BYBLOS & ST CHARBEL MONASTERY
Operating all year round
Walking tour of Byblos including the Crusader Castle
St Charbel Monastery
English speaking tour leader
Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick up & drop off
WHAT’S "NOT" INCLUDED
Entrance into the Crusader Castle (5USD)
Meals and other personal items
$115 USD - 1 person
$140 USD - 2 people
$150 USD - 3 people
Our first stop for the day is the St Charbel monastery, and as you explore the monastery and its grounds you’ll absorb the peace and serenity of this holy place. You’ll learn about the life of St Charbel and the miracles that have been attributed to him even after his death in 1898. After leaving the monastery, we head to the city of Byblos, and here we will wander along its cobblestoned streets and stroll through the ancient city, soaking up the atmosphere of this historic place. We will climb to the top of the Crusader Castle, which was built by the crusaders in the 12th century, and admire the panoramic views. It’s a great place to take pictures of the ancient city of Byblos that is spread out below. After walking around Byblos, we’ll go for a local lunch.
From 9:30am to 3:30pm
Byblos is a Mediterranean city north of Beirut, and it’s one of the oldest cities in the world. Byblos is thought to have been first occupied between 8800 and 7000 BC and established as a city around 5000 BC, so that makes it at least 7000 years old.
St Charbel was a Maronite monk and priest from Lebanon. During his life, he earned the reputation for holiness, and he has been canonised by the Eastern Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches.