A Mediterranean cruise itinerary that includes a port of call at Haifa, Israel is a rare experience for many travelers. That’s just one reason why booking Haifa shore excursions to the area’s most visited and revered sights is simply a brilliant travel move.
To see the most significant sights of Israel’s third-largest city, book combo guided walking/motoring Haifa shore excursions to Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site atop Mount Carmel. Here you’ll find a series of staircases that lead to 19 artful terraces filled with flowers, plants, hedges, and manicured, white gravel paths. In addition to their incredible beauty, the gardens have religious significance. At its heart, there is a gold-domed shrine that’s the resting place of the Prophet of the Baha’i faith. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the gardens. Also, high atop Mount Carmel, visit the Stella Maris Monastery, a 19th century Carmelite church, and Elijah’s Cave, where the Biblical prophet took shelter.
A short ride up the coast, just North of Haifa, tour the city of Acre, where you’ll stroll the Old City’s ancient buildings and tunnels and shop the busy merchant’s bazaar. Spend time marveling at Knights Hall, the Crusaders’ main fortress and headquarters, built in the 12th century.
Haifa cruise excursions offer two ways to see the most interesting, revered, and sacred sites of the area. Choose day trips to travel to the sacred Christian sites at Galilee and Nazareth and stop at the banks of the River Jordan where Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Visit the Church of the Multiplication, the place believed to be where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. See the ruins of Capernaum, the synagogue where Jesus preached. Tour Nazareth, the place of Christ’s youth, and see the Basilica of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well, a reconstruction at the spot where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Choose multi-day Haifa shore excursions for an in-depth experience of the history, culture, and religious significance of the cities of Israel, including Galilee, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem. Visit the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Nativity, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Pass through the Dung Gate to see the Wailing Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock, sacred to Muslims. On your cruise to Haifa, you can enjoy overnight accommodations in a Jerusalem hotel, savor lunch at a kibbutz, and delight in dinner and a scenic evening ride in the Old City.