Private Day Trip: Jeita Grotto, the Jounieh area and Byblos cityTour from Beirut more_vert
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This tour is a private guided tour from Beirut to Jeita Grotto, the Jounieh area and Byblos city. Visit Jeita Grotto, Wax Museum, Telefrique Jounieh, Lady Lebanon Harrissa and Jbeil City.

Start your journey from Beirut and head towards one of the world’s most amazing collections of stalactites and stalagmites at Jeita Grotto, the pride of Lebanon.

The next stop is the Lady of Lebanon Harissa “Guardian,” which is one of the country's most renowned man-made landmarks, accessible by aerial tramways, carrying visitors from Jounieh’s coastline 600 meters up to the mountain peak. Saving the best for the end, the last stop is Byblos, said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, birthplace of the alphabet! With a captivating charm, Byblos’ old town is a beautiful preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site, similar to no other place on earth. You will then be returned to your accommodation in Beirut.

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Tyre City Tour from Beirut more_vert
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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Tyre and its archaeological ruins, towers, souk, and beach on this tour from Beirut.

After pickup from your hotel in Beirut you will visit Tyre, an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tyre has a large, well-preserved collection of archaeological ruins from the Roman, Phoenician, Greek, and Byzantine eras. See the Souk of Tyre, a beautiful area with narrow streets and traditional houses. Visit the souks two towers, one of them located in a small garden, and the second is near the lighthouse. A guide will tell you about the significance of the sights you pass, and stories about how the city has changed over time. 

Finally, one of Lebanon's most beautiful beaches before drop-off at your hotel in Beirut.

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Private Tour: Anfe, Al Nouriyeh Monastery and Batroun Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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On this private tour from Beirut, discover Anfe and Batroun, two distinct Lebanese cities by the sea, as well as the Al Nouriyeh Monastery.

After pickup from your accommodation in Beirut, you'll head to Anfeh, a picturesque city by the sea full of blue and white houses reminiscent of Greece. The fishing village is famous for its ancient caves and churches, which you'll explore with a private guide. From Anfeh, make your way into the mountains to the Al Nouriyeh Monastery, where you'll learn about the history of the place while relaxing in its natural surroundings. 

Your last stop is Batroun. The ancient but restored town is famous for its lemonade, made from local lemons. Batroun is also known for religious monuments and archaeological treasures, which your guide will tell you about in detail. 

After Batroun you will be dropped back at your hotel in Beirut. 

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Day Tour: Sayda City, Mlita City, Mantara Monastery and Maghdouchi more_vert
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Head to the South of Lebanon to Saida and discover the old souks with all the merchants, then head to Mleeta the resistance city and explore the history of resistance in the south of Lebanon.

Are you feeling a bit adventurous? Located on Lebanon’s southern coastline, Sidon will take you to the early 13th century with its sea castle far from the mainland and built by the crusaders to ward off invaders. Then, head into the city’s ancient network of souks and narrow alleyways to witness the ancient commercial activity with fruit and vegetable vendors, fish sellers, and Middle Eastern coffee houses. There are many more to visit in this antique city.

Second stop is Mlita, which carves the memory of a continual stage in the history of Lebanon, with its natural museum, surrounded by the captivating nature and mountains. The Museum of Mlita is one of its kind, because it tells the heroic memories, both in time and place, of the Resistance. Located both above and underground, the museum aims to introduce the visitors to the national resistance against the enemy.

Last stop before heading back to Beirut is Maghdouché. On a hill of 200 m high, overlooking Sidon city, Maghdouché is inhabited since ancient times. Its early inhabitants used to live in caves; the widest of which was the cave of Saydet el Mantara, where the Virgin Mary used to wait for Jesus Christ, while he was preaching in Sidon.

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Private Tour: Beit El Dein, Deir al-Qamar, Barouk Nature Preserve, and Bourj Hammoud Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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On this tour, discover the city of Mirs, along with nearby Beit El Din and Deir al-Qamar, and wander in the nature reserve of Barouk while learning about the geographical and archaeological sights from a private guide.

Your tour begins with an 8.30am pickup from your central Beirut hotel by private vehicle and an around 1-hour drive south to Beit El Dein.

This private tour blends architecture and Nature. After pickup from your hotel in Beirut, visit Beit El Dein, a small town with an elaborate 19th-century palace built by Emir Bechir al-Chehab II, who ruled Mount Lebanon for more than 50 years. Your guide will tell you about the architecture and how the palace was designed to blend into its natural surroundings. 

Next, head to the Barouk Nature Reserve, where you can walk among the cedars. The reserve is one of the most protected and well-preserved forests in Lebanon. 

Moving on, pass by Deir al-Qamar, the town known as the Capital of Emirs. Lebanon was governed from the 16th to the 18th centuries from the palaces of Deir al-Qamar. The city of cobblestone streets and walled gardens is exceptionally well-preserved. Your guide will tell you more about its blending of ancient heritage, Arab style, and Western elements. 

Your last stop is Bourj Hammoud. Walking down the main promenade, take in the sights and smells of the famous basterma (pastrami) restaurants. As you weave through the maze of streets, you'll have the opportunity to learn about and shop for artisanal products. 

After the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel in Beirut.

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Day Tour: Ksara Winery, Lady of Zahle Monastery, Baalbek Castle and Taanayel Park more_vert
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Visit the most famous Lebanese Winery, Ksara winery, and then explore the Great city of Baalbeck in this tour.

Lebanese wine tradition is 5,000 years old. If you want to feel like having a taste, Château Ksara has preserved Lebanon's rich wine making heritage for over 150 years. Founded in 1857, Château Ksara is Lebanon's oldest, largest, and most visited winery in Lebanon. After the winery, we will visit the best spot with an amazing view: Zahleh. The religious monument of "Lady of Zahle", lies east of the town, and is 54 meters high. You will reach its top via an elevator or you could simply take the stairs to view the town and the Plain of Bekaa.

Then head to the most glorious site in the Bekaa Valley, which is undoubtedly the Acropolis of Baalbeck. It is among the largest and best preserved corpus of Roman architecture in Lebanon. On your way back, you will get a chance to visit the most attractive corner in the Beqaa, Tannayel. You will there experience the rich agricultural area with its gorgeous vineyards and orchards.

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Be picked up from your hotel and join this walking tour through the streets of Beirut.

A thousand times buried, a thousand times revived. Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world. You will explore all generations when looking at its buildings, streets, and beautiful historical monuments. You will visit downtown, Gemmayze, Achrafieh, and Tabaris, to witness its beauty in different levels.

Downtown has emerged as Beirut’s most fashionable and desirable neighborhood, with gloriously restored French Mandate-era buildings, European and Lebanese cafés, excellent restaurants, luxurious boutiques, and stylish pubs. Al Manara (meaning the lighthouse) runs alongside the sea, offering you a place to relax and enjoy your time. We will also visit Al Raoucheh, which is in fact the Arabic version of the French word "rocher", meaning the rock. You will then be returned to your hotel.

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Day Tour: The Holy Valley, Bshare City and Cedars of God more_vert
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Feel the holiness in this trip to the holy valley (kadisha valley), Bshare city of Gibran khalil Gibran and then a visit to the cedars of God.

First stop is the Kadisha Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It starts at Al- Koura and extends for 50 kilometers all the way to Bsharre and the Cedars. Remote, mysterious, and steeped in centuries of history, the Kadisha Valley is hidden within a deep gorge amidst rugged and desolate mountains.

Then head to the village of Bsharre, which is the birthplace of world-known philosopher and poet Khalil Gibran. You will get to explore the museum of Bsharre where you will find intriguing facts and the remains of Gibran. You will also have a look at the many waterfalls in the village that will make you experience a refreshing feeling.

Further up lies the Cedars, a place where centuries-old cedar trees live. You will view these breath-taking trees that tell the Lebanese story, and check the shops in the area for mesmerizing gifts.

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Private Tour: Museums of Beirut Day Trip more_vert
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Visit some of Beirut's most important museums on this private guided tour.

With a private guide who can provide detailed insight and answer questions along the way, you'll visit the National Museum, the Mim Museum, and Banque du Liban Museum, then enjoy a walk down Hamra Street.

Introduce yourself to Lebanon's vibrant history at the National Museum of Beirut, which holds numerous treasures detailing the country's rich heritage. At the Mim Museum, you'll gaze at more than 1400 minerals representing 300 types and 61 countries.  The museum gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arabic alphabet, 'mim,' which is also the first letter in the Arabic word for museum, minerals, and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals, representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Your last museum stop is the Banque du Liban, Lebanon’s bank Museum. Here, you'll learn about the bank’s role in keeping the Lebanese economy and financial system stable.

Finally, you will take a walk down Hamra Street, where you will encounter shops, restaurants, and cafés. After the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

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Historical Beirut Walking Tour more_vert
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Be enchanted by the capital of modern Lebanon, the country’s cultural and commercial center. On your half-day guided tour of Beirut, see the city’s top attractions while discovering how Beirut was built on a rocky headland, and has risen and fallen over the centuries. See the Martyrs’ Statue, the Nejmeh Square in downtown Beirut and the Beirut National Museum. With your guide, you'll step back to the time of 15 BC, when Beirut was a significant port and cultural center.

Your Beirut historical walking tour starts in downtown Beirut, where you will see the recently renovated Nejmeh Square, with its famous clock tower that was built during World War I.

Your guide will give you a brief introduction to this fascinating city’s turbulent history and provide a glimpse of Beirut’s true character. The liberalism associated with Beirut has been maintained even during periods of near complete destruction. With the break-up of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the WWI, the city became the capital of modern Lebanon. Today Beirut’s long and complex history is being revealed at new archeological sites in the city.

During your three-hour walking tour, you'll see the impressive Martyrs’ Statue, a memorial to the Lebanese nationalists executed by the Ottomans during WWI. After your Beirut walking tour, you'll return to central Beirut and visit the National Museum of Beirut.

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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Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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Take a full-day trip to the amazing cities of Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara, and immerse yourself in a captivating world of Lebanese history. The cities of Baalbek and Anjar are famous mainly for their superb, excellently preserved ancient sites, such as Heliopolis and the Umayyad Ruins. Explore these eastern Lebanon cities with an expert guide and discover the Ksara Caves, home to Chateau Ksara -- one of Lebanon’s oldest and most famous wineries.

Leave Beirut in the morning with your professional guide and head to Baalbek, located approximately 50 miles (85 km) from Beirut. Upon arrival, take a leisurely walking tour around this ancient town. Marvel at the Baalbek Heliopolis, a group of Roman temples and other structures that are some of the largest and best-preserved examples of Roman architecture left in Lebanon. Discover the Temple of Jupiter and explore its impressive podium and a vast rectangular courtyard where sacrifices were carried out.

After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant (included), continue your day trip to the town of Anjar. After an approximate 1-hour journey by coach, arrive in this beautifully preserved city and walk through the souks (markets). With your guide, visit Anjar's Umayyad Ruins, a remarkable complex of ruins dating back to 705 AD. Experience the influence of previous cultures as you admire the city's Hellenistic-Roman architecture.

Next, leave Anjar and venture to Ksara. This magnificent village was covered by sand for centuries, and the well-preserved Ksara Caves were found by chance in 1898 by Jesuit priests. It is now the refuge of the well-known Ksara Chateau, where thousands of old wine bottles are preserved. Take a walk to the caves and learn about the various processes involved in wine production before savoring a tasting of exquisite local wines.

After your day trip, sit back and relax on the scenic drive back to Beirut.

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Private Tour: Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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Take a private day trip from Beirut to the amazing cities of Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Lebanese history. The cities of Baalbek and Anjar are famous for their superb, remarkably preserved ancient sites, such as Heliopolis and the Umayyad Ruins. Explore these eastern Lebanon cities with your expert guide and discover the Ksara Caves, where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting at Chateau Ksara-- one of Lebanon’s oldest and most famous wineries.

Escape Beirut for a private day trip to Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara with your own private guide. Leave Beirut in the morning with your guide and head by private minivan to Baalbek, located approximately 50 miles (85 km) from Beirut.
Upon arrival, take a leisurely walking tour around this ancient town. Marvel at the Baalbek Heliopolis, a group of Roman temples and other structures that are some of the largest and best-preserved examples of Roman architecture still existing in Lebanon. Explore the Temple of Jupiter and discover its impressive podium and a vast rectangular courtyard, where sacrifices were carried out.

After enjoying lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a local Lebanese restaurant (own expense), continue your journey to the town of Anjar. After a scenic 1-hour drive, arrive in this beautifully preserved city and stroll through the souks (markets). With your guide, visit Anjar's Umayyad Ruins, a spectacular complex of ruins dating back to 705 AD. Experience the influence of past cultures as you admire the city's Hellenistic-Roman architecture.

Next, venture to Ksara. This magnificent village was covered by sand for centuries, and the well-preserved Ksara Caves were discovered in 1898 by Jesuit priests. It is now the refuge of the well-known Chateau Ksara, one of Lebanon’s oldest wineries where thousands of old wine bottles are preserved. Take a stroll through the caves and learn about the various processes involved in wine production before savoring a tasting of exquisite local wines.

After your private day trip, sit back and relax in your minivan on the scenic drive back to Beirut. Hotel pickup and drop-off can also be arranged.

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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Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar Half-Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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On this half-day Beirut trip, enjoy a tour of Beiteddine (Beit El Dine) and Deir El Qamar (Deir El Kamar) and immerse yourself in a captivating world of Lebanese history. These two traditional, well-preserved villages offer fascinating attractions, such as the Mosque of Emir Fakhr Eddine and Beiteddine Palace. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites with your expert guide and savor authentic Lebanese cuisine at a local restaurant.

Meet your friendly, professional guide in central Beirut and head straight to Beiteddine (Beit El Dine), situated approximately 26 miles (43 km) southeast of Beirut. Here, visit the magnificent 19th-century Beiteddine Palace, featuring arcades, galleries and beautifully decorated rooms by artists from Lebanon, Damascus and Italy. Tour the palace with your guide and discover how this building is a perfect model of Eastern architecture. Today, the palace houses a museum with an interesting collection of feudal weapons, costumes and jewelry.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a nearby Lebanese restaurant (included). Then, head to Deir El Qamar (Deit El Kamar), one of Lebanon’s prettiest villages with an interesting history that demonstrates the country’s tolerant religious roots. Deir El Qamar is famous for its palaces that display the ancient Lebanese architectural style as well as several souks (markets), mosques and palaces.

During your walking tour of Deir El Qamar, your knowledgeable guide will provide insight on the historical significance of the remains you visit, such as the Palace of Fakhreddine, the Mosque of Emir Fakhr Eddine and Castle of Emir Melhem Shehab. On the way, pass by Moussa Castle, featuring a life-size recreation of the Last Supper. Stop for a photo opportunity at this major Lebanon attraction before returning to Beirut in the relaxing comfort of your luxury coach.

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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Byblos and Jeita Grotto Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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On this exciting day trip from Beirut to Byblos and Jeita, visit one of the oldest towns in the world and see the amazing Jeita Grotto, one of Lebanon’s most stunning natural wonders. Hear from your guide about the rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive civilizations in Byblos, one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Then be enchanted by the Jeita Grotto, a system of limestone caves.

Your tour starts in Beirut, where you’ll meet your friendly guide and travel 22 miles (36 km) north by comfortable coach to ancient town of Byblos. One of the oldest towns in the world, Byblos dates back at least 7,000 years and today is a thriving modern town with a mix of sophistication and tradition.

See Byblos’ medieval Roman port, the city’s main tourist hub, and go with your expert guide to popular area landmarks, including Byblos Castle and extensive ruins from Neolithic times to the crusader era. The beautiful Mosque of the Sultan Abd el-Majid adds to the cultural mix in the old part of Byblos.

Continue your day trip to Jeita. This fascinating town is home to one of the world's most beautiful sets of caves – the Jeita Grotto – which was a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature, a 2011 competition for the best natural wonders on the planet.

Visit the lower caverns by boat on a subterranean lake, and then see the dry upper gallery on foot with your guide. The main source of the Dog River (Nahr El Kalb) rises from this incredible cavern.

When you’ve filled up your camera with photos of this incredible Lebanon attraction, return to Beirut in the relaxing comfort of your luxury coach.

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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Cedars of Lebanon, Kozhaya and Besharreh Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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On this Beirut full-day trip, discover the villages of Besharreh and Kozhaya in Lebanon's World Heritage-listed Holy Valley before exploring the Cedars of Lebanon. Besharreh and Kozhaya are famous mainly for their magnificent, excellently preserved sites, such as the Gibran Museum and the Monastery of St Anthony. Explore these northern Lebanon cities with an expert guide before discovering the Cedars of Lebanon, a stunning grove of cedar trees that represent the country.

Leave Beirut in the morning with your professional guide and head to Besharreh -- a pretty, welcoming village in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qadisha Valley (Lebabon's Holy Valley). On arrival in Besharreh, take a leisurely walking tour around this ancient town, the birthplace of the famous Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. Here, visit the Gibran Museum and the town’s many ancient churches and monasteries.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant before continuing your day trip to the town of Kozhaya. After an approximate 1-hour journey by coach, arrive in this beautifully preserved city, part of the Holy Valley, where Maronites once hid during the turbulent Ottoman period. With your expert guide, visit the Monastery of St Anthony, which was built partly into the mountain and boasts beautiful vistas of the forest and valley.

Next, leave Kozhaya and head to the northern Lebanon to discover the Cedars of Lebanon, magnificent cedar trees that stand as a symbol of the country. Go up into Lebanon’s highest mountain range with your guide to see a cedar grove descending from ancient forests. Walk around with your guide and learn about the strong, straight and wonderfully scented wood once prized worldwide, and how these cedar forests were nearly destroyed as a result. Wood from cedar trees was always the first choice for any temple or palace, and top prices were paid for it.

After this excellent photo opportunity, board your comfortable coach for a relaxing drive back to Beirut.

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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Private Tour: Cedars of Lebanon, Kozhaya and Besharreh Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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On this private day trip from Beirut, discover the villages of Besharreh and Kozhaya in Lebanon's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Holy Valley. Besharreh and Kozhaya are famous for their superb, excellently preserved sites, such as the Gibran Museum and the Monastery of St Anthony. Explore these northern Lebanon cities with your expert guide before discovering the Cedars of Lebanon, a stunning grove of cedar trees that serve as a symbol of the country.

Spend some time away from Beirut and take a private day trip to Kozhaya, Besharreh and the Cedars of Lebanon with your own private guide. Leave Beirut in the morning with your professional guide and head by private minivan to Besharreh -- a beautiful, welcoming village in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Holy Valley (Qadisha Valley). Upon arrival in Besharreh, take a leisurely walking tour with your guide around this ancient town, the birthplace of the famous Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. Here, visit the Gibran Museum and the town’s many ancient churches and monasteries.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant (own expense) before continuing your trip to Kozhaya. After an approximate 1-hour journey, arrive in this beautifully preserved city, part of the Holy Valley, where Maronites once hid during the turbulent Ottoman period. With your guide, visit the Monastery of St Anthony (free entry), which was built partly into the mountain and boasts gorgeous vistas of the surrounding forest and valley.

Next, leave Kozhaya and head to northern Lebanon to discover the Cedars of Lebanon, magnificent cedar trees that stand as a symbol of the country. Drive up into Lebanon’s highest mountain range to see a cedar grove descending from ancient forests. Walk around with your guide and learn how the strong, wonderfully scented wood was once prized worldwide, and how these cedar forests were nearly destroyed as a result.

After your private day trip, board your comfortable minivan for a relaxing drive back to Beirut.

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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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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Explore the fascinating Lebanese cities of Byblos and Harissa, as well as the world-famous Jeita Grotto, on a full-day trip from Beirut! On this must-do guided tour for any traveler to Lebanon, you'll visit Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world, and see the impressive Jeita Grotto, one of the most stunning natural wonders on Earth. Discover the rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive civilizations, marvel at the Statue of the Virgin Mary in Harissa and explore one of the richest archeological areas in the country, all in one amazing day!

Meet your friendly, professional guide in central Beirut, and then head straight to Jeita, which is 12 miles (20 km) north of Beirut. The fascinating town is home to one of the world's most beautiful caverns, known as the Jeita Grotto, which was a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature, a 2011 competition for the best natural wonders on the planet. Visit the lower caverns by boat on a subterranean lake, and then see the dry upper gallery on foot with your guide. The main source of the Dog River (Nahr El Kalb) rises from this incredible cavern.

Your comfortable coach will then take you to the ancient city of Byblos, one of the oldest towns in the world, dating back at least 7,000 years. The rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive civilizations make this site one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Today a busy modern town, Byblos is home to a medieval Roman port, which is one of the city’s tourist hubs. Your guide will tell about the landmarks in this area such as Byblos Castle, built by the crusaders in the 12th century. You’ll also learn about the extensive remains of city’s past.

After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant in Byblos (included), head off to Harissa. This beautiful village boasts stunning, panoramic views across the Bay of Jounieh on the Mediterranean coast. Admire the Statue of the Virgin Mary, which can be seen from miles away, and visit inside the statue's base – a chapel with an exterior spiral staircase. This sanctuary is a destination for countless pilgrims who come from all over. After a photo opportunity at this major Lebanon attraction, return to Beirut in the relaxing comfort of your luxury coach.

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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Discover the fascinating Lebanese cities of Byblos and Harissa, as well as the world-famous Jeita Grotto, on a private day trip from Beirut! On this guided tour, a must for any traveler to Lebanon, visit Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world, and see the impressive Jeita Grotto, one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders. Learn about the rise and fall of nearly two dozen civilizations; admire the Statue of the Virgin Mary in Harissa; and explore one of the country’s most fascinating archeological areas, all in one day!

After meeting your friendly, expert guide in central Beirut, head by private minivan 12 miles (20 km) north to Jeita. This fascinating town is home to one of the world's most stunning caverns, known as the Jeita Grotto, which was a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature, a 2011 competition for the best natural wonders on earth. Take a boat on a subterranean lake to visit the lower caverns and then see the dry upper gallery on foot with your guide. The main source of the Dog River (Nahr El Kalb) rises from this incredible cavern.

Next, head to the 7,000-year-old city of Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world. The rise and fall of nearly 24 successive civilizations means this site has some of the most archeological areas in the country. Today’s busy, modern Byblos is home to a medieval Roman port, which is one of the city’s tourist hotspots. Your guide will teach you about the landmarks in this area such as Byblos Castle, built by the crusaders in the 12th century. You’ll also learn about the extensive remains of city’s rich historical past.

After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant in Byblos (own expense), continue your journey to Harissa. This beautiful village boasts stunning panoramic views across the Bay of Jounieh on the Mediterranean coast. Marvel at the Statue of the Virgin Mary, which can be seen from miles away, and visit inside the statue's base (free entry) – a chapel with an exterior spiral staircase. This sanctuary is a destination for many pilgrims who come from far and wide. After a photo opportunity at this top Lebanon attraction, return to Beirut in the relaxing comfort of your private minivan.

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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Full-Day Tour of Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar more_vert
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On this full-day Beirut tour, see popular Beirut sights and take a trip to the towns of Beiteddine (Beit El Dine) and Deir El Qamar (Deir El Kamar). Immerse yourself in Lebanese beauty and culture as your local guide shows you well-preserved traditional villages and fascinating attractions, such as the Martyrs’ Statue, Beiteddine Palace and the Mosque of Emir Fakhr Eddine.

Starting your day tour in Beirut, visit the Maghen Abraham synagogue – the largest synagogue in Beirut – with your local expert guide. Then head to Martyrs’ Square to gaze at the impressive Martyrs’ Statue -- a memorial for Lebanese nationalists who were hanged during World War I by the Ottomans.

Your tour continues 26 miles (43 km) southeast of Beirut to the village of Beiteddine (Beit El Dine). Here you’ll find the magnificent Beiteddine Palace, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century. With its arcades, galleries and rooms decorated by artists from Lebanon, Damascus and Italy, the palace is a fabulous model of Eastern architecture. Today the palace houses a museum of feudal weapons, costumes and jewelry, as well as an archeological museum and a museum of Byzantine mosaics.

Your next stop is the village of Deir El Qamar (Deit El Kamar). Formerly the capital of Mount Lebanon, it is now a typical Lebanese village with a historical center, souk (market), museum, mosque and churches. Admire its many well-preserved historical buildings, and see its famous palaces that display ancient Lebanese-style architecture.

After a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant in town (included), continue your tour to Deir El Qamar’s most famous ruins – the Mosque and Castle of Emir Melhem Shehab. On the way, look out your window to see Moussa Castle, a beautiful, yet tiny castle built by a Lebanese visionary over a period of more than 60 years.

At the end of your day trip, return to central Beirut in your comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

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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Tyre, Sidon and Maghdouche Day Trip from Beirut more_vert
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Enjoy a full-day trip from Beirut to the fascinating Lebanese cities of Tyre (a UNESCO World Heritage), Sidon and Maghdouche. With your local expert guide, you’ll visit three of the most beautifully preserved towns in Lebanon and discover many cultural influences. Admire wonderful buildings such as the Crusader Cathedral of Tyre, the Sidon Sea Castle and the Al-Saydeh Ancient Church in Maghdouche. Immerse yourself in a world of colorful history and spirituality on this full-day trip from Beirut.

After a one-hour drive from Beirut by comfortable coach, your day trip starts in the magnificent city of Tyre, built by the Romans. Tyre is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city notable today for its modern cityscape with high-rise buildings, but the remains of its Roman streets, arcades and public buildings, including one of the largest hippodromes of the period, are Tyre's major attractions. The inner city has also retained its industrious maritime character and its interesting old-style houses. Tour the city with your guide on a walking tour and enjoy the breathtaking places.

Continuing your day trip, leave Tyre for the breathtaking city of Sidon, a thriving commercial center serving the entire region. Admire the ruins of the Sidon Sea Castle and the Castle of Saint-Louis, known as the Land Castle. Explore the impressive Great Mosque with your guide, and hear how it was built in the 16th century on the foundations of a Crusader building. Then enjoy lunch: a selection of hot and cold meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) or tapas at a traditional Lebanese restaurant.

Next it's on to Maghdouche, a short journey away by coach. See the city’s interesting monuments, such as the Old Cave or the Al-Saydeh Ancient Church. At the town’s entrance, on a high hill looking back at the city of Sidon, stands the statue of Lady Mantara, Maghdouche's most famous landmark.

After your visit in Maghdouche, you'll return to Beirut with your local guide.

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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Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel more_vert
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Travel in a comfortable, private vehicle from Beirut International Airport to your Beirut city hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Beirut city hotel details. Your private transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

Price is per person, based on 6 adults per car/vehicle.

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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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport more_vert
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Travel in a comfortable, private vehicle from your Beirut city hotel to Beirut International Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Beirut city hotel details. Your private transfer will be confirmed instantaneously. You will be required to call the supplier directly 24 - 48 hours prior to your transfer (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher) to reconfirm exact pickup time and place. It's that easy!

Price is per person, based on 6 adults per car/vehicle.

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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Beirut Super Saver: Beirut Historical Walking Tour plus Day Trip to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa more_vert
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Combine two popular tours from Beirut over two days for the ultimate experience of Lebanon! On your first day, take a 3-hour historical tour of Beirut with an expert guide for a great introduction to Lebanon’s capital. Explore the National Museum of Beirut and Nejmeh Square and see the Martyrs’ Statue. On your second day, leave Beirut to discover the cities of Byblos, Harissa and the famous Jeitta Grotto. Visit ancient archaeological sites; see Byblos Castle; and enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Bay of Jounieh in Harissa. This excellent combination of tours is ideal for travelers with their own accommodation and will save you 10% compared to booking the tours separately.

Historical Beirut Walking Tour on Day 1: Friday
Begin the first portion of your Super Saver with a three-hour historical walking tour of Beirut with your expert guide and get an excellent introduction to the capital city of Lebanon. Start in downtown Beirut and see the recently renovated Nejmeh Square, famous for its clock tower built in World War 1. Your guide will explain the fascinating history of Beirut -- the cultural and commercial center of the country.

See the Martyrs’ Statue, an impressive memorial to the Lebanese nationalists executed by the Ottomans during WW1. Lastly, visit the National Museum of Beirut before ending your tour at 11:30am.

Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip on Day 2:
 
Jeita-Byblos-Harissa (Full day tour) will be taking place on Saturday (April to October) and on Sunday (November to March).
The following morning, leave Beirut for a day trip to the must-see sites surrounding the city. Head by comfortable coach to Jeita, only 12 miles (20 km) north of Beirut. Visit the famous Jeita Grotto, a finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition in 2011. This spectacular grotto is made up of various caves. Take a trip on a subterranean lake by boat to discover the lower caverns before visiting the upper gallery on foot with your guide.

Continue your day trip to one of the oldest cities in the world, Byblos. This ancient city dates back at least 7,000 years, and features many archaeological sites. Your guide will tell you about the highlights of Byblos as you visit Byblos Castle, St John the Baptist Church and the Mosque of the Sultan Abdul Majid, as well as the medieval Roman port.

After a traditional Lebanese lunch of meze (appetizers) and tapas (included), head to the pretty village of Harissa. This village offers amazing panoramic views of the Bay of Jounieh and is famous for the spectacular statue of the Virgin Mary, erected in 1908. See the statue and explore the chapel located inside its base before beginning your journey back to Beirut in the comfort of your luxury coach.

Important information: 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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