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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

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Overview
Explore some of Lebanon's best loved cities on this daytrip featuring UNESCO-listed Byblos, the stunning caves of Jeita Grotto, and the towering shrine of Our Lady of Harissa with a guide. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour includes a traditional Lebanese lunch.
Highlights
  • Savor a Lebanese lunch in Byblos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Glide across an underground lake to the stunning caverns of Jeita Grotto
  • See the statue and shrine of Our Lady of Harissa
  • Relax with round-trip transportation and a local guide
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your central Beirut hotel or their downtown tour office and board your air-conditioned minivan to Jeita. Ride a boat across a subterranean lake then stroll the fairytale landscapes of Jeita Grotto. Your next stop is UNESCO-listed Byblos, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on earth with a history dating back at least 8,000 years. See highlights including The Crusader Castle and the historic harbor with your guide and savor a traditional Lebanese lunch. Finally, travel to Harissa with its towering statue of the Virgin Mary. Admire the shrine, the chapel, and the spiral staircase, and capture views across the Bay of Jounieh. Your tour concludes where you began.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nakhal & Cie, Beirut, Lebanon

Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up all guests from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. Pick up starts from 07:45 am. Guests should be ready in the lobby from 07:45 am.

We don't pick up from hotels outside Beirut, or from Hostels, airbnb, and private apartments, in this case guests should come to our office at 08:00 to join the tour.

If the hotel was not provided 48 hours before the tour departure date, then the guests should be present at our office at 08:00 am, as no pick up will be provided for last minute hotel details.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off is included if the guests are staying in Hotels only located within Beirut City (not Hostels, airbnb, or private apartment)
  • Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto
  • Entry/Admission - Byblos Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Jeita Grotto will be closed for maintenance from (February 1 to 15, 2017)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a great tour to see some sights outside of Beirut! Romeo was our tour guide and we had a wonderful time listening to his stories and history of Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa. This tour is a must do when visiting Lebanon and try to ask for Romeo to lead your group!
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Had an enjoyable day on this tour with Maia as our guide. Picked up and dropped off at our hotel which was nice. We were fortunate to have a nice group of people on the tour and it made for some good conversations. Enjoyed all 3 locations though the weather was very hot and by
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I did a day tour to Harissa, Jeito grotra and Byblos! + Comfortable big bus,delicious food in great restaurant next to the sea with a view, but.. - TOUR GUIDE Romeo was BELLOW any standard.. Respect for speaking 3 languages (Arabic, English, French) to the whole group, but
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Carla, our guide, had a number of different nationalities to deal with and did so with complete professionalism. Jeita grotto is stunning. As others have said, it’s a shame you can’t take photos but when you go, you’ll understand why. The boat trip in the lower grotto is
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This is a most awe inspiring place to visit, the caves are large and it is very easy to walk around. Some people may be challenged by the steps but it is so worth while to go into these massive caves
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By: Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours
284 reviews
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remons423
Uithoorn, The Netherlands
30
Best tour ever
It was perfect, the tour guide is an archeologist and really has passion for what she does. Great sites to visit,
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ns0321
New York City, New York
87
Great tour led by Romeo!
This was a great tour to see some sights outside of Beirut! Romeo was our tour guide and we had a wonderful time
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada
329117
Average tour due to Jacques - 12 Sep 2019
We booked this tour with Viator. On the day of the tour we went to the main branch for pick up. The tour started
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Ivonne Montiel H
Orlando, Florida
3410
Good value
Includes 3 Museums entrance ... audio meany language ... make sure take your swimsuit .. the bus stop by public
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Wooler
Bicknacre, United Kingdom
323169
An enjoyable day
Had an enjoyable day on this tour with Maia as our guide. Picked up and dropped off at our hotel which was nice.
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Filip Š
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
208
Wish there was a proper tour guide
I did a day tour to Harissa, Jeito grotra and Byblos! + Comfortable big bus,delicious food in great restaurant
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JaneMurray14
Seattle, Washington
20
Interesting tour
We had a great tour. We saw places and attractions that we had not been able to trace of our own. Our guide had
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NatLane
Bath, United Kingdom
156107
A tour of ancient civilisations and political unrest
Over the years, Lebanon has been invaded by so many civilisations. This is very apparent on this tour. Our tour
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NatLane
Bath, United Kingdom
156107
Informative and well organised
Carla, our guide, had a number of different nationalities to deal with and did so with complete professionalism.
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paulmA338PH
Auckland
135
Jeita Grotto
This is a most awe inspiring place to visit, the caves are large and it is very easy to walk around. Some people
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
2339585
Not a succes
The guide wasn't too knowledgable (I asked a very evident question, he didn't know the answer and - worse - gave a
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Marta294
Chiavari, Italy
141
Amazing places but the tour is just "ok"
I was travelling alone in Lebanon so I was suggested to tour with Nakhal to visit Baalbek. The places we visited
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Ziggiy123
61
Excellent
Paula was an super guide and certainly knew her history.......great day out......myself and my wife are 70 years
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hilaryt96
Crewe, United Kingdom
221
Great day. LOTS of walking
Got to Jeita early so avoided the crowds which was great. Loved Jeita but it’s such a shame you can’t take photos
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Gerald D
207
Lebanon tours and travel did an excellent job
My guide Natasha is an archeologist so she had a world of knowledge relating to the historical sights an the
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