Drive to Caesarea, Herod's port city, where the Great Revolt began and where the story of Rabbi Akiva, a martyr of the Bar Kokhba Rebellion, is recalled. Visit the port, the theater, remains of stately mansions and Roman baths, among other attractions.
Continue to the Muhraka, where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Continue past the Canaanite tel at Yokne’am to the excavations of the ancient city of Megiddo, with Canaanite remains, the city gate of Solomon and the stables and training yard and water system of King Ahab.
Continue past Ahab’s capital at Jezreel to the spring at Ma’ayan Harod, where Gideon gathered his “commando force” before doing battle with the Midianites.
Overnight in the Lower Galilee area