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Home About the project Pilgrimage center in Jerusalem Pilgrimage itineraries Photographs News History of the Holy Land Tradition Tour Guide in Israel, Jerusalem and the Holy Land Pavel Platonov Individual one-day excursions from Jerusalem and other cities of Israel 2018 - (33 routes) № 1. Christian Jerusalem
№ 2. Jerusalem of 3 religions
№ 3. General outlook tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
№ 4. The Old City of Jerusalem and the Russian Compound
№ 5. Jerusalem in the centuries. Archaeological parks of ancient Jerusalem with an underground tunnel
№ 6. Gethsemane and Christian shrines of the Old city of Jerusalem
№ 7. Gethsemane and general sightseeing tour of the Old city of Jerusalem
№. 8. The Old City of Jerusalem and the Basilica of Nativity in Bethlehem
№. 9. The Basilica of Christmas in Bethlehem, the monastery of the Cross, the Gorny Russian convent in Jerusalem, the convent of St. John the Baptist
№ 10. Gethsemane, the tomb of the Vigin Mary, the Russian Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the Russian monastery in mount Olives in Jerusalem and the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem
№ 11. Russian Orthodox monasteries of Jerusalem
№ 12. Biblical foothills
№ 13. Mini Israel, Latrun monastery, the Old City of Jaffa
№ 14. Mini Israel, Latrun Monastery, Armored Troops Museum, the Old City of Jaffa
№ 15. Mini Israel, the Latrun Monastery, the Emaus-Nikopol Monastery, the Old City of Jaffa
№ 16. Mediterranean coast: Lod, the Old Sity of Jaffa, Caesarea
№ 17. Caesarea, Haifa, Akko
№ 18. Archaeological parks of the Judean Desert: Mosaic Museum, Qumran, the monastery of Gerasim of Jordan. Visit to the site of Epiphany on the Jordan River (Bethabara)
№ 19. Archaeological Parks of the Judean Desert: Herodium, Mosaic Museum, Qumran, Masada
№ 20. Dead Sea, Masada Fortress, Ein Gedi Nature Park
№ 21. Journey to Galilee: Place of Baptism of Jesus Christ (Bethabara), Lake Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabha, Capernaum
№ 22. Journey to Galilee: the sacred river Jordan (Yardenit), Lake Galilee, Magdala, a place with radon springs, Tabha, Capernaum
№ 23. Journey to Galilee: Nazareth, the place of the Annunciation, Lake Galilee, Tabha, Capernaum, the sacred river Jordan (Yardenit)
№ 24. Journey to Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Beit She'an, Megiddo, Sepphoris
№ 25. Journey to the Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Megiddo, Beit Shearim, Sepphoris
№ 26. Journey to Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Beit She'an, Kursi, Bethsaida, Tel Hazor
№ 27. Upper Galilee: the sources of the Jordan River, archaeological parks - Tel Dan, Banias, Golan
№ 28. Museums of Jerusalem. Museum of Israel: a model of Jerusalem of the II Temple period, a museum of Bible countries, a museum of antiquities of the Holy Land (Rockefeller).
№ 29. Museums and sights of Jerusalem. Museum of Israel: a model of Jerusalem of the II Temple period, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem
№ 30.Jericho and its surroundings. Monastery of Temptation on the Forty-Day Mountain, the monastery of the prophet Elisha, the tree of the publican Zakhei, the monastery of Gerasim of Jordan. Visit to the site of Epiphany on the river (Bethabara)
№ 31. Jericho and its surroundings. Archaeological excavations of the ancient Jericho (Tel-as-Sultan), the Russian museum and park complex in Jericho with the tree of Zakhey the publican, the monastery of the prophet Elisha, the monastery of Gerasim
№ 32 Monastery of St. George Hozevit in the Judean Desert (viewing platform), Jericho and its surroundings. The Monastery of Temptation on the Forty-Day Mountain, the Monastery of the Prophet Elisey, the Monastery of Gerasim of Jordan, the place of
№ 33. Monastery of the Monk Hariton Confessor in the Judean Desert. Source Ein Farah. Jericho and its surroundings. The Monastery of Temptation on the Forty-Day Mountain, the monastery of the prophet Elisha, the monastery of Gerasim of JordanArticles by Pavel Platonov on the Holy Land
Home / Individual one-day excursions from Jerusalem and other cities of Israel 2018 - (33 routes) / № 16. Mediterranean coast: Lod, the Old Sity of Jaffa, Caesarea

Excursion № 16.

Mediterranean coast: Lod, the Old Sity of Jaffa, Caesarea

Individual one-day excursions from Jerusalem and other cities of Israel with Tour guide Pavel Platonov
Lod. Greek Orthodox Church of St. George
© The Russian Orthodox Pilgrim Center "Russia in Paints" in Jerusalem
© Photo by Pavel Platonov January 9, 2010


Lod - the oldest city, mentioned in the Karnak inscription of the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III (ruled in the XV century BC). The city is also known as Lydda and Georgiopol. Mentioned repeatedly in the New Testament. Tradition retains the memory of the place where Saint was buried. incl. George the Victorious.
 
Jaffa is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Pilgrims from all corners came here to visit the Holy Land. At present the city is united with Tel Aviv into a single municipal unit. Hence, according to the legend, the Biblical prophet Jonah went on his way, here according to the legend Perse liberated Andromeda, according to the text of the New Testament, there was a vision for the apostle Peter, who here resurrected a girl named Tavifa from the dead. The ancient historical part of Jaffa is an interlacing of narrow, bright and picturesque streets, in which many restaurants, art galleries, artists' studios, salons and museums with archeological excavations are located. Also here are temples and monasteries of various faiths.

Caesarea is a unique archaeological park in place of an ancient city founded by Herod the Great in memory of the Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus. Currently, there are active archaeological excavations including underwater. Among the surviving ruins, the most famous are: ("Palace on the Reef"), the Hippodrome (stadium) of King Herod, reconstructed into an amphitheater, sections of city streets of Roman and Byzantine periods, a complex of Byzantine baths with magnificent finishes, a large artificial port of the Second Jewish Temple and fortified city -port of the Arab period, the ruins of the temple complex, in which the buildings of the Roman, Byzantine, Arabic periods and the Crusader era, fragments of the city wall were mixed up. Also interesting are the "Street of Statues" of the Byzantine period, decorated with Roman statues, the ruins of the Byzantine synagogue, the remnants of the Roman fortress wall, the hippodrome (2nd century AD), and fragments of aqueducts. Among the archaeological finds is a plate with the inscription Pilate to the emperor Tiberius (the original is kept in the Museum of Israel).

The excursion begins at the place of accommodation of the tourists in Jerusalem (the address and time of the excursion beginning is indicated in advance by the guide). On the tour you need to have comfortable shoes, drinking water and a hat from the sun. Clothes should be like when visiting temples (men should not visit temples in shorts, women should have clothes with closed shoulders, do not have a neckline, short skirts and shorts, you can wear trousers). At the request of tourists, you can add a visit to Bethlehem. To cross the border post between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, tourists need to have a passport with them.
 
The price for all participants of the excursion in our car with a departure from Jerusalem is $ 450 (with the number of up to 6 people in the car), and $ 700 (with the number of participants from 7 to 15 people).
 
When you leave for a tour from Tel Aviv and its environs on our car, the price for up to 6 people is $ 650, and from 7 to 15 people - $ 900.
 
If the tourists have a rented car, the price is $ 300 for all participants of the excursion, provided that the excursion begins in Jerusalem.

We wish you a pleasant stay and an exciting journey and pilgrimage!
Prices are quoted in USD

 
The price does not include the cost of paid entries along the route.
 
The tour starts from Jerusalem.
 
In case of accommodation of participants of excursion in Tel Aviv and its vicinities or in other cities of Israel, we can help to get to Jerusalem by public transport.
 
There is a possibility of delivery on excursions and back on our transport from the area of ​​Tel Aviv and its environs and the Dead Sea for an additional fee.
 
The program provides an overview of the main attractions.
 
The program takes into account the wishes of the excursion.
 
A detailed program, taking into account the wishes of the excursionist, is made after consent to the cost of the services.
 
The tour is accompanied by Tour guide Pavel Platonov.
 
(Licenses of chartered guides of the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel No. 10103).
 
You can order the tour by e-mail palomnic2@gmail.com
 
And also by calling: + 972-545-336-297 (Wats up / Viber), (in Israel: 054-5336-297)
 
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