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Roberto Quinones Tour plan May-June 2019

May 26 (Sun) – Caesarea

Tour of Israel and Jordan

Welcome to Israel!.

Pending on time of arrival, we could visit the ruins of the ancient metropolis Caesarea   on our way up north, especially appreciating the Caesarea aqueductCaesarea PortPaul’s Prison in Caesarea (?)Herods Palace in CaesareaCaesarea Theatre, and more.

tour to ArmageddonDriving through the Jezreel Valley and the Galilee, we could also visit the Biblical site of Megiddo  and learn on its identification with ApocalypicArmageddon.

O/N: North

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May 27 (MON) – Golan Heights

Tour to the Golan HeightsCrossing the Jordan River  , today we ascend to the top of the Golan Heights . At Mt. Bental   we view into Syria and review the conflict between Israel and Syria, as well as the ongoing civilian war in Syria.

private tour Golan HeightsNext we join a local ATV tour  by the border, possibly climb on some tanks at the 7th Brigade Tank Monument , and after lunch we visit “Golan Magic” Visitors Center .

tour to GamlaWe end with a visit and an optional hike to Gamla , “The Masada of the North”, where the Jews were also defeted by the Imperial Roman forces some 2000 years ago.

Pending on time and will we can also visit a local winery, or a Chocolate worskshop (De Karina Chocolatiere ).

O/N: North

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May 28 (TUE) – Galilee

Christian tour to the GalileeThis day is devoted to sites in the Galilee and around the Sea of Galilee. We start with a visit to Capernaum , “Hometown of Jesus” according to the New Testament. Today Capernaum is an impressive archaeolical site that bears, among others, the biggest synagogue ever found in Israel.

Nearby we visit Magdala , a site that also combines significant Jewish and Christian history, and next we head up to Nazareth  , where we have a nice local lunch, and then review the finds at Roman era Sepphoris . On the way back, if time permits, we could also visit Cana .

O/N: North

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May 29 (WED) – Akko and Caesarea

Tour to AkkoHeading west we devote the morning to the significant mediavel city of Akko  . Former Capital of the Crusaders, Akko presents an impressive complex of the Hospitallers (the “Knights Halls” ) as well as an authentic local Arab Market.

From Akko we could have a Boat ride  around its walls, or sail to Haifa , where we can appreciate the Bahaian Terraced Gardens . If time and will permits, we could also visit Atlit Detainee Camp , and\or view Atlit Crusaders Fortress .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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May 30 (THUR) – Tel-Aviv

Tour to JaffaA full day devoted to the modern history of Israel as reflected in Jaffa  and Tel-Aviv  will start with a stroll along old Jaffa, and its nearby Flea Market .  Next we will head to Rothschild Boulevard .

Tour to Tel-AvivAt Shalom Meir Tower Visitors Center   we will review the early history  Tel-Aviv , and  nearby we will visit the “Independence hall”  , where the state of Israel was declared (!).

We could then go for a Cooking Workshop  experience in the Carmel Market  , or visit the Palmach Museum .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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May 31 (FRI) – Jerusalem

Tour to the Via DolorosaHeading out of Tel-Aviv we could drive along the “Burma Road”  . Upon reaching Jeruslaem we could check in to the hotel, and then have a tour of the Old City covering its most significant highlights: The Christian Quarter , the Via Dolorosa ,  Church of the Holy Sepulchre  , the  Western wall  , and more.

O/N: Jerusalem

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June 1 (SAT) – Bethlehem

church of nativity bethlehemShabbath will be used for a day of relax, or if you want I can set you with an Arab guide who could take you to Bethlehem , as well as  Mount of Olives Viewpoint , and possibly have also a visit to Garden of Gethsemane , and maybe a review of the highlights of the Israel Museum   .

O/N: Jerusalem

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June 2 (SUN) – Dead Sea

Private tour to the Dead SeaHeading to the lowest dry place in the world, after we might wand to make a stop at the Sea level sign for a Camel Ride. Next we will pass by Jericho  and the Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)  and view the caves where the famousDead Sea Scrolls were found (Qumran  ).

Tour to MasadaNext we will pass by the oassis of Ein Gedi , and possibly spot some local Ibex. The main focus will be on the mgnificant site of Masada  , famed for its dramatic and trajic history.

After appreciating the site we head to the for a lunch and a swim at the Dead Sea , and then head to Eilat   (2.5 hours drive). 

O/N: Eilat

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June 3 (MON)  – Petra

Petra tourIn the Morning we will cross the border into Jordan and head for a tour of Petra .

On the way back, if time and will permits, we could visit Wadi Rum  and/ or Aqaba .

O/N: Eilat

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June 4 (TUE) – Dive and Fly

scuba dive Eilat red seaIn the morning of our last day we could enjoy a snorkel or Scuba Diving experience at the Red Sea  .

After lunch we will start heading to the Airport (5 hours drive..) for your flight back.

FARWELL!!