A tour of Haifa free of parking problems, traffic jams and road problems
This is how you should plan, easily and conveniently, your Haifa tour without missing the many and diversified attractions the city offers its residents and visitors.
Gan Ha’em Station
Carmel Center is considered one of the city’s major entertainment zones. Many hotels are located in this area, enabling you easy access to the multiple attractions nearby. Alongside many cafes, restaurants and shops in this area, any tour of Haifa will not be complete without a visit to the Louis Promenade, overlooking the spectacular view of the city of Haifa. Also the Municipal Zoo attracts many visitors, both children and adults. In Carmel Center are also located several museums among them Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, the Mane Katz Museum and others.
A tour of Haifa without a visit to the Bahá’í Gardens is not a complete tour. The Bahá’í Gardens constitute a significant tourist attraction and extend form the Carmel crest to the German Colony downtown. Therefore, you may integrate your visit to the gardens from various Carmelit stations during your tour. If you wish to join one of the guided tours you may do so from the upper entrance to the gardens, located within a walking distance from Gan Ha’em Station.
Bnai Zion Station
This station serves many of the city residents and visitors who come to the Rothschild (Bnai Zion) Hospital, located adjacent to this station. Furthermore, this station is located nearby Spinoza Stairs, which constitute part of the city’s thousand stairs track. The track begins at the top of Mount Carmel, however for those who are in the area or simply wish to make a short cut, it is possible to begin the track from this station and descend directly to the alleys of Wadi Nisnas
Massada Street, called “The Sheinkin Street of Haifa” is suitable for youngsters and those young at heart, who want to share the special atmosphere the street offers. On this street there are many cafes, galleries and unique stores attracting many visitors. Furthermore, anyone interested in combining the National Museum of Science, MadaTech, in the course of his or her Haifa tour is invited to get off the Carmelit at this station.
A visit to the Haifa Museum will cast some historic light on the city, giving you a different perspective during your Haifa tour. From this station you may also reach Wadi Nisnas, which offers a stroll filled with scents and tastes in the colorful neighborhood market. In addition, this station is located within a walking distance from the German Colony. The station is located in the heart of Hadar Neighborhood and gives you the opportunity to walk through the streets humming with people during the day, attracting much population due to the many stores located there.
The City Hall and Garden of Independence are located close to this station. The garden constitutes a magnificent panoramic observation point overlooking Haifa Port and Haifa Bay. The Mediterranean blue waters, the green Galilee Mountains and on clear days even the white peak of Mount Hermon.
Paris Square (Kikar Paris)
The Carmelit last station will bring you closer toward the Israel Railway Museum, Faisal Square, the Port Campus, pubs, restaurants and cafes. A short walk will lead you to the German Colony, which also constitutes a central attraction including many cafes and restaurants as well as the City Center Mall. Paris Square Station is located within a walking distance from Haifa’s central train station “HaShmona”, so if you arrive in the city by train you may easily begin your tour from the opposite direction and proceed uphill.
All this included in one ticket
In order to materialize our offer for the tour route in Haifa, built according to the Carmelit stations, you may purchase a Daily Ticket for the Carmelit, allowing you free entrance to the Carmelit throughout the day. It is possible, of course, to add many diversified activities, according to any person’s fields of interest, matching your time frame. You may purchase combined riding tickets for the Carmelit and Egged (Public bus transportation), and plan your tour in the easiest and most convenient manner, without any road complications or unnecessary road hazards, without any parking problems and most of all traffic jams. This way you take full advantage of your time for touring Haifa, and the various multiple attractions it offers.