Your full-day sacred Jewish sites tour from Tel Aviv kicks off with morning pick up from your Tel Aviv hotel. Travel along the Mediterranean coast as you make your way to the plain of Armageddon where you’ll find views of the biblical Hill of Megiddo.
Follow your guide on a tour of a local diamond factory and then enjoy some light refreshments before arriving at the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias. Founded in the 1st century, this holy city is home to some of the most sacred burial sites in Judaism.
Your guide will offer up insight and history as you visit the grave of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness. Learn how his tomb was rebuilt before making your way to the grave of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon. This famous man was the author of the Mishneh Torah.
Savor a local lunch (own expense) before continuing on to Safed. This center of Jewish mysticism (known as Kabbalah) is filled with cobblestone streets. You’ll follow your guide to the Ari Ashkenazi Synagogue, through the artists’ district and to the Isaac Luria Visitor Center.
Your memorable tour concludes at the top of Mount Meron, where you’ll visit the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who wrote the Kabbalah’s Zohar. Your guide will tell you about the tradition of bringing sons here for their first haircut when they reach three years of age.
Enjoy a scenic drive back to Tel Aviv, where you’ll be dropped at your hotel of choice.