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Israel Jewish Heritage Tours

 

E.I Tourism Services offers a Jewish heritage tour, which combines sites important both to Jewish history and to the State of Israel. The tour will take you to the holiest places in Israel which include visiting Biblical sites as well as ancient synagogues and even important sage’s graves. In addition, your private Jewish heritage tour will give you the option of visiting sites and museums significant to the history of the state of Israel. Your Jewish heritage tour will be planned specifically for your wants and needs and will cater to your every desire.

Jerusalem


Jerusalem is, of course, the holiest place to Jews in the world, and the most important city to the state of Israel. E.I Tourism Services’ private Jewish heritage tour will take you to the Old City as well as the new city of Jerusalem, and explain the historical significance of Jerusalem along the centuries for both the Jewish and Israeli people.

 

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Old City

Your private Jewish heritage tour, will take you into the ancient Biblical Old City of Jerusalem, through one of its famous Gates and into the Jewish Quarter. E.I Tourism Services will take you through all the main historical points of interest in the Jewish Quarter, including the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion, the ancient Roman market street of the Cardo, a remnant of the time of King Hezekia named the “Broad Wall” and four Sephardic synagogues restored after the 1967 war.

Your private Jewish heritage tour will take you to the Wailing Wall (Western Wall), the only remainder of the Second Temple, which was built by King Herod. You will also be able to tour the underground Western Wall Tunnels, visit the Davidson Center Archeological Park and the Tower of David Museum.

 

New City

While in Jerusalem, your Jewish heritage tour will take you to visit Me’a She’arim where you will get the opportunity to view the unique lifestyle of the ultra orthodox Jewish communities who live there. Your private tour of Jerusalem will go past the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and see the Menorah with the biblical emblems on the way to the Israel Museum. Inside the museum you’ll be able to see, amongst other things, a miniature replica of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed.

Your private Jewish heritage tour will continue to the national memorial site on Ammunition Hill and to the military cemetery on Mount Herzl and, of course, to the Yad Vashem Museum which commemorates the Holocaust.


Jerusalem: The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, facade

Haifa

Haifa has an interesting topography, having both mountains and a sea shore. E.I Tourism Services’ private Jewish heritage tour guide will explain the significance of the city to both Jewish history and the history of the State of Israel. The private Jewish heritage tour will take you up Mount Carmel and show you the place where the prophet Elijah challenged the prophets of the Baal. In addition, you will visit the “Af al Pi Chen” naval museum of the illegal immigration to Israel at the time of British Mandate.

 

Katzrin


E.I Tourism Services will take your private Jewish heritage tour around the quaint Talmudic village of Katzrin, and tell you all about the interesting history of this reconstructed 2nd century village.

Ancient Ruins in Katzrin

Tel Hai


Tel Hai has great significance to the canon of the State of Israel. E.I Tourism Services’ private Jewish heritage tour will take you to Tel Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument and recount the famous battle of Joseph Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920.

Safed and Baram


Be sure to include Safed (Tzfat) the center of Jewish Mysticism and the Kabala on your private Jewish heritage tour. E.I Tourism Services will take you to visit the numerous art galleries specializing in Kabbalistic art and learn firsthand the hidden meaning in the local artists’ work. In addition, your private Jewish heritage tour will take you to numerous significant ancient synagogues, including the 300 year old Yossef Caro synagogue and Isaac Lurie (Ha’Ari) synagogue. After that, you will have the option to travel farther up north, to the ruins of the ancient synagogue in Bar’am.

Safed : Entrance to the old Abouhav synagogue

 

Tiberias


Tiberias is an important city to Judaism, as it is filled with history and diversity. Your private Jewish heritage tour will take you to the Old City of Tiberias to visit ancient synagogues such as the Sephardic “Tree of Life” and the Carlin Hassidic Synagogue. E.I Tourism Services will also take you to visit graves of famous sages such as the Rambam, Ha Shela Hakadosh, Rabbi Akiva and Raman Yohanan Ben Zakai.

Beit Alpha

At Beit Alpha, you will be able to see a beautiful intricate mosaic floor of at synagogue from the Byzantine period.

Mount Gilboa

E.I Tourism Services’ Jewish heritage tour will show you where King Saul was killed in the battle against the Philistines on mount Gilboa. Your private tour will take you to Gan Hashlosha (Sachne), at the foot of the mountain, where you will have an opportunity to enjoy the cool mountain springs.

Mount Bental


E.I Tourism Services’ private Jewish heritage tour will take you to the old Israel Defense Force post on Mount Bental, with its intricate trenches and fortified buildings, which overlook the stunning views of the Golan Heights. In addition, while hearing the recount of the Battle of the Valley of Tears, we will also be able to look over Israel’s border into the Syrian town Kuneitra, and also see minefields and anti tank trenches


Masada


Masada holds many years of Jewish history over the centuries. Your private Jewish heritage tour will take you to Masada, which you will ascend by cable car and tour the World Heritage Site of King Herod’s luxurious palace, which was built in the first century. In addition, E.I Tourism Services’ guide, will recount follow the famous story of Masada, where Jewish Sicarii rebels and refugees chose mass suicide instead of being enslaved by the Roman Empire during the first Jewish-Roman War.


 Masada