Posts Tagged "Haifa"

Haifa, Israel

On April 9, 2016, we docked in Haifa in Israel, where we took a tour to the city of Acre, which was on the other side of the bay from Haifa. Our first stop on the tour was the Stella Maris Carmelite, which was built in the 19th century and was built over the prophet Elijah’s Cave. We then climbed up Mt Carmel to view the Baha’i Garden, from the top terrace. From Mt. Carmel, we traveled over to Acre, one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. Once in Acre, we viewed the Hospitaller Fortress, a restored  12th century Crusader Castle. We then left the fortress and...

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Caesarea, Israel

We arrived in Haifa, Israel, on April 6, 2015 and docked in the horseshoe shaped bay in the shadows of Mount Carmel. We traveled 28 miles to the ancient city of Caesarea, but first we went to the top of Mount Carmel for a view of the harbor and the Baha’i hanging gardens. Our next stop was just outside of Caesarea to see the Roman aqueduct, which supplied the water to the town. Caesarea was built by Herod the Great and dedicated to Caesar Augustus more than 2,000 years ago. We started at the  Roman Amphitheater and walked to the walled crusader city. After leaving the amphitheater we...

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