Ancient City of Caesarea Ruins
The Caesarea National Park contains the remains of a prestigious city established by King Herod the Great. This multi-faceted site contains historical remains from the Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader periods. It includes a crusader fortress made up of hidden pathways used for protection. The arched stone gate which provided entrance to the fortress is still intact today. You’ll explore the mighty Roman Amphitheatre, the Hippodrome, a 20,000 seat horse racing arena, and of course the well known Roman Aqueducts.
Haifa Bahai Gardens
Welcome to “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” Considered the most striking landmark in Haifa, the magnificence of these gardens leaves visitors stunned. The terrace gardens are built around a religious tomb/shrine and landscaped with precision, beauty and creativity. Built across 19 terraces, the gardens are laid out over half a mile along the hills of Mount Carmel. While exploring, be sure to ask your guide about the popular cactus garden, a particularly beautiful garden located very close to the shrine itself.
Akko Fortified Walls & Market
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Akko dates back to the time of the Pharaoh Thutmose III and was a central city of the Ottoman Empire. First built in the year 960, the wall surrounding Akko was built by Ibn Tolon, an Islamic ruler. The structure was later renovated in the 13th century by the Crusaders, who added additional walls and towers. Destroyed by the Mamluks in 1290, the wall was finally rebuilt in 1750 by Dahar El-Omar. On your tour you’ll also walk through some of Akko’s vibrant markets.
Rosh Hanikra Grotto’s & Cable Car
Formed over a period of thousands of years from waves hitting the soft chalk rock on Israel’s coast, the beautiful Grottoes (sea caves) of Rosh Hanikra are truly a wonder of creation. You’ll see water shooting high up off of the rocks, creating a natural fountain effect. Previously, only experienced divers could access the grottoes, however thanks to technology visitors can now ride via cable car from the mountain top down to sea level to walk within the grotto walls and experience the natural beauty right before their very own eyes.
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Shalom Israel Tours is a family owned tour operator based in Israel. Offering both tailor-made private tours and group tours, we have a wide selection of daily tours, family tours, and escorted group tours that run every week. We care about our customers and work to provide the best Israel vacation experience at the best price! The bottom line is we love what we do, we’re here for you, and we truly put our hearts into making your Israel experience memorable. -Shalom Stark