Zichron Yaacov Tours

Zichron Yaacov has many attractions to offer tourists. Within the town itself, local Zichron Yaacov tour guides can take visitors around the sites of this historic city and early moshav. Founded in 1882, the city has retained its charming cobbled streets, original red tiled moshava houses and small friendly businesses. Browse the art galleries, sit at outdoor cafés and watch the world go by, or visit local studios of skilled craftsmen. Amidst the smart new buildings, the displays of antique agricultural implements make a telling reminder of the hard work that went into establishing this community, helped greatly by Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Two of the original moshava buildings are now used to house museums. Visiting with a local guide is the best way to appreciate the unique local history of the city. Zichron Yaacov tours are sure to include the Beit Aaronson Museum in a tour of the city. It tells the history of the pre-state NILI underground resistance organizations, particularly during World War I, and the brave activities of the Aaronsohn family in this very same house. The Museum of the First Aliya tells the story of the first wave of immigrants coming to make their homes in Israel.

Wine was the local business of the early settlers, and the Carmel wineries are still a major industry in the area today. Zichron Yaacov tours take visitors to the vineyards where knowledgeable guides explain the process of wine making. The visit ends with a wine tasting.

Other delights to visit on Zichron Yaacov tours are the beautiful Ramat ha-Nadiv Gardens which surround the tombs of Baron Rothschild and his wife in their final resting place. Opposite the gardens, visitors can enjoy the nature reserve which has stunning views of the Mediterranean coast.

Tours to Zichron Yaacov take advantage of the city’s position at the foot of the Carmel Mountains to show visitors the area’s impressive natural beauty. A visit to a Bedouin farm is one of the most popular Zichron Yaacov tours and includes camel rides for the children. Further south, the Shuni Fortress can be seen, standing guard since Roman times.