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Israel’s Western Coast Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem1 Reviews
Visit the ancient Roman port of Caesarea and proceed to Haifa and the Bahai Gardens on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Visit Rosh Hanikra and the Old City and port of Acre in the Western Galilee
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- Visit the ancient Roman capital and port of Caesarea
- View the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa
- Descend by cable car to the limestone grottoes of Rosh Hanikra
- Visit the underground crusaders' city in Acre
DescriptionThis full-day tour takes in the pearls of Israel’s western coast, departing Jerusalem in an air-conditioned coach for Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and more. 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. From Nahariya, it is an easy journey to the limestone grottoes of Rosh Hanikra on the border with Lebanon. View the beautiful white chalk cliffs facing the sea, before continuing to Acre at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. 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.
IncludesPick up from hotel Transportation Government licensed tour guide Entrance fees to sites.
- Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy places.
- Comfortable walking shoes are suggested
- Hotel pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point