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Visit the Stella Maris Monastery at Mount Carmel

A detailed description of the tour: we will be touring the monastery of the Carmelite order on the top of Mount Carmel in the city of Haifa, Israel. The current structure is the biggest monastery in Israel and was constructed in 1826 and was open for service in 1853, In the tour, we will learn about the unique and distinctive order of the Carmelites who arrived at the Holy Land during the third crusade in 1192.

From Haifa
Online Experience
1 Hour
Middle East
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the Carmelite Monastery in Haifa
  • Learn about the distinctive order of the monks who have lived here for over 800 years
  • Enjoy one of the best urban viewpoints of Haifa and the Galilee Mountains
Description

In this Online Experience, we will visit the Monastery of the Carmelite order on the slopes of the sacred Mount Carmel in the city of 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. On this tour, 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' that was built on top of 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 has to offer, and gaze out at the modern city of Haifa and the Galilee Mountains. We will talk about the 'Phiramide' tombstone that commemorates Napoleon's soldiers who were massacred on the side by the Turks during Napoleon Bonaparte military campaign in the Holy Land in 1799 before we say our goodbyes.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 50 USD for a group of 2 OR as a private session for 120 USD up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Asaf Shaked

Shalom! I was born and raised in the sunny northern Israeli city of Haifa, a city of peace and tolerance situated between the lavish green Carmel Mountain and the blue Mediterranean Sea. I have been working as a guide for the past 20 years worldwide and in the Holy Land of Israel. I would be happy to take you on a unique tour to the top of Mount Carmel, a magical place of faith, tranquillity, landscape and rich history for thousands of years.

From USD 50 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.