EXPLORE ISRAEL DIFFERENTLY

 

 

First Day

Judea desert/EIN Gedi/Masada

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Judean Desert, is one of the most fascinating places in Israel.

An Israeli tourist visits at list one of the many parks that fills the desert.

We will visit Kibbutz Ein Gedi Ein Gdi,with it's amazing national park Nahal David and the amazing canyon,after our walk in the desert

We will visit Masada On an isolated cliff.

At this magnificent palace In the days of the Great Revolt, the last of the rebels against Rome entrenched themselves and turned their desperate fight into a symbol of the struggle for freedom. Because of the enthralling historic events that took place on the mountain, and the archaeological finds that have been revealed there, UNESCO has declared Masada National Park

After Masada we'll have a lunch break,and continue,to a swim in the Dead Sea.

We'll stop for a ride on canals.and turn back to our hotel,or staying at michal's place https://www.desertbird.co.il/home-e for a night which offers lots of new options in  the desert.

Second day

Western Wall tunnel/David city/Davidson's center

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A visit to Jerusalem is one of the most emotional tour.

Our tour will start at the city of David,3,000 years ago, when King David left his old stomping ground in Hebron and headed for the hills of Jerusalem, then a Jebusite city.

Situated deep below ground in the Arab village of Silwan, outside the Old City’s Dung Gate (Sha’ar Ashpot), The underground water system from the time of Abraham including recent discoveries of the Canaanite fortress that guarded ancient Jerusalem’s main water source – the Gihon Spring

A walk with flashlights along the Hezekiah Tunnel,and coming back through Malot tunnal that drained the rainwater recently excavated and reveals an amazing secret from the Second Temple.This channel is where Jerusalem’s fighters fled in their attempt to escape from the Roman army.

We'll come out to Davidson's center,right on impressive street that was Jerusalem’s main street during the Second Temple period was discovered. Everyone walked on this street, including pilgrims, tourists, and some of the most prominent Jews of the period, such as the sages Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai and Rabbi Akiva. And you too, you can feel the atmosphere of thousands of Jews walking down this street 2000 years ago, all in a state of ritual purity and quivering with excitement, right before they entered the Temple Mount.

Huge stones that were knocked from the walls of Temple Mount fell to the street and remain lying there to this day. A massive arch leading to the southern section of the Temple Mount used to rise over the street, and traces of it can still be seen on the Western Wall. Stones from this arch also fell to the street and created a large pit.

Under the street, an impressive drainage channel was revealed.

Near the Southern Wall, you will climb the staircase through which the pilgrims entered the Temple Mount.

We will continue to the Western Wall tunnels.

The excavation in the Central (Tyropoeon) Valley are amazing.

We will walk through a section of the Herodian Channel that is approximately 500 feet long. The tour will reach its climax as we behold the impressive foundations stones of the Western Wall at the foot of the Temple Moun.Little by little, the Great Bridge from the Second Temple period was uncovered, along with ritual baths that served Jerusalem residents and pilgrims, a street that, based on coins and earthenware found on the site, was estimated to date from the Second Temple period, and of course the Western Wall along practically its entire length. The excavations also revealed immense stone courses of the Wall – carefully carved and incredibly well preserved, ancient water pits and an ancient water tunnel from the Hasmonean period that was blocked by Herod when he expanded the site of the Temple Mount, the Western Wall Tunnels a phenomenal.

When you walk through the tunnel you actually feel you go back in time.we'll go up to the Jewish quarter and have lunch.

After a walk in the Jewish quarter we'll

Go back to our hotel.

Third Day

Jerusalem new / Mahane Yehuda market/Nahlaot/Mea Shearim/Israel museum/Yad vashem

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Our second day in Jerusalem is called "outside the walls".
We will visit the colorful Mahane Yehuda market in Nahlaot neighborhood the lively and colorful market is full of suprises and most delicious food... sweets, actually everything here is so good...

The small streets we'll lead us to Nahlaot - with endless stories

We'll continue to Mea -Shearim the ultra Orthodox radical neighborhood -looks like scien from of a movie-with,the radical graffiti,and Orthodox customs.

After lunch we'll continue to Israel museum actually, we can spend the whole day here .

Our last place for today will be Yad Vashem the Holocaust museum.

Forth day

The Golan heights/ATV tour/ Ben-Tal/Banias Parks/Rosh Pina / Zafed.

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The Golan and the Hermon mountains are source of endless fun trips in Israel .

Going up through the amazing sights of the Golan Heights, we will visit the Ben-Tal Mountain where we can watch the army troops,and kunetra city of Syria,we'll drive through endless fields of grapes and wineries,we'll pass Kazrin -the biggest city on the Golan Heights and watch the most beautiful pick of the Hermon mountain with the white color of snow on top.

Going down we can visit the amazing waterfalls of Banias park.Or passing through Hahula Valley, we can do an ATV tour.

Rosh Pina is a peaceful place for lunch and an historical visit.

Optional and depending on time we'll continue to Zafed (zfat)the kabala city with it's beautiful old city, spiritual synagogues and beautiful Galleries.

This is time to go back to our hotel.

Fifth day

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Our day Will start driving north along the coastal plain to the national park of Caesarea , the capital of Judea under the Romans.

The city was built by Herods the Great, and flourished during the Romans, Byzantines, Crusades period

We'll Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct,the . Roman Amphitheatre, the Hippodrome horse racing arena,and lots of Jewish haritag,all in cesárea.

We'll leave cesárea heading to

(Acre Akko).

We'll Visit the Crusader underground city, the Crypts and roam Acre's old city Oriental Market, the Arab Mosque and the Old Port,capital of the Crusaders for more than a century
We'll visit the crusaders's fortress,which was revealed lately,and the otomanic Hamam,the great Bazar, historic tunel port from the Crusades,with the huge walls sourounding the city

Acre is a must place to visit
From acre well drive up to Israel 's border with Lebanon -ROSH HANIKRA ,a cable car will take us down the soft chalk hill,to the grottos and tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock.the site is incredibly beautiful and unique,after a.walk through the deep caves we'll go up to take a picture at the border of Lebanon.

This is time to go back to our hotel