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Private Full-Day Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Saint Charbel from Beirut

Discover the beauty of the mother nature at Jeita Grotto (Also Known As The Pearl of Nature) that was nominated as one of the seven wonders of the world. Explore the upper grotto by foot, and take a small boat to discover the lower grotto. Then head to Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine at Harissa, located 600 meters above sea level, and experience the cable car ride to enjoy the magical view of Jounieh Bay. Then continue to visit Saint Charbel in Annaya, a place of pilgrimage and a national shrine for all people of all faiths to visit, reach out and be blessed.

per adult from

$107

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • English Speaking Driver
    • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance Fees to all sites
    • Entry/Admission - Jeita Grotto
    • Entry/Admission - Téléferique Harissa
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Jeita Grotto, Valley of the Dog River, Jitta Lebanon

    The Jeita Grotto, a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves which have formed over millions of years, is the longest cave complex in the Middle East. It is located 300 meters above sea level and has a height difference of 305 meters.
    The Jeita upper cave has an overall length of 2,130 meters and contains a great concentration of a variety of crystallized formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies.
    The lower gallery, which has an overall length of 6,200 meters, is located 60 meters below the upper gallery. It is traversed by a smooth underwater river and a lake.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    The shrine of our Lady of Lebanon is one of the most important shrines in the world honoring the Virgin Mary and located in Harissa, a key Christian pilgrimage site in Lebanon.
    The shrine is highlighted by a huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of God. It is 8.5 m high and has a diameter of five meters. The Virgin Mary stretches her hands towards Beirut overlooking the Bay of Jounieh in one of the most attractive panoramic views in the world.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Churches of Harissa, Harissa, Jounieh Lebanon

    Harissa is a key Christian pilgrimage site with a shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon
    The pilgrimage site is a large, 15-ton bronze and a painted white statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban, with her arms, stretched. 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.
    As well, A huge cathedral built of concrete and glass stands adjacent to the statue.
    Among other churches of various Christian denominations in the vicinity of Harissa are the Byzantine-style, Melkite Greek Catholic basilica of St. Paul, located south of the statue and built between 1948 and 1998, the Apostolic Nunciature (Papal Embassy), as well as the residences of four patriarchs of Eastern Catholic Churches

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Téléferique Harissa, Kesrouane, Lebanon

    The Telepherique is one of the oldest and most visited tourist attractions in Lebanon
    It is a gondola lift system located in Jounieh, a city in Lebanon, 16 km north of Beirut that transports passengers above the pine-forested steep mountain, to an altitude of 650 meters, arriving at Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Harissa offering breathtaking views of the bay of Jounieh and the surrounding city.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Charbel Tomb, Annaya, Byblos, Byblos Lebanon

    Saint Charbel also known as Mar Charbel. Born in May 8, 1828 and Died in December 24, 1898, his original name is Youssef Antoun Makhlouf from Bekaa Kafra in northern of the Mediterranean country of Lebanon. He was a Maronite Catholic monk and priest. In 1925, Pope Pius XI proposed Saint Charbel beatification and canonization. In 1954, Pope Pius XII signed a decree accepting a proposal for the beatification of Charbel Makhlouf, now Saint Charbel is venerated as a saint.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/4/2019 - 10/25/2021
    Tuesday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Lebanon Tours Online

Activity ID: V-183771P7

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