BYBLOS & ST CHARBEL MONASTERY

 
 

TOURS

  • Operating all year round

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walking tour of Byblos including the Crusader Castle

  • St Charbel Monastery

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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

STARTING PRICE

  • $115 USD - 1 person

  • $140 USD - 2 people

  • $150 USD - 3 people

INFO

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. 

TIMING

From 9:30am to 3:30pm

BYBLOS

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
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.