Tiberias is a popular Israeli city on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), Tiberias offers diverse water sports, Christian and Jewish holy places, history and a range of accommodations. Tourist enjoy boat rides on the lake, local restaurants provide the catch of the day, and the promenade offers a pleasant place to walk and take in the beautiful natural scenery.
Qumran is positioned 10 miles south of Jericho by way of the Dead Sea on a desolate location perfect for the Essenes sect, recognized also as the “Dead Sea Sect” whom lived there. The archeological area was once excavated by Roland de Vaux, a Catholic priest within the years of 1953-1956 and excavations proceed to this day. Qumran is legendary and of serious significance for the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in nearby mountain caves, and a frequent sightseeing visit during your jewish heritage tours.
The ancient ruins of Beit Shean will impress throughout your trip to Israel located 17 miles south of the Sea of Galilee, the traditional city was located in a strategically necessary junction of the Harod and Jordan Valley. The fertile lands had been made famous with the Jewish sages who said "if the land of Eden is within the land of Israel, then its gate is Beth Shean."