There are many places in this world that possess great importance and significance due to different reasons. Israel and especially Jerusalem is a place that holds great importance because it holds something for three biggest and most important religions in the world. These three religions are Islam, Christianity (see our Christian Holy Land travel tour package) and Judaism (see our Jewish Heritage Tours). Jerusalem is a city that is located in Israel and it is one of the most popular cities of Israel. People from all over the world visits Israel and especially Jerusalem for its significance.
We all know that there are three very popular religions in this world that are somehow interrelated to each other as well. Islam and Christianity both have great importance for the city of Jerusalem because there are many traces of old Prophets of Islam. There are many popular and huge mosques in Jerusalem in which many Prophets of Islam used to worship. In Israel and in Jerusalem there are many tombs of Prophets. In Christianity and in Judaism there are their own history and relations to the Jerusalem. And Jerusalem is the only place in this world that is considered to be holy by all these three religions.
There are many places, historic places, sites, mosques, churches etc that describes the significance of Jerusalem and in this city all three types of religious people lives. There are many other places in this world that are very famous for different religions but they are considered holy for one religion but Jerusalem, Israel is the only place in the world having great importance for these three religions. Israel is always in the news for its steps that it takes for the other countries. The tourism in Israel had decreased but now they are trying to increase the tourism and let the people of these three religions to visit their holy place and to renew their faith.
This is our most popular Jewish sightseeing tour. Enjoy this 11 day tour of Israel excellent for family and friends whom want to connect to their Jewish heritage, and experience the land of “milk and honey” Israel. This tour offers countless Jewish sites. Time and time again this tour is chosen for Bar/Bat-Mitzvah optional ceremonies by families wanting to celebrate this great family day in Israel. See full Tour Details: Jewish Heritage Tour
see tour itinerary:
Day 1 – MONDAY
Departure from North America
Day 2 – SUNDAY
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met and assisted by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight.
Day 3 – SATURDAY
At leisure Overnight Tel-Aviv.
Day 4 – SUNDAY
Caesarea / Haifa / Acre / Rosh Hanikra
Drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. See the excavations of the crusaders’ city, the aqueduct and amphitheatre which has been restored as a concert venue. Proceed to Haifa for a panoramic view from Mount Carmel and visit “AF AL PI CHEN”, the naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of the British mandate. Drive to Acre; walk along the old harbour and local market; Continue to the northernmost point of Israel at Rosh Hanikra. Descend by cable into the limestone grottoes.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 5 – MONDAY
Safed / Tel Facher / Banias / Tel Hai
Drive to Safed, center of the Kaballa movement; visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’Ari synagogues, the most important synagogues in the city; stroll around the Artist’s quarter. Enjoy a Jeep tour at the foot of the Golan. Continue to the Golan Heights; stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra and the Syrian territory. Stop at Tel Facher, a former Syrian army camp; visit the Banias springs. Next, a visit to Tel-Hai; see the “Roaring Lion” monument and learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.
Overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
Day 6 – TUESDAY
Beit Shean / Beit Alpha / Gan Hashlosha / Jerusalem
Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave; proceed to Beit Shean, also called “Scythopolis”, the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Stop at Beit Alpha to see the beautiful mosaic floor of a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Onto Gan Hashlosha, (Sachne) where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the water springs located at the foot of the Gilboa mountain, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines. Continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem with a stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 – WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem: Old City
Tour the old city of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Western Wall Tunnels; visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 – THURSDAY
Jerusalem: New City
Depart the hotel and arrive to the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem.
*Optional: Celebrate the Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremonies at the kotel.
Continue to Mea Shearim and learn about the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox communities. Drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems. Next visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the new holy land model – a miniature replica of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Drive to mount Hertzel, the military cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the ammunition hill, a former Jordanian army stronghold, conquered by the Israeli army in the Six Day War, and converted into a national memorial site and museum, Overnight Jerusalem.* Optional: For families who wish to celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the Wall. This will be a perfect opportunity, while the rest of the group will tour Mea Shearim, arrangements will be made at the Wall with a Rabbi. At the end of the service, you will be transferred from the Western Wall area to meet the group at the entrance of the Israel Museum. For prices for this special option, see bellow.
Day 9 – FRIDAY
Qumran / Massada / Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Continue to Massada, ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress; visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, the bathhouses etc. Descend by cable car. Next stop for lunch and Spa facilities in one of the leading hotels in the area.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10 – SATURDAY
At leisure. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11 – SUNDAY
Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport
Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure.
The above program can be extended and tailor-made for groups.