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 might be the most well-known coastal city, but there’s so much to see outside of the Israel’s biggest metropolis.
Even just ten minutes north of Tel Aviv is a stunning Crusader’s fortress of Apollonia, perched on the edge of seaside cliffs in the modern city of Herziliya. 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.
Day Tour to the Galilee Mountains
In Christianity, it's the place where the Virgin Mary was told by the angels she will carry the son of god and where Jesus was collecting, teaching and educating his followers and apostles.
In Judaism, it's the place where Jewish lives were blooming and struggling simultaneously during the Roman & Byzantine times and where well-preserved synagogues and Necropolises are a testimony for Jewish culture that was there almost 2,000 years ago.
For the Muslims, it's their natural place of living for the last few hundred years, with families and villages that are working in the same handicrafts and traditional labor for generations.
For the Druze, it was a refuge place 900 years ago and now it's their center of activity all over the middle east.
The Galilee Mountains encompass versatile and fascinating history of many groups, cultures, and religions
Day Tour to the Golan Heights
Located on the Northeast corner of Israel, bordering with Syria, the Golan Heights stands high above its surrounding valleys and plains by its steep volcanoes.
The Golan Heights has historical sites such as Gamla – a small Jewish town from the 2nd temple period that revolted against the almighty Roman military, standing in the front of the 1st-century great revolt and being one of the last strongholds! You can also find the Banias – a unique town, sitting on the banks of the "Hermon" stream and having a deep Greek – Roman – Byzantine & Muslim past, showing us how history and nature come together. Also, Umm El Kanatir – a small less-visited piece of Heaven, called that way since it's assumed that above its' springs there were once 3 arches built, yet only 1 survived and an extraordinary vast synagogue was operating in Byzantine times.
For more surprising sites and interesting things to do click on...