What are the best sites to visit in this area, and is it worth five hours on a bus to visit Jerusalem for the day?
when arriving by cruise ship, where can you meet someone who is picking you up
My husband and I will be in Haifa on Nov. 15, 2012 arriving on a cruise ship. We'll be there for around 12 hrs so we need to maximize our time while there, we will be in Ashdod the next day and will be joining a group from our cruise on a tour to Jerusalem/Dead Sea with Group Tours Israel (GTI). They set a tour for Haifa but we just didnt love it so looked for something different. I found a tour through TourPlanIsrael thar sounds great. Goes to Caesarea, Acre and some other stuff, it sounds great. The problem is I cant find any reviews or info on them, is there anyone who has used them or that lives there that could let me know if i can trust them? The reason I'm worried is we were on a cruise in 2009 that went to Alexandria, Egypt. Same situation, we only had fom 7 am til 10 pm. Weeks in advance i set up a tour with Best way travel, got confirmation, all was good. We stopped in rhodes a couple of days before, i checked my email at an internet cafe and they said they needed confirmation, i said yes u have to pick us up, i checked from turkey next day no response. Of course they didnt show up to port, had to hire taxi, just spoiled the day. This is main reason were going back, we stop in port said and alexandria the next two days, have an overnight tourthrough ramses. When i contacted them after we got home, she said they require a confirmation before tour, i told her i was in middle of ocean couldnt read mails, i did reply from 3different ports and i had a confirmation email/number. I' m sorry this is so long but I just wanted yall to see why its important for me to have some type of review. I know its not fool proof but at least its something. Thanks, Marilyn
I recently visited Akko via tour bus. We parked near the museum entrance and visited a souvenir shop where a craftsman demonstrated how quickly he could craft a copper bracelet. They sell souvenirs and jewelry, key chains, and small trinkets. It is not a spice shop, nor do I recall seeing any type of food for sale there. Can someone please provide the name of this shop, or a url link? Thank you!
Hi whats the best way to get from Haifa to Zichron Yaakov (wine Street) Apart from wine street, what else is there to do? Thanks in advance
Hi All We are coming to Haifa on a cruise ship and will have one and half days to stay there. Its Sunday 6th August to Monday around 12.30. I would like someone to plan my whole time there and very local places to visit. In evening I would like to go to bar/s pub/s and maybe an Indian restaurant.I prefer local transport as I am well travelled. Is there any international shows in town at that time? All suggestions will be appreciated and I look forward to your replies and as always thanks in advance. Bal
We are coming in on a cruise on a Saturday. We will be there all day and leave the next day mid-day. We have four adults and three small children (ages 1-5) and would like to do a self-guided tour of as much of Israel as possible, most likely staying overnight Saturday night. All the rental car companies seem to be closed on Saturday (Sabbath) an almost all the tours are booked. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!!!
we will be having a trip to gan slosha and its my firstime to handle a trip.i would like to ask.if how much is the entrance of each person? is there any discount for the child? or is there any discount if for example 50 heads?
Wij zijn binnenkort twee dagen in Haifa. Kan iemand aangeven welke bussen vanuit de haven naar de diverse bezienswaardigheden en winkelcentra in Haifa gaan of is het verstandiger per taxi te gaan. Wij zouden willen zien; de grot van Elia, de graftombe van Bab, het karmalietenklooster Stella Maris, de Souk in Wadi Nismas, maar ook het Atlit Camp. Ook zou ik willen weten welk winkelcentrum echt de moeite waard is omdat het zo bijzonder is. Als laatste zou ik willen weten op welke manier wij van de haven naar de Druzendorpen Usfiyah en Daliat el Karmel kunnen komen.
We are on the MSC Magnifica heading into Haifa on March 10 leaving March 11. Is anyone interested in sharing a private tour with us? There are 2 of us... First time to Isreal for us.
My wife and I stop in Haifa over night on a cruise (MSC Magnifica). We are scheduled to get there at 1400 on Feb 21 and leave at 2000 on Feb 22. Since the excursions offered by the cruise did not allow much time in Jerusalem (5 hours), we have decided to get there on our own, spend the night, and then return to the ship the next day. After having considered traveling to Jerusalem by several methods (car rental, train, bus), we have determined that the bus is likely our best option. We THINK we have found the bus route we need to take, but we are having a difficult time finding some more information about the journey: 1) What is the best bus stop to use from the Haifa port? The Egged website has a stop called "Ha-Ir ha-Takhtit, Port." Is this the bus stop nearest to where we will emerge from the port? How do we find the stop? 2) We have attempted to find information about the reliability of the Egged bus schedule, but have had no success. As you can imagine, we will need to be certain to plan sufficient time on our return journey to ensure that our cruise ship does not leave without us. The bus schedule allows us to leave Jerusalem at 1630 and arrive in Haifa at 1845. Since our return trip will be during the evening rush hour, this itinerary leaves us a cushion of 1 hour 45 minutes for the bus to get through any delays that might be encountered. Is this reasonable? Are the buses usually relatively true to the schedule? Thank you in advance for any assistance you can lend!
hi can i walk to many things from the port of haifa[not easy with m,s lol]and anyone there like to meet up? also in ashod the day before
Can you get there by public transport and walking - it looks quite far out??
I want to visit the Baha'i Gardens when my cruise ship docks for the day. In what currency will I pay the taxi driver and the entrance fee? Thanks for your help.
Shalom. How do I get from Haifa to Afula by car?
Is it easy and cheap to travel by public transport to Caesarea Maritima (Old Caesarea) from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?
did you drive yourself in this area and how difficult is it to get around the north ?
we are going to visit jerusalem and would like to go up north for 4 or 5 days anyone know a reasonable guide or one that lives up there?
Will be in Haifa December 18th through 24th--what are the possibility of english speaking one-two day tours to Roman, Christiain, Moslem and Jewish sites. Do you know of any tour operators? Thank you
Dear travellers, I will spend 6 days in Haifa from 10-15 October 2010 for a scientific conference and have got 3 days off for sightseeing (One of these days I will go to Jerusalem by an organised tour, 1 day I will dedicate to a visit of Haifa). On another day I want to visit parts of the North of Israel, e.g. the region Galilee (to enjoy the green landscape), or the Sea of Galilee (to visit Kapharnaum and other sites mentioned the Bible), the Golan region (?) and/or Nazareth. Please, can you tell me any tour organiser who will start from Haifa (either any city square or even from the main hotels; as we stay at Nof Hotel) for a guided one-day tour into one or more of the mentioned areas. I would greatly appreciate your soon recommendations. Many thanks in advance for your help! Norbs2
Are there sheruts going from Haifa passing near to Rekhasim on Fridays and Shabbats, please??? Need to get to and return from Rekhasim for weekend work with disabled child. Urgently needed travel advice.
My question is: "How Many Visitors were there in 2009 to the Baha'i Hanging Gardens in Haifa?" The Arc Project was officially completed in September 2001. The Terraces from the top to the bottomof Mt.Carmel have now been completed andopen to the public for nearly nine years. Is there any chance of these beautiful gardens having problems obtaining a supply of water in such a dry land?
I was very touched when I realized that May and Paul Goldschmidt did this in memory of their son. It is garland on the brow of Carmel, is there anyway that the cleanup and maintenance could be done more regularly. It seems such a shame that people abuse this beautiful space. Is there anywhere that I could find out more about Louis Ariel their son? I know there is also a zoo named in his honour I will definitely see it on my next visit to your beautiful friendly city, a Jewel at the eastern terminus of the Mediterranean.
Hello Forum Visitors: Would anyone know where to rent a car in Haifa on a Saturday morning? All the major agencies seem to be closed for Shabbat. We're arriving by ship around 10:00AM and would like to rent a car to visit the country for the next two days. Thank you!
Hi, I am coming to the carmel spa from Jerusalem on sunday or monday may 9, or 10. I have done some research and i think the best bet is to take the 940 bus from jerusalem cbs to the haifa khof hakarmel cbs. my question is what to do AFTER this step to get to the spa? is there a bus to take? or is it close enough to take a cab?
Do I need a 3 prong adapter for the Royal Plaza Hotel in Tiberias and the Le meridien hotel in Dead Sea, Israel? I have the two prong adapter but not the 3. thank you, paul
Hello, dear Sir or Madam, Please, write me more detail, including fax number and Email for Sarah hotel, and how to provide reservation for that hotel? We found on Internet only: Sarah Hotel, 7 Zeidel St, Tiberias, Phone: +972 (0) 67 20826 We are planning to visit as tourists Tiberias and looking for info for that place. Sincerely, Vlad, Russia, email@example.com
hi- i read the posting about the dentist-does anyone know the name of that clinic?!??!?!
We are a group of 10 people and we arriving to Haifa on a cruise ship. Have anyone used Haifa Tours to tour Nazereth and Jerusalem for a daily trip, if so what is your experience and how do you rate thier services?
Hi there! We will be on a cruise "Vision of the seas" and we will be visiting Haifa and Ashdod on the 4th and 5th November respectively. We have already book a 7 seater van for600, and are looking for a group of three people to join our party of 4. If anyone is interested please contact me at george.galea[at]gmail.com and I will send you further details.