Guided tour to Jerusalem
Just the name “Jerusalem” evokes strong feelings about one of the world’s most complicated and historical cities. Around every corner there are stories of empires, sultans, sheikhs, secret gardens, ancient fortresses, wars, walls, agreements, heartbreak, and beauty, almost too much beauty.
Jerusalem is sacred for the three monotheistic religions of the world: Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Each religion views the same city in a different way, and as we walk the ancient streets we will slowly uncover the overlapping layers of history to understand more about this complicated and beautiful place.
The Dead-Sea & Masada
Most people don’t realize it, but the stark desert surrounding Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Judean Desert is like a huge treasure box for history, archaeology, anthropology, and geology.
After picking you up in Jerusalem, we’ll start our descent to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, driving down past the beautiful desert oasis called Wadi Kelt (The Valley of Kelt), and the Church of the Good Samaritan. Along the way, we will pass by one of the oldest cities in the world, Jericho, which is around 11,000 years old.
When we finally reach the lowest spot in the world, some 420 meters below sea level, we will pass by the Qumran canyon and caves, where the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. A fierce and tiny Jewish sect called the Essenes lived in this area in the second century BCE, leaving behind one of the most complete sets of ancient texts and holy books.
Coastal Cities of Central & Northern Israel
Tel Aviv is probably the most well-known coastal city, but there’s much more to see outside of the Israel’s biggest metropolitan area.
Just ten minutes north of Tel Aviv there is a stunning Crusader’s fortress of Apollonia, perched on the edge of seaside cliffs in the modern city of Herzliya. Apollonia was one of the most important fortresses and ports during the Crusader period, around 13th Century CE. The remains of an ancient castle and impressive moat system are still visible today, watching over a pristine and quiet beach.
Geopolitical Tour of Jerusalem & Samaria
Join us on a private tour in Jerusalem and/or Samaria and see the social, economic, and political issues caused by the Israeli – Palestinian conflict affecting day to day life, religious and cultural routines of the residents of the area.
Understand why Jerusalem is a core issue in both side's arguments but also a key factor in future solutions, despite all its complexities.