08:00 Pick up from the hotel/ship.
Drive north along the Sharon Coast , we continue eastward passing the city of Hadera, stop at Kibbutz Ein Shemer for a unique kibbutz experience, taking you back in time to the early pioneering days of the kibbutz until the present, be part of daily kibbutz life, see – feel – smell and taste the different aspects of the kibbutz.
Proceed further east taking the ancient Via Maris route along the Iron Wadi, passing some Arab villages on our way to Megiddo. Visit this important Biblical site where archaeologists have unearthed an incredible 25 layers of settlements built one on top of each other, covering a period of 35 centuries.
The city is referred to in the New Testament as Armageddon, a name St. John derived from the Hebrew for Mount Megiddo, Har Megiddo. According to the Book of Revelation, this is where the last great battle will be fought when the forces of good will triumph over evil. See the ruins and walk through the 9th century BCE water tunnel.
Continue north to Mt.Carmel overlooking the Jezreel Valley, enjoy a scenic drive and the panoramic view of the valley and the Lower Galilee, view of the Carmelite monastery overlooking the valley, stop at the local Druse villages for a visit, learn about the Druse religion and tradition.
Travel along the Carmel Coast to Caesarea, visit the Roman theater, see the recent archaeological excavations with the Marine Palace, the Hippodrome, the Bath House, visit the Crusader city, view the ancient port, the Byzantine street and the Aqueduct.
Return to hotel/ship.