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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.

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From Tel Aviv: Jordan River, Nazareth, & Sea of Galilee Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Jordan River, Nazareth, & Sea of Galilee Tour

After pickup from hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Bat Yam, your tour begins with an air-conditioned drive to Nazareth. Hear tales of the city, known as the childhood home of Jesus, and its important role in the Christian faith. See the Church of the Annunciation, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary in Christian scripture, and the Church of St Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, identified as the site where Jesus transformed water into wine, and arrive at the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest freshwater lake. Pass the Church of the Multiplication, and explore Capernaum on the shores of the sea. View the ruins of the synagogue that stood where Jesus taught and see the modern church that sits over St. Peter’s house, where Jesus is believed to have stayed.  Pass through the waterfront city of Tiberias and arrive in Yardenit, a sacred baptism site on the Jordan River. Admire this idyllic spot and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Tabor, known to Christians as the Mount of Transfiguration, before your tour ends back in Tel Aviv.

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From Jerusalem: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra Tour

Depart from Jerusalem and travel up the Mediterranean coast. On the way, pass Herzilya and Natanya before reaching the first point of interest, the old city of Caesarea. Discover how this city was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. 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. Next to the amphitheater, find the remains of the Hippodrome and Roman Temple. Learn about how both buildings stood above the port overlooking the busy commercial ships carrying treasures from the east and the Nabatean caravans which were on route to Rome. Hear stories about how after the Crusade, the city which was was so prosperous sank into oblivion. Continue driving north passing through Haifa where you will stop to see the breathtaking Baha'i Shrine and gardens. The terraced gardens cascade down the mountain towards the city below, each of the 19 terraces bursts with colorful flowers and landscaped designs. Next stop at 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. Marvel at how 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. Learn about how the mighty walls prevented even Napoleon from conquering the city. Finally visit 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 British law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following World War II.

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Tel Aviv: Golan Heights Day Trip with Guide

4. Tel Aviv: Golan Heights Day Trip with Guide

The tour departs from Tel Aviv in the early morning and travels north along coastal roads with stunning views across the Mediterranean Sea. Pass by the cities of Hertzilya and Natanya before turning inland to travel through the Plain of Armageddon as mentioned in the Book of Revelations. As you continue through the landscapes, keep a look out for Megiddo, the site of an ancient Biblical city, before arriving at the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a pit stop to stretch your legs and admire the view that stretches out from Kinneret against the backdrop of Golan Heights. Cross the Jordan River next, at the foot of Golan Heights, and pass through Hamat Gadar as you begin the ascent. Journey through the luscious green countryside until you reach the Shalom Observatory, where you can admire another stunning view of the Sea of Galilee. Travel on to Katzrin where excavations have uncovered a village from the Mishnah and Talmud periods, and learn about the archaeological findings that include a synagogue, houses, and an oil press. As you explore Katzrin, also known as the Capital of the Golan, learn about how since the Middle Bronze Age the location has been occupied by the Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans, and even the French. Visit the Golan Antiquities Museum next, and admire an array of findings from Golan Heights and the archaeological site in Katzrin. Learn about the displays within the museum thanks to informative audiovisual presentations as well as insightful information about Gamla, the historic Second Temple era Jewish city which has also been excavated nearby. Continue onto Mount Bental to see what remains of Syrian fortifications, bunkers, and trenches that were captured by the Israeli’s in the Six Day War of 1967. From here, see how close Syria is as you look down on the city of Kuneitra which has been protected by Canadian UN forces since 1974.

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From Jerusalem: Caesarea and Western Galilee Day Trip

5. From Jerusalem: Caesarea and Western Galilee Day Trip

Spend a full day exploring the ancient cities and surviving architecture of Israel with a tour guide who will make history come alive before your eyes. After pickup from your hotel in Jerusalem, travel up the Mediterranean coast to the first point of interest, the old city of Caesarea. Among its archaeological excavations you’ll 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. Next to this, you’ll find the remains of the Hippodrome and Roman Temple, which overlook the port with its busy commercial ships. Hear stories about how after the Crusade this once prosperous city sank into oblivion.   Continue driving north to pass through Haifa, where you’ll stop to see the breathtaking Baha’i Shrine and gardens. Its 19 terraced gardens burst with colorful flowers and landscaped designs. Next stop is Rosh Hanikra, the northern-most 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, you’ll stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. See how well-preserved the city is and the incredible surviving architecture. The city is still alive, full of markets and bustling with people who still live in the ancient buildings. Learn about how the city’s mighty walls prevented even Napoleon from conquering the city. Finally, visit the Crusader remains, the prison used under Turkish rule, and the gallows used under British mandate to hang Jews who broke British law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following WWII.

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From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth, and More Tour

6. From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Galilee, Nazareth, and More Tour

Start your day with pickup from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit Nazareth and the impressive Basilica of Annunciation for a tour of the church and the old city of Nazaret. Continue towards the Sea of Galilee and pass Cana, the site of Jesus’s first miracle of turning water into wine. Visit ancient Capernaum, located at the foot of the Mount of Beatitudes and see the Church of Multiplications. Finally, visit Yardenit Baptismal site at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, one of the possible sites of Jesus’ baptism. Explore this vibrant site that welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims yearly who flock to the waters of the Jordan river. Return to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with a suite of unforgettable memories and wonderful impressions.

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From Nazareth: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights

7. From Nazareth: Sea of Galilee & Golan Heights

In the morning, hop into a minivan and drive from Nazareth to the shore of the Middle East’s largest freshwater lake, the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, an ancient fishing village rumored to have been home to Saint Peter, and the Mount of Beatitudes, known for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, where a beautiful Franciscan chapel now stands. Then, drive through the green Galilee landscape to the Banias Nature Reserve. Hike a short while along the stream and see the roaring waterfall, where Jesus is said to have been told that he was the Messiah by word of Peter. Afterwards, explore local flavors with a visit to a boutique winery in Odem. Sample their wines and learn about their special wine-making process. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before heading to Mount Bental, where you can take in a vast panorama of neighboring Israeli and Syrian territories. You’ll have a chance to visit the 1973 Yom Kippur War’s battle site, replete with bunkers and trenches. Depending on the season, you’ll finish your day with a refreshing swim at a full facility beach at the Sea of Galilee before heading back to Nazareth.

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From Tel Aviv: Christian Galilee and Nazareth Day Trip

8. From Tel Aviv: Christian Galilee and Nazareth Day Trip

Explore the New Testament sites of Nazareth, Capernaum, the Jordan River, and the Sea of Galilee in a full-day tour with a professional guide from Tel Aviv. After pickup from your hotel in Tel Aviv, your tour begins with an air-conditioned drive to Nazareth. Hear tales of the city, known as the childhood home of Jesus, and its important role in the Christian faith. See the Church of the Annunciation where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary in Christian scripture, and the Church of St. Joseph, believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue through the village of Kafer Kana, identified as the site where Jesus transformed water into wine, and arrive at the Sea of Galilee. Pass the Church of the Multiplication and explore Capernaum on the shores of the sea. View the ruins of the synagogue that stood where Jesus taught and see the modern church that sits over St. Peter’s house, where Jesus is believed to have stayed. Pass through the waterfront city of Tiberias and arrive in Yardenit, a sacred baptism site on the Jordan River. Admire this idyllic spot and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Tabor, known to Christians as the Mount of Transfiguration, before your tour ends back in Tel Aviv.

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Caesarea, Haifa, and Rosh Hanikra Private Full-Day Tour

9. Caesarea, Haifa, and Rosh Hanikra Private Full-Day Tour

The day begins with 8:00 AM pickup from your accommodation in Tel Aviv, Herzliya or Netaniya. Drive along Israel's northern coast to visit the world-famous Caesarea, an administrative center of the Roman Empire and the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province. Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Theater, marvel at the Port built by King Herod, and walk along the Crusades Walls. Continue to Haifa and visit the lush Baha'i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next visit 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. Continue 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. Following the visit, pass by the Lebanese border before returning to your accommodation.

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From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Private Guided Tour

10. 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 Northern District

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Well-guided trip by 2 older men in a modern minibus. During the trip a lot was told about our whereabouts and about the country. The stay at the individual stations was relatively short, but it was perfectly sufficient for us. The food (fish fillet) in the St. Peters restaurant was really great. Salad buffet, one of three main dishes and coffee for only 80 shekels. At the end of the trip, the two tour guides even tried to get us a free taxi so that we could safely get back to our accommodation from the central bus stop. Highly recommended!

Amazing experience! Guide (Yona is very good) Would’ve have been more great if we pass Cana Wedding Church for pictures only for 5min since it’s on the way. Overall it’s a must to go to these places!

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

I was picked up sharp on time, all was organised beautifully and out driver / tour guide was very kind and informative.

Intensive experience but it's a pity that they're no Beatitude nor Primacy Church planned on our way