Haifa Travel

Haifa, Israel’s “Capital of the North” and its third largest city, is situated on the Mediterranean coast at the foot of Mount Carmel. Few places in the world incorporate all that Haifa has to offer: stunning natural beauty, hanging gardens, beaches and forested hills, yet within easy reach of many places of interest. Haifa travel vacations can include tours to Tel Aviv and the Sea of Galilee, Caesarea, Acre and Nazareth, all less than an hour’s drive away.

 

Haifa travel is a real joy to experience. There are some wonderful viewpoints which take in the breathtaking scenery around this 5,000 year old city. By day, the hilly topography and coastal scenery is lovely, but after dark the sparkling city lights takes on a new perspective. Your Haifa travel experience is sure to include memorable restaurants, nightclubs, cafés and discotheques. Music concerts and shows, folkdance evenings and theater may take place indoors, or in lovely outdoor settings beneath the starry sky.

 

A perfect vacation in Haifa should include daytime tours and activities, lovely beaches, fascinating museums, charming neighborhoods and the sacred sites of five major faiths – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’i and Druze.

 

Visits to the sandy beaches are a perfect way to relax during your Haifa vacation. The 6km of sand has some pristine quieter areas and some supervised sections where windsurfing is a popular activity. Dado Beach has a true Mediterranean atmosphere with al fresco dining on the promenade. Bat Galim Beach offers a pleasant waterfront and Haifa travel can reach new heights with the cable car trip to the Stella Maris monastery on top of Mount Carmel.

 

Haifa offers the ultimate shopping experiences with some of Israel’s most sophisticated malls. The residential Hadar area has antique shops and second-hand shops amidst a delightful neighborhood. Keen shoppers must head for the Grand Canion, the largest shopping center, and should visit the Castra if only to see the record-breaking ceramic tile wall decoration depicting the oldest story of all – Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, a fitting analogy to Haifa itself.

 

Speaking of gardens, one of the highlights of your travel to Haifa will be a visit to the hanging gardens, known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Surrounding the Baha’i Shrine of the Bab, the terraced slopes of Mount Carmel have been developed into eighteen terraced gardens in a truly breathtaking display. Free to tour, these landscaped gardens cost 250 million dollars and truly enhance the natural beauty of this stunning area. No Haifa travel would be complete without a stroll around the German Colony below, with its 19th century homes along the beautiful Ben Gurion Boulevard.