Suggested Itineraries


Here are some suggested itineraries, of which we can do part of or more if you wish. These are only suggestions and together we can build your own tailor made program in accordance with your needs desires and specifications.

These sites are mainly designed as a Jewish oriented tour, for a Christian oriented tours click here. Christian Tour .

 

All touring days start after your Breakfast, so let's go…. 

Day 1:Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa

The Independence Hall / The Diaspora Museum /Rabin's Square  Old Jaffa / Ancient Ruins/  /The Port /Andromeda's Rock/ /Artistic Quarter /Flea Market / Neve Tzedek /Rothschild's Boulevard /Carmel Market / Nachalt Binyamin / Shenkin St. / Ridded Tour of Tel Aviv & Ramat-Gan Business Center.

This day starts with a visit to the -Independence hall the place where the new State of Israel has been established through the famous -Rothschild's Boulevard , we shall continue to the -Diaspora Museum a unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people, continuing to -Rabin's Square  , the place of assassination of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin where we shall learn about the diversity of the Jewish Israeli society , and continue to -Old Jaffa an 8000 year old port town here we shall visit -the Ancient Ruins and stroll among the allies between sandstone built houses and several art and crafts galleries of the - Artistic Quarter to the –Port, view –Andromeda's Rock,and we'll go to the -Flea Market. We shall make our way back to Tel Aviv through the First neighborhoods of -Neve Tzedek and –Nachalt Binyamin build in 1887 , continuing to -Carmel Market making our way to -Sheinkin St. To sum up our day with a -Ridded tour of Tel Aviv & Ramat-Gan Business center. Overnight in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.

Day 2:

Gamla/ Mountainous Jordan River and Sources/ Banias Town and River Dan-Ancient Israelite Town, Springs and Kibbutz / Hazbani River and Moshav Bet Hilel/Golan Heights-Including Art Wine Agriculture & Show/Kunetra/Tel Faher /Katzrin/ Hermon Mount/Druze Village /View point on Syria

Gamla- was an ancient Jewish city in the Golan Heights. Inhabited since the 4 th Milenium BC , one of the great  Asyrian towns ,and the site of a Roman siege during the Great Revolt of the 1st century CE commanded by Josef Ben Matityau, Gamla is a symbol of heroism for the modern state of Israel and an important historical and archaeological site. It currently resides within the Gamla nature reserve on the western side of the Sea of Galilee on the slopes of the Golan Hights. We continue to the -Mountainous Jordan River and to its Sources to explore -Banias Town -With a diverse extended history known to be Caesarea of Philipi, bordering Lebanon and Syria and to -Banias River (In Hebrew called the Hermon River) , continuing to the --Dan Springs which are the largest tributary of the Jordan river, visiting -Kibbutz Dan founded in 1939 by Jewish farmers from Transylvania, learning about the Kibbutz idea past and present , and Ancient Israelite Town at -Tel Dan in the territory of the tribe of Dan from the Judges Period and mentioned in the Bible in few places    (1 Kings 12:29, 1 Samuel 3:20 Genesis 14:14, and Joshua 19:47 ). Continuing to the -Hazbani River in Hebrew Snir River another important water source of the Jordan River, and visiting -Moshav Bet Hilel learning about the Moshav formation.   -Golan Heights The Majestic Volcanic open fields offers us lots of wild life and nature including endless plantations of Apples Vineyards and Cherries – we can stop and get a taste right from the friendly plantation owners, enjoy a superb view and a breath of fresh air while driving along. We shall visit Katzrin ,the only town on the Golan Heights and learn about the importance of the Golan Heights to Israel , before continuing to a -Druze Village -after a visit hearing stories about the Druze people and their secret religion, we could enjoy Druze hospitality and stop for lunch. We further or before could stop at one of Israeli wine center vinery; you have a taste of wine and learn about the Israeli wine industry, enjoy a sound and light show and continue to a -View point on Syria- Stop at a memorial Israeli army site that saw one of the hardest battles and listen to some heroic war stories overlooking the Syrian town of -Kunetra. and to continuing to -Tel Facher , a former syrian army camp -Hermon Mount- If time and conditions allow we can drive up to the highest mountain in Israel and enjoy a superb view of the surrounding area . Return for overnight in the North.

Day 3: Rosh Pina/ Safed/ Hula Valley /Tel Hazor / Hula Lake/ Kiryat Shmona /Tel-Hai/ Kfar Giladi / Metula/ Naftali Mountains / Koach Fortress

Rosh Pina on the slopes of mount Kna'anin we shall visit the pictures first Jewish settlement in modern Israel established in 1882 by Romanian Jews and we'll hear the story of this wonderful little village, continuing to – Safed the great mystical kabalistic holy town the Capital of Northern Galilee where we shall visit 3 (or more if you wish) main synagogues named after the Ari Karo and  Cordovero the great Rabbis, and learn about them and their teachings. We would stroll along the Artistic quarter, and descend the Meron Chain of Mountains towards the -Hula Valley a major stopover for about 225 spices of world birds (about 500 million) migrating along the Syrian African Rift between Europe Asia  and Africa in the hart of Northern Israel we shall stop at the -Hula Lake artificially ecosystem restored lake in between the Upper Galilee Mountains and the Golan  Heights. Continuing to -Tel Hazor to visit the Ancient major town of Hazor (Joshua 11:1-5, 11:10-13 , Judges 4, 1 Kings 9:15). Our trip will continue to –-Koach Fortress a memorial site for one of the hardest battles during the Independence war situated on the Naftali chain of Mountains , than we shall Continue to –-Kiryat Shmona the northern development town established in 1949 mainly by Iraq Yamen and North African Jews, where we shall learn about the hardships confronted these people during the first years of Israel and also about good fortune and success some have had. –We continue to -Tel-Hai the memorial site for the famous battle of Joseph Trumpeldor and 7 more friends on the 1 of March 1920 that shaped the defence attitude of the Jews defending Israel and one of the earliest battles in the Israeli Arab conflict,we continue to-Kfar Giladi established in 1909 by Hashomer Movment of Jewish self protection with the vision of steeling the promised land on its frontiers Hashomer later to be one of the major fractions of the Hagana organization that formed the major part of the IDF,here we can see an original "Slik" (underground arms & emunition deposit) and meet the locals were we can hear old time stories we shall drive up and down the -Naftali Mountains,and continue to –-Metula and visit Israel's most northern town one of the first Moshavot of Modern Israel constructed on privet land bought by Lord Rothschild on the Lebanon border where we can also have a beautiful view in to Lebanon, learn about the setelment system during the First and second "Aliya" (Imigration to Israel) and about the Israeli Lebanise conflict Historically and contemporary.

Day 4 : Tiberias / Kineret /Hamat Gader / Beit Shean / Gilboa Mountain /Bet Alpha /Gan Ashlosha (Sachne)

We Drive to -Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave , ancient ruins of aTiberias , stroll around the promande on the sea of galilee -' Kineret ' , we can sail on the Kineret and get time for a swim. We continue to -Hamat Gader a recriation zone on the southern slopes of the Golan Heights, bordering Syria and Jordan, on the Yarmuch river, with natural hot baths and springs ,dated to Roman time 2 nd AC , where we can find intresting ruings and even an ancient synagouge, possible to have a terapoutic bath wih natural hot water.Continue to -Beit Shean,Inhabited since Neolithic times, known as "Scythopolis", one of the biggest archeological parks in Israel .a fascinating excavated city with long and rich history on the junction of the Jezreel valley and the Jordan Valley. Inhabited since Neolithic times, Beit Shean in mentioned in the battles of Saul against the Philistines King Saul's head was placed on its walls,The city was destroyed in a devastating earth quake in 749 CE, yet many parts of the city center are now exposed again,where we can see the Roman theatre ,main boulevards, the city forum ,pillars ,shops from ancient times and simply go back in times.we continue to -Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period, and onto -Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where we will have an opportunity to enjoy in the water springs located at the foots of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which Barak Ben Avinoam and The Woman profit Devora (Debora) (Judges 4-5 ) had the famus battle against Sisra the high Army commander of Yavin the King of Hazor (The same Tel Hazor we visited yesterdy), and where King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines. Over night in the area.

Day 5 :

Naharia /Rosh Hanikra / Acre / Haifa / Mount Carmel / City Center / Bahai Gardens / Af Al Pi Chen Naval Museum / Atlit /Cesaria

Drive to most northeastern town of Israel –Naharia a tour of the town and continue to -Rosh Hanikra to descend by cable into the limestone grottoes, continue to –Acre and walk along the old harbor and local market , view the some of the crusaders excavated city and the zone were the Napoleon was defeated. We continue to –Haifa drive on -Mount Carmel to the -City center and stop for a panoramique view of the -Bahai gardens and -Haifa bay, continue to visit -“AF AL PI CHEN”, naval museum and to –Atlit detention camp both of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate, continue to -Caesarea the administrative capital of Judea under the Romans constructed by King Herod. Visit the archeological excavations of this Mediterranean sea shore magnificent ancient city, together with the Roman theatre Aqueduct Port and city center. Overnight in Jerusalem.   

Day 6 :Jerusalem old City :Mount of Olives/ Mount Zion /King David's Tomb/ Rambam's  House location / Cardo and Jewish Quarter /Kotel + Tunels/ Davidson Center / Burnt House Museum/ 5 Synagoges / Jaffa Market Bazar and Muslim Armenian & Christian Quarters/ Davids Citadel+Sound & Light Show.

Visit the old city of Jerusalem where we shall Explore and learn about the changes occurred in Jerusalem from Prior to King David's arrival up to present time .

We Start with the magnificent view point from east on  top of -Mount of Olives where we can understand better why King David has chosen Jerusalem to be the Capital of the United 12 Tribes of Israel and who ever wants to say a pray for the first time seeing Jerusalem this is a perfect time . Drive-Mount Zion where probably -The Rambam's House location, proceed to the tomb of -King David and enter the old city via the Zion gate ,Walk along the -Cardo, the ancient Roman road ; Visit the -5 Sepharadic and Ashkenazi synagogues some of which where restored after 1967 war in the, and stroll around the -Jewish quarter , walk to the –Kotel and visit the tunnels, continue to –Davidson center were we can explore deeper layers and periods of Jerusalem , visit the Burnt House Museum , and tour the old city via the -Jaffa Market Bazaar and Muslim Armenian & Christian Quarters that together with the Jewish quarter form all the 4 quarters of Jerusalem old city, and sum up the day at the -David's tower (Citadel) Sound and Light Show.  Overnight Jerusalem

Day 7: Jerusalem New City (Part 1 National Intuitions & Symbols, Law , Government , Memorials ).

Visit the new city of Jerusalem where we shall Explore and learn about the National institutions and the formation of the Israeli State from 1882 up to present time .

Mount Herzel / Yad Vashem / Israel Museum-Shrine of the book / Knesset and Menorah/ The Roses Garden /Supreme Court / Prime Minister and The President Formal Houses /Old Knesset building/ The Great Synagogue / The Jewish Agency Center.

Drive to –Mount Herzel is the National cemetery and remembrance place for Israeli Soldiers, for those murdered by Terror , and other great national leaders , visit The Tomb of Theodore Herzel the founder of modern political Zionism and other great leaders , connect with personal stories of  Israeli Soldiers who died defending Israel. Proceed to -Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust; Visit the -Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the dead sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. We continue to visit -The Knesset (from out side-entering is possible yet needs prior planning) and The Artistic Menorah  The State of Israel National symbol. We shall walk trough admire and smell the famous Jerusalem Roses Garden (Wahall ) with its immense and diverse  roses plants this Garden is notorious for hosting the most famous democratic public demonstrations. -The Supreme Court, one of the most interesting architectural creations in Israel Home for Independent Judicial System Known for its fierce Protection of Liberties and Human Rights. Continue to see the -PM formal residence and -The President formal house Continue to new Jerusalem's old center and visit the -old Knesset building , continue to the -House of the World Jewish Agency, and visit-The Jerusalem Great Synagogue , Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8 :Jerusalem New City (Part 2) ,

Explore daily life in Jerusalem and learn about Culture, Business ,Society , Food , Art & the Mentality regular Israeli People ( Driving and/or walking ).

The Sherover's Promenade/ Mount Scopus & Hebrew University /Ein Karem /Rechavia and Talbie Neighborhoods/ Machane Yeuda Market /Mamila Center / Mea Shearim / New City old center/German Colony and Bak'aa Neighborhoods.

We start our day with a southern wonderful view point from -the Sherover Promenade over Jerusalem , continue to –Mount Scopus northern view point over Jerusalem , so to understand the saying "oh Jerusalem, Mountains around her" possible to visit the -Hebrew University one of the leading Universities in the world.Drive to the beautiful –Ein Karem neighborhood and appreciate the architecture in this peaceful surroundings Continue to the neighborhoods of -Rechavia and Talbie and observe along there. Continue to -Machane Yeuda Market Smell See Taste a wonderful mixture of crude Israeli style Market . Continue to Modern 'Posh' –Mamila Center , and continue to the Ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim where we can observe the life style of these religious people.We continue to make our way for a tour of the famous -German Colony and Bak'aa Neighborhoods with its restaurants & cafes  .Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9: Judea Desert /Kfar Edomim / Mitzpe Yericho  (Possible to get a Camel Ride)/ Qumran , Massada, Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Dead Sea.

We start our day driving east towards the -Judean Desert  entering the dessert and observing over the Wadi (Kenyon) Kelt . Visiting the settlement of -Kfar Edomim Continuing to –Mitzpe Yericho a Jewish religious settlement over the ancient city of Jericho. We further descend to the lower place on earth  -( It is possible to get a –Camel Ride with the Judean Dessert Bedouins),  and continue to -Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found and learn about their importance of this finding to the understanding of Israeli society around the time of the seconded Temple distraction  we shell visit the ancient city of Qumran as discovered, and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to -Massada A magnigficent cliff hanging fortress in the middle of the dessert overlooking the Dead Sea known to be the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. during the Great Jewish Revolt  Ascend Massada by cable car or walk (up to you to decide) The dramatic story is supported by very rich archaeological discoveries and a visitors center. Descend by cable car, and continue driving to -Kibbutz Ein Gedi where we can view one of the worlds leading botanical Gardens right in the kibbutz leaving area. We shall stop at the -Dead sea known for its therapeutic water and Minerals enriched Mud, if you wish a swim a float and a mud cover-up now it’s the time or enjoy one of the luxuries hotel spas and restaurants. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 10 : Southern Israel Negev Dessert /Be'er Sheva / Hazerim Air Force Museum/ Kibbutz Ruchama / Mamshit  Spices & Perfumes Rout / Zin Dessert / Sde Boker/ Bedouin Tent / Mitzpe Ramon /The Ramon creator / Dead Sea / Arava /Mineral Industry/ Biblical Sodom & Gomorra (Lot's Wife's Cave ) / Scenic Rout to Jerusalem.

Drive through the Negev Dessert and stop at The Dessert Capital -Be'er Sheva visit the town and continue to -Hatzerim and visit Israel's Air Force Museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force . Continue to -Kibbutz Ruchama the first agricultural settlement established also as a political settlement in 1911 . Proceed to –Mamshit visit the wonderful Nabatian Settlement discovered on the Spices and  Perfumes Rout and learn about this vanished nation of trafficers that ainfluenced Israei l Society during the Second Temple Period . Continue to -Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's Hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop at a -Bedouin Tent and learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a Camel Ride and a light lunch if you wish.Continue to -Mitzpe Ramon for a view of the -Great Ramon Crater , drive and stop through the crater and learn about this geological Phenomenon. Drive to the Arava and sea the Dead sea(World Leading)  Mineral Industry, Drive to Lot's Wife Cave and Natural Salt Statute Traditional believed to be around  the Biblical towns of -Sodom and Gomorra   drive back to Jerusalem via the -Scenic Rout of the Dead sea ascending Jerusalem from south east. Over night in Jerusalem.