The coast line of Israel is dotted by many points of beauty and interest. This private tour offer covers a few major sites north of Tel-Aviv. Shall we start?
Explore Caesarea’s past Legacy
We start at ancient Metropolis Caesarea. Founded in the 1st century BCE, by Herod the great, its full name was Caesarea Maritima. Herod defied nature by forming the biggest man made port in his time. This also redefined ths scale of commerve in the region.
It’s main finds include a Theatre, an Herodian Palace built on a cliff above the sea, a “Hippo-Stadium”, a large Bathouse complex, Crusaders’ era moat and gates, and an elevated hill (Temenos) where a temple, a church, a mosque and a cathedral once stood.
Discover the Beauty of the Carmel
From Caesarea a short drive takes us to Atlit Detainee Camp where in British mandate times Jewish immigrants trying to reach the shores of Israel were detained by the British. Near the camp, the impressive remains of the Atlit Crusaders Fortress can also be seen.
A drive up to the Carmel mountains takes us by the Carmel Prehistoric Caves and the Carmel fire tragedy monument, to the Druze villages of Isfiya and Daliat el-Carmel, where we can learn about the Druze special minority.
The Majestic Bahai Gardens in Haifa
After a possible lunch we drive into Haifa, and appreciate the upper and lower views of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa. Later we can stroll along the main street of the German Colony in Haifa, and if time and will permits we can visit Elijah’s Cave and\or stop at the “Stella Maris” viewpoint and Carmelite monastery, before heading back.
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Additional Activities during a Private Tour to Caesarea and Haifa
Join a fun and exciting way to discover Caesarea – on Segways! A two hours tour ($80 per person) to explore the less known parts of acnient Caesarea.
Another fun and exciting way to explore Caesarea’s region – Caesarea Bakai flight!
West of Caesarea, explore the Roman water supply system by walking through on the water systems at “Mei Kedem“.
Near Caesarea, learn about Tel Dor a major city in Biblical times, and its local museum in the former Glass factory.
Explore the former capital city of the Crusaders – Akko. Stroll in its market, visit Al-Jazzar Mosque, explore the Templars Tunnel and Hospitallers Citadel / “The Knights Halls”; go for a Boat ride, visit the unique Akko Mosaics synagogue and its nearby Tomb of Baha’u’llah (Bahji).
Descend by a short and steep cable car ride to the cavernous tunnels at the border between Israel and Lebanon at Rosh Hanikra Grottoes.
Visit Beth Shearim, hometown of “Rabbi Judah the Prince“, who codified the “Mishna” and whose burial at he site turned it to a large Necropolis.
Climb up to the citadel of ancient Megiddo, an ancient city-state along the international highway of ancient times, identified with Apocalyptical Armageddon (Revelations 16:16).