Welcome to the Haifa cruise port guide. There is a famous saying that goes: “In Tel Aviv they dance, in Jerusalem they pray, but in Haifa we work.” Haifa is the 3rd largest city in Israel with 300.000 inhabitants. It is the centre of international trade and operates the most important port of the country. The city of Haifa is not the best destination in Israel although the Baha’i Gardens are absolutely magnificent. We do, however, recommend you to go a little further afield and visit the amazing places like Acre, Nazareth, Yardenit or Caesarea. Find out how to get there in the Haifa cruise port guide underneath.
Cruise ships dock at the Haifa cruise terminal. From here it is an easy walk into the city center. Check out our full Haifa cruise port guide for all the information on this dock.
If you decide to stay in the town of Haifa you have to visit the The Bahá’í Gardens. These gardens, also known as the hanging gardens, are formed on the hills of Haifa. Members of the Bahai faith have established their shrine and world centre in the gardens. Take a few hours to explore the gardens and it’s 19 terraces.
Visit Acre from Haifa cruise port. This historic walled city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It dates back to 1504 BC (time of Pharaoh Thutmose III. There are lost of actions to visit in Acre like the the many historic walls and fortifications, Ahmed El-Jazzar Mosque, the old citadel and the underground Crusader city.
Visit Nazareth from Haifa cruise port. Nazareth’s most famous site is the Church of Annunciation. It was build on the location where angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to the virgin Mary. This is why Nazareth is considered the cradle of Christianity.
Any fan of history has to take a guided tour through Caesarea. This town was build by Herod the Great, served as administrative centre of the province for the Roman Empire and would serve as capital of Byzantine Palestine. It was the most powerful trading post of the eastern Mediterranean.