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Private Tour: Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut

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    What to Expect
    Your expert local guide collects you from your hotel in central Beirut to kick off this private day trip tour of Bylos, Jeita Grotto, and Harissa. Travel by private, air-conditioned minivan to Jeita. Follow your guide on a boat ride to a subterranean lake for an up-close look at the Jeita Grotto, an incredible ancient cavern that was a finalist for the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011. 

    From Jeita make your way to Byblos—one of the oldest cities on earth. Home to more than 24 successive civilizations, this 7,000-year-old city is among the top archeological areas in the nation. Follow your guide through some of the highlights, including the Byblos Castle, as you explore this ancient destination.

    Enjoy a traditional Lebanese lunch (own expense) before making your way to Harissa to the Statue of the Virgin Mary—including the chapel and spiral staircase—and have the opportunity to look out over impressive views of the Bay of Jounieh. Your guide explains how these religious sites are a destination for pilgrims from across the globe. Settle back into the comfort of your private vehicle for the return trip to your Beirut hotel, where this incredible tour ends. 

    Please note: Though the US Department of State has issued a warning against travel to Lebanon due to safety and security concerns, Viator’s Lebanon tours continue to operate with no disruptions. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides in Lebanon, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Beirut. 
    Alternatively, you can come to our Nakhal Tours office to take the tour.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected at time of booking)
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (Tips)
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please note: Jeita Grotto will be closed for maintenance from (February 1 to 15, 2017)
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Paula was an super guide and certainly knew her history.......great day out......myself and my wife are 70 years of age and quite fit.....just as well because the walk in the upper Grotto was fairly steep and was about 2 kilometres long The tour is highly recommended and it was
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    My guide Natasha is an archeologist so she had a world of knowledge relating to the historical sights an the excavation process. She is intelligent, personable and passionate about her country and providing an exceptional experience. The driver was Ali tattoo. He was super
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    We thought this tour was excellent. Natasha was our guide, and was fantastic. She is an archaeologist, and really brought everything to life. Lunch was really great. Exceeded our expectations.
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    Simply it’s a cave inside the mountain under sea level , once u get in u feel a cold breeze . As the identification signs of the sight , the caves were starched due to geo circumstances , tickets are affordable also good value for money , lastly no pics allowed u must leave ur
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    I was very happy with the tour, booking was very simple and I was picked up by my guide, Natasha, on time. She was an excellent guide, professional, informative and very helpful. I would highly recommend this tour as well as the guide Natasha.
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    About the operator
    By: Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours
    Nicolai123
    10
    Nice trip
    My trip to Anjar (ruins), Baalbek, (bigger ruins) and Ksara (wine brewery) was very nice. We were driven from our
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    seyyahcime
    Ankara Province, Turkey
    4530
    Poor guiding
    Places are amazing to see. However, English pronounciation of the tour guide was very poor, the sound system in
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    Maria
    100
    Unforgettable day
    Byblos is a place rich in history with ancient ruins, castle, old streets full of beautiful shops and nice
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    Sona A
    Yerevan, Armenia
    34
    Enriching experience
    Very informative and enriching experience. Though it was raining, the tour was so interesting, the group enjoyed
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    Taoyuan1
    1819
    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
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    Leonardo A
    32
    Beyond Beirut
    Super prepared and friendly staff. Guide knew everything about her country's ancient and contemporary history, and
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    OsamaOkby
    Cairo Governorate, Egypt
    10
    Pleasant Experience
    A nice tour for the 3 places and the restaurant after with delicious lebanese food. Friendly tour guide , perfect
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    Simon B
    Abingdon, United Kingdom
    110
    Tyre and Sidon
    The medieval castle in Sidon and the walk through the old town was most enjoyable but the highlight was the Roman
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    Simon B
    Abingdon, United Kingdom
    110
    Beqaa Valley
    An excellent trip in good company. We were almost the only people at the Anjar Palace and Baalbek sites - an
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    sweetdumpling
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    7353
    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,
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