Departing from Tel Aviv mid-morning, you'll travel northward along the coast as the Mediterranean Sea shimmers in the sunlight to the west. At Caesarea National Park, the ruins of an ancient Roman harbor city await you. Caesarea was one of the most significant Roman cities outside of Rome during the time of Herod the Great, with its remaining ruins displaying a Hippodrome, aqueduct, palaces, and houses.Next, you'll reach the Arab fishing village of Jisr az-Zarqa, situated on a beautiful northern coastal stretch. A local tour guide will take you around the town to reveal what authentic village life and culture entail in the village.The day continues at Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael where you'll learn about the communal community from a local member. As one of the key segments of early Zionist communities in Israel, Kibbutzim are collective communities based upon a socialist philosophy, providing a lifetime membership for their residents.After a delicious buffet in the communal dining hall, you’ll experience firsthand the welcoming culture and history of the Kibbutz movement with an in-depth tour, including observing its extensive fish pools which provide a key source of income.As one of the last remaining truly communal Kibbutzim in Israel, a tour of Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael is a fascinating and unique experience immersing you in one of history’s most influential community structures.Following the tour, you'll go back to Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv in the late afternoon.
Explore the ancient city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great. See the Roman Amphitheater, bathhouse, port and Archaeological Park. Get a guided tour of the Arab fishing village Jisr az-Zarqa on the Mediterranean coast. Tour Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, founded by the Hebrew Scouts in the summer of 1949. Converse with and learn from Jisr az-Zarqa and kibbutz locals
Upon arrival, please enter the lobby of Abraham Tel Aviv (Abraham Hostel).