Cultural Tours

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Bahai Shrine & Gardens

While it’s true that many visitors come to Israel searching for a religious or spiritual experience, Israel has plenty to offer even the most secular of travelers.

Let’s start our journey with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These are treasures to all humanity.

We’ll explore archaeological sites and the material culture of places mentioned in the Bible in order to try and reconstruct the culture and history of this ancient land.

We can tour the Negev Desert and encounter an ancient nomadic people that controlled lucrative caravan routes of antiquity. They too, are cast members, in the drama called Israel.

Canaanites, Philistines, Jews, Romans, Byzantine Christians, Arabs. All of these civilizations and more have left their mark on the Land. And today’s Israel is a fascinating mosaic of vastly diverse Jewish cultures, along side Christian and Muslim Arabs, Druze, Bedouins and Circassians.

Every tour can be customized to meet your needs and interests. Here are just a few of the places you’re likely to visit on a cultural tour with me—in David’s Land.

Zippori

Zippori-Mona Lisa of Galilee

Zippori was a cosmopolitan Jewish city and capital of Galilee in Roman and Talmudic times. It also served as the seat of the Sanhedrin. In Zippori, you’ll find some of the most beautiful mosaic floors in all of David’s Land

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Western Wall

Western Wall

The Western Wall is the holiest accessible place on earth for the Jewish People. It represents the collective memory of a nation for more than 2,000 years.

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Tel Aviv (White City)

Tel-Aviv-The White City

Tel Aviv, founded in 1909, is the world’s first “Hebrew” city. What was once a garden suburb of Jaffa that emerged from the sand dunes, has become Israel’s largest metropolis and the capital of “Mediterranean cool.”

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Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa

Technically speaking, Old Jaffa today is a part of the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo. But Jaffa couldn’t be more different than Tel Aviv.

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Nimrod Fortress

Nimrod Fortress

The Nimrod Fortress on the Golan Heights defended a critical point along an ancient trade route in the Middle East and was built to block Crusader aspirations in the region.

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Masada

Masada

There is hardly a visitor to Israel who doesn’t tour the mountain-top fortress at Masada. This site in the Judean Desert near the shores of the Dead Sea is spectacular.

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Akko (Acre)

Akko sea wall

The Old City of Acre is a UNESCO world heritage site. The city is at least 5,000 years old, but attractions connected with its Crusader past, and a period of resurgence during the Ottoman era, are what attract so many visitors today.

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Baha’i Shrine & Gardens

Bahai Shrine & Gardens

The Baha’i Shrine and Gardens in Haifa are the city’s most outstanding landmark, but this magnificent place is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Beit Guvrin / Maresha

Sidonian Burial Caves at Beit Guvrin/Maresha

The area in and around Beit Guvrin National Park is honeycombed with hundreds of underground caves. The soft rock in this area of the Judean Lowlands is covered by a thin hard crust. During the Hellenistic period, when Maresha was at its peak, residents exploited the natural geology of the region and cut caves out […]

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Davidson Center / Jerusalem Archaeological Park

Here’s an opportunity to explore the monumental ruins of Herod the Great’s massive expansion of the Second Temple.  Walk along the main street below the Temple Mount.

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Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

Eign Gedi - Nahal David waterfall

If you have time to explore only one nature reserve in Israel, make sure it’s Ein Gedi. Ein Gedi is a unique oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea.

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Let’s Plan Your Tour

There are so many fascinating places to see and experience in Israel that I can’t list them all here. More sites we might visit together could include:

* Apollonia
* Avdat
* Beit Shean
* Belvoir (Kochav HaYarden)
* Makhtesh Ramon
* Mamshit
* Tel Beer Sheva
* Tel Dan
* Tel Hazor
* Tel Megiddo
* Timna

Contact me and let’s talk about an itinerary that makes the most sense for you.

Meet the Cast

On your tour of Israel, we’ll be delving into quite a bit of history. I’m here to help you get the most out of your trip by putting the places we visit into an historical perspective. By focusing on the countless individuals who’ve left their mark on the Israel you’ll see today, we can bring history to life. So join me. Let’s meet the cast of the drama I call ‘Israel.’ Let me introduce you to some of the cast members of David's Land.