Typical private guided city-day tour

(All tours can be altered to fit customer’s interest or needs)

Haifa and Lower Galilee:

(This tour can be a choice for a Day-Tour out of the port of Haifa)

 

Haifa lies on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. This is where the Carmelite Order was founded and Napoleon Bonaparte burried his Officers under the small Pyramide outside the Stela Maris monastery. A drive to the top of the mountain allows the best general view of the famous Bahai Gardens, the city and the bay. Drive through Druse villages on the way to Elija’s Altar. The archeological digs at Megiddo remind visitors of the Biblical ‘Battle of Armageddon’. Nazareth tells the story of Jesus at the Church of Annunciation. The walls of the fortified port-city of Akko remind visitors of the Medieval Crusades led by Richard the -Lion-Heart and others to the Holy Land. The 900 year old halls and fortifications of the Crusaders are testimony to a two-hundred year long rule of the Crusaders who made Akko a base and a gate to the Holy Land through which a steady flow of pilgrims from all over Europe came to the Holy Land.

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Haifa, Nazareth and Sea of Galilee:

(This tour can be a choice for a Day-Tour out of the port of Haifa)

 

Nazareth tells the story of Jesus at the Church of Annunciation. He left Nazareth and made Capernaum, wehre St. Peter was a fisherman, his new home, and performed his first miracles around the Sea of Galilee. The Sermon On The Mount took place on Mt.  of Beatitudes and the feeding of the multitude down by the lake. A boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a St. Peter fish lunch are options. A two thousand year old boat from the time of Jesus can be seen at the Kibbuz Museum near by. A stop at the Jordan river, in the waters of which Jesus was baptized, is a must. In autumn and in spring time, a visit to the nature reserve to see migrating birds is recommended. An Extended Day Tour in the north of Israel will include a drive to the Golan Heights.

Two Days Tour Galilee:

 

Day 1.  The walls of the fortified port-city of Akko remind visitors of the medieval Crusades led by Richard the-Lion-Heart and others to the Holy Land. The well preserved 900 year old halls and fortifications of the Crusaders are testimony to a two-hundred year long rule of the Crusaders who made Akko a base and a gate to the Holy Land through which a steady flow of pilgrims from all over Europe came to the Holy Land. A cable Car ride from the high cliffs of Rosh Hanikra down to the exciting Blue Grottos hollowed out by the sea waves is an awesome experience. The Jewish Cabala was first developed and studied in Safed, high up in the Galilean mountains. A stroll through the market of mystic art and a visit of Synagogues in which famous Rabies taught is a special spiritual experience. A unique nature reserve lies down in the in the Hula valley where millions of Migrating birds stop for a rest on their long voyage from North Europe to East Africa in the Fall and on their return in the spring. Nature lovers, and ornithologists love to watch the birds shortly before sun set when they prepare for the night’s rest. Overnight in the Galilee.

 

Day 2.  A scenic view appears on our ride up the Golan Heights, 3500 feet higher than our hotel at the lake. Vineyards and wineries everywhere and a “Degustation” French style is a temptation. This is the best wine region in the country. This region was once the battle ground between Syria and Israel and was not as peaceful. An impressive Medieval  Crusader fortress is overlooking the Banias - the main spring of the the river Jordan.  Remains of ancient Caesarea Philippi tell the Biblical story of Jesus’s choice of St. Peter to hold the two keys. A relaxing hiking tour alongside the spring leads to the beautiful Banias waterfall. Mt. Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is where The Sermon on The Mount took place. The Benedictine Church down on the northern shore of the lake tells the story of the feeding of the multitudes.

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