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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.
Travel to Israel and visit the Jewish Quarter in the Old City where you will see your heritage and history with your own eyes. In the Jewish Quarter you will find many historic sites, shops and restaurants unlike any other, many surprises around every corner, as well as the most important holy site to Judaism such as the Western Wall where you can take time to pray to God, the City of David, the Herodian Quarter, Temple Institute, and the Courtyard of Old Yishuv.
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."
One of the amazing highlights during a Jewish heritage trip in Israel will be Masada, the famous fortress built by King Herod the Great between 37 and 31 BCE, and later used and fortified by Jews who held out against the Roman Empire in 73 CE.
Often on a holy land tour to Israel, one of the first picturesque views of an ancient city will be that of Jaffa situated on a natural harbor atop a hill on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and only minutes from Tel Aviv. This ancient port city is the oldest municipality in Israel, and famous for being mentioned in the bible stories of Solomon, Jonah, and Peter.