Arrival to Haifa:
The best way to arrive to Haifa from Ben Gurion airport is by taking a train from the airport station to Hof Hacarmel Station (journey of 1 hour 20 mins). Train timetable
Note however that starting from Friday noon and until Saturday evening (approximately 21:20) there are no trains from the airport to Haifa. The options are: taxi (~120 Euro) or a service taxi (~30 Euro). “Amal” service taxis to Haifa and the surrounding regions depart from the service post in Terminal 3, on Level G, next to Gates 01-03. There are signs directing to the post.
Special rates have been arranged for ISRALOG guests at the Haifa Bay View Hotel:
110$ – single room
140$ – double room
To reserve the rooms at the special rate, email the hotel directly or contact Anna Zamansky (email@example.com).
ISRALOG social dinner will be held on the evening of October 16th at the Haifa Bay View Hotel.
We will arrange buses to pick ISRALOG guests to and from the event from Haifa Bay View Hotel and Villa Carmel Hotel.
Guests not staying at these hotels are also welcome to use the buses, but please let the organizers know in advance.
A guided tour of Haifa will be organized on October 18th. The tour is NOT included in the registration fee.
We will first stop to see the Bahai Gardens stop on Mount Carmel for a breathtaking view of Haifa Bay and the golden dome of Haifa’s Baha’i Shrine. The opening of the Baha’i Gardens surrounding the golden Shrine on May 22, 2001 marks the end of a 10 year, 250 million dollar project, which some say is “The Eighth Wonder of the World”. Colorfully planted in meditating beauty elaborate water fountains, sculptured ornaments, a wide variety of plants and other decorative elements are set in perfect harmony. The 19 majestic terraced gardens cascading down the length of Mount Carmel are an oasis of tranquility.
We will continue driving down to the German Colony, see the reconstructed new neighborhood with its 200 years old houses.
On to Stella Maris, visiting the monastery from 1700’s built over the cave of Elisha.
We will then visit the Druze village (Daliat el Carmel and Osfia) for tasting some local delicacies.