Jump to content

Haifa - What to do?


meliss35
 Share

Recommended Posts

We will be in Haifa from 6am to 8pm on a cruise. What is the best things to do in Haifa? Do you recommend taking a tour or can you do it on your own? Any recommended tours?

 

thanks!!

Melissa

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can you find a tour/guide that will pick you up in Haifa and take you to Akko? Our guide took us around Haifa ....it was ok. But then we drove to Akko(Acre).  That was fantastic.  We went to this place that the  Knights of the Templar used.unbelievably  great  . Had a wonderful local lunch outside under trees. Watched kids jumping off gigantic rocks into the water, walked around neighborhoods. Saw gardens. Saw wedding couples coming outside for photos.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We went from Haifa to Akko (yes, "Acre" on some maps) by train.

10 minute walk from the cruise berth to the station, don't remember the fare but it was peanuts, don't remember the journey time but mebbe 20/25 minutes, don't remember the train frequency but something like half-hourly.

Do remember that it was a fair walk from Akko station to the fortress, mebbe 25/30 minutes.

Fortress itself wasn't open to the public other than a small museum, but it was fun getting lost in the maze of little alleyways in the old-town area around it. A long medieval (?) tunnel, and a pleasant seafront.

 

On a previous occasion we took a tour in a van that was touting for business outside the port gate much like in the Caribbean or Asia - but the area has since changed / been up-graded & I don't know whether you can still just find seats in a van.

But the tour was excellent, if you can find something similar to book seats or get a van group together via your RollCall.

Our tour included....

- Photostop at the top of the "Hanging Gardens" that you can see from the ship

- Cana (water into wine)

- Nazareth (pretty grubby, bit of a disappointment)

- a kibbutz (very interesting)

- baptisms on the River Jordan (seem to happen all day)

- shores of the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias

- back to the ship in good time for dinner.

 

JB 🙂

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/2/2021 at 1:01 PM, meliss35 said:

We will be in Haifa from 6am to 8pm on a cruise. What is the best things to do in Haifa? Do you recommend taking a tour or can you do it on your own? Any recommended tours?

 

thanks!!

Melissa

What Ship and Date??  We Cancelled our cruise in 2021, because Israel is still closed to Tourists due to Covid in 2021.  

 

A few of us on our Roll Call determined it did NOT look likely to re open this year and Ncl was not being honest with information, as they still have Ports and Excursions listed for sale with no indication of possible non-entry into Israel for this cruise. If Israell does open to cruise tourists it was the consensus that it would be "Bubble Excursions"; ie. Italy,  and that is not what we signed up for.  So, we cancelled our B2B, very disappointed.

 

Some in our group have re-booked for a similar cruise in April , but we are looking at a Northern Europe for May.

 

Good Luck and Stay Well, hope you have a wonderful cruise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • ANNOUNCEMENT: PONANT Cruises & Expeditions
      • Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Q&A with American Queen Voyages
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...