Welcome to Akko


Awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 2001, Akko today has the feel of a Dubrovnik with rough edges. The scent of coffee, spice and frying fish waft through warren-like markets and the old city's alleys dart in a zigzag, leading disoriented visitors ever deeper.

It's easy enough to tramp around old Akko on a day trip from Haifa, though sights are so numerous (and the dining scene so good) that it's worthwhile staying the night. Either way, spare a moment to fold away your map and surrender to Akko's bewitching jumble of streets.


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$150 Day Trips & Excursions

Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, and Acre Tour with UNESCO Sites

Get picked up in the morning from your hotel in Herzliya, Netanya, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, or Jerusalem by a guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and head first for Caesarea along the coastal highway.Caesarea is a city where the past and the future come together. While new Caesarea is graced with magnificent modern homes, ancient Caesarea offers tourists the ruins of unique, impressive buildings. A tour of the national park is like walking through a story, and wandering between the ancient buildings one can both sense how people lived here thousands of years ago and enjoy modern, contemporary experiences, such as the enthralling musical performances held in the beautiful Roman theater.Proceed to Haifa, the pearl of this tour. The third-largest city in Israel and one of its prettiest, Haifa has a lot to offer visitors. It has Israel’s largest port, a particularly active beach, and is the home of the World Center of the Baha'i Faith. The Baha'i originated in the Bab sect which separated from Iran’s Shi’ite Islam in 1844. The Baha'i World Center, an expansive and well-designed complex on the slope of the Carmel, is famous for its magnificent gardens. It includes the exquisitely-landscaped 'Hanging Gardens' which run about a kilometer along the Louis Promenade until Ha-Gefen Street. At the center is the impressive, gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, the burial place of the Bab, the founder of the faith. One can enjoy some enchanting spots while strolling through the beautiful gardens by day, but with the special lighting, an evening visit provides equal pleasure and a peaceful, romantic atmosphere.Finally, visit Acre, known also as Akko. Acre’s walls, fortresses, castles, churches, mosques, synagogues, and other structures tell the story of the many rulers that governed, fought for, built, and adorned the city. Visiting Acre is an emotional journey to a glorious past and a one-of-a-kind experience. It can be an exciting visit to an ancient city with a young soul – a city declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.Continue to Rosh Hanikra. As you walk through the artificial tunnels and view caverns carved out by the pounding waves of the Mediterranean, you’ll enjoy the myriad shades of the water and the dramatic play of light and shadow it casts. The strange sounds the waves make as they rush in and out of the caves make it easy to believe the old legend that a pair of star-crossed lovers used to meet here, and the voice of the would-be bride can still be heard.At the conclusion of the Akko visit, you'll be returned to your original pickup point.

$975 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Caesarea Haifa Akko and Mediterranean Coast Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Enjoy this day trip from Tel Aviv with a private guide to coastal Israel, including a range of touring options that we can customize together. Visits to Caesarea, the Carmel Mountains, Haifa, and Akko. We can explore King Herod's ancient port and harbor, the city’s Roman theatre, hippodrome, and aqueducts. Absorb the wonderful view from the Muhkraka on Mount Carmel - famous for Elijah’s challenge to the false prophets of Jezebel. Visit wineries of Zichron Yaakov, explore the ancient maritime city of Dor and/or view the Bahai Gardens in Haifa. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Crusader and Ottoman period, Akko. Optionally, you can extend this part to Montfort crusader castle and to Rosh Haniqra grottos at Rosh Haniqra. We return to Tel Aviv at the end of the day.

$730 Private & Custom Tours

To the North of Israel Haifa Acre and Rosh Ha-Nikra Private Tour

HAIFA, AKKO AND ROSH HANIKRA PRIVATE TOUR FROM TEL AVIVThis tour encompasses Haifa and Akko, two cities with three the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel, and also a world famous Rosh Hanikra Cliffs.You leave your Tel Aviv hotel at 9:00 heading North of Israel, along the Mediterranean Coast. The first stop along the tour will be city of Haifa, Israel's third largest city and one of its prettiest, perched atop the Carmel Mountain range and continuing down to the sandy beaches and port below. Haifa is a home to the intriguing Baha’i religion. Here you will visit the absolutely stunning Baha’i Garden and famous Golden Dome Shrine. From Haifa the tour continues to the beautiful and ancient port city of Akko (Acre), a World Heritage Site and well worth a visit on the northern coast of Israel. Here the tour will lead through Akko's lively streets and alleyways. The tour rout descends amazing mix of Crusader ruins and underground Hospitaliers Knights halls, and Templar tunnel that has just recently been discovered.Upon your choice, you will be welcome to have a lunch at your own at one of plenty local restaurants at AkkoThe final stop at the route is the far northern point of Israel, Rosh Hanikra. After descending the steepest cable car on Earth, you take an easy walking path to the seaside grottoes, formed in the wake of tectonic movements that ripped open gaps within the bedrock. From here the tour turns back, in the direction of your Tel Aviv hotel

$885 Private & Custom Tours

the North of Israel Haifa Acre and Rosh Ha-Nikra Private Tour from Jerusalem

Haifa, Akko and Rosh Hanikra Private Tour From JerusalemThis tour encompasses Haifa and Akko, two cities with three the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel, and also a world famous Rosh Hanikra Cliffs.You leave your Jerusalem hotel at 8:00 heading North of Israel, along the Mediterranean Coast. The first stop along the tour will be city of Haifa, Israel's third largest city and one of its prettiest, perched atop the Carmel Mountain range and continuing down to the sandy beaches and port below. Haifa is a home to the intriguing Baha’i religion. Here you will visit the absolutely stunning Baha’i Garden and famous Golden Dome Shrine. From Haifa the tour continues to the beautiful and ancient port city of Akko (Acre), a World Heritage Site and well worth a visit on the northern coast of Israel. Here the tour will lead through Akko's lively streets and alleyways. The tour rout descends amazing mix of Crusader ruins and underground Hospitaliers Knights halls, and Templar tunnel that has just recently been discovered.Upon your choice, you will be welcome to have a lunch at your own at one of plenty local restaurants at AkkoThe final stop at the route is the far northern point of Israel, Rosh Hanikra. After descending the steepest cable car on Earth, you take an easy walking path to the seaside grottoes, formed in the wake of tectonic movements that ripped open gaps within the bedrock. From here the tour turns back, in the direction of your Jerusalem hotel

$175 Day Trips & Excursions

Caesarea Haifa Megiddo Akko tour from Raanana

We drive along the coastal highway to Caesarea, city where past and the future come together. While new Caesarea is graced with magnificent modern homes, ancient Caesarea offers tourists the ruins of unique, impressive buildings. A tour of the Caesarea National Park is like walking through a story, and wandering between the ancient buildings one can both sense how people lived here thousands of years ago and enjoy modern, contemporary experiences, such as the enthralling musical performances held in the beautiful Roman Theater. Continue to Megiddo national park, also known as Armageddon; Learn the impressive history of the site that served as a battle field from Egyptian through Assyrian and Israeli times; Admire the fascinating view of Jezreel Valley. Next we proceed to Haifa, third largest city in Israel and one of its prettiest; Haifa has a lot to offer visitors. It has the Israel’s largest port, a particularly active beach and is the home of the World Center of the Bahai Faith. The Bahai’s originated in the Bab sect which separated from Iran’s Shi’ite Islam in 1844. Visit The Bahai World Center, an expansive and well-designed complex on the slope of the Carmel, is famous for its magnificent gardens. It includes the exquisitely landscaped “Hanging Gardens” which run about a kilometer along the Louis Promenade until Ha-Gefen Street. At the center is the impressive, gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, the burial place of the Bab, the founder of the faith. Continue to Akko to see the impressive underground Crusader Halls, which were built by the Hospitallers Knights .They contain a complex of six halls, a recently excavated large hall, a dining room, a dungeon and remnants of an ancient Gothic church. Walk through the Old City of Acre to see the Oriental Market and the Acre Port. Acre – a city declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Return transfer to pick up point.

$180 Day Trips & Excursions

Rosh Hanikra and Haifa and Akko tour from Raanana

We drive along the coastal highway to Caesarea, city where past and the future come together. While new Caesarea is graced with magnificent modern homes, ancient Caesarea offers tourists the ruins of unique, impressive buildings. A tour of the national park is like walking through a story, and wandering between the ancient buildings one can both sense how people lived here thousands of years ago and enjoy modern, contemporary experiences, such as the enthralling musical performances held in the beautiful Roman Theater. Next we proceed to Haifa, the pearl of this tour. Third largest city in Israel and one of its prettiest; Haifa has a lot to offer visitors. It has the Israel’s largest port, a particularly active beach and is the home of the World Center of the Baha’i Faith. The Baha’is originated in the Bab sect which separated from Iran’s Shi’ite Islam in 1844. The Baha’i World Center, an expansive and well-designed complex on the slope of the Carmel, is famous for its magnificent gardens. It includes the exquisitely landscaped “Hanging Gardens” which run about a kilometer along the Louis Promenade until Hagefen Street. At the center is the impressive, gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, the burial place of the Bab, the founder of the faith. One can enjoy some enchanting spots while strolling through the beautiful gardens by day, but with the special lighting, an evening visit provides equal pleasure and a peaceful, romantic atmosphere. Continue to Rosh Hanikra. As you walk through the artificial tunnels and view caverns carved out by the pounding waves of the Mediterranean, you’ll enjoy the myriad shades of the water and the dramatic play of light and shadow it casts. The strange sounds the waves make as they rush in and out of the caves make it easy to believe the old legend that a pair of star-crossed lovers used to meet here, and the voice of the would-be bride can still be heard. Last visit in Acre, known also as Akko, Acre walls, fortresses, castles, churches, mosques, synagogues and other structures tell the story of the many rulers that governed, fought for, built and adorned the City. Visiting Acre is an emotional journey to a glorious past and a one-of-a-kind experience, exciting visit to an ancient city with a young soul – a city declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Return transfer to pick up point.