The 4th Annual International Systems and Storage Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2011
Social Events and Excursions
SYSTOR Main Event: Caesarea Tour and Dinner
Magnificent Caesarea is just one of the many fascinating tourist sites that relate the story of ancient Israel. The tour bus will leave from the conference site at 16:15 on Tuesday, May 31st, and head south to Caesarea. We'll visit the great archeological sites, such as the low aqueduct, the Byzantine bathhouses, and the hippodrome. The tour itself will take around 90 minutes, after which we'll have dinner at one of the restaurants on the harbor. We expect to be back in Haifa around 20:30. The bus will have two drop-off points: one at IBM and another one in the center of the Carmel, close to the hotels. The price for this social event is approximately $70. Depending on the number of participants, SYSTOR may be able to sponsor this event, otherwise participants will be charged on the first day of the conference.
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The Baha'i Gardens tour
Haifa is the world headquarters of the Baha'i faith. Located just a 15-minute drive from IBM, the breathtaking Baha'i Gardens are open to the public, offering a stirring view of the Haifa Bay and the azure Mediterranean Sea. The English-language tour of the Gardens is offered at 12:00 noon every day except Wednesdays. It starts at 45 Yefe Nof Street and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Although we did not succeed to include the tour of the Gardens in the conference program, visitors to Haifa should make an extra effort to take the tour. It is free of charge, and participants are accepted in the order of arrival, based on available space. If you decide to attend, please dress modestly and bring a hat and something to drink. For more information about the gardens and the tour, see http://www.ganbahai.org.il/en/guided-tours/.
Staying in Israel a few more days?
Several conference participants have expressed their intent to stay in Israel for a couple of extra days. For those who are interested, please contact Guy Tour travel agency for additional tours and tourist information:
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