• Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 70.00 View price calendar

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This day trip from Beirut includes stops at Byblos and Jeita—two of Lebanon’s most famous destinations. Experience the wonder of one of the world’s oldest tounds and take in the beauty of the incredible Jeita Grotto with the knowledge and expertise of your friendly local guide. Learn about the 24 civilizations that came out of Byblos, which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top archeological sites, and navigate the limestone caves of the enchanting Jita Grotto on this memorable day-long tour.


  • Day trip from Beirut to Byblos and Jeita
  • Explore Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world
  • See attractions like Byblos Castle and the Mosque of the Sultan Abd el-Majid
  • Admire the fascinating Jeita Grotto, a beautiful system of limestone caves
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your expert local guide

What You Can Expect

Byblos and Jeita Grotto Day Trip from Beirut

Jeita Grotto

Meet your professional driver and expert guide in Beirut, where your day trip to the must-see sites surrounding the city starts. Head by comfortable coach bus to Byblos, an ancient city about 22 miles (36 km) outside Beirut. This popular tourist destination 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, .

After exploring Byblos make your way to Jeita, where you’ll 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 through the lower caverns on a subterranean lake before visiting the upper gallery on foot with your guide.

Once you’ve had your fill of history and culture, head 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

Cristina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a wonderful trip. The Jeita Grotto was breathtaking and our tour guide had so much history and information to share in Byblos. We did 3 tours with Viator and our tour guides were all really knowledgeable and full of information. It really made our trip...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was more than excellent, very inspiring our tour guide whom her language was extremely excellent in French and English with lovely tour and enjoyable lunch
I totally recommend and my wife loved the tour very much
I recommend you select full day tour

Kenneth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful experience! We were very pleased with our tour. The hotel pickup was exactly on time as the company said and we were transferred into the office. The bus was also punctual and the guide was full of great information on the drive up. First stop were the Jetta Grottos - which were spectacular. Unfortunately, you cannot take pictures inside, but the caves were incredible. Next we went to Byblos - which is spectacular. The ruins are very interesting and you get a sense of the true history of the civilizations. Most of the people on our bus were continuing on for a full day tour. We had opted for the half day - in hindsight, I wish we had stayed for the full trip and the stop at Harissa.

The local operator was very helpful and their entire staff were wonderful. Highly recommended!

Claire O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Had a great time. Everything went very smoothly, and in a timely manner. Not too fast and not too slowly. It's a great way to see lots in a short time period. I just wish we could have done the full day tour that includes Harissa.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

We enjoyed the tour. We found all the places very interesting. Our only criticism is more free time would have been better in Byblos. We needed to stop for a drink and then had no time to look around the souk.

Salvo M

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2012


Amanda e

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

Well the tour was great but there was one thing which made it awful. We paid 70$ roundtrip for this tour and after the last thing to see we were just left there to fend for ourselves and get a taxi back to Beirut!! This taxi cost an additional 25$ which we didn't want to spend. There was a mis communication between Viator and local travel group. Very disappointed in the customer service on both ends and I will be very skeptical to use Viator again. Who books a one way tour anyways?

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