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Old June 16th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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We are in port on a Saturday so i understand there is no public transportation available. Is renting a car a reasonable option? Parking, traffic, price etc.? We are 2 mature adults not used to using a lot of taxi service.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 05:42 PM
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You would have to get to Ben Gurion airport to find a car rental business that is open on Saturday. You will not find one in Haifa.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 07:18 PM
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We are in port on a Saturday so i understand there is no public transportation available. Is renting a car a reasonable option? Parking, traffic, price etc.? We are 2 mature adults not used to using a lot of taxi service.

It's only 16 miles e/w.

There will be taxis & vans at the pier. Negotiate a price before you board - expect to do a little friendly bartering, but if you think it's excessive, move on & negotiate with another. Pay when you get back. They'll accept euros, possibly USD.

I can't be too specific about the cost, but vaguely around 30 to 50 USD each way??
That's the cost of the vehicle, not per person.
Especially on a saturday, there's likely to be others on the pier willing to share.

So much cheaper & simpler than hiring a car, even if that's possible.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Are you talking about going to Acco (Acre) to see the Knights Templar fortress? If so and are taking a taxi, discuss where to meet after you tour the fortress. Most people end their tour with a walk through the underground escape tunnel that drops you off right at the water. It's pretty far away from the entrance to the Fortress.

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We've booked a private guide for this excursion in July, with another couple from our roll call. Will advise our results when we get back.
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