Visit the ancient Roman port of Caesarea and proceed to Haifa and the Baha’i Gardens on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Visit Megiddo national park and the Old City and port of Acre in the Western Galilee.
What to Expect
This full-day tour takes in the pearls of Israel’s western coast, departing Jerusalem in a luxury air-conditioned minibus for Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and more. You will be traveling in a small group with personalized attention, and will have the services of a fully licensed government guide throughout.
You will head along the coast to the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea. The splendid harbor is located about halfway between Haifa and Tel Aviv and has a long and extraordinary history. Developed from a modest Phoenician port by King Herod into one of the grandest cities of Palestine, it survived until the 13th-Century when the Baybars of Egypt destroyed it.
The ruins are impressive and include a mighty aqueduct and one of the largest amphitheaters of the Roman era. Take a leisurely walking tour of the archaeological excavations before continuing up the coast to Haifa.
Israel’s 3rd city boasts panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the city itself from one of its most significant sites, the Baha’i Gardens in the Baha’i World Center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have time to take in the view before proceeding to Nahariya, the northernmost coastal city in Israel.
Visit Megiddo, also known as Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this site that served as a battle field; enjoy the view of the Jezreel valley.
One of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Western Galilee, the city’s story is as fascinating as it is long, and you will have time to wander through streets that have seen the footfall of Greeks, Byzantines, Arab Crusaders, Ottomans and the British.
The Old City is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts lovely city walls, a charming port, an Oriental market and the glorious Jezzar Pasha Mosque, where a single hair from the prophet Mohammed’s beard is kept.
You will return along the coast to your point of departure and the end of the tour.
- Pick up from hotel
- Government licensed tour guide
- Entrance fees to sites.
Know Before You Go
• Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy places.
• Comfortable walking shoes are suggested
• "Business Class" Tours allow a maximum of 18 passengers