Day Trip to Haifa, experience the old and new city where everyone lives side by side.
'Jerusalem prays whilst Tel Aviv plays' but Haifa works!
Haifa is where the true working dynamism of Israel happens. It was here that was the first modern settlement under the Templers and here that provided the fledgling state with grain and Western Europe with Oil. Haifa is also an example to the entire world about co-existence, it is home to five religions; Jews, Druze, Christians, Baha'i and Muslims.
We start with a train ride along the beautiful Carmel Coast, an unmissable experience.
Then depending on your interest, we can visit the Stella Maris (the center of Carmelite Catholicism in Israel) or Elijah's Cave or The Haifa Maritime Museum or a combination of all 3.
Before Lunch in one of the many fine eateries in Haifa, we will travel to the Louis Promenade for an overview of Haifa, followed by a guided Tour of the Baha'i Gardens.
We end with a walking Tour of The Old City, Wadi Nisnas and the German Colony. We have the option in the German Colony of visiting the Haifa Museum of art nearby or 'Beit HaGefen' (the House of the Vine), Haifa's center for co-existence.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Unless otherwise specified the start point is at Tel Aviv Central Train Station.
End location: Tel Aviv Central Train Station, close to many fine restaurants.
Duration: 6 hours
Train (the best way to see the Coastline!)
A walking tour of Haifa including a walk around the German Colony, The Old City and Wadi Nisnas and a specialized guided tour by a member of the Baha'i faith to the Baha'i gardens.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
253 Shekels - 100 shekels taxi costs
53 per person shekels for train fair from Tel Aviv
100 shekels per person for food and snacks
A train ticket to Haifa (its the best way to see the Coastline of Israel, far better than a car or a bus)
Taxi fayres, a hat water bottle and sunscreen, lunch and snacks.
As a religious Jew I cannot work on holy days. I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your car /I can arrange for a separate car & driver. I am not permitted to guide in the PA. Only driver-guides / certain taxis may enter the Port of Ashdod.
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We liked the train ride to Haifa, and commentary by Yossi along the way. The Baha'i Gardens were worth the trip and also the German section. Unfortunately, a couple of places we had planned to visit were closed.