Small-Group Tour with Lunch to Jeita Grotto, Byblos and Harissa

Small-Group Tour with Lunch to Jeita Grotto, Byblos and Harissa

Embark on a captivating journey through Lebanon's natural and cultural treasures with our intimate group tour from Beirut. Begin by immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Jeita Grotto, a stunning cavern hailed as a nominee for the Seven Wonders of the World. Then, venture to Harissa to pay homage at the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, where panoramic views of Jounieh Bay await. Next, explore the ancient marvels of Byblos as your guide illuminates the rich history of one of the world's oldest towns and most archaeologically significant sites. Don't miss the opportunity to peruse the vibrant handicrafts market and indulge in souvenir shopping at Byblos Souk. Indulge in a delectable Lebanese lunch and enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience throughout the day.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Jeita Grotto, Valley of the Dog River, Jitta Lebanon

The Jeita Grotto, a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves which have formed over millions of years, is the longest cave complex in the Middle East. It is located 300 metres above sea level and has a height difference of 305 metres.
The Jeita upper cave has an overall length of 2,130 metres and contains a great concentration of a variety of crystallized formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies.
The lower gallery which has an overall length of 6,200 metres is located 60 metres below the upper gallery. It is traversed by a smooth underwater river and a lake.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, Keserwan, Harissa Lebanon

The shrine of our Lady of Lebanon is one of the most important shrines in the world honoring the Virgin Mary and located in Harissa, a key Christian pilgrimage site in Lebanon.
The shrine is highlighted by a huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of God. It is 8.5 m high and has a diameter of five meters. The Virgin Mary stretches her hands towards Beirut overlooking the Bay of Jounieh in one of the most attractive panoramic views in the world.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Churches of Harissa, Harissa, Jounieh Lebanon

Harissa is a key Christian pilgrimage site with a shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon
The pilgrimage site is a large, 15-ton bronze and a painted white statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban, with her arms, stretched. The statue was made at the end of the 19th century and inaugurated in 1908. Inside the statue's base, there is a small chapel.
As well, A huge cathedral built of concrete and glass stands adjacent to the statue.
Among other churches of various Christian denominations in the vicinity of Harissa are the Byzantine-style, Melkite Greek Catholic basilica of St. Paul, located south of the statue and built between 1948 and 1998, the Apostolic Nunciature (Papal Embassy), as well as the residences of four patriarchs of Eastern Catholic Churches


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Téléferique Harissa, XMJ2+RR2, Harissa, Lebanon

The Telepherique is One of The oldest and most visited tourist attractions in Lebanon
It is a gondola lift system located in Jounieh, a city in Lebanon,16 km north of Beirut that transports passengers above the pine-forested steep mountain, to an altitude of 650 meters, arriving at Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Harissa offering breathtaking views of the bay of Jounieh and the surrounding city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Byblos, Byblos, Mount Lebanon Governorate

Byblos, one of the oldest Phoenician cities. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has been closely linked to the legends and history of the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Byblos is also directly associated with the history and diffusion of the Phoenician alphabet.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Byblos Castle, Byblos Lebanon

Byblos Castle, a restored 12th-century Crusader castle surrounded by a 10m-wide dry moat is located just inside the Byblos' atmospheric archaeological site that contains the ruins of the Temple of Baalat Gebal and the Temple of the Obelisks.
It's an impressive building that offers an excellent perspective over the ruins from the top of its foursquare keep. A series of Bronze Age dwellings is clearly visible below the walls as you look towards the sea. Inside the castle, there's a small museum and a room with information panels outlining the city's history.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Souk, Byblos Lebanon

Byblos old souk is an old market where tourists can shop for souvenirs and antiques, or simply stroll along the old cobblestone streets and enjoy the architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Byblos Port, Byblos Lebanon

Byblos Port is an ancient port in Byblos and is believed by the Lebanese to be the oldest port in the world. Around 3000 BC, Byblos Port was the most important timber shipping center in the eastern Mediterranean

Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Horário de Início: 08:30 AM
Duração: 8 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travellers from destinations near Beirut city centre.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour leader
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Byblos Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto

Não Incluído

  • Gratuities

Instalações


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