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2-Hour Private Walking Tour Of The Stella Maris Monastery At Mount Carmel



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Religious, History, Walking

  • Duration

    2 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Explore the Stella Maris Monastery or the Monastery of the Carmelite Order situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa and learn about the order of the Carmelites. Visit the Holy Church dedicated to 'Our Humble Lady of the Carmel Mount' where the prophet Elijah was hosted for his stay. Learn about the 'Pyramid' tombstone commemorating Napoleon's soldier. 

  • Learn about the distinctive order of the monks who have lived at the Stella Maris Monastery for over 800 years
  • Marvel at the stunning view of Haifa and the Galilee Mountains
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    • Meet the guide outside the main entrance to the Stella Maris Monastery.
    • On this tour, we will visit the Monastery of the Carmelite order on the slopes of the sacred Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. The current structure was constructed in 1826 and was opened for service in 1853; it is the biggest Monastery in all of Israel and serves as a centre of Carmelite spirituality throughout the world. We will learn about the unique and distinctive order of the Carmelites who arrived at the Holy Land during the third crusade in 1192.
    • We will visit the Holy Church dedicated to 'Our Humble Lady of the Carmel Mount', built atop an ancient cave. According to tradition, the prophet Elijah, who was active in the Carmel at the time of King Ahab (10 century BCE), was hosted in this place.
    • Then cross the road to enjoy one of the best urban viewpoints Israel offers and gaze at the modern city of Haifa and the Galilee Mountains. We will talk about the 'Pyramid' tombstone commemorating Napoleon's soldiers who were massacred on the side by the Turks during Napoleon Bonaparte's military campaign in the Holy Land in 1799 before we say our goodbyes.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

Outside the main entrance to the Stella Maris Monastery

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Elsa

    An awe-inspiring tour of the Stella Maris Monastery

    The walking tour was a remarkable experience that took us through the magnificent halls of the monastery, showcasing the stunning architecture and rich history. Simon's knowledge and passion for the place made the tour unforgettable.

  • J


    Exploring the wonders of the Stella Maris Monastery

    The tour was an excellent opportunity to learn about the monastery's rich history and its unique culture. We explored the prayer rooms, the crypt, and the stunning terrace. Simon was knowledgeable, and the tour was well-organized.

  • J


    Must-visit place

    The tranquility and beauty of this holy place is unmatched. A must-visit for anyone seeking inner peace.

Starting From


USD 180 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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