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- Tour number: 2018
The tour day begins with a drive north on the coastal road in the direction of Haifa. On route pass the ancient Roman port city of Caesarea. In Haifa, stop at the viewing balcony above the Baha’i Gardens and look down on the 18 terraced gardens running down Mt Carmel like an immaculate carpet of flowers and greenery. You could opt for a prearranged walking tour of the gardens and visit the Baha’i Temple.
Walk through Haifa’s restored German Colony, established in 1868. Visit the Hecht Museum of Archaeology at Haifa University and enjoy spectacular views from Eshkol Tower’s 30th-floor observatory. Stop at the Druze village of Daliyat al-Carmel, wander through the market and see Lawrence Oliphant House. The last stop on this tour is at the Carmelite Monastery on Mt. Carmel. Here the Prophet Elijah faced the pagan priests. See the monastery church and take in the magnificent vistas.
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This private tour starts with a drive up Israel’s beautiful Mediterranean coast past the ancient Roman port city of Caesarea to Haifa. The first stop is at the Baha’i Gardens viewing balcony on Mount Carmel. The gardens’ 18 terraces cascade down the mount to the city. The gardens are the setting for the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, where the founders of the Baha’i faith are buried. With prior arrangement, it is possible to take an hour-long walking tour of the gardens and visit the shrine which is open until midday.
At the foot of Mt. Carmel, is the historic German Colony established by German Templers in 1868. This quaint village-within-a city has been restored and now the cobbled streets lined with stone houses hold unique one-off stores, boutique hotels, and gourmet restaurants. The tour continues to the Hecht Museum of Archaeology at Haifa University. While on campus, take in the views from the 30th-floor observatory of Eshkol Tower.
Next stop at the Druze village of Daliyat al-Carmel. Visit the Druze market and Lawrence Oliphant House, former home of Sir Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) and his secretary Naftali Herz Imbar, who penned Israel’s national anthem. Also, see the Yad Lebanim memorial to Druze soldiers who fell in the service of the Israeli army.
The tour stops on the south-eastern peak of Mt. Carmel at Muhraka or Place of Fire where the Prophet Elijah challenged Jezebel’s pagan priests. Today the site is home to the Carmelite Stella Maris Monastery, built in 1836. See the main church where the altar is situated above a cave associated with Prophet Elijah.
A footpath from the monastery leads down to Elijah’s Grotto where he is said to have meditated before encountering the priests of Baal. The tour takes you to a lookout point above the church for unrivaled views of the tree-covered mountain, the city of Haifa, and the dramatic arc of Haifa bay.
Additional Options in the Area:
1. Experience the hospitality of a Druze family in the village of Daliyat el-Carmel.
2. Beit She’arim Archaeological Park
3. Atlit Immigration Museum (Detention Camp Museum)
5. HaMizgaga Museum of Archaeology and Glass, Kibbutz Nahsholim, Dor Beach
6. Israeli National Maritime Museum
7. Hike trails through Little Switzerland on other Mt. Carmel trails
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Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.
The price includes a private car and the tour guide who will pick you up from your accommodation (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" of each tour.
The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food, drinks, parking, and toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" of each tour.
Yes, the mentioned itinerary is a proposal only; we can customize private trips within the designated region and based on logistics. Please note that if the tour duration exceeds 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour (up to extra 2 hours possible).
The tours are available in the most widespread languages. On our website, you can book the tours in English, Spanish, Russian, German, or French guidance (except for English, tours in these languages have an additional fee of 75 USD).
However, if you book a different language, a supplement of approximately 100-150 USD will be applied depending on the language and the tour.
You are welcome to contact us in this regard:
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You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he/she has provided.
As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.
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We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pickup point. Please note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to the cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.
Since packages depend on hotel availability and updated rates, changes may imply an extra fee. For any changes or updates, you are welcome to contact our Operations team at:
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