Day tour to Acre and Keshet Cave - Upper western Galilee   8.7.2017

We will leave the Weizmann Institute at 09:30 and head North to Acre, The capital of the north for many centuries.

After an early lunch break, we will visit the famous Halls of the knights, walk the authentic small market, see sites built during the Turkish period and walk the hidden tunnel dug by the crusaders and discovered by chance in the late 90's.

From Acre we will continue north to Keshet (Arch) Cave, arriving around 15:00. Known as the most beautiful view in Israel, it is the highest point in the Western Galilee, with a vista that extends from the sparkling Mediterranean Sea to Akko, Haifa, Nahariya, the entire Galilee, and well into Lebanon. Once a real cave, the ceiling of the cave eroded away millennia in the past, leaving only an arch which gives the site its name.

We will rappel from the Arch (optional), enjoying the scenery. The drop to the floor of the cave is between 40 and 50 meters (130-165 feet) and from the bottom we will climb a winding trail back up to a parking area.

We will next head to Ein Hud, to have dinner in “Habait Be’ Ein Hud” restaurant that specializes in authentic home-style Arabic food.

We will aim to reach the Weizmann Institute ~ 21:30.


  • Ofer Aharony
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Micha Berkooz
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Zohar Komargodski
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Shimon Yankielowicz
    Tel-Aviv University