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Interesting Excursions In Israel From Jerusalem With A Private Driver

 FROM JERUSALEM WITH A PRIVATE DRIVER TOURS

 

In this article, we will tell you about the most interesting and fascinating excursions from Jerusalem with a driver in Russian and English, which are worth taking while you stay in Jerusalem.

 

WALKING SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF JERUSALEM

 

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An ideal option to start your acquaintance with Jerusalem with a 2-hour sightseeing tour along the main routes of the Old City. Jerusalem is a real cradle of religions, a holy city for millions of people of different faiths. It was here that the events of the Jewish Tanakh, the Christian New Testament, the Muslim Koran took place, which for many generations determined the history of mankind.

Along the way, you will have many interesting and important sights. Among them is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Calvary, stops on the Way of the Cross of Jesus Christ, the Western Wall, Roman Cardo street, a view of the Mount of Olives - the place of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, the Temple Mount with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the golden "Dome over the Rock" and much more.

During the excursion, you will not only visit the world-famous places of the city but also learn interesting facts from the life of Jerusalem and feel its unique spirit and atmosphere.

Who can book the excursion with a private driver?

1.Those who want to have time to see all the most interesting in the city and decide where to go then on their own, as well as clarify the questions of interest with a local expert.


2.Those who are for the first time in Jerusalem, and those who have very little time to visit the sights of the city.

The Jerusalem tour will begin from your hotel, your private driver in Israel will pick you up and drive you to the places mentioned above, in case you want a professional tour guide we will be happy to provide you one.

 

BETHLEHEM AND JERUSALEM: A TOUCH TO THE ORIGINS

 

 

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During this excursion with a driver in Israel to the sacred places of the Holy Land, you can see places familiar from books and films associated with the formation and development of one of the world's largest religions.

You will visit the origins of Christian civilization, see the famous cave in Bethlehem, learn the secrets of underground Jerusalem and the Western Wall, walk along the paths that King David, Herod the Great, and Jesus Christ walked along. You will visit Jerusalem and see the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Western Wall, the Golden Dome on the Temple Mount.


In Bethlehem, you will visit the Church of the Nativity of Christ. The most important shrines of the temple: the miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (of Bethlehem) in the altar and the crypt (underground church), where you can see the 14-angle star of Bethlehem, at the birthplace of Christ, the "manger" in which the baby Jesus and the "altar of the Magi" lay ...

 

AT THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY: EIN KAREM AND BETHLEHEM

 

 

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In a picturesque valley, among the Jerusalem mountains, there is the village of Ein Karem. Translated from Hebrew, its name means Grape Spring. 2000 years ago, Zachariah and Elizabeth lived here, John the Baptist was born here. In Ein Karem, there was a meeting between the Virgin Mary and the righteous Elizabeth, during which Mary learned about the future fate.

The inhabitants of Jerusalem themselves call this corner - Jerusalem Switzerland, and not in vain, the beauty of this place will not leave anyone indifferent. In Ein-Karem you will visit: the source of Mary, the house of Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John the Baptist, where the Church of the Visitation (Meeting) was built in the 20th century, as well as the Gornensky Orthodox convent.

 


In Bethlehem (Hebrew Beit Lechem, lit. House of Bread), a thousand years before the birth of Jesus, David was born - the most famous of the Jewish kings. According to the New Testament, King David was the ancestor of Jesus Christ. Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Local tradition has preserved the cave in which Christ was born. At the beginning of the 4th century A.D. over the cave Empress Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine, built the Church of the Nativity. This is the oldest church that has never been destroyed. You will learn about all this during the excursion with your private driver or tour guide.

In Bethlehem, you will visit the Church of the Nativity of Christ. The most important shrines of the temple: the miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (of Bethlehem) in the altar and the crypt (underground church), where you can see the 14-angle star of Bethlehem, at the birthplace of Christ, the "manger" in which the baby Jesus and the "altar of the Magi" lay ...

 

 

THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN JERUSALEM

 

THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN JERUSALEM TOUR WITH DRIVER

 


The Temple Mount is a unique site that is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, for this part we recommend hiring a driver who is also a tour guide or just book a special Israeli tour guide.

During the tour you will see:

♦ The Golden Dome over the Keystone, from which, according to the biblical tradition, the world began.


♦ Al-Aqsa Mosque - the third in importance after the mosques in Mecca and Medina.


♦ The remaining fragments of the Jerusalem Temple, the destruction of which in Israel is mourned to this day.


♦ The political situation in the Middle East and monuments of Mamluk (military class in medieval Egypt) architecture.

 

During the tour of the Temple Mount you will learn:

♦ About the events that took place on the mountain at different times.


♦ About Jewish, Christian, and Muslim dogmas about the creation of the world.


♦ Where God created Adam and where Abraham was ready to sacrifice his son Isaac.


♦ Where the Jewish Temple stood and how the Knights Templar was founded.

Thus, you will understand what significance the Temple Mount has in the religious world, how it connects three different denominations, and from what events that took place here, the religious foundations and traditions are known today were formed.

 

 

UNDERGROUND JERUSALEM - THE CITY OF KING DAVID

 

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This tour with a private driver is intended for lovers of antiquity and archeology. During this underground Jerusalem excursion, you will have the opportunity to get to know Jerusalem literally from the inside. You are going to descend into the ancient underground tunnels of the archaeological park City of King David. You will see the foundations of the tower that guarded the waters of the Gihon spring and the Shiloakh basin. Then, along the tunnels under Herodian Street, climb to the Temple Mount, repeating the path of ancient pilgrims.

You will learn in detail about all points of the route from a professional tour guide, there is so much history in these places that life is not enough to know everything. You will also visit the excavation museum, inspect the foundations of the Western Wall and be able to pray at it. In the Old City, you will walk along the Jewish Quarter and the Roman-Byzantine Cardo street. Visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion

We highly recommend booking a licensed tour guide for this part, in case you sure in your knowledge our Israeli private driver will do the job and lead you.

 

FROM CATASTROPHE TO STATE - YAD VASHEM

 

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Theodor Herzel and the Zionist Movement, British Occupation and the Heroic Struggle for Freedom, the Extermination of Six Million Jews during the Second World War. You will learn about this and much more during this excursion to Yad Vashem and Mount Hertzel. You will visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem Museum, and the National War Cemetery on Mount Herzel.

 

On Mount Herzel, in addition to the museum, you will visit the graves of Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin, Teddy Kolek, and Khana Senesh. You will see monuments to Jewish soldiers who fought in the ranks of the allied armies against Germany before the creation of the State of Israel, and to the children who gave their lives for Israel.

 


At the Yad Vashem Museum, you will visit a children's section and an exhibition that will acquaint you with anti-Semitism in Germany, the global reaction to it, and the life of Jews in ghettos and concentration camps. The exhibition includes children's toys, books, and art.

This tour with a driver is restricted to kids under the age of 10.

 

 

MACHANE YEHUDA MARKET - FOOD, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD

 

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Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem is the most famous market in Israel. To find out what is happening in the city, just visit this place. Residents come here for food, clothing, shoes, and jewelry, and Israeli politicians come here to vote. There is also the first Israeli skyscraper, a sundial, a unique cemetery, charitable canteens, and elite establishments.

Here you will find out, see and try a lot of interesting things. You will find out how, when, by whom and why the market and the district of the same name was built. See the mausoleum of the Gur Hasidim among the residential buildings of ultra-religious Jews, a yeshiva, and a Turkish hospital. Taste Jerusalem kugel and halva, vegetables and fruits, vegetarian food, and visit a 100-year-old working restaurant.

This tour is perfect for families and individuals, our Israeli private driver will be able to drive you as close as possible to the most interesting spots and wait for you as long as you need.

 

 

THE BIBLE COMES TO LIFE: GALILEE, NAZARETH, AND THE JORDAN RIVER

 

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The mountains of Galilee, cities, and towns in the northern part of the country are inextricably linked with the earthly life of Jesus Christ. On the excursion with a private driver, you will learn about the birth of a new religion - Christianity. You will discover why simple fishermen were among the first apostles of Christ. You will understand how Nazareth was able to turn from a seedy village into a city with the greatest destiny.

Capernaum, Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes - almost the entire Gospel story took place here, according to the New Testament, Jesus performed most of his deeds and miracles. That is why these places are especially attractive for Christians all over the world. Since ancient times, around the Sea of ​​Galilee, various Christian denominations have built temples directly on the site of biblical events. You will visit these churches, each of them is built in a certain style and each has its own peculiarity.

You can relieve fatigue after such a busy day by bathing in the waters of the Jordan River on the territory of the Yardenit pilgrimage complex.

Please note that a modest dree is required since you will visit holy sites.

 

 

DAY OF REST AT THE DEAD SEA AND SPA TREATMENTS

 

 

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Minerals from the Dead Sea, possessing the world's highest therapeutic effect, can restore health and youth to people. Dead Sea water and mud are especially effective in treating skin conditions, including those that are virtually untreatable like psoriasis.

The Dead Sea Coast is the lowest landmass on Earth and is more than 400 meters below sea level. In this regard, the atmospheric pressure in this area is noticeably increased, and the oxygen content in the air is 15% higher than in any other part of the world. The air here is unusually clean, a kind of natural pressure chamber saturated with bromine vapor. That has a beneficial effect on the bronchi, lungs, and nervous system.

As part of this excursion to the Dead Sea with a private driver, you will have an unforgettable day of relaxation at the Dead Sea. You will enjoy the wellness complex in the SPA salon of the Lot (Lot Spa Hotel) or Hod (Hod Hamidbar Spa Hotel). At your service will be provided: hydrogen sulfide baths, a sauna, a jacuzzi, a pool with water from the Dead Sea, and a comfortable beach equipped with awnings and sun loungers. And at the hotel, you will find a great lunch buffet.

 

 

TWO DAYS AT THE DEAD SEA - CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR

 

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An unforgettable 2-day trip filled with events and impressions awaits you. During which you will visit the ancient city of Jericho, the monastery of Temptation on Mount Karantal, the Massadu fortress, Qumran, and the oasis in the Ein Gedi desert; take a bath in the waters of the Jordan River and rest at the Dead Sea.

 

THE FIRST DAY OF THE EXCURSION WITH A PRIVATE DRIVER


♦ Departure from Jerusalem. The ancient Red Road leads from the Jerusalem Mountains to the Dead Sea. For thousands of years, armies, pilgrims, and caravans of merchants marched along with it. The road was named so because of the color of its stones, stained with human blood.


♦ In the Museum of the Good Samaritan, you will see mosaics of ancient synagogues and churches, which are collected here from all over Israel.


♦ In the most ancient city of Israel, Jericho, which is already 10000 years old, you will see the excavations of the biblical walls and the palace of Caliph Hisham, Sycamore, and the source, whose waters were purified by the prophet Elijah.


♦ Rise on the funicular to Mount Karantal to the monastery of Temptation or, as it is also called, the 40-day monastery, where the devil tempted Jesus after baptism.


♦ Come to the waters of the Jordan River, in the very place where John baptized Jesus Christ, and you can take a bath.


♦ In the evening, rest in a hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea.

 

 DAY 2 OF THE EXCURSION WITH A PRIVATE DRIVER TO THE DEAD SEA

 

♦ Climb to the Massada Fortress - the last stronghold of the Jewish rebels against Rome and a symbol of the fortitude of the Jewish people.


♦ Relax in an oasis in the Ein Gedi Desert.


♦ Visit Qumran, where the ideas of communism and the monastic movement originated 200 years before the birth of Christianity.


♦ Visit the “AHAVA” Factory Shop, where you can buy Dead Sea cosmetics.


♦ After swimming in the Dead Sea, you can return to Jerusalem or continue your holiday here.

 

CONCLUSION 

 

We have prepared for you great excursions with a private driver for 2021, get your vaccine and begin touring Israel