Our Lady of Harissa Tours

On a 1,970-foot (600-meter) hilltop just north of Beirut overlooking the Bay of Jounieh stands a painted bronze statue of the Virgin Mary with her hands outstretched toward the city. The shrine to Our Lady of Harissa, the nation’s patron saint, was erected in 1908 and has become one of the world’s most important shrines to the Virgin Mary and attracts millions of pilgrims and visitors each year.

Getting to the base of the white statue requires 10-minute ride up the hillside from Jounieh aboard a teleferique, or cable car. The views of Beirut and the sea beyond from Harissa’s base are worth the ride in their own right.

Practical Info

Besides the cable car, Harissa is also reachable via car from Jounieh, though the road isn’t as pretty as the cable car ride up. If you take the cable car, there is a fee.
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Address: Jounieh, Lebanon
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Hours: Open Tues-Sun 10am-10pm (cable car hours)
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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

This Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut showcases the best of Lebanon’s most fascinating cities. A must-do guided tour, this trip is ideal for first-time visitors , history lovers and travelers interested in learning more about the ancient cities of the world. Learn how some 24 successive civilizations in Harissa have made it one of the top archeological sites in the country and get an up close look at the stunning caverns of Jeita Grotto. This tour also includes a stop in Byblos—widely recognized as one of the oldest cities in the world. Enjoy every minute of this historical adventure with your expert local guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD95.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD48.88
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Beirut Super Saver: Beirut Historical Walking Tour plus Day Trip to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa

Experience the best of both worlds on this Beirut Super Saver Tour that combines two of Viator’s most popular Lebanon experiences! Spend your first day exploring the capital city on a three-hour walking tour with an expert guide. Make stops at the National Museum of Beirut, historical monuments and the famed Nejmeh Square. Day two, you’ll head out of the city to explore ancient archaeological sites, wander through the Byblos Castle, take in epic Harissa views and make a stop at the beloved Jeitta Grotto. This incredible deal combines two top tours and saves travelers 10 percent!
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Full-Day PRIVATE-CAR Trip from Beirut(OPENING PROMO)

These prices are only for the OPENING campaign of (LEBANON LOCAL TOUR) on TripAdvisor. Full day-trip to Jeita Grottos, Byblos, Harissa from Beirut.Explore Jeita Grottos site by riding the mini cable-car and the boat inside one of the caves and returning back by the mini train.Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its fascinating Marina, Souk and the Castle in Byblos.Explore Virgin Mary Statue in HARISSA by riding the cable-car and the panoramic view of Jounieh bay.Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Beirut hotels
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
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