Takeoff from Jerusalem
Taking off at Jerusalem you will fly above the northern edge of the Dead Sea, and along the Jordan valley. Beneath you will see the meandering Jordan river, providing also precious water for local agriculture. The pilot will point to Israel’s crossing spot into the holy land over the Jordan, opposite the city of Jericho. Later, the antiquities of ancient Beit-Shean will appear beneath you, and the Sea of Galilee will be seen in the distance.
Visiting Sages Tombs in Tiberias
Upon landing you will meet your guide and drive in a luxury tourism SUV or minibus to the tomb of Maimonides in the center of Tiberias. Here you will be able to pray at the tombstone of the great Jewish sage, and also at the nearby tombstones of Rabbi Yochanan Ben-Zakkai and the “Shala Hakadosh”. In the southern part of the city, you also be able to visit and pray at the tomb or Rachel, the wife of Rabbi Akiva, and the popular tomb complex of Rabbi Meir the miracles maker (“בעל הנס”).
Watersports and lunch
For some family fun and wet activity, you will now change to bathing suites and head to a 2 hours’ watersports activity. A “Tornado” speedboat will take the family for fun rides, that could include also tubing and banana rides. surfing and wakeboarding experience are also possible, and of course – a swim in the lake. Wet and happy, you return to shore, and go for a nice lunch at the famous Kosher fish and meat “Decks” restaurant.
Jewish Sages tombs in Safed
After lunch you will head up to Safed. The former Kabbalah center and where the Shulchan Aruch was codified is also known for its cemetery. We will visit the tomb of the “Ari Hakadosh” (“האר”י הקדוש”) and possibly dip in the miqveh next to it. Next we will drive towards Meiron and visit the most popular Jewish pilgrimage destination in the north – The tomb of the Rashbi (“רשב”י”).
Fly back along the coast
After Mincha we will drive to the takeoff location near Meiron where the helicopter will take you back to Jerusalem along the coast. From the air you will be able to spot where the Mishna was codified (Sepphoris) and where Rabbi Judah “the prince” is buried (Beth-Shearim). Later, you will see in the distance the ruins of Caesarea, where Rabbi Abbhau lived and where Rabbi Akiva was executed. Flying above the ancient and modern Rabbinical center of Bnei-Brak we return at sundown to the landing spot and back to your hotel.