Haifa Tours

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Tour Haifa

Haifa has so much to offer and there is no better way to get around than a Haifa tour. There are historical Haifa tours, Haifa neighborhood tours, Haifa museum tours, Haifa art tours, Haifa university tours, and more.

Haifa Tours: The Baha’i Gardens

The Baha’i Gardens (Photo: Deror Avi, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Haifa Walking Tours

For a panoramic tour of Haifa, walk along the Louis Promenade, where you can see an extensive view of the Baha’i Gardens, Haifa Bay, Mifratz Haifa, Galilee Mountains, Harei Hagalil, Acre, Akko, Rosh Hanikra and sometimes even Mount Hermon. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera. The Promenade’s route will take you across the top of the Carmel, close to the Carmel Center through the middle of Yefe Nof Street between the Dan Panorama and the Dan Carmel Hotels. You can reach the Louis Promenade by buses: 23, 28, 30, 31 and 37.

The Route of 1,000 Steps is a series of four different walking itineraries outlined on a map distributed by the Haifa Tourist Board. It begins at the top of the Carmel and ends at the sea. The walk goes down 1,000 steps through historical neighborhoods and to places off the beaten track. The four routes are marked by color-coded steps. The branch to the German Colony is in (A) yellow; the red branch (B) goes to Wadi Nisnas; the branch to Kikar Paris is in (C) blue; the branch to El Pasha is in (D) green. Maps can be obtained for free from the Haifa Tourist Board, 48 Ben Gurion Ave., German Colony, Haifa 35663. You can also request a map by email: info@tour-haifa.co.il or call (04) 853-5606.

Haifa nature wallking tours are marked by the Nature and National Parks Protection Authority: The Ezov Stream route, the Siach Stream route and the Lotem Stream route. They recommend you use a topographical map for these hikes. For further information call: (04) 855-3860.

Haifa’s Carmelit Subway

Haifa’s Carmelit Subway (Photo: Tanuki Warrior, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Haifa Transportation

Haifa has an excellent Egged bus system that can take you to most places at affordable prices. Taxis are also available but are expensive. For further information call (03) 694-8888 or *2800.

Haifa has a small subway called the Carmelit, which is the fastest way to go up and down the Carmel. The subway goes from Gan Ha’Em in the Central Carmel to Paris Square, making stops along the way at Golomb,  Hanevi’im Street (to go to the Haifa Museum, the Science Museum and the Art Museum), Solel Boneh for Hanevi’im Tower, and Paris Square to access downtown Haifa. For further information call (04) 837-6861.

Haifa also has a cable car, Yotveta B’Ir that travels from Stela Maris to the western side of the Bat Galim Beach. This is a treat not to be missed. The view from Stela Maris and as you travel in the air to the beach is one of the most beautiful in Israel. For more information call: (04) 833-5970.

Haifa Boat Trips

There is a lovely Carmelit Boat Trip you can take around the Haifa Bay on a double-decker boat that departs from the Kishon Fishing Marina, Ma’agan Hadayag. The boat can hold up to 220 passengers. Bus No. 58 goes to the Kishon Marina and there is also free parking. Advance registration is required. Call: (04) 841-8765/6. 

Haifa Horseback Riding, Jeep and Bicycle Tours

Haifa’s Chavayat Harochvim at Beit Oren offers horseback riding trips, jeep tours, bicycling trips and more. The trips explore Mount Carmel, Jezreel Valley, and the lower Galilee. After the tour you can enjoy a meal at their Cat Ballou Steak House, which is certified kosher by the Rabbinate Hof HaCarmel. You can eat a grilled steak or order a vegetarian meal and enjoy “country” music. This restaurant is in the décor of the “Wild West” and the waiters dress like cowboys. Buses 24, 30, 37, 46, 141,143 go there. For further information call: (04) 824-8474. 

Haifa Tours: Did You Know?

Horseback is a great option for people who want to go exploring in the region, taking you to places where no wheeled vehicle can reach, including bicycles.

 

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