Israel’s Mediterranean coastline is dotted with interesting hotspots, and on this day trip from Tel Aviv you’ll be guided through these highlights with a local expert. You’ll travel north from the city, stopping first by the port town of Caesarea where there is a Roman amphitheatre, hippodrome and aqueduct alongside other ruins from the Byzantine and Crusader periods. Venturing further north you’ll also visit Haifa, where there are the magnificent Bahai Gardens – from the top the stunning gardens stretch downwards from your feet and you can see the sea in the distance.
You’ll have lunch with a Druze family, giving you an opportunity to discover the unique ways of this religious group from a personal perspective, as well as sampling some of their cuisine. Finally, the old city of Akko awaits as your last stop, where the waves of the Mediterranean Sea crash against its walls. Marvel at the fortresses and strongholds that have survived for centuries and bear the marks of many nations that conquered the city, and explore the subterranean city and bazaars.