After breakfast travel north along the blue Mediterranean to Caesarea
, an ancient Mediterranean city halfway between Tel Aviv
, containing many ruins most of which date from the Crusader period. Prominent among these are the Hippodrome, the Crusader City, and the Roman amphitheatre.
Walk through the Roman Colosseum, visit the Crusader city, and see a 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct. Continue north to the summit of Mt. Carmel, where you will learn of Elijah’s experience with the prophets of Baal. Drive to Rosh Hanikra. The waves lapping at the foot of the cliff have carved labyrinthine grottos out of the white cliffs which jut into the sea, called the Ladders of Tyre. A cable car will take you from the top of the cliffs to the fascinating grottos below. Next we travel inland toward the region of Galilee, driving past Peki’in an Arab Village with a few Jewish families who claim to have lived there continuously for 2000 years.-stopping at Mt. Meron, 4000 feet above sea level and the highest summit in Galilee.
After climbing the steep path to the ruins of an ancient synagogue you will descend to the dark cave where Israel’s most famous Rabbi Hillel the Elder is buried. From there you will climb for two miles on a steep rocky path to the “Throne of Messiah” where ancient Jews believed the Messiah would appear and Elijah, his forerunner would blow his trumpet to herald the deliverance of Israel. You will finish the exciting day by driving down the steep descent and drive north to the Naftali Mountains to a Kibbutz, for dinner and overnight.