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№ 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) / № 25. Journey to the Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Megiddo, Beit Shearim, Sepphoris

Excursion № 25.

Journey to Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Megiddo, Beit Shearim, Sepphoris


Individual one-day excursions from Jerusalem and other cities of Israel with Tour guide Pavel Platonov 
National Archaeological Park Beit Shearim
© The Russian Orthodox Pilgrim Center "Russia in Colors" in Jerusalem
© Photo by Pavel Platonov April 16, 2011
 
Megiddo is a hill in the western part of the Jezreel Valley, on the territory of the modern state of Israel, near a modern settlement of the same name. Known due to the Greek word Armageddon (al-Greek Ἁρμαγεδών), which is a transliteration of the Hebrew phrase hag Megiddo (Hebrew הַר מְגִדּוֹ, lit. - "Mount Megiddo").

In ancient times, Megiddo was an important city-state. His excavations number about 26 cultural layers, this indicates that the settlement existed here for a very long time. Megiddo is located near the strategically important passage through the mountain range of Carmel. Today, the Megiddo archaeological complex is protected by the state as a national park and included in the Unesco World Heritage List since 2005.

Beit Shearim (Hebrew בית שערים) is a national archaeological park, located 20 kilometers east of Haifa in the southern part of the foot of the Lower Galilee. Since 2015, included in the list of World Heritage sites of UNESCO. It is a complex with archaeological excavations on the site of an ancient city, known during the II Temple and the necropolis of the II century AD. During the archaeological excavations carried out here, more than 250 tombstones-epitaphs, with inscriptions in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, were discovered.

Sepphoris (other Greek, Σέπφωρις), Zipori (Hebrew צִפּוֹרִי), Diocaesarea (Latin Diocaesaraea, other Greek, Διοκαισάρεια, Saffuria, La Seforie (Old La Sephorie, Le Saforie) The crusaders are the historical capital of the Galilee, located 6 km northwest of Nazareth, currently an archaeological site and a national park in Israel, excavated here since 1931. As a result of the works, a whole residential quarter was discovered and on display, dated from the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century AD On the north side of the hill the Roman theater a synagogue of the 6th century is also excavated in the lower city, a long building of the synagogue (16 by 6.5 m) is divided by a colonnade to the main hall and a side nave.In the center of the mosaic floor is a zodiacal circle, in addition to the names of the signs, there are the names of the months of the Jewish calendar , in the center of the circle of Helios in the form of a solar disk, operating the chariot.The floor also depicts biblical scenes (including Abraham with the angels and the sacrifice of Isaac) and the attributes of worship in the Jerusalem Temple.

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. To cross the border post between Jerusalem and Beit Shean, tourists need to have a passport with them.
 
The price for all participants of the excursion on our car with departure from Jerusalem is $ 500 (with the number of up to 6 people in the car), and $ 750 (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 $ 700, and from 7 to 15 people - $ 950.
 
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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