Go up north and discover the fascinating cities along the Western Galilee and the Mediterranean coast, each with its rich mix of natural beauty, ancient heritage and religious traditions - Haifa, Acre (Akko) and Rosh Hanikra.
- SEE the striking Mount Precipice, with a panoramic view of the Galilee
- VISIT the stunning Baha’i temple in Haifa, with its majestic gardens running down the entire Carmel Mountain
- EXPLORE the extraordinary old city of Acre, its fortresses, minarets and marketplaces
- TASTE delicious and fresh local food in the marketplace: tasty hummus or sweet knaffeh
- VIEW the incredible sea caves at Rosh Hanikra
- 08:00 - Departure from Nazareth - Mary's Well (HaMaayan Square)
- 08:45 - Mt. Precipice
- 09:30 - Visit an Olive Press
- 11:00 - Baha'i Gardens & Temple
- 12:30 - Acre
- 15:30 - Rosh Hanikra
- 17:30 - Return to Nazareth
- Note: all times are approximate!
- -This is a self-guided tour, meaning that it includes full transportation and printed guiding materials, but no actual guide.
Go up north and discover the fascinating cities along the Western Galilee and the Mediterranean coast, each with its rich mix of natural beauty, ancient heritage and religious traditions.
On our way to the coast, we pass by Mount Precipice, where Jesus survives an attempt to throw him off the cliff. We’ll stop for a short while to appreciate the view and visit an olive press near Tzipori. You will see many beautiful olive groves throughout this region as you are reminded of the fact that you are just a short distance from the Mediterranean sea.
We continue our tour in Haifa, the capital of the North. Haifa is a holy city for the Baha’i faith, who have planted sacred gardens along the hillside leading up to their shrine. You’ll have a great view of the beautiful gardens as well as the city of Haifa spread out across the coast below, as you learn about the great Baha’i religion and history. Driving north, we’ll pass through the pretty neighborhoods of the German Colony and Wadi Nisnas.
We continue to the ancient city of Acre, an important port for thousands of years. Each successive ruler left their mark on the city, and we will be able to explore the old city walls, the crusader fortresses, the lighthouse and the mosques. The city is still vibrant and active, and we will go into the bustling marketplace for lunch. There are a whole range of culinary options, although we recommend the simple but tasty Hummus Saeed, famous throughout the country for its tasty chickpea dip and its warm and fresh Arabic bread.
Lastly, we continue to Rosh Hanikra. A unique geological formation, the Rosh Hanikra grottoes were formed by strong waves crashing into the chalk cliffs, forming caves and tunnels at the bottom of the cliffs. For centuries, only sailors and divers could see the grottoes, but now a steep cable car takes visitors down to see them. Rosh Hanikra is also the northernmost town in Israel, and you can peek over at the Lebanese countryside on the other side of the border: the famous ‘Blue Line’ is literally a few meters away.
After a full and fun day, we drive back south into the Galilee region, ending the tour back in Nazareth at around 6pm.
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