North of Israel – Akko and Haifa – 2 Days

From Tel Aviv

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride the train along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Visit the famous Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
  • Listen to the stories inside the Turkish Bath – Hamam
  • Stroll around the Old Akko market and taste unique dishes
  • Guided Tour of the Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa
  • Ride the Haifa cablecar!

DESCRIPTION

  • The tour includes the most important sights of the two cities. By providing you with accommodation, train tickets and a tasting card our package minimizes your preparatory effort. However, it also leaves you with plenty of time to discover the country on your own.
  • You decide how packed your schedule is: Add optional organized tours to your package, relax or venture out on your own.

What’s included

train

Train

Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Akko
Valid until the last train of the booked day

local-transportation

Public Transportation

Valid in Akko and Haifa.
This IsraelRail card is valid for the local Akko and Haifa buses, train and Carmelit subway.
Tickets for the the cablecar are also included.

Ticket

Combined Ticket Old City Akko

Including the Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls), the Turkish Bath, the Templars’ Tunnel, the Okashi Museum, & the Treasures in the Walls Museum. Some of the museums provide a free audio guide

Akko Tasting Card

Taste four unique dishes in the Old Akko Market

Travel Itinerary Packet

Itinerary and map of Akko and Haifa

2 Days
Overnight in Hotel
1-35
Availability

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Beyond the sights included in the 5-Museums-Ticket there is a number of sights that can be visited in Akko. Check out our interactive Akko map to find them.

Tip

Visit the El-Jazzar mosque in Akko, one of the very few mosques accesible for tourists!

Meeting Point

Tel Aviv train stations

Dropoff Point

Tel Aviv train stations

Itinerary

Tel Aviv Train Station
Train to Akko

Enter the train at any station in Tel Aviv. From there, take the train to Akko (1:40h). If you are carrying heavy luggage, stop in Haifa and drop your bags at your accommodation.

Bus in Akko
Take the Bus to the Old City

Take Bus number (#?) to the old city of Akko. At the visitor center you can exchange your voucher for a 5-Museums-Ticket.

The Old ancient City of Akko Acre
Discover Akko with the 5-Museums Ticket

We suggest the following order  (1) Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls), (2) Turkish Bath, (3) Time at the market, (4) Templar Tunnels, (5) + (6) If time allows visit the Okashi Museum and the Treasures in the Walls Museum

Lunch at the Market

Try some local specialties with our Akko old city market tasting card!

Akko train station
Take the train to Haifa

Head back to the Akko Station and take the train to Haifa (30min).

Explore Haifa

Walk around the German colony, visit one of the countless churches, or dive into the nightlife.

Hotel Bay Club Haifa
Overnight: Haifa
Israeli Breakfast
Israeli Breakfast

After your breakfast you can leave your luggage at your accommodation for the day. 

Walk to the "Carmelit" subway and take it to HaCarmel Center station

From the Haifa Center HaShmona Train Station walk 6 min to “Carmelit Paris Square”. Then take the subway to “HaCarmel Center station” – about a 12-min ride. Exit the subway and walk downhill 10-minutes to the starting point of the tour.

Haifa Baha'i Gardens
Bahá’í Gardens Walk-in Guided Group Tour

Join the guided tour of the Bahá’í Gardens at 10:00 AM. The entrance is located at Yefe Nof St 45.

Hebrew Phrases
Head to the Stella Maris Monastery

The tour will end on Hatzionut Avenue, just a 15 minute bus ride from the Stella Maris Monastery. Get off the Bus at the Edmond Fleg/Tchenikovsky Stop. From there the Monastery can be reached in less than 5 minutes by foot.

Stella Maris Monastery

Visit the beautiful Stella Maris monastery!

Ride the Cablecar!

Only 2 minutes from the monastery you can find the top station of the Haifa cablecar. Make sure to enjoy the beautiful views of the Haifa and Akko bay area before you take the cablecar down to the coastline.

Bus in Akko
Bus to the Center

From the bottom station of the cable car Bus 17 takes you to the center of Haifa. If you have left luggage at your accommodation you can pick it up now.

Train back to Tel Aviv

Take the train back to Tel Aviv (1:05h).

ADDITIONAL INFO

Train Station Security Checks

Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.

Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate in accordance with Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.

Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00-9:00 and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties or health problems.

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