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Home About the project Travel Israel with a private guide Photographs News History of the Holy Land Tradition Tour Guide in Israel, Paul Platonov Individual one-day excursions from Jerusalem and other cities of Israel 2023 (34 routes) 1. Christian Jerusalem
2. Jerusalem of 3 religions
3. General outlook tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
4. The first Jewish neighborhoods outside the walls of the old city of Jerusalem
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, Ein Kerem, the convent of St. John the Baptist
10. Gethsemane, the tomb of the Vigin Mary, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the monastery in mount Olives in Jerusalem and the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem
11. 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 Baptism 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, 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: Mount Tabor — place of the Transfiguration of the Lord, monasteries on the top of the mountain, Cana of Galilee, Nazareth — place of the Annunciation
25. Journey to Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Beit She'an, Megiddo, Sepphoris
26. Journey to the Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Megiddo, Beit Shearim, Sepphoris
27. Journey to Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Beit She'an, Kursi, Bethsaida, Tel Hazor
28. Upper Galilee: the sources of the Jordan River, archaeological parks - Tel Dan, Banias, Golan
29. 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).
30. Museums and sights of Jerusalem. Museum of Israel: a model of Jerusalem of the II Temple period, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem
31. 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)
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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

Excursion number 17

Caesarea, Haifa, Akko

Individual one-day excursions from Jerusalem and other cities of Israel with Tour guide Pavel Platonov
The Roman Theater of Caesarea.
This most ancient theater in Israel is found in the southern part of the city of the Crusaders.
It was built by King Herod Great, but over the years of its existence - right up to the Byzantine era - several times rebuilt.
It had 4 thousand seats
© Photo by Tour Guide Pau,l December 22, 2008

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 modern city of Haifa with a population of 235 thousand people, located on an area of ​​54 square meters. kilometers, was founded in 1761 and built on the site of an ancient city, known since the III century AD. in the Roman period. In the XI century, with the Crusaders, the city turned into a significant Mediterranean port. Here is the main temple of the Baha'i religion with the unique terraces of the so-called "Persian Gardens". On Mount Carmel, with a height of 546 meters, the holy places associated with the Prophet Elijah are known. On Mount Caramel was founded the Order of the Carmelites in the XIII century.

Acre is an ancient city, founded around 1500 BC. Modern city with a population of 46 thousand people, spread out on an area of ​​10 square meters. kilometers, appeared in 1877. The old town of Akko is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to archaeologists, the history of Acre has lasted for more than 4000 years. The city is mentioned in the chronicles of Amarna in the XIV century BC. In the old city, during the excavations in the period from 1954 to 1963, a number of multifunctional premises were identified, locally identified as the fortress-shelter of St. John, called "knight's halls". During the excavation of the dining room (the refectorium), an underground tunnel was discovered that leads from the fortress in the north to the seaport in the south. The fortress (Monastery of Hospitallers) is built in the form of four wings surrounding an open courtyard. The northern wing was built along the northern wall of the city, making the fortress an integral part of protecting the walls of the city and the main gate to the north.

The famous fortress walls of Acre and the fortress of the northern part of the old town, built by the ruler of Acre Zakhar el-Omar in 1750 on the ruins of the fortress of the Monastery of the Hospitallers. Also known is the Al-Jazar mosque, also called the "White Mosque". Also attract the attention of the traveler inns - khans, bazaars and a Turkish bath (hamam Al-Basha).

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 to the tour, you can add a visit to the city of Bethlehem, subject to departure from Jerusalem. 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 on our car with departure from Jerusalem is $ 850 (with the number of up to 6 people in the car), and $ 1050 (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 $ 950, and from 7 to 15 people - $ 1100.
If the tourists have a rented car, the price is $ 450 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 Paul
(License of a certified guide in English from the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel No. 10103)

You can order the tour by e-mail
And also by calling: + 972-545-336-297 (Wats up / Viber / Telegram), (in Israel: 054-5336-297)
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