Haifa Private Guided Tour
from Tel Aviv
- Take the train up the Mediterranean Coast
- Experience Haifa with a local private guide
- Visit the Wadi Nisnas market, a unique coexistence of Jews and Arabs
- Walkthrough the terraces of the Bahá’í Gardens
- Take in the breathtaking view of the Haifa port by way of the cable car
- Explore and learn about the German Colony and the history of the Templars
Start your day at the Hahagana train station in Tel Aviv and receive your travel itinerary packet from our IsraelRail representative. From here you will ride like the locals from Tel Aviv along the Mediterranean Sea to Haifa, the third-largest city in Israel to meet your Local Tour Guide!
The Haifa Bahá’í Gardens start from the crest of Mount Carmel and descend to the level of the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb and continue 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. 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 and the shrine.
Continuing to explore Haifa you’ll visit places like the German Colony, the Wadi Nisnas market and take a ride to the top of Mount Carmel by way of the cable car. This day is designed to show you the best of Haifa through the eyes and heart of a knowledgable local tour guide.
Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Haifa
Valid until the last train of the booked day
Valid in Haifa
This IsraelRail card is valid for the local Haifa buses, train and Carmelit subway
Private Guided Tour
A 5-hour private tour in Haifa
Travel Itinerary Packet
Itinerary and map of Haifa
Use your IsraelRail card for all local transportation in Haifa, including the Carmelit subway!
We suggest leaving Tel-Aviv Hahagana train station no later than 9:00 AM to meet your private tour guide at the Haifa Center HaShmona Station
Take the train from the Hahagana train station to the Haifa Center HaShmona Train Station meeting your guide just outside the train station
The tour will conclude in Haifa near the German Colony
The Bahá’í Gardens are located at 45 Yefe Nof Street
HAIFA VISITING HOURS
Shrine and inner gardens:
The German Colony was established in Haifa in 1868 by the German Templers. It was the first of several colonies established by the group in the Holy Land. Some of the old Templer homes have been restored in recent years. Buildings along Ben-Gurion Boulevard have been turned into cafés, boutiques, hotels, and restaurants, one of these houses is the Haifa City Museum. Today the colony has become the center of Haifa nightlife
At the top of Mount Carmel is the Stella Maris Monastery which serves as a centre of Carmelite spirituality throughout the world
Get your travel itinerary packet at Hahagana train station in Tel Aviv or one of the local hotels
Ride like the locals from Tel-Aviv and enjoy the Mediterranean coastal view
Meet your guide at the Haifa Center HaShmona Train Station
Continue exploring Haifa on your own before heading back to Tel-Aviv
The train leaves Haifa station to Tel Aviv approximately every 20 minutes, late into the evening
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties or health problems.
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!