We offer a variety of possibilities for planning special and unique fun days, integrating a visit to the grottoes together with additional experiences!
Come and ride on a small tourist train along the sea promenade, or sail on a fast boat or jump on the banana and arrive at the Achziv isles. You can also experience snuba or diving, walk along the sea promenade integrated with a guide of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, or "goof off" at one of the many challenging activities and – ODT (outdoor training) …
At nighttime, we invite you to visit the grottoes with oil lamps, spicing it up with guided tours integrating nature and history.
And for the frosting on the cake: A choice of meals integrated with workshops / a performing artist well into the night…
For additional details please turn to the site's office:
1. The Small Train
You can order the small train ride at Rosh Hanikra for weekdays by calling ahead. The train travels on wheels and goes along course of the original Mandatory Period train, from Rosh Hanikra to Achziv and back.
The train ride is very suitable for pupils of elementary school age as well as for younger children in kindergartens and for family trips. The train ride is accompanied by explanations describing the site's history, flora and fauna along the coast, with an emphasis on the sea turtles that lay their eggs in the area.
For each round trip the small train can accommodate 50 passengers.
Minimum payment: For 50 passengers, for more than 50 people the fare is per passenger.
Please order the small train ride in advance.
2. Oil Lamps at Rosh Hanikra
You can order a tour for the evening and night hours (starting at 20:00), by coordination in advance with the site's office.
The tour is an exciting and enriching experience accompanied with instruction by tour guides of the Parks and Nature Authority. The tour also includes a visit to the dark grottoes with oil lamps.
The guided tour can be enlarged to include a trip by moonlight along the coast up to the turtle site on Batzet Beach.
- Guided tours beyond the normal opening hours of the site is conditional on a minimal number of participants.
- It is possible to have a night tour of the grottoes – without oil lamps – in which case the grottoes are lit up.
3. A Day Visit Integrating a Guided Tour Given by the Parks and Nature Authority, along the Sea Promenade – Fauna, Flora and History
You can also integrate a visit to the grottoes with a guided tour, given by the Parks and Nature Authority, along the sea promenade up to Batzet Beach or up to the monument at Achziv.
The tour of your choice will deal with the Laguna at Achziv / the turtle site / the Night of the Bridges, with emphasis placed on the flora and fauna along the coast and on the history of the place. The guide's explanations are adapted to the target audience and to the amount of time you have available.
4. Water and Sea Activities
It is possible to combine your choice of sea activities together with a visit to the site: Cruising or sailing on boats such as Tornado or Banana, diving, snuba. Additionally, you can spend time at the Rosh Hanikra swimming pool overlooking the amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea.
At the pool there are many shady places – many straw and wooden umbrellas, sunbathing beds, an indoor pool for children and toddlers and new dressing and showering rooms.
5. A visit to Rosh Hanikra and Acre's (Akko) Old City
Tickets integrating a visit to the tourist site at Rosh Hanikra together with a tour of the Old City of Akko are available – the Knights' Halls, the Templers Tunnel, the Okashi Museum, the Turkish Bath (Hamam) at Akko.
The old city of Akko, a historic port city surrounded by a wall, has consistently been settled since the times of the Phoenicians. Evidence from the city of the crusaders between 1104 and 1291, found almost in its entirety both above and below street level, provide us with an exceptionally good picture of the layout of the city at the time when it was the capital city of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
The present-day city is characterized as an Ottoman fort city from the 18th and 19th centuries, with features typical of a stronghold, with mosques, with inns to accommodate caravans in the large courtyards overnight - also known as caravansaries - and with bathhouses…