Wether you are docking in Ashdod or in Haifa, I will be happy to guide you to a wide variety of destinations.
My SUV can handle up to 4 adults and 2 children.
Here are some suggested shore excursions:
We start the day at the Mount of Olives viewpoint for a view and a review of the city’s history. Next we descend to the Garden of Gethsemane , and crossing the kidron valley we enter the Old City and join the “Via Dolorosa” , walking through the streets of the old city up to the Holy Sepulchre . After a lunch + possible shopping break in the market of the Old City , we continue to the Jewish Quarter and appreciate its synagogues and archaeological finds, including a visit to the Western wall . If there is time and desire, we can also go to a view towards Bethlehem from
We start the day with the stunning view of the Old City from Mount of Olives viewpoint . Next we descend to the City of David and learn where and how “it all began” with the foundation of Jerusalem by King David at that site. Next we head up to the Western wall and Jewish Quarter and appreciate the lunch break + shopping opportunity in the local Cardo commercial center. We then continue to the recently renovated Israel Museum , and possible visit also Yad Vashem before heading back. . .
An urban tour showing Jaffa and its antiquities, and the development of Tel-Aviv. We start with a stroll in the alleys of Old Jaffa , appreciating several art and crafts galleries (e.g. Ilana Goor , Ben-Zion Ymenite Jewelry Workshop , and Adina Plastelina ). Passing through the Christian sites, we can appreciate the Home of Simon the Tanner, and St. Peter’s Church . Descending to the port itself, we can have some coffee while viewing the Andromeda rock, and then advance to the Flea Market . By Car we can then proceed into Tel-Aviv, and explore sites like Neve Tzedek , Rothschild Boulevard , and Nahalat Binyamin market , ending at Rabin Assasination site . .
Today we are headed to one of the hottest region in the Israel – the shores of the Dead Sea. Driving to its southern part we first visit the famous site of Masada , and appreciate its fantastic story and archaeological remains. We then continue to Ein-Gedi , with an optional hike to its waterfalls. Combining a lunch break + an optional visit to AHAVA factory store (Dead Sea Cosmetics company), we end with a bath at the Dead Sea itself. Feeling younger and happier, we head back. If time and permits we could also visit, on the way back, the site of the
Heading towards Nazareth , we first visit Church of Annunciation and stroll along the local city market up to S. Gabriel church . Nearby we can visit the “Wedding church” in Cana , and then head towards the Sea of Galilee and stop for a lunch in one of the fish restaurants. Happily fed we can continue to visit Capernaum and the nearby Mt. of Beatitudes and\or Tabgha, site of the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and fishes as well as Peter’s Primacy church . If time permits, we can also stop at ”Yardenit“ for a baptism ceremony at the Jordan river , or ascend to the top of Mount Tabor and visit the Catholic
Caesarea was founded some 2000 years ago by King Herod, and for over a millenia was the most important port city in the Holy Land. Appreciating its high-techi visitors center, we will stroll among the rich finds from Roman, Byzantine, and Crusaders times. We then ascend up to the Carmel Mountains to visit and learn about the interesting Druze minority also by having a Druze lunch. We could also visit the l “Muhraka” , the traditional site of the battle between Elijah and the prophets of Ba’al, and end with a stroll in the German colony in Haifa, viewing from the different angles the
An excursion to the north, following Jewish central sites of late antiquity: Caesarea , Beth Shearim , and Sanhedrin centers at Sepphoris , and Tiberias. The tour can also include an extension of a second day tour to sites like Safed , Beth Alpha, Hamat Tiberias , and Capernaum , and ascend to the Golan Heights to explore Gamla , and Umm el-Kanatir . . . .