Haifa: A gateway to many places of intense Biblical interest
Haifa is the largest city in Northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country.
Today, Haifa is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coast line in the Bay of Haifa.
A unique stopover during your Mediterranean cruise vacation, Haifa is the gateway to many places of intense Biblical interest; cruise passengers of all faiths and history enthusiasts alike should note this unique destination on their ‘to-see’ list, as it will truly be a highpoint of your holiday.
Take this opportunity to leave the luxury MSC cruise ship for the day and join us on a memorable package of excursions that incorporate the best deals on all the key sights. First stop, Nazareth, the legendary village where Jesus spent his childhood.
An important centre for Christian pilgrims, Nazareth is home to the original Basilica of the Annunciation, which we will visit. We will travel on to Cana, where Jesus performed one of his many miracles, turning water into wine. Join us on another unforgettable trip, to the Sea of Galilee and to nearby Capernaum where Jesus held his ministry.
Those looking for perfect photo opportunities can leave the ship and come with us to Haifa Bay, a spot of outstanding natural beauty that curves round the glittering Mediterranean Sea.
Port average temperature
Haifa has a mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters spring arrives in March when temperatures begin to increase.
By late May, the temperature has warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. The average temperature in summer is 26°C and in winter, 12°C.
Snow is rare in Haifa, but temperatures around 6°C can sometimes occur, usually in the early morning. Humidity tends to be high all year round, and rain usually occurs between October and April. Annual precipitation is approximately 524 millimeters.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.