Our day starts with Jeita Grotto, two majestic separate, but interconnected karstic limestone caves. The caves were nominated for the seven new world wonders. The Jeita upper cave has 750 metres (2, 460 ft) of accessible walk-way, known for having the longest stalactite in the world. After visiting the upper caves, you then take a small boat-ride in the lower caves a truly unique experience.
We then move on to the telephrique, a cable-car ride that takes you to Harissa, Where Our Lady of Lebanon sits. Our Lady of Lebanon is one of the most important shrines in the world honoring the Virgin Mary. The shrine is highlighted by a huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of God.
Our last stop: Byblos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Astonishingly having survived the Phoenicians, Romans, the crusades, and Ottomans, the city charms visitors: from its Souqs(markets) to its magnificent harbor and sea-side promenade.
8:30 - pick up from hotel
9:00 - Arrival at Jeita Grotto
11:00 - Leave Jeita Grotto
11:30 - Arrive at Jounieh cable-car to Harissa
13:15 - Leave Harissa
13:35 - Arrive at Byblos
15:45 - Leave Byblos
16:45 - Return to hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick-up will be at your hotel or any arranged accommodation in Beirut.
End location: Drop-off will be at your hotel or any arranged accommodation in Beirut.
Duration: 9 hours
The tour may last up to 9 hours depending on traffic
New and fully equipped vehicle with AC. Toyota corolla 2016 model. (group 1-4 persons).
Bigger vehicles are available for an additional cost. Please inquire for more information.
Included in the price are: transportation in a new vehicle, personal guide services , complimentary wi-fi.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 $USD - Up to $50 of extra cash required per person: Admission to Jeita grotto $12(adult), admission to cable-car from Jounieh to Harissa $6, Lunch $25 or less, Byblos Crusader castle $5.
excluded in the price are: admission to touristic attractions, lunch, extra expenses ie. souvenirs.
I am not experienced in museum guiding, however, I can accompany you or arrange a specialized guide if you are interested.
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Karim is a young but mature gentleman. He gave me and my wife an extensive tour of Beirut, the Jeita Caves, Byblos and Harissa. He is very polite, very well-mannered and knowledgeable guide and is very thoughtful to our needs. We were able to cover a very extensive tour in one day and Karim made it easy for us. Anyone visiting Beirut will need a guide and Karim should be a perfect choice for everyone. His communication in English is very clear and excellent. Thanks a lot Karim. Until our next visit.