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From Tel Aviv: Caesarea, Haifa and Akko Day Trip

1. From Tel Aviv: Caesarea, Haifa and Akko Day Trip

Spend a day exploring Israel’s beautiful Mediterranean coast on this full-day tour departing from Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Netanya. Let an expert guide take you on a climate-controlled bus to visit ancient cities and monuments along the coast. Begin by discovering the harbor city of Caesarea. Witness an ancient Roman city filled with ruins, including one of the largest amphitheaters built in the Roman era. Next, journey to Haifa to visit the Baha’i Gardens. Tour the Baha’i gardens with their stunning terraces, known as one of Israel’s top attractions. Take the opportunity to photograph the UNESCO-protected gardens before continuing on to Rosh Hanikra. Once there, explore the area’s limestone grottoes and white-chalk cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. From the cliffs, peek over the border into Lebanon before continuing to Acre, in the north. Conclude your experience in Acra's Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Marvel at its impressive city walls, charming port, and oriental bazaar. Learn about the ancient city’s fascinating history from your guide as you wander historic streets known to the Greeks, Byzantines, and, Ottomans.

2-Hour Guided EZ Raider Tour of Caesarea, Israel

2. 2-Hour Guided EZ Raider Tour of Caesarea, Israel

See the sights of Caesarea, Israel, from an entirely new perspective. Aboard the elevated platform of your very own EZ Raider vehicle, glide effortlessly through this coastal town, stopping at all the major sites to admire and explore. Following a brief introduction and a few practice runs, set off on your journey, mastering the command of speed and balance as you go. The ideal starting point for your adventure will be the recently redesigned Caesarea golf course, which aside from being immaculately landscaped by architect Pete Dye, is the perfect terrain for beginners to this mode of transport. Keeping the momentum going, your tour will continue on to visit the major archeological sites of the Roman Villa and Aqueduct. Construction of this extraordinary structure began way back when the city was founded between 27-13 BC by Herod the Great. As the city grew, 3 more layers were added, transporting water almost 10 miles from its source in Mt Carmel. Finish the tour overlooking the crisp blue Mediterranean Sea from the town’s pristine beaches.

From Tel Aviv: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra Tour

Depart Tel Aviv and travel up the Mediterranean coast, passing by Herzilya and Natanya on the way. Arrive at the first point of interest, the city of Caesarea which was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. From what remains of the ancient city learn about how it was a prosperous and luxurious city. Among the archaeological excavations, 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. Head over to part of what was once a hippodrome and the remains of a Roman Temple which stood above the port.  Continue driving north passing through Haifa where you will stop to see the breathtaking Baha'i Shrine and gardens. Stroll through the terraced gardens which cascade down the mountain towards the city below. See how each of the 19 terraces bursts with colorful flowers and landscaped designs. Next, stop in Rosh HaNikra, the most northerly 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 south, stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. Admire how the city is extremely well preserved and be impressed by the incredible surviving architecture. Part of the city is alive with markets and people still living in the ancient buildings. See the walls and moat which was reconstructed and repaired by El Jazzar at the end of the 1900s. Find out about how the mighty walls prevented even Napoleon conquering the city. Finally, 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 law limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine following World War II.

Caesarea, Haifa & Akko Day Trip from Jerusalem

4. Caesarea, Haifa & Akko Day Trip from Jerusalem

This full-day tour takes you to the gems of Israel’s western coast. Departing Jerusalem in an air-conditioned coach transfer to join the tour in Tel Aviv . Head up the coast, via Tel Aviv, 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 your photo opportunity and take in the view before proceeding to Rosh Hanikra. Explore the limestone grottoes of Rosh Hanikra on the border with Lebanon. View the beautiful white chalk cliffs facing the sea. continue 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 massive 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 hotels.

From Jerusalem: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra Tour

5. From Jerusalem: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra Tour

Depart from Jerusalem and travel up the Mediterranean coast. On the way, pass Herzilya and Natanya before reaching the first point of interest, the old city of Caesarea. Discover how this city was constructed under Herod and named after the Roman Emperor, Caesar. Among the archaeological excavations, 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 the amphitheater, find the remains of the Hippodrome and Roman Temple. Learn about how both buildings stood above the port overlooking the busy commercial ships carrying treasures from the east and the Nabatean caravans which were on route to Rome. Hear stories about how after the Crusade, the city which was was so prosperous sank into oblivion. Continue driving north passing through Haifa where you will 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. Next stop at Rosh HaNikra, the most northerly 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 south, stop at Acre (Akko), the largest Crusader city in the country. Admire how the city is extremely well preserved and be impressed by the incredible surviving architecture. Marvel at how part of the city is alive with markets and people still living in the ancient buildings. See the walls and moat which was reconstructed and repaired by El Jazzar at the end of the 1900s. Learn about how the mighty walls prevented even Napoleon from conquering the city. Finally visit 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.

Caesarea, Haifa & Acre: Full Day Trip from Tel Aviv

6. Caesarea, Haifa & Acre: Full Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Drive along Israel's Western Coast to Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Acre to experience the diversity of this region's cultural landscape. Enjoy the services of a government-licensed guide while traveling in luxury air-conditioned vehicles during this full day tour. You will visit Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port. Here you can enjoy a walking tour of a theatre, archaeological ruins and excavations. Continuing to Haifa you will get a scenic view of the city, the port and the Bahai Gardens.   Visit Rosh Hanikra remarkable grottoes, . After driving to Acre, you will see the Crusaders and Turks underground city and crypt. Here you can walk around the old city, the oriental market, the Arab mosque and the old port. Changes in the program are possible due to holidays or force majeure.

From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Private Guided Tour

7. From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Private Guided Tour

Explore four of Israel’s most impressive sites on this private tour to Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, and Akko. Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle with your own guide for the day.  Discover the diversity and beauty of Israel's northern coastline, from the Roman Aqueducts of Caesarea created by King Herod, to the glistening white caves at Rosh Hanikra. First, take in the wonder of King Herod’s ancient seaside city Caesarea, before exploring the bustling markets in Akko. Next, tour Haifa, home to the 'hanging' Bahai Gardens. Finally, marvel at Rosh Hanikra, a beautiful area where cliffs and grottoes meet the Mediterranean sea.

Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko: Full-Day Tour

8. Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko: Full-Day Tour

Explore four of Israels’s most impressive sites in just one day on this tour to Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko. Discover the diversity and beauty of Israel's northern coastline, and marvel at the Roman Aqueducts of Caesarea created by King Herods. Take in the wonder of King Herod’s ancient seaside city of Caesarea, explore the bustling markets in Akko, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and finally tour Haifa, home to the 'hanging' Bahai Gardens. This full-day tour, led by handpicked Israeli tour guides, departs from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem four times a week and is the best way to conveniently explore the north of Israel in just one day. This tour will show you the highlights of the North and ends with return transfer to your pickup point in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Conclude with experience with wonderful memories and lasting impressions. The tour is available four times a week with guaranteed departures.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

9. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Our day begins at the Mount of Olives with a breathtaking panoramic view over Jerusalem then we continue on to the Byzantine Cardo, an ancient main road which runs through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. We take a look at the Wailing Wall (Kotel) and then follow the sacred route Jesus took carrying his cross along the Way of Sorrows (Via Dolorosa). We stop as several of the Stations of the Cross and reach the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was crucified and where his burial tomb is located. We take a stroll through the bazaars of the Christian and Moslem Quarters and then depart Jerusalem and make our way to Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, our main focus is the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born.

From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Highlights Private Tour

10. From Tel Aviv: Northern Israel Highlights Private Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Caesarea

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4.2 / 5

based on 686 reviews

The whole experience was great! We enjoyed very much this trip. Dani, our guide was the best. He made us feel very comfortable and managed to accommodate everyone's wished. We had plenty of time to take pictures. We did not feel pressed to do any shopping. Everything was perfect. The trip started in Caesarea, than we visited Haifa where we saw the Ba'Hai garderns from above and from the bottom. The gardens can be visited only by booking a tour with a Ba'hai guide. After that we went to Rosh Hanikra. The experience was spectacular. We also saw the border with Liban on the Golan Height. The trip ended in Acre. We had lunch and after we visited the templar castle and the bazar.

This was the trip of a lifetime for my daughter and I on my first visit to Israel and her home. The guides communicated clearly about pickup location and detailed itinerary. The assigned tour guide was entertaining and concerned about our group and individual experience. He took time to learn a little about all of us and our home lands. His humor and country knowledge was impressive and I can remember historical events because of the colorful background stories that he shared with out group. I can't wait to use this service again in Israel!

Loved the group leader, Michael! it was a great tour. He was very informative. The bus driver in the last part of the trip - not the large bus, a smaller one, was rude and refused to take the 3 remaining passengers to Dan Boutique hotel. We had to refuse to leave the bus before her finally dropped us at the destination where we had been picked up in the morning.

In general it is a great day trip and I would love to have a little bit more time in Haifa, we were just on the car with ~15 minutes at the viewpoint. Caesarea, on the other hand, can be shortened a bit.

Very good guide, she told short and concise and ensured a smooth course of the day. We have seen a lot, recommended!