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Kibbutz, Caesarea & Fisherman village tour

Escape the city limits, starting with a day trip to the ancient Roman ruins at Caesarea National Park.

Departing from Tel Aviv mid-morning, we will travel northward along the coast as the Mediterranean Sea shimmers in the sunlight to the west. At Caesarea National Park, the ruins of an ancient Roman harbor city await you. Caesarea was one of the most significant Roman cities outside of Rome during the time of Herod the Great, with its remaining ruins displaying a Hippodrome, aqueduct, palaces, and houses.

Following your perusal of Caesarea, we will travel to the Arab fishing village of Jisr az-Zarqa, situated on a beautiful northern coastal stretch. A local tour guide will take you around the town to reveal what authentic village life and culture entails in the village.

The day continues at Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael where you will learn about the communal community from a local member. As one of the key segments of early Zionist communities in Israel, Kibbutzim are collective communities based upon a socialist philosophy, providing a lifetime membership for their residents. With a long history of involvement in the realization of the Zionist dream and the incorporation of socialist ideology into the Israeli mindset and government structure, they also play a vital role in Israel’s agriculture and manufacturing industries.

Our first stop is a delicious buffet spread in the communal dining hall. Following lunch, you’ll experience firsthand the welcoming culture and history of the Kibbutz movement with an in-depth tour, including observing its extensive fish pools which provide a key source of income.

As one of the last remaining truly communal kibbutzim in Israel, a tour of Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael is a fascinating and unique experience immersing you in one of history’s most influential community structures.

Following the tour, we will depart for Tel Aviv, arriving back at Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv late afternoon.

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Highlights

  • Explore the ancient city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great, including the Roman Amphitheater, bathhouse, port and Archaeological Park
  • Guided tour of Arab fishing village Jisr az-Zarqa on the Mediterranean coast
  • Tour Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, founded by the Hebrew Scouts in the summer of 1949
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet spread in the kibbutz dining hall
  • Converse with and learn from Jisr az-Zarqa and kibbutz locals

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Tour Itinerary

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    DAY TOUR

    08:00 – Depart from Abraham Tel Aviv
    09:00 – Arrive at Caesarea National Park
    11:00 – Depart from Caesarea
    11:30 – Tour of fisherman village Jisr az-Zarqa
    13:30 – Depart from the village
    14:00 – Lunch in the Kibbutz dining room
    14:45 – Tour of the Kibbutz
    16:00 – Depart from Kibbutz
    17:00 – Arrive back at Abraham Tel Aviv

    NB: All times are approximate

Good to Know

  • Caesarea is a self-guided tour with printed materials provided
  • In the unlikely event of adverse weather, the tour will be cancelled and rescheduled.
  • Pick up Point: Abraham Tel Aviv
  • Things to bring: Hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, water, snacks and money.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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INCLUDED

  • Two local guides – in the kibbutz and the fisherman’s village

  • Transportation to all sites from Tel Aviv

EXCLUDED

  • Entrance fee to Caesarea National Park (39 ILS per person)

  • Guide in Caesarea National Park

  • Lunch at the Kibbutz (15-50~ ILS, depending on choice)

  • Drinks

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