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Akko and Haifa Day Tour from Tel Aviv by Train

Highlights
  • Take the IsraelRail train along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Visit the famous Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
  • Listen to the stories inside the Turkish Bath – Hamam
  • Follow the 150 meters through the Templars’ Tunnel
  • Stroll around the Old Akko market and taste unique dishes
  • Guided Tour of the Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa
Description

Start your day at the Savidor Train Station in Tel Aviv and receive your travel itinerary packet from our IsraelRail representative.
From here you will ride like the locals from Tel Aviv along the Mediterranean coast to one of the most ancient cities in Israel: the Old City of Akko. The train ride is a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The Akko Old City Self-Guided tour is a journey to a glorious past and a one-of-a-kind experience. Akko (Acre) is a port city in northwest Israel, on the Mediterranean coast. Explore the Hospitaller Citadel learning of the interesting history with the free audio guide. Continue on to visit the Turkish Bath (Hamam) and walk through the Templars’ Tunnel to the Mediterranean Sea.

With your family and friends, continue to uncover the history and beauty of Akko with a bite to eat in the Old Akko Market. Use the tasting card to try some local dishes as well as enjoy a cup of coffee or tea!

After discovering Akko, take the train to Haifa and join the 15:00 Bahá’í Gardens Walk-in Guided Tour.

The Panorama Tour descends through the Haifa Bahá’í Gardens from the crest of Mount Carmel to the level of the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb along paved paths and stairs. You will pass through both formal and informal parts of the gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the city, the Galilee Hills, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Your guide will tell you about the design and maintenance of the gardens, as well as their significance to Bahá’ís. You will learn about the history of this community, how they came to build their world center on Mount Carmel, and what activities are carried on in the buildings located in the gardens, including the shrine.

Included
  • Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Akko and back. Valid until the last train of the booked day
  • Public Transportation in Akko and Haifa
  • Combined Ticket Old City Akko - including the Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls), the Templars’ Tunnel, the Turkish Bath, the Okashi Museum, & the Treasures in the Walls Museum and some of the museums provide a free audio guide
  • Old Akko market tasting card - taste four unique dishes in the Old Akko Market
  • Walk-in Guided Group Tour - tour of the Baha’i Gardens with a local guide
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to the Tel-Aviv Savidor train station
Meeting Point
Tel-Aviv Savidor train station to exchange your voucher for your travel itinerary packet
Additional Info
The Akko Visitor Center reception desk is where you collect your Museum Combination Ticket.
Open from 8:30am - 18:30pm (Summer from 1.4) 08:30 am – 17:00 pm (Winter from 1.11)

The Akko Museum Pass grants access to 5 of Akko’s most interesting historical museums:

The Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
8:30am – 19:00pm
Free audio guide
As part of the service, individuals are provided with an audio guide in their language of choice. (Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.) Each visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
45-60 minutes

Turkish Bath
9:00am – 19:30pm
Free audio guide
As part of the service, individuals are provided with an audio guide in their language of choice. (Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.) Each visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
25 minutes

Templars’ Tunnel
9:30am – 19:30pm
10-25 minutes

Okashi Art Museum
9:30am – 19:00pm
Featuring rotating exhibitions of Israeli art alongside a permanent exhibit of the works of the late artist, Avshalom Okashi (1916-1980)

Treasures in the Walls
10:00am – 17:00 PM
The hundreds of items displayed in the museum enable its visitors to get acquainted with the traditional craftsmen who worked in the markets, the spectacular furniture of the city’s well-to-do and the fabric of life in a city that was a unique meeting place of art and religion.

Suggestions for other places to visit:

Ramchal Synagogue
9:30am – 18:00pm
Free entrance
The Ramchal Synagogue named after the Rabbi, known as the Ramchal who lived in Acre from 1743 to 1747.

El-Jazzar Mosque
Opening hours change according to prayer times
10 NIS entrance fee
This is Israel’s largest mosque outside of Jerusalem and the largest one among the mosques built in Israel during the Turkish period.

The Underground Prisoners Museum
8:30am – 16:30pm
Free entrance
During the British Mandate, the citadel served as the main prison for the north of Israel.

TRAIN STATION SECURITY CHECKS
Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.

Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate in accordance with Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.

Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties or health problems.

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways and Old Akko & Nazareth Development Company Ltd.