Roban & Freeberg Two couples Tour

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The Roban & Freeberg are 2 couples who wished to tour Israel and be connected to their Jewish background in a slow pace. Interest in history, archeology and religion and love traveling we design their tour as such with a private guide and a van avoiding hectic places or being rush in any way. Both couples are avid photographers who search for the right time, colors and angel to take amazing pictures all along the journey

The course of the trip

    day 1

    Arrival - Tel Aviv

    Once you landed at Ben Gurion Airport our representative will be waiting for you at the airplane gate with your name on a sign. They will assist you through passport control, customs and luggage area, and will transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

    Overnight The Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv 

     

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    day 2

    Tel Aviv

    • Old Jaffa: An ancient port city (5,000 years old) which is today the southern part of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Associate with the biblical stories of Jonah and Saint Peter and later became famous from its oranges
    • Jaffa Flea Market located next to Jaffa’s picturesque Old City. It is a treasure trove of antiques, handmade and secondhand items, alongside restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique stores that make the visit a cultural experience.
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    • Deep desert

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    day 3-4

    The South

    • Tel Beer Sheva: Biblical preserved town on the edge of the Judah Tribe territory with intensive water system cistern
    • Ben Gurion Tomb: The grave of David Ben-Gurion, who declared the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and became its first prime minister, overlooks a breathtaking view of the Tsin canyon. Ben Gurion believed that the future of the Jewish nation will be determined in the Negev Desert and became a member of kibbutz Sde Boker.
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    • Shabbat of a lifetime

    day 5

    Lowland & Jerusalem

    • Desert Agro-Research Center: provides services to agricultural communities in the Ramat Negev region. Developing agricultural management practices to improve the yield and quality of numerous crops in many arid regions, cost-effective water conservation and erosion control, planting, crop rotation, harvesting, and food processing.
    • Beit Guvrin: The “land of 1,000 caves” a UNESCO heritage site. Explore the underground cave systems from the Hellenistic period and learn how people lived more than 2,000 years ago
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    day 6-8

    Jerusalem

    • Mt. Zion, visit King David Tomb and the room of the Last Supper
    • City of David: The site where Jerusalem was established 3,000 years ago by King David as the national capital, with the extensive Dry or Wet tunnel system
    • Jerusalem Archeological Garden & Davidson Center. Robinson’s Arch, the Opel and Hulda gate-remains from the 2nd Temple period.
    • Western Wall: The Kotel- the most sacred place for Jews from around the world
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    The North

    • St George: Lookout over a Greek monastery in the Judea desert
    • Kaser el Yahud / Baptized Site: Where Joshua led the Israelites into the “Promised land” at the end of the Exodus from Egypt and the original site where John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River
    • Bet Alfa: the Preserved mosaic floor of a 5th-century synagogue built in the shape of a Basilica
    • Bet Shean: The most preserved Roman City in Israel with streets, public bath, and theater
    • Belvoir Fortress: South of the Sea of Galilee, location of the 12th Century best-preserved Hospitallery- Crusader fortress in Israel above the Jordan Valley

     

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    day 12

    Along the Mediterranean

    • Yodfat: Ancient Jewish city in the Lower Galilee Mountain that revolted against the Roman Empire during the First Century
    • Old Akko, explore ancient Akko underground Crusader town and the Ottoman city above ground.
    • Private yacht sail: Meet Dorit and Maoz on their beautiful sailboat, the “Manyana”, and join them for a private yacht sail on the Mediterranean Sea with delicious food and beverage onboard
    • Driver to Tel Aviv

    Overnight: Tel Aviv Hilton Hotel

    • Rabin Center

    • Ayalon Institute

    day 13-14

    Tel Aviv & Lowland

    • Rabin Museum: explores the history and development of modern Israel using the biography of Yitzhak Rabin as a connecting thread
    • Ayalon Institute: The secret bullet factory before 1948 preparing for the Independence War: The secret bullet factory before 1948 preparing for the Independence  War.
    • Afternoon on your own

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  • Arrival - Tel Aviv

  • Tel Aviv

    • Old Jaffa: An ancient port city (5,000 years old) which is today the southern part of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Associate with the biblical stories of Jonah and Saint Peter and later became famous from its oranges
    • Jaffa Flea Market located next to Jaffa’s picturesque Old City. It is a treasure trove of antiques, handmade and secondhand items, alongside restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique stores that make the visit a cultural experience.
    • Neve Tzedek was established in 1887, 22 years before Tel Aviv was established. It was the first Jewish neighborhood outside the overcrowded Jaffa, created by a group of families seeking a peaceful life. The neighborhood has become increasingly fashionable in recent years, as restoration works have taken place to restore it to its former glory.
    • Israel Innovation Center: Learn about the new advancements of Israeli Start-Ups companies in a variety of fields, such as science, medicine, security, space, and more
    • Rothschild Boulevard was one of the first streets to be built in the city of Tel Aviv, and it is one of the most iconic streets in the city. Lined with Bauhaus buildings and located in the heart of Tel Aviv’s White City (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the boulevard forms the city’s commercial, cultural, culinary, and leisure nexus.
    • Carmel Market is the most famous of all Tel Aviv’s open marketplaces for its variety of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meat.  In recent years it has become a trendy spot for bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and chef-owned food stalls.
    • Tel Aviv lookout, an indoor observation point, has a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline and the Tel Aviv metropolitan area from the 49th floor of the Azrieli towers.
    • Sarona Market, the largest indoor food market in Tel Aviv

    Overnight The Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

  • The South

    • Tel Beer Sheva: Biblical preserved town on the edge of the Judah Tribe territory with intensive water system cistern
    • Ben Gurion Tomb: The grave of David Ben-Gurion, who declared the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and became its first prime minister, overlooks a breathtaking view of the Tsin canyon. Ben Gurion believed that the future of the Jewish nation will be determined in the Negev Desert and became a member of kibbutz Sde Boker.
    • Ein Avdat: Beautiful nature hike in the Negev Desert. Walk the Tzin river canyon with ladder climbing-optional.
    • Avdat: Impressive remains of an ancient Nabatean city, which was the most important city on the “Incense Route” after Petra, Jordan
    • Drive to Mitzpe Ramon
    • Dinner at the Hotel
    • Star Gazing: Activity that can only take place at the desert- Learn and gaze at the amazing star-filled sky with an expert.
    • Ramon Crater Jeep 4×4 tour. A 2-hour introductory tour to the biggest erosion crater (“Makhtesh”) in the world, a geological phenomenon that can be found only in Israel. An amazing experience with scenery that can be reached by 4×4 vehicles only.
    • Ramon Visitor Center: Dedicated to the Ramon Crater geological phenomenon and to Ilan Ramon-Israel’s first astronaut who dies in the fatal mission of the Columbia space shuttle in 2003.
    • Wine tasting in the desert: The amazing story of Eran, who followed his life dream and established an isolated winery in the desert against all odds
    • Artist Colony in Mitzpe Ramon

    Overnight Beresheet Hotel

  • Lowland & Jerusalem

    • Desert Agro-Research Center: provides services to agricultural communities in the Ramat Negev region. Developing agricultural management practices to improve the yield and quality of numerous crops in many arid regions, cost-effective water conservation and erosion control, planting, crop rotation, harvesting, and food processing.
    • Beit Guvrin: The “land of 1,000 caves” a UNESCO heritage site. Explore the underground cave systems from the Hellenistic period and learn how people lived more than 2,000 years ago
    • Haas Promenade offers a sweeping view of Jerusalem from the south. From ancient Jerusalem and the City of David to the Dome of the Rock and the Hurva Synagogue. From Mount Zion to Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives.
    • Shabbat dinner with local family hosted in their home

     

  • Jerusalem

    • Mt. Zion, visit King David Tomb and the room of the Last Supper
    • City of David: The site where Jerusalem was established 3,000 years ago by King David as the national capital, with the extensive Dry or Wet tunnel system
    • Jerusalem Archeological Garden & Davidson Center. Robinson’s Arch, the Opel and Hulda gate-remains from the 2nd Temple period.
    • Western Wall: The Kotel- the most sacred place for Jews from around the world
    • Jewish Quarter, walk through the Byzantine Cardo, the Jewish Quarter allies and rooftop
    • Herzl Museum, an audiovisual learning experience about Theodor Hertzel, the visionary of Israel
    • Mount Hertzel: named after Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State and his burial place. Mt Hertzel is the resting place of Great Leaders of the Nation, of the World Zionist Organization and Israel’s Military Cemetery.
    • Yad Vashem, Holocaust memorial museum
    • Machne Yehuda Market: Colorful and bustling marketplace of fresh fruits and vegetables; nuts, seeds, and spices and variety of cuisine for lunch
    • Christian Quarter Walk the allies of the Christian Quarter in the Old City – the bazaar and the church of the Holy Sepulcher

    Overnight: Orient Hotel

  • The North

    • St George: Lookout over a Greek monastery in the Judea desert
    • Kaser el Yahud / Baptized Site: Where Joshua led the Israelites into the “Promised land” at the end of the Exodus from Egypt and the original site where John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River
    • Bet Alfa: the Preserved mosaic floor of a 5th-century synagogue built in the shape of a Basilica
    • Bet Shean: The most preserved Roman City in Israel with streets, public bath, and theater
    • Belvoir Fortress: South of the Sea of Galilee, location of the 12th Century best-preserved Hospitallery- Crusader fortress in Israel above the Jordan Valley
    • Gamla: The hidden Jewish city in the Golan Heights, which rebelled against the Roman Empire during the Great Revolt in the First Century CE.
    • Artists tour in Merom Golan. Join Joop De Jong a Dutch-born artist who visited Kibbutz Merom Golan in 1973 and decided to make it his home. Joop began making sculptures from scrap metal, first as a hobby, but soon as his main occupation. His sculptures are located all over the Kibbutz and on Mount Bental.
    • Golan Heights Jeep tour: Geopolitics tour along the Syrian borders with gourmet picnic lunch
    • Mt. Bental lookout over Syrian and the Golan Heights
    • Pelter Winery is a family-owned medium-sized winery established in 2005 at Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights. Pelter sources half its grapes from the northern Golan, and the rest from vineyards in the Jerusalem Hills and the Negev Desert. The winery has expanded from 4,000 to 150,000 bottles a year.
    • Safed, stroll along the picturesque alleys of Safed and the artist colony, learn about Jewish philosophy mysticism and Kabbalah.
    • Zippori: Once the capital of the Galilee, the seat of the Sanhedrin and the place where the Mishna was completed. Beautiful mosaic floors from the Roman and Byzantine periods Jesus’ hometown with the Basilica of the Annunciation and the old market
    • Mt. Precipice – Lookout over the Armageddon Valley
    • Megiddo is known, especially under its Greek name Armageddon, was one of the strongest and most important cities of Canaan. It controlled the ancient Via Maris. The remains of the city’s palaces, temples, gates, and sophisticated water system are evidence of its once-great power.

    Overnight the Scots Hotel, Tiberius

  • Along the Mediterranean

  • Tel Aviv & Lowland