197. In 1369, the castle had to fend off an attack from Cypriot vessels from Famagusta.

    The Byblos Castle has distinguished historical buildings for neighbours. Nearby stand a few Egyptian temples, the Phoenician royal necropolis and the Roman amphitheatre.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up travellers from all locations near Beirut city centre.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Comfortable Private Transportation
    • English speaking driver
    • Local Guide in Byblos
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees to Jeita Grotto
    • Entrance fees to Telefrique
    • Entrance fees to Byblos Castle
    • 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
    • Infant seats available
    • The tour is available everyday except for Mondays
    • Lunch and Entrance fees are NOT included in the price of the tour
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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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    We were two days with Fadi. I would like to thank you at the first because of tours and inform you Fadi is a nice real man, kind, flexible, professional, honest, polite, conversationalist. We wish we could visit whole the world with Fadi as a tour guide. The passengers enjoy the
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    Mr. Kassem was a very good driver, helpful, knowledgeable and a happy person, that makes you feel comfortable 2 minutes after meeting him. The tour was pricey though. With less money, travelers can have lunch too.
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    Pick up was slightly late due to our hotel location and traffic but Hussein was very apologetic. He provided great service throughout the tour without being over pushy. I booked this tour as we could choose what we wanted and did not want to do- much better than an all
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    Visited Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa with Kassem. Great driver, very friendly and relaxed. Would highly recommend!
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    Nothing but positive things to say: - Driver, Ali, was on time - Very knowledgable, able to reply to all questions - Great tour of places you cannot miss out on during a trip to Beirut - Trip is at your own pace, not depending on a group I recommend booking with them!!
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