210. Haifa, Israel

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Why

If you want to visit an impeccable garden, then this is the place as its the home of the Bahá’í Gardens.

Haifa, Israel - Bahai Gardens

Haifa, Israel – Bahai Gardens

Where

Haifa, Israel is a coastal town located in the northern part of Israel, just north of Nazareth.

How To Get Here

Bus

There is bus service (Egged and NTT) and from Tel Aviv to Haifa. You can take a bus from the airport to the bus station in Tel Aviv. There is also train service to Tel Aviv. The same companies provide service from other cities in Israel such as Jerusalem.

By Cruise Ship

There are cruises to Haifa on the following lines: Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Oceania CruisesPrincess Cruises, Royal Caribbean,

Plane

The closest international airport is Ben Gurion International in Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). Then you can take the train to Haifa. The following airlines serve the airport:

Adria Airways (JP), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aeroflot (SU), AirBaltic (BT), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air Serbia (JU), Air Sinai (4D), Air Transat (TS), Alitalia (AZ), Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), brussels airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cobalt (CO), Croatia Airlines (OU), Delta Air Lines (DL), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Georgian Airways (A9), Germania (ST), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), Israir Airlines (6H), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Ryanair (FR), Smart Wings (QS), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Tandem Aero (TQ), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Ural Airlines (U6), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vueling (VY), Wizz Air (W6) and XL Airways France (SE).

Ride Sharing

Download the Waze Rider App for ridesharing options.

Ferry

There is ferry service from Akko to Haifa.

Train

There is train service to Haifa on Israel Rail. You can also find information from the Tourist Department.

Car

If you are already in the country, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

I stayed at the Dan Carmel Haifa Hotel which is on the top of hill overlooking the city; pretty amazing views from there. There are plenty other places as well.

Haifa, Israel - Dan Carmel Haifa Hotel

Haifa, Israel – Dan Carmel Haifa Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Check out Airbnb deals here.

Where To Eat

There are many places to eat including taking a walking Food Tour like I did with Haifa Street Food Tours. This was arranged by the Israel Tourism Board of whom I was a guest.

Haifa, Israel - Haifa Street Food Tour

Haifa, Israel – Haifa Street Food Tour

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

The main attraction here is the Bahá’í Gardens. They are simply amazing. There’s also a winery worth seeing as we well as a nearby Kibbutz. Plus the Food Tour by Haifa Street Food Tours by Jessica. Haifa also has an Arab area which is great to visit to see how people live and eat.

Haifa, Israel - Bahai Gardens

Haifa, Israel – Bahá’í Gardens

 

Haifa, Israel - Haifa Arab Village

Haifa, Israel – Haifa Arab Village

==>> Here’s some additional information on Haifa from Lonely Planet.

==>> Here’s a list of things to do from Trip Advisor

==>> You may also check Viator for additional things to do.

Additional Information

Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, English

Currency: Israeli Shekels (ILS)

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Haifa, Israel - Bahai Gardens

Haifa, Israel – Bahá’í Gardens

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