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

Tour Overview

The tour kicks off with a drive north along Israel’s Mediterranean coast to Kibbutz Nahsholim. Visit HaMizgaga Museum of Archaeology and Glass housed in a former glass-making factory, constructed in 1891. See displays of contemporary glass art alongside local archaeological findings. Take a brief tour of the Carmel Coast, Tel Dor archaeological site, and Dor Nahsholim...

Highlights - The Carmel Coast and Druze Village Private Tour

Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Personal tour guide for the entire day.
Chance to discuss the tour with your guide beforehand and add or change stops on your itinerary.
Optional art workshop with local artists at Ein Hod.
Visit places group tours overlook.

Availability

M T W T F S S
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $895
Up to 6 persons: $962
Up to 10 persons: $1055
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859

What To Expect - The Carmel Coast and Druze Village Private Tour

This private tour covers sites on the Carmel Mountain range, a UNESCO biosphere reserve covered with lush forests, and quaint communities. The Carmel is dotted with fascinating sacred locations, archaeological sites, and communities. The tour starts with a drive north along the Carmel Coast, to Kibbutz Nahsholim. The kibbutz is located along a stunning stretch of wide beaches around curved bays between Haifa and Caesarea.

Nahsholim kibbutz is home to the Mizgaga Museum of Archaeology and Glass which is housed in a former glass-bottle factory built in 1891. The museum displays contemporary glass art as well as objects found at the adjacent archaeological site, Tel Dor. Take a brief tour of Tel Dor and the Nahsholim coast. The tour continues to Ein Hod, an artists’ village located at the foot of Mount Carmel, southeast of Haifa. The artists’ community was established in 1953 and consists of quaint cottages built among olive groves on the hillside overlooking the sea. Israeli sculptors, painters, and musicians have their studios in the idyllic pastoral village. There is the option of an art workshop with local artists at Ein Hod.


The tour continues through the pristine mountain forests to Daliyat al-Karmel, a village inhabited by the Druze community. The Arabic-speaking, esoteric ethnoreligious Druze have unique traditions that you can discover on a visit to the village. Take a walking tour of the village and visit the Druze market. Also stop at Oliphant House, the summer home of Christian Zionist, Laurance Oliphant (1829-1888) and his secretary, Naftali Herz Imber, author of the Israeli national anthem.


The last stop on this tour is Muhraka, on the highest peak of the Carmel where Biblical prophet, Elijah challenged the false prophets of Baal to create fire. Today the Carmelite Monastery stands on the peak overlooking Haifa bay. The Catholic Carmelite Order was established here in the 12th century in proximity to a grotto where Elijah is believed to have stayed. Before ending the tour take in the spectacular view from the top of the Stella Maris Monastery where you can see the Jezreel Valley, Mount Gilboa, and the hills of Galilee.


Additional Sites in the Area:

1. Khan Museum, Hadera

2. Caesarea

3. Binyamina

4. Zichron Yaakov, including a visit to a winery

5. Atlit Detainee Camp Museum

6. Hike on Mt. Carmel

7. Haifa attractions

8. Visit a winery 

Additional Information - The Carmel Coast and Druze Village Private Tour

The tour includes:

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

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
  • Recommended to bring along: comfortable walking shoes  and sun protection
  • 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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