Haifa District Culture & history

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From Tel Aviv: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

Depart Tel Aviv and travel up the Mediterranean coast, passing by Herzilya and Natanya on the way. Arrive at the first point of interest, the city of Caesarea which was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. From what remains of the ancient city learn about how it was a prosperous and luxurious city. Among the archaeological excavations, see gateways, a moat, and well-preserved walls and rooms. Visit the perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater which is still used today for performances by Israeli and international artists. Head over to part of what was once a hippodrome and the remains of a Roman Temple which stood above the port.  Continue driving north passing through Haifa where you will stop to see the breathtaking Baha'i Shrine and gardens. Stroll through the terraced gardens which cascade down the mountain towards the city below. See how each of the 19 terraces bursts with colorful flowers and landscaped designs. Next, stop in Rosh HaNikra, the most northerly point along Israel's Mediterranean coast. Descend by cable car into the network of limestone grottoes created by the constant bombardment of waves against the rocks. On the return journey south, stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. Admire how the city is extremely well preserved and be impressed by the incredible surviving architecture. Part of the city is alive with markets and people still living in the ancient buildings. See the walls and moat which was reconstructed and repaired by El Jazzar at the end of the 1900s. Find out about how the mighty walls prevented even Napoleon conquering the city. Finally, see the Crusader remains, the prison used under Turkish rule, and the gallows which were used under the British Mandate to hang Jews who broke the law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following World War II.

From Haifa: Guided Day Trip to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee

2. From Haifa: Guided Day Trip to Nazareth and Sea of Galilee

After being met by your guide at the Haifa cruise port you will take a pleasant drive north to Galilee. The journey takes you past the Jezreel Valley, known as biblical Armageddon. Our first stop is in Nazareth where Jesus spent the first years of his life. Tour the magnificent Church of Annunciation that marks the site where Mary first learned of her future son. Then explore the 1st-century grotto dwelling under Saint Joseph’s Church. According to tradition, Mary, Joseph, and their son Jesus may once have lived here. As the tour leaves Nazareth we see Mary’s Well then continue past Kfar Kana, the biblical town of Cana. Here Jesus changed water into wine. The tour takes you to the edge of the Sea of Galilee, and the Mount of Beatitudes. Here you can picture Jesus preaching to his followers. Visit the Beatitudes Church that looks out over the Sea of Galilee. The tour continues to Tabgha, a small village by the water. Here we tour the Multiplication Church where Jesus miraculously shared five loaves and two fish between thousands of followers. The next stop is in Kfar Nachum (Capernaum). This is where Jesus spent most of his ministry. After a lunch break at a Galilee restaurant, we stop on the banks of the River Jordan, at Yardenit. If there is enough time you may be baptized at this traditional baptismal site. The tour makes its way south passing the twin peaks of the Horns of Hattin, where Saladin famously defeated the Crusaders in 1187. At the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to the port in Haifa in time to board the cruise ship and continue your adventure.

Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko: Full-Day Tour

3. Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko: Full-Day Tour

Explore four of Israels’s most impressive sites in just one day on this tour to Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko. Discover the diversity and beauty of Israel's northern coastline, and marvel at the Roman Aqueducts of Caesarea created by King Herods. Take in the wonder of King Herod’s ancient seaside city of Caesarea, explore the bustling markets in Akko, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and finally tour Haifa, home to the 'hanging' Bahai Gardens. This full-day tour, led by handpicked Israeli tour guides, departs from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem four times a week and is the best way to conveniently explore the north of Israel in just one day. This tour will show you the highlights of the North and ends with return transfer to your pickup point in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Conclude with experience with wonderful memories and lasting impressions. The tour is available four times a week with guaranteed departures.

From Tel Aviv: Northern Highlights Private Tour w/ Transfer

4. From Tel Aviv: Northern Highlights Private Tour w/ Transfer

Discover the northern coast of Israel on a private day trip from Tel Aviv, Herzliya, or Netanya. Explore the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea and its historic landmarks. Visit the old city of Acre and stroll through the quaint markets, then stop by the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes. Begin the day with a pickup from your accommodation. Drive along Israel's northern coast to see Caesarea, an administrative center of the Roman Empire and the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province. Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Theater, the Historic Port, and the Crusades Walls. Continue to Haifa and admire the lush Baha'i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Up next, reach the old city of Acre, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and see the famous Knights Halls, one of the miracles of European Architecture. Enjoy the Arab markets of Acre and walk through the secret tunnel built by the Templars in the XII century. Explore the twisted Medieval streets with typical urban components such as a citadel, mosques, and baths. Move on to the far north of Israel to visit the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes, a geological formation on the border between Israel and Lebanon. Admire breathtaking views of the rocky cliffs and blue sea below. Pass by the Lebanese border before returning to your accommodation.

From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Private Guided Tour

5. From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Private Guided Tour

Explore four of Israel’s most impressive sites on this private tour to Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, and Akko. Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle with your own guide for the day.  Discover the diversity and beauty of Israel's northern coastline, from the Roman Aqueducts of Caesarea created by King Herod, to the glistening white caves at Rosh Hanikra. First, take in the wonder of King Herod’s ancient seaside city Caesarea, before exploring the bustling markets in Akko. Next, tour Haifa, home to the 'hanging' Bahai Gardens. Finally, marvel at Rosh Hanikra, a beautiful area where cliffs and grottoes meet the Mediterranean sea.

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What people are saying about Haifa District

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

An extraordinary experience! Very tight program, wonderful views, a lot of history (great presentation - even young people, like our 13 year old daughter, Amir Call Or, the full name of our guide, was able to inspire). Israel is explained and brought closer to you from a different perspective. Thanks Amir!

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided interesting and helpful information about the places we saw. We did not spend an excess of time in any of the shopping venues, which I appreciated since it gave us more time to spend at Caesarea and Acre.

Excellent Excelent Excelent worth every minute . So so pretty .the grotto was very good.the Baha’i garden though we see from the top only was mind blowing . Everything was worth this trip.do not miss.

The whole trip was amazing. Special thanks to AVIVA our tour guide exactly to the point. It was organized as it was performed in the brochure. Many thanks for our safe transportation. Katerina

The guide is very important. Read our guide was very educational, taught us about each place and so it was very good experience