Acre, Israel Architecture

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From Tel Aviv: Northern Highlights Private Tour w/ Transfer

1. From Tel Aviv: Northern Highlights Private Tour w/ Transfer

Discover the northern coast of Israel on a private day trip from Tel Aviv, Herzliya, or Netanya. Explore the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea and its historic landmarks. Visit the old city of Acre and stroll through the quaint markets, then stop by the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes. Begin the day with a pickup from your accommodation. Drive along Israel's northern coast to see Caesarea, an administrative center of the Roman Empire and the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province. Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Theater, the Historic Port, and the Crusades Walls. Continue to Haifa and admire the lush Baha'i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Up next, reach the old city of Acre, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and see the famous Knights Halls, one of the miracles of European Architecture. Enjoy the Arab markets of Acre and walk through the secret tunnel built by the Templars in the XII century. Explore the twisted Medieval streets with typical urban components such as a citadel, mosques, and baths. Move on to the far north of Israel to visit the Rosh Hanikra Grottoes, a geological formation on the border between Israel and Lebanon. Admire breathtaking views of the rocky cliffs and blue sea below. Pass by the Lebanese border before returning to your accommodation.

From Jerusalem: Caesarea and Western Galilee Day Trip

2. From Jerusalem: Caesarea and Western Galilee Day Trip

Spend a full day exploring the ancient cities and surviving architecture of Israel with a tour guide who will make history come alive before your eyes. After pickup from your hotel in Jerusalem, travel up the Mediterranean coast to the first point of interest, the old city of Caesarea. Among its archaeological excavations you’ll see gateways, a moat, and well-preserved walls and rooms. Visit the perfectly-preserved Roman amphitheater, which is still used today for performances by Israeli and international artists. Next to this, you’ll find the remains of the Hippodrome and Roman Temple, which overlook the port with its busy commercial ships. Hear stories about how after the Crusade this once prosperous city sank into oblivion.   Continue driving north to pass through Haifa, where you’ll stop to see the breathtaking Baha’i Shrine and gardens. Its 19 terraced gardens burst with colorful flowers and landscaped designs. Next stop is Rosh Hanikra, the northern-most point along Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Descend by cable car into the network of limestone grottoes created by the constant bombardment of waves against the rocks.   On the return journey, you’ll stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. See how well-preserved the city is and the incredible surviving architecture. The city is still alive, full of markets and bustling with people who still live in the ancient buildings. Learn about how the city’s mighty walls prevented even Napoleon from conquering the city. Finally, visit the Crusader remains, the prison used under Turkish rule, and the gallows used under British mandate to hang Jews who broke British law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following WWII.

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What people are saying about Acre, Israel

This trip is a great way to see the diverse natural and architectural splendor of the northern part of the country. We learned a lot, marveled at a lot, and really enjoyed the experience in the grottoes (it’s a fun walk through the tunnels—you’ll soon learn why). Our guide was very knowledgeable, too. At the end of our time in Akko, the guide went to the citadel without telling the whole group to join him, which was a little strange, but it was an overall incredible day.

Professional, well-programmed and well-timed. Go ahead and book. Amazing sights. An intact Roman theatre, chariot racing hippodrome, Herod's swimming pool and aqueducts, dreamlike Bahai gardens, a Crusader fort and grottos and a cable car right up on the Lebanese border.All highly interesting spectacles. Very knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided interesting and helpful information about the places we saw. We did not spend an excess of time in any of the shopping venues, which I appreciated since it gave us more time to spend at Caesarea and Acre.

The whole trip was amazing. Special thanks to AVIVA our tour guide exactly to the point. It was organized as it was performed in the brochure. Many thanks for our safe transportation. Katerina

Amazing historical biblical views. Excellent tour guide . Way to go OMRI