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  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)

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Book this tour and save up to 10% compared to booking the tours separately

Combine two popular tours from Beirut over two days for the ultimate experience of Lebanon! On your first day, take a 3-hour historical tour of Beirut with an expert guide for a great introduction to Lebanon’s capital. Explore the National Museum of Beirut and Nejmeh Square and see the Martyrs’ Statue. On your second day, leave Beirut to discover the cities of Byblos, Harissa and the famous Jeitta Grotto. Visit ancient archaeological sites; see Byblos Castle; and enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Bay of Jounieh in Harissa. This excellent combination of tours is ideal for travelers with their own accommodation and will save you 10% compared to booking the tours separately.

Highlights

  • 2-day tour of Beirut, Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa
  • Learn about Beirut’s fascinating history on a 3-hour walking tour and visit the National Museum of Beirut and Nejmeh Square
  • Discover the beautiful natural wonder of Jeita Grotto
  • Explore Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world
  • See the famous Virgin Mary statue in the pretty village of Harissa
  • Have a traditional Lebanese lunch of meze (appetizers) and tapas
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Enjoy a 10% discount with this combination Super Saver!

What You Can Expect

Beirut Super Saver: Beirut Historical Walking Tour plus Day Trip to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa

Archaeological site at Byblos

Historical Beirut Walking Tour on Day 1:
Begin the first portion of your Super Saver with a three-hour historical walking tour of Beirut with your expert guide and get an excellent introduction to the capital city of Lebanon. Start in downtown Beirut and see the recently renovated Nejmeh Square, famous for its clock tower built in World War 1. Your guide will explain the fascinating history of Beirut -- the cultural and commercial center of the country.

See the Martyrs’ Statue, an impressive memorial to the Lebanese nationalists executed by the Ottomans during WW1. Lastly, visit the National Museum of Beirut before ending your tour at 11:30am.

Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip on Day 2:

The following morning, leave Beirut for a day trip to the must-see sites surrounding the city. Head by comfortable coach to Jeita, only 12 miles (20 km) north of Beirut. Visit the famous Jeita Grotto, a finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition in 2011. This spectacular grotto is made up of various caves. Take a trip on a subterranean lake by boat to discover the lower caverns before visiting the upper gallery on foot with your guide.

Continue your day trip to one of the oldest cities in the world, Byblos. This ancient city dates back at least 7,000 years, and features many archaeological sites. Your guide will tell you about the highlights of Byblos as you visit Byblos Castle, St John the Baptist Church and the Mosque of the Sultan Abdul Majid, as well as the medieval Roman port.

After a traditional Lebanese lunch of meze (appetizers) and tapas (included), head to the pretty village of Harissa. This village offers amazing panoramic views of the Bay of Jounieh and is famous for the spectacular statue of the Virgin Mary, erected in 1908. See the statue and explore the chapel located inside its base before beginning your journey back to Beirut in the 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, Viator’s 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Perfect combination for best possible use of a long weekend in Beirut.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

nice experience from this excellent tour in Beirut
good price

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