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  • Location:Beirut, Lebanon
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

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

Explore the Lebanese cities of Harissa and Byblos, plus see the Jeita Grotto, on this private day tour from Beirut. Your seasoned and professional English-speaking guide will show you around one of the oldest cities on earth and take you to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. Gain insight into the history of this historical place, get an up-close look at the Statue of the Virgin Mary in Harissa, and venture into one of the area’s most well-known and well-preserved archeological areas. It’s a one-day tour that hits all the hot spots and is sure to leave you with a new appreciation of this ancient land.

Highlights

  • Private day trip from Beirut to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa
  • Take a scenic drive through Byblos, one of the world’s oldest cities
  • Explore one of the most intriguing archaeological areas in Beirut
  • Visit attractions such as the Jeita Grotto, Byblos Castle and the Virgin Mary Statue in Harissa
  • Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your expert local guide
  • Private tour by comfortable minivan ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

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

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

Your expert local guide will collect you from your hotel in central Beirut to kick off this private day trip tour of Bylos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa. Travel about 12 miles (20 km) by private, air-conditioned minivan to Jeita. Follow your guide on a boat ride on a subterranean lake where you’ll get an up close look at the Jeita Grotto, an incredible ancient cavern that was a finalist for the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011. 

From Jeita you’ll make your way to Byblos—one of the oldest cities on earth. Home to more than 24 successive civilizations, this 7,000-year-old city is among the top archeological areas in the nation. Follow your guide through some of the highlights, including the Byblos Castle, as you explore this ancient destination.

Enjoy a traditional Lebanese lunch (own expense) before making your way to Harissa, where you’ll get an up close look at the Statue of the Virgin Mary—including the chapel and spiral staircase—and have the opportunity to look out over impressive views of the Bay of Jounieh. Your guide will explain how these religious sites are a destination for pilgrims from across the globe. Settle back in to the comfort of your private vehicle for the return trip to your Beirut hotel, where this incredible tour ends. 

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

Debra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Extremely interesting tour. Our guide, Georgette, was extremely knowledgeable regarding the history of the area. The Jeita Grotto was spectacular and a highlight of the trip!

Salomon J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Went on this tour with 2 of my friends, we had a great time, it was well worth it and we recommend it to anyone going to Lebanon.

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