On this tour from Beirut, you will be traveling to Jeita Grotto, nominated as one of the new seven wonder of the world and you will discover two of Lebanon's holiest sites; The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, a Marian shrine and a pilgrimage site that draws millions of faithful both Christians and Muslims from all over the world and the Monastery of Saint Charbel, a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon that during his life, St Charbel obtained a wide reputation for holiness and he has been canonized by the Catholic Church. He is known among Lebanese Christians for his miraculous healings in answer to prayers said at his tomb.
Operates: Daily Except Mondays
Duration: 8 hours
Price: Starting $100 USD
Meeting Point: We pick up all travelers from their Hotel.
✓ Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
✓ English-speaking driver
✓ Private air-conditioned vehicle
✓ All Entrance fees
Jeïta Grotto, the jewel of tourism in Lebanon, is consisting of 2 limestone crystallized grottoes characterized by extraordinary concretions of stalactites and stalagmites sculpted naturally in different forms, sizes and colors, spanning an overall length of nearly 9 km. Nominated as one of the 7 wonders of the world, this grotto creates a magical trip which enables to spend a day of wonder-filled adventure visiting the upper grotto by foot, the lower grotto in a dreamy boat, and enjoying a small zoo, some sculptures, the greeny gardens, a cable car ride and a comfortable train shuttle.
The statue of the Virgin Mary is a twenty-ton bronze statue built in the 19th century, located 600 m above sea level, outstretching hands over Jounieh bay. A curled staircase can lead you to the top to enjoy the magical view of the bay of Jounieh. You can also take a cable car ride and enjoy the landscape.
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.