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

Tel Aviv to Caesarea Private Day Trip Including Haifa and Akko

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.

$690 Private & Custom Tours

Tel Aviv to Haifa, Acre, Rosh Ha-Nikra Private Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zelkind Bible Land Tours, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv DistrictPick up at Tel Aviv hotelDrive along the Northen Coast to HaifaVisit Baha'i GardensDrive to AkkoVisit the Knights HallsVisit Crusades CityDrive to Rosh Ha NikraVisit the Undersea CavesDrive back to Tel AvivDuration: 8 hoursStop At: HaifaVisit Baha'i GardensVisit Carmelite MonasteryDrive through the German ColonyDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Akko Old Town, Acre, Northern DistrictAkko Knights HallsOld Crusades TownSecret Templars PassagesDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Rosh Hanikra, Rosh Hanikra, Northern DistrictVisit the Under Sea GrottosDuration: 1 hour

$975 Private & Custom Tours

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome, Haifa, Haifa DistrictBaha'i Religion is believed to be the youngest World Faith. Their Global Center in Haifa is set into the most beautiful Baha'i Gardens. These Gardens; the World Heritage Site, are believed to be among the most beautiful and, possibly, the most expensive gardens in the whole worldDuration: 1 hourStop At: Akko Old Town, Acre, Northern DistrictAkko was the Capital of the Crusades Kingdom once. And its huge and highly impressive Knights Halls and secret Templar Tunnels are still beyond any imagination. This and much more make Akko a famous World Heritage Site.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Rosh Hanikra, Rosh Hanikra, Northern DistrictRosh Hanikra undersea caves is one of the miracles of the world. But, much beyond that, they are magically beautiful.Duration: 2 hours

$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.