Jewish Focus Tours

  • Up to 9 Days
  • Central Israel, Coastline, Galilee and Golan, Jerusalem, Dead Sea
  • Modest clothing required (visiting religious sites)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Some water activities

Praying in Jerusalem

Join me for a unique experience of Judaism in Israel. We will journey through the holy land and you will get the opportunity to discover the roots of the Jewish faith.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv, Check into the hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2: Tel-Aviv & Rehovot

Breakfast at the hotel.

Begin the day with an introduction and special visit to Independence Hall, site of David Ben Gurion's monumental proclamation of the State of Israel in May 1948.

Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard and learn about the Bauhaus-style architecture that won Tel Aviv recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the nickname of ‘the White City'. Continue for a short visit of Old Jaffa where you can also try the traditional Falafel as a Lunch on your own.

A short Drive will bring us to the Ayallon Institute, near Rehovot, for an eye-opening tour of a clandestine munitions factory used during the British Mandate.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 3: Caesarea - Haifa-Acre

Breakfast at the hotel and Check out.

Depart north along the coast plain, to the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar and the place where Rabbi Akiva gave his life for " Kidush Ha' Shem" together with 24,000 of his Students. Visit the theatre, aqueducts and Hippodrome and many more treasures from the past…

Continue north to Haifa. View the Baha'i Gardens, The holiest site of the Baha'i religion, located on Mount Carmel in Haifa while standing atop Mount Carmel.

Visit Acre (Akko), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the days of the Crusades through contemporary Israel, Visit renovated Crusaders' City. The Ottoman Fortifications around the city.

Overnight: Galilee

Day 4: Nature and Security

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Walk through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve and explore the ruins of the great Biblical city of Dan. Here we recommend that you take a Jeep Tour climbing to the Golan Heights and learn about the courageous IDF soldiers and their battles in the Six-Day and Yom Kippur Wars. Gain an insight into the strategic complexity of the Golan OR Drive to Tel Facher an Old Syrian Military Bunker that was conquered by the Golani Brigade in a very heroic operation during the six day war.

Continue to the border with Syria, overlooking the abandoned town of Kuneitra and the United Nations outpost nearby.

Lunch on your own.

In addition to the site seeing we'll add a visit to either a Chocolate factory or some Wine tasting at a local winery or maybe a visit to the Golan Heights Olive press factory.

Overnight: Galilee

Day 5: Safed and the Jordan Valley.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Check out and departure.

Explore Safed, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years, and a contemporary artists' colony, including: a visit to the Ari and Caro Synagogues, with their great stories and mystical messages.

A stroll through the quaint Art Galleries and shop in the Artist's Colony.

Drive down to the Jordan Valley and Visit the Old Synagogue in Beit Alfa,

Then continue to the National park of Gan HA'Shlosa for a swim in its all year 28C pleasant water. Upon arriving to Jerusalem we'll ,Stop at Mount Scopus for an overview and an introduction to the city of Jerusalem followed by the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 6: Jerusalem Old City a full day of walking:

Breakfast at your Hotel,

Start this full Day of walking tours, at the Jaffa Gate and get to know all the Four Quarters of the old city, Focusing on the Jewish Quarter and its exciting sites, like the Cardo, the Herodian Quarter OR the Burnt House OR the  Davidson center followed by a visit to the City of David and finally Experience the special energy at the Western Wall (the Kotel) we will also try to fit a visit to the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Western Wall alongside the Temple Mount.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 7: New City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Start the day with a visit to "Yad Vashem", the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including: The Avenue of the Righteous, The new Historical Museum.

If time permits we'll visit the Chagall Windows at the nearby Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital.

Continue to the Israel Museum, one of largest (1/2 Million artifact's) museums in the world to visit the Second Temple Model of Jerusalem and the "Shrine of the Book" where they keep the Dead Sea Scrolls.

We'll end the day with an Ethnic, cultural and tasting journey through the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda open air market; enjoy the sights, smells, colors and tastes. Time permitting we'll drive by one of the Hasidic neighborhoods of the city for a short introduction to the Ultra Orthodox population of Jerusalem.

Day 8: Dean Sea - Masada

Breakfast at the hotel.

Descend from Jerusalem towards the lowest place on earth the "Dead Sea".

Visit Qumran and explore the area where the Dead Sea Sect (essences) established a community, see the location where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found or stop for a short Hike and possibly a short dip in the water in the beautiful Desert Oasis of Ein-Gedi. Continue to "Masada" and ascend this wilderness mountain fortress in a cable car; walk through the remains of the palace, water cisterns and fortifications built by King Herod, and hear about the Zealots who lived here until their bitter end. In the beautiful new complex of Masada you can have a very nice Lunch on your own and also a chance to perches some souvenirs and mostly try Israel's best cosmetics product's in the AHAVA company store. On the way back to Jerusalem we'll stop by one of the beaches and Experience the weightlessness of the Dead Sea as you float in its waters.

Optional on the way down or on the way back to stop for a Biblical experience of a Camel ride in the Judean Desert "Tent of Abraham".

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 9: Digging for our roots and planting new ones.

Breakfast at your hotel.

Take part in an active Dig at the Beit Guvrin Caves and prepare to get your hands dirty as you uncover pottery from the Hellenistic period, 2,300 years ago,

followed by a crawl through the Maresha Cave Labyrinth (crawling is optional).

Drive back thru HA' Ella Valley where a Young man from Bethlehem Named David fought a Giant by the name of Goliath. We'll continue to Latrun for a wonderful visit of the Israeli Unique Armored Corps Museum. We'll finish this exiting day with a tree planting in one of the JNF forest's near Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 10: Return back Home.

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