Take a tour along the northern coast of Israel where you will discover two very different sites. Caesarea was founded in the 1st century BCE by Herod the Great and became a major city for over 1,000 years. Its rich remains are spread over a big national park, halfway between Tel-Aviv and Haifa.
With our specially licensed tour car, we are among the few permitted into the port area. This privilege is much appreciated by seniors and/or people with disabilities. Within a short walk, you get to appreciate the new visitor center and the visible parts of the sunken harbor. Another short car ride will get us right behind the Roman era theatre, as well as the beautiful remains of the ancient aqueduct by the beach.
Next, a ride up the Carmel Mountain will bring us to some stunning viewpoints of the coast and the Galilee. We could also stop for a special lunch experience in a Druze village.
Finally, we descend into Haifa to admire the iconic Bahai Gardens from the upper balcony viewpoint. Composed of 19 terraces around the tomb of the Bab, this landmark is one of the most sacred places in the world for the Bahai believers. We end the day with a drive through downtown Haifa, possibly stopping for a coffee at the German Colony, marking a great end to a great day.