This private tour propsal, along the northern coast line of Israel, will combine a fantastic mix of sites set in some of the most beautiful parts od the country.
We start with Akko, a strategic port with a long and rich history. Inhabited since Canaanit times, the old city today reflects mostly the Ottoman period, but with significant remains also from the time of the Crusaders.
It’s main attractions include the Hospitallers Citadel / “The Knights Halls”; Al-Jazzar Mosque; the local Bazaar; and the Templars Tunnel. In the local port one can go for a Boat ride in a regular or speed boat, and near the old city the Akko Mosaics synagogue; and the Tomb of Baha’u’llah (Bahji) are also worth a visit.
Gaze at the Bahai Gardnes in Haifa
After a possible lunch we drive into Haifa. The biggest city in the north of Israel, Haifa’s financial heart it its port. But it does bear several points of interests, and above all – the Bahai Gardens. Formed over a steep slope of the Carmel Mountain, the 19 terraces above and beyond the Golden dome adorn the tomb of the Bab, one of the founders of Bahai faith.
We review these sacred and beautiful gardens both from the lower and upper viewpoints and move on to Caesarea.
Explore Ancient Caesarea
Caesarea was found in the 1st century as a major port city. Its harbor was the biggest man made port in the whole Roman time in the time of its construction, and the city eventually became the capital of the province.
It’s main finds include a well preserve and reactivated 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. After a coffee break at sunset at the port of Caesarea, we head back.
Great way to end a great day!