Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
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Approximately 3¼ Hours
Meals not included
We start the day by driving to Stella Marris, visiting the monastery dedicated to prophet Elijah. This beautiful church stands above the cave where Elijah was hiding, and its dome is decorated with pictures of biblical events. In front of the church we can see a monument in honor of the French soldiers from Napoleon’s army.
Continue to Panorama lookout. We get off the bus and enter the upper terrace of the Baha’i Gardens. Under the golden dome of the Baha'i shrine that we can see down in the garden, the founder of this faith, named " The Bab", is buried.
We see the view all the way to Lebanon, Galilee mountains, the industrial zone of Haifa, and Haifa bay. Above the observation point are two memorial monuments: One is an obelisk about the visit of Keiser Wilhelm 2nd. The other is a cannon reminding us of the British offensive on Sept. 23rd 1918 when the city of Haifa was conquered by the British forces.
Our next stop is at Haifa University. We stop there and have a visit in Hecht Museum, hosting the collection of archeology donated by Dr. Ruben Hecht.
Drive downhill to the German Colony to see the buildings of typical south German's style, the many restaurants and the view, then proceed to Haifa port.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Conservative clothing is recommended for the Monastery visit.