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Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

1. Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

Get to know Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa intimately on a private 4-hour tour with an expert art-historian guide. The tour begins in 4,000-year-old Jaffa, an old-world port dating to Phoenician, Roman, and Crusader times. Explore the archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Admire the UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture on Rothschild Boulevard and its surrounding area. Along the boulevard, you will see the Independence Hall where the State of Israel was declared. Explore the numerous museums throughout North Tel Aviv including the Diaspora Museum, the Rabin Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Once finding your way to the South of the city, your guide will explain the area's rich biblical history. It is the ancient port of the Holy Land and the location where Jonah and the Whale occurred. Wander through the streets and enjoy the market on your Tel Aviv custom tour. Less than one hour away from Tel Aviv are plenty of other places to visit including Neot Kedumim, Latrun, and Mini Israel (with advance notice).

From Tel Aviv: Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, and Cana Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, and Cana Tour

This one day tour takes you from Tel Aviv to the gorgeous green landscapes of northern Israel where Jesus spent his ministry going from village to village preaching. The tour begins with a drive up the coast and through the farmlands of Israel arriving at the first stop of the day – Magdala. At Magdala see the archaeological site of an ancient fishing village believed to have been inhabited during the Biblical era. Another remarkable discovery in Magdala is a Second Temple era synagogue. A coin dated 29AD was discovered in this synagogue proving that it was in use during Jesus’s lifetime and could likely have been one of the synagogues where Jesus preached during his ministry. All four of the Gospels mention Mary Magdalene (Mary from Magdala) who is believed to have been born or raised here in Magdala. Taking a short drive north towards the western shore of the Sea of Galilee the tour reaches Ginosar. The tour visits the Beit Yigal Allon Museum where you can see a 1st century fishing boat which was discovered in the Sea of Galilee. The boat has been carbon dated as being from 100BC-70AD. During Jesus’s lifetime it is likely that he would have visited Ginosar and perhaps conversed with the fishermen or even gone out on the water in this or a similar fishing boat. Continuing north around the Sea of Galilee the tour reaches the Mount of Beatitudes. This picturesque hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee was referred to in Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6 as the site of the Sermon on the Mount. As early as the Byzantine era Christians had identified this site with the Sermon and constructed a church at the foot of the hill to commemorate the Biblical event. Today a magnificent Catholic chapel built in 1939 graces the top of the mountain. The chapel was designed by Antonio Barluzzi and has elegant arches surrounding the portico plus an impressive dome. As you stand on the mount you can envision Jesus preaching to the masses: “Blessed are the poor…” In 2000 Pope John Paul II held a Mass on the Mount of Beatitudes attended by 100,000 worshipers. The next Christian site visited on the tour is Kfar Kanna or Cana, which is mentioned in the Bible as the site of Jesus’s first miracle. Jesus was attending a wedding when the wine ran out and he took 6 stone jars filled with water and turned the water into wine. In Cana you can visit the Wedding Church which commemorates this Biblical event. There is a church museum displaying excavated artifacts and within the church is a 5th-6th century Byzantine mosaic. After seeing the sites where Jesus spent his ministry in the Galilee and Lower Galilee the tour takes you through south back to your hotel in central Israel. 

From Tel Aviv: Private Jerusalem Highlights Van Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Private Jerusalem Highlights Van Tour

Visit a number of holy and significant sites for both Christianity and Judaism on a private tour of Jerusalem. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan between locations, learning about each site from your local guide. Best of all, customize your tour to fit your preferences. Start with a pickup from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Then head to your first stop: the Mount of Olives. Marvel at the sweeping views of earth-colored houses and sparse green trees below you before descending to the Church of Agony and the Gardens of Gethsemane. Next, enter the Old City through the famous Dung Gate, which represents the need for cleansing physically and spiritually. Then stop at the Western Wall, the most sacred place to Jews today before visiting the Crusader Church of St. Anne and the ruins of the Pool of Bethesda. Walk the famous Via Dolorosa following Jesus' path to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where he was crucified. Continue your tour to spend some time in the markets and along the Byzantine Cardo, the main street in Ancient Roman cities, before leaving the Old City via the Zion Gate. Walk around Mount Zion and the tomb of King David, as well as the Room of the Last Supper. Time permitting, visit the Church of Peter Gallicantu and the Garden Tomb before heading back to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

From Tel Aviv: Nazareth, Galilee & the Sea of Galilee Tour

4. From Tel Aviv: Nazareth, Galilee & the Sea of Galilee Tour

During this tour, you'll visit important holy places for the Christians in the Galilee Mountains where Christ spent most of his life on earth. Drive through the Galilee to visit Nazareth, a relatively small city which is the cradle of Christianity where the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ lived. One of the first stops is the Church of the Annunciation, the traditional site of Mary’s home. Afterwards, head to The St. Joseph Church, built on the location of the carpentry workshop of Joseph, father of Jesus. After leaving Nazareth, make a short stop in Kfar Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle by changing water into wine. Then, continue to the Church at Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. Take a short walk along the Tabha-Capernaum promenade to 'Mensa Christi', the site of the events described in the Gospels.  It was there that Jesus cooked breakfast for the disciples, the miraculous catching of fish took place, and Peter’s reconciliation. Proceed from Tabgha to Capernaum, a remnant of the once-thriving Jewish community from the 2nd century and where Jesus began his ministry. View the ancient Synagogue and the home of St. Peter. Finally, drive through the city of Tiberias to Yardenit and experience the spirituality and pastoral beauty of the waters of the River Jordan, in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

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What people are saying about Tel Aviv

David Ringler is an awesome guide. With a group of 7 friends, we needed to leave a little later, no issue. The program was very fluid, adjusting to our needs. He is very upbeat and knowledgeable, speaks 7 languages and is very sociable. Even though no food/beverages were included, he bought water, beer, shisha... He will make sure the car is cool when you get back. He will get you to the quiet beach at the Dead Sea. Make sure to carve ample of time out, his stories might take a little longer than you've planned time for! :-)

BEAUTIFUL, EXCITING, VERY GOOD TOUR THE KARIM GUIDE

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Our tour included Jerusalem with the Dead Sea. Collecting and organizing went perfectly and without any problems. We particularly liked the trip in the "Van" and not in our guide Adi gave us the best information about the chapters available in the short amount of time in historical, social and current time topics. Here again a big thank you to Adi Wagner.

We (6 people around the age of 50) did a tour of Bethlehem and Jerusalem for over 9 hours and we never got bored for a minute. Raffi Burger, our tour guide did a sensational job and we can warmly recommend it - very big cinema!

Ehud was our tour guide a wealth of knowledge. Nothing was an issue made us feel very safe! Definitely recommend his services, learnt so much about both Jerusalem and Bethlehem! Thank you