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clock-o12 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Explore Israel's ancient Roman cities and ports on this full-day guided tour from Jerusalem. See the ancient ruins and a large Roman theater in the town of Caesarea, and visit the Baha'i Gardens in the port city of Haifa. Travel back in time to a Crusader underground city in Acre and witness the spectacular Rosh HaNikra grottoes, a geologic formation on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Full-day trip from Jerusalem to Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Acre
  • Walking tour of the ancient ruins and and the Roman theater at Caesarea
  • View the Bahai gardens from Haife
  • Explore the Rosh Hanikra grottoes
  • Discover the Crusader underground city and crypt at Acre
  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
This full-day (12 hours) tour begins with pickup by air-conditioned coach from your Jerusalem hotel.

The first stop is Caesarea, located halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa. It’s a city that Herod the Great built and dedicated to Caesar Augustus more than 2,000 years ago. This walking tour wanders through the city’s archaeological ruins, excavations and a large Roman theater — a fascinating journey back in time.

Then, it’s on to the port town of Haifa, built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean Sea up the north slope of Mount Carmel. Visit Baha'i Gardens, one of the most popular places in the Middle East. The gardens, forming a staircase of 19 terraces on a mountain slope, include graveled paths, hedges and flower beds that are groomed and nurtured to perfection. Soak up beautiful panoramas of Haifa, the Galilee Hills and the Mediterranean Sea. Below, the gold-domed building is the Shrine of the Báb, the final resting place of the prophet of the Baha'i faith.

From here, travel to the Rosh HaNikra grottoes, off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Western Galilee. These cavernous tunnels are formed by sea activity against the soft chalk rock. Long ago, the grottoes could only be seen from the sea or by experienced divers, but fortunately for you, a cable car now gives you easy access.

Finally, the tour concludes with a trip to Acre, sometimes called Akko, one of the oldest cities in the world. Spend some time exploring the subterranean city, a complex world of underground tunnels and halls that were built in medieval times and hidden for centuries under the rubble in northern Israel. The remains of this Crusader town lie almost intact, both above and below today's street level.

Before heading back to Jerusalem, walk back through the Old City Market to pick up a souvenir from this fascinating day of discovery.

Reviews

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l
, Jul 2018

Great tour with Dan Porges. It was very hot and there was a lot of walking and sights to see so some prepared! We got a lot of history, which is what we wanted, and context. Lunch was good and served family style which may not work out for everyone.

m
, Jan 2018

Very nice trip!

o
, Dec 2017

This tour was amazing!

h
, Nov 2017

Great tour to see north Israel.

T
, Nov 2017

Great trip! We have learned and saw a lot! Amazing sights!!

K
, Nov 2017

I would not recommend booking this tour through Viator. There were problems for all on the tour from the beginning of pick up until we arrived back at our hotel 3 hours late. They were late to pick up at our hotel, but we heard from others on the tour with us that they had been picked up by taxis and transferred multiple times before we actually began the tour. Being in a foreign land, this does not exactly bring a relaxed tone to touring. Our guide Danny was very arrogant and controlling. He spoke to us as if we were doing him some type of favor for being there. Aftr they pick you up, they take you to a convenience mart where touring clients are transferred about for the convenience of the company providing the tour, Ben Harim Ltd. They then informed us that they were over booked. How is that even possible since it is all electronically booked? They wanted to know if anyone on the tour would be willing to take the tour another day. As people on a schedule while traveling no one could do this or wanted to. We proceeded to the first local, Caesarea. This was a great place to see. We were kept on the move, no dilly dallying or time to basically even take pics sometimes. The next stop was The Hospitaliar fortress at Akko. This was interesting, but again, although they had many markets with souveniers, we were only allowed to go in one shop that clearly our guide had an agreement with - no shopping for us. Also, we had to eat at the place Danny selected. They did not have any food I wanted. We went to Haifa to see the Bahai Gardens. We drove up a steep drive to the top of Haifa. You could get out and over look the garden, but not go in. A waste of time. We then went to the caves at Acre. Ok, but not really that great. We headed back and once again, we stopped at the convenience mart on the way home, where the guides moved people around and sent them in whatever way they wanted to get them back to their hotels. One of the ladies was so terrified of being sent in a cab that she was screaming. No worries, this did not bother our guides, they just kept going. I would say no to this tour It was not relaxing or that great.Rent a car or hire your own guide to take you. Did I mention that we arrived back 3 hours late? oh yeah, I did. :

K
, Nov 2017

I would not recommend booking this tour through Viator. There were problems for all on the tour from the beginning of pick up until we arrived back at our hotel 3 hours late. They were late to pick up at our hotel, but we heard from others on the tour with us that they had been picked up by taxis and transferred multiple times before we actually began the tour. Being in a foreign land, this does not exactly bring a relaxed tone to touring. Our guide Danny was very arrogant and controlling. He spoke to us as if we were doing him some type of favor for being there. Aftr they pick you up, they take you to a convenience mart where touring clients are transferred about for the convenience of the company providing the tour, Ben Harim Ltd. They then informed us that they were over booked. How is that even possible since it is all electronically booked? They wanted to know if anyone on the tour would be willing to take the tour another day. As people on a schedule while traveling no one could do this or wanted to. We proceeded to the first local, Caesarea. This was a great place to see. We were kept on the move, no dilly dallying or time to basically even take pics sometimes. The next stop was The Hospitaliar fortress at Akko. This was interesting, but again, although they had many markets with souveniers, we were only allowed to go in one shop that clearly our guide had an agreement with - no shopping for us. Also, we had to eat at the place Danny selected. They did not have any food I wanted. We went to Haifa to see the Bahai Gardens. We drove up a steep drive to the top of Haifa. You could get out and over look the garden, but not go in. A waste of time. We then went to the caves at Acre. Ok, but not really that great. We headed back and once again, we stopped at the convenience mart on the way home, where the guides moved people around and sent them in whatever way they wanted to get them back to their hotels. One of the ladies was so terrified of being sent in a cab that she was screaming. No worries, this did not bother our guides, they just kept going. I would say no to this tour It was not relaxing or that great.Rent a car or hire your own guide to take you. Did I mention that we arrived back 3 hours late? oh yeah, I did. :

J
, Sep 2017

This was a very action packed tour that covered a lot of ground in one day. The pickup procedure in Jerusalem was a bit roundabout -- but other than that , everything was top notch. The tour guide from the local tour company Bein Harim Tours was really excellent. Well worthwhile.

K
, Sep 2017

Knowledgable tour guide. Beautiful scenery. We will never forget this amazing tour!

R
, Sep 2017

I really enjoyed this tour.Well worth the value.


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