After breakfast at hotel, check-out from hotel and start the day with a drive north along the Mediterranean Sea towards Haifa. Visits on the way will include:
Built by Herod and once the capital of Judea. Many Christian scriptures (New Testaments) mention Caesarea; here Paul embarked on his journey to Tarsus, as well as Cornelius and his family (the first Gentile believers) lived. Caesarea is also where Pontius Pilate had his base and where Philip preached. Explore the restored Roman amphitheater, with its acoustic and theatrical sound. It was used for many performances throughout the centuries, including today. Walk through the excavated fortress and view the aqueduct, once used for conveying water to the city.
One of King Solomon’s walled, fortified cities (1st Kings 9:15; 10:26), with the ruins of 20 levels of civilization, including the well-preserved water supply system. From here, the Books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we read about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the Plains of Jezreel.
Daliat-el-Carmel, a Druze village located in the outskirts of Mt. Carmel. Here, enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant.
Ascend Mt. Carmel for a beautiful panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Botanical Gardens below. Here Elijah fought the 400 false prophets of Baal.
Drive through the hills of the Galilee to our kibbutz guest house in the Upper Galilee for check-in.
Dinner at our hotel.
Overnight in the Galilee