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Private Tour - Jeita Grotto, Harissa & St Charbel - Day Trip from Beirut

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Stop At: Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, Byblos Lebanon

Known for his numerous miracles, St Charbel is a Lebanese saint, his monastery is located in Annaya and witness hundreds of pilgrimage every day.

The monastery overlooks a huge valley and is the perfect place for prayers and admirations. St Charbel tomb still exists along with all his personal possessions (bed, tools, bible). The walls of the monastery tell the incredible story of this saint and present international testimonials for his miracles from all over the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jeita Grotto, 20 km North of Beirut, Jitta Lebanon

Known by Lebanon’s Jewel of tourism Jeita Grotto gather all the elements of nature, stone, water, trees and flowers. This masterpiece has been nominated for the seven world wonders and was one of top 14 finalists.

Discovered in 1836, this fascinating cave, called nowadays Jeita Grotto is characterized by two limestone crystallized grottoes, shaping astonishing formations.

This masterpiece located 20 km away from north Beirut consists of two separated but interconnected systems. The lower caverns can be explored by boat and the upper system by foot.

After several years of extraordinary discovery, Lebanese researches have been able to enter 6910m from the lower grotto and 2130m from the upper gallery.

Lebanon’s pearl of nature offers visitors a spectacular naturally sculpted trip. Jeita Grotto is indeed a magical work of mother nature.

 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Churches of Harissa, Harissa, Jounieh Lebanon

This little chapel is the famous place of worship and contains the statue of the Mother of the light sculptured on the Century Anniversary of the Immaculate Conception and fifty years after founding the shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in 1904.

This chapel forms the lower section of the tower upon which the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon stands.


Duration: 15 minutes

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

Harissa is a mountain village in Lebanon. The village, which is located 650 meters above sea level, is home to an important Lebanese pilgrimage site, Our Lady of Lebanon. The village is located 20 km north of Beirut, and accessible from the coastal city of Jounieh either by road or by a nine-minute journey by a gondola lift, known as the "Téléférique". It attracts both pilgrims and tourists who want to enjoy views of the bay of Jounieh.

The pilgrimage site is a huge 15-ton bronze (and painted white) statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon, with her arms outstretched. 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. A huge modernistic Maronite cathedral built of concrete and glass stands right beside the statue.


Duration: 45 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up travellers from destinations near Beirut city centre.
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pickup and drop off
  • Comfortable Private Transportation
  • English speaking driver
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees in Jeita Grotto
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of the travel
  • The tour is available everyday except on Mondays
  • Lunch and Entrance fees are NOT included in the price of the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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We were there on a very hot day, I had twisted my knee a few hours before visiting Jeita Grotto,and then we found out that we couldn't take photos. I wasn't enjoying the day at all until we entered the caves, which were fascinating. We had been advised to take jackets because
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
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