Private Tour to Jeita Grotto, Byblos and IXSIR Winery

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Make the most of your time in Lebanon on a full-day tour that includes some of Lebanon’s most famous landmarks. Get picked-up at your hotel and visit the Jeita Grotto, Ixsir and Byblos. Sightseeing with a designated English speaking driver ensures you can take in views en route without the stress of navigating. Highlights includes a guided tour of Byblos historical site, a boat ride at the lower Jeita Grotto and tasting of red, white and rosé wine at IXSIR winery.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Beirut Daily Tours

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Stop At: Jeita Grotto

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 metres above sea level and has a height difference of 305 metres. The Jeita upper cave has an overall length of 2,130 metres 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 metres is located 60 metres below the upper gallery. It is traversed by a smooth underwater river and a lake.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Byblos, one of the oldest Phoenician cities. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has been closely linked to the legends and history of the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Byblos is also directly associated with the history and diffusion of the Phoenician alphabet.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Byblos Castle

Byblos Castle, a restored 12th-century Crusader castle surrounded by a 10m-wide dry moat is located just inside the Byblos' atmospheric archaeological site that contains the ruins of the Temple of Baalat Gebal and the Temple of the Obelisks. It's an impressive building that offers an excellent perspective over the ruins from the top of its foursquare keep. A series of Bronze Age dwellings is clearly visible below the walls as you look towards the sea. Inside the castle, there's a small museum and a room with information panels outlining the city's history.

Duration: 1 hour

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The Temple of Baalat Gebal was an important Bronze Age temple structure in the World Heritage Site of Byblos. The temple was dedicated to Ba'alat Gebal, the goddess of the city of Byblos, known later to the Greeks as Atargatis. it was the largest and most important sanctuary in ancient Byblos, and is considered to be "one of the first monumental structures of the Syro-Palestinian region".

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Souk

Byblos old souk is an old market where tourists can shop for souvenirs and antiques, or simply stroll along the old cobblestone streets and enjoy the architecture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Byblos Port

Byblos Port is an ancient port in Byblos and is believed by the Lebanese to be the oldest port in the world. Around 3000 BC, Byblos Port was the most important timber shipping center in the eastern Mediterranean

Duration: 15 minutes

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Ixsir is a Lebanese wine established in 2008 at a beautiful winery located in the hills of Batroun, north Lebanon, where a 17th century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery. The name IXSIR derives from the original Arabic word for ‘Elixir’, a word that defines the purest form of all substances. Winemaking takes place at IXSIR upon giving birth to unique wines, resulting from the perfect marriage between the subtle and the complex. The local vineyard is the jewel of the estate embraced by the Winery.

Duration: 1 hour
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