TOURS IN ISRAEL OVERVIEW.

  Each tour will be designed to meet the needs and desires of the majority of participants. Group participants will be able to select from a list of Historical and Biblical sites to visit, including (but not limited to) the following:

 

The Old City of Jerusalem.

The Old City of Jerusalem is included in the World's Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO.

 

The wall that surrounds it was built in 1537-1541 by the Turkish sultan decree. It has eight gates and in some places, it passes by the previous ancient walls course.

 

The Old city is divided into four major quarters from the ancient times.

The Moslem Quarter has a very famous market (the "sook") with all Oriental sweeties and species, architectural signs from different historical periods, such as a column from the early Roman period, the famous Mameluke period architectural features and Turkish water fountains - sawils.

The Temple Mount with its major holy shrines - The Dome on the Rock and Al-Aqsa is the third holiest place in Islam after Mecca and Medina.

Imagine the atmosphere surrounding such an area!

The Jewish quarter is the smallest but the real estate here is, perhaps, the most expensive. After the liberation of the quarter in 1967, all the major buildings including old synagogues were exploded by the Jordanian Legion.

That allowed Israeli archaeologists to carry on massive excavations which revealed the mysteries of history to us. The whole quarter from the Second Temple period had been exposed and is still on display in the museums for the benefit of the public and various visitors of the city.

The Western Wall (a.k.a. the Wailing Wall or Kotel) is the most sacred place for the Jewish people and, probably, for the whole world.

The only fragment of the Temple that survived Roman Destruction and according to the belief the Divine Presence has never left the Western Wall.

  The Mount of Olives, David's Tower - one of the few buildings survived Roman destruction and the ground of the modern history museum,

 the City of David archaeological site - the core of the ancient Jerusalem, Hezekiah tunnel, the oldest active synagogue in Jerusalem, and more.

Visits to sites thought to be the Biblical site of Golgotha, a place of the Crucifixion of Jesus, anointment of his body, Resurrection and appearance before the first disciples. Golgotha since modern times has at least two identifications and both of them would be shown and the historical and archaeological problems discussed.

The Garden of Gethsemane is situated at the foot of Mount of Olives by the Kedron brook. The ancient olive trees garden might be the silent witness of Jesus agony and prayers in the night before the arrest. The famous for its unique and spiritual architecture, Church of the Agony might be visited.

Contemplative and prayer time can be arranged in the silence of the garden.

The Way of the Cross - the last hours of Jesus before Crucifixion. The road is marked by 14 prayer stations since 16-th century.

Saint Peter of Galicantu church which is identified as the house of the high priest Caiaphas, though there are two identifications of his house, allows visitors to experience the atmosphere of the last Jesus hours after the arrest, the horror and doubts of His disciples and the denial of Peter.

 

Modern Jerusalem: Yad V' Shem Holocaust Memorial, Israeli Knesset Building, Independence Park, Jaffa Street and Jerusalem Mall shopping opportunities, Biblical zoo and more.

 

Those wishing to do so may take a side trip and view some of the Dead Sea Scrolls which are on display in and around Jerusalem.

 

The Sea of Galilee

 Mount of Beatitudes

 Jordan River. It's a one-of-a-kind baptismal/mikvah site for visitors to the Holy Land!

 Ein Gedi, the beautiful wilderness spring area where David and his men hid from King Saul

 Dead Sea and Qumran, the location of the Dead Sea Scrolls archaeological find.

 Masada, the famous high plateau fortress overlooking the Dead Sea where all small band of Jewish zealots and their families defiantly held out against the Roman legions shortly after Jerusalem was destroyed by the Titus and the Romans in 70 A.D.

The Judean Wilderness

Beersheva, a southern city with its weekly Bedouin "farmers" market

Bethlehem and other Biblical cities (Optional: Megiddo and the Biblical site of Armageddon)

 

Eilat, Israel's southernmost city on the Red Sea. Eilat is a popular resort town featuring one of the top three best salt water reef snorkeling sites in the world (if you've seen the cartoon Finding Nemo, you'll know some of the beauty to expect here). Optional side trips to Petra, the city of Rose-colored stone (in Jordan), available depending on availability.

Tel aviv & jaffa


Tel Aviv, featuring world-famous Mediterranean beaches, night life and tourist attractions.

Negev Desert

Here participants will have the option of visiting a kibbutz, one of Israel's pioneering, communal farming settlements.

Haifa & mount carmel

Haifa and Mount Carmel where Elijah had his prophetic "duel" of fire with the 450 prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18).

Acre, one of the ancient northern Crusader towns along the scenic Mediterranean coast.

See the Golan Heights in north-east Israel... strategic highland territory won during Israel's Six Day War in 1967.

 

Forget about taking an ordinary tour bus.  What will you rally experience during a whirlwind site-seeing expedition travelling at 80 KPH?  Please join us as we explore the soul-stirring experience of Israel.

 

YOU could PAY more, but WHY NOT EXPERIENCE more?  Discover Israel the way you should see and experience it!  Please join us for an experience you will remember for a lifetime.

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