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Basic 8 Day Tour
Basic 10 Day Tour
Central Biblical Heartland
Jerusalem - Israel’s Capital
Around Jerusalem
The Jordan Valley
Northern Israel
Israel’s Coast
Southern Israel

 



Let Avi build a custom itinerary perfect for you! To give you some ideas check out a sample of a few possible itineraries.

Lets identify the sites you would like to see, defining the tour's emphasis and the inclusion of physical and fun activities (like baking pita, camelriding, horsebackriding, jeeping, kayaking, mosaic making, swimming, hiking, birdwatching, boat riding, skiing, waterskiing, snorkeling, scubadiving, handgun shooting, rappeling, etc) the tour can be geared toward the young, the old, the fit, the sedentary, people of all religions and denominations.

 

BASIC 8 DAY ITINERARY (sample)

Day 1 Judea - In The Path Of The Forefathers
Hevron (Tour the modern and ancient Jewish Quarters: Admot Yishai/Tel Rumeida- modern 7 caravan community, newly excavated ancient Hevron, tombs of Yishai, father of David, and Ruth, his great grandmother; Ashkenazic Quarter- Beit Hadassah, Beit Schneerson- the beginning of modern settlement in Hevron; Beit Romano- former yeshiva of Sde Chemed and later Lubavitch, today Yeshivat Shavei Hevron; Avraham Avinu 16th century Sephardic Community- rebuilt in 1989; Herodian guilding atop Ma’arat (the cave of) Machpela; Gush Etzion (modern settlement bloc, historic southern buffer defending Jerusalem; Kfar Etzion audio-visual presentation on ancient and modern settlement of area), Beit Lechem (Rachel’s Tomb, Boaz’ fields, King David’s birthplace.)

Day 2 Jerusalem (Old City)
Four Quarter Walking Tour. (Can be divided and expanded in many ways- by quarter, by period.) Trace the development of Jerusalem. Reclaimed Jewish sites in today’s Christian, Armenian and Moslem Quarters. Walk through the Kotel Tunnels for the full view of the entire Western Wall, prayers at the Western Wall.

Day 3 Jerusalem (New City)
Stop at Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, learn about Hadassah Hospital and Israel’s contribution to modern medicine and see the Chagall Windows, explore the moving Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, at Mt. Herzl’s Military Cemetery, pay respect to the nation’s leaders (prime ministers and presidents) and the nation’s fallen battle by battle- war by war.)

Day 4 JUDEAN DESERT
Massada (the Herodian Fortress last holdout in the Great Revolt against the Romans as described by Josephus’ The Jewish Wars); Dead Sea (float in the saltiest body of water on earth at the lowest point on earth enjoying its natural curative features), Ein Gedi (nature reserve of ibexes, hyraxes and leopards, bamboo and caves; dramatic climax meeting between King Saul and the pursued David.)

Day 5 UPPER GALILEE
Safed (16th Century city of mystics like the Ari, modern artists’ colony, visit the ancient Jewish synagogues and cemetery, men can immerse in the cold spring waters of the Ari’s mikveh/ritual bath), Amukah (grave of Yonatan ben Uziel, where people come to pray for their destined matches) and Meiron (burial place of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, and his son, Elazar) or Gush Halav (burial place of Shemaya and Avtalyon)

Day 6 GOLAN
Tel Dan (nature reserve at banks of the Dan River at Kibbutz Dan with important archaeological discoveries from the periods of the forefathers, Joshua and Kings.) Katzrin (the modern and ancient center of the Golan; Talmudic/Byzantine Period excavated and restored village; Golan Prize Winning Winery or Mei Eden modern spring water bottling plant, Mt Bental (former IDF base tunneled in the volcanic mountain overlooking Kuneitra, Syria) or Nature Hike to Waterfall (for swimming in season.)

Day 7 Shabbat Rest

Day 8 SHEPHELAH/JERUSALEM FOOTHILLS
Beit Guvrin (Maresha, the birthplace of King Herod, walk through underground basement complexes- possible option- participate in Archaeological Dig), Valley of Ayalon (site of David’s fight with Goliath), Tzora and Eshtaol where Samson the Brave roamed or visit Lachish, the Biblical city or crawl through the Amatzia Bar Kochba war hideout caves.)

Safed (16th Century city of mystics like the Ari, modern artists’ colony, visit the ancient Jewish synagogues and cemetery, men can immerse in the cold spring waters of the Ari’s mikveh/ritual bath), Amukah (grave of Yonatan ben Uziel, where people come to pray for their destined matches) and Meiron (burial place of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, and his son, Elazar) or Gush Halav (burial place of Shemaya and Avtalyon)

 

 
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