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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2016
about Shabat transportation to Acre  (6 Answers)

i want go to Acre in shabat day,please tell me which way I can choose,thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2016
Best car rental agency at Ben Gurion Airport  (5 Answers)

Also what's the best kind of car to drive around Israel?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2015
Haifa - advice for the best itinerary in 6 - 8 hrs visit  (2 Answers)

We'll be arriving to Haifa by a cruise ship on Thursday morning and have approx. 6-8 hours exploring the great city. Need advice how do we getting around by starting from the cruise port to visit Haifa that must including Bahai Gardens, German Colony, Elijah's cave and the Monastery, the beaches and the Carmel Center.
We like to use the Carmelit Subway and the Cable car and some of the Metro Bus without hiring a Cab?
Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2015
is it better to go to tiberius from ashdod by bus or train?  (9 Answers)

is it better to go to tiberius from ashdod by bus or train?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2015
Public Transport to Nesher Park from Central Haifa  (6 Answers)

How can I get from the center of Haifa to Nesher Park? I understand it is not easy. If I need to get a cab where is the furthest I can travel by public transport to keep the costs down. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2015
Best way to get from Jerusalem to Haifa  (6 Answers)

What mode of transportation would you suggest between Jerusalem and Haifa? Someone suggested train to Tel Aviv and then bus to Haifa. Someone else said you could take a bus all the way from Jerusalem and it only took 2 hours. (In which case why go thru Tel Aviv?) I have also seen that, though the train route is slow, it is very scenic. (More scenic than the bus route?)

Any help in sorting this out would be appreciated. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2014
Festival in Haifa

Does anyone know about an open street festival happening this evening in downtown Haifa?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2014
which train station nearest Stella Maris?  (1 Answer)

We are taking the train from Petach Tikvah to Haifa. We want to take the cable car up to the top. Is that where Stella Maris is? 1. At which train station should we get off? 2. Is there a bus from Stella Maris to the Bahai gardens?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2014
security for holy places  (1 Answer)

Is it safe for bahai gardens during the conflict with terrorist Hamas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2014
a day in Haifa  (2 Answers)

how to get from the railway station Bat Galim to the top of Mt. Carmel to admire the view of Bahai gardens by metro?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2014
Shish kebab in Haifa

Which restaurant in Haifa serves a good shish kebab?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2014
Massage and Spa services in Haifa  (1 Answer)

Hey there, does anyone know what are some good SPA salons in Haifa that provide massage and body wraps or manis/pedis and massage services? I want to buy gift certificate for my relatives there but not sure where to find recommendations for affordable and nice places.

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2013
Can anyone recomend a car service to go from Haifa to Jerusalem and back?  (2 Answers)

I will be in Haifa, Isreal for 2 days.  I would like to hire a car and driver to take me and 4 others from Haifa to Jerusalem and back for the day.  Can anyone recommend a company or person to do this?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2013
3 Hour tour of Haifa guide  (2 Answers)

We are looking for a tour guide for the 1st Nov for 4 persons. We are on a cruise, and need the tour from 8am to 11am, as the ship leaves at 1pm.
We are staying overnight at the Gernman colony, so pick up will be at the hotel there and drop off at the ship

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2013
what to do in Haifa  (5 Answers)

I try to make an itinerary for Haifa, we'll be there in the morning probably by bus but in which order should we see things?
is there a specific bus stop to be near the must see attractions?
going through VT pages it seems we have to start with Bahai Gardens, but as there are 3 different levels what should we do to save some energy and be near other attractions?

other attractions on our list are:
Carmelite monastery of Stella Maris, how can we go there?
Germany Colony
any spot with panoramic view?

finally, will we have time for a sidetrip to Acre (Akko) or should we leave this for another day?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2013
Great things to visit  (7 Answers)

What are the best sites to visit in this area, and is it worth five hours on a bus to visit Jerusalem for the day?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2012
Port of Haifa  (2 Answers)

when arriving by cruise ship, where can you meet someone who is picking you up

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2012
Tour Plan Israel  (3 Answers)

My husband and I will be in Haifa on Nov. 15, 2012 arriving on a cruise ship. We'll be there for around 12 hrs so we need to maximize our time while there, we will be in Ashdod the next day and will be joining a group from our cruise on a tour to Jerusalem/Dead Sea with Group Tours Israel (GTI). They set a tour for Haifa but we just didnt love it so looked for something different.
I found a tour through TourPlanIsrael thar sounds great. Goes to Caesarea, Acre and some other stuff, it sounds great. The problem is I cant find any reviews or info on them, is there anyone who has used them or that lives there that could let me know if i can trust them?
The reason I'm worried is we were on a cruise in 2009 that went to Alexandria, Egypt. Same situation, we only had fom 7 am til 10 pm. Weeks in advance i set up a tour with Best way travel, got confirmation, all was good. We stopped in rhodes a couple of days before, i checked my email at an internet cafe and they said they needed confirmation, i said yes u have to pick us up, i checked from turkey next day no response. Of course they didnt show up to port, had to hire taxi, just spoiled the day. This is main reason were going back, we stop in port said and alexandria the next two days, have an overnight tourthrough ramses. When i contacted them after we got home, she said they require a confirmation before tour, i told her i was in middle of ocean couldnt read mails, i did reply from 3different ports and i had a confirmation email/number.
I' m sorry this is so long but I just wanted yall to see why its important for me to have some type of review. I know its not fool proof but at least its something. Thanks, Marilyn

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2012
haifa to Zichron Yaakov  (2 Answers)


whats the best way to get from Haifa to Zichron Yaakov (wine Street)
Apart from wine street, what else is there to do?
Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2012
Haifa from MSC cruise ship for 30 hours  (10 Answers)

Hi All
We are coming to Haifa on a cruise ship and will have one and half days to stay there. Its Sunday 6th August to Monday around 12.30.
I would like someone to plan my whole time there and very local places to visit. In evening I would like to go to bar/s pub/s and maybe an Indian restaurant.I prefer local transport as I am well travelled. Is there any international shows in town at that time? All suggestions will be appreciated and I look forward to your replies and as always thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2012
Help! Only day in Israel is a Saturday!  (4 Answers)

We are coming in on a cruise on a Saturday. We will be there all day and leave the next day mid-day. We have four adults and three small children (ages 1-5) and would like to do a self-guided tour of as much of Israel as possible, most likely staying overnight Saturday night. All the rental car
companies seem to be closed on Saturday (Sabbath) an almost all the tours are booked. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2012
Haifa Openbaar vervoer  (1 Answer)

Wij zijn binnenkort twee dagen in Haifa.
Kan iemand aangeven welke bussen vanuit de haven naar de diverse bezienswaardigheden en winkelcentra in Haifa gaan of is het verstandiger per taxi te gaan.
Wij zouden willen zien; de grot van Elia, de graftombe van Bab, het karmalietenklooster Stella Maris, de Souk in Wadi Nismas, maar ook het Atlit Camp.
Ook zou ik willen weten welk winkelcentrum echt de moeite waard is omdat het zo bijzonder is.
Als laatste zou ik willen weten op welke manier wij van de haven naar de Druzendorpen Usfiyah en Daliat el Karmel kunnen komen.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2011
Haifa to Jerusalem by Bus  (16 Answers)

My wife and I stop in Haifa over night on a cruise (MSC Magnifica). We are scheduled to get there at 1400 on Feb 21 and leave at 2000 on Feb 22. Since the excursions offered by the cruise did not allow much time in Jerusalem (5 hours), we have decided to get there on our own, spend the night, and then return to the ship the next day. After having considered traveling to Jerusalem by several methods (car rental, train, bus), we have determined that the bus is likely our best option. We THINK we have found the bus route we need to take, but we are having a difficult time finding some more information about the journey:

1) What is the best bus stop to use from the Haifa port? The Egged website has a stop called "Ha-Ir ha-Takhtit, Port." Is this the bus stop nearest to where we will emerge from the port? How do we find the stop?

2) We have attempted to find information about the reliability of the Egged bus schedule, but have had no success. As you can imagine, we will need to be certain to plan sufficient time on our return journey to ensure that our cruise ship does not leave without us. The bus schedule allows us to leave Jerusalem at 1630 and arrive in Haifa at 1845. Since our return trip will be during the evening rush hour, this itinerary leaves us a cushion of 1 hour 45 minutes for the bus to get through any delays that might be encountered. Is this reasonable? Are the buses usually relatively true to the schedule?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can lend!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2011
hi on a cruise docking in haifa 7th november  (4 Answers)

hi can i walk to many things from the port of haifa[not easy with m,s lol]and anyone there like to meet up? also in ashod the day before

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2011
haifa info  (6 Answers)

I want to visit the Baha'i Gardens when my cruise ship docks for the day. In what currency will I pay the taxi driver and the entrance fee?
Thanks for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2010
Tour Group in Haifa/northern Isreal

Will be in Haifa December 18th through 24th--what are the possibility of english speaking one-two day tours to Roman, Christiain, Moslem and Jewish sites. Do you know of any tour operators?
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2010
Organised day tours to Galilee, Golan area or Nazareth, starting from Haifa  (5 Answers)

Dear travellers,

I will spend 6 days in Haifa from 10-15 October 2010 for a scientific conference and have got 3 days off for sightseeing (One of these days I will go to Jerusalem by an organised tour, 1 day I will dedicate to a visit of Haifa).

On another day I want to visit parts of the North of Israel, e.g. the region Galilee (to enjoy the green landscape), or the Sea of Galilee (to visit Kapharnaum and other sites mentioned the Bible), the Golan region (?) and/or Nazareth.
Please, can you tell me any tour organiser who will start from Haifa (either any city square or even from the main hotels; as we stay at Nof Hotel) for a guided one-day tour into one or more of the mentioned areas.
I would greatly appreciate your soon recommendations.
Many thanks in advance for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2010
Louis Promenade  (2 Answers)

I was very touched when I realized that May and Paul Goldschmidt did this in memory of their son. It is garland on the brow of Carmel, is there anyway that the cleanup and maintenance could be done more regularly. It seems such a shame that people abuse this beautiful space. Is there anywhere that I could find out more about Louis Ariel their son? I know there is also a zoo named in his honour I will definitely see it on my next visit to your beautiful friendly city, a Jewel at the eastern terminus of the Mediterranean.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2010
Renting a car in Haifa on a Saturday  (1 Answer)

Hello Forum Visitors:

Would anyone know where to rent a car in Haifa on a Saturday morning? All the major agencies seem to be closed for Shabbat. We're arriving by ship around 10:00AM and would like to rent a car to visit the country for the next two days.
Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2010
Jerusalem to Carmel Spa  (1 Answer)

I am coming to the carmel spa from Jerusalem on sunday or monday may 9, or 10. I have done some research and i think the best bet is to take the 940 bus from jerusalem cbs to the haifa khof hakarmel cbs. my question is what to do AFTER this step to get to the spa? is there a bus to take? or is it close enough to take a cab?

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