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Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour
Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

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Caesarea, Haifa, Old City of Acre & Rosh Hanikra Grottoes. Pickup and Drop off from hotels at :Jerusalem,Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya

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tour no.42

We leave Tel-Aviv and travel up the Mediterranean coast, on the way we pass Herzilya and Natanya before reaching our first point of interest Caesarea. The city of Caesarea was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. From what remains of the ancient city we can see that it was a prosperous and luxurious city. Among the archaeological excavations we can see gateways, a moat and well preserved walls and rooms. There is a perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater which is still used today for performances by Israeli and international artists. The Roman remains were preserved for centuries by the sea sand which covered and protected the stones. Next to the amphitheatre is part of what was once a hippodrome. We can see the remains of a Roman Temple which stood above the port overlooking the busy commercial ships which carried treasures from the east and the Nabatean caravans which were on route to Rome. Following the Romans the city stood neglected for centuries until the Crusaders arrived but in the years after the Crusaders the city once again sank into oblivion. 
We continue driving north passing through Haifa where we 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. Our next stop is at Rosh HaNikra, the most northerly point along Israel's Mediterranean coast. We descend by cable car into the network of limestone grottoes created by the constant bombardment of waves against the rocks. On our return journey south we stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. The city is extremely well preserved and you can't help being impressed by the incredible architecture and how it has survived. Part of the city is alive with markets and people still living in the ancient buildings.
We see the walls and moat which was reconstructed and repaired by El Jazzar at the end of the 1900s. The mighty walls prevented even Napoleon conquering the city. We can 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 British law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following World War II.  

 

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  • Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
  • Drive up the Mediterranean coast stopping at Caesarea, Acre and Haifa
  • In Caesarea, see the 2,000-year-old remains of the Roman amphitheater and hippodrome
  • Travel to the northern extreme of the country on the Israel-Lebanon border and tour the white Rosh HaNikra caves
  • In Acre tour the Crusader city and see the incredible Ottoman-era Old City


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Language Schedule

 
English *   *   * *  
French           *  
Spanish     *        
German *         *
 

What To Expect

This tour to the incredible coastal cities of Caesarea, Rosh HaNikra, Haifa and Acre starts as we travel north of Tel Aviv along the coastal road. We pass the beach resort cities of Herzilya and Natanya then arrive in Caesarea. Our Caesarea tour takes us through the remains of Caesarea Maritima, an ancient Roman city constructed by Herod, King of Judea in about 25-13 BC. The port city had an amphitheater, hippodrome, temples, palaces and other structures. Many have been excavated and preserved. The amphitheater is still used today for performances by leading artists. Later Caesarea became a Byzantine capital. Then the Crusaders established a city here surrounded by massive fortified walls.
Continuing on our tour we pass through Haifa, Israel’s third largest city built on the slope of Mount Carmel facing the sea. The Haifa tour stops at the Baha’i Gardens where 19 terraces flow down Mt. Carmel. The terraces are planted with geometric precision and adorned with flowers, fountains and statues. At the center of the garden is the Shrine of Bab. Your tour guide will tell you about the Baha’i, their beliefs and the significance of the gardens. Next the tour reaches the extreme northern border where Israel meets Lebanon and the sea crashes against the white cliffs of Rosh HaNikra. Over millennia nature has hollowed out a labyrinth of tunnels and caves in the rock. The reflection of the white rock onto the blue water creates a magical turquoise color. Once the caves were only accessible from the water but today tourists can take a cable car down to the caves. 
As the tour makes its way south on our return journey we stop in the Crusader City of Acre (Acco). Above ground there is a lively Ottoman-era city with a busy market and fishing harbor. Beneath the surface is a complete Crusader city built in the 12th century. See fortified walls and a moat that even Napoleon was not able to overcome. Tour the Crusader remains, the Turkish citadel and see sites used during the British Mandate. The tour leaves Acre and returns south along the coast. 


  
 


Language Schedule

 
English *   *   * *  
French           *  
Spanish     *        
German *         *
 

What To Expect

This tour to the incredible coastal cities of Caesarea, Rosh HaNikra, Haifa and Acre starts as we travel north of Tel Aviv along the coastal road. We pass the beach resort cities of Herzilya and Natanya then arrive in Caesarea. Our Caesarea tour takes us through the remains of Caesarea Maritima, an ancient Roman city constructed by Herod, King of Judea in about 25-13 BC. The port city had an amphitheater, hippodrome, temples, palaces and other structures. Many have been excavated and preserved. The amphitheater is still used today for performances by leading artists. Later Caesarea became a Byzantine capital. Then the Crusaders established a city here surrounded by massive fortified walls.
Continuing on our tour we pass through Haifa, Israel’s third largest city built on the slope of Mount Carmel facing the sea. The Haifa tour stops at the Baha’i Gardens where 19 terraces flow down Mt. Carmel. The terraces are planted with geometric precision and adorned with flowers, fountains and statues. At the center of the garden is the Shrine of Bab. Your tour guide will tell you about the Baha’i, their beliefs and the significance of the gardens. Next the tour reaches the extreme northern border where Israel meets Lebanon and the sea crashes against the white cliffs of Rosh HaNikra. Over millennia nature has hollowed out a labyrinth of tunnels and caves in the rock. The reflection of the white rock onto the blue water creates a magical turquoise color. Once the caves were only accessible from the water but today tourists can take a cable car down to the caves. 
As the tour makes its way south on our return journey we stop in the Crusader City of Acre (Acco). Above ground there is a lively Ottoman-era city with a busy market and fishing harbor. Beneath the surface is a complete Crusader city built in the 12th century. See fortified walls and a moat that even Napoleon was not able to overcome. Tour the Crusader remains, the Turkish citadel and see sites used during the British Mandate. The tour leaves Acre and returns south along the coast. 


  
 

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
     

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
     

Notes:

  • Guaranteed departure
  • Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended
  • It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
     

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
     

Notes:

  • Guaranteed departure
  • Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended
  • It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

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