Descend into the underground headquarter of the Knights of St. John and experience the Medieval atmosphere. See the Crypt-made of paved stone floors and the stairway leading to a long underground passage believed to be an escape tunnel built by the Crusaders.
Return up surface and explore the Ottoman phase of Acco. You'll see the 18th century Turkish Bazaar, stop at Kahan El-Umdan, and the picturesque Pisan port. If time permits we may be able to incorporate a visit to the large mosque of El-Jazar.
Then drive to Rosh-Hanikra on the Mediterranean Sea near the Lebanese-Israel border. The most western and northern place in all of Israel. If you wish, you may enjoy a cable car ride to visit the grottos carved into the white choke stone. The view is beautiful.
Next we'll drive to visit the Talmudic city of Zippori. The city dates back to the era of the Maccabees in the second century B.C.E., when it was founded by Alexander Janneus of the Hasmonean dynasty. Learn all about the fascinating history of this area.
Visit the ruins, see the Roman Villa with beautiful mosaic floor, the theatre, the synagogue, water system, colonnaded street.
Departures: 08:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - We will always opt to avoid bad traffic and crowds. Please note that any changes to the itinerary are always done with your best interest in mind.
- Lunch, beverages, gratuities, entrance fees are not included. Entrance fees will be about $30/person.
- Please note: Jewish sites may close early on Fridays and will be closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. If your tour is on a Saturday, the Jewish sites will be substituted with other sites.