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Byblos (Jbeil)
Byblos (Jbeil)

Byblos (Jbeil)

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Byblos

The Basics

There’s ample accommodation in Byblos, and some travelers choose to spend a night or two here, enjoying the nightlife and the beach clubs as well as the sights. Alternatively, visit as a day trip from Beirut. Byblos tours typically cover the Crusader castle, the pretty harbor, the old town, and the archaeological site, with ruins from Phoenician, Greek, and Roman eras. Many Byblos day trips include a stop at the magical Jeita Grotto cave system and/or the Shrine of Our Lady at Harissa.

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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut
Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut
star-4.5
$88.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Unforgettable day trip
You can not miss this excursion. Every site is truly amazing, views are impressive. Great guide tour and delicious lunch on the sea side!!
Marcela C, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Beirut

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Beautiful tour in Beirut
Alexandra_R, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour from Beirut to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos
The tour was very good the Jeita Grotto is so pretty the Virgen Mary statue more than pretty and Byblos awesome, the driver of the tour was an excellent driver super nice told us a lot of things and helped us with everything we needed 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
star-5
It was our first trip in...
Amira_J, Sep 2021
Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch included
It was our first trip in Lebanon and a fantastic beggining. It's impressive how it was good, fast and outstanding. The lunch was the best in tge entire trip. I recommend for sure
star-5
Excellent tour to Jeita Grotto and Byblos
Martijn_V, Jul 2021
Small Daily Tours to Jeita Grotto and Byblos with Lunch
Again a wonderful tour with Lebanon Tours and Travels to Jeita Grotto and Byblos. We had the best guide ever, Albert. He was also our driver and he arranged a very nice Local guide and a yummy restaurant in Byblos. About Albert, he was excellent, knew a lot and was besides that a very nice warm person. Hope many other tourists can enjoy his company and knowledge.
star-5
Perfect Day Trip
Keegan_H, Aug 2021
Small Group Tour from Beirut to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos
This trip was full of memories. You have the opportunity to visit three great areas/sites in 1 day. They all were well worth the time and we’re all interesting and different. The tour group was amazing. Completely comunitive from the beginning with my concerns and requests. I felt very safe on the tour while covid restrictions were in place. He did a terrific job taking me around the sites explaining the history and culture of Lebanon. The tour also includes a wonderful lunch at a local restaurant I would 100% recommend. I’m so thankful for this group that made my stay in Lebanon memorable.
star-5
Visit to Byblos, Jeita Grotto & Harissa
RAJESH_P, Apr 2019
Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut
Excellent service by Nakhal & Cai - Pick up from the hotel, the welcome at pick up point, the cleanliness of the Coach, the Driver, the Tour Guide, the Lunch Venue (arranged Vegetarian Option at a short notice) & off course the attractions. Thank you.
star-5
Great experience
Linda_S, Mar 2020
Full-Day Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos
We had a fab day with our guide. He is very helpful, giving stuggestions and telling us all about his beautiful country. The tour was great. Stunning views, and the itinerary and times were perfect for us. Definitely recommend this!
star-5
Great!
Kostakis_I, Mar 2020
Full-Day Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos
Everything was great! Our driver was very helpful and informative about the places we visited. Recommended!!
star-5
Great experience
Diana_S, Feb 2020
Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Full-Day PRIVATE-CAR Trip from Beirut
Excellent experience in beautiful places and excellent experience with our driver. He was so nice with us and explained everything. I would definitely use the app again.
star-5
Gorgeous Cave of Jeita Grotto and oldest sea port town of Byblos that must put on your visit list during visit Lebanon
luciayau0501, Feb 2020
Small-Group Tour with Lunch to Jeita Grotto, Byblos and Harissa
Lucky us been visited Jeita Grotto last day (26Jan 2020) before it close 2 weeks for maintenance ! and we have very good guided tour on Byblos , also have tasty lunch at one of nice restaurant where we seat facing sea . What we most appreciated about the tour is we have very informative driver guide : Fredy , he is so good & nice , told us about evergthing we were intersting of Beirut & Lebanon
star-5
Great Experience! Highly Recommended! Hearts!
Mohammed_M, Nov 2019
Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Full-Day PRIVATE-CAR Trip from Beirut
Thank you to Kaiser and Jihad for making our tour so amazing. I would have taken more tours if I had more time. But I will return to Beirut hopefully again. They were very understanding and compromising. Jihad, as a duty manager, visited us at every stop. I don't think any other tour service will offer you a service so detailed and customer oriented!
star-5
Great day out
Emily_D, Nov 2019
Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos From Beirut
Our driver provided us with lots of additional information along the way (So we had a bit of a tour on the drive, not just the destinations). He was professional, enthusiastic, friendly, and clearly communicated time expectations. The sights themselves were well worth the trip, and it was easy to fit them al into the day.
star-5
Amazing tour
Karin E, Oct 2019
Sightseeing all-inclusive Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos
Such a lovely trip seeing the Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos. The driver was exceptional and managed to get us there despite the protests. We spent a bit of time in traffic but that’s to be expected under the circumstances when there is political unrest. Very recommended company and driver.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Byblos is a must for history buffs, Instagrammers, photographers, and party people.

  • Many Byblos beaches are private, with an entrance charge. Anything goes in fashion terms, from bikinis to burkinis, although topless bathing is a no-no.

  • Cobbled streets, steps, and steep inclines make Byblos a challenging destination for travelers who use wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

Byblos sits on the Mediterranean coast about 22 miles (36 kilometers) north of Beirut. Buses run regularly from the Charles Helou bus station in Beirut, with minibuses running from the Dowra hub as well as the Cola hub if you are traveling from southern Lebanon. Lebanon’s crazy traffic means driving is not for the faint-hearted.

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When to Get There

Byblos is a very popular summer getaway from Beirut, which means the city can get super busy on weekends, beginning on Friday night. While the weekend scene is perfect for party lovers, historic monuments are best visited during the week. Weather in winter (roughly December through February) can be surprisingly cool and rainy.

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The Byblos Archaeological Site

A stroll through the waterfront Byblos archaeological site reveals the many different civilizations that have inhabited this ancient city. The Temple of Baalat Gebal dates back to the time of the Giza pyramids, while prehistoric remnants are even older, and Roman remains add color. The site is spectacularly beautiful in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.

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