Welcome to Caesarea


Despite efforts by various conquerors to keep the port in service, time and warfare eventually had their way. By the 14th century most of Caesarea had disappeared under the shifting dunes. Archaeological excavations have revealed impressive Roman sites (rivalled, in Israel, only by Beit She'an). Shut your eyes and imagine chariots careening round the amphitheatre and murmured prayers in shadowy shrines to Mithras; then open them to see a slew of waterside cafes and restaurants where you can dine until late.


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$107 Cultural & Theme Tours

Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Head off first to Caesarea, the beautiful fishing port which was transformed into a Roman Capital capital by King Herod. Your visit includes a walking tour of the many archeological ruins, excavations and majestic Roman theater of the city that was named for Augustus Caesar, and is best explored on foot.Continue to Haifa, Israel’s third city which is set on and around the magnificent Mt. Carmen. The most striking landmark here is the immaculate Baha'i Gardens, created as a tranquil memorial to the founders of the Baha’i faith.From here you will travel up towards the Lebanon border to the rock formations of Rosh Hanikra, where impressive white cliffs meet the Mediterranean Sea. The action of the sea on the soft rocks has created a rich labyrinth of caves and limestone grottos, which you will have the chance to stroll around and explore.  The Rosh Hanikra grottos are part of the Achziv Natural Reserve, and you may be lucky enough to catch sight of loggerhead turtle and bats – two examples of the native wildlife in this place of natural wonders.Your day trip from Tel Aviv concludes with a visit to the city of Acre. The city is often referred to as Akko, which means ‘until here’, illustrating the fact that it was historically the furthest point of in the Israeli Kingdom. Here you will visit the Crusader underground city and crypt, a complex world of underground tunnels and halls which were used by the Knights of St John as their headquarters. Before heading back to Tel Aviv, you will walk back through the Old City Market, where can pick up a souvenir of your day of discovery.

$118 Cultural & Theme Tours

Caeserea and Rosh Hanikra Day Trip from Jerusalem

Head off first to Caesarea, the beautiful fishing port which was transformed into a Roman Capital capital by King Herod. Your visit includes a walking tour of the many archeological ruins, excavations and majestic Roman theater of the city that was named for Augustus Caesar, and is best explored on foot.Continue to Haifa, Israel’s third city which is set on and around the magnificent Mt. Carmen. The most striking landmark here is the immaculate Bahai Gardens, created as a tranquil memorial to the founders of the Baha’i faith.From here you will travel up towards the Lebanon border to the rock formations of Rosh Hanikra, where impressive white cliffs meet the Mediterranean Sea. The action of the sea on the soft rocks has created a rich labyrinth of caves and limestone grottos, which you will have the chance to stroll around and explore. The Rosh Hanikra grottos are part of the Achziv Natural Reserve, and you may be lucky enough to catch sight of loggerhead turtle and bats – two examples of the native wildlife in this place of natural wonders.Your day trip from Jerusalem concludes with a visit to the city of Acre. The city is often referred to as Akko, which means ‘until here’, illustrating the fact that it was historically the furthest point of in the Israeli Kingdom. Here you will visit the Crusader underground city and crypt, a complex world of underground tunnels and halls which were used by the Knights of St John as their headquarters. Before heading back to Jerusalem, you will walk back through the Old City Market, where can pick up a souvenir of your day of discovery.

$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.

$1050 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Sea of Galilee Day Tour from Jerusalem Tel Aviv or Haifa

Tour departure from client hotel in Jerusalem.Travel along the Mediterranean coastal plain to our first stop at Caesarea ,the ancient port city of King Herod where we can visit the archaeological ruins including the port and theater as well as view the Roman period aqueduct.There is then an option to travel to Mount Carmel to view the Bahai Gardens from the upper level of Haifa before continuing into the Galilee of Nazareth and or Tsipori / Sepphoris and traveling across the country to the Horns of Hattin before descending to the Sea of Galilee shoreline at Migdal.Alternately from Caesarea we can cross the country directly by following the 'Great Highway of Civilization' which leads to the road intersection at Megiddo, at the entrance to the Jezreel Valley and visit the ancient city / historic site of Armageddon fame. We will then continue across the Jezreel Valley towards the Harod region, visit Bet Alpha Synagogue or continue on to the ancient city of Bet Shean, in the Jordan Valley. We can visit the Crusader fortress of Belvoir with wonderful views of the Golan Heights and of Jordan before arriving to tour at the Sea of Galilee with all its fascinating and long history of cultures and traditions.At the end of a long but satisfying day we will return to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

$108 Tours & Sightseeing

Full day coach excursion - Pearls of the Western Galilee from Tel Aviv

Meet your guide at your Tel-Aviv accommodations before departing through the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital. Enjoy a walking tour of the site as you explore the ancient ruins and archaeological excavations including the aqueduct, the palace and other fascinating findings. Afterwards, head to the city of Haifa, where you will stop for a panoramic view of the marvelous terraced Bahai gardens, the port, and the bay. Proceed along the coastal road to Acre for a visit the of underground Crusader city and crypt. Explore the narrow alleyways of the old city bazaar, port, and the mosque. Continue to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation. Return to your point of departure at the end of your tour.

$2429 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Night Israel, Jordan and Egypt Tour from Tel Aviv

Day 1: Nazareth - Sea of GalileeYou will be picked up around 7:00am. Travel to Nazareth and view the Mount of Precipitation. Continue to the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Drive on to Capenaum and Mount Beautitude, where you will find a Benedictine Church. On the return journey pass Mount Tabor. Continue to hotel for overnight.Day 2: Caesarea - Acre - HaifaDrive to the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea. There is a Roman theater and Roman temple. Drive through Haifa to see the Baha'i gardens and the shrine. At Rosh Hanikra you will get to the grotto by cable car, and take a walk in the caverns. Acre, and tour the Turkish prison. Return to the hotel for overnight.Day 3: Jerusalem - BethlehemStart the tour in Jerusalem with a view of the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of all Nations, the Mount of Olives, and the Jewish tombs. Enter the Old City by the Zion Gate, and through the Armenian Quarter to arrive at the Byzantine Cardo. Proceed to the Western Wall. Walk through the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre along the Via Dolorosa that follows Stations of the Cross. Tour the old city markets, and then continue to Bethlehem. Visit the Church of Nativity in Manger Square. Pass the field of Ruth as you leave Bethlehem.Day 4: Dead Sea - MasadaArrive at the Dead Sea through the Judean Desert, go by the Inn of the Good Samaritan, and see the level marker. When arriving at Masada, ride a cable car to the top and tour the synagogue, Roman barracks, palaces and bath house. Stop for lunch, continue to the Dead Sea. Take a late flight from the Sde Dov airport to Eilat and overnight in a hotel.Day 5: PetraAt 8:10am drive to the border crossing and proceed to Petra. Tour Petra to see the famous treasury, amphitheater, tombs, palaces and more. After the tour go for lunch and have a choice of sleeping in Petra or in the Bedouin tents in Wadi Rum.Day 6: Wadi RumWake up to a 4x4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum. Observe the life of the Bedouins and have lunch around a camp fire with them. After the tour drive back to Eilat. Be collected at 10:00pm for the tour to Cairo. Drive to the Taba border, and to Cairo.Day 7: CairoTour the famous pyramids and the Sphinx. Walk in the most famous bazaar the Khan el Khalili. Continue on to the Egyptian Museum that has the largest collection of ancient antiquities in the world. Drive to your hotel for overnight.Day 8: CairoDrive to the Saakara Valley to view the Djoser Step Pyramid. Continue on to Cairos' Old City, the Churches, fortifications, and more. After the tour drive back to the Taba border and arrive in Eilat at 22:00 for overnight.Day 9: AirportFlight from Eilat to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport.