This was a last minute booking as my other booked tour had cancelled. And it was a great choice. Pick up was from.my hotel, and was on time and preceded by a Whatsapp message with the name of the driver and car details including plate number. They're small but important details.
There were three of us, and Jad the driver is helpful, interested and makes sure the day goes smoothly with arranging tickets for the various sights and coordinating lunch.
It was a public holiday and traffic was lighter than usual which was nice. Stop one is at Jietta, the most extraordinary limestone caves, including a short boat trip through some.of the caves. The middle stop was Harissa, a monument to our lady of Lebanon and a modern church, high on a hill. It's hard to get a food look at the church, but the formed concrete roof/sides appear to reflect shapes in the stalagtites we'd seen earlier. Downhill is via cable car, appears ancient but offers views to the horizon as you descend. Jade was waiting at the bottom for the next part of the day, Byblos. There is a castle and the ruins of an village, very early evidence of human development. The site is quite open and there's lots ro see including a mini-amphitheatre. Then a walk through a Souk, which was very quiet, then lunch, which was very generous and delicious.
Jad was informative and happy to answer questions and overall he helped to make this a really good day.