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Garden Tomb

A short account of the Garden Tomb, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

“So they took Jesus and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him….. So they took the body of Jesus and bound […]

Soreq Cave

A short account of Soreq Cave, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

Near the city of Beit Shemesh, in the area between the Judean Hills and mountains, you can find one of the most amazing creations of nature – the Soreq Stalactite Cave, also known as the Avshalom Cave. It is not one […]

Sahne

A short account of the Sahne, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

Sahne (in Arabic, “the warm one”) is a national park, which goes by the official name, Gan Hashlosha, a name that is rarely used. It is a very popular natural water park, and many people frequent it, especially during vacation […]

Nazareth

A short account of Nazareth, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel, with a population numbering 75,000. When the surrounding cities are included, the population of the metropolitan area of Nazareth numbers 150,000. Its attraction for tourism is based on the context of Jesus’ story. This […]

Judean Desert

A short account of the Judean Desert, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

The Judean Desert is a geographical region about 85 km (52 mi) long and about 20 km (13 mi) wide, located at the center of the country, between the Judean Mountains and the Dead Sea Valley. It covers a very […]

Horvat Itri

A short account of Horvat Itri and Horvat Burgin, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

As you hike in the Judean Hills and notice the ground, you will see that on top of almost every hill, thousands of shards of pottery are scattered. This is a clear sign that people once lived on […]

Hamat Gader

A short account of Hamat Gader, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

“Gadara, a place which has warm baths in Syria, inferior only to those at Baia in Italy, with which no other baths can be compared” (Eunapius, 4th century CE historian). Even today, the Hamat Gader (Gadara) thermal baths are unequaled in […]

Prophet Samuel’s Tomb

A short account of the Prophet Samuel’s Tomb, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

Close to the northern end of Jerusalem, stands the highest mountain in the area. It is 886 m. (2,900 ft.) high, and has a 360-degree view of the Judean Mountains and Jerusalem. According to an old tradition, this is […]

Tel Megiddo

A short account of the Tel Megiddo, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

Standing 200 ft. above the Jezreel Valley, is the famous Tel Megiddo. It was an ancient city, occupying no more than 15 acres, and yet, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One may wonder what made it so […]

Machtesh

A short account of the Machtesh, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide

We call them craters, but they are not craters. They resemble volcanic craters, but they are not the products of volcanoes. The Machteshim are unique phenomena, so unique that these landforms appear nowhere else in the world.

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