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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more


Delve into three of Israel's historical port cities and the enchanting Rosh Hanikra grottos on this full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Traveling by air-conditioned coach with a professional guide, stop to visit the archaeological relics of ancient Caesarea, a port built by Herod the Great and home to the ruins of a harbor and Roman amphitheater. Visit Haifa to see the exquisite Baha’i Gardens, stroll around the sea grottos of Rosh Hanikra, and stop in the timeworn port of Acre to explore its Crusader tunnels and vibrant Old City Market.
  • Full day trip from Tel Aviv to Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Acre
  • Walking tour of the ancient ruins and and the Roman theatre at Caesarea
  • View the Bahai gardens from Haife
  • Explore the Rosh Hanikra Grottos
  • Discover the Crusader underground city and crypt at Acre
  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Hop inside your air-conditioned coach at your central Tel Aviv hotel and set off on your full-day trip to discover some of Israel’s ancient port cities and coastal highlights.
As you travel, listen as your guide talks of the region’s ancient history. Hear about your first destination, ancient Caesarea, where the remains of a grandiose port city built by Herod the Great, line the Mediterranean shores.
Visit the Caesarea National Park to see the timeworn ruins of Herod’s harbor, the Roman amphitheater and other relics, and learn how the port was named after the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus.
Continue to Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, situated between Mt Carmen and golden Mediterranean beaches. Hear how this picturesque city is home to the headquarters of the Baha'i faith, and view the magnificently terraced Baha'i Gardens, topped by a gold-domed shrine to Bab, the faith’s founder.
Travel on to Rosh Hanikra in the Achziv Natural Reserve, where the sea has carved beautiful caverns from the white cliffs. Admire the turquoise-water-filled grottos and with luck, glimpse the loggerhead turtles and bats that frequent this protected area.
Next, continue to Acre, an important port-city in ancient times. Hear how its Hebrew name of Akko means ‘until here,’ reflecting its location at the furthest point of the land of Israel, and learn about its Greek, Roman, Crusader and Ottoman roots.
Explore some of the archaeological treasures in the UNESCO-listed Old City, including the Crusader underground tunnels used by the Knights of St John. Then, stroll around the bustling Old City Market to browse the stalls selling spices, herbs and trinkets.
Perhaps snap up souvenirs (own expense) here and then travel back to Tel Aviv, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.


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, Jan 2019

Great tour/sites but may not be great if weather is not good. Lunch was not worth the extra money charged.

, Dec 2018

Terrific guide and driver. Did a good job of keeping group moving. A very interesting and fun day. Highly recommended

, Nov 2018

Tour was very rushed.The group size (around 30+) was too large, making it difficult for all to stay together at the sites and hear the guide. Inadequate time was provided for the lunch stop.The lunch itself was not included in the tour price, offered very limited menu options, and was expensive. The "English-speaking" guide had a somewhat limited command of the English language, leading to confusion about historical names and places.

, Oct 2018

This tour was wonderful. All the sites were beautiful. I loved seeing everything and our guide was very knowledgeable!

, Aug 2018

Terrific trip, great guides.

, Aug 2018

Our DayTrip along the mediterranean coast of Israel to Lebanon border was really great experience. We saw Caesarea, Haifa, Akko and Rosh haNikra. Spectacular aqueducts, grottos , stunning castle of the templars. We and other Guyz :- were absolutely impressed, how great and how professional was our trip guided. Lorne was an excellent Guide, he showed us all these sites using really big dose of humor mixed with hundreds of interesting historical and political facts -Lorne has unbelievable historical knowledge. Great Job Lorne, many thanks!!!

, Aug 2018

The amount of history and culture wrapped in this one single day is amazing. The guide was knowledgeable and generally pleasant enough, I wish he gave more of a guided tour of Akko, instead of just letting us roam and figure it out alone. My only worry was that the mini van was rather dirty and old and the driver was a maniac, made risky choices in traffic like heading straight into a roundabout with 0 care about priority and missed slamming into the side of another vehicle by 10 cm or so and only used the turn signals twice, once in Caesarea and once in Akko. It's true that most people in the middle east drive rather recklessly but me and a British passenger both sitting right behind the driver had shocked faces every couple of minutes seeing how the driver negotiated traffic.

, Jul 2018

nice tour

, May 2018

Unfortunately, the tour didn't allow us to spend any time at Baha'i gardens, just let us gaze at the gardens from outside for 5 minutes. The tour didn't stop at the Greman colony either. Rosh Hanikra is a nice place, but I have seen a lot better, and won't spent 2 hour driving there and back if it was my choice. Old Akko is very interesting, I wish we could spend more time there.

, May 2018

This was a really lovely day out. We kept to a good pace and got to see some great places. The cavernous Crusader underground buildings and tunnels at Akko a cable car down to the caverns at Rosh Hanikra, the much bigger than expected ruins of Herod the Great's palace at Caesarea and the informed and interesting commentary by our guide all made for a highly recommended day. It is a mixture of historical periods and, with the additional first hand experience of modern Israeli history from our guide, made this a history buff's dream trip. Even if you are not really into history the sights and experiences are worth the trip. A nice lunch of local fare too.

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