Haifa Art and Culture Tour by Train

from Tel Aviv

Plus
Per person$49

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the IsraelRail train along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Bahá’í Gardens Group Tour
  • Haifa 5-Museum Pass
  • Explore the best of Haifa’s Museums
  • German Colony
  • Check out the Wadi Nisnas Market and the Haifa Flea Market

DESCRIPTION

Haifa is known for its cultural and religious diversity among Israelis and tourists alike. From the coexistence between Jews and Arabs and the home to the Baháʼí World Centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Haifa is truly one of a kind.

To begin exploring Haifa, take the train from the Tel Aviv Hahagana train station. The ride is a little over an hour and runs along the Mediterranean coast. Join the Bahá’í Gardens Walk-in Guided Tour either in the morning or in the afternoon. Offered in both English and in Russian.

The panorama tour descends through the Haifa Bahá’í Gardens from the crest of Mount Carmel to the level of the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb along paved paths and stairs. You will pass through both formal and informal parts of the gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the city, the Galilee Hills, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Your guide will tell you about the design and maintenance of the gardens, as well as their significance to Bahá’ís. You will learn about the history of this community, how they came to build their world center on Mount Carmel, and what activities are carried on in the buildings located in the gardens, including the shrine.

Discover Haifa on your own by visiting the Wadi Nisnas market and some of Haifa’s museums. Haifa has a vibrant history and an even more vibrant present.

What’s included

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Train

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

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Local Transportation

Valid in Haifa
This IsraelRail card is valid for the local Haifa buses, train and Carmelit subway

Haifa 5-Museum Pass

Access to Haifa’s 5 best museums

Guide

Walk-in Guided Group Tour

Tour of the Bahá’í Gardens with a local guide

Travel Itinerary Packet

Itinerary and map of Haifa

10 hours
1-35
Availability

Eng, Rus
Eng, Rus
Eng, Rus
N/A
Eng, Rus

The Bahá’í Gardens group tours in English are at 10:00, 12:00 and 15:00. The tours in Russian are at 10:30 only!

Tip

Use your IsraelRail card for all local transportation in Haifa, including the Carmelit subway!

Meeting Point

Take the train from the Tel Aviv Hahagana Train Station to the Haifa Center HaShmona Train Station.  From here walk 6 min to “Carmelit Paris Square” and take the subway to HaCarmel Center station.

Dropoff Point

The Haifa Bahá’í Gardens group tour lasts approximately 50 minutes and ends at the main entrance to the gardens on Hatzionut Avenue.

Itinerary

Hahagana Train Station
Start at the Tel-Aviv Hahagana Train Station

Meet a local representative of IsraelRail and collect your travel itinerary packet which includes your itinerary, the IsraelRail card and a map

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Take the train to Haifa Center HaShmona Station

Ride like the locals from Tel-Aviv and enjoy the Mediterranean coastal view

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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.

Mané-Katz Museum
Mané Katz Museum

Exit the Carmelit and walk to the Mané Katz Museum: Yefe Nof St 89, Haifa

Haifa Japanese Art Museum
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Continue to the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art: HaNassi Blvd 89, Haifa

Haifa Baha'i Gardens
Bahá’í Gardens Group Tour

An easy 10-minute walk from the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art is the Bahá’í Gardens enterance. Join the guided tour of the Bahá’í Gardens located at 45 Yefe Nof Street at 10:00, 12:00 or 15:00.

Haifa Museum of Art

Continue to the Haifa Museum of Art: Shabtai Levi St 26, Haifa, 3304331

Haifa City Museum
Haifa City Museum

Continue to Haifa City Museum: Sderot Ben Gurion 11, Haifa

Akko Old City Market
Wadi Nisnas Market

Continue to the Wadi Nisnas: Yohanan Hakadosh St, Haifa

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Heading back to Tel Aviv

The train leaves Haifa station to Tel Aviv approximately every 20 minutes, late into the evening

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 (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.


Suggested Itinerary:


Train Station: Tel Aviv Hahagana
Ride is 70 mins
Train Station: Haifa Center – HaShmona
Walk 6 min to “Carmelit Paris Square” and take the subway to HaCarmel Center station
Ride is less than 10 minutes
Mané Katz Museum: Yefe Nof St 89, Haifa
Walk 10 mins
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art: HaNassi Blvd 89, Haifa
Walk 6 mins
Bahá’í Gardens Group Tour:  Yefe Nof St 61, Haifa (end at Hatzionut Ave 80, Haifa)
Wak 10 mins
Haifa Museum of Art: Shabtai Levi St 26, Haifa, 3304331
Walk 12 mins
Haifa City Museum: Sderot Ben Gurion 11, Haifa
Walk 11 mins
Wadi Nisnas: Yohanan Hakadosh St, Haifa
Walk 9 mins
Train Station: Haifa Center – HaShmona

Haifa Museum of Art

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

The National Maritime Museum

Haifa City Museum

Mané-Katz Museum

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!