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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut
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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

By Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours
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.
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€84.23
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€84.23
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Ages 0-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
English, French

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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities

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.

Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Nakhal & Cie, Beirut, Lebanon Alternatively, we offer pick up and drop from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. (No Pick up from Hostels, airbnbs, or private residences). You must provide hotel name upon booking.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5484BEIRUT_HARISSA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Jeita Grotto will be closed for maintenance from (February 1 to 15)
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut?
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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut?
Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut is hosted by Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5484BEIRUT_HARISSA

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Nakhal & Cie
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Jeita Grotto
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Byblos Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Claire W
Claire W
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What is it with selfies?!?
I got a friend to recommend a private taxi to deliver me to all 3 places. Jeita Grotto: so pleased they took people
zubia76
zubia76
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Great experience
The guide was very nice. The places was ofcourse awsome. As there were only 6 people that day for the tour a mini v
315martijnv
315martijnv
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Beautiful trip to Baalbek
We visited Baalkbek today with our guide Paula and driver Hatem. It was wonderful, Hatem was a perfect driver and v
WeakKneeTraveler
WeakKneeTraveler
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Excellent Tours
Booked 3 different day tours with Nakhal including tours to Baalbek, Byblos, etc. All tours were excellent and well
Nicolai1234567
Nicolai1234567
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Nice trip
My trip to Anjar (ruins), Baalbek, (bigger ruins) and Ksara (wine brewery) was very nice. We were driven from our h
sonaa821
sonaa821
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Enriching experience
Very informative and enriching experience. Though it was raining, the tour was so interesting, the group enjoyed it
Taoyuan1
Taoyuan1
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Good tour/guide. Office staff could be better
Had a very nice day tour with this company. The guide Walid was great — strong English skills, good knowledge base,
leonardoa160
leonardoa160
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Beyond Beirut
Super prepared and friendly staff. Guide knew everything about her country's ancient and contemporary history, and
simonbR4136TT
simonbR4136TT
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Tyre and Sidon
The medieval castle in Sidon and the walk through the old town was most enjoyable but the highlight was the Roman r
simonbR4136TT
simonbR4136TT
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Beqaa Valley
An excellent trip in good company. We were almost the only people at the Anjar Palace and Baalbek sites - an excell
sweetdumpling
sweetdumpling
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Full Day Tour to Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara
Our tour guide’s name was Nouchka if my memory serves, and she was great. Very informative, knowledgeable, patient
Ciaran K
Ciaran K
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Picked the wrong day!
I visited during the recent protests and unfortunately the city centre was in lockdown on the morning of my schedul
remons423
remons423
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Best tour ever
It was perfect, the tour guide is an archeologist and really has passion for what she does. Great sites to visit, g
Freddy_on_trips
Freddy_on_trips
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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 on
Ivonne Montiel H
Ivonne Montiel H
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Good value
Includes 3 Museums entrance ... audio meany language ... make sure take your swimsuit .. the bus stop by public
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Passport476077
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This tour gives you real sense of historical context. The Byblos ruins are very interesting, especially with a good guide. The market (Souk) in Byblos however is totally unremarkable.

The Jeita grotto is totally mind boggling/blowing! I found myself almost in tears over the beauty and magnificence. Truly unforgettable.

Highly recommended.
Written 7 August 2018
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Wooler
Bicknacre, UK351 contributions
Oct 2019
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 the time we went to lunch at around 2.30 we were all very hungry but it was worth the wait as there was loads of it and delicious too.
I would book again through Nakhal
Written 19 October 2019
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Adbole
24 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The grotto was amazing and Biblos fascinating. We were fed and watered in true lebanese style and looked after marvelously by our tour guide Walid. In fact we liked Walid so much that we re-arranged our subsequent Baalbeck tour to be with him again! Lovely tour companions too from all over the Middle East and Australia!
Written 22 June 2019
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seyyahcime
Ankara Province, Türkiye81 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Places are amazing to see. However, English pronounciation of the tour guide was very poor, the sound system in tbe vehicle was also very bad. It was hard to hear and understand the information conveyed. Plus, all tour was very information-dense. It should be more interaction-based.
Written 26 January 2020
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Julius J
4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
The day didn't start very well, the bus broke down, when we changed buses 4 people went missing... that meant that we were behind in time. We just had 30 minutes to see the cave so we had to run through it, no time at all to enjoy it. The group was nearly 50 people, so the transitions to one place to the other were very very slow, plus the guide had to translate everything from English to French, so made the visit quite tedious (I believe that having 50 persons in a trip, they should put more than one guide so there is no need to do everything in 2 languages). I wouldn't recommend this tour to anyone, sadly.
Written 23 April 2018
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CarterUSM62
Wirral, UK109 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A taxi collected us from our hotel and took us to the Nakhal office, from where the bus left for Byblos. We were escorted round the Roman ruins and castle, but were then told that we only had 30 minutes' free time before the bus departed for our next destination. This was a shame, as many of us would have appreciated more time to perhaps walk down to the harbour, or appreciate the surroundings - not to mention have a coffee and/or comfort break. We were then told that, rather than going to Harissa next, we'd be going to the grotto owing to heavy traffic/high number of visitors. This wasn't a problem in itself - but again, we felt that we were rather herded quickly through the grotto, with (again) insufficient time for refreshment/comfort breaks. (The guide virtually admitted in the course of the tour, that she was free to set the itinerary of the tour, rather than Nakhal themselves). By the time we got to Harissa it was well past 1pm, and several people mentioned that they were feeling hungry. Harissa was busy (again, little opportunity for a drink or to use the toilet), and by the time the whole party had disembarked from the cable car, it was 2.30pm and most people were hungry. As it happened, our meal at a nearby restaurant was excellent, but we did not start eating until 3pm, and I’m not sure if it was worth the wait. Rather than having to wait for a full-blown meal at the end, I’m sure most people would have been happier spending more time at each of the sites (with suitable provision for refreshment & comfort breaks), and having a shorter snack lunch, rather than being rushed round with insufficient opportunities for said breaks, just for the sake of a (very nice, admittedly) long lunch at the end. As it was, I was left with the impression that the tour was conducted with unnecessary haste, for the convenience of the guide rather than the members of her group.
Written 16 May 2019
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Irena
Muscat, Oman113 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The places in the itinerary were definitely worth a visit, but our guide was an absolute disaster - barely spoken a few words in English, clueless as to the tour program and its timing; several time we had to wait on her as she just disappeared on us with no means of contacting her which caused several delays. I would highly recommend this tour but with a DIFFERENT tour agency!
Written 22 June 2019
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Marina Ibragimova
Rome, Italy4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We happened to be in Beirut during the storm, which is very unusual for Lebanon. Nevertheless the Nakhal bus came on time and Georgette took us to every place according to the plan. She made it very interesting, even in a storm and a horrible weather. we enjoyed it very much and i think it was one of our best trips.
Written 15 January 2019
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skibumal
Picton, Canada293 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Booked this day trip after getting to Beirut in a quest to get a better appreciation for the historical importance of the area. Everything was on schedule, with a highly qualified tour guide giving us insight to Lebanon - from the birth of civilization until today - my most interesting day in Lebanon by far ! It is a full day - the Grotto and Harissa legs are interesting by the highlight by far is Byblos - probably the Oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. An archeological site beautifully laid out in the 1920 to showcase 6000 years of civilizations ! Phoenicians, Greek, Roman, Crusaders, and Ottoman - a must for anybody with an interest in history. Thanks for an outstanding tour !
Written 6 January 2019
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Hussam A
Greater Manchester, UK81 contributions
For the first time I try a trip with a tourist group.

Everything was perfect from A to Z, the driver who came to pick us up from the hotel was on time and pilot and the car was sooo clean.

Secondly, the group leader - Rita - was very welcoming and friendly. She is a book which is rich in information. She talked about history, topography, religion and every single aspect related to Lebonan. And when she doesn’t know an information she would apologise and try to help you to find it. You can ask her also about how to spend your vacations and Lebonan and refer you to best souvenirs shops.

Some people would say the trip is expensive and would prefer to hire a private driver which cost them 100 dollars, however, including the lunch, admission tickets to multiple places, plus the friendly atmosphere, and the sweet and information-rich guidance from Rita - and I believe other guides will be the same -, I would highly recommend this trip.
Written 6 November 2018
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