Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

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...

Highlights - Haifa and the Carmel Private Tour

Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Private tour guide at your side the whole day
Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
Discover the stunning Baha’i Gardens
Visit unique museums usually overlooked by tourists, like the Hecht Museum
Experience the Druze culture in Daliyat al-Carmel

Availability

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English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $710
Up to 6 persons: $777
Up to 10 persons: $870
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $897
Up to 6 persons: $963
Up to 10 persons: $1057
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $710
Up to 6 persons: $777
Up to 10 persons: $870
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $710
Up to 6 persons: $777
Up to 10 persons: $870

What To Expect - Haifa and the Carmel Private Tour

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)

4. Ein Hod Artists’ Village

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

Additional Information - Haifa and the Carmel Private Tour

The tour includes:

  • Fully qualified and licensed private tour guide
  • Transport by new air-conditioned private car
  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address


The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $135 applies
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

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 attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (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" area of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he 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.

Sorry but no :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

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