Drive north to Caesarea. Visit the amphitheatre, the excavations, and the new inter-active exhibit where you will meet three-dimensional historical figures (King Herod, Saladin, Hana Shenesh) who can even answer your questions.
Continue north and stop at the Atlit Detainee Camp. The camp was established by the British to prevent Jewish refugees from entering Palestine in World War II. Tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants were interned at the camp, which was surrounded by barbed wire and watchtowers.
The Atlit camp is now a museum of the history of Ha'apala (illegal immigration). Atlit was declared a National Heritage Site in 1987. As the Bar Mitzvah boy, can you try and picture what boys of your age would have experienced at this camp?
Drive up to Mt Carmel for a panoramic view of the Bay and the north of Israel. See the golden-domed Bahai shrine and its spectacular manicured Gardens. Learn about Haifa as the city of coexistence and home to three main religious populations - Moslems, Christians and Jews. Learn about the German Colony and the Templars, the Druse and science at the Madatech Museum of Science, Technology and Space.
Drive to Acre for a visit of the 4,000 year Old City, now a Unesco World Heritage site, with a fascinating historical heritage blending East and West: Al Jazaar Mosque, the buildings of the Order of Saint John, the subterranean Crusader city, Khan Al Omdan, the Turkish Baths.