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The Carmel Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

A visit to the Carmel Winery in Zichron Yaakov combines extremes in history with extremes in scale, as the Carmel Winery is both the oldest and the largest winery in Israel. This facility produces an astounding 15 million bottles of wine each year. Among these 15 million bottles are wines sold under the Selected label, […]

Adir Winery Tour

June 20th 2014

The products of the Adir Winery are expressions of Avi Rosenberg’s passion for living and working in concert with nature. Rosenberg trained as a Cellar Master at the Galilee’s Tel Hai Academic College, and thanks to his touch and an amazing hilltop location, the family-owned and operated boutique winery is one of the most charming […]

Ghetto Fighter’s Museum

June 20th 2014

Jerusalem’s Yad VaShem is the official world center for Holocaust research, but the Western Galilee’s Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum (Beit Lohamei Haghetaot) provides visitors with an in-depth exploration of the heroic Jewish resistance to the Final Solution. In this sense, the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum enables a new type of connection to the Holocaust story […]

Subterranean Crusader Halls

February 6th 2014

In 1994, an underground tunnel more than 1000 feet in length was discovered in the northern port city of Acco. Archeologists posit that the tunnel was built during the Crusader era (1095-1291) by the Templar Order, a group of knights who took that name because they first settled on the Temple Mount in the Old […]

Beit Shean Ruins

November 1st 2013

Located in Northern Israel where the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley meet, Beit She’an is one of Israel’s most ancient cities – no small feat in a nation known for its antiquities. Scholars believe that the history of Beit She’an goes back 5,000 years. After many centuries of conquest, earthquakes and rebuilding, today, […]

Mount Bental IDF Bunker Lookout

September 3rd 2013

Mount Bental, which rises to nearly 4000 feet above sea level, offers extraordinary panoramic views of the northeastern Golan Heights and beyond. From the top of Mount Bental, participants in tours of northern Israel can see the entire Golan and also a significant distance into the neighboring country of Syria. Visitors can also catch a […]

Tzfat Artists Quarter

July 21st 2013

It should come as no surprise that the mystical city of Tzfat, located high up in the mountains of the Galilee, is a magnet for Jewish artists and craftspeople. The ancient city’s kabalistic bent and picturesque environs have generated a bona fide hotbed for visual artists of all varieties, and visitors to Israel have been […]

Druze Village Experience

April 3rd 2011

The best way to really get to know a person is to sit down and have a nice, long, luxurious meal with him. Which would be the perfect way to get to know, say, a totally different culture that totals about 100,000 residents of the Israeli population- the Druze. Except, of course, the technical difficulties- […]

Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve

March 22nd 2011

Visit the Enot Tsukin Nature Reserve, or En Fashkha, known as the lowest elevation nature reserve on the planet, not to mention one of the most beautiful. This green oasis is located not far from the Dead Sea. There are three parts of this reserve. The northern reserve is closed to all visitors, except for […]

She’an Nights

March 22nd 2011

The She’an Nights is a unique night tour performance at the Bet She’an National Park. The three-dimensional audiovisual presentation is a one-of-a-kind show that allows you to experience history as it comes alive through your senses. Through dazzling visual images you’ll get a glimpse of thousands of years worth of historical events in Bet She’an. […]

Samson’s Tomb

March 22nd 2011

The road leading to Samson’s tomb in Tel Zor’a is lined with picturesque picnic locations and sculptures, and goes through the President’s Forest. The burial site of Samson is also known as his birth place, and therefore, the area is known as “Samson’s Country.” Once done climbing Tel Zor’a, visitors will see Samson’s blue-domed, white-washed […]

Tiberias Cemetary

March 22nd 2011

The ancient cemetery of Tiberias is situated next to the lakeside promenade of the Sea of Galilee. This burial site is considered sacred because of the Babylonian Talmudic tradition that describes Tiberias to be the first city that will resurrect the dead during the time of the coming of the Messiah. Historically, the cemetery dates […]

Katzrin Talmudic Village

March 22nd 2011

At Katzrin you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind tour of the reconstructed ancient Talmudic village. As you walk through the paths, you will encounter a restored courtyard, kitchen, living room, pantry and bedroom. The region’s farmers continue to use many of the daily objects which have all been mentioned in the Talmud, which are also on display […]

Tel Shilo

March 22nd 2011

Tel Shiloh is the site where some scholars believe the Tabernacle stood. Unquestionably, Tel Shiloh is one of the earliest religious sites for the Jewish people which has made a religious, cultural, and political impact on the Land of Israel ever since. Historically, the territory was inhabited by the tribe of Ephraim; it was the […]

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

March 22nd 2011

Visit the white-domed grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and learn about his fascinating role in the history of the Jewish people. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai is known as the author of the Zohar and an important rebel against Rome. Thousands of visitors travel to his tomb in Meron every year, and the site is […]

Mount of Olives

March 22nd 2011

Among the most ancient sites in all of Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives. Situated to the east of the Old City of Jerusalem, the mountain has been home to a Jewish cemetery for close to 3,000 years. The cemetery is still in use today and remains the most important Jewish cemetery in the entire […]

Meah She’arim Neighborhood

March 22nd 2011

A stroll through the Me’ah She’arim neighborhood in Jerusalem is a visual and culturally eye-opening highlight of many trips to Israel. The neighborhood serves as the primary hub of ultra-Orthodox life in Jerusalem, and the main drag, called Me’ah She’arim Street, is lined with Judaica shops, bookstores, kiosks and places to eat that evoke the […]

Kidron Valley

March 22nd 2011

While you’re in Jerusalem visit the Kidron Valley, located between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives. Here you will find the oldest graves of the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, including Zechariah’s Tomb (a First Temple priest), the Tomb of the Sons of Hezir (a Second Temple priest family) and Absalom’s […]

Jerusalem – The Holy Capital

March 22nd 2011

The question is not whether you should visit Jerusalem, but how you will manage to leave! Jerusalem is both the ancient and modern capital of Israel and blends together the old and new in a tapestry of experiences.  Visit the Old City and wander through its different quarters; touch the Western Wall and feel the […]

Kibbutz Experience

February 13th 2011

It is always inspiring to hear stories of the courageous pioneers of Israeli history, who withstood devastating difficult seasons and intense hard labor, to build up the State of Israel to where it is today. Hearing the stories is one thing, meeting the kibbutzniks themselves while touring in Israel, in the flesh, is a whole […]

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