Akko & Haifa Day Tour by Train

From Tel Aviv

Basic
Per person$59

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride the train along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Visit the heritage of the crusaders: The Hospitaller Citadel
  • Walk through the 150m long Templars’ Tunnel
  • Listen to the stories inside the Turkish Bath – Hamam
  • Local Tasting on the Old Market of Akko
  • Visit the Bahá’í Gardens
  • Stroll through the picturesque German Colony

DESCRIPTION

Visiting Akko is a journey to a glorious past and a one-of-a-kind experience. The city’s fascinating historical heritage, a rare blend of East and West, authentic glimpses from the past, and unique mix of religious beliefs and remnants from different cultures, have all turned Akko into one of the most vital Ancient World cities. You will find the traces of a great many nations and religious movements ranging from the Canaanites, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Mamluks, the Turks and the British.

After having visited the highlights of the Old City take the train to your second stop Haifa. The capital of Israels North located at the beautiful coast has a great variety of cultural sights to offer. The city is also famous across Israel for its mixed population of Jews and Arabs. Here, they peacefully coexist. The result is some amazing fusions of Arabic and Jewish cultures across the city. Enjoy it´s diversity on your trip!

What’s included

Travel Pass

  • Fully charged Transportation Rav Kav Card for the day
  • All entrances to the sights
  • Old Akko Market Tasting Card 
Guide

Tour

  • Self-guided Audio Tour in the old city of Akko 

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10 hours
Self-guided
Availability

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Bus #13, departing every 15 minutes takes you into the Old City in about 5-7 minutes and is free with your IsraelRail Card.

Alternatively, a taxi is about 20 NIS and if you are feeling up for it, the Old City of Akko is a 20-minute walk from the train station.

Tip

El-Jazzar Mosque opening hours change according to prayer times (10 NIS fee) This is Israel’s largest mosque outside of Jerusalem and the largest one among the mosques built in Israel during the Turkish period

Meeting Point

Take the train from the Hahagana train station to the Akko station and continue to the Akko Visitor Center reception desk where you can collect your Museum Pass. Visitors Center
Open from 8:30 – 18:30 at Weizman St 1, Old City Akko

Dropoff Point

Bus #3, departing every 15 minutes takes you from the Old City to the Akko train station and is free with your IsraelRail Card.

Itinerary

Train Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Train to Akko

Take the train to Akko. The ride takes approximately 2 hours.  Ride like the locals from Tel Aviv and enjoy the Mediterranean coastal view.

Bus in Akko
Bus to the visitor centerr

Once you have arrived in Akko take the bus to the old city and find your way to the visitor center. 

The Old ancient City of Akko Acre
Discover the 5 Museum Ticket

You will get a ticket and an audio guide for all the 5 museums. Due to the limited amount of time we suggest the following order of only three sights:

1. Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)

2. Templar Tunnels 

3. Turkish Bath (optional)

Old Market Tasting

Go to all the stores and taste the variety of authentic Israeli food, coffee, sweets, and treat yourself on a fresh juice. 

Train to Haifa

Once you have tried all the different options find your way back to the station to get on the train to your second stop Haifa. 

Haifa Baha'i Gardens
Visit the Bahá’í Gardens

You can either walk up to the Gardens or take the bus. Keep in mind that if you walk, it is a 30 minute walk that takes you through a lot of stairs and can be especially challenging during the summer time! Learn about the gardens, the architecture, and the history of the youngest monotheistic religion with the information provided in you app. 

ADDITIONAL INFO

The Akko Visitor Center reception desk is where you collect your Museum Combination Ticket.
Open from 8:30 – 18:30 (Summer from 1.4) 08:30 – 17:00 (Winter from 1.11)

The Museum Combination Ticket grants access to 5 of Akko’s most interesting historical museums:

The Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
8:30 – 19:00 (Summer)
08:30 – 17:30 (Winter)
Free audio guide
As part of the service, individuals are provided with an audio guide in their language of choice. (Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.) Each visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
45-60 minutes

Turkish Bath
9:00 – 19:30 (Summer)
09:00 – 18:00 (Winter)
Free audio guide
As part of the service, individuals are provided with an audio guide in their language of choice. (Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.) Each visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
25 minutes

Templars’ Tunnel
9:30 – 19:30 (Summer)
09:30 – 18:00 (Winter)
10-25 minutes

Suggestions for other places to visit:

Ramchal Synagogue
9:30 – 18:00 (Summer)
09:30 – 17:00 (Winter)
Free entrance
The Ramchal Synagogue named after the Rabbi, known as the Ramchal who lived in Acre from 1743 to 1747.

El-Jazzar Mosque
Opening hours change according to prayer times
10 NIS entrance fee
This is Israel’s largest mosque outside of Jerusalem and the largest one among the mosques built in Israel during the Turkish period.

The Underground Prisoners Museum
8:30 – 16:30
Free entrance
During the British Mandate, the citadel served as the main prison for the north of Israel.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours of travel date will incur a fee of $10 USD for the refund procedure.
Upon notice 48 hours advance of departure – the trip is non-refundable!


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.

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