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Kfar Kedem

December 16th 2015

Kfar Kedem Talmudic VillageKfar Kedem is a recreated ancient village in the Galilee that enables visitors to actually relive the past through this amazing experience. Visitors enter Kfar Kedem and can dress up as a shepherd from the ancient times, plow recreated fields, and then bring in the harvest to the threshing floor in the […]

Dead Sea Float Experience

January 15th 2015

The Dead Sea serves as Israel’s natural and national spa resort. Dead Sea mud is luxuriously rich and creamy, and is loaded with glow-enhancing minerals. It’s not uncommon that you’ll see men, women, and children coated with the deep brown mud from head to toe during their afternoon in the Dead Sea sun. The salts […]

Ancient City of Caesarea

January 13th 2015

The ancient city of Caesarea was built by Herod the Great during the period of Roman rule and served as a major port. Here we can visit lengths of aqueducts, a fortress, an ancient marina and a magnificent amphitheater – all alongside one of the Israeli coast’s most pristine beaches and upscale residential communities. Caesarea […]

Masada Mountain Ruins

January 8th 2015

An iconic destination which combines archeological discovery, breathtaking views of natural landscapes, Temple-era history lessons and insight into the timeless spirit of the Hebrew people, Masada is one of Israel’s must-see sites. The story of this attraction begins with the building of a fortress on a mountain-top in the Judean desert by Alexander Jannaeus in […]

Timna Nature Reserve

January 6th 2015

If you enjoy being awed by Mother Nature, a visit to Timna Valley Park should certainly do the job. The nature reserve here is dotted with natural sandstone formations that have been carved out over time by the wind and desert sun. The two most famous formations are known as The Arches and King Solomon’s […]

Shomron National Park

January 2nd 2015

Approximately seven miles northwest of Nablus (called Shechem in Hebrew), the city where the biblical patriarch Joseph is buried, Israel tour participants can visit the remains of the ancient city of Shomron, also known as Samaria. Although there were multiple historical periods during which the city of Shomron thrived, it was also besieged and changed […]

Tel Dan National Park

January 2nd 2015

A sprawling nature reserve running between the Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee town of Kiryat Shmona, Tel Dan National Park is a both a biblical archaeological site and a wonderland for hikers of all abilities. Tel Dan is comprised of three distinct hiking trails and one shorter trail that is totally wheelchair accessible. Canopies […]

Mount Carmel

January 1st 2015

Mount Carmel, known in Hebrew as Har Carmel, is not a single mountain. Rather, it is a coastal mountain range located in the north of Israel. The mountain range is nearly five miles wide at its widest point. A number of important cities, including Haifa, Zichron Yaakov and the high-tech city of Yokneam are located […]

The Bahai Gardens

January 1st 2015

A rare and beautiful gem in the middle of the bustling city of Haifa, the Bahai Gardens are considered to be one of Israel’s must-see destinations. A walk through the gardens reveals stunning colors, brilliant art and a sense of nature’s bounty. The Bahai Gardens are a landmark that is seen from a distance. The […]

Arbel National Park

December 30th 2014

The Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve, covering more than 2000 acres, is a multi-faceted attraction in the eastern portion of the lower Galilee. The most dramatic image of Arbel National Park is Mount Arbel, the cliff face that rises 1300 feet above the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and offers a spectacular view of the […]

Herodium National Park

December 30th 2014

Herodium National Park is home to the fortress of the ancient ruler Herod the Great. This fortress was constructed between 23 and 15 BCE. Located outside of Bethlehem, this park houses the tomb of Herod the Great. Visitors are able to take a tour of the park and view the ancient tomb, as well as […]

Nimrods Fortress

December 25th 2014

View from the distance  Kalat Nimrod (Nimrod’s Fortress) The fortress was founded in the 12th century by the Crusaders to defend the city of Banias in the valley below against Muslim incursions.  Later, the Muslim rulers of Damascus rebuilt it to defend their border against the Crusaders. 

Bet Alfa Synagogue

December 25th 2014

Travel back in time and the reign of the Emperor Justinian, when the Jews in Palestine were in a minority amongst other cultures. Even their synagogues looked a bit like churches, with mosaic floors decorated with foreign images. Nothing is known about the identity of the community that built the Beit Alfa Synagogue. In fact, […]

Ein Gedi National Park

December 23rd 2014

Thanks to rainfall in the Judean Mountains, Ein Gedi National Park is a wellspring amidst the surrounding desert. First-time visitors are often taken aback by the juxtaposition – while the surrounding desert is dry and brown, Ein Gedi is alive, bursting with wildlife, rich vegetation and cool, clear streams and waterfalls. It is a vibrant […]

Beit Shearim

December 21st 2014

Visitors to Israel are often amazed by the juxtapositions of ancient and modern that define their tour experiences. With findings dating back to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries, Beit She’arim National Park definitely falls on the ancient side of the continuum. Located approximately 12 miles east of Haifa, Beit She’arim is best known for […]

Ramon Crater Lookout

December 16th 2014

Ramon Crater, called Makhtesh Ramon in Hebrew, is Israel’s answer the Grand Canyon, although strictly speaking, it isn’t a proper canyon or even a crater! It’s a makhtesh, a geological landform exclusive to the Negev that scientists believe was created through erosion. The Ramon Crater is the largest makhtesh in Israel. Located 53 miles south of […]

Qumran National Park

December 1st 2014

At Qumran National Park, you can visit the ancient settlement of Qumran and walk among the ruins of the Essenes to gain a window into how and why they lived in the midst of the desert more than 2,000 years ago. Qumran National Park is located along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea. The […]

Mount Hermon

November 30th 2014

When you close your eyes and picture yourself in Israel, among other things, you probably see images of sand dunes and camels. It’s unlikely that you think of Israel as a ski resort destination. But did you know there actually is skiing in Israel? It’s found on Mount Hermon, the highest mountain in the country, […]

Amud Stream Nature Reserve

October 22nd 2014

In tranquility and beauty, the Amud Stream (known in Hebrew as Nachal Amud) flows with water the entire year. This is unusual in Israel where there is generally no rainfall from early spring to early autumn. The Amud Stream Nature Reserve is situated in the Galilee, which is known for being green. Even there, the […]

Peki’in Village

October 19th 2014

What do an old synagogue, a famous cave and a Jewish woman from a family that lived in the same village for 2,000 years have in common? They can all be found in the village of Peki’in in the Galilee. In the center of the village of Peki’in, you’ll find an ancient synagogue that was […]