Excursion to the Jeita Grotto, the Port of Byblos and the Christian Village of Harissa

Excursion to the Jeita Grotto, the Port of Byblos and the Christian Village of Harissa

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You would like

The tour of the historic port of Byblos
The tour of the magnificent Jeita Grotto
Enjoy impressive views from the statue of the Virgin Mary in Harissa

Essential information *

9 hours



Starting time
8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Set off to explore some of Lebanon's most exceptional sights on this excursion to Byblos, Jeita and Harissa!

  1. Jeita Grotto Tour

After the pick-up from your hotel you will be taken to the tour departure point in central Beirut. Your day will start with a tour of the magnificent Jeita Grotto. Nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the grotto has an underground section that you can visit by boat and an upper section that you can visit on foot with your guide.

  1. Tour of the Historic Port of Byblos & Lunch

Next, you will head to Byblos, one of the world's oldest cities which dates back to 7000 BCE. Today, this dynamic and modern town attracts more and more people who come to see its old port by day and by night. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the city and its monuments, such as the Byblos Castle, which was built by the crusaders in the twelfth century.

You will then take a pleasant break for lunch in a local restaurant where you can sample delicious mezze (an assortment of small Lebanese dishes) and a glass of Arak (a traditional beverage).

  1. Tour of the Christian Village of Harissa

The last stage of your tour will take you to Harissa, a beautiful religious village that overlooks the Jounieh Bay. Here, you can see the statue of the Virgin Mary which was erected in 1908. It can be spotted from miles away. You can enter the base which houses a lovely chapel, via an exterior spiral staircase.

After this fantastic day, you will return to your vehicle and be taken back to Beirut.

Departure place

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time and tour departure point (choose when booking):
  1. 8:00am if you go directly to the departure point in central Beirut 
  2. 7:45am if you would like to be picked up from your hotel (free for hotels in Beirut)
  • Except Wednesday, lunch is included in the price of the activity
  • To take part in this activity, simply present your voucher to the service provider on the day
  • Children under the age of 4 can participate in this activity free of charge and share the seat with a parent
  • We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water for this tour
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

Price includes

  • One-day excursion to the Jeita Grotto, the Port of Byblos and the village of Harissa (including admission to all sites and the tour of the grotto by boat)
  • Lunch in a traditional Lebanese restaurant (except Wednesday)
  • Wine and Arak (traditional beverage) tasting
  • The services of a certified guide (commentary in English, French and/or Arabic)
  • Transport to and from your hotel in Beirut

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras



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