MaryAnne, Joel & Friends-Day Tours

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MaryAnne and Joel are from the northern US and have been traveling with us for the last few years. Each winter they are renting a flat in Tel Aviv to escape the cold weather back home and enjoying Tel Aviv vibe. During their stay, each year we design a few days of traveling and exploring new places and new people to meet. Since many of their friends come to visit them we also arrange for them daily tours to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, etc.

Christian Tour around the Sea of Galilee

    day Nov 16

    Christian Tour around the Sea of Galilee

    • Mount Tabor rises with its distinctive shape from the flat and fertile Jezreel Valley. Mount Tabor is important as a Biblical site from both the Old and New Testaments and is believed to be the place of the Transfiguration of Jesus.
    • The primacy of Peter Church by the Sea of Galilee
    • Capernaum the City of Christ- along the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived after escaping from Nazareth.
    • Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation- Jesus’ hometown with the Basilica of the Annunciation and the old market
    • Shely Bourdux for Wikipiki

    day Nov 18

    Christian Tour in Jerusalem

    • Jerusalem lookout from Mount of Olives ridge east of the Old City of Jerusalem has a history that dates back to biblical times and has a beautiful panoramic view of the city and iconic sites.
    • Dominus Flevit and Gethsemane Church–  The Church of All Nations, or the Basilica of the Agony, on the slope of Mt of Olives, where Jesus prayed before his arrest on Thursday night
    • Miriam Tomb in Kidron Valley
    • Mount Zion-King David Tomb & the Room of the Last Supper
    • Western Wall– The Kotel- the most sacred place for Jews from around the world

    day Dec 10

    Along the Mediterranean

    • Tour Organi Green: an organic agriculture project, specializing in the production of organic agricultural produce in greenhouses, open fields, and orchards. The project includes a goat dairy farm and free-range egg production. Walk around the farm, see the facilities, and hear about the various projects in under-developed countries around the world.
    • Caesarea– Tour the remains of the Roman capital city built by King Herold in the 1st Century AD along the Mediterranean Coast.
    • Ramat Hanadiv Garden is a nature park and garden in the southern part of the Mount Carmel ridge. The park is a living memorial to Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who was a major figure in the establishment of the modern State of Israel, and who is buried here together with his wife.

     

    day Dec 11

    Western & Upper Galilee

    • Safed Kabbalah Center meeting and tour- Stroll along the picturesque alleys to learn about Jewish philosophy mysticism and Kabbalah, while enjoining a variety of artists’ displays
    • Ice Cream-making Workshop An Arab-Jewish collaboration between Adam Ziv and Alaa Sweitat led to the creation of an excellent ice cream-making workshop with strong Galilean roots, and many branches in Israel. In their production place in Kibbutz Sasa, you can taste or participate in an ice cream workshop, mix flavors and prepare ice cream using various techniques.

     

     

    day Dec 12

    Lower Galilee

    • Kishor Winery was established in 2010 in Kfar Kishorit, a village for people with special needs who work in the vineyard, surrounded by natural forest and the landscapes of the Western Galilee.
    • Goat with the Wind: A beautiful isolated goat farm in the Lower Galilee Mountains for an amazing lunch and homemade wine.
    • 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

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  • Christian Tour around the Sea of Galilee

  • Christian Tour in Jerusalem

    • Jerusalem lookout from Mount of Olives ridge east of the Old City of Jerusalem has a history that dates back to biblical times and has a beautiful panoramic view of the city and iconic sites.
    • Dominus Flevit and Gethsemane Church–  The Church of All Nations, or the Basilica of the Agony, on the slope of Mt of Olives, where Jesus prayed before his arrest on Thursday night
    • Miriam Tomb at Kidron Valley
    • Mount Zion-King David Tomb & the Room of the Last Supper
    • Western Wall- The Kotel- the most sacred place for Jews from around the world
    • Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) is a route through the Old City of Jerusalem that is believed to be the path Jesus walked to his crucifixion. The route was established in the 18th century and marked by the 14 Stations of the Cross.
    • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is one of the holiest and most special sites in Christianity. It is the site where Jesus was crucified (Calvary), and the tomb where Jesus was buried and then resurrected.
    • Exit through Jaffa Gate and drive to MachneYuda Market– a colorful and bustling marketplace of fresh fruits and vegetables; nuts, seeds, and spices and variety of cuisine for lunch
  • Along the Mediterranean

    • Tour Organi Green: an organic agriculture project, specializing in the production of organic agricultural produce in greenhouses, open fields, and orchards. The project includes a goat dairy farm and free-range egg production. Walk around the farm, see the facilities, and hear about the various projects in under-developed countries around the world.
    • Caesarea– Tour the remains of the Roman capital city built by King Herold in the 1st Century AD along the Mediterranean Coast.
    • Ramat Hanadiv Garden is a nature park and garden in the southern part of the Mount Carmel ridge. The park is a living memorial to Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who was a major figure in the establishment of the modern State of Israel, and who is buried here together with his wife.
    • Lunch in Ein Hud Arabic village
    • Ein Hod artists’ village is located on a hill at the foot of Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean coast. In the 1950s, a group of artists led by the acclaimed Dada artist Marcel Yanko decided that Ein Hod would be a place where they could work. Today the village hosts a range of artists ranging from early Israeli to contemporary artists, who share space with various craft media.
    • Prehistoric caves. The 4 caves of Nahal Me’arot in the Carmel mountain range are a UNESCO Site of Human Evolution. The caves were used for habitation by prehistoric humans, and contain unique evidence of very early burials and the way of life some 100,000 years ago
    • Drive to Akko
    • Dinner: Uri Buri fish restaurant

    Overnight: the Effendi Hotel, Akko

  • Western & Upper Galilee

    • Safed Kabbalah Center meeting and tour- Stroll along the picturesque alleys to learn about Jewish philosophy mysticism and Kabbalah, while enjoining a variety of artists’ displays
    • Ice Cream-making Workshop An Arab-Jewish collaboration between Adam Ziv and Alaa Sweitat led to the creation of an excellent ice cream-making workshop with strong Galilean roots, and many branches in Israel. In their production place in Kibbutz Sasa you can taste or participate in an ice cream workshop, mix flavors and prepare ice cream using various techniques.
    • Goren Park is situated in the heart of the Western Galilee oak woodland overlooking the Kziv river canyon and the remains of the Monforte Crusader fortress
    • Rosh Hanikra Grottoes are a beautiful geological formation formed by the sea action on the soft chalk rock. Located on the border between Israel and Lebanon, the site has been developed into a tourist attraction.
    • 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.

     

    Overnight Effendi Hotel, Akko

  • Lower Galilee