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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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Ziad was the best tour guide !!!!!
Kelly_S, Jul 2022
Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Full-Day PRIVATE-CAR Trip from Beirut
Wow what an amazing trip! Ziad was the best tour guide we could of imagined! We all loved him! He was so patience and kind with us and took as many photos as we asked for. We were so happy to learn as much as we did with him as he was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history, culture and people. We got to see so much on this tour! I would recommend !
star-5
Fun Trip
Enlai_C, Jul 2022
New Small-Group Tour Semi-Private to Jeita,Harissa&Byblos with Lunch and Tickets
Harake was a great guide. The destinations are an easy drive from Beirut. Byblos is a lovely place. The cable car from Harissa is very fun!
star-5
Very nice trip with our...
Ulf_G, Jun 2022
Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Full-Day PRIVATE-CAR Trip from Beirut
Very nice trip with our driver being one of the best guides! Absolutely recommendable! Jeita Grotto and Byblos are gorgeous
star-5
Wonderful experience
Nathaniel_S, May 2022
New Small-Group Tour Semi-Private to Jeita,Harissa&Byblos with Lunch and Tickets
Harake was an excellent guide and driver. He was there on time and also made sure I was comfortable and well informed at all times. I can recommend this tour to everyone, you won’t regret it. Such an informative and interesting day and of course Harake is just the best!
star-5
The caves are amazing
Edward_L, May 2022
Small Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch & Entrance fees
The caves should be a 8 wonder of the world. Byblos is breath taken. Our tour guide was the best. Lunch was incredible
star-5
Highly recommend
PETROS_T, Apr 2022
New Small-Group Tour Semi-Private to Jeita,Harissa&Byblos with Tickets
Everything was perfect, the driver was very helpful and polite. I would definitely book again with this tour operator
star-5
Great value and well organized trip!
Hartun_P, Apr 2022
New Small-Group Tour Semi-Private to Jeita,Harissa&Byblos with Tickets
Great day trip, very well organized! I happened to be the only one booked for the day, but the company didn't cancel!!!
star-5
Awesome trip!
Hayley_K, Mar 2022
Guided Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch & Tickets
Thank you Albert for an amazing day out exploring Lebanon! Wow! Totally blown away by Baalbek- definitely worth a visit. A jar was great too and top the day off with wine tasting at Ksara - great day out!
star-5
Beautiful tour in Beirut
Alexandra_R, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch & Entrance fees
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 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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It was our first trip in...
Amira_J, Sep 2021
Guided Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch & Tickets
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
Great experience
Linda_S, Mar 2020
Full-Day Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Tickets
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!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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